By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 24, 2020 at 3:35 PM

When Peter Dietrich and Derek Nackers bought Divino Wine and Dine, 2315 N. Murray Ave., in January, they had hoped to reopen the place as Tavolino by this month.

Of course, world events have conspired to put an end to that idea, but the two haven’t given up on Tavolino and beginning today, they’re partnering with Izzy Hops Swig & Nosh on a Tavolino carry-out pop-up to introduce a small part of the Tavolino menu.

"Our plan is to ride this out as best we can and when we get the all clear, we're planning to open with a vengeance," Dietrich says.

Dietrich adds they’re making the items listed below available for carry-out through Izzy Hops, which is located next door to the future Tavolino, Tuesday-Sunday, 4-8 p.m.

In a stretch of seemingly endless bad news for restaurants, this feels like a ray of hope for the future.

Call (414) 249-4489 to place an order, for curbside pick-up only.

Polpetta: Meatball (3) + Marinara + Ricotta, $10

Verdura: Grilled Radicchio & Fennel + Red Onion + Tomato + Blood Orange + Red Wine Vinaigrette, $10

Bolognese: Meat Sauce + Rigatoni, $17
Ragu di Funghi: Mushroom Ragu + Rigatoni, $14
Ragu di Maiale: Braised Pork Shoulder + Rigatoni, $17
Classico: Marinara + Spaghetti, $12. Add two meatballs, $5

Tavolino e Fuoco 12-inch pizza: Pepperoni + Giardiniera + Pineapple + Cream Cheese + Calabrian Chili Oil, $15
BYO Pizza hand-tossed 12-inch cheese pizza, $12. Add Sausage, Pepperoni, Meatball, Grilled Chicken, $2.50. Add Mushrooms, Onion, Green Peppers, $2

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.