We recently went down to Hernando to visit Josh Belenchia’s new venture, Buon Cibo. Short story: “buon cibo” means “good food” in Italian, and Buon Cibo means “worth the drive” in Mississippi.
The business model is simple, customers order sandwiches, salads, pizzas, soups, and drinks at the main counter, then the servers deliver your food to your table. The simple stops when the food arrives because of Josh’s ingredients.
The Cuban is nice and traditional, served with a goodly amount of pickle. Dexter would be pleased.
The Reuben features thick slices of housemade corned beef. Oh my. I can confidently say this is the best Reuben I have ever had.
The Jackson (Mississippi, not Kramer (I think.)) pizza is also a winner. Applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, and sweet potatoes are an unexpected but excellent combination.
Josh not only puts local on the plate, he sends it home with you as well. He supports local vendors with his pantry. Diners can go home with McCarter coffee, Delta Grind grits, Groovy Foods granola and more.
Almost as good as a hearty meal is a hearty laugh. Josh takes care of that all while defending the South.
The humor reaches each table with Buon Cibo’s collection of salt and pepper shakers shaking things up.
If you knew Hernando back in the day, you’ll barely recognize it now. If you’ve never been, well, you won’t know any different. Either way, head down and check out Buon Cibo
Highland Court Shopping Center
2631 McIngvale Road
Hernando, Mississippi 38632
Tuesday – Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm