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Cibo Bistro
Cibo Bistro

Cibo Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cibobistro.com/
  • Phone: (780) 757-2426
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday-Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm
    Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Rosario Caputo
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Tucked away off 104th Ave in Oliver Village picture a garden side patio, and a Bistro adorned with candle lit tables, modern pieces and finished off with old world touches. The 54 seat modern Italian Bistro is perfect for a romantic night out, an intimate evening with friends or a large gathering of family and co-workers. 5 course tasting menus paired with wine are available with reservation. Private bookings are also available for large corporate functions & private parties.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Special events and dinners are hosted at Cibo Bistro throughout the year. We've been known to bring in wine makers from Italy or host a fun event taking you on a mini trip to Italy for the night. Follow us on twitter @cibobistroedm or like us on Facebook to stay in the know of our upcoming events.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 104 Ave & 112 Street
  • Public Transit: #2, (#112 - #111 weekdays)

    One Block walk from Grant Macewan College Bus Hub
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Cibo Bistro is located in Oliver Village which provides a full size FREE public parking lot. Cibo Bistro's front door faces the garden area, so park where ever you like and walk on over.
A word from Cibo Bistro
“Cibo" (pronounced CHEE-bo) means food in Italian, and that’s what this Italian Bistro is all about. We like to keep the menu simple, tasty, and focused, using fresh local ingredients. Cure our own meats, make our own cheese and hand roll our pasta. We try to make almost everything in house with a menu that changes seasonally.

Patio season! Due to the constant changing weather in Edmonton, Cibo Bistro offers their patio on a "first-come, first- serve" basis, so reservations for the patio are not accepted. However, we do promise we'll try our best to accommodate you if you wish to dine outside.

Due to the popularity of our weekends, parties of 4 or less are requested to limit their stay to 2 hours in courtesy of reservations booked after them, thank you in advance.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Considered one of the top 5 restaurants in Edmonton, Cibo Bistro is a place we would definitely return to for another excellent meal. Wait staff is knowledgeable and pleasant, space is light filled and not over crowded and, best of all, the food is fresh and well prepared."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "Overall the experience was okay. We had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful meal at another Italian Restaurant downtown and are perhaps a little spoiled. I think the comments about Cibo Bistro that were share by other guests shortly after the restaurant opened are still valid. The service was okay, but not what we were expecting, a little underwhelmed. Chef never once came out of the kitchen doorway to visit with his guests. The waitress explained the menu and briefly the food, but was mostly not around or looking after us. This is not to complain about her as she was polite, just that after the other restaurant we were expecting a little more service as the food was also more costly at Cibo. Overall the experience was okay, just not great"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Our appetizer of Polenta fritta with spicy salami was delicious. The desserts were great too."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "The food was great especially the steak and potatoes fried in duck fat. The tables are a little small by Edmonton standards. Love that they promote sharing dishes."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Coniglio was excellent. Haven't had any since last time in Italy"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "The halibut was superberb along with the argula. The kale needed seasoning. Portions continue to be small and should include vegetables taking the price into account. The menu appears to be limited but quality remains high."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "My husband & I went to Cibo's on Tuesday, Aug. 5 as part of our silver anniversary celebration. When I made the reservation, I mentioned that this was our 25th & requested a quiet spot if possible. Cibo's delivered! Not only were we placed in a quiet corner, we were greeted with glasses of Prosecco on the house & treated like VIPs throughout the evening. Nina, our server was amazing - friendly, efficient, & knowledgeable - & Lisa, the manager, was also friendly, chatting a bit after bringing our coffees. And the food! What can I say? Everything was deeeeelish! Cibo's certainly helped us celebrate our milestone anniversary in a most excellent, enjoyable way."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Enjoyed it very much. Our group loved the food quality, variety and plating. Service and atmosphere were very very good. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Went for my wife's birthday dinner. Easy to book with OpenTable. Rosario is a good friend and it's always a pleasure to visit Cibo. We started with a assortment of appetizers from arancini, trio bruschetta, polenta fritta. We then shared some pasta dishes as we all wanted to fully enjoy our main dish. My duck was not only well presented but so tasty (it is always a treat to taste a properly cooked duck). We finished with some delicious zeppole(limoncello and mascarpone doughnuts) and some special cannoli. As per usual the service was great and professional not only at our table but throughout the evening at all tables. Well recommended for any occasions! This reviewer gives Cibo top marks!"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "The food was good but not worth the price. There are much better restaurants in Edmonton at this price point."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "This was the first time we dined at Cibo Bistro and cannot wait to return. The food was fresh and fantastic. The staff friendly and knowledgeable. Great value for the money. If you like rustic, simple Italian food, what are you waiting for?"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Menu is relatively small but everything is absolutely amazing! Our server made great recommendations and was very knowledgeable. We sat on the patio and it was very quiet, even with 4 other tables around us. We can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Small intimate restaurant. Started us with free sparkling wine for our anniversary. Pasta and meat entrees were quite good. Panna cotta desert was poor but the chocolate hazelnut tart was excellent."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "I went with three colleagues for a Friday summer lunch. It was a great treat. Food and service consistently outstanding. I love their lunch menu because it is such a good value for the quality of the food."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "this is the third time we have been here and while the patio is wonderful, the prices are a bit high for the quality of the food. my dinner was adequate at best"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This was our first time at Cibo Bistro and we could not have picked a better day! We sat on the patio and enjoy our diner in the sun. The area was very quiet and confortable. The waitresses were friendly and professional. We sure will return and try some more dishes!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Delicious food! An English translation would have been nice, but the Italian added a romantic touch to the menu"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We love Cibo. We discovered it soon after they opened a couple of years ago and it just keeps getting better. It's our go to spot for special occasions, romantic dinners, out of town visitors or just when we want to treat ourselves. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Extremely slow service - one server for the whole restaurant - albeit small and crowded. Food was ok but not worth what we paid."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "overall it was great, pretty authentic. Wait for the pasta was ok, but it took a little longer for the main dish to come out. Both pasta and the main dish were a tad too salty, it would be perfect if they will use a little less salt. I will definatly give it another try."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "I was very disappointed. My friend and I had 3 appetizer dishes that we shared. Each was quite bland and the pasta reminded us of the Olivieri pasta we could buy at Safeway. Will be sticking to Corso 32 for my Italian food fixes."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I am so glad to have discovered this restaurant. The dinners are superb and the menu and specials change often. We have found that the best way to enjoy all this restaurant has to offer is to share everything, from appetizers, pastas, mains and side dishes. The pastas are extremely flavourful, but smaller in size than a main. Staff are friendly and knowledgable about the food and the wine list. My favourite appetizer is the polenta fries - decadent and delicious."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The service took awhile to get started but once started was good. All the dishes at our table, the rabbit, steak and halibut were most enjoyable although the rabbit was a bit dry and we all found the main dishes to be a bit salty. The Trio appetizer was excellent. The lemoncello doughnuts were a light and sinful way to end the evening. Overall we enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "From the minute we stepped into the restaurant, the aroma from the kitchen told me the food would be delicious. Our server was very knowledgeable and courteous. We decided on the Aranchini and Bruschetta to share. From the first taste of the bruschetta (with the quail egg) I was lost in the deliciousness of it. My dining companion loved the aranchini, just enough mint and the sweet peas popped with freshness. We shared the oxtail pasta and the wild boar sausage pasta. The fresh pasta was very toothsome and the ragus meaty and very rich. We also shared the chocolate tart. Plates are very generous and well priced. The restaurant is small, but spacious at the same time. So good! You have to go and eat at Cibo Bistro!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Reasonable for lunch. Good choices. Waiter friendly."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "My husband and I went here for our anniversary and the food and service was all amazing. We will definitely be returning. Portions were great, and the duck was to die for! Oh, and those meatballs!"
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This bistro has become one of our favourite restaurants. Everything was excellent from the servers, food and wine!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Amazing as always, it's the best Italian hands down in edmonton, very underrated!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The pastas here never fail to impress. Always flavorful. The arancini are also amazing, though I would love if you could order them in a half order. Seven arancini is too much for two people which makes it difficult to try out the other delicious appetizers!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Usually don't write reviews but made an exception for Cibo Bistro! Service was right on the money, food was absolutely amazing and the atmosphere was just right for our evening out. Exceptional place to go for a great meal."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "I am always pleased to have the opportunity to introduce Cibo Bistro to a friend or colleague. I sing their praises so most of my circle is aware of them, but every once in a while I come across someone who hasn't yet had the pleasure. Everyone I take here is impressed by the quality of the food, the great value, the generous portions and the sheer 'wow factor' of the presentation. Always happy to return to Cibo! TT"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Service was great and friendly. The food was the showcase! I can say we shall return for sure. We highly recommend it for true foodies."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Cibo has a good variety of foods. The drinks are more limited to beer and cocktails but it's a decent selection. The duck fat potatoes worked well with the Halibut. Nothing was too sweet or too salty. Freshness is above average and the price is right at the edge of what it should be. This place is good for groups, dates or on your own. After the collapse of the good Bistro Saisons I hope this place will last. Recommended."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We didn't get the meal we ordered (pasta with lamb) and the pasta that we did get was not very good. They acknowledged they made a mistake and did not charge us. However, I will not return, as the food that was served was poor. The waitress was pleasant and apologetic, but what was suppose to be a special lunch was definitely spoiled. There are much better Italian restaurants in Edmonton."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "My husband and I loved it, our server was very knowledgable and have us excellent service. Good was delish, we had the bruschetta, the pasta with oxtail (can't remember the name if the type of pasta) and the amazing doughnuts for dessert."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Invited an important client and his wife out for dinner. She did not want a "fancy" place, likes Italian, and does enjoy good food. Cibo delivered on all three. Great Italian food, surperb service, very nice decor but does not try too hard. Highly recommend to foodies as the menu is very good and not your spaghetti and meatballs fare"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "So after having their arancini appetizer in the top of The Tomato's list for things to eat in Edmonton, Chef Rosario changed it up to a lighter, summer version with sweet peas & mint - and it was even better than the award winning version. I absolutely loved this starter, and the fare that followed was up to the challenge of being as good as the appie. The insalata was fresh, crisp and tasty (according to my table-mate), and my Garganelli w/ wild boar was close to perfection for a pasta dish. The garganelli pasta was just the right al dente cook, and the sauce was a wonderful blend of wild boar with savoury notes, including fennel, that were well integrated and just simply delicious. The wine list is crazy good; we chose the COS Cerasuolo!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had the ricotta cakes to start, followed by the gnocchi and ramps special, finishing with the chocolate hazelnut tart for dessert. Everything was rich and delicious without being too heavy. The flavours were sublime and the ingredients were really fresh. Wonderful meal and we will definitely be going back to try other menu items. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Buona Sera! The Menu at Cibo is exceptional - Italian authentic, tasty, and generously delicious. Cocktails are creative, and the service is truly excellent. A quiet, bright spot, for a fine dining experience. The only negative for us is that they do not take AMEX cards (for those in the know on premium card benefits, this is a big decision factor on where you dine and spend your $5K+ a month in entertainment dollars), and the only reason we probably will not return."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Excellent food, service and atmosphere. Lunch is very good value. Music is not great, but at least it's not loud. No Open Table points. "
    Dined on 5/21/2014