Cibo Bistro
Cibo Bistro

Cibo Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cibobistro.com/
  • Phone: 7807572426x
  • 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: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Cibo Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (68)special occasion (50)neighborhood gem (48)romantic (37)notable wine list (27)great for lunch (26)good for groups (20)great for outdoor dining (16)hot spot (9)late-night find (7)scenic view (2)great for brunch (2)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great dining on the patio!
    happydiner
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Amazing weather for a patio lunch! Excellent service! Limited menu equals top quality fresh food! Great balance of fresh herbs used with in house prepared pasta. High marks for the sandwich and soup. Look forward to next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    Hiry
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food is always amazing here. The hard part was choosing what we wanted when everything on the menu sounded great, and we left stuffed. Love the arancini!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5 stars all the way!
    Gypsybliss
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Yet another amazing experience. The food is unique, packed with flavour and always a work of art! Service is impeccable, such knowledgable staff. Would recommend for lunch and dinner!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at Cibo
    doni
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We had a wonderful hostess who offered up a selection of appetizers and main dishes. We sampled a variety. The fish was good but the rib eye was tough and a bit too seasoned. The staff replaced one steak with a pasta dish at a surprising no charge! Great ambiance and staff. May be worth trying again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    The atmosphere was nice, controlled and the noise level was kept to a minimum. We ate the Trio de Bruschetta, the pasta special (that was similar to a butter cream sauce with ravioli, ricotta cheese, lobster pieces and white truffle shavings), the bistecca with a side of kale. The portions were generous and the two of us were very satisfied. The only improvement would be the vegetables, that come with the bistecca, and the side of kale. We noticed that the flavours for both portions of the vegetables were on the extreme side (too salty, and too much lemon on the kale). Other than that, we thoroughly enjoyed the place and look forward to another great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • visiting edmonton
    2travelers
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wannabe foodie
    Getaway
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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  • Randy
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    I had the special of the day, which involved tortellini (if I remember correctly) with scallops and lobster. My only complaint was that the portion was rather small. Regardless, it was delicious. I topped it off with Trio di Bruschetta, and for desert had the Cioccolato. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • food fit for foodies!
    fabfoodie
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    authentic, flavourful, beautifully presented, interesting, combined with impeccable service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our appetizer of Polenta fritta with spicy salami was delicious. The desserts were great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodluver
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Coniglio was excellent. Haven't had any since last time in Italy
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CIBO Escape ForRomantics
    nikos
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Three Cheers for Cibo's!
    Kittyhawk
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Golfer1
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Enjoyed it very much. Our group loved the food quality, variety and plating. Service and atmosphere were very very good. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well deserved praise!
    AB1stSomm
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overpriced
    Punchy
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was good but not worth the price. There are much better restaurants in Edmonton at this price point.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • dwkosh
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous anniversary dinner!
    kashton
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good anniversary dinner
    DrDoctor
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a hit
    TwinTurbo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • judithVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very pleasant experience!
    decharc
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Delicious food! An English translation would have been nice, but the Italian added a romantic touch to the menu
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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  • Best Italian in Edmonton
    ThirstyForMoreVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The fried polenta is spectacular! ...a Most impressive wine list, and they create magic with lobster! Our only complaint is that they DO NOT take AMEX cards.
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  • Best food in Edmonton
    mugdertz
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Extremely slow service - one server for the whole restaurant - albeit small and crowded. Food was ok but not worth what we paid.
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  • Good, just a tad salty
    slo722
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
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  • Wonderful food and wine
    FoodMom38VIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great evening out
    luvfood
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timers
    luv2eat
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nikos
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Reasonable for lunch. Good choices. Waiter friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CGray89
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two Saturdays in a row
    GigglesVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This bistro has become one of our favourite restaurants. Everything was excellent from the servers, food and wine!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Amazing as always, it's the best Italian hands down in edmonton, very underrated!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pastas
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply Amazing
    Finedining
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy to return
    TwinTurbo
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Cibo was a pleasant surprise!
    robandlb
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.