Cibo
Cibo

Cibo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cibocalgary.com/
  • Phone: 4039844755x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm,
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:00am - 2:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Glen Manzer
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 9th and 10th Street SW
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cibo
Welcome to Cibo. Located in the heart of 17th Avenue SW, we offer the best flavor-driven casual Italian food in Calgary. Join us for a full meal, or stop in for a quick snack and a glass of wine. Either way, we won’t disappoint you.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Cibo reviews from OpenTable diners
270 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (173)fit for foodies (153)neighborhood gem (117)great for lunch (109)great for outdoor dining (103)hot spot (91)special occasion (80)late-night find (50)kid-friendly (48)romantic (42)great for brunch (35)notable wine list (24)vibrant bar scene (23)scenic view (3)Show More
  • Too noisy
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Because cibo always has so many group bookings I find the ambiance always suffers because of the loud groups. This time around I was also disappointed in the pizza, very bland. If my last visit happened to be my first, I might not come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Cibo was great. The drinks are probably the least expensive ones I have ever enjoyed on 17th avenue. Our server was friendly and attentive. Definitely worth another visit. My only issue was that it was very loud, it would be great for a group but not so much a business lunch or date unless you dine during non peak times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The lunch trio for $15 was great. Salad, side and main. Great food and value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum.
    LThomp
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food is always delicious. Waitress was excellent and very friendly. That Bruschetta is to die for!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was a mainstay
    LadyJVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We used to come here often, as it typically can accommodate last minute reservations and is good for larger groups. The food has typically been consistently good, however this time around I was slightly disappointed in our selection. The pizza we had selected was my least favorite of the bunch. It seemed to have been put together last minute with reckless abandon. Too sloppy for my liking and difficult to chew because of the large pieces of prosciutto - perhaps more smaller pieces instead of four large pieces. Charging $3 per bucket for crostinis seems excessive considering there isn't even enough for the selection of scodellinas. The service was very good, other than that not a fantastic experience, but I will return for a redo.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Snugglehippo
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Great place for a group to share a bunch of dishes. Really really good gnocchi
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great appetizers.Mains were lacking
    JackieC
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The appies were fantastic, especially for our large group. The mains were not so good for half of us. My niece said her pasta had no taste (it didn't). The pappardelle that 2 of us ordered had rubbery lamb and uncooked boar bacon. It's awful to bite into a piece of uncooked bacon fat. Unfortunately it wasn't birthday dinner & I couldn't eat my meal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Italian!
    yeejul
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    As always, Cibo is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is always excellent! Both tapas, pasta and pizza.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun place!
    snowcookies
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I usually love the food here. Ordered the linguine, but it was okay. Overkill with the capers. Service was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner - group
    Cary
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Good food, drink and fun. Excellent waitress - Erin.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    MCanadaVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I love the atmosphere in this restaurant. Food is always fresh and tasty. Our server seemed a little too relaxed though. Overall really good.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch spot
    BradleyD
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A great place to grab lunch. It was a great experience on the patio. Very quiet, great price and phenomenal food. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent food
    HistoryGirl
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Decent food, flavours could be a bit better balanced but overall not bad. The place is a too loud to have any kind of conversation though - there should have been some thought to sound absorbing materials when it was being built.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really Loud this time
    HLDinYYC
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Love the food and the wait staff is fantastic. this time, it was almost impossible to get through the bar crowd to our table. the level of noise was not something I was happy with - would be great on the weekend, but for a quiet dinner with a friend ? Too much noise. My friend and I had to scream at each other to have a conversation. Notably, a) it was a Tuesday night, and b) the dining room wasn't full - open tables all around us and yet we still had to yell. We usually stay for a long time, have some (great) coffee and (yummy) desserts, but this visit was cut short due to noise levels
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night!
    RhonaVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The service was exceptional and the food delicious. We were disappointed to not be sat on the patio, especially with a reservation made a week before. The energy of the restaurant is vibrant but can get exceedingly loud.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food was fantastic as was the service and decor but the noise level was so loud that you could not carry on a conversation at your table without shouting at each other. It was as loud as a lively bar which I found too noisy to enjoy dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, loud dining room
    Kbot
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was good, with lots of small plates to choose from for sharing. Our waiter pointed out that they pride themselves on the quality of their food, and it was indeed delicious and well presented. The restaurant itself gets very noisy - especially when the music is turned up so it can be heard over the diners. If you're looking for an intimate meal where you can carry on a conversation, this is probably not the best place to go. But if you enjoy a lively environment and a menu of tasty food that's perfect for sharing, Cibo is a good bet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was great servive was great
    kane
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    It was my girlfriends birthday and she had been craving rissotto and asked around where would be a great place for rissotto and her son recommended Cibo's on 17 th, well we were not dissapointed the food was great !! I recommend this restaurant to anybody how likes italian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Will return!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Great food and great atmosphere, couldn't have asked for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Server and food
    Great
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I loved our server. It was my birthday and she was great. She was personable and funny. I liked that she joked around with us. It made the experience way better. The food was also amazing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great appies
    Newbie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Variety of appetizers made for sharing, endless supply of crustinis was provided
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Popular
    CayCay
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Restauarant was busy on a holiday Monday for dinner. Interior was very loud - I had trouble hearing my dining companions, and had to raise my voice for them to hear me. Service was OK - there were times when we were clearly ready for service (i.e. water glasses empty, plates ready to be cleared) and it was several minutes before the waiter returned to attend to us. The chicken I had was lovely, but the panzanella salad was strange - I assumed that there would be enough dressing to add some moisture/ flavour to the bread, but there was almost no dressing, and so all I got was chunks of dry, unseasoned bread in my salad.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and amazing staff
    Luniana
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    I am always blown away by the amazing wait staff at Cibo. They take amazingly good care of you and are genuinely happy to be working and sharing everything with you. As always, dinner was amazing, I completely recommend the risotto!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Weekend brunch
    Pieces
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I was very pleased with my most recent visit to Cibo. I've been a number of times for dinner inside the restaurant, but this time went for a weekend brunch on the patio. The food was great and the patio is so nice. Hard to believe you're on 17th... It's nice and secluded with a nice garden feel.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Choice Excellent
    Fabio
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Wonderful place to go to. My wife and I absolutely love the food, we will always come back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun with BFF
    Fred
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Had a great night with my BFF - we had some great drinks and lots of yummy appetizers! Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome as always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Service was fantastic, food was perfect. Love this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Swool
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Used to love going here but last couple times have been so dissapponting. Our server took down two seperate orders before returning each time 10 min later to say they did not have it. The last time we went our server forgot one of the items we ordered and then was not attentive at all during the time we were there. Horrible service with no compensation which is too bad because the first time I went was great. Probably will never be back!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner for 2 was perfect
    Steaklovers
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Tuesday night was cheap drink night! Who knew?! This was my fourth time at Cibo but this time I took my boyfriend for his birthday. I love Cibo because it's perfect with lots of friends because you can share everything. This time was a bit different with just the two of us but I had him instantly hooked with the lamb meat balls and a variety of other snackables. We finished with gnocchi which is my other fave dish, and his now too. Thank you for another wonderful experience and I can't wait till our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent service
    MLW08
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our waiter was the most plesent person we've ever had! The food was spectacular as always... One of our go to places for a quick dinner out
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Summer Treasure
    happydiner
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Love Cibo! It's our 'go-to' place. Staff is consistently friendly and helpful and the food is always delicious. I love introducing friends and family to Cibo. During the summer, the patio is a lovely place to be! Soak up the sun surrounded by fresh herbs and flowers and happy dining companions. Oh and have a cocktail. They're fabulous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience at Cibo!
    Dinnersfor2
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My husband and I made reservations for an early Saturday evening meal at Cibo, and managed to get a table on their lovely patio. The patio was rustic and well covered by umbrellas with great privacy (but not so much the noise) from the bustle of 17 ave. We were impressed with our service, the food and the price of our meal. We shared an appy, lamb meatballs, highly recommend, and I had the ravioli, which was delicious! My husband enjoyed the pappardelle but thinks the next tme he would opt for a meat dish. We also shared a tiramisu that was light and delicious. All of this and a bottle of wine for just under a hundred dollars impressed us and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Terrible service. Table 8. Maybe the automatic gratuity prompted our server to think things such as clearing plates and offering coffee or dessert were unnecessary.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yum
    YummilyScrumptious
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food, good wine. Love the scodellina & the spicy meatball pizza was delicioso! Great ambiance as well, since we sat on their patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Norash
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Very good value for the money. Relaxing and fun atmosphere. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Qman
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Had team lunch for 6, service was efficient, portions appropriate. Sat on the beautiful patio and felt like we were in Tuscany! We were done in an hour, even after having desert. An excellent outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was overly oily. Slow service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The chef, or chefs, need to cut back on the oil a bit. Though the oil quality was high, there was too much of it. The bottom of the bowl had a small pool of oil left over at the end of the meal. The service was glacial even though the restaurant was about half full. The actual food (notwithstanding the oil) was very well-prepared and seasoned with an expert hand. Because of this, I'd give Cibo 6 out o 10 stars, but it could jump up with just minor changes. So close.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Just a great place to catch up with a dear friend over wonderful food and great wine. Fantastic service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Patio paradise
    Veeds
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We felt worlds away from the noise and exhaust fumes of 17th Avenue while dining on the Cibo patio. I had friends in from the coast and they were duly impressed with the environment, food, service and selection. This was my first patio seating there but it was worth the wait and I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great attitude and feel
    petey22
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    This was my second visit to Cibo, again, I was greeted by happy and helpful staff. We were helped promptly with drinks and food orders. food was served quickly. water was filled before our glasses were empty, Its nice not having to flag down busy staff to get water. The food was delicious. however, The pizza I had the first time visiting was so amazing I had a hard time not regretting having pizza again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.