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
240 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.3
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (159)fit for foodies (138)neighborhood gem (110)great for lunch (98)great for outdoor dining (93)hot spot (86)special occasion (70)late-night find (42)kid-friendly (38)romantic (36)great for brunch (28)notable wine list (22)vibrant bar scene (19)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Fun Time
    Fexar
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Took some family here and enjoyed our dinner. The food and ambiance was great, although it always tends to be on the threshold of too noisy. The food is always fantastic, though, and the service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Bday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We had a big group for my girlfriend's bday dinner and CIBO was the perfect spot to celebrate. It was casual, the food was great, service was friendly and fast. Our waiter Roland was great at choosing items from the menu for us to try and the fantastic food just kept coming. The value was outstanding too. Overall a great night and I would definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun and unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I brought a girl here last week and we had a fantastic time. The food was great, and I'll definitely be back. We got to try a few things we've never had before and the server was friendly. Two thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 30th Birthday Party
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Cibo was the perfect spot for our group of 10. They even put us in our own private room without me asking when I made the reservation. The atmosphere was superb. The service was great, the only small hiccup was that she brought dessert menus for all of us and forgot that we had a suprise cake in their kitchen, so I had to remind her in front of the birthday girl. Food was good, but not amazing. Overall we had a great evening and it was perfect for what we were looking for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • You can not go wrong
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Words can't even describe how awesome this place was. Everything from the first impression you got from walking in to the meal. Will definitely make the trip from Edmonton to go back again soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    Barbybender
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Cibo was fantastic! Great atmosphere, great menu/food/wine/beverage choices, great service! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone(strangers included)!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok food
    Janey
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    The food was ok . However we had great service the waiter was great very attentive
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Cibo delivers
    GuyH
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Each time I visit Cibo it meets or exceeds my expectations. Service is excellent, menu is interesting and great for sharing. Wine list is OK with reasonable 'by the glass' pricing. Overall a good lunchtime spot with a good vibe.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My ears hurt
    MickVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Upstairs is much too loud for either a business dinner or a date. Acoustic design is terrible. Shouting and leaning over the table to hear what's being said is just stupid!!! Been there 10-12 times. I'm done.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I ordered the Chitarra and it was just mediocre taste. I only have 2 small scallops, lots of olive, tons of anchovy and capers. I love the ingredients but it was not distributed properly. The anchovies over powered the taste.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of my faves
    indecisiveeater
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Cibo's Boar Bacon pizza is one of the best pizzas I've ever had & I would humbly classify myself as a pizza connoisseur. Great environment up or downstairs. You can't beat their price of $5 pizzas at Happy Hour M-F either.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just ok
    m401
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food wasn't terrible but it wasn't amazing. My expectations may have been too high but the polenta fries weren't crisp. All the hot appetizers I ordered came warm to cool. The pork ribs were ok but not great. My beet salad was small and not overly fresh. Our waitress was really nice but she seemed busy. She forgot my wine and definitely made up for it by giving me a free glass. There are some way better restaurants in the area. Maybe it was just an off night because I've heard lots of things about Cibo. I won't be rushing back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • poor service today
    Momof2
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Waited 30 mins for our order to be taken despite restaurant being empty, and no check in to even ask what our drink order was going to be. Very different from my last lunch experience here. Food was good though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Dinner
    eatingyeg
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Visited on Labour Day with as a group of 5 from Edmonton, and we were treated exceptionally well. Pleasant room, but your focus will be on the plates in front of you. Did the tasting menu; excellent value and diversity of dishes. Come here, have a cocktail, order some wine, get some food. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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