Cibo
Cibo

Cibo

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://cibocalgary.com/
  • Phone: (403) 984-4755
  • 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
215 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (144)fit for foodies (124)hot spot (85)neighborhood gem (82)great for lunch (69)special occasion (61)great for outdoor dining (51)late-night find (38)kid-friendly (37)romantic (33)notable wine list (24)vibrant bar scene (23)great for brunch (12)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Miss the scodilina. Fewer options for vegetarians.
    funfoodieVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    I've been a Cibo fan since it opened, but will visit less now because of recent changes to the menu. Always ordered the scodilina options, some of which have been kept (albeit in altered form), but now these are bigger plates, so the fun of sharing small bites is gone. This alone seriously impacts my desire to go back so frequently! When I also think that the menu has fewer vegetarian options, it pretty much seals the deal for me. Who decided to add meat to those awesome golden beets with hazelnuts? Sheesh.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CANT HEAR YOURSELF THINK
    Barbie46
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Way too noisy! Tables too small to accommodate their concept of "sharing". Would not recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We'd been to Cibo before, and were so looking forward to the experience again. Tho it wasn't busy the noise level was excessive. The menu seemed sparse ...we were there for Sunday brunch and no brunch items available at all on this visit. The service was good but overall experience was pretty disappointing!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • girlsover50
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great spot for younger crowd! Was to noisy for conversation!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little disappointed
    danickers
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I've been to Cibo a couple of times and it's great if you're there for the pizza and what used to be their trio appetizer *that they've since taken off the menu, sigh*. However, we decided to branch out and have the gnocchi, beets and prosciutto wrapped dates. While we'd wanted to beets first, all the plates came at once and the presentation was very similar for all the dishes, with a bed of arugula and no distinction between flavours, everything being piled one on top of the other. There seems to be nothing distinctive about Cibo that sets it apart or even in the same category as others on 17th Ave. My boyfriend loves this place, so we'll be back, but I personally think it's hyped for no other reason than people like to go to be seen.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great visit and new menu!
    FlowerdrumsongVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Had a chat with the GM about their new menu and tried some of their new creations and it was good! The beets were wonderful as well as the arancini and the usual staple - wild boar pizza. The gnocchi was ok - not our very favourite but it was not hideous or anything. They expanded their grill and rotisserie menu and that is fabulous. Maybe next time we will try more from there and see how it fares. Thanks for the wonderful service as well!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not impressed
    homecook
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    food was overpriced, i love arugala, but they use it as a filler for everyrhing. very disppointed with 2 of the 4 appies we got, they were not only bland but were spread out on a large plate to look bigger, but really nothing to them but a bunch of arugala. server did only one food check back on the first 2 items that were good. she didnt check back on the second 2 items, which were a joke as far as im concerned. Server was obviously not impressed with my smaller than normal tip (i used to serve and therefore usually tip very well) and didn't thank me when I paid. Would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fun & Inviting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Cibo had a warm and laid-back atmosphere but still has the energy for a weekend hotspot. OUr service was exceptional, the wait staff knew the menu to science even though it had only been out for a week. We relied on our main server for recommendations and she picked out some tasty sharing plates. I would definitely recommend this spot and my out-of-town guest wants to dine at Cibo on her next visit :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service awesome!
    SurprisedVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Our server was unbelievably good and funny! It makes an experience. We took one of our staff for lunch for her birthday. Everyone loved their lunch. $15 deal for three items was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow service
    lecviz
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    The food took too long to arrive. The kitchen and service seemed overwhelmed by the number of orders.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We can't wait to go back
    1Familyguy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The new menu is fantastic. There are still some of the originals wild boar bacon pizza, lamb meat balls. A must try freshly made ravioli, seafood pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TCS29
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I have been to Cibo many times, and I have always enjoyed the food, but last week they changed their menu, and I much prefer the old menu. When Cibo first opened, it advertised that it was a family italian restaurant, and there was great simple choices on the menu, and now the new menu seems to portray a new image that Cibo is trying pull off - an overpriced, pretentious restaurant. Frogs legs, most of the pizza choices are gone, and they got rid of the appetizers that were such a huge hit - the different selection of dips with crackers. I am really disappointed with the new menu, and I don't think I will return to Cibo because of that.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but small portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I do have to say that the food was great. But recently cibo changed their menu and it feels like all that has happened is they have decreased their portion sizes and increased their prices. It used to be a good place to go for affordable good food but after this weekend i dont think thats the case. The portion sizes in the Gnocchi was so small that my husband ordered a second meal of spagetti. Overall everything we had was good, but were really disappointed in how they are now increasing their prices and giving more of a "gourmet" sized dish
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TadGW
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    A good pizzeria that tries a little too hard to be inventive with the other dishes and doesn't quite succeed. But the pizza is very good and the wine list is focussed but not bad. The large, 2 storey, brick-walled, space is very noisy which gives privacy to whatever you talk about at your table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great ambiance and food
    Guille
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    We went with a group and enjoyed the decoration, food and overall experience. The portions were good for sharing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch!
    KarineMoulin
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    What a great lunch at Cibo. The service was outstanding and food, as always, was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Poor service and overcooked pasta. Our waiter basically never came back after someone else brought our main dishes. Water bottle (tap water) brought to table was not very clean. decent flavours in the dishes, but our pasta main course had the pasta way too overcooked. Overall, pretty disappointing.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great $15 lunch! Huge Kids Pizza
    Jules
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Cibo was great. Our waiter was excellent. The kids pizza was massive! I had the boar bacon pizza as part of my $15 lunch combo and it was very good. Tiramisu was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!
    Live2EatEat2Live
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The food was amazing! Upon arival I was a little underwhelmed. But the service and the food made up for that!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Ndawson
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Thrilled with the food and service! Great location and lovely ambience. Great wine and beer, but a bit expensive considering only two of our table ordered mains, the rest shared appies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noise level too loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Finding it increasingly hard to have an easy conversation upstairs. I find it's a strain to hear anyone but myself.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good Time
    Downtown
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    made reservation here for our family to celebrate our daughters 15 bday and made a request to sit upstairs and also to arrange a surprise desert and both were taken care of. Service was great and food was too good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Good company
    iwashere
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Enjoyed a friend's birthday dinner. Server was great at recommending food and choosing between meals. Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sunday lunch
    PiecesVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Cibo is always a nice place to go with a big group. We were celebrating a successful day of wedding dress shopping and were able to get in very quickly. The service was great and it's always nice to share a few pizzas and the tasty gnocchi. Only downside was sitting on the main floor back by the washrooms-- the patio and upstairs are much nicer, though I realize it was probably for ease to have us closer to the kitchen on a quiet day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Seated at separate tables
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    I had made a reservation to meet a friend for lunch. We arrived about 5 minutes apart from each other, each stated the name the reservation was under and we were each seated on different floors of the restaurant. We waited over half an hour, alone at a table each by ourselves until my friend decided to look upstairs. The food was good but wasting over half an hour was not worth it. I won't be going back again.
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  • Mediocre Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Went for brunch last weekend because we didn't want to line up at a more popular spot. Food wasn't good. Got the mushroom frittata which was oily, and portions were small. My girlfriend's hash was poorly composed. Presentation was good though. The coffee was acidic and $3.50! Wouldn't go back for brunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelming
    BecauseFood
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This was my first visit to Cibo and from things I'd heard my expectations were high. There was nothing wrong with the food/drinks/service but also nothing really exceptional to set them apart from the plethora of other dining options in the area. I didn't leave dissatisfied, but neither did I leave with any reason to ever go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome!
    food4thought
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Cibo has a great ambiance. The food and service overall is outstanding! I believe that Cibo is my favourite resturant :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was not good
    Tina
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Waited at least half an hour from sitting down with the menu closed for the server to even acknowledge us. After we got our food, he never came back to check on us and we had empty glasses our whole meal. This is my second time there and I am let down. Will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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  • Fun atmosphere
    MissJdawg
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I love the look of CIBO. I think that is why I love coming so often. The servers and bartenders are extremely friendly and helpful. I was there the other night with a group of 4 and we asked to move tables after we were seated because we wanted a booth. They immediately checked out if there was a reservation and when there wasn't moved us all there! They have interesting drinks and food and I really like the $5 drinks on Tuesday and the $5 pizza!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sonic3D
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Very good, though the food was not quite what the menu indicated.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodSnobb
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Good and inexpensive food. A little loud as the tables are very close together. They usually have a good selection of desserts, which is why I go there.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Favorite lunch Spot
    AnnieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Wonderful as always! Disappointed that their 3 course lunch was not available on Saturday and that the dishes could not be divided in the kitchen. The salad we ordered could have easily been divided in the kitchen without losing its appeal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    seating was prompt, table was nice. The restaurant was very loud, but we made do. they suggest a tapas style meal, which fits with the menu. definitely try the mushroom pizza!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Quick delicious lunch
    KateG
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    cibo has mastered the lunch rush! $15 dollars for a well thought out, delicious combo of all of your favs! I had the pleasure of taking my parents and brother here for a quick lunch get together and they were just thrilled. Service was amazing, food (and wine) spot on, they even enjoyed the music playing! Wasn't too loud just vibrant enough to set a fun tone and create a lasting memory (who knew lunch could be fun on a Tuesday)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch special
    Veeds
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    This is the third time I've been in to take advantage of the special and it has been great every time. Unlike some other places that offer "trough deals", Cibo builds to order and offers a decent range of options within the fixed price point. The space is large enough that you can get away from noise if need be and the patio is a really fantastic, intimate spot that makes you forgot a busy thoroughfare is only feet away.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cibo is one of my go-to spots!
    anonymous
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I've taken people there for lunch, which is really nice and easy with the $15 lunch board selections! Love the appetizers at dinner. I've had dinner salads which are good but too much of the same flavour.... Our last dinner there was great until some exceedingly loud young women sat at a nearby table, making conversation at our table impossible. By then we'd already started our main course so didn't ask to be moved. Saturday night was very much noisier than other times I've been there, so won't go back on a Saturday night.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Service, very loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Bar tenders couldn't find the wine we ordered. Then when they finally found it about 45mins later, the waitress spilled about a quarter of the wine on the table, so we paid for wine that we hardly even got. One guest ordered a pizza and they brought out the wrong kind and had to wait 15mins for the proper one. But yet they didn't even offer something free not even one drink or anything. Our reservation was for 7:45 and we were there until 10:30....that almost 3 hours waiting for service/food. I had pasta and it was very bland. The restaurant was very very loud, had to basically yell to hear each other. and then at the end, I tried to give it one last chance, I asked for a desert menu, they couldn't find one. Overall service was horrible.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Best Italian I've had in ages. So divine. Can't wait to come back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.