Cibo Waterfront Cafe
Cibo Waterfront Cafe

Cibo Waterfront Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cibowaterfrontcafe.com/
  • Phone: 2045940339
  • Hours of Operation:

    Breakfast: Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 11:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 12:00am, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish, French
  • Executive Chef: Stephen Pawulski
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: James Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking is available in both north parking lots adjacent to hotel. There is ample street parking available on Waterfront Drive and James Avenue.
A word from Cibo Waterfront Cafe
Cibo Waterfront Café, a fresh food, Mediterranean inspired café located right on the banks of the Red River. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Cibo Waterfront Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
196 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
scenic view (139)great for lunch (91)neighborhood gem (80)fit for foodies (64)special occasion (52)good for groups (49)hot spot (45)great for brunch (40)romantic (40)late-night find (36)great for outdoor dining (33)vibrant bar scene (10)notable wine list (8)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Date night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    It was a little loud, but we could still hear each other talk. The server was good, but spoke to softly, could barely hear him. Brushetta and pizzas were very good! Nice atmosphere, would definitely go back. The menu is short and doesn't have a lot of options, but still ok. Prices are average. Overall, enjoyed it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing given the hype
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    When business colleagues are visiting Winnipeg from Quebec - as on this occasion - I like to showcase Winnipeg's fine and extensive dining scene. Having heard a lot about Cibo and the food, I thought the CEO would like the unique location, the purportedly scenic views of the Red, and the Mediterranean cuisine. Instead, the dining experience, service, food, ambience - the entire experience - was not even on par with State and Main or some other dismal franchise. The menu was particularly disappointing - we almost left after flipping through the folded 8 1/2 x 11 "menu", which would be better suited to a bistro serving the quick lunch crowd. Seated in the lower area, there were no "scenic views" to be had and the noise level was intolerable.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Excellent restaurant. Food was excellent. Service was good: friendly staff, but not overbearing - they kept the right distance. I was there for lunch and I'll be back. The only issue for me was the level of sound from the ventilation system - it seemed quite loud for the space. I hope they can address this.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bland bread
    Nice
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    I had the chicken panini for lunch. The contents were good but was served on a very bland white bun that was supposed to be a panini bread. I would have expected a multigrain or crusty bun on a sandwich called a panini. The side salad was hard to eat as it was not broken down into bite size pieces. The lettuce was left in large chunks.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time here
    Sirdinesalot
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The place is a little out of the way but so worth it.the food was great, the service top shelf an the view if the river is fantastic. My daughter found the place and we will be going back often
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Read a few reviews before trying Cibo out. To get the weak point out right away, the place is noisy. Not sure if it's the building or whether the music was set too loud but there were moments where conversation took effort to hear. Everything else was great. We were there for supper with friends. Great view if the river. Service was quick. Food was great. The poutine we tried for an appetizer was a meal on its own. Loved the chunks of beef! We were there for a birthday celebration on a Friday night and never felt hurried or pushed as we lingered at the table for a long time. The place is busy and a reservation is recommended. Parking was no problem. We would go again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a table looking into a wall instead of the great view & when we asked to be moved to one of the many many better open tables both hostesses were not accommodating. They intimated that had we reserved much earlier & specified a table we could have sat somewhere better. This seems very odd as "open table" doesn't show you a floor plan or let you know you could select a specific table. There were many open tables as our reservation was at 5pm. We stayed until after 8 pm & at least 3 better tables were open the entire time. Plus the two females were rude. Our male server was fantastic. Please forward this message to the restaurant in it's entirety
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • LovCIBO
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Scenery was amazing,loved that the original pump house is still there.CUDOS! Menu variety was pleasant surprise. Food was great.. Wine selection--could be more varied . But I found something I liked.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair Time
    Superdisappointed
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Had a horrible first time at this restaurant but we decided to give it another try. Food was ok, menu selection is not great, portion was too small. Service was fair, but did not feel special to be there. Atmosphere is awesome, nice scenic view, but I can get that at a park. For $47 for lunch, I think this is overated.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tasty wholesome food. Great staff!
    2dine4
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Great addition to our downtown dining options. Love the atmosphere, scenery & food! The staff was friendly & attentive, yet not intrusive. Highly recommended for a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delish.
    Foodiva
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I really enjoyed eating at your restaurant. The food and service is outstanding and i would definitely recommend to friends and family. Great for a date or small dinner party. The drink menu is interesting and innovative as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cibo's
    Cuzs5BdayDin
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We loved the view of river and Wpg, even on a rainy evening! Brushetta appetizers chosen were excellent, especially the mushroom. Our birthday girl was disappointed lamb balls removed from menu because of over demand?! I ordered pickerel+potato appetizer for main course and it was excellent! Pickerel fresh and prepared delicious with quantity abundant for main course meal. I accompanied with side ceasar salad and truly appreciated the flavourful lite vinegerette dressing! Never enough garlic! Cuzs enjoyed their pasta dishes. The Italian bottle of wine chosen was good. The Spanish by the glass acidic. Service was superior this evening even with full restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cibo's on a Weds
    lotsofboys
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    the restaurant was packed and very loud - difficult for four people at a table to have a conversation - but the food was great, the service friendly and excellent, the Arancini spectacular and the desserts lovely. Pasta dishes were well-enjoyed as well as the drunken mushroom pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great place to meet friends!
    Paxaro
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    I love bringing people to Cibo haven't been before.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cibo = Food
    SandieJK
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Breakfast was fabulous - but be prepared to wait. Service was slow. Luckily it was a rainy day and we weren't anxious to leave.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kraut
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Awesome!! Been twice already and will see more of us. The staff are very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • beautiful view historic building
    gr8expectations
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Cibo has the charm of a historic building but is very modern in its food and attitude. The antipasto plate is gull of wonderful flavours with a large portion of meats and cheeses. The pizza has a wonderful thin crust and the matchstick fries are delicious that accompany the substantial char grilled burger. Wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great view, mediocre food!
    sushimonster
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Extremely noisy place. They like to burn bread, from toast in antipasto to my panino to my pizza! Even the shoestring fries were burnt! There wasn't any cheese at all in the two pizzas we ordered! Cocktail drinks were so-so. Frankly speaking, it's a pretentious restaurant, a diner/pub you can find at gas stops dressed up in a tux. Only redeeming feature here is the river view. Nothing more.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mediocrity on waterfront
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Food was just alright - pizza crust dry and overcooked. Service pleasant but many errors which were not charged to us. Very mediocre.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Some things a hit some a miss
    eatoutforfun
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The venue is stunning with a great view if you are lucky enough to sit by a window. Patio should be on the water, not between the restaurant and hotel, makes no sense. We shared an order of the bruschetta and it was delicious. You get 6 slices and can choose 3 different kinds, our favorite was the apple/brie/balsamic. We shared the Arancini and were disappointed as we have had this in other restaurants. There was no no flavor, so we asked for some salt which helped a little. We also had the Cibo pizza. It was good with a nice thin crust. However if you got a piece with no meat there was not much flavor to the sauce. Will try again and have different dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SandyS
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Re quested to have a table facing the river and gave specifics to be on the upper level and this was not the case when we arrived. There was plenty of space up in this area so we were accommodated but were told we only had 2 hours until the next reservation for that table. Not sure why we weren't placed in this area to begin with since it was available. However was thankful we were moved as it just made our dining experience more enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    Zoo2
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for our daughters 30th birthday. It was very enjoyable. Food was great, service great, ambience wonderful. My only complaint is it is very loud which was hard for 2 people in our group who wear hearing aids. Parking is a challenge but usually there is something.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Will definitely come back!
    goodeats
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Loved the location! Lots of character, great atmosphere and fantastic view of the river. On our visit, we had wonderful service. The staff were very attentive without being overbearing. I would have liked to have seen a somewhat more extensive wine list. The choices were very limited. However, our server was able to give us an excellent recommendation which we thoroughly enjoyed. The pizzas we tried were very flavourful - I was not unhappy with my choice. If I had one complaint, it was that the food wasn't as warm as I would have liked. I like my pizzas hot from the oven! Overall, a favourable first impression!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lack of service
    Newtoyou
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Prompt to seat us, but after that took 10 min to get a coffee. didn't come around to see if we wanted more. Fire bells ringing for no apparant reason.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, great service
    pegster08
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I celebrated a retirement here with four girlfriends......we split an order of antipasto, and for our main course, two of us had margherita pizza, one had pear and prosciutto pizza, and the other person had salmon salad.....everyone was happy with their meals......the house wines were also pretty good!We had a pleasant waitress who was always there when we needed her and were all happy with the quality of service we received. Price for four of us was $180 with tip.......the restaurant had a good vibe and the four of us were unanimous that we would return for another meal or drinks outside.....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    KlondikePete
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Appetizers were great as well as main meal. Our server was friendly and attentive. Desert - chocolate was great. Overall a great dining experience at a very affordable cost.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great night out
    Trolldog
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The service was friendly, the food was delicious. Not a huge selection but what was offered was excellent. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time was a disappointment
    dissapointed
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Had been here before and it was awesome….second time there not so good! Consistency was the issue. Salad was half the size than it was previously (i.e. two weeks ago) and server we had second time around screwed up the order twice. First time was great- too bad food and service weren't consistent...how does a salad shrink?
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Simple and classy (food/ambience)
    Nini
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    We found it. We tried it. We loved it, We went back. We loved it again. Now we speak about it. Winnipeg was in need of a place like Cibo.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, reasonable prices
    cjkitch
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    My wife and I attended the restaurant for dinner before a Goldeyes game. Prices were very reasonable and the food was quite good. I would recommend a visit if you are in the area. Parking might be a little scarce.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Beautiful restaurant with a nice view of the river and tasty interesting food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice View
    SuPaFRo
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Great location over-looking the river with very friendly staff. Wish Winnipeg had more of these!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fun and Vibrant!
    DiningAround
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This a fun and vibrant new restaurant. The location , view and character of the building is fabulous. I enjoyed the salmon salad... Very tasty and just right for a light meal. My friend had the Bolognese pasta which she found was not very meaty. We also tried the Arancini, which were disappointing only because they were not hot. The cheese inside was a cold lump. The menu is small but I don't think that is a negative if the chef does what he offers well. The service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth every bite.
    Livelocal
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Great value for your money. Food is not too fussy and a decent portion. Overall very happy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast Menu
    Sofia
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The breakfast menu is very restrained. Mostly eggs. But the quality of what is served is amazing. The preserves served with the crescent were fabulous!
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem missing the mark
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service very slow, very few dinner entree's, very disappointed
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cibo way overpriced!!
    RW123
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We just ate at Cibo and the menu was horrible, overpriced apps, salads and no selection for main course, we ended with pizza which was very bland. Wine selection was very limited and way overpriced, $50.00 wine and pizza??? What a joke and would not recommend anyone eat here ever. Only had a couple of tables with a view and they were booked and yet empty the whole time we were there! Very disappointed and will never go back. Example of a place trying to live of the location without any substance. Only hope is someone else takes this over once is it goes broke which it will!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I found the location and decor to be very nice. Price was above average considering the food was not. Would have given service 3 1/2 stars (if available), waited for desert too long otherwise good.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love the space
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great ambience! I'm so happy that the building was developed!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great building disappointing food
    Cdndonna
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I was disappoint our meals were warm at best. Took away for the taste of the dishes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate