Cibo Wine Bar Toronto
Cibo Wine Bar Toronto

Cibo Wine Bar Toronto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cibowinebar.com/
  • Phone: 4165043939x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Wednesday 11:30am - 12:00am
    (Kitchen open until 11:00pm)
    Thursday - Saturday 11:30am - 2:00am
    (Kitchen open until 1:00am)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian
  • Executive Chef: Saverio Macri
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Champagne Brunch - Every Saturday + Sunday from 11.30am -4.00pm. $35 per person; includes bottle of Champagne. Tax and Gratuity not included. Minimum two people.

    Lobster Tuesdays. Every Tuesday After 4pm enjoy fresh Whole Lobster in a selection of signature dishes.

    Cibo Sociale. Every Thursday 4pm-7pm. Features and Specials on classic and signature cocktails, domestic beers, select wines by the glass or by the bottle.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: King St West at Brant Street
  • Public Transit: Spadina Streetcar at King St West. or King West Streetcar at Brant St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details:
    Valet parking on weekends.

    Street parking during specified times.

    Five public parking lots within 3 block radius.
A word from Cibo Wine Bar Toronto
Cibo Wine Bar offers a truly authentic Italian experience in a contemporary yet soulful environment. This vibrant eatery is ideally situated in the heart of the city's entertainment and restaurant district. The original raw edge of this 8000 sq ft property has been creatively designed into a modern yet fully inviting space.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Cibo Wine Bar Toronto reviews from OpenTable diners
272 reviews since May 1, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
notable wine list (145)good for groups (137)special occasion (105)romantic (100)hot spot (98)fit for foodies (94)neighborhood gem (73)vibrant bar scene (60)great for lunch (59)great for outdoor dining (55)great for brunch (30)late-night find (29)scenic view (8)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • Slowest service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Food was average. The service was friendly but we waited 30 min. For our pizza. Took 1 hour and 20min for lunch!!!!!'
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  • Charming
    Shelley
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    This restaurant has a really unique atmosphere - it has a very warm, casual elegance. There were several areas in the restaurant that are ideal for small group entertaining. The food was excellent, pastas are homemade, there is an option of spelt pasta. The dessert we had - nutella pizza was outstanding. The staff is pleasant, but could be a little more "polished".
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Sunday Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    First time at restaurant and it was a wonderful experience. Quite an open concept with different food stations. All foods made fresh. Very appetizing. Young host staff were very efficient and pleasant. Decor was modern and OPEN space (wonderful). Wait service could have been better as had to seek staff to get salt/pepper - water - and coffee. As it was a buffet brunch, not sure that this would be the same if ordering directly from menu, but it was challenging to find wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BRUNCH
    cat7VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    My family and I went there for the Sunday Italian Bubbles Brunch The food was absolutely amazing! Everything was fresh and made to order as you like it right before your eyes The service was unbelievable and everyone was extremely friendly. would definitely recommend Cibo for the Brunch and we will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of the best!
    asaeid
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    What an amazing restaurant! Everything was fantastic, from decor and service to the delicious food. We had the organic salad with shrimp and polenta fries to start- polenta fries aren't new to me but theirs were perfectly crispy and flavourful. My husband had the tagliatelle with porcini mushrooms and raved about it while I enjoyed the lobster cannelloni. Delicious! The only thing that would have made it better would be more lemon as I could barely taste it. Our server was super attentive and friendly, making our dining experience that much more enjoyable. Their menu is huge for a restaurant of this calibre and we can't wait to come back next time we are in town to try out even more of their offerings!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good dinner at Cibo
    Larry
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went for an early dinner (6pm) - Restaurant was fairly quiet inside, few people on outside patio. We had a table near the kitchen and the pizza guys were amusing but unobtrusive. I had the seafood risotto which was piping hot and full of shellfish - very tasty. Daughter had pasta dish and loved it, husband had the Americana pizza and he actually ate the whole thing rather than bringing some home for later! Service was good and we had an enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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  • Only order the Orrechiette
    New99NewYork
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Tagliatelle with cream sauce is awful heavy and mucky. Orrechiete amazing as well as the Carpaccio. Food served too quickly seemed pre prepared. Wait staff below average with no grace, fast food atmosphere in the evening. Caesar salad was horrible and limp. Hostess forgot about us and sat someone ahead of us with a later reservation. Ambience good was not too loud. Good service at lunch terrible in the evening. Place feels like Gusto but the food is a notch better you would go for the action. Restaurant is more concerned with turnover then a dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Both time's a charm!
    WestEndCityGirl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I've been to Cibo twice now and enjoyed the experience thoroughly both times! Their pizza is amazing (Gargonzola) and the servers are always suggesting a great wine! I went few nights ago for my bday dinner with 8 friends and we were sat in the perfect round booth. It allowed for everyone to chat with eachother and have a great night!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    SadBirthdayGirl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The good was great and so was the decor but over all, the service wasn't. The hostesses gave me an extremly hard time for seating my reservation even though it was a issue that could have been resolved very easily. I am a hostess myself and would never tell a guest they couldn't come because they couldn't fit one more person in at the table. Pull up a chair is all I asked for and it could've been easily done without the 10 min lecture on why you couldn't do that. They eventually did, and we were fine. Service from the waitress was bad because she was rude and clearly didn't want to be there.
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  • Exceeded expectations
    luv2eat
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Excellent variety of food, something for everyone, just superb. Outstanding quality of cheeses, home made breads, sea food, pizza and pasta. Stylish decoration, friendly staff. Would definitely recommend for brunch and other occasions. I will return with friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Buon Cibo, buon vino, buoni amici
    MarianLuvs2Eat
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    My headline sums up the great night I just had at Cibo! The pasta and wine recommendation was excellent! Great portions as well! I can't wait for another dinner datenight here!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lo adoro!
    AndrewC
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Chic atmosphere, amazing service and delicious food. It's a busy spot on a Saturday night - reservations necessary. Definitely will return and would recommend. Suggestion: buffolo mozz plate, ravioli, chicken parm A note to the bad reviews here: I'm really perplexed as to how a few of my fellow yelpers had such a poor experience which results in an overall mediocre score for this resto. We almost changed the resto for our friend's birthday bc of these but I'm really glad we didn't! At the end of dinner, I told our fab fob Italian server that the food and her service were both outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    LovetoDineVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The service was fantastic and entertaining. The food was excellent. Cibo was very accomodating to our special requests (allergies). I highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cibo
    lolocouttsypoo
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    great service, great food, great atmosphere. Went here for my birthday and had a nice private section. Would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday Evening Dining Experience
    Jennifer8
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    I am usually very impressed with this restaurant as it used to be one of my favourites. We brought another couple for dinner with us and had raved about Cibo in the past. We sat out on the patio and the service was not what we were used to or had before at this restaurant. Our server seemed irritated when we told her the water glass was dirty (with lipstick stains) and when we asked for her to bring cutlery. We also had to flag her down to place our order. The server acted as if we were asking an odd question when we asked "can we please place our order?" The server forgot to bring bread to our table and then was slow on clearing our plates and asking if we wanted to order dessert.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent brunch
    OutandAbout
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Cibo has a wide variety a selections, from make your own pizza and pasta to eggs any style and antipasti to make everybody happy. My friends and I enjoyed a delicious relaxing brunch in a beautiful restaurant. Well done Cibo.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed in Cibo
    Caljoundi
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I took my wife here on Saturday for our 8 year anniversary. The decor is fantastic and it's a great venue in an awesome part of the city. They have some killer drinks, good wines and I highly recommend the bourbon amaro. The food was decent, hit and miss. My pappardelle was to die for but the calamari we ordered was like chewing on a rubber band and my wife's spaghetti carbonara was mediocre at best. The worst part was the service. It took 2 hours to get our food delivered to us and while they did apologize, they took nothing off the bill nor did they offer a complimentary desert or drink to make up for the extremely long wait. It's not a bad place, but there's way better options out there for better food at the same or lower price.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    sheryl101
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The menu looked great online so I made a reservation. When we arrived, other people who came after us but who were more dressed up were seated first. Hostesses were snobby and pretentious. When we were seated, our waitress brought us water quickly - but nothing else. She came back half an hour later and took our drink order. 45 minutes in and we just got our drinks and finally managed to order. Then we finally got some bread, which was really good (probably because I was famished at that point). Over an hour later, we received our food. My mushroom risotto was completely disappointing; bland! My boyfriend enjoyed his lasagne though. Overall, nice restaurant, but terrible service and subpar food. I wouldn't go back.
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  • Amazing
    svits
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Fantastic for date night. Incredible food and service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique experience
    girlsnight
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Service was off to a slow start and eventually picked up for our drink orders as we went for the self-serving Sunday buffet brunch. The space was very grand and almost medival-like. We loved the variety, however the dessert section was lacking. Pasta station was delicious and relatively quick. Would try again!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful Experience
    Mysttic
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It was a fabulous dinner, perfect for girls night out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    Roland
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Went for dinner to celebrate a friend's belated birthday. The service was good and accommodating. The food portions is generous (not excessive) and reasonably priced. Good selection of wine at all price levels. Noise level was moderate so conversation is easy without shouting (probably due to the high ceilings). Only complaint is that in some corners, the lighting is too dark to read the menu, see the food or your guests.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amanda
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    First time at CIBO. Our waiter James was amazing. Very helpful in recommending some good picks on the menu. The home-made pasta dish I had was fantastic. My only complaint would be the $15 glass of wine I had was a bit skimpy for the price. Overall great restaurant and ambiance. I would go back for the food not the wine.
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliable and authentic
    eatingzenVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The menu offers authentic Italian fare prepared simply and consistently. The pizzas are always good and the gnocchi special I had with fresh peas was particularly scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cibo review--avoid
    avoidcibo
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    one of the worse dining experiences I had---waiters rushed and not friendly--when I asked for a glass of water he said you should know pasta arrabiata is spicy-- what does that have to do with anything--I wasn't complaining about the spice--complaint was the pasta was bone dry with a touch of sauce I had to ask for pepper--and not once during the meal did they ask if everything was ok or if we were happy Snobby cold and very average food. There are much better places in toronto
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  • Best italian restaurant
    fatburn
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Their home made pastas are sooooo yummy. Tiramisu was great. I just had dinner there 2 days ago and I am already thinking about next time. Highly recommended!! If u like italian food u have to try this one.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LovedIt
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Service was slow but food was delicious. Hostess was great and accommodating but felt a little neglected with waiter because we were a smaller party with a smaller bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great!
    Nd44
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Pleasantly surprised by the large food portions. Wasn't expecting them to be as big! Great ambience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'll be coming back soon!
    cremeblah
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    An amazing first experience here for Summerlicious....I will be back. The food was amazing, the service excellent....the only pitfall was a very long wait, which resulted in my losing my next reservation at another venue after, we were seated at 8:30, and our dinner didn't wrap up until almost 11....YIKES! We suspected a lost order or something, as the server apologized.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Worthy Drive
    foodieatheart
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This was our second visit to Cibo and we were not disappointed in any way. Our table was perfect, the food was delicious and the service was excellent. We are looking forward to coming back and trying other delicious items from the menu. The restaurant came highly recommended by a colleague at work and is worth the drive into Toronto from Cambridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodlovers1234656
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Amazing there is no complaining here. HAd an amazing time and love the food!! so to die for!! Can't wait to go back again!!
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service
    Sonali
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Quick service, perfect for the professional at lunch. Good, unpretentious food; authentic Italian. Good vegetarian options. Decent portion sizes. Love the decor. Well-designed patio -- plenty of sun and shade as well as shelter from the wind. Strongly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely amazing
    Vina
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    My bf and I go there all the time for special occasions. The food is amazing. The service is great. And its a nice place to celebrate in.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SPECTACULAR SUMMERLICIOUS
    Monkeyfinger1
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    For $25 you certainly got your $$$ worth. From the tuna tartar to the polenta fries, the veal just awesome! Mara are server a newbie to Cibo was gracious, attentive and helpful with recommendations was a wonderful surprise. Check out the washroom lounge, Lady GAGA posed for all the photos. A hot, happening place, even for Thursday night. A must go to for Toronto foodies.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I came here because I read and heard decent reviews. Sadly, my experience here was not. I took my mom here for her birthday, even with our reservation we waited at least 15 mins for a table. In that time, multiple groups with and without reservations and larger parties were seated before us. When we got to our table, it took over 15 mins for anybody to even acknowledge us and finally give us water. It then took another 15 mins to our server took our order. Our server though polite was solo and sadly unable to manage her tables. The food overall was pretty good but when I returned home, I felt stomach pains and had to use the washroom. The wine selection was good but, I wouldn't recommend this place for food or service though.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious!
    GillyBean
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I visited Cibo during summerlicious and was very happy with the experience. The food and the service is great. The bread is to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Room and Ambience
    psbradys
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The CIBO wine bar was a very happening spot. The room had great ambience. Wine options were good with varying price ranges. The bread and olives were great. Pizza was good. Pasta dishes were fair (Mushroom Risotto and Spaghetti Carbonara). Our server was great and attentive despite being very busy. We will definitely be back. Good for casual Italian cuisine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lola
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    The food is really good and the portion sizes are filling. I really like this place and the atmosphere but the desserts are not great. Also, the summerlicious menu doesn't make much sense and the restaurant should maybe consider including a salad in the appetizers options.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tuesday dinner
    Amsterdam
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The food and the service was good. We only had to wait too long for the main course, but the manager took good care of it. Great modern restaurant and good decor.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great buzz, not so great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Food was disappointing on this trip to Cibo. Flavorless and not hot enough. It's been better in the past, so I hope this was a one-off thing.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.