An ideal location when going
An ideal location when going to the Orpheum and the restaurant has a 'show special', which gave us plenty of time to relax, enjoy the food & ambiance. Service excellent and food was delightful. We shall return!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Our meal was enjoyed greatly
Our meal was enjoyed greatly however we are pescatarians and would like to see more low fat fish and veggie options on the menu. The risotto could have been an option if veggie broth had been used.
We will return and hope to see a greater variety of this type of choice.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We went to Cibo before a concert
We went to Cibo before a concert at the Orpheum and scheduled two hours’ time before the concert started. The service was excellent and we had no problem to get to the Orpheum in plenty of time. We availed ourselves of the special 3 course theater menu and the food was excellent and good value. We shall come again and recommend Cibo to our friends.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful service, wonderful
Wonderful service, wonderful food and great ambiance. The only downside was that it was really slow which surprised me. We had an earlier reso at 7pm and it didn't start to pick up till much later. Bonus is that we had the undivided attention of the service staff who were great!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Service is above average but
Service is above average but on every visit there are delays in producing the entrees. The result is worth the delay, but this is not an appropriate place for a fast dinner.
The wine list is deep and very good. The sommelier is very knowledgeable and makes fair and appropriate suggestions.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We were there for a work meeting/
We were there for a work meeting/ dinner and we all really enjoyed our dining experience!
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great choice for pre-concert dinner
Interesting cocktail and wine list, including a good selection by the glass. The food we ordered was delicious and cooked to perfection. The staff were friendly without intruding and were aware of our time constraints. We will be happy to return.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
The French toast with aged
The French toast with aged bourbon maple was stunning, the frittata was salty but enjoyable. We were the only guests on a Thursday morning, but we quite enjoyed the decor and the food!
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was excellent
The service was excellent and the atmosphere was very comfortable. Everyone that worked there seemed genuinely happy and the manager went out of her way to show us her private room after our lunch.
Thanks for a great meal!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous spring food, lousy
Fabulous spring food, lousy service, waiter wiped his nose with his hand, couldn't get the orders right. This is rare in Cibo, which is usually wonderful on all counts
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
spring lamb tasting menu
april was their spring lamb tasting month and was it outstanding! wow! so tasty! love the food. 4 course tasting menu with a semi-freddo for dessert. 1. lamb belly deep fried on the outside. fat, salty, and rich. 2. lamb carpaccio, divine! 3. mint riotta ravioli with lamb ragu. 4. seared lamb pieces, cooked medium rare on the outside. the semi freddo was very rich. i was so fully and happy. love the carpaccio, ravioli, and the bloody pieces of lamb.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, convenient location
Cibo offers a good selection of Italian cuisine. Located across from the Orpheum Theatre, they even offer a 3-course menu for theatre goers. The food was well prepared, very tasty and well presented.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Open table rates this restaurant at $$; however, it should br rated at $$$. This was fine but we were not looking for something so
Chic on this particular night. Having a menu posted outside the restaurant would have helped in this case.
We will be back. Food and service were excellent.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my favourite restaurants Vancouver restaurant. I wish I lived closer. If ever I have an event downtown I try to go there. I love the menu which always has unusual and tempting items. The servers are helpful without being intrusive. I love the fact that they use local products and feature BC wines. I also love the ability to share tapas style. I find the prices to be reasonable in comparison to the competition with similar quality food.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
That special touch!
Convenient to the Orpheum theatre, in the heart of Vancouver, it is rare to find such a treasure. The food is truly original and exquisite. A favourite dining place for myself and friends!
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
love the chef were glad that
love the chef were glad that he could accomodate so many food allergies.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
A gem in Vancouver's downtown
Loved lunch, great service! Had spotted prawns which I love because they're local sustainable delicacy, and looked stunning on presentation but hard to eat as served.
5/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful lunch. Very quiet for a good catch up with friends. The post-lunch coffee was superb!
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
We find this restaurant a
We find this restaurant a little crowded. It is difficult for the servers to teach tables, and once patrons are seated it is very difficult to get up again if others have been seated at a nearby table.
5/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
We thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The ingredients were fresh and the favour came through without too much salt as many other restaurants use.
One of the best meals we can remember in Vancouver. The best fresh pasta we've had outside Italy.
We appreciated the professional, unobtrusive service. The last thing we want is to be asked, "How is it tasting NOW?" three or four times - an annoying practice that seems to be proliferating in BC.
If you like authentic Italian cuisine you won't be disappointed.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to Cibo based on vegan friendly notation on urbanspoon. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and was able to indicate which dishes could be made vegan. Husband (not vegan) had the oysters as an appy and said they were very good. I had a nice mixed salad and the crispy polenta main. Husband had the linguine. All the food was very good. Husband also liked the large serving of tiramisu. Cibo was busy with a mostly theatre/symphony crowd. The orpheum is right across the street.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Night out at the Orpheum
We were meeting friends for dinner prior to the Glenn Miller Orchestra performance at the Orpheum. Cibo Trattoria seemed like a good choice for its location. Online reviews also looked promising. We were not disappointed. The food was nicely prepared and for the most part the service was excellent. On the slightly negative side, I do believe that our waiter could have spent a little more time determining that we were happy with our meals. For example, having to ask for condiments was a distraction. The menu was a bit pricey but given the location of the restaurant, probably what one should expect. We would definitely eat there again, especially if we were attending an evening function nearby.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was awesome. The service second to none. What made our experience so good was our server Ken. His friendliness and knowledge of the menu was great. It was definately Ken that made our experience an enjoyable one. Thank you from SHARON and I.
Brian & Sharon C
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was the first time I've had brunch at Cibo. Our group of 9 was served promptly, and the food was great.
At 10am we were the only customers, but by the time we left the place was nearly full. Our dishes came from the kitchen at the same time, but our server forgot to bring one of the pastries. She was busy, being the only wait staff until later that morning.
We should have requested our bill split up upon arrival, but didn't. Getting it split up after took our server several trips back and forth to get each right. With the restaurant busy at this point, this was accomplished between serving other patrons and took over 30 minutes to complete.
Overall, I would recommend Cibo for brunch, but not for a group.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unique & tasty food, great service
With unique foods like deviled egg bruchetta, Cibo Trattoria brings a modern twist to italian dining. I had the pappardelle, which was creamy, full of flavor, yet light. Its a smaller restaurant with an unpretentious ambiance. Our server was friendly and helpful with drink and food suggestions. I would recommend this place for a date night.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great night out!
Though I had a rather hard time finding the restaurant, Cibos was the place to be, the service staff were very helpful in translating the menu, and were very kind. The service was smooth, quick, and overall superb. The food was very good, the soup and pastas tasting fresh, and super authentic.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect restaurant if
The perfect restaurant if you want a great meal before a show at the Orpheum. The food is fantastic!!! Local seasonal menu items, homemade focaccia bread, and fresh pastas!!! The staff are attentive, polite and respectful. Extensive wine list to pair with the menu.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I belong to the Seattle Group for Il Volo singing trio from Italy, And we actually got reservations 2 plus months ago. I Was not told anything except we could get in and out fast for show . What a pleasure , Superb food and interesting Menu. It is a real find In Vancouver. They had organic grains and wonderful greens. And A wonderful wine list !! I would have has desert if we weren't rushed. A the SERVICE Was GREAT !!!
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wait staff were friendly
The wait staff were friendly and inviting. The food was great, though I wasn't a fan of the $2 charge for water.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Nice Food! Great Taste!
It was my second time at the restaurant. I went the first time when Chef Neil open up. The food was ok! The new Chef has brought great flavours, unique presentation & very good food. Very nice to have another Italian place to dine. Service was efficient, cordial & good. Will be going again soon.
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food and service
I went here with 3 work colleagues for lunch. I had the daily pasta - tagliatelle and spicy tomato sauce; I added chicken for $6 which they do not usually do. Initially, I thought the food was over priced ($20 total for my dish), but the pasta, sauce and bread were made fresh and in house. Amazing! And when I received my dish, it was some of the best pasta I have ever had.
One of my colleagues had the spaghetti and meatballs and the meatballs were huge. She told me they were the best meatballs she's had.
The only thing better than the food was the service. The server was friendly, attentive, helpful, quick, pleasant, etc. I wish I had more experiences like this at restaurants.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice ambience and attentive service. Our pappardelle with mushrooms was totally divine! Not as crowded or pricey as other downtown Italian restaurants.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food in Vancouver BC
My wife and I enjoyed the atmoshpere, friendly wait staff, and the FOOD! Papperdelle with wild mushrooms and linguine with clams. Fantastic with a 1/2 liter of pinot grigio.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved Cibo's atmosphere as soon as we walked in the door, & the service & food were at an exceptional standard! The wine lost was impressive as well. All around a fabulous experience! Don't miss the burrata as an appy; the zucchini carpaccio was also delicious. In fact everything I tried was delicious; I don't think you can go wrong if you're looking for high quality Italian!
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Italian Food
Some of the best pasta I've had outside of Italy. All done in house. Great place for a special occasion.
9/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been here on three occasions and each time the staff and food are excellent.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently excellent food
I've eaten at Cibo for dinner with my wife, family group birthday, group business dinner, and with colleagues for lunch, and the food is consistently outstanding! Have never been disappointed with any choice. This last time however our waitress served us then disappeared out of sight to the back of the restaurant, and we were almost through our pasta before we could get her attention for some parmigiano. Take care with the service, and we'll keep coming back.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pure enjoyment !!
The restaurant is cozy, warm and intimate. The cocktails are innovative and fun. The menu offers several interesting choices of starters, salads and main courses. Every thing we ordered was fresh and delicious . This was my second visit to Cibo and I will certainly return!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent and authentic!
The service was attentive, the food fabulous and true to the Italian roots. The room is small but cozy and inviting.Perfect for a pre-or post show meal. Our waiter ensured we had a relaxed meal yet were done in time for our 8pm show at the Vogue. Would also suggest Cibo for a romantic dinner.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food, slower service
We dined at Cibo on Saturday night before a show. While all the food we had was excellent (shared bruschetta, salad, some had pasta, steak, osso buck) it felt like they were missing one server. The service at first felt rushed like they were trying to get us in and out before the next seating. It then came to a screeching halt where we had our mains on the table before cutlery and second glasses of wine took a while. Overall I would go back but hope that they have one other server working to help out.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Close to downtown theatre scene
Very attentive and knowledgable service staff. Grilled octopus with potatoes and arugula was amazing. Lucky to be there during truffle season and splurged on the addition for my pasta. Always fun and reliable.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely experience
First time to this restaurant and was very pleased with the quality of the food, attentive service and ambience.
I would go again and bring friends. Cibo Trattoria is a great choice while attending the entertainment venues in the area.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was very friendly,
Service was very friendly, but slow. Felt like they were maybe caught under-staffed?
Food was very flavourful, nice presentation but my dish was warm at best. The other main was piping hot.
All in all I would still try again and recommend
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Post VSO dining experience
Rather than battle the parkade traffic we decided to stop in for a romantic late-night dinner following a VSO performance cross the street at the Orpheum. As always, the food was terrific and the service was professional. Recommendations were spot on and the ingredients were all fresh. It was a great dining experience and one worth repeating.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quiet so we enjoyed a long and lively chat. Good food, attractively presented and served in a professional yet friendly manner. Good location at the edge of Yaletown. We arrived by sky train, disembarking at the Yaletown Station, and enjoyed the short walk through this scenic downtown area. After brunch, we went for a long walk along the sea wall to the Olympic Village station. A great time was had by all.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great spot for some new food tastes
Despite having a somewhat overwealming menu to those not familiar with the food, we ended up having a great evening. Staff were helpful making suggestions and available for answering questions in addition to making you feel welcome.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Surprisingly quiet for a Friday
Surprisingly quiet for a Friday night - the food was great, especially the bone marrow. The staff were friendly and knowledgable.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Kitty corner to the Orpheum Theater and in the heart of the entertainment district, it is a modest, open and airy restaurant with a small number of tables. Staff are attentive and knowledgeable until the rush is on and getting your bill paid is a hassle. The food is inventive and very well executed. Don't go to this restaurant for standard fair but be ready for discovery and creative delight.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM