Cibo Ristorante Italiano
Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Cibo Ristorante Italiano

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cibo.com/
  • Phone: 8316498151
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

    Bar Open 4pm - 2:00AM
    Best Happy Hour in Town 4-7 nightly
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Italian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Cibo Ristorante Italiano happily accommodates business functions, wedding rehearsals and receptions, special group dining events and customized private parties open only to you and your guests. Choose from the selection of group menus presented on our website or contact us to discuss your specific requests and budget.
  • Private Party Contact: Mario Catalano 8316498151
  • Entertainment: Cibo has long been known as the place for live music on the Monterey Peninsula. The music menu has been carefully arranged to bring you an exciting, danceable mix of jazz, R&B, funk, reggae and Latin beats. With dinner, cocktails and live music, Cibo is the perfect place for an evening out.




    Cibo presents live music 6 nights a week. On Sundays, sophisticated Cocktail Jazz with Joe Lucido accompanies dinner from 7 to 10:30 p.m. Enjoy a party atmosphere and a lively mix of Latin jazz, salsa, soul, funk, swing and R & B dance music Tuesday through Saturday. Please visit our website for the entertainment calendar -

    www.cibo.com




    Cibo Happy Hour
    Nightly from 5-7pm!
  • Special Events: Cibo Ristorante Italiano happily accommodates business functions, wedding rehearsals and receptions, special group dining events and customized private parties open only to you and your guests. Choose from the selection of group menus presented on our website, or contact us to discuss your specific requests and budget.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Del Monte Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Monterey Airbus stops near Cibo Restaurant
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a City of Monterey parking garage (for a nominal fee) located on Tyler Street, behind Cibo. It can be reached from Alvarado by turning right on Franklin St. and entering to the left in the first block. Free on-street parking is available throughout downtown Monterey after 6 p.m.
A word from Cibo Ristorante Italiano
COCKTAILS•DINNER•JAZZ
Cibo means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. An intimate yet vibrant atmosphere is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners.
Hand-selected from the finest Italian and California vintages, Cibo presents an extensive range of wines to enable the perfect pairing with your dinner. Cordials as well as traditional and creative cocktails are available to complement your dining experience. For an elegant evening of cocktails and jazz, a custom private party, a special group event or quiet dinner for two, Cibo will accommodate.
Cibo has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1990. Located in beautiful, historic downtown Monterey, California. Dinner served nightly from 5-10p.m, the bar is open 4:00 p.m. to 2am.
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Cibo Ristorante Italiano reviews from OpenTable diners
27 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (7)neighborhood gem (7)special occasion (7)late-night find (5)good for groups (4)vibrant bar scene (4)fit for foodies (3)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Complete Package
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Good food at reasonable prices with a friendly wait staff. You get it all. Recommended for those special occasions.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great music, poor food
    Karen
    Dined on 5/7/2013
    We enjoyed the jazz played during dinner but the food was not very good. Tried calamari, bean soup, lasagna, chicken and polenta and none of it was good,
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual neighborhood dining
    dogloverVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    We read some of the feedback about slow service and decided to give it a chance. The restaurant has a lot of tables. We were the seventh table to have diners that evening. By the time we finished, there were over 30 tables filled. It is easy to see how this influx would tax the wait staff and kitchen. Going a bit early, like 6:30 pm is a great way to beat the rush. We had a good, reasonably priced Italian meal. I had the personal sized pizza, which was too generous to finish, and my spouse had the risotto, which was delicious. There was live music, which was a treat for middle of the week dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The place was super quiet.
    rickracerVIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    The place was super quiet. Overall, service was pretty slow and food mediocre. My caprese salad was very bland and the rest of my table reported similarly.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Buon Cibo!
    caroleon
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Lovely dinner - wild salmon entree was beautifully done, delicious. The waiter we had was great - a real human being, no nonsense and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My husband and I dined here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    My husband and I dined here last week and on the whole enjoyed the experience. The restaurant itself is very attractive and inviting. The menu is extensive and there is something for everyone. My husband really enjoyed his Salsiccia. My chicken dish was too spicy, but the staff took care of it very professionally. The wine list has some good moderately-priced choices. We also tried Cibo for happy hour and it was great. In addition, they feature live jazz--all too rare anymore. The service was a bit spotty--e.g., nobody at the front desk when we arrived and a waiter who was sometimes difficult to find, yet there were not many diners the night we went. The location is right in downtown Monterey – very convenient.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than we remembered
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    We were pleased to be able to get a reservation online while attending an event that wouldn't allow for phone use. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. The food was excellent. Location is convenient for those attending events at the two large hotels within walking distance. This was our second visit to Cibo, and we will be back when we're in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was very good, though
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    The food was very good, though there was nothing very adventurous in the menu. The bar drinks and the service were very good too. The place does not have a vibrant ambiance, but that's not too noticeable if you're in a lively group. Dining here was not memorable, but it was a pleasant experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Way overbooked and understaffed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    Way overbooked and understaffed. I actually felt bad for them, they were really trying hard and really giving it their best shot but they were outnumbered.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was delicious, but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Food was delicious, but the wait staff was inattentive. Yes it was a busy Saturday night, but is it really so difficult to refill water glasses?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very memorable Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    A very memorable Valentine's Day Dinner. Both my wife and I chose special entrees -both were unique, extremely well prepared and creatively presented.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • After checking in we went
    MichaelInSvyVIP
    Dined on 2/9/2013
    After checking in we went to the bar order drinks and the calamari. The drinks were fine, though their selection of draft beers is very limited for a restaurant of its size. The calamari was down-right awful: warm to cool, chewy, and unappetizing. Dinner was better though I have to say the fire-roasted artichoke was the highlight of the evening.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice dinner with friends!
    Kayfrench
    Dined on 2/8/2013
    Very nice dinner with friends! The waiter wasn't as friendly as I have experienced, maybe because it was such a large group and he knew he was getting an 18% service charge regardless of the service. Food was great, Mario treated us very well even though our group was much smaller than what I had planned for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very good food. Great service.
    NandR
    Dined on 1/20/2013
    Very good food. Great service. We had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We had a fantastic time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 1/17/2013
    We had a fantastic time! The food was exceptional and the Jazz was lovely the entire time we were there. We did not have wine so I can't respond on that question but all 7 of us had fantastic meals and great prices :) I have already told many friends about this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Downtown Italian gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2013
    Cibo was very good both times. Service was better the first time. Food is well-prepared, and the menu is full of both standards and creative dishes. Local seafood, meat and produce is featured. Grilled items are particularly tasty, while pasta and pizza dishes have more carefully-selected ingredients than menus at other places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was great except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2012
    Everything was great except that we had to ask our waiter ourselves about the restauarants specials of the night instead of him telling us after he asked us if we were ready to order.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is solid, although
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/17/2012
    The food is solid, although nothing that I would dream about on my death bed. I eat here the night before the Big Sur half marathon because I can get a good, tasty pasta within walking distance from my hotel. You're not slumming it at all, but you can just find something more memorable in Monterey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I ate here twice while I was
    Jill
    Dined on 10/6/2012
    I ate here twice while I was in town for a conference. Their specials are great as well as their regular menu. Management is very nice, we felt very well taken care of.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great food fast service and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2012
    Great food fast service and great price... one of the best restaurant I've been to in a while!!!! AA
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Italian Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/15/2012
    My partner and are are small eaters and Cibo's was very accommodating to splitting our dishes. Our food was delicious and presented well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Portion size was very large.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/1/2012
    Portion size was very large. Each entree would easily be enough for two. If you want appetizers, pasta course and desert in addition to an entree each course should be shared.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service was not that great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/18/2012
    Service was not that great - mostly just toss your dinner on the table and they are gone. Porkchop was dry, waiter said Yeah I know they are it probably should have some kind of sauce on it and than he left the table. for the price you pay they should be a little more concerned.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I know this place for long
    rollstonVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2012
    I know this place for long long time. Still the Mama cooks and the food is great. I am not too sure about the live music though.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We always dine at Cibo when
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    We always dine at Cibo when we are in Monterey! Love it!
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    fit for foodies
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  • We have dined one a "local's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/10/2012
    We have dined one a "local's menu" which is very reasonable. We ordered the same items twice. It was clear that these were prepared carefully and with fine ingredients. We will fill in more as we go again. We understand that there is a jazz or rock combo later in the evenings which would raise the level of noise quite a bit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • What a gem! The food was spectacula
    BaileyVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2012
    What a gem! The food was spectacular, the service was suberb and the ambiance delightful. We loved the happy hour and can't wait to come back again. We will be telling all our friends.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was excellent and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    The food was excellent and the service was purely delightful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cibo's is conveniently located
    HungryDiner1
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Cibo's is conveniently located on Alvarado street. My husband and I tried it after an early movie at the Osio. The menu was interesting Italian and was good overall.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fantastic food, good choices
    steve
    Dined on 6/29/2012
    fantastic food, good choices for gluten free people as well
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Had Mothers day Dinner with my wife at Cibo, it was very quite and we had a very enjoyable evening. The food and service was great. Will return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Very good food in the middle
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/28/2012
    Very good food in the middle of town. Close to everything. Outstanding service and a very nice atmoshpere. Go there you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cibo was a nice restaurant
    eihleaVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2012
    Cibo was a nice restaurant with good atmosphere, great service and good tasting, well portioned food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, but took the staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/18/2012
    Great food, but took the staff a while to acknowledge we were there. I would think a party of 5 should get some attention. At least a cocktail for starters. Once we got a waiter about 15 minutes after seating, all was good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average food; Horrible recommendati
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/12/2012
    Average food; Horrible recommendations by the wait staff for appetizers. The most expensive item was tasty (pork chop) but still overpriced. Jazz music was fine and in the background, but caused some woman who wanted to dance to walk around table to table saying "why aren't you dancing?". Awesome.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine list was mediocre. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 2/11/2012
    Wine list was mediocre. The pasta was left under the warming lamps too long and dried out. But the service was good and the people friendly.
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  • Great Italian food, just like
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    Great Italian food, just like Grandmas! Friendly owner and family.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I've been here twice now with
    brookaden
    Dined on 2/10/2012
    I've been here twice now with groups where we have ordered drinks and apps. Very attentive staff and great bar and nice apps. Always enjoy going here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice dinner - we had
    patrickcroVIP
    Dined on 2/3/2012
    Very nice dinner - we had appetizers,salad, and a main course and all very very good. We will go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great New Year's Eve experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2011
    Fantastic food, excellent service, good entertainment for NYE. I have no doubt this restaraunt would be excellent for a regular or special event evening! Party members had pasta, surf & turf, lamb all were cooked perfectly and served hot and timely. Request for table position was delivered upon. Will return again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic