The Bibo
The Bibo

The Bibo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thebibo.com/
  • Phone: 6045686177x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday 11:30 - 2:30.
    Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - till late
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday 11:30 - 2:30.
    Monday: Closed
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Burrard St
  • Public Transit: Two doors from bus stop that serves lines # 4, 7 and 84.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Metered parking along 4th Ave. Plus Public Parking in the back alley
A word from The Bibo
Welcome to The BiBo Restaurant, the TRUE Italian Experience! The BiBo is not just a restaurant; it is a philosophy of life…an obsession for quality that is translated through every prepared Italian dish, which is created with the highest quality ingredients from all different regions in Italy. The owner's drive and dedication to provide the most authentic Italian experience translates into a menu that truly brings a taste of Italy to your table with "antipasti" created with fresh imported ingredients, hand made pastas prepared daily, and the most traditional Neapolitan style pizzas cooked in our wood burning oven. To top it all off, The Bibo offers freshly made Italian desserts and a carefully chosen wine list. Buon Appetito!
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
The Bibo reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (11)kid-friendly (7)special occasion (6)great for lunch (6)hot spot (5)great for brunch (4)romantic (3)notable wine list (2)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Casual night with friends.
    Londoner
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We had an enjoyable evening in this attractive neighourhood restaurant. The menu was reasonably varied and the four of us chose different mains courses. all of which were good. Service was a little scatty, but this is a smallish place and it didn't seem important to us. It was a warm evening and the patio doors onto the main road were open onto the busy road, but from our table, a little back from the doors, we were not bothered by the noise. The only real downside, was the desert menu. Tiramasu was a small portion of soggy sponge, with too much cream squirted around it, and absolutely no coffee flavour.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BIBO...
    1ofAmigos
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    ...where have you been before? So glad to have this amazing restaurant in the neighbourhood. Great for family birthday, girls night out, after work gathering. Something for everyone. Everything from food to service is amazing. Plus, chef Andrea remembers his customers. Will be back for other occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sef
    Sef904
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    5 good friends for a book club brunch. Excellent food, charming efficient waiter, tolerable noise level so we could talk. Highly recommend it. Affordable and delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • trixie37
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    We had table by the window which was nice and the service was very good. I had mentioned that it was Stacey's birthday and we received a free dessert with a candle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    Vegamoe
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Love the food and the wine. A little bit of Italy in Vancouver.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I've been to Bibo before and have always been impressed. The food is always good. We shared the tuna salad this time - it was wonderful; I'll order it just for myself next time
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Food was grest!! The white pizza was awesome; however, the pasta portion was small. Its like food court portion and price was in $18!! not worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • too long portions too small
    makster
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    It took a long long time for our food to arrive and the portions were tiny . The appetizer was bigger than the lasagna
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best dessert ever
    Lisa
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The Best Nutella Pizza ever!!!! They also have great entrees Love this place
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An italian gem at Kits
    Lupita
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Service and atmosphere excellent in this ristorante-pizzeria. Adults and kids will enjoy its pizzas; but the menu also includes a short range of pasta and a highly recommended rissotto.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gnocchi at Bibo
    supportgoodfood
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    tried the Gnocchi Alla Romana for the first time & it was unexpected and delicious - just melted in your mouth. Nothing like what you buy in a store. We also had a naturally friendly server - I can't stand phony!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Service with a Smile
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    The Wait Staff were amazing, knowledgeable, quick to respond to inquiries and requests. The Restaurant was clean and became busy around 7:30 pm on a Tuesday. No rush to have us vacate our table and the noise level was appropriate for table chats. I would highly recommend this as a friends getting together place. Tuesday, Pizza and beer for $18 - amazing value.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 148 reviews are from the The Bibo reviews archive.
  • Feels like being back in Italy!!
    AC00AJC
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    We went to Bibo on Wednesday night for a second time and were very happy once again. The service was great and the food was amazing... Meals are exactly the way they prepare it in Italy. All the chefs are Italian and you can tell they love what they do. I would recommend this place to anyone who loves good authentic Italian food. There are so many choices so make sure you can split a pasta and a pizza with someone so to get taste everything!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic Gem
    Bear1962
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Interesting Decor and Wonderful food. Combines old school Italian menu with New Age decor. Very interesting and vibrant. It's a loud active setting typical of the new style restaurant craze so if your into quiet romantic italian look elsewhere. All the ingredients on our dishes tasted fresh and full of flavor. Pastas are well portioned. Didn't get to try pizza but looked excellent. I was told Brick oven prepared menu items are a must try for next time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    I had heard from many people this restaurant leaves something to be desired but wanted to give it the chance to see what it was like. The food overall was ok but the rest was a disappointment. We waited for over 20 minutes to be asked if we wanted a drink and that was just the beginning. Throughout the evening we had to chase people to serve us. And we even raised it as a concern. Nothing was done, we will not be returning I'm sad to say.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Re: An Adequate Experience
    FoodiePicky1982
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The overall experience was good, but not great. The pizza was absolutely fabulous, but the service was not lacking. It took a while to get our drinks, and the server did not come back to our table once the coffee was served. My disclaimer is that the server was new, however I do think that he should have been more attentive to our table. Overall we would still go back (The pizza is just that good).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner out
    adoctor
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had a nice evening out. The location of the restaurant is fantastic although parking can be a bit challenging. This was or second visit to the restaurant. We enjoyed the food more the first time. We ordered the ravioli which didn't have the same tasty flavors as the lasagna we ordered the first time. The waiter was mediocre. He wasn't as attentive as we would have liked. Ambiance was nice.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Has potential
    Meganeats
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    I live just down the street from here. This was my second time visiting. I was first here over a year ago and although things are absolutely better, there are still some improvements that can be made. For the price point I feel that pizzas should be so burnt! Don't get me wrong, I like a little bit of the charred dough bubbles on the top but the bottom was also burnt. Great wine and wine list, attentive a knowledgeable service. Perhaps I'll try my luck at pasta next time!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Alomost There
    Charlene
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Great location, great ambiance and service, but food is sadly lacking. We were a birthday group of eight. Staff went out of their way to make sure we were taken care of with a great table and bringing in dessert with birthday sparklers and singing. Lovely! However, the pizzas were "soupy" in the middle, steak chewy and pasta bland. Loved that the wine is produced by one of the owners in Italy and sent to the restaurant. This restaurant has all the makings of a real neighborhood gem, but they need to bring the quality of the food up dramatically.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • mediocre
    kimb
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    our server was attentive but awkward. Food mediocre but adequate. There were 3 of us and none of us would go back. Better Italian restaurants at the price point. Then a sloppy bit where they had few herbal tea options and brought a tea box with some bags of tea that were not in packages- just naked bags that you couldn't tell what they were and they were exposed....ew . Also saw pizzas being served with very burnt shells.....
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real Italian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Real Italian food..great! Very good pizza and amazing tiramisù!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • There are so many great wood-oven
    Sqwan01
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    There are so many great wood-oven pizza places in Vancouver. Bibo has now made it into my top two. YUM!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner for a friend
    Italiansnob
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    3 of us went, ravioli was good, veal was not great at all, potatoes with the dish looked like frozen breakfast spuds and the gnocchi dish was only fair. Portions a bit small. I have had way better Italian food, sadly only in Calgary. Great house wine though.a Atmosphere was nice, not too loud.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • no more Bibo
    Second
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    I used to love the Bibo and took anyone there when I had the chance. It had been almost a year since I'd been there and it's changed for the worst. The menu has been simplified to the point that all of the delicious items have disappeared. The service was so/so. The ambiance was cheapened. I brought 3 new people to it and I was embarrassed. I won't be returning.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was quite good but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    The food was quite good but the slow service made it less enjoyable. We all ordered drinks but they took so long getting to us that only 1 person ordered another and it took a while also. The server did not ask if we enjoyed our appetizers or mains or if we needed anything throughout the meal. At the end of the dinner, we asked for a split bill. The server couldn't remember who had what and split the entire bill 3 ways which was completely disproportionate to what we all ate/drank.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was good. Servers disintereste
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    Food was good. Servers disinterested , lacked energy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bibo - looks good but...
    Gremil
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    we came to Bibo for pizza, as we heard controversial opinions about it and wanted to experience it ourselves. We were not delighted, pizza is soggy and not tasty, Dough is good as it should be, but made watery with wrong toppings.... It's a good pizza, but nothing more than that. Nicli is still the best one in town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Changed
    joolieVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Something has changed since we started frequenting this restaurant about 18 months ago. The pizza I ordered had a soggy crust and was not as visually appealing as previous pizzas I have enjoyed there. The melanzane alla parmigiana appetizer was oily, mushy, and unappetizing in appearance. The Caprese salad was mostly tomatoes and not much mozzarella. We have enjoyed lovely meals there in the past, but unfortunately we have taken this restaurant off our list of favourites.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went with my wife New Year's
    Fantastic
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went with my wife New Year's Eve. I had chicken, she had beef fillet with gorgonzola sauce. My chicken was very tasty, but could have been juicer. My wife's meal was out-of-this-world FANTASTIC! The steak was done to perfection and the sauce was a dream! A bit of construction criticism here... The steak dinner really didn't 'look' very appealing for lack of color. Presentation really matters. It was served with cubed potatoes and cauliflower. It would have only taken a couple of carrot slices or green vegetable to make it look more appetizing. Aside from that we both thoroughly enjoyed the meal, and the service was the best we've ever experienced. We will definitely be back! 4.5 stars from us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I have been a couple of times
    VancouverGirl
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I have been a couple of times before and really loved it, both times sat a the bar. This time table service was really lacking and pasta just ok.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bibo Fabulous to the Taste buds
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    We were a family group of 10. Everything everyone ate was fantastic - the pizzas, the eggs benny with home-baked bun, the pasta - it all tasted wonderful. Although there was only one other table filled on this Sunday lunch, it did take quite some time to get all 10 meals out - but it is a big group to deal with and the food was worth the wait. We had a lot of talking to do anyway!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Pizza Brazilian style
    maputo88
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    If you have ever lived in Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, you know that the highest compliment I can pay to a restaurant specializing in pizza is that it would do well in either of those two cities. Really good food. Nice people looking after you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable Service!
    DennyBee
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    The service is what we would have expected if we were at a 5 Star Michelin establishment. I kid you not. I've been to the French Laundry, so yes - I know what spectacular service is. Our Server always kept our glasses full and our water decanter filled. The attention to detail was there. My favourite part? When he took our pizza away and put them in boxes, kept them in the kitchen for us so we could enjoy our conversation and not have to worry about takeaway containers on our table. It gets better. We paid the bill, put our jackets on. In the corner of my eye - I saw our Server make his way to the entrance with two pizza boxes in hand ready to hand them off to us - without mixing up our pizzas. Oh yes - the Pizza - It was DELICIOUS.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good Food
    Joe2929
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    The food was awesome, portions were perfect and the staff was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable every time
    dinner4two
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We really enjoy having Bibo in our neighbourhood. The staff is lovely and we have had wonderful meals there. The atmosphere is warm and conducive to wine and conversation. I have some food allergies, and they are always respectful and helpful with my meal choices. The menu is unique with family recipes, it's not like every other Italian restaurant. I haven't noticed high chairs but families with older children would enjoy a special night out at Bibo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I liked the pizza crust and
    disappoitned
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    I liked the pizza crust and the bread. The salads were gravely lacking in taste. We ordered 2 salads and 3 pizzas. The pizzas also were lacking in taste. The marguerita pizza was very very bland. The pizza with the 4 sections was very disappointing. Why olives with pits? Why were the mushrooms served raw? There were too many anchovies. The one pizza with a little beef was in fact very nice.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Go there for the PIZZA
    djnt
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    .Have been to BiBo on many occasions as we love their pizza!!! It is delicious!! Most recently we went there for a birthday dinner on a Sunday night. It was very quiet which is unusual for BiBo, there were maximum 3 tables with people. Unfortunately this made the staff less attentive instead of more attentive. They were standing around talking and that is why I rated the service so low because this is not something you want to experience on your birthday. Otherwise the service was great on our previous visits and the pizza is amazing! Have only had the pasta once and it was not the best so I would recommend pizza over pasta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience was great. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Ambience was great. Service was ok. Food was a little disappointing - heavy and not much flavor. A very popular place (was busy from the time I arrived til the time I left) but will not be returning. Expected a bit more from such a popular place and for the price point. Dessert was exceptional - best part of the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Decent pizza, that's pretty much it
    DarcyVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Felt like cafeteria inside. Pizza was just okay, nothing too special. Dough was not authentic by any means, just little too thick, sauce was fairly insipid. I mean it was okay, but I don't think I'd go there again.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing Pasta
    Thanks4fish
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    We ordered a basic pesto pasta and a lasagna. It arrived quickly and wasn't very hot. The pasta was soft, overcooked and stored hot too long. The service and ambiance were great. For $20 a plate I expected great homemade pasta, and it was just not so good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate