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Vibo Restaurant
Vibo Restaurant

Vibo Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vibo.ca
  • Phone: (416) 239-1286
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch:
    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

    Dinner:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

    Closed Mondays
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Seafood, Continental
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Entertainment, Fireplace, Private Room, Takeout, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Our Elegant Private room situated on our second floor boasts large windows and a fireplace. This creates an ideal setting for a business meeting,friendly party, or family function. Our private room will seat up to 25 people for dinner.

    Vibo also has an area which will host group functions of up to 50 or 80 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager (416) 239-1286
  • Entertainment: We have live piano music playing from our Baby Grand piano every Wednesday to Saturday evening!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Royal York
  • Public Transit: Our closest subway stop is Royal York Station. From the main entrance walk south to Bloor St. Cross the street to the south side and we are one block east of Royal York Road.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: City parking is located on Bloor St. and on the side streets. There is also a large Green P parking located behind the building on the north side of the street.
A word from Vibo Restaurant
ViBo Restaurant says...

Rich in tradition while modern in approach, Vibo (formerly Villa Borghese) has been a staple in the Kingsway area for more than 40 years.

The menu strikes a harmonious balance between authentic Italian flavours and contemporary cuisine and changes to reflect what is fresh and in season.

Let our wood burning fire place set the mood for the evening or have the live piano music entertain you. Our private dining room may be used for business meetings or festive occasions alike.

The warm ambiance, friendly, and professional staff make this casual fine dining restaurant the ideal setting for any occasion.

A visit to Vibo will be an experience in true Italian hospitality.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We always enjoy dining at this restaurant. Menu is contemporized Italian favorites and quality of food is generally very good. This was a quiet Wednesday night with only a few tables occupied but with a group in the private dining room. The servers must have been focused on the private party as our service was very slow......3 hours for dinner. we were not in a hurry so it wasn't an issue. Two of three entrees ordered were excellent but gnocchi was under cooked. Morellino wine was fabulous !"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "There were four in our party. Three enjoyed the summerlicious menu. The chef prepared an individual meal for one guest with severe allergies. The waiter and chef were happy to accommodate. The food was great and we had a lovely evening."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "The patrons scattered through this neighbourhood spot seemed to be enjoying themselves very much. The staff were attentive and (overly) friendly with everyone and certainly served food quickly. The food was not the best you can get in the city - or even in the area, and at the prices charged here you can do much much better elsewhere."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "I attended Vibo during summerlicious and was seated at 2pm. My lunch partner and I hadn't seen each other in 6 months and spent a lot of time before ordering just catching up. Despite our late seating, the servers didn't rush us or make us ever feel like we took too long (even though our full meal took us well past the end of lunch). The food was divine and I will definitely be returning again!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Based on the majority of the reviews I read I decided to have a first date there. Food was sub par and over priced, service was not good as it took forever to even get drinks....it wasn't horrible but I wouldn't go there again"
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "A friend and I who had not seen each other for a while enjoyed our dinner at Vibo. The food was great and service was attentive yet unobtrusive. We watched the rainy night through the front window while we caught up on our lives and did not feel pressured to leave. We would definitely return!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Great meal, terrific service. Fresh pasta. Everyone came away satisfied."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I recently went to Vibo with some business friends and must say I was very impressed. Firstly the staff was warm, welcoming, and friendly. After we were seated the waiter was exceptional. He made excellent recommendations and was very accommodating. The meals were very well presented, well portioned, and extremely flavourful. I would, without hesitation, recommend Vibo and have already suggested we return... soon!"
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Went to Vibo for my mom's birthday. The food was very good and the service quite professional. Had a lot of fun and the singing was great!"
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We moved away from the Kingsway area more than 15 years ago when VIBO was still called Villa Borghese. The "new" generation restaurant is fabulous - wonderful food and service. It's contemporary Italian without losing the marvelous heritage of old Italy."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "I recently had dinner at Vibo for Winterlicious. The server presented us with items on the regular menu as if they were complimentary. I was poured mineral water without being asked what I wanted to drink. We were asked if we wanted bread or a plate of bruschetta. It was presented to us as if it were part of the meal! Once the bill came, we saw that we had been charged for 2 bottles of mineral water at $8 per bottle and the bruschetta was $17. Any upscale restaurant would be more forthcoming with their customers, and would not find a need to squeeze more money from their customers than necessary. Shame on Vibo. Also, the quality of food was horribly disappointing. I will not be recommending this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "The Tuscan White Bean Soup with Baby Kale was a scrumptious fusion of flavours. The Cornish Hen was delicious and had a lovely combo of perfectly done vegetables (not crisp which is in my opinion barely cooked, but not overcooked either). The Pumpkin Cheesecake with Three Sauces was a melt-in-your mouth experience. The staff are friendly, courteous, and attentive. They are knowledgeable and will answer any questions or offer suggestions. I definitely look forward to my next visit to ViBo. It was well worth the experience."
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "VIBO was a good central location to Mississauga and mid-town Toronto and our party of 6. We had a delightful evening. The staff were really great, especially our main waiter. And everyone in our group enjoyed their selections from the prix-fix menu - including one amongst us who doesn't generally choose 'Italian' when dining out. He was pleasantly surprised by the inventiveness, presentation and flavour of the food. One gets the impression that VIBO has many loyal, regular patrons and is a go-to choice for special occasions. The staff sang twice (1 birthday, 1 anniversary) and were in fine voice. Only one drawback. VIBO is a big restaurant. On a busy Winterlicious night, it was very loud. It was difficult to hear the person next to you."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This is one of my favourite spots - consistently great food; the wait staff are all so professional, entertaining and good! Teh food is always outstanding. It can be a bit loud but that is not really an issue - the atmosphere is good."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Excellent food and great service. The noise level is good enough that three of us can have a nice conversation."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "had dinner with my daughter and son-in-law. they sat us between the kitchen and piano. was a little loud but a lot of fun. the chef did an amazing job on the food, though the venison seemed a little skimpy.. i would've preferred more meat that pasta.. that just tells you how much i enjoyed it."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "Vibo is a neighbourhood gem for us - food is always good, atomosphere great!! Had a different server this visit and wasnt 100% impressed with him but didn't let it ruin our evening. Keep up the good work Vibo!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Have had wonderful meals here in the past. This trip was not one of them. The signature gnocchi which bring us here was the only saving grace. The servers we dealt with were rude and odd. I don't expect French table service but sliding leftover appetizers onto a smaller plate in front of us and waving it past each diner is outrageous.Two items ordered by our group were not available. Since mine was not available I thought I'd go with an old standard; veal parmigiana. It tasted like cardboard. Then to try and pass off a bottle of wine that was clearly different than the first (which we enjoyed and ordered a second) topped off the evening...oops nope, the un-molten chocolate dessert was the topper. Won't be going back"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "The food was nice, but I must admit I have had better Italian. The service was slow - we were there for an hour before our order for our main was taken. (We had drinks but were more than ready for our food) then had to wait a long time again for our cheque before giving up and going and asking for it though the waiter was otherwise very helpful and friendly. The ambience was very nice with fairy lights around the restaurant and stained glass windows and the owner and waiters come out and sing happy birthday to guests who are there for there birthday which was a lot of fun. There was a great atmosphere in the restaurant."
    Dined on 11/24/2013
  • "Very enjoyable, service impeccable and lots of fun! We celebrated our friend's 60th birthday and the waiter/house provided complimentary after dinner liqueur to the table.... VERY VERY NICE..."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Based on the other reviews and a previous trip to Vibo, we had high hopes. The food itself was quite good. A good and reasonably priced wine list accompanied the menu. I did find the service a tad disorganized and overly familiar. A friendly but very loud waiter was serving the table next to us. Food came out unevenly with some of the entrees coming later than others. I never got the dessert I ordered, mentioned it and cancelled it, and then it still appeared on the bill. Willing to chalk this on up to an off night. In the end the good food and good wine overcame the glitchy service. A bit more attention to detail and Vibo can move from good to great."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "We actually came to Vibo originally to hear the entertainer, a friend I had not seen in many years. Happily for all concerned, the dining experience was equally convivial. A top notch wine list and tasty veal dishes were attractively presented, with portions appropriately sized. The desert of tiramisu was delicious: almost as good as home! If anyone was seeking to dine Italian-style in west Toronto, I would certainly recommend trying Vibo."
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "love the service, good food, wonderful old world charm"
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "great neighbourhood restuarant - service always good and food always good"
    Dined on 9/6/2013
  • "Vibo is in our neighbourhood so we frequent it fairly often. Always a great meal, good service and one of our favourite spots. I would highly recommend it if you haven't tried it. You can count on a great selection of menu items, great wine list and an unhurried pace."
    Dined on 9/4/2013
  • "We went for my birthday,my best friend and.The food was Excellent and the service by far was wonderful ."
    Dined on 8/29/2013
  • "Great food ,excellent service, hard to come by these days! Waiter suggestion was excellent! Will be back"
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Vibo is a neighbourhood gem! We enjoyed a fantastic dinner there last Saturday night. The service was first-class. The specials were outstanding - many to choose from over and above the regular menu. We were well taken care of by Luca and team. They also have an amazing upstairs party room for groups that can be booked."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "It was really good. I love the smoke salmon salad. Thr service was excellent."
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "The restaurant is conveniently located around Royal York station. The food is good and the service is efficient and friendly. It gives you the community neighbourly feel. Even guests (who seemed regular) have wished us a great evening when we were leaving. :)"
    Dined on 7/19/2013
  • "Have gone to this restaurant many times and never disappointed. Food is alway excellent. Wait staff always great. Highly recommend for any occasion."
    Dined on 7/17/2013
  • "Five of us went to the Vibo for Summerlicious. Two ordered off the regular menu and three of us ordered off the Summerlicious menu.The Vibo menu states that each dish is prepared to order. The food ordered off the regular menu was well prepared but the entrees from the summerlicious menu were hardly lukewarm and tasted like they were prepared ahead of time. We were very disappointed."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Wonderful all around ! Thank you for a delicious evening."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "The experience was just okay. Nothing especial with the food - ditto with the premises."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "We weren't sure what the ambience would be at this restaurant- we live in the neighbourhood but never considered going before. Our server was quirky but as the evening progressed, he was quite warm and chatty with us and gave us a bit of history and background about the restaurant. I loved that he did not rush as through dinner as most places normally treat their customers as if they were on an assembly line. The timing of courses was excellent! This is what dinner should be- not to be rushed. The food was wonderful and we will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "Every meal we have had has been great - best lamb chops i have ever eaten anywhere! Service is great, very friendly. Highly highly recommend."
    Dined on 5/24/2013
  • "Hadnt been in many years after having been a regular in it's orevious life as Villa Borghese -- 4 of us all had great meals -- wine list was solid -- service was good a little slow but great food makes all things good. Will definately be back very soon ."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "Excellent food, great service - what a great local spot in Kingsway Village!"
    Dined on 4/10/2013
  • "A restaurant that tries to hard and comes up short"
    Dined on 4/6/2013
  • "This restaurant is fantastic. I have been coming here as long as it has been open in both incarnations and have always had great food and service. Never a complaint about anything."
    Dined on 4/5/2013