Vibo Restaurant
Vibo Restaurant

Vibo Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vibo.ca/
  • Phone: 4162391286
  • 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: Seafood, Continental, Italian
  • 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 4162391286
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Vibo Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
23 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.9
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (18)special occasion (12)good for groups (11)romantic (8)fit for foodies (7)notable wine list (7)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Getting Better
    BigD
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We have been going to Vibo for 20 years. Love it. It actually seems to be getting better. Last few times the food has been a little better while everything else stays the same. Service is generally superb. Seems a little busier too but that doesn't seem to cause a problem. The staff are professional and long standing. The owners are there every night and it shows. One of our favourite places.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable Etobicoke Vibo
    TeresaVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Vibo is a great, reliable spot in Etobicoke where you are assured of getting a good meal and excellent service from all the staff. When you don't feel like driving downtown for a nicer meal, it is a great choice to lamper yourself in the neighborhood. The offer an big selection of well executed fish and seafood dishes, pasta is good and any of the meat selections. Plenty of good wines at a range of prices will suit most.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good!
    Leeman72
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A very popular neighbour spot and rightly so as they seem to know customers and were very friendly.... Wait staff is knowledgeable and attentive but and a big but we went at 6:00pm......not very busy yet and were given a table at the front in a room with 8 very loud and noisey people........the room was otherwise empty......we could not talk it was so loud....spoke to the waiter to move and his answer was they were leaving soon.........didn't happen..............the back was empty........bad experience!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow Night at VIBO
    BellaVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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 !
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • summerlicious dinner
    partyof4
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You can do better
    TorontoDiner
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 55 reviews are from the Vibo Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Not what I expected
    M2Church
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a great time
    TenorOne
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Jaghouse
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Great meal, terrific service. Fresh pasta. Everyone came away satisfied.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time diner
    Patrick
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had fun!
    Brill
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bravo VIBO !
    BellaVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    foodie2014
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    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.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Tuscan White Bean Soup
    Marnie
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Winterlicious get together
    Salute
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is one of my favourite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent place for dinner
    Chu138S
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Excellent food and great service. The noise level is good enough that three of us can have a nice conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • dinner
    Jennifer
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always Great
    SatisfiedDinerVIP
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    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
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice food but not amazing
    LoveItalian
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable, service impeccable
    akwbap
    Dined on 11/16/2013
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off night?
    GeoffVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ...and live piano too!
    lesgourmand
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • old world charm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    love the service, good food, wonderful old world charm
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a favourite!
    SatisfiedDinerVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    great neighbourhood restuarant - service always good and food always good
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We went for my birthday,my
    Lish79VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    We went for my birthday,my best friend and.The food was Excellent and the service by far was wonderful .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reborn
    harold
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    Great food ,excellent service, hard to come by these days! Waiter suggestion was excellent! Will be back
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic meal at Vibo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was really good. I love
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    It was really good. I love the smoke salmon salad. Thr service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly and efficient service
    KrystalnutVIP
    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. :)
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Have gone to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/17/2013
    Have gone to this restaurant many times and never disappointed. Food is alway excellent. Wait staff always great. Highly recommend for any occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Service Poor Food
    AMIGOS
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    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.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    CitylightsVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    Wonderful all around ! Thank you for a delicious evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • So-so place for a so-so food.
    21Epicure
    Dined on 7/12/2013
    The experience was just okay. Nothing especial with the food - ditto with the premises.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A delightful evening!
    Foodlover
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great night @ ViBo
    nick
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    Every meal we have had has been great - best lamb chops i have ever eaten anywhere! Service is great, very friendly. Highly highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Italian in Etobicoke
    jmssVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    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 .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic