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“Birra” and “Cibo” translated from Italian, means “beer” and “meal” respectively. We honor that namesake by showcasing the best regional craft beers, a diverse wine offering, as well as a menu specializing in Neapolitan, artisanal pizzas, utilizing the finest ingredients sourced locally and imported. Recipes are simple and feature the highest quality ingredients available, like San Marzano tomatoes and Caputo flour from Italy, as well as cheeses and meats from Louisville and central Kentucky.
The concept was created in partnership with Junior Bridgeman & The Cordish Companies. It features the Pranzo room that seats up to 30, perfect for business meetings and special occasions, and the Partito Room, for events up to 100 guests for a variety of functions. The main dining room opens to beautifully appointed patio for al fresco dining nearly year-round. Birracibo brings a dining and social sophistication to downtown.
Louisville, KY 40202
Italian, Pizzeria, American
Hours of Operation:
Friday & Saturday 11am-12am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Rehearsal Dinners, Bachelorette Parties, Business Meetings, Conventions & More
BirraCibo Ratings and Reviews
The service was the worst part about this venue. The food was standard (ordered Pizza and Spaghetti and Meatballs); nothing special. We drove down for a concert from Cincinnati (we are not locals).
The hostess neglected to save a table for us, so we had the option of sitting at an awkward high-top (right off the entrance) or the bar. She assured us that the bartender would be right over but it took him 15 minutes to get to us. When he did I asked for two beer samples, to which he responded "Well, I don't want to be that kind of guy... but if you want samples that is going to take some time because I have other orders to do first." I was stunned.... why ask me what I wanted if you aren't ready?
He then forgot to enter our appetizer. We sat for 30 minutes before we got any food; the appetizer came out five minutes before our entrees. We asked for a second round of drinks three times before he remembered to bring them.
It was just a really poor experience because of the service. Definitely will not be back, nor would I recommend anyone to go there.
We had read previous mixed reviews, but still gave it a try. Unfortunately, we observed mixed results. It seemed that they were not certain how to assign tables to the servers (we saw only two in our area). Our order was taken, but we waited too long to be served the food. Apparently, our food waited to long to be given to us. It was not fresh and was already getting cold. At that point, we were very hungry and needed to move along to go to a concert. We accepted the food.
It appeared that our server could tell it was not going well, looking over at our table and realizing that we had no food. She stayed away from us. Finally, the manager was the one who brought us our food. She did finally come by after the fact, and we simply told her that everything was "just fine." She made an offer to make it better than "fine", but what could she do?
We had noticed the tables around us waiting for their food as well. While we don't know the circumstances, there were a couple of tables where the food was hardly eaten. A nearby table left practically all of their food. It is my impression that they had a pressing time schedule and could not really stay.
Like I said, I would like this restaurant to be a good place to go for some good food. Maybe it will turn out OK for you.
I sincerely hope that you do not ruin your New Years Eve by making a reservation at this place. It may have the distinguished honor of being the worst restaurant I have ever attended in my life. First of all, don't expect to order spaghetti or meatballs because by 6 pm they had already run out even though they advertise being an Italian restaurant. Second, it should give you pause when, as you sit and wait for your dinner for over an hour, you see the manager walk by you on the sidewalk, carrying two cartons of frozen tomato sauce, and then when he brings you food finally and claims that it took so long because they had to make "fresh" tomato sauce that you are the first to taste. Third, you know the food is bland when the table behind you is dumping as much salt and pepper into their bowl of pasta as possible and then one of the people takes the lid of the Parmesan cheese to dump it in to the bowl to add some pinch of flavor. Fourth, over the course of my dinner, my waiter argued with my table and me at least twice, and I watched another waiter flip off a customer for refusing to pay a check that the manager had promised to comp (due to a bad experience I would assume). I almost wanted to put up a "WARNING: DO NOT EAT HERE" sign on my table so none of the pedestrians walking by would fall trap to this place. You could tell from the pained expressions of the people in the tables around me that the feeling was mutual. Frankly, I am offended that anyone has to pay to suffer in this place. This restaurant has clearly turned off any way to post an official review, perhaps in effort to preserve their "tourist attraction" image, so I am doing my best to warn you before you fall into the same trap.
We came here on a Saturday night during prime time so it was very busy. It seemed the wait staff was overrun, and therefore service was very slow. The table next to us had to wait over an hour for their pizza to come out and ended up getting their meal comped. I’m not sure if it’s because they’re low on wait staff or their kitchen got backed up, but it was very slow. The food was great though! Our waiter was very friendly and was clearly doing his best given the circumstances. Interested to see if I went back at a different time if the service would be quicker. Overall a good restaurant.
We were there to dine the night before the Ironman Louisville Triathlon. The restaurant had a problem with our reservation and did not seem prepared for the number of people who would be dining at their restaurant that night. Our drinks were served in foam cups, service was incredibly slow, and I ordered spaghetti with meatballs that came with no meatballs. I asked if I could have some chicken instead, and was told they would work on it but the chicken never came. Normally, I am pretty forgiving of restaurant issues, but on a night when it was important for me to have a specific meal with carbs and protein, I was quite unhappy. The manager apologized and comped my meal, but I would never eat here again.
We sat outside on the patio for a concert on 4th St Live. It was very busy, but our server was AWESOME. We had to spend a certain amount to sit on the patio because of the concert. Only thing that was a little annoying was they allowed other people that weren't eating or drinking there to come onto the patio to stand and watch the concert. I would recommend they wrist band the people who are paying to eat and drink there to monitor the crowed expanding onto the patio. However, we never were waiting for drinks or food. Service was very quick. We couldn't see the show that well, but having a place to sit and not having to fight the crowd to get a beer was well worth it. We would definitely come back again for a casual dinner or to see another show.
This was our second visit to Birracibo. We had a party of 12 so I was a concerned about getting our orders right and out in time for us to make it to Mamma Mia. Our server was also working the bar but I have to say he did a great job. We probably wore him out. Cocktail and beer menus were brought out quickly. I asked for a bourbon list and he found one. But, it had a few on the list not seen behind the bar and a few seen behind the bar, not on the list. They have a fairly large selection but hey, this is bourbon country so an up to date list should be a prerogative in Louisville.
I ordered a pour of Calumet Farms bourbon on the rocks. It was not until I got our bill that I found that I was charged $2.00 for the "rocks". That wasn't really worth contesting the entire bill but . . . come on, $2.00 for some ice. Next time I guess I'll order it neat and just use the ice from my water. Or maybe they should just not charge for ice. I didn't notice if the Cokes were cheaper if they didn't have ice. But enough of my carping about the charge . . . on to the food.
We had a number of the appetizers to share around the table and all were acceptable. I really enjoyed the fried rice balls. The marinara sauce that came with the cheesy bread was not hot. I don't know whether this is they way they serve it (most restaurants serve it hot) but if it was supposed to be hot, it wasn't. Again, not a big deal but . . .
We had one person in our party who had special dietary requirements. I contacted the restaurant before and they were very receptive and made sure that persons needs were met. I had the linguine, my wife had a salad and others had artisanal pizzas. I didn't hear any complaints from anyone. We were also able to make our curtain time at the theater.
It was a hot day and the A/C had trouble keeping us cool. But, would definitely go there again. Update your bourbon list, heat up your marinara sauce and don't charge for ice and you've got it right.
Not sure where to begin...but the ending is clear: Not a favorite for me. With a Saturday evening seating at 6:30 pm for 2, one would expect a good experience. The wait staff was very "green", the food was simply "average"... but I was left with a big question - - wonder what the pie would have tasted like if it had been hot. I would rate the place normal fare of the other Fourth Street Live venues... simple "average".
BirraCibo was one of several restaurants we visited over the weekend in Louisville that appear to be suffering from staffing problems. We waited nearly 15 minutes before checking at the bar to see what was taking so long with our drinks. Service was friendly, but very slow. If you sit near the patio or just inside the patio doors, be prepared for VERY loud (although good) music coming from the stage at 4th Street Live. The food was pretty good and reasonably priced.
We had reservations for 8 on Mothers Day. When we arrived about 5 minutes before our reservation time and the entire restaurant was dark. The doors were locked and not a soul was inside. I called and got no answer on either number. Their hours aren't listen on the door or anywhere outside that we could find but online it says they are open on Sunday starting at 11. This was a 12. Luckily we found another place to eat without a reservation near by but this is absolutely ridiculous. Why on earth would we have been able to make a reservation if they were not open?
As of 5/13/17 the extensive menu listed on Open Table is NOT being served at the restaurant. After checking on line, we were eager for an evening of more upscale Italian food. Upon arrival we learned that the actual current menu is best described as apps, salads, burgers, pizza, and a few entrees. Nothing wrong with that, but our expectations led to disappointment. The staff reported that the menu had been changed some time ago. No one seemed sure.
The food available was nicely presented and tasted fine. The drink menu is fairly broad, but the wine and cocktails were pricey. One person in our party ordered a well gin martini. It was only after scanning the bill at home that we noticed that "well" somehow morphed into Bombay Sapphire at $11 a pop.
The interior of the restaurant is beautiful and befits a more refined menu. The outdoor seating, a couple of beers, and some sandwiches would be worth a shot next time.
The chicken apple salad was good. The hostess was pleasant and accommodating. Our server, David, was very nice and attentive. Pretty good beer list. My fiance had the shrimp andouille entree, which was not very good. The shrimp tasted as though it had been cooked then frozen then cooked again. The flavor was bland. The bread seemed stale. Great place to watch people walk up and down 4th St. Overall, it was a nice dinner.
It was our first time at Birra Cibo, and we went there because it is close to the Louisville Palace. The service was very good, and they have a good selection of draft and bottled beers.
We started with the Rissoto Ball appetizer, and it was very good. It arrived very quickly and was hot and tasty. We then tried the Captese salad, which was different than expected but also very good. Unfortunately our entree was disappointing. We shared the BBQ Chicken Pizza, and it had very limited shreds bits of chicken on it. I have had much better pizza at other places. I would not order it again, but we would go back for another dinner
This was our first time here. We had quite a wait for our server to bring our drinks and mine was the wrong brand. We had to ask for silverware. We both had the spaghetti pie and it was room temperature, very sticky and hard to cut with a fork and the sauce tasted like souped up ketchup. Sorry BirraCibo. Perhaps we should have stuck with pizza.
Our waiter was very inattentive. Someone else brought our food out after a 40 minute wait (after ordering). We were missing a pizza. Were told it would be 3 more minutes. 30 minutes later, still no pizza. Finally received it after asking again. They took the pizza off of the bill and brought us a tasteless dessert. Overall, terrible experience.
As we were exploring Louisville, we thought we'd try BirraCibo in the 4th Street Live district. Turned out to be a great pick. We had wine and beer - - lots of good choices to pick from. The food selection was wonderful and our dishes were all very good. We will definitely be back.
We went for 502 restaurant week. The food was not terrible but certainly not memorable. Our waitir kept leaving us hanging for long stretches of time, most annoyingly after requests for refills or things like that. The outdoor seating was awesome, I do have to say. Can't imagine having any reason to go back though.
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