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About BirraCibo

“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.

445 S 4th Street
Louisville, KY 40202
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Pizzeria, American

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm
Friday & Saturday 11am-12am
Sunday 4pm-9pm

Cross Street:
Liberty

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(502) 915-8113

Website:
http://www.birracibo.com/

Executive Chef:
Bruce Mosley

Additional:
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

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Details
Sun 4:00PM - 5:00PM

Mon - Wed 4:30PM - 5:45PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

Thu 8:45PM - 10:00PM

Fri 9:00PM - 10:30PM

Sat 4:00PM - 5:00PM

BirraCibo Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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3.1

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3.0

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3.5

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3.2

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Moderate

64% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Perfect for business dinner.

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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Waited for a long time to have drinks brought to table
Staff rang up wrong ticket at end of meal and presented to us charged on our credit card
Pizza was soggy

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Great Beer
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on October 14, 2017

They were not prepared for the occasion, waiting over an 1:30 for food. Everyone there had reservations

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 13, 2017

I doubt they will survive much longer. A total disaster.

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

tourist trap.
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Tags: Great Beer, People Watching
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Food was very good. Menu not too extensive; focus on pizzas/drinks.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This is awesome place to eat. I enjoy each meal.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Staff was rude, atmosphere was hot and loud, food order incorrect. Overall I am being gracious for this review.

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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Very slow service from the waitress, bar drinks and food. Pizza was not good and took over an hour to come out. We out of the three first beers we ordered although they claim to have "Artsian Pizza and Craft Beers". I would not recommend.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Service was great, pizza was excellent!

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 (Nashville)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We are here during a concert on 4th street live so restaurant was very busy and loud. The food was excellent. Service was lacking, but probably has to do with concert.

Tags: Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on July 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

The pizza was the best option on the menu. Went with friends, every one that had something other than pizza was not happy with their dinner. The pizza was very good. Apps were good as well. Their drinks were also in very small glasses, for the price.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 18, 2017

Horrible experience. Screwed up our drinks. Sent at least 5 different servers to our table and we were the only table in the house. We had to demand our table be bussed. It was ridiculously bad.

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on July 15, 2017

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".

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Enjoyed our meal with great pizza. I ordered steak and shrimp which was delicious! We had a group of ten. They were accommodating and kept our glasses full. I would definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Fun, Romantic, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 16, 2017

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.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The food was great and the service was awesome. Definitely going back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Great Beer, Authentic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Comfort Food
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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Good food and excellent service. I accidentally left my wallet and didn't notice it until hours later. My waitress took care of it and had it put up when I returned looking for it. She was very attentive and takes care of the customers.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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?

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 (Louisville)·Dined on May 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on April 12, 2017

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.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Louisville)·Dined on April 7, 2017

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

Tags: Great Beer, Quiet Conversation
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 24, 2017

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.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Food was decent, I only complaint was the pizza was a little dry could have used more cheese and sause.

Tags: Bar Seating, Kid-friendly
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 (Louisville)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Had a great time. Service was exellent. Food was quick to come out, recommended dishes were spot on.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, People Watching, Cozy
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on March 4, 2017

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.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Pizza was amazing as was Heath our server. Limited beer on tap but an amazing Old Fashioned if you like rye whiskey.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The menu on open table does not match the restaurant menu. My husband had the chicken Parmesan sliders and they were burnt to a crisp. Meatballs taste frozen.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was wonderful and it was a perfect way to spend date night. Service was wonderful as well. I will definitely recommend this place to friends.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Louisville)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Nice place! Food was good. Service was great! Friendly, helpful, attentive wait staff.

Tags: Live Sports, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great service even with us being such a large group

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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