Cibo Bistro

4.7
507 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
  • Romantic
“Cibo" (pronounced CHEE-bo) means food in Italian, and that’s what this Italian Bistro is all about. We like to keep the menu simple, tasty, and focused, using fresh local ingredients. Cure our own meats, make our own cheese and hand roll our pasta. We make almost everything in house with a menu that changes seasonally.

* Due to the popularity of our weekends, parties of 4 or less are requested to limit their stay to 2 hours in courtesy of reservations booked after them, thank you in advance *

Large parties of 6 or more will be charged an automatic gratuity of 18%

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
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Phone number
(780) 757-2426
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Rosario Caputo
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
104 Ave & 112 Street
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Parking details
Cibo Bistro is located in Oliver Village which provides a full size Public parking lot with FREE parking with registration of licence plate. Cibo Bistro's front door faces the garden area, so park where ever you like and walk on over.

Starting August 2016 guests will be required to register their licence plate in a tablet located at the front door. Failure to do so will result in a $75 ticket.
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Public transit
#2, (#112 - #111 weekdays)

One Block walk from Grant Macewan College Bus Hub
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Entertainment
Tucked away off 104th Ave in Oliver Village picture a garden side patio, and a Bistro adorned with candle lit tables, modern pieces and old world touches. The 50 seat modern Italian Bistro is perfect for a romantic night out, an intimate evening with friends or a large gathering of family and co-workers. Private bookings are also available for large corporate functions & private parties.
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Special events & promotions
Special events and dinners are hosted at Cibo Bistro throughout the year. We've been known to bring in wine makers from Italy or host a fun event taking you on a mini trip to Italy for the night. Follow us on twitter @cibobistroedm or like us on Facebook to stay in the know of our upcoming events.

Additional
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 507 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.5
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4.4
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Excellent special occasion dining. Pricey but worth it. You could actually carry on a conversation while dining , very rare these days. The food was very well presented and tasted wonderful.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always have a good time and good food when I go to Cibo Bistro. They did over cook my steak the first time but were quick to fix the mistake. I do miss the sunchokes that used to come with the ribeye but over all the food was amazing. My fiance had their feature pasta with fresh shaved truffles and it was so good!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent meal, nice ambience, just perfect!

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2.0Dined on June 13, 2018

It took ten minutes for the table to be addressed. The third course was to salty for me to eat, and the next course to spicy (although I did not mention spicy as a non preference at the start so that was my fault). No customer service was offered to rectify the issue. For $150 a person and talking this place up was pretty dissatisfied with the overall experience. Will not be returning in the future.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Friendly, attentive yet unobtrusive, knowledgeable service.
Appetizer: 3 large tasty nicely seasoned meat balls in reduced sauce served wth special toast.
Lamb with pasta was tasty but the sauce over-powered the lamb flavour.....(I love lamb)
Duck breast was very tasty and cooked to my specs: rare, and the delicate seasoning complemented the taste of duck ( I love duck and goose); the accompanying vegetable was very sour and salty cabbage which my dining companion didn't like.
Dessert of delicate flon-like milky-jello was OK.
Each shared dish was separated and neatly decorated individually at the kitchen instead of doing that at the table, thank you :-)
2 pairs of Complimentary dessert for each table: they taste nice when you eat both flavours together.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

An Italian Restaurant located just west of the Ice district in Oliver & (in my opinion), one of the top restaurants in Edmonton . Very friendly staff, and a very simple menu of items to dine on. Flavor combinations that truly work. had the spring asparagus and black truffle tagliette (light, simple but with loads of flavor) and the best arancini in town (crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside). Simple combinations that work.
Very worthwhile to seek out and try.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2018

An incredible experience. The food was exceptional; beautifully prepared by true professional chefs. Presentation was perfect. Almost Michelin 1 Star, and could make it to that level without a great deal more effort.

The service was literally perfect. It was as if our server was psychic or something.

If you are looking for a brilliant evening of Italian food better than one gets in most places in Italy, this is your choice.

And, the price is right, great value for impressive food and atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Absolutely fantastic experience with a group of 10. Great service, very interesting food selections. Outstanding experience overall. Highly recommend checking out Cibo.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

A great dining for foodies looking for the Italian experience. Server was very knowledgable with explaining the origins of the dishes. The food was exceptional and the features they have make it interesting if you've gone through the whole menu. I had the feature, Agnolotti with ricotta and black truffle. The first bite was like experiencing something amazing for the first time. Flavours blended well in an immaculate explosion in your mouth. I can talk about how amazing this place is but the best thing you can do is experience it yourself, with the JayCorp recommendation.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We arrived early but was able to be seated right away. The owner waited on us. She told us about the restaurant and is offerings. They cater to the date night needs of allowing you to share throughout the entire menu and will split the larger dishes. Drinks are very reasonably priced. They serve the courses much like an authentic Italian restaurant would with ample timing between to savour the flavours and converse with your date. We were treated to two truffles and dessert squares when the check came.
Very good service. Great tasty food leaving you full and satisfied.

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

the appetizers were good but a little small for the price (ie pollenta fritta and salad ) total =$31 and literally was 1/2 the size of comparable appies in similar restaurants.
Pasta - she had Garganelli for $27...again very good but a little pricey I had Mint Bigoli - interesting flavors again good but not a large portion so we decided to split Guance di Maiale – braised pork cheeks, parsnip puree, rainbow carrot salad, rosemary demi - $37 - it was sooo good but again...smallish portion for the price. Overall food was very good but price to portion ratio is off a little...my advise to CIBO - either increase portions or lower prices a little on appies, pastas and mains.
Dessert - she had Chocolate Cake – $12 very rich and dense but tasty. I had chef special Tiramisu canoli - this was a miss...Cannoli shell was nice and crisp and fresh but filling was basically ricotta and cream plus it was only slightly bigger than a lipstick case

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

Excellent food, creatively composed and presented, great wait staff, excellent wine list. Can't ask for much more.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

We came for an early meal during the week. The food and wine was delicious. A very nice selection. We shared a cheese board and two of the pasta dishes. The room was a bit chilly and we needed to keep our sweaters on. Our server was fantastic. She had a very good knowledge of the menu and features. Will definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great food, service, and atmosphere. We'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Cibo, is our favourite place in Edmonton, for amazing food. We are never disappointed in the quality and freshness of their tasty menu. Lisa and her team provide the best service to complete an amazing dinning experience. We can’t say enough good things about Cibo!

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The service my wife and I received was excellent. The restaurant has a nice ambiance and the food as very good. Several dishes incorporated in season produce very nicely. The cocktails were also very well done.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Overall, everything was very good... but nothing was amazing in terms of taste, or stood out in terms of creativity or plating (although I know this can be challenging with pasta). The staff were so great I almost hate to say this, but for the price you pay, just go to Corso. Similar price, unforgettable food. They do have a lovely patio though, so I’d definitely return for lunch or drinks and desserts.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Another amazing dining experience at Cibo. Lisa and Rosario never disappoint - service and food are outstanding

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Fresh food, friendly service, great atmosphere! I would highly recommend for anyone who enjoys authentic Italian dishes...with creative flair.

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Service was great - lovely wine reasonably priced. Excellent polenta!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Meal was excellent. Great mixing of flavours. Just the right amount of food. the Panna Cotta is superb

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Cibo is a lovely little spot with great ambience and a wonderful, creative, ever-changing menu. My only complaint is the same as the other two times I've been - someone in the kitchen over-salts the food consistently. Otherwise, the fresh pasta is fantastic and I believe the ricotta is house-made, and is totally addictive. The service is also warm and friendly and very professional.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

First time dining at CIBO. We would definately go again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Cibo has become our "go - to" place in central Edmonton. We know we can count on tasty, beautifully-prepared food with excellent service. Quite simply, a great dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great food and wonderful service. The ambiance was really nice and the location is very convenient and easy to find parking.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was outstanding. The place itself is very nice. The food was just ok. The antipasti were very good, the Bogoli and Raviolini were also good if a little over salted. Unfortunately the Garganelli was a bad miss with the pasta way undercooked, almost crunchy, even after both were sent back for a second attempt. We were told they are egg based and that's just how they are. Well I guess that just means we won't be back. They did take both off the bill which was appreciated. Too high of expectations maybe?

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I LOVED the chocolate cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D & zee pasta of course #ciao

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

The bistecca was very salty. The waiter said that that was a product of cooking down the ragu. Doesn’t happen in my house, so should not happen there. The restaurant was highly rated in the annual Avenue Magazine restaurant review. Personally, I was disappointed. Wait service was very good.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We stopped in after making a last minute reservation on the way to the hockey game on a Saturday night. We were pleasantly surprised to find parking with no hassle. Our server was gracious in pointing out which items to avoid in order to make it to the game on time. The evening was pleasant despite our rush, the pasta was tasty and we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Fantastic night. The staff was so accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. I can’t recommend this place enough.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food! Wonderful Service! Great dining experience!!

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Overall good, pasta and roasted caulk were very good but lamb shank was disappointing bland. Great desserts, nice cocktails. Ambience is lacking, room really lacks a focus, feels a little cold and detached.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Excellent, well crafted appetizer and the perfect pasta, what else do you need? Service was very friendly and highly attentive, without being obtrusive.
Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Always a pleasure, always delicious. Love this place

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Perfect date restaurant. Amazing food, the service is wonderful (not around you all night but around when you need something) and the establishment itself is very nice. Would recommend to anyone celebrating a special occasion or just a date night. 10/10.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

This place was great. Hubby and I went for a romantic date and being pregnant I was so thrilled to learn that all of their cheese is pasteurized. Our server was so knowledgeable and very sweet and the food was excellent and prompt. I also enjoyed how there was a large fresh bouquet of flowers in the ladies restroom- just a nice touch.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

The food, service, ambiance and wine were Amazing! Everything was hot, fresh and savoury. I wish I had more room to eat! Our server Dagni was knowledgeable and friendly. We were sharing plates to get the most out of the experience and they even split our food up for us. They even called our cab for us when we were leaving. It was worth every penny and I will definitely be going back!

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4.0Dined on February 16, 2018

Not much to say that I have not said a few times before - this is one of the city's most reliable restaurants - delicious, delicious food, courteous, efficient service and a beautiful room. And ample free parking. Cannot beat it. Just love this place. TT

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

The potato soup had an odd flavour and the beet salad was okay.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Cibo is a great restaurant. The food is very creative, prepared with distinction. The service was very knowledgeable and the ambiance is very romantic.

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