Attentive helpful service and great food. Accommodated my husband's garlic allergy very concientiously desire also bring packed and busy serving a party of 90 that night.
The friendly family service is worth gold. The mother, Rosa, came to our table and asked us how we were. The host helped me print tickets for the theater. (I received a last minute email from theater informing me they were not going to accept tickets from phone.) It's heart warming to experience a nice meal with a caring family. And very rare these days in metropolitan cities. Thank you Cibo.
Service was slow an not attentive. In at 6 and out at 7:45 with no time for desert. Too loud for table conversation. Salads weren’t fresh. Food was mediocre.
Wanted a quick meal before the Chris Botti show. The waiter knew our time line and placed our order before a large group. Food was great.
We had 8pm reservations on a Saturday night. When we arrived we were seated right away to the only open table. It took about 5 minutes for someone to acknowledge us. It was busy however a quick “I’ll be right with you” would have been great.
The food was okay. The bbq octopus was flavorless and the calamari was a little over cooked. My rigatoni was good and my husband’s fish pasta special was lacking flavor. The fish was previously frozen and you could tell. It was overpriced.
Just after we received our main dish and our 2nd glass of wine, at 9pm,a DJ started playing and the lights were dimmed for the disco lights. They were shining directly in our eyes.
Within 15 minutes every table was cleared out and our dinner was cut short. The music and change of atmosphere completely ruined our night. The other guests were obviously as disappointed and bothered as we were. Don’t take 8pm reservations if you turn into a night club at 9pm. It is a good looking nice restaurant and we would have never expected.
There are a lot better restaurants in Monterey. I would definitely recommend to look elsewhere.
We Mark it a point to Hot Cibo's at least one night when we're on Monterey. And we've never been disappointed.
Was looking forward to this since I had read so many good reviews but have to say the food was mediocre at best. Service was fine and wine prices were reasonable.
excellent and unique Italian food dishes. Lots of choices. Excellent appetizers as well.
Lovely. Good food, good service, walking from hotels.
The sea bass special was amazing. And their evoo for the bread was excellent. They have several wines by the glass. It can get a little loud in the bar during happy hour.
Not impressed food was good not great one meal came out cold
Delicious white bean soup and arugula salad. Would definitely eat there again!
We haven’t dined here in several years, and as you’d expect, the menu had changed. The main courses were excellent, but we were disappointed in the bruschetta appetizer. It was very bland. Service was also excellent and professional.
Excellent restaurant. Food was well portioned and very tasty. Service was attentive. Live jazz music is a great feature. Really enjoyed.
I was in town for a conference. I had pasta with sausage and saffron broth, which was delicious. I made a reservation to return two nights later.
Food was delicious and presentation very nice..Only one suggestion ..I hope they improve the desserts.. year after year that we've gone there we've been disappointed only with their desserts...
Cibo is a a wonderful restaurant and one of our absolute favorites. The food is always fresh and delicious. We can't say enough good things - try it.
We requested a quiet table and was pleased they could accommodate. I had the Veal Chop and I must admit it was spectacular. From the appetizer to the Chocolate Caramel Lava cake I was impressed. I have traveled to Paris, Lyons, All of Italy etc and this meal could stand up against all of them with few exceptions. Thank you for a memorable meal.
Wonderful dinner with excellent jazz trio playing 50-60's standards. Ravioli marvelous, rigatoni Bolognese the best ever! Tiramisu good, lighter on the cocoa powder, please... because we'll be back as soon as possible. Wine list very nice, too.
We went for happy hour for a drink before dinner, which were good and inexpensive. The only curiosity was that happy hour food was not available during the first hour, not until dinner service began. The menu had a nice selection of dishes and especially appetizers. The food was well prepared albeit a little slow coming despite a nearly empty dining room at that hour. The manager and wait staff were attentive and friendly. We would definitely go back.
I’ve been coming here for years and have always had great meals. Very convenient to Monterey Convention Center.
Very nice place. Played live music, people danced, enjoyed it.
Authentic Italian food with creative specials. It was quiet when we went, but they do have Jazz groups. We had the mixed grill, a special and the grilled beets.
This restaurant has mixed reviews, and so is mine. Nothing bad, but did not knock my socks off. The jazz music was great, the atmosphere fantastic, but the food was just OK. I think we Californians are spoiled by great foodie restaurants as a base line. The chef needs to shake it up. Nice people, lovely surroundings, but was just not dazzled from the kitchen. That's my honest feedback. I will give them another try and report back.
Well prepared, authentic Italian food. The California grilled beets were very special. We had sea bass putanesca delicioso
Great food, great service, will definitely go back! A bit noisy and not the most comfortable seating, but worth it!
Other reviews were mixed but glad we took a chance. Easy parking, live and enjoyable jazz, friendly staff, and great menu. The charred artichoke was fantastic! We loved the romantic and cozy seating. We met the owner and she made us feel very welcome. A great Italian dining date.
We loved the white bean soup and delicious salad. Great for intimate dinners or casual family gatherings.
Great meal with wonderful food and outstanding service. Open a section for us so that we could have a quiet table to enjoy good conversation to go along with the fine food. Have been there in the past and have always had a great experience. Will certainly return.
My wife and I went for the live jazz on Thursday Nov 30th. The bar was hopping and loud, but fun. My wife had the flat iron steak and said it was very good. I had the seafood pasta special that was adjusted to my preferences without any problems. The jazz trio was excellent and we would come back just for that reason alone.
We visited Cibo with my family of 16 and had a wonderful experience. Their menu has great options for every diner. We have a few gluten intolerant, lactose intolerant and vegetarians. All walked away quite happy. Our servers and wait-people were awesome! And though the restaurant was quite busy, our food arrived promptly and was delicious. Kudos to the staff and chef!
The food was very good, service outstanding and in a great location. We are in Monterey often, but for some reason haven't dined at Cibo because we thought it was too touristy. That was not the case and we will be going back for sure.
The pasta had a mechanical taste. Did you oil the pasta maker? The salmon was over cooked. Sad, I was really looking forward to it.
It was past dinner time for our family and we needed something close to the hotel that the kids would enjoy. This fit the bill.
Great dinner - start to finish! Wine list offered something for everyone. Located a few blocks away from the wharf is a real positive for us. Good value. Never rushed. Food was served hot. Presentation was lovely. Our server was extremely knowledgeable and was able to understand the dietary needs of someone with Celiac. Great evening - great dinner - highly recommend.
My wife and i were in Monterey for the 1/2 marathon. Great place for a carb load. Great service and food.
I liked almost everything about Cibo... except the food. My GF and I took the kids, and the service was great. They seated us at a nice booth. The tables are lined with paper, and they gave the kids crayons to color all over the place. They were over the moon. Our server was exceptionally helpful, knew the specials, took our order, got our food out promptly, and kept up with drinks.
Sadly, the food was the weak area. My GF ordered the Ravioli a Modo Mio, which was very bland. We love good ravioli, and make it at home. We also love artichokes in many dishes. It was a well made dish with good presentation, but overall it just fell short.
Likewise, my Pizza Coltolette was less than stellar. I love short ribs, but they were bland. While the menu said caramelized onions, they were more like onion straws. They were good onion straws, but by no means were they caramelized. The pizza was on a very thin cracker-like crust, which I knew before, but one should definitely be aware that this is not a traditional pizza.
Overall, while we really wanted to like this place, we just can't say we did. Very disappointing, because everything was great except for the food.
Another wonderful traditional Italian dinner. The food was excellent and our server Edgar knows the menu and most importantly he made you feel special.