Cibo Trattoria

4.2
912 reviews
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“Cibo Trattoria cooks authentic Italian cuisine with ethically sourced, seasonal local ingredients prepared in a traditional manner. Our 'from scratch kitchen' works with Mother Nature and embraces the Slow Food philosophy to showcase rustic elegance in our cuisine.”

Proud to be the pioneer member of Slow Foods Vancouver, Cibo is located off the Moda Hotel lobby and just steps away from the Orpheum Theatre.

Join us for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

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Sun 8:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 8:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 7:45PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Fri 8:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 8:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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KG
Seattle
28 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The restaurant is located in a hotel diagonally opposite the Orpheum Theatre, and i understand it is quite busy with pre-show dinners. We dined late on a Tuesday evening when it was very quiet. The meals are good and service is prompt and friendly.

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BM
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 5

Ridiculously small portions, absolutely guaranteed you will walk away hungry ... $125.00 ($145.00 with tip) for four and we had to stop at a corner store afterwards and buy crackers and peanut butter to make up for the lack of food served. No bread offered (even though there were bread plates on the table and this IS, after-all, an Italian restaurant), no tea or coffee offered and a small glass of luke-warm water that was never filled. What food was served was actually very good ... but the unbelievably small portions are simply stupid, like it's a joke. Never again ... ever.

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TN
Baltimore
52 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Portions very small for price unless you get the three course special. Food was okay. Would not go back again unless I was staying at the hotel. I picked this place because of the 1,000 point open table bonus.

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OT
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Def a go to spot! Should be more popular than it is. Great staff as well, will be back!

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M
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. Great service . A bit noisy but great atmosphere. Will return for sure and will recommend as well.
Perfect place to go before going to a show .

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F
Vancouver
21 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

My wife and I have enjoyed Cibo many times before but this last meal was a letdown. I had the 6oz ribeye which was at least 50% fat while she had a meal of only two lamb popsicles which were also mainly just fat. While dessert was very good, it’ll be awhile before we go back to Cibo

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KH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was early to there wasn't a noise level which was great. The service was very good...attentive, pleasant and efficient. The food however we found heavy-handed and not well balanced hence not a good value for the cost.

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M
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

We went to Cibo on the Sunday night of the long weekend. Traffic was brutal and I tried to call three times to advise we would be late. No answer. We discovered when we arrived that the server was all alone on the floor, so she was too busy to answer the phone. She was running the whole evening even though she seemed clearly under the weather. We tipped her well. Who knows the reason behind it, but they were understaffed.

The rest of the experience was fine. I had the Pork Belly, which was really good. My wife had the lamb special which she said was just OK. Dessert was tasty. We shared the olive oil cake.

The overall experience was good. The atmosphere and ambience is nice and calming. The food was good, not outstanding. The server was attentive and accommodating, but overworked.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Food is terrible

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8
Atlantic Canada
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Generally a pleasant environment and good food, though extraordinary.

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EC
Vancouver
18 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best tasty brunch! Puzzled why it's not a busy place at all....

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MI
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great value for money and the service and food was fantastic.

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F
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

PRO: Nice place, small and elegant. We tried the Dine Out 3 courses menu: the price was ok for the menu. Staff really nice and professional, good selection of wines. Lovely pannacotta, I loved the combination with basil. The Falanghina was super.

CONS: the burrata was amazing, but such a thin slice!same for prosciutto e melone, a little ungenerous portions. The Spaghetti were full of water (definitely too too much) and the vongole had an unpleasant back taste. The chocolate cake was good, but such a thin slice to be almost sad. The porchetta (isn't this pancetta arrotolata?) had a fatter taste than expected, but this is just my taste. I would not serve it with a leaf of kale, but again, it'my taste.

Generally I can't complain, not everything meet my expectations but it's a good restaurant. Not sure if we'll give another shot.

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LT
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

the table they gave us was close to the fireplace and the entire time we were there was not pleasant. i even asked to do something about it but nothing... ignored!
food wise, nothing out of the ordinary. the porchetta lack taste but it is tender. we were all rushing to just get out of the warm table. it was very uncomfortable.

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l
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 4ambience 2

the server we had was exceptional but the food was not anything to write home about. Other than the deserts ... we were definitely not impressed .

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L
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Excellent service. Will definitely return soon.

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M
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The food was delicious!

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C
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful Dine Out experience at Cibo! The three course meal was fabulous, the wine pairing recommendation on point and the service wonderful. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves and great night out.

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GT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic! And food was delicious:) Excellent dining experience and highly recommend.

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, food and value

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OT
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, this was my first time here and we loved it. Came for dine out but want to come back another time for the regular menu.

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k
Vancouver
80 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very delicious food at a very reasonable price!!! Would definitely return.

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JU
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Fornasetti Wall Plates!!!!!

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RY
London
22 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Best spaghetti vongole we ever had. Lots of garlic. Limited veg options.

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H
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Having dinner at Cibo on New Year's Eve was a very very bad decision. I made a reservation for 2 at 9 pm. We arrived at 9:10 and a gentleman warmly welcomed us and seated us. It was a 6 course menu at $98 per person.

By 10:45, we were only served 4 courses. The wait time between the courses was far to long, especially that the restaurant wasn't busy. We ordered drinks as soon as we came in and we only got them after the first course, bread, which took 25 mins to come.

At 10:45 I very politely asked the server if possible to reduce the wait time between courses as we have a place to be at later. They sent the prawns course and 2 mins later, not being done with the prawns, the gentleman served us the veal dish out saying 'Since you guys asked the food to be rushed, here you go'. I genuinely replied 'Thank you very much' and got a sarcastic 'you're welcome very much' reply from him.

Later, when I was done with the prawn dish and the table was crammed, I reached out to put my empty side plate on the empty shared plate then the server aggressively snatched it from my hand and loudly started clearing the table smashing plates together. Incredibly disrespectful. The server was very passive aggressive. Before even getting a taste of the veal and the dessert, I asked the bill because I had enough at this point. When I was paying he remarked 'not a fan of the veal eh?'. Again very disrespectful and his actions were very unwarranted.

I will never ever come back here again. The 6 course dinner was per person but instead of getting us our main courses on on separate plates, we got them in shared plates.

Overall, a shame for a very nicely decorated restaurant to be ruined by a terrible, rude and passive aggressive service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Food lacked flavor. Place was empty and they were missing alot of items on the menu.

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W
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Out with friends and wanted a great drinks menu (cocktails & wine) to go with good Italian food

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TM
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Christmas Eve dinner

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WW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Ottawa and had our Christmas eve dinner at the restaurant, which was a 7 course fish/seafood menu. It was absolutely fantastic. Each course was carefully prepared and delicious and just the right amount of food. The house made focaccia was amazing. Our 13 year old son enjoyed the make your own non alcoholic cocktails, an interesting idea of having the customer choose 3 adjectives, from which the bartender would design a cocktail. I had the wine pairing with dinner and each pairing was perfectly matched with some unique selections as well. The service was wonderful; our server was genuinely nice and fun to be around. Thank you for making our Christmas eve in Vancouver so enjoyable.

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G
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It was cold outside and we kicked off the weekend with brunch at Cibo. We had the traditional all day breakfast (pork sausage stuffed with apples) and salmon lox. The menu is bit different than listed on OpenTable but overall quality / presentation was well done. Service was attentive and the warm crackling fireplace set up the holiday mood. It’s quaint restaurant with Italian influences hence the brunch menu offerings are not the usual standby but we’ve been here twice and enjoyed it!

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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

A cozy place with decent food. Went on a Sunday night for family dinner and it wasn't busy, perfect for us. Waitress's service is way above Canadian standard which is awesome and difficult to come by. Food taste good in general, some were great value but I wish they had used better ingredients in one of the dish that we ordered though it doesn't taste bad. Will definitely come again!

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S
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Colin was an amazing server and the maître d made a great wine suggestion. It was a lovely evening and we would highly recommend sitting at the bar!

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CM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

Our food was good, but I found the menu to be small. Nothing really appealed to me, so I picked the only thing that I didn't mind. The restaurant was horribly noisy ..... my husband and I had to almost yell across the table to converse. Our server was lovely, very competent and attentive, however it was so loud on the place that we couldn't hear her either. We will not go again.

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AF
Vancouver
23 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot for lunch. Food is terrific. Service is warm and prompt. Beautiful fireplace which emits warmth and is welcoming.

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AA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The lady server was very nice, helpful with the menu and sweet. But the man was indifferent and stressfull.

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our dining experience at this restaurant. We will definitely come back.

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AB
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very eclectic setting, but amazingly good food & service. Not your standard Italian fare but with much more imagination. Well within walking of most West End hotels. If you are looking for something different, relax here & enjoy.

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PZ
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

I enjoy dinner at this restaurant more. Went there for brunch and some food are just taken directly from the fridge without any effort (cheese plate and a pre boiled egg).... meatball is super small and is nothing like a traditional Italian meatball... this feels like taking some frozen food and reheat to serve. I am expecting a bit more effort from a great italian restaurant in the neighbourhood, especially when they are charged in range of 18 dollars per plate. Of course, if their main target is the tourists, I have no problem and that’s their business model.

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OT
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The menu had next to no options. Especially if you are looking for a traditional Italian meal. This is nothing like that. Good option if you want a $20 cocktail. Service was good but that was about it.

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BD
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food, attentive staff and great location.

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