Cibo Wine Bar King St West

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Cibo Wine Bar offers a truly authentic Italian experience in a contemporary yet soulful environment. This vibrant eatery is ideally situated in the heart of the city's entertainment and restaurant district. The original raw edge of this 8000 sq ft property has been creatively designed into a modern yet fully inviting space.
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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Food was good, but service very disappointing. This is the 3rd time there, all experienced similar issue: for the first two times, service was ok, but the recent visit, the service hit a record low.

First, reservation not found; then empty plates were stacking up, then empty water glass without topping up even once until asked at checkout. Then tips added for a small group without asking.

Blaming the Groupon voucher? Asking for tipping up at full amount.

Tips charged in full but service discounted!

AH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Ambience was nice...food was over rated. Staff was friendly and service was good

PS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience5

The food is amazing, although lacking in quantity. Wine is extremely overpriced. Atmosphere is wonderful.

QP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great drinks, and great service. Staff were kind and knowledgeable plus on top of everything. Water and wine stayed topped off and food was quick and hot.

Z
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Incredibly overpriced. Much better Italian in the area for moderate price. Go to Gusto 101 or Buca just down the street.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambiance was nice. Lot of wood and a subtle rustic look. Ambiance was nice. Lots of seating. Staff were great. I like to ask for signature drinks when I first visit an establishment. I loved Cibo's Aged Negroni. And they are not cheap on the volume either. Which is hard to find anywhere. Appetizers Calamari and Carpacio were well prepared. We had the Lobster Tuesday's specials. Rizzotto and MAC and Cheese amazing. Menu had lot to chose from. I like the special menu items they have on certain days. Only critique would be bread and hot oil - typical Italian doesn't consider that an appetizer. I did even check if there is a charge for that but it shouldn't be and it should be standard. This is Italian isn't it? Desserts were plentiful to select and delicious cannoli and cheesecake were well presented and tasted great.

MJ
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Fantastic food and atmosphere as always, Cibo is the first place I will bring a friend visiting from out of town. The only critique I would give was that it was often difficult to get our server's attention and we found ourselves waiting on him quite often. Other than that great experience, will definitely be returning.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday brunch buffet and it did not disappoint! Great variety, fresh food and wonderful service. We'll definitely do it again!

Cibo Wine Bar King St West
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Cibo Wine Bar. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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DL
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Our reservation was for 1:15 we didn't seat till 1:50 PM . . . with a reservation.

When i was getting my food i saw the kitchen staff scoop up food from a stainless steel bowl that he brought to replenish the cold-cuts with his hands . . . some dropped out of his hands (no gloves), missed the Charcuterie board and rolled onto the table - he just grabbed it and briskly tossed it back on the board. It was a trough fill up - might as well have dumped a bucket instead of a steel bowl.

The egg station staff was really nice and patient with the guests. the bacon smelled off - bacon of all things for brunch that should be right - but it was overcooked and smelled like it was old.

the cheese board was not replenished nor cared for - it was sooo messy - they could have taken it to the back cleaned up the mess a bit and brought back a nicer cleaner less crumbly version.

The tables where too close together (we were seated by the booths in the back by corner (left of the entrance leading to the washroom). Everytime someone got up either our table or a table around us someone would be bumped - Cibo is supposed to be more elegant than this.

The washroom was hot and smelled like the kitchen - need more ventilation in that area - the decor before entering the washroom was pretty striking - I loved it.

The roast beef was more tough than I had expected. I was so tender the last time I had it about 2 months back.

I was disappointed in my birthday brunch. We had this a couple of months back and we were so impressed but this time . .. not so much.

Oh and there was no plates for about 5 mins (not a lot of time but after waiting for 4 mins to be seated an extra 5 mins was tough to overlook).

EC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience4

I purchased a groupon for 4 and one other one for two. I had to pay 18 percent gratuity on the original cost of the meal which was 321. The total cost for the meal was 250. I don’t think I my children even ate 5. Worth of food.
Disappointing.....

As well, there was a terrible stench in the basement where the bathrooms were.

GC
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was amazing, but the service was terrible.
We were a group of four, so I don't understand why in a buffet restaurant, where the server came I think twice to the table, the would add 18% gratuity on the bill. I ended up paying $30 for a crappy service.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I could notice a huge difference on Cibo’s service in the last couple of years. Not sure if management has changed, but I miss the good times when I could relate Cibo as a legit Italian. Now, servers are anxious about orders and press us over to order.

AR
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Service was very good - but one dish was not fresh. Waiter exchanged happily and gave us coffee and bread on the house as compensation. Nice gesture - and he was very apologetic! I

SA
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Italian inspired menu and large interior rooms. Despite the large size, it was not too noisy. Service was prompt and overall good value for pizza and pasta. Our table enjoyed the restaurant.

PC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been CIBO several times at different locations. The overall experience was as great as other locations. Will definitely buy again!

V
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Toronto for the week end and we both enjoy good wine. Being a wine bar I expected to see orange wine on the menu which unfortunately is not offered at the king location. The sommelier was very kind and was able to suggest us another mineral wine which was absolutely delicious. Food was great, we tried the pasta and pizza. We will definitely come back.

MW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

CIBO great place for dinner. Loved the atmosphere. Will definitely go again

DD
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thursday drink specials are great and the pizza was delicious! The service was also very good. Great spot for an outing with friends or a date.

M
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good. The polenta fries were very salty. The brushetta was good. The penne were good too. Not the best meal I ever had but the service was so great I would give it another try.

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dining experience here at Cibo wine bar! We came for brunch over the weekend and it was fantastic, so decided to try out the restaurant with the regular menu and it did not disappoint! Everything came out hot and fresh, and our server went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. We will be back!

L
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Totally worth the groupon price. The food is delicious. I just always wonder what they do with all the left over food. There’s always so much. But the quality of their food is amazing. So good!

g
Toronto
60 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Lots of brunch in the city that you should try before stopping here; the Buffett is scattered and confusing, nothing is labeled. Sodas not refills which we were never informed until the bill came. And we basically sat with dirty dishes most of the time. We were also seated in front of a over sized window with the sun shining n us which was like sitting and eating in sauna - to imagine no blinds ??? Not a happy start to our Sunday will not return nor recommend.

Cibo Wine Bar King St West
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hi Gordy, We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Cibo Wine Bar takes reviews very seriously as it is our priority to ensure all guests receive an outstanding dining experience, while in a safe and welcoming environment. Please note, I have forwarded your comments to upper management for review. Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The brunch items had no names or ingredients listed. You had to guess what you were eating. The Sunday brunch buffet is not a good choice for anyone with any dietary restrictions. The staff were extremely busy and unavailable to answer any questions. The serving utensils for the buffet were short and fell back into the food after hands had touched them. There was no hand sanitizer anywhere. An 18% gratuity was automatically charged (a Groupon was used).

Cibo Wine Bar King St West
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello, We appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Cibo Wine Bar takes reviews very seriously as it is our priority to ensure all guests receive an outstanding dining experience, while in a safe and welcoming environment. Please note I have forwarded your comments to upper management for review. Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience1

Sunday brunch - poor service, staff were not very friendly, they looked very unhappy, when we asked how come no one is smiling the manager said well its Sunday.
would not recommend it

Cibo Wine Bar King St West
Responded on November 5, 2019

Hello, We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience and appreciate you taking the time to provide feedback. Cibo Wine Bar takes reviews very seriously as it is our priority to ensure all guests receive an outstanding dining experience, while in a safe and welcoming environment. Please note, I have forwarded your comments to upper management for review. Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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T
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

The servers were frequenting our table, made us feel rushed. We were working our way slowly through food but there was a feeling of being rushed. Appreciate prompt service but this was a bit over the top.
But otherwise loved Cibo

LS
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite restaurant and location for the past 5 years! Food is outstanding, definitely a place to visit.

Cibo Wine Bar King St West
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Cibo Wine Bar. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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MO
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. I have been there a few times and I’m always impressed. It’s a great atmosphere for a first date, friend gathering, or to take your parents. Very nice.

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had a great time here! Food was awesome and we loved the environment. Definitely will go back!

Cibo Wine Bar King St West
Responded on November 5, 2019

Thank you for your positive feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your dining experience at Cibo Wine Bar. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! Best, Sarah K. Marketing Coordinator Liberty Entertainment Group

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KB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has a really neat feel to it. We asked our server for recommendations for appetizer and our dinners and she definitely gave great suggestions. Everything was amazing. Would definitely recommend and would definitely go back again when in the area.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Everything was good but the food. A few people ordered the carbonara and it was oily, the sauce had separated and the eggs were scrambled. Really not great.

Appetizers and drinks were good as was server and ambiance.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All was good!

N
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The food was nothing special, the pizza was sort of like fast food pizza, the service was terrible. Wouldn't recommend especially since there are so many better Italian places in the city!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had friends in from BC and this was the perfect place to showcase great food, wine and ambiance for her 40th birthday! Really enjoyed it.

c
Toronto
88 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Requested a table that was not squeezed in between 2 tables and what did we get, a table squeezed in between 2 tables. The restaurant was not full yet so the hostess basically didn’t read the notes.

Has the mozzarella di bufala pizza. Was very watery. So watery when I took the leftover home in the cardboard box, it literally stuck to the box. I had to get a knife to cut the bottom out.

Other than than, service and food is pretty decent. Prices are average so I go here from time to time. Not special but nothing horrible.

MP
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and interior;) food was so great! Wine was super good too! Service level was excellent too
Dessert great

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went there for date anniversary, and we really loved the place. I had seafood risotto and my husband ordered lasanha. Both were good! My husband loved the lasanha. For desert, I recommend the lime cheesecake, it was perfect.
The staff was also good! We will be back, for sure.

CD
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience5

We got a groupon for brunch. The waitress wasnt very attentive at all. I showed her the groupon from the beginning and she said they take it at the end. At the end she brings the regular bill anyways. It took some time to get the groupon bill and there was a mandatory 18% gratuity attached. Unless there's a party of 6 or more, that shouldn't be mandatory... there was 2 of us, and the service wasnt worth 18%

LL
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

The space inbetween tables was so narrow that every time someone passed , I have to stand up to let them pass! Very annoying !

CT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed the food and the ambiance. Our service is very friendly and nice. We would recommend friends to Cibo.

ND
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Taste of ravioli was very disappointing (sauce). Fried calamari and and bread appetizer was amazing though.

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