Cibreo Italian Kitchen

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902 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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About

Cibreo Italian Kitchen serves authentic Tuscan fare in Cleveland for lunch and dinner. With fresh and local ingredients, this restaurant provides a delicious meal along with signature cocktails and a fine selection of wine. The Cibreo Italian Kitchen also plays host to a 165-seat private facility that offers catering for large and small affairs.

The Cibreo Italian Kitchen menu includes a prix fixe option with an appetizer, two meals and a bottle of wine. Diners can enjoy starters such as roasted peppers or calamari fritti, followed by meals such as seafood risotto or salmon with red lentil and wild rice. There are options for vegetarians on the menu and a dessert menu that features a variety of gelato and Tuscan favorites.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation


Lunch: Moday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
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Phone number
(216) 862-9212
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Erik Martinez
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Catering
For those who appreciate the kind of hospitality that embraces even the simplest of details, Driftwood Catering offers our guests a wide variety of event scheduling for rehearsal dinners or weddings, parties, business retreats and other entertainment needs. We have the ability to cater any event whether at one of our dedicated private facilities or off site. Also available to our clients is our team of food trucks, Dim and Den Sum and Hodge Podge of the Food Network’s The Great Food Truck Race, which allows us to bring our kitchen to you.
catering@thedriftwoodgroup.com
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Excellent service and food. Made playhouse experience very enjoyable

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2016

The food was great and the service was great. The issue we had was that we had to climb stairs to get to our table which was in a very room. I've dined here many times and never had to do this. I wish I would've known this before hand so I could've requested not to sit upstairs in a small room.

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1.0Dined on August 27, 2016

My first (and last) experience at Cibreo was not good. My party of four was seated upstairs at a corner table with little light and no ambiance even though there were many nicer tables available.

Service was slow in all aspects of table service including waiting 15 minutes for a refill of a glass of wine to delivery of our food which we actually had to get up and request! Our entries were dry possibly from sitting under warming lights waiting for our server.

From someone who dines out on a regular basis, I have to say this was one of the poorest experiences I've had and I was embarrassed to have suggested Cibreos to my guests!

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3.0Dined on August 27, 2016

Terrible The food was mediocre or less. Service very fair. We thought the convenience to the theater would be worthwhile but never again!!

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2016

One of the best restaurants in playhouse Square. The food and service were excellent. Will go back soon.

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2.0Dined on August 17, 2016

reservations were for 6:15- we arrived early
didn't get dinner until 7:30.
couldn't stay for dessert because we had an 8 p.m performance across street

service very slow.
restaurant was not busy
not impressed

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2.0Dined on August 17, 2016

We stopped dining at Cibreo after poor service time and time again. We are season ticket holders to the Playhouse so we have eaten at Cowell & Hubbard for the last 2 seasons. My friend wanted to give Cibreo another try, so we did. About a month ago we had a wonderful dining experience with Mike. We decided we would start coming back to Cibreo again in the future. On our next visit to Cibreo Mike was not on staff that day. We had a woman who was one of the worst servers ever. She seemed bothered to be waiting on us. The service was so slow and the restaurant was only half full. Looks like we will not be returning to Cibreo for the 2016-2017 Broadway series. It is a shame that your wait staff is consistency poor.

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3.0Dined on August 16, 2016

Lasagna was a hearty serving of pure deliciousness!!!! Do NOT recommend spaghetti however. Desert was to die for ( in a good way ).

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3.0Dined on August 11, 2016

The food was good but we had issues with the service. First , Our server failed to bring bread to our table, We were seated at 6:30 by 7:00 I had to go find her to place our order because we had theater tickets for 8:00, then I also had to search for her to get our check at 7:45 ! We were almost late for the show !! Very upsetting !good thing it was just across the street!

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5.0Dined on August 11, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants in downtown Cleveland! I am never disappointed, and this visit was no different. The food and service are outstanding and they are attentive to time constraints due to the Playhouse/theater being across the street. I highly recommend this restaurant! I have been here on very busy nights; this visit was not too busy, but the experience was as excellent as I have come to expect. I was with a friend who was there for the first time.....and loved it! Our server was Lydia and was attentive and knowledgeable.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2016

Unfortunately the service for this visit was sub par. We had theater tickets for an 8 curtain call. We had made him aware of this. He disappeared for over 15 minutes once we concluded our meal and we were unable to order a dessert that we had plan to order. It was already 7:25 and he told us he could get it out to us in ten minutes but we did not want to rush through dessert plus we had older women with us. He then brought our bill as one even though we had told him to separate the bill. And the real kicker is the restaurant wasn't even busy.... 25% full maybe. We will come again just for its location across from Playhouse.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2016

Excellent food and service from Mike when dining for our anniversary. When in Cleveland again, we will be sure to come back.

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2016

Everything was great. Service was fast and friendly and the food very very good.

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5.0Dined on July 30, 2016

Our group of 5 had dinner at Cibreo's on Saturday evening. The food and service were excellent! We each had something different from the menu, and the vote was unanimous - we'll gladly dine there again.

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2016

We have been to cibreo several times and always had a wonderful experience. We were going to the theater and did not order drinks which I believe impacted our service. My meal, the special, was good. My husband had the chicken parmigiana. The chicken was over cooked and dry. He said the sauce tasted like it came from a can. The manager always comes over to ask about the meal. There were several large tables that he checked on frequently. We were ignored. Overall I was quite disappointed from a place that I had previously enjoyed.

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4.0Dined on July 29, 2016

Good food, good place to go before a show at Playhouse Square

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1.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Despite being 1 of 5 tables service was very slow. Food was mediocre at best and very overpriced.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Small portions (didn't get full and had to go to another restaurant after a two course meal at cibreo to get full, service by Sean was great however!!
All in all a great experience - will return soon!

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3.0Dined on July 23, 2016

The service was slow. Food was good--not great. Had heard mixed reviews of this restaurant. Too many other good choices so won't go back.

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2016

Great place to have dinner before a show at Playhouse Square. The service is very efficient and they ask you what time your show begins. The noise level is a bit high, but the food is good.

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1.0Dined on July 13, 2016

service was twrrible. waited an hour for a pasta dish and small roasted beef. restaurant was very empty. manager blamed it on the server for not entering the order until we complained. would not go bavck again.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2016

Their free pesto and butter dip with olive oil drizzle and foccacia bread is my favorite thing about it.

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4.0Dined on July 10, 2016

We were a few minutes late of our reservation (accidentally) but were assured it wasn't an issue and seated right away. As we had an early dinner reservation to see a show, we both ordered a drink and split an appetizer, an entree, and a dessert. Everything we ordered (the meatballs, the lobster pasta, and the chocolate panna cotta with mint and crystallized orange) was fantastic. The decor and ambiance alone were reason to return, and we were asked when seated if we had a curtain call to be sure that we were able to be out in time to make our 6:30 curtain call.
Overall, I would absolutely recommend this restaurant for a special occasion dinner.

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5.0Dined on July 10, 2016

I have now dined at Cibreo twice...once with a large group of friends before a concert and most recently an early dinner with my daughter and granddaughter after seeing "Phantom of the Opera." Both events took place at the State Theater, Playhouse Square, which is conveniently right across the street from the restaurant. On both occasions, I and the others with whom I dined found Cibreo to be a pleasant experience...food, service and ambiance. Cibreo Italian Kitchen is not only a convenient place at which to dine before or after an event at Playhouse Square, it is truly a restaurant for which it is worth making a special trip into the City. And, for anyone who is a resident of downtown Cleveland, you're fortunate to have such a great establishment close by.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

My boyfriend and I were seeing phantom of the opera and needed a restaurant nearby that would be romantic and fit our formal entire. We chose cibreo and it was an amazing experience! The atmosphere was beautiful. It was perfect for the fancy night we were planning but it's suitable for other occasions too. We drank Chianti and loved it! The pesto oil for the bread was tasty- so much that I tried replicating it once I got home. Most of all my pasta was perfect. Two thumbs up!!! We will definitely be making our way back.

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5.0Dined on July 9, 2016

This was my second visit and I was not disappointed! I brought a first-time visitor as well and she was blown away by her meal. From the drinks to the caprese salad (delicious and fresh!) to the meal (pasta bolognese) and desserts - not a bit of disappointment in anything.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2016

Food was not good. Two of the three dishes were so salty we couldn't eat them. Way overpriced. However, ambiance and service were excellent.

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1.0Dined on July 6, 2016

We were the only four in the restaurant. It took awhile for the server to take our food order. We waited at least 45 minutes for our meals. The server never came over to apologize. Also waited 15 minutes for her to take our credit card to pay. Very disappointed in this restaurant and service.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2016

place was awesome- food was great- and service was terriffic

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2016

Great service. Friendly wait staff
Menu had variety of choices.
Ample portions. Good wine list
Nice way to start the evening when going to the theatre

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2016

The evening was perfect down to the last detail. I surprised my girlfriend with tickets to Phantom of the Opera across the street, and the staff made sure we were taken care of and out on time. Great food and atmosphere. Ideal for a special occasion romantic date meal.

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2016

This was our first visit to Cibreo and we were quite pleased. We were celebrating our 19th wedding anniversary. The food was wonderful. The service was excellent. We expected the noise level to be high given the amount of people in the restaurant but the opposite was true. My wife and I were able to carry on a conversation at a normal level without having to raise our voices. It gave us a sense of intimacy and privacy. Food was a little pricy but I would consider this a special occasion/night out on the town type of place. I would highly recommend Cibreo Italian Kitchen.

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3.0Dined on July 2, 2016

Service was good but I didn't feel the food was average for the above average cost.
I will not be back

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4.0Dined on July 2, 2016

Entre was quite exceptional and the service was fantastic. Only complaint was dry tiramisu. Overall an enjoyable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2016

we were met at the door with smiles even though we were 30 minutes late. seated with smiles our server was ready to give us his spiel but smiled that we knew what wine and dinner we wanted and did not mind that we split apps and dinner (going to the show, didn't want to eat that much). The roaming manager was all smiles and shook hands when we complimented the service and food. just an overall outstanding experience. thanx Cibreo crew.

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3.0Dined on July 1, 2016

Here's the issue - they frequently seem to be poorly (under) staffed for the Playhouse Square shows. We arrived at 6PM and left at 7:45 - dinner was served at 7:15 - made us nervous. The food , however, was very good - the chicken parmegiani was plentiful and tasteful. The pasta dishes were small for dinner, but very good. Will return and hope the service is better.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2016

The chop salad and calamari were delicious and made a great dinner, I couldn't finish it all.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2016

Amazing food and wine! Went there before a show. Service was a little slow though

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2.0Dined on June 29, 2016

Server was new and obviously had not received enough training before being allowed to serve customers. Nice person, not her fault. Food was mediocre and luke warm. Nothing awful, just underwhelming to say the least.

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2016

We ordered 2 appetizers and a salad and never got the salad. Tito's, but got Kettle 1. Only got the bread when we asked.

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