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About Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Cibo, pronounced "Chee-bo" in Italian, means food, but here in Philadelphia, Cibo means more than just famously delicious Italian food. To us, Cibo means a place to come together, experience live music performances, and enjoy a spectacular meal with your family and friends.

1227 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19108
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary Indian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sun-Thurs 4:00pm-10:00pm
Fri, Sat 4:00pm-10:30pm

Bar:
Mon-Thurs 4:00pm-12:00am
Fri-Sun 4:00pm-2:00am

Happy Hour
Daily 5:00pm-7:00pm

Cross Street:
13th Street & Walnut

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 923-8208

Website:
http://www.cibophiladelphia.com/

Entertainment:
Live entertainment is featured on Wednesday-Saturday evenings (6pm-10pm)

CIBO is fully staffed with professional singers performing songs that range from Judy Garland to Adele & everything in between!

Parking Details:
We provide discounted parking at the Parkway garage, located at 1201 Walnut Street. We provide a voucher while dining that reduces the fee to $10 Entrances are located on 12th, Walnut, and Sansom Streets.

Public Transit:
•Market-Frankford Line: 15th & Locust Subway-Surface Lines: 15th & Market. Broad St. Subway Line: Walnut and Locust St. Buses: Route C via Broad St. Route 41 & 21 Buses via Walnut St. Route 90 via Locust and Pine St. Regional Rail Lines: R1, R2,R3, R5, R6 and R8 stop at Penn Center at 16th & JFK. PATCO 13th & Locust.

Executive Chef:
Thomas Day III

Private Party Facilities:
Semi-private dining is available on two luxurious mezzanine areas. They are each equipped with televisions that capture the entertainment on the stage below. Banquet menus are available at a number of different price points. CIBO specializes in group dinners, and is the perfect choice for a group that wants something unique for their dinner party.

Private Party Contact:
Venus Kha: (215) 923-8208

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Cibo Ristorante Italiano Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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4.0

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (819)
Good for Groups (723)
Romantic (511)
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Neighborhood Gem (498)
Fit for Foodies (339)
Hot Spot (188)
Late-night Find (153)
Vibrant Bar Scene (118)
Notable Wine List (116)
Kid-friendly (105)
Great for Lunch (68)
Great for Outdoor Dining (63)
Live Music (41)
Great for Brunch (34)
Pre/post Theatre (26)
Good for a Date (25)
Scenic View (22)
Fun (17)
Good for Birthdays (16)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Bar Seating (9)
Casual (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
People Watching (6)
Authentic (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Outstanding Value (5)
Worth the Drive (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Great Beer (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I ordered crab cakes and was very disappointed. They contained a lot of bread type filler. My husband had a pasta dish that he said was OK, but had expected better from a restaurant touted as Italian.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Great experience.

Tags: Live Music, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options
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food4
ambience5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great Italian food. Close to the Walnut street Theater.
Come here often and never disappointed.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Tampa)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Fabulous experience and food. Live piano and excellent singers (who are the staff). I went back a second night. This place is a gem.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This restaurant has alot of awards on the door but does not live up to them. Limited menu, under staffed, no toilet paper in the restrooms, didn't feel clean in there. Skip this experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 16, 2017

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and food at Cibo. Will return

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 27, 2017

This is first time I have been back to restaurant since the name was changed to Cibo, overall I was unimpressed. Everything was lackluster, maybe it was due to most of their staff was catering to a wedding party, however no waiters or waitresses sung the entire time and our food seemed as if no effort was put forth. I know this is suppose to the same as the 'Walnut Street Supper Room' but just with a name change however it was not like anything I remember.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Servers were so nice!!! Everything perfect but miss the old style chicken parm. Not a fan of the baked. But other than that great night

Tags: Special Occasion
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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Located in walking distance to Broad Street concert hall. The booths are comfortable , the music relaxing, and the servings were large. Not a big menu. I liked the mixed green salad and dressing. The salmon was well cooked but I did not like the veggies. It was served on a bed of shredded cabbage with steamed carrots on the side. I think a polenta, pasta, potato or rice would have worked much better. Coffee was good.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Quiet Conversation
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food3
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 7, 2017

We went to the drag queen brunch. It was so much fun and entertaining. The food was delicious. Get the eggs Benedict!!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We have now been at Cibo several times with each a good experience. Solid food quality, great ambience and top-notch waitstaff. We will return regularly.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great food and service. Live piano music was wonderful. Have to come back for "Drag Queen Brunch"

Tags: Live Music
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 18, 2017

Food was forgettable. Would not go back. The pasta was sticky. The calimari was mushy. The meatballs were adequate. The help was very nice as was the house red.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Great place, food was amazing and staff was even more amazing had a great time

Tags: Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Great service but average food.
The pianist/singer was lovely. Drinks were not well balanced and a bit harsh. Not the worst place but far from the best for Italian in Philly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 25, 2017

The piano and singing made the night feel very intimate and special. The service was excellent.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Outstanding Value, Good for a Date, Live Music
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 8, 2017

Service excellent but crab cake was cold but the replacement was fine a little s
Mall for the price

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food4
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 4, 2017

My friend and I went for the Drag Brunch. Cibo has a separate prix fine brunch menu for an additional $25. It includes 1 entrée and 2 mimosas or 1 other drink. I had the Diva omelette(mushrooms, sundried tomatoes and provolone) and my friend had steak & eggs. Each included roasted potatoes.

The show was fabulous. The omelette was delicious. Cooked perfectly. I did not enjoy the potatoes. They had a very unusual taste. It tasted like they were seasoned with anise. Which did not work for me or my friend. He loved his steak.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 26, 2017

It's a very romantic place, with a great atmosphere. The people are nice and the food is great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We have never been disappointed with this restaurant--great food, even better service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Pre/post Theatre
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food5
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Took over an hour for our entrees. First order was not served due to "contamination", changed to special and still took over an hour. I would not come back.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The staff was fantastic, and the live music is amazing.

Tags: Fun, Live Music, Romantic
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food4
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 9, 2017

Made reservations via Open Table, reservations were confirmed via email. We arrived at restaurant and all the lights were off and restaurant was closed. No hours posted and no idea how reservation was confirmed or no notification given indicating reservations could not be made/confirmed because it was closed.

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food1
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Dinner before a show - perfect. Dinner with live piano - even better! Great happy hour. Excellent service - everyone super polite and dinner was delicious with beautiful presentation.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Pleasant dinner, good service, nice for a quick or a relaxed dinner

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Absolutely Horrible. Took an hour for us to get our dinner and then I Found a hair in my food.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2017

I tried Cibo last year for Reataurant week with friends and we loved it so much we came back this year! The Filet with risotto was amazing, and actually the reason we returned ha! Service was friendly and helpful both years. I'm sure we will be back again!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Best scallops I've ever had! I could've just kept eating appetizers!! The raspberry torte was out of this world!!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Our waiter was wonderful and the experience was nice. The food was very mediocre for my entire party. I ordered a steak tail filet with a side of risotto and the risotto was very crunchy while the steak lacked flavor unless I used the somewhat tasty sauce. My sister had the mussels with a side of polenta and found it very sub-par taste wise. My cousin had the shrimp with a side of spinach and found it also sub-par too taste wise. They also ran out of some of the dessert options as well as a few of the sides due to us going the last week of Restaurant Week.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Diva Brunch-fun fun fun!!! The food is secondary, but the prize fixe includes drinks and the service is outstanding! But it's the show that makes the brunch experience!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Maybe it was a bad night, but the service was slowwww, the food was not good - took a very long time to come out and was cold. The waiter mumbled something about problems in the kitchen . The manager was nice and gave us free dessert, but that wasn't good either . The entertainment was nice but I'd never go back.

Tags: Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Wanted to go to dinner with two of my daughters and cube was the only restaurant with availability on restaurant week. We had a 915 reservation. We were seated right away but all downhill from there. Waited 10minutes for beverages 40 minutes for appetizers and dinner wasn't very tasty. Best part of the dining experience was dessert. Was given 50% off bill and still paid over $100.. With tip included. My waiter was not worth $18.00 tip. Will never return. Sour seat was even moved during service for some bs excuse

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Great time, food was good and cooked well, great atmosphere, and service was outstanding. Our waitress, Kate, was fantastic. She even sang with the piano player.

Tags: Happy Hour, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Food was amzing! Went here for restaurant week to meet with a good friend for dinner and we were very impressed with the ambiance, food, and service. Used to drive pass this place all the time and so glad I finally went. Definitely coming back.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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food5
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Food and service were outstanding. Our server, Rob, added a lot to make our meal such a wonderful experience. Rob was so warm and friendly, and gave us great recommendations. There is a really good vibe at the restaurant, including the music there. We looking forward to going back many times.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, People Watching, Healthy, Hot Spot, Outstanding Value, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Casual, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Fun, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 22, 2017

Food quality was just average. We ate prior to theater and it was convent. Like most downtown Philly, the prices are high for the quality provided. However, the server and service was outstanding.

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great. The live piano music was a nice bonus.

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 2017

Good waitstaff. Decent food...had deconstructed eggs benedict -- "bread" was 1 x 1-inch square. Good place for brunch or large parties...plenty of space.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Live Music, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 2017

It was loud, but that was because it was the Philly Loves Bowie fundraiser for children's cancer research.
The food was good, but not great.
I would go back and try their dinner menu also.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 8, 2017

My husband and I and another couple went for the Bowie week Sunday brunch. It was David Bowie's and my birthday. We'd never been to Cibo before, so our experience on this special event day may be different than on a typical Sunday, but we loved it.
We got what may be the best table in the house - the semi-booth on the back wall directly facing the DJ. If you go to watch performers on the tiny stage there would be a pillar blocking your view, but it's great people-watching.
The space is very cool - beautiful and artsy/funky.
They had a pre-fixe menu with several very nice options - we all liked our choices very much.
Our server was really sweet and took great care of us, though he was unsure about some menu options and was stretched thin when it got busy.
First we were told there were no desserts with the brunch, a big disappointment on any day but especially on my birthday. But then they came through, and fabulously. Two servers brought out cheesecake with whipped cream and berries and sang 'happy birthday', beautifully! I was told that the servers sing at dinner - they were awesome, such a treat.
Later, perhaps others wanted their sweets too, and the server brought two of the best cannolis we'd ever had.
The owner checked in a couple of times to see if everything was ok, the music was great, it was a good, mixed crowd (again likely not the usual 'drag queen brunch' crowd), it was just all good!
We sat for 4 hours, had a blast, and we will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Happy Hour, Fun
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