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Rich in tradition while modern in approach, Vibo (formerly Villa Borghese) has been a staple in the Kingsway area for more than 45 years.
FOR LARGE GROUP OR PRIVATE DINING PLEASE CALL VIBO AT 416-239-1286
The menu strikes a harmonious balance between authentic Italian flavours and contemporary cuisine and changes to reflect what is fresh and in season.
Let our wood burning fire place set the mood for the evening or have the live piano music entertain you. Our private dining room may be used for business meetings or festive occasions alike.
PLEASE CALL VIBO FOR BOOKING IN OUR PRIVATE ROOM
The warm ambiance, friendly, and professional staff make this casual fine dining restaurant the ideal setting for any occasion.
A visit to Vibo will be an experience in true Italian hospitality. FOR LARGE GROUP BOOKINGS OR AVAILABILITY, PLEASE CALL VIBO AT 416-239-1286
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Vibo is always an outstanding restaurant. It breaks lots of peoples' hearts that the city might close down their outside patio. If only the Government would open restaurants but keep bars and nightclubs closed. Now that makes a lot of sense!!!
A very warm greeting. Staff were very attentive. Nice rustic ambiance. Food is always good!
Their anticovid measures were the best we have seen.
Great experience and food. I would recommend this restaurant to my friends.
The service was wonderful, the atmosphere was quiet and the food was superb! I would highly recommend Vibo as a safe place to dine during Covid.
Lots of spacing between tables. They are very careful.
Our favourite Italian restaurant! Always great food and wonderful service in lovely ambience. Enjoyed their take out service too with food always well prepared. Such a treat to have during this Covid time!
Great attentive service!
Excellent service and great selection of food.
Good service, food and ambiance!
The rack of lamb was perfect. It was cooked exactly how we liked it. So were the calamari for apetizers (both grilled and fried).
Excellent food and service, as always. We really appreciated how socially distanced we were in the back corner inside Vibo restaurant. Thank you.
Outstanding dinner, served outside. Excellent service, food delicious. A great local Italian restaurant.
Never disappointed!! First visit since COVID and nothing had changed. Great food, service and evening.
Enjoyed our visit, the food and service was great
Lovely dinner out with friends and family. On the pricey side so only for special occasions for us.
Visited VIBO many times. Last night was very disappointing. Bad service. Food was good (not excellent). Cocktails mediocre. Ambience was terrible. Sad.
Delicious from start to finish.
The food is always delicious and the service is amazing. Highly recommend it
What a great little place. The food was exceptional, the service was exceptional and our glasses were never empty. For our first COVID-19 group meal we were treated so respectfully and safely, it was a really enjoyable evening.
Best Lamb ever! Great service as always : )
Food was average. When we didn’t get bread we asked for some and were told they had “run out”. My husband was looking forward to Creme Brûlée for dessert and guess what, they were out of that too. We had something else but there was no attempt to make these unacceptable “misses” right. We won’t be returning
Joanne, Thank you for your review. We apologize for your experience with us. We wood like to make it up to you if you like to return. Please let us know when we could have you in for a return visit! Even with many unprecedented changes and adjustment during these times, this is not what we have come to provide for our guests. Please let us know how we could make this up to you and your husband, Luca
Great night out with friends!
Very good, especially if you are looking for Italian specialities
Great experience. Delicious
Fantastic, as always! The staff are extremely attentive, and the food plentiful and delicious.
In spite of all the Covid restrictions, ViBo is still the neighbourhood restaurant with the warmest ambience and the best food. It's not a complaint that the service was a bit slow at first -- their full staff isn't available, and our server was very friendly and helpful. We were pleasantly surprised to feel so at home and safe, re: masks and distancing. Can't wait for the next occasion to come here.
Incredible food. Unbelievable service. Everything was lovely. The ambiance was lacking entirely, however I can’t fault the restaurant for that right now. Will definitely be back.
To start...super friendly, they always remember our names. Their calamari is the best we've had in the city, bar none. We haven't eaten anything yet that wasn't really really good. The zucchini florets were sooo good. Too bad they are only seasonal. Highly recommend 👌
Great service and yummy food! Vibo is a wonderful place for a meal with family and friends.
wow, I've done this before, I enjoy surveys believing they are very important for you...and me. I did this one before, got to NEXT at the end and it wouldn't 'click', so, I'll try again. I'll try and keep my responses the same. I've driven past Bloor & Royal York for many years, not sure when Vibo appeared. I never knew what it was, I find the neon sign doesn't really help, most confusing, I always assumed it was a Japanese Restaurant. I finally went online and very pleasantly discovered it was an Italian Restaurant...excellent, and a good menu, so I booked it for my 49th wedding anniversary, for my wife and her Sister. We have eaten in restaurants in Italy! So, time to check this out. Food and service was great! With Covid, what a difficult situation for you guys. What a difficult situation for all of us?
On line I did indicate it was an anniversary, but didn't state which one. I thought we may have got a free tiramisu at the very least? I probably will come again!
Food was great, I had the picata which was perfect, my husband had the steak which was cooked perfectly although the fries were real heavy on the salt. The kitchen was happy and quick to redo the fires with less salt.
Service was excellent, we felt well looked after but not rushed at all.
The patio isn't fantastic, its on of those make shift ones out on a busy street and its very hot and loud with traffic noise.
Overall it was a great meal and we will definitely be back when we can dine inside.
Quite possibly the best Italian restaurant in the Kingsway (there is some competition). The branzino that I had was an excellent fish, simply prepared and delicious. The recommended wine pairing worked out well. I only hope that Vibo will be able to keep their very pleasant sun splashed outdoor area open for as long as possible; is a temporary enclosure and perimeter heating possible?
So good to be back at this wonderful restaurant after the Covid shutdown . They haven’t skipped a beat for food and service - it’s better than ever.
They accommodated us outdoors which was our preference and dinner was delicious. I wasn't sure of the caesar salad presentation but it was terrific. I would order again.
Service and food were very good. the seafood stew is to die for and the portion generous. the wine selection is extensive we had no trouble finding what we were looking for. will definitely come back (again)!
First time visiting Vibo. We had amazing food and amazing service. Live piano player was an added bonus. We will be back for sure.
Awesome experience as always! Thank you Luca and your amazing staff!
It was an enjoyable dining experience. The food was good & we didn’t have a long wait.
95th birthday celebration.
Truly a memorable and lovely experience.
Thank you Vibo and thank you to our wonderful server, Andrew☀️
Vibo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 674 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.