Vibo Restaurant

4.6
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
ViBo Restaurant says...

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
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PF
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Server was fantastic! Food was very good but not as amazing as we remembered. We were seated by the piano and found it a bit loud for conversation. Would ask to be seated elsewhere in the restaurant next time.

PM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything!!! Our new west end...high end..high quality date night go to!

L
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fresh food creatively prepared and excellent service

MR
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Feed was good, service was excellent. They sat us right beside a wood burning fireplace which was great.

It felt a little overpriced.

OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars and went there for Valentine’s Day. We were not aware of the prix fixe menu (though it was probably stated somewhere and I just didn’t notice) - 80$ for a 3 course meal. The meal was exquisite with very very generous portions. Yummy! The reservations were staggered so we didn’t feel congested even though it was a busy night. Vibo never disappoints.

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Valentine’s Eve and last day of Winterlicious so it was busy. Service was good and quite fast. Wine list was good with many options and price points.
It has a busy but not frenetic atmosphere.
We’ll be back.

f
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice winterlicious deal

CM
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

We came to celebrate Valentines’s Day early and take advantage of Winterlicious. The warm mushroom salad was outstanding. The osso buco was good but the sauce was much too weak, too bland, to pair with the polenta.

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Warm Forest Mushroom salad and Warm sticky toffee caramel date cake with cafe latte gelato is perfect for the winter weather.

HK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Disappointed with the food and service for Winterlicious. Had the pork tenderloin and it wasn't bad but came with a side of roast potatoes and spinach which was tasteless and looked awful...a blob of green on the plate. Our entree took an hour and we had to ask about it. We paid for 2 hours for parking and had to rush through lunch and our bill came with our dessert so we could get to the car in time. It's a lovely restaurant and would go back but not at Winterlicious

KF
Toronto
61 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service by Terry. Food was very good, which is normal for Vibo. We have been a customer for over 40 years and just keep coming back. We know that we can always depend on having a great meal

ER
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall2food4service4ambience4

They were sorely understaffed. Our poor waiter tried his best but could not keep up with the demand for his service. We had to wait for an hour for our food. The food was good but when one of our party got the wrong dish the chef tried to lie his way out of it. He tried to pass it off as the right dish.

Vibo Restaurant
Responded on February 12, 2020

Hello Egidia, Yes with Winterlicious, reservations can go from 40 guests to 80 just a few hours before the shift. I would have loved to help you if you believe our Chef would lie to a guest, that would be totally inappropriate. As well either the dish is the right one or the wrong one. The Winterlicious program has 5 choices of main dishes. Please let u know how we can help the next time you are in. Glad you enjoyed the food! Thank you, Luca

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LB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all enjoyed different dishes from the Winterlicious menu as well as the regular menu. Especially liked the Pork Tenderloin

SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our third visit to Vibo and as always, it was wonderful. The food is fantastic and our server was very attentive, positive and friendly. We look forward to our next visit.

W
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We went for a winterlicious lunch and enjoyed our lunch and stay very much - with one notable exception. Warm mushroom salad and rice ball appetizers were excellent. Mains were good, however, the vegetables that accompanied 2 of the mains ranged from luke warm to cold. But we didn't go for the vegetables! Desserts were very good. The big disappointment was the wine list. The cheapest wine, as I recall was $48 a bottle. I'll gladly pay that for a decent wine however, in this case it was a wine you can pick up at the LCBO for $8. A 6X mark up is a bit much in my opinion. We always enjoy wine with our restaurant meals but tend to shun those restaurants that have an excessive markup. So we'll likely pass on Vibo in the future.

Vibo Restaurant
Responded on February 12, 2020

Hello We are so happy you enjoyed your $28 Winterlicous 3 course meal lunch. Yes the most accessible wine is priced at $46 a bottle. Our wines are all decent. The mark ups we charge are greater with the more accessible choices. As the prices go up the mark ups go down as well. A $60 wine is a below industry standard 3 times mark up. The mark ups we charge, pay our server chefs property tax utilities for chairs tables linens bread olive oil balsamic vinegar, butter - all included in the price.

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SB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a lovely selection of options for winterlicious across all parts of the meal. Would definitely recommend.

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We had a nice dining experience for our first visit to this restaurant during Winterlicious.
The place is decorated very tastefully (I loved the stained glass windows) , a great mixture of modern and old. The Winterlicious offering was great, we had a hard time to choose. Everything was delicious! The only thing that I was not impressed about was the service. It seemed like they forgot about us, so we had to actually ask for a server after a while. Once they were notified though, our server was very attentive.
All in all it was a great experience and we are definitely going back!

S
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The gnocchi were like light deliciously delightful pillows.
I had them in a half gorgonzola, half red sauce, Rose sauce. Perfect.
The calamari were crisp & the best i have had. I find them often oversalted elsewhere.
I had my fathers after funeral reception there last August. The meal & service were impeccable. My father would have approved.
Sincerely,
Shell

LB
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have visited Vibo many times and it has never failed to please. Good food, good service and nice ambiance, especially with piano playing in the evening.

TB
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tried the restaurant as part of the “Winterlicuous” promotion. Was not disappointed. An excellent cocktail menu and multiple vegetarian choices were pleasant surprises to compliment great service and excellent proximity to the subway

l
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You cannot go wrong going to VIBO. The staff are outstanding and are very professional. A very friendly restaurant. the food is amazing.

f
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

The meal was very good value ,service was good ,they were busy ,timing and pacing excellent,a minor complaint is that they substituted spinach for the snow peas ,unfortunately the spinach had too much garlic (I have a hyper sensitivity) ,the ARCTIC CHAR was very good, the saffron sauce ,would have loved a little more ,service was personable ,they did well for the businesses level ,Overall a VERY GOOD value

RC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service well below par for a restaurant of this caliber.

MS
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibo is a Etobicoke staple! Great food, great service and amazing wine list. Definitely a must!

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always

JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stopped by here for the first time at the recommendation of friends and was not disappointed. Ambiance is nice, service is excellent, food was very good, prices were reasonable, and a decent wine list at different price points. I had the rabbit which was delicious, but be prepared for bones, my gf had the veal picata that she said was tasty and tender, and one other at the table had the gnocchi and couldn't stop raving about it! All in all color me impressed. I'd definitely go back and would easily recommend it.

IS
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jay was outstanding! We had a memorable dinner

L
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this restaurant. I eat here often and always enjoy my meal.

NN
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent , always know your meal will be fantastic. Neighbour gem.

LY
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ordered the snapper, the cod and a pasta dish that was a lamb ragout and all three were delicious. The service was very good and the general experience was quite lovely. My only complaint would be that the wine prices are too high.

OT
London
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great evening and vibe at Vibo

G
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve was so fun. And food delicious. Set menu was varied. Something for everyone and not overpriced.

OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent eating experience! We were a party of five and everyone was very complimentary of their meals. We also experienced attentive service the entire evening. Highly recommend.

CW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are new to the area. We have dined at ViBo twice and have a party there in early Jan. We and our guests have enjoyed the food and dining experience immensely.

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

VIBO never disappoints! I've moved away from the area but still consider it my favourite Italian restaurant and dine there for most special occasions!

JW
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding I had the penne ala vodka and found it dry I would have preferred a little more creamy.

a
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood pasta in Toronto

JO
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The evening was very successful. Everyone loved the food and was very impressed with the excellent service- attentive but not intrusive. Special requests were taken easily and delivered as requested. They accodated our group of 9 readily. The owner was gracious and very professional. We will return soon.

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

We have been going to Vibo restaurant for a great many years and this year was a great disappointment. My meal was at best mediocre our friend returned her fish which was over cooked and my apple pecan salad had very little pecans if any. All four of us stated that it will be a very long time before we would go back the only saving grace was our waitress who did try her best.

Vibo Restaurant
Responded on December 28, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. This is not what we like to provide for our guests. We apologize to you and your friends for your lamb dish which was a touch under cooked and our Server immediately replaced with a lamb rack which was cooked appropriately. Yes the fish, Grouper, is very lean with little fat or moisture. We tried to replace the dish and your guest declined and the dish was not billed. We appreciate your feed back here and on Tripadvisor as we strive to better ourselves. Thank you

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food. Get the lamb chops.

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