Vibo Restaurant

4.6
787 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 787 people are saying
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KirstenK
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant in the area everybody is so kind great service food is amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food and great wine!

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GailR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibo is always fabulous. The food is delicious from pasta to seafood to steak to dessert. The portions are big. We love the Seafood Trilogy and the Pasta with Veal Ragu. This time one of our party had the 10 oz steak and said it was done to perfection. Service is gracious and attentive. There are weekly features for each course that are seasonally based. Earlier in the summer there were stuffed zucchini flowers; now there are croustini with figs, goat cheese and grapes. Huge wine list but try the San Giovese if you like red wine. Cocktails are also generous and well done. Try the French Martini.
When we can't go to Vibo, we order and pick up. Everything is ready on time and put into your trunk by a waiter in uniform.

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MonaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !!!

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LilD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Be able to adjust all umbrellas to
Provide shade at customer‘a request.

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Steelface
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time out in a long time

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers were courteous and knowledgeable about the wines and dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a delightful experience.

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DougF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I do not approve of having to write a review. That is what all of the stars are for.

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Zeuz
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Back ground music would be nice as well as heaters on the patio

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vipWinnieW
Toronto
62 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My teenage kids love eating at Vibo. This time we came for one of my kids’ birthday. We have been dining on patios every week this summer and we had the best time here. The patio is very nice. Staff was attentive and warm. One of us had many allergies (gluten, dairy etc) and could still find several delicious options on the menu. We were surprised with an extra desert with a candle for my kid to blow and make a birthday wish - We appreciate the extra touch when it was a very busy evening for the staff. We had such a good time and enjoyed the dishes. We will come back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reception at the front entrance managed to change our outdoor reservation from outdoors to indoor. She was fabulous.
What can i say about the service…outstanding. Food arrived hot and quick because we were hungry. What can i say about the food…outstanding. Lamb and branzino were delicious. We were there to celebrate our 20year anniversary, and waitress surprised us with a blueberry cheesecake. Amazing from start to finish!!!

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AnneS
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Wonderful dinner. Vibo has an extensive wine list and great daily specials. Lots of choices. Food was excellent. Side patio lovely but nearby Bloor St. a little noisy the evening we were there.

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Track
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great food. Service pretty good but could use one or two more servers when busy. Which is often and for good reason.

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StephanieWIFM
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

To begin, they make excellent traditional cocktails and have an extensive wine list. Do not miss the deconstructed Caesar salad - the dressing with just the right amount of anchovies is absolutely first rate. But frankly, the very best thing - the thing that you want and must not miss - is the linguine with clams. The linguine is thinner than most and perfectly cooked and the sauce is 'lick the bowl' good. Wait staff are very pleasant and professional - only slightly sour note is that the owner/manager[??] seemed to have a bit of attitude as he seated me, but in these times, we will give him a pass because I'm sure as popular as the restaurant continues to be, times are not easy.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was good and food was delicious

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Guest
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Very little service; no bread with the mussel starter; no new cutlery for the main course; no offer for drink with the main.

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meganl
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Vibo is a family favorite! Always delicious , always amazing service !
We had a family celebration and everything was perfect . Thank you Luca !

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Elia
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was new I think? He was AMAZING! Always a great time at Vibo.

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VivianZ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Awesome restaurant. Every plate we had was delicious.

Vibo Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you Vivian for the review!

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KJ100
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wish the air conditioning was on inside- hot! Otherwise fantastic

Vibo Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hi there, thanks for the review! Yes the air conditioning was working overtime. With the doors open for patio service it is tough to keep fully cool indoors, sorry, Next time will offer gelato at the end to cool you down, on us!

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Lhnguyen
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Food was ok. Apps came out family style for our party of 20 and you can tell it was precooked because it was all cold. I told them to put our cake that we brought into the fridge. They said they put it in but they did not. The first layer of our cake slid off the second layer because it was sitting out and it was too warm. When we ate it, it was definitely room temperature. The cake was never in the fridge like how I requested it to be. I’m not upset, but food overall did not taste very good and the party was not satisfied. I understand we’re in a pandemic and maybe the restaurant tried their best. Overall the server was nice and the bills were all handled in a timely manner.

Vibo Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2021

Hi Lydia, Yes the appetizers on the menu you approved were cold appetizers. Fried Calamari and Baked Mushroom were served hot. Cakes brought in from outside are treated with the utmost of care however we cannot guarantee the outcome of outside food brought in. Please let us know what was wrong with our food and we are always happy to fix things for our guests. We are always available to be reached at our restaurant.

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Nicurs
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Our waiter was excellent. Very attentive and pleasant.
Our appetisers were fantastic (crab cakes and apple pecan salad). My husband ordered the veal which he liked. I ordered the seafood risotto which was not that great (bit bland). The berry sorbet was amazing. The sticky toffee pudding was not that amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food and our server was attentive and helpful. We sat out on the patio which was close to the road. Noise is understandable, but I would trade that in for sitting outside. Food and desert was good. We would come back!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

SO so. Not too bad but expensive for what it is

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MichelleC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great drinks, delicious food and top notch friendly service

Vibo Restaurant
Responded on August 30, 2021

Thank you !

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LauraT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great night! Delicious food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and excellent service!

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HelenD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a wonderful experience at Vibo's. Luca and his team are outstanding, food and drinks are always on spot!

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Zoe1
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Last month ate outside on the patio. Everything was awesome.
Couldn’t wait to go back.

This time dined inside and everything went wrong.
Think it’s the COVID situation with poor help, short staffed, food coming out cold, serving warm water, wanted to reheat my daughters mussels dish!??? Whaaat?

Sorry but…
No restaurant should operate like that.
And what’s with the music that sounds like it was a radio?
Very strange vibe.

Hope you can rectify these issues.

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vipKingswayFoodie
Toronto
73 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fun evening and very good food, as always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Mediocre service. Good food. Convenient

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ViBo is alway fantastic: great fresh fish, excellent steak, delicious pasta. Staff is welcoming and always friendly

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Beeman
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Linguine Vongole was the best I have ever had. I have been dreaming about it.

Bravo !

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Legals
New England
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. It was amazing!

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DeeDee
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a wonderful experience in all ways. The food was well prepared and presented. Flavour excellent. Staff was knowledgeable and service was very good. Noise from Bloor Street was sometimes annoying, but one has to be reminded this is city patio dining.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was amazing. Salmon was perfectly done in a delicious lemon saffron sauce. The pasta special was delicious too. Patio is lovely. Enjoyed our evening and will be back.

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Cateyes
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was great food was delicious first time dining here not sure what to expect and was very pleased. We shared the burrata and grilled calamari to start which were delicious and then the beef short ribs and lamb chops all was great would recommend and return again All the reviews on this place were accurate

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vipTanzinite22
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for the wonderful experience we’ve come to rely on each and every time at Vibo. The service and food is outstanding! As always, Looking forward to next time.

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PeggyA
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best restaurant in the Kingsway. Always good food and service.

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Vibo Restaurant is rated 4.6 stars by 787 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.

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