Vibo Restaurant

4.7
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602 Reviews
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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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IS
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Jay was outstanding! We had a memorable dinner

L
Toronto
16 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
28 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
7 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
7 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
3 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.

G
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Branzino. Great neighborhood restaurant and delicious food. Always consistent.

OT
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service was slow considering it was a Monday night.

$15 for Chocolate Molten cake was excessive given that it was very small and under cooked.

JA
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner celebrating 2 birthdays. Food was excellent. Two of us had the special artic char and the others had a pasta dish and the liver entrée. Everyone loved their meal. We all enjoyed the evening!

G
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and ambience was great but what took it over the top was our server. The perfect balance of professionalism and authenticity. She was around when we needed her but not intrusive and she provided spot on recommendations.

DM
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful restaurant with exceptional food and great service. Had a fantastic time with friends and will definitely go back

RA
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was extremely pleased with all aspects of my visit to the wonderful gem, ViBo. The food was fantastic and the portions left me absolutely full. Our server was friendly and professional and the ambiance, classy yet comfortable. Thank you for allowing myself and my long time friend, the perfect atmosphere to catch up and enjoy each other’s company.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My friends didn't understand a lot about Italian food but I did. So I ordered nice food. It was really great and the service was excellent. Loved the vibe as well

AG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious! Great pasta, fish and meat dishes, always perfectly prepared! Our favorites are the gnocchi and pretty much every pasta dish! Fish specials are always great. Try the Zuppe di Pesce and gets lots of bread to dip in the delicious sauce! Attentive, friendly and accommodating staff!

RS
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were seated next to a large group of people who were celebrating upcoming holidays. They were exceptionally noisy and at times made inappropriate and crass comments. The noise level was such that the four of us at our table could not carry on a conversation. Most unpleasant. The most frustrating part was thatthe maître D or any other member of the staff made any attempt to quite them down so that other patrons in the restaurant could also enjoy their dinner.

L
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite neighbourhood restaurant. The food is consistently delicious and the service is exceptionally good.

PE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at ViBo recently. It has a cozy atmosphere and was decorated for the holiday season.
Our server was friendly, polite and attentive... and made an excellent recommendation on the wine!

The menu is diverse... fresh pasta, meats, fish and vegetarian choices. Good wine selection as well.
Our group of 8 chose a different selection from the menu or specials recommendations.... and we all loved what we chose. No complaints, only high praise.

The restaurant is conveniently located near a subway stop, has street parking or parking across the street at a very reasonably priced lot.

Will go back sooner next time! Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

T
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Waiters are friendly and knowledgeable. The food was all wonderful as we’ve learned we can always rely on at Vibo. Our guests were very happy with everything! Thank you for taking care of us, as always.

S
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal choices, attentive service,
We dine at Vibo often.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the neighborhood and this is our new favorite spot!!

L
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to restaurant. Always guaranteed a great meal and great service.

AB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good experience and good food. Definitely worth going back.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food consistently

R
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

More than 30 years as a regular patron. Go to place for Italian food for guests and friends. Melanzane old and dried out. In general, food was very bland. With the exception of specially ordered straciatella soup and it was fresh and delicious. Second time recently where I was disappointed. Excellent service! Good ambiance. Of course I will return. Just hope the food will be more consistent.

VC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My family and I have been going to Vibo for years, however this is the second time that we've had a bad experience. The service was slower than usual and the two pasta dishes were undercooked. I think the common denominator is that both bad meals came on a Sunday night.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was not very good, started with the bruschetta,the tomatoes must have been in the fridge for a few days , then scooped out to order. I did have the apple pecan salad which was delicious, however the portion was sub par. The main I ordered was veal Borghese, portion was no more than 3 oz of veal (2 medallions ) the sauce was very unappealing and the vegetables we’re almost raw and tasteless. I couldn’t eat my main dish , they were kind enough to take it off the bill but then I was pressured by the server to order another main dish and dessert. It Felt like the goal was to bring up the cost of my bill, It was unconditional and a bit weird. Ambiance was nice, wine list extensive, however not much choice by the glass , which was disappointing. Overall a poor experience.

Vibo Restaurant
Responded on November 4, 2019

We are happy you enjoyed your Apple Pecan Salad! Lunch portions are smaller than dinner to try to suit the time of day. We offer some guests, if they like dinner menu if they like something heavier. Main dish, we generally portion our veal to be 3oz. per medallion, so for 2 pieces should be 6oz, for lunch. We will be reviewing and checking our portion weights with out Chef. On the occasion guests do not eat your main dish we were just offering something else for their lunch and do not charge.

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JG
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a very attentive server who noticed the birthday card on the table and presented our dessert with a lit candle and sang happy birthday to the right person. A very nice touch.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice old fashioned hospitality with live piano for ambiance

MS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner, everything was cooked to perfection, and the wait staff were on the ball. Great atmosphere. The Apple Pecan salad was to die for, and the herbed lamb was delicious!

FS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's been a while but we tried Vibo again. So good! Joy was our waiter..she was great. Service was perfect. Food was excellent.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food that's prepared perfectly and great value

NN
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great Meal and service at Vibo.

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