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4 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL, England
+44 (0) 1865 292 321
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Ranked #146 of 498 Restaurants in Oxford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $22 - $30
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

We live in the area and went already twice to this Restaurant. The food could potentially do with little less oil and garlic that cover all the different tastes that a real italian dish offers but in general has been ok. The negative point goes for the open kitchen which has a terrible extraction hood, or none whatsover as every... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We found this restaurant when staying in a nearby hotel. My daughter and I loved all three courses. (Yes very greedy, but it was so good we didn't want to miss out on puddings!).Far, far superior to the chains of Italian restaurants! The service was friendly and attentive. Overall a great experience and I hope to take my husband there... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Yes enjoyed lovely fresh good quialityy food. We visited on a Sunday evening greeted and seated in a friendly polite way. Drinks and food ordered and then we feasted! The waiter was good although was clearing our starters before my Husband had finished his so I wasn't impressed but otherwise good service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The food is great here. I had a spaghetti alla vongole and have had pizza in the past which is neopolitan style and extremely good. There was a bread-and-butter-esque hot panacotta dish which was outstanding but I think was a daily special. I also like the range of Italian spirits which they offer as aperatifs/digestifs. We were sat in a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Is there something wrong with the Monday night chef? We think of Cibo as our local where we can pop down for a good dependable Italian meal, but this was poor. A small portion of tasteless vegetables for me and over-battered seafood and meagre battered vegetables for James. Very poor.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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73 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

you know what you re going to get at Cibo. Solid tasty Italian food at a decent price in a decent atmosphere. For me its sort of interchangeable with Portobello next door, but you could do a lot worse than eat here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Took my wife for her dinner on her birthday as we were visiting Oxford. We booked the previous day for a1930 table but we arrived a little early for our reservation and were welcomed by the manager who said our table was not quite ready and invited us to take a drink in the bar area. We chose a bottle... More 

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Wales, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Went for a pre theatre meal, the staff knew we were going on for a 7.30 start. The food was excellent, good range of well cooked dishes and reasonably priced with a 25% discount for pre theatre meals. The problems arose when our coffee order took ages to appear, when asked to expedite or cancel these the waiter became quite... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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51 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Good food quick and fresh, best of all cooked and served by a number of Italians. Desert was fantastic and a good coffee too !

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Our table faced into the open kitchen area so we had the added entertainment of super-efficient staff working seamlessly as a team, producing well presented dishes rapidly and with style. Excellent food (risotto pescatora without chilli which I hate, and cannelloni), delicious Nero d'Avola, fresh salads. And such friendly waiting staff. On our list of places to come back to... More 

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Address: 4 South Parade, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7JL, England
Phone Number: +44 (0) 1865 292 321
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 22 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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