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Cibo Ristorante Italiano

301 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA 93940
831-649-8151
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Ranked #82 of 258 Restaurants in Monterey
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Price range: $20 - $35
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Del Monte Blvd.
Transit: Monterey Airbus stops near Cibo Restaurant
Description: COCKTAILS•DINNER•JAZZCibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. An intimate yet vibrant atmosphere is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners.
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  • Danish first
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  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Monterey, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Celebrated my wife's parent's 50th Wedding Anniversary there August 13, 2014. Could not have been happier, we had an age spread from a four-year-old to a 75+ year-old and everyone had a most enjoyable evening. James was our waiter and he never missed a beat. Rosa, the owner even joined us for a toast the happy couple. We felt spoiled... More

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Carmel, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Reasonable prices, decent food, but sometimes overwhelmed by raucous people at the bar and with spotty service.

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Ft. Hunt, VA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was an okay restaurant. My husband had the octopus and said it was delicious. I had some pasta that was uninspiring. I was disappointed as I LOVE pasta. It is really loud in this restaurant, so try to get a table at the back. Service was prompt and very nice.

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Livingston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Cibo is located just at the edge of Cannery Row in Monterey, Calif. Was able to be seated immediately and by a window, even though the bar was packed and they had live jazz playing around 8:30 pm. We were offered the usual Italian bread which was fresh from oven and still hot. Ordered a Cabernet from the house red... More

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York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Our table was placed in direct line with the entrance door which we had to ask to be closed several times as it was cool when darkness fell. The meal was excellent and reasonably priced.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I am not a huge fan of Italian food, but this place changed my mind. The sauces were impeccable, not too heavy. Highly suggest the gnocchi trio, super yummy. Tiramisu was one of the best we have ever tasted. Honestly the highlight of it all was meeting Rose the owner, she was lovely, and took very good care of us.... More

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Oakland, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Good food, live jazz, half bottles of wine - and our waiter who forget to bring the soup - completely redeemed himself with a free dessert - really enjoyable time

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London, United Kingdom
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107 reviews 107 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great Italian food without breaking the bank. Really nice atmosphere, attentive service and tasty food. Even a little quirky, with Italian lessons playing in the restroom! The adjacent bar has happy hour drinks and appetisers from 16.00 - 19.00 so a good place to start for those on a budget.

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We got drawn into Cibo by the live jazz. It was a really fantastic band playing so we popped in for a drink. Then we decided to stay and eat. The food was good, service really efficient and knowledgeable, and the atmosphere was great. It seemed to be a good mix of tourist and locals in there. The band playing... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Service was great, wine list was good, but the food was just decent at best. Good location downtown, but nothing really pops off of the menu.

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