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Cibo Ristorante Italiano

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301 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA 93940 (Del Monte Blvd.)
Monterey Airbus stops near Cibo Restaurant
831-649-8151
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4:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dessert, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: COCKTAILS•DINNER•JAZZCibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but...
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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  • 77
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Gnocchi Trio and Ravioli were both very good - seasoned wonderfully. The atmosphere is elegant, but comfortable. Interestingly enough, an Italian language lesson is provided over the speaker system in the bathroom. While we dined a large party was in full swing just across the room from us, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 12, 2015
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Eagle River, Alaska
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel receptionist and she was right. We were quickly shown to a table, the staff were friendly an helpful. I had a goats cheese starter and it is one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. The main course was lovely too, I had the salmon. The live music was good and the... More 

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Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Was excited to find an Italian restaurant in Monterey Bay... We were seated immediately and service was prompt, attentive and great. Husband ordered baked chicken that was ok...I ordered the Pasta Bolognese...it was just ok. I would have rather had found a food chain of carrabas... I was looking forward to Sinatra and Dean ballets on surround sound and Italian... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

We had been to Cibo quite a few times on our visits to Monterey and we loved it. However, the last time we ate there was 15 years ago. We finally were able to get there and we were delighted that the food is still just as delicious! My husband had the Pasta Amatriciana. He thought it was very authentic,... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Gnocchi Trio and Ravioli were both very good - seasoned wonderfully. The atmosphere is elegant, but comfortable. Interestingly enough, an Italian language lesson is provided over the speaker system in the bathroom. While we dined a large party was in full swing just across the room from us, and the noise from the celebration dominated...conversation was nearly impossible. The sign... More 

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Newnan, Ga
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Wonderful dining experience! Great people, great food and great music (Jackie Turner Band featuring Warren Paradise) Must tries are: Grilled Baby Octopus and the Beet Salad/local goat cheese. Both were absolutely wonderful. The service at the bar was awesome and knowledgable about wine. Beautiful setting in a beautiful town. I'll be back for sure!

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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This was our second time as tourists to pop in for happy hour. The meatball sliders are so so but our female bartender made the day. It took forever to get our order....what took so long to plop a meatball on a slider bun??? Our bartender was very accommodating, friendly, blonde, wish we new her name......

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Los Angeles, California
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

After several years of attending a conference in Monterey, we always manage at least one meal at Cibo. They have always provided us with excellent service and food, and we've never come away unhappy. We are happy to report this year as well we loved our dishes - salad, appetizers, pasta, fish - and were also happy at how well... More 

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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Decent food, service was slow - long wait for ordering entrees & spotty refill of water. Had to ask for bread (& they didn't bring any butter or dipping oil), which was eventually brought out after we had finished our salads. Music & atmosphere were nice.

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Monterey Peninsula, California
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My husband, (who plays sax), and I went to the Sunday afternoon jazz jam! It was great and we BOTH had a good time! The musicians played everything from smooth jazz to R&B to classic rock! The crowd AND the musicians seemed to both have fun as well. What started out as five musicians became ten skilled players four of... More 

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London
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191 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We ate here twice on a recent visit to Monterey. The first night our meal was fantastic and so we returned later in the week. The location being near our hotel made this the ideal venue to eat after a full day working. Unfortunately our meal was disappointing on the second visit. My husband was given the wrong starter. When... More 

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Additional Information about Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Address: 301 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA 93940
Phone Number: 831-649-8151
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 301 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA 93940
    (Del Monte Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Airbus stops near Cibo Restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey Peninsula  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: 831-649-8151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Doing business

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am

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