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Cibo Ristorante Italiano

301 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA 93940
831-649-8151
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Ranked #83 of 262 Restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $20 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
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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English first
Monterey, CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Heaven on a Plate! Since my first visit, I have enjoyed dining at Cibo several times and I have found it to be a great destination for a delicious meal with my husband, family, friends and clients. Last night, I enjoyed an incredible veal chop that was tender and flavorful. I have never found this dish anywhere else in the... More 

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Maribor, Slovenia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Well this guys should visit Italy more often. Food is terrible. I had baby octopus for starter which I had to chew like it is a piece of rubber. Worst octopus ever. I had after spaghetti aglio olio. Spaghetti were another disappointment too hard with too much garlic. My girlfriend had bruschetti and ceasar salad and felt sick after the... More 

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Los Altos, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food was well-prepared and included an interesting variety of traditional pasta, fresh seafood, and Italian entrees. Quiet when we entered around 6:30pm, it got noisy as the evening progressed. Families were welcome based on the those around us. Since the location was near hotels, the restaurant mainly serves tourists though our local friend had been there a couple of... More 

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Lodi, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

If you’re expecting classic Italian preparation you could be disappointed. I would describe Cibo’s style as nouveau Italian and delicious. The restaurant is on Alvarado St which is the main street on which First Night Monterey is celebrated. So after the little parade they have for the First Night celebration we slipped into Cibo to grab a bite to eat.... More 

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Gilroy, California, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Stayed nearby for a Couples Spa treatment. Our initial order went fine. The waiter returned and said they were out of the entre that I ordered. So I ordered an alternative. Bread brought to table was blasé to say the least. No wonder it is free. Cold, hard, bread isn't any better with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Wine an... More 

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Chino, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Stumbled into this restaurant when the Farmer's Market folded up on a Wednesday night. The Gnocchi Trio was great! Enjoyed the jazz singer performing standards. The wait staff was friendly and attentive.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Ordered some shrimp and bruschetta during happy hour. Shrimp old and smelly and bruschetta burnt and tasteless.

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Pacific Grove, California, USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A very good Italian restaurant in Old Monterey. Pleasant interior, close to hotels and attractions. Full bar, good service and comfortable. Fair prices, too.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Our visit was perfect from the moment we walked inn to the moment we left. We didn't dislike anything....Thank you!

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Huntsville, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great menu and drink specials for light bite and drink for an affordable price. I had a sandwich and drink for $10.

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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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