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Cibo Ristorante Italiano

301 Alvarado St., Monterey, CA 93940
831-649-8151
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Ranked #78 of 258 restaurants in Monterey
Price range: $20 - $35
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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York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

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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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
18 helpful votes 18 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
83 helpful votes 83 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
36 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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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were on a golf trip to the Monterey Peninsula. The hotel concierge recommended Cibo (pronounced: chee bo). Service was excellent and the food was very good. I asked our server for a wine recommendation and he hit the nail on the head. A perfect pairing! In addition to the meal the restaurant provides a live jazz band for background... More

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merseyside
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Bland food! My partner's meal consisted of plain pasta with a bit of mashed sausage and peas on it, I opted for the chicken which was average, potatoes which were hard and no veg until I asked the waitress for it and she went and checked! We asked for 2 cheesecakes and were served 1 with 2 spoons??? Their financial... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great staff who catered for vegetarian needs. Lovely jazz music which makes the dining experience more pleasurable. Would definitely recommend it

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Visited this place with my familiy. Good italian food and excellent wines. One of the best restaurants in Monterrey.

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