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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
18316498151
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4:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
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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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 15
    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
excellent food with great service

This is a great place to dine. Jazz starts at 7pm. Our reservation was accommodated with warmth. My only complaint is the corkage fee. $20. Not appropriate. There were five of us, and we even offered to purchase a second bottle if the corkage fee would be waived. The request was declined, so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
allezmike
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Brentwood, California
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Calabasas, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

very good food, fresh and serve well. the live music band on Saturday night was amazing, they started as we finished our family dinner. The service was great. I recommended this restaurant.

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Thank explore71521
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We can't say enough good things about Cibo. We only had one night in town and walked up and down Fishermen's Wharf, considering one of the fish shacks. But we decided we weren't going to be hoisted into a tourist trap and eat mediocre chowder and imported frozen seafood. We wanted Italian. And the first spot we saw outside our... More 

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Thank rml01752
Brentwood, California
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to dine. Jazz starts at 7pm. Our reservation was accommodated with warmth. My only complaint is the corkage fee. $20. Not appropriate. There were five of us, and we even offered to purchase a second bottle if the corkage fee would be waived. The request was declined, so we did not purchase a second bottle.

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1 Thank allezmike
Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While vacationing in Monterey, we had dinner there on New year's eve. Great vibe, excellent service and great food. Of note, the muscles; they were the best we ever had.

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Thank SuzieDp13
Santa Rosa, California
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very good Italian food and great atmosphere. Live background music of the light Jazz variety, a great place to dine with friends.

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Thank Rick S
California
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117 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

WE had a business dinner here in December. The food is tasty, the service is good. and hopefully when you go, the 2 person band will be playing. They are good! And just make the entire restaurant so welcoming. If visiting Monterey, Cibo's a good option for dinner, or for happy hour.. Especially with their convenient location to downtown.

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Thank threedandj
Monterey, California
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Once a year Cibo's has Italian night. This was the first time I have eaten here. The menu is mainly pasta and sea food. I found the food to be average. The prices are moderate. I live in Monterey, and of Italian decent. I am very critical of Italian restaurants. That said , the evening was outstanding . The entertainment... More 

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Thank Anthony F
San Francisco bay area, California
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

a great place for happy hour drinks and calamari and pizzas! cozy booths and a bar to watch the action. Have not been for dinner....but since the happy hour menu has GOOD food I will try sometime soon. Usually we are full from the happy hour menu....and walk home

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Thank anniecat1242
DeSoto, Texas
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74 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

Visited Monterey and was looking for a venue with live jazz on a Thursday night. The Cibo Ristorante checked the box. This Italian Restaurant was inviting with colorful lighting and welcoming jazz music. We had the white bean soup and Ravioli A Modo Mio which is four cheese ravioli with a delicious cream sauce. There was only one soup choice... More 

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Thank Avery397
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This is as close to a "late night" spot that Monterey offers. Live music on the weekends is good. We had a big group of dancers so we got the place rocking.

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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: 18316498151

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings

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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