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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: Late Night, Dinner, 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
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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  • 90
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 33
    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
Excellent Italian food in US

After having lived thru the various greasy flavors of US cuisine it was a joy to end up at Cibo. Excellent starters, tagliata was brilliant, choice of wines excellent and at reasonable, correct prices. Good and friendly service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
MichelSch8
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Antwerp, Belgium
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Los Angeles/Tarzana
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52 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We were tired and wanted to relax. Perfect. Good food. Good service. Live light jazz music. We hit it just right. Would definitely go back and recommend.

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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great restaurant, live jazz and caring chatty staff. Food was really tasty and we felt welcome and comfortable throughout.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

After having lived thru the various greasy flavors of US cuisine it was a joy to end up at Cibo. Excellent starters, tagliata was brilliant, choice of wines excellent and at reasonable, correct prices. Good and friendly service.

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Pacific Grove, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

If you like comfortable seating, good music, flavorful food at a reasonable price, good wine selection, Cibo meets it all. Downtown Monterey's gem.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Very Italian atmosphere, with live music ,great food and service. Got a bit too noisy for a white tablecloth experience so pick your time if Romantic experience

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Welcome a bit iffy- must have been a long day. We arrived at end of service so I can understand tired staff, several of them. But special note to Shaun, our waiter who was efficient, checked on us mid meal and was exceptionally cheery. Six stars for him. Menu choice great. Wine list good and reasonable and the local Pinot... More 

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Redlands, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is the second time we've been here - definitely not the last. The service has been awesome both times - as was the food. This last time we went on a Saturday night with no reservations (party of 5) and we were seated right away (in fact, same table as the first time we went). They had a seafood... More 

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Wilmslow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Not always a good thing. Appetisers came at double quick speed. Waiters buzzed around impatiently and as soon as I put my fork down my just about finished starter was exchanged for my 'entree'. The garlic and truffle aroma was overpowering. Service was sloppy in some areas, forgotten cutlery, no ice bucket, no finger bowl or wipe for hands after... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We came across this restaurant by chance and thank goodness. It was fabulous. A great choice of the usual Italian dishes, but offering specialities of seafood pastas and seasonal dishes. My daughter's favourite meal of the trip. The staff were great and the prices were reasonable. Highly recommended.

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Our server was very attentive and patient. The quality of the food was excellent. The place also has a great ambiance. I would visit again while in the area.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?