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“Don't miss this one - very good gluten-free pizza crust” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cibo

Cibo
603 N 5th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85003 (Central City)
(602) 526-0210
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Ranked #154 of 2,453 Restaurants in Phoenix
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Central City
Sydney, Australia
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Don't miss this one - very good gluten-free pizza crust”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I loved this restaurant set in an old bungalow in downtown Phoenix. We cycled there from my hotel for dinner one night - they had a separate, spacious area for bike racks - and we sat outdoors in the leafy front garden. It had a lovely vibe, relaxed, friendly and it certainly didn't feel as though you were in the heart of a big city. The food was good and best of all, they make a really good gluten free pizza base which is no mean feat. They had a good selection of wines and the service was friendly and efficient. We really enjoyed the experience and highly recommend it.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Good salads and pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

A group of 8 friends (4 couples) went here for dinner as it was near the theatre we would be attending for an evening performance. The evening special appetizer was arroncini, fried rice balls. The table shared one order. They were crispy but not greasy on the outside, with a filling that tasted more cheesy than ricey ~ and that's not a complaint. My husband and I snared a salad of mixed greens with goat cheese, candied wanuts, cucumbers, onions and strawberries. We got the balsamic vinaigrette on the side for better control and loved the flavor combination of this salad. Our pizza was the funghi, mushrooms over red sauce and mozzarella cheese. It was very thin with a crispy, slightly charred in places crust. Although flavorful, it was not carefully cut, with some overly huge slices and a few that were minuscule. Two dessert crepes (the only type of dessert served here) were shared bymthe table: crepe Suzette and nutella with banana. Both were delicious. But be warned ~ when you are asked if you want ice cream with it, that will be $2 extra. However, prices are fairly reasonable. The service was top notch although tables are a bit close to each other. I would return here if I was in the area again, although I would not make this a destination on it's own.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Italian sandwiches and tasty salads for lunch in downtown Phoenix”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Cibo is best known for their pizzas, which are only served at dinner. Lunchtime features fresh and tasty Italian sandwiches and salads. Weather permitting, outdoor seating is the better option. Indoor seating areas can become crowded and fairly noisy during lunch hour.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Arizona
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Get a reservation”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Cibo's had a unique atmosphere, and creative food offerings. Everyone in our party of eight, ranging from senior citizens to kids was thrilled with what they ate. It was a darn good thing we had reservations though, because the old house it is situated in is not huge, and the giant crowds formed outside well before the doors opened for the evening.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I finally decided to try their pizza while visiting my family in Phoenix. The crust was almost too thin for my taste but they use such high quality ingredients to make their delicious pizza that it makes up for a very thin crust. The service is extremely friendly and they take the time to explain the menu. I will definitely return to try a different pizza next time and maybe one of their crepes.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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