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“Cibon” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Cibon

Cafe Cibon
688 Park Ave, Rochester, NY 14607-3022
585-461-2960
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Ranked #466 of 1,105 Restaurants in Rochester
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Brasserie, Pizza & Pasta, Sandwiches
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Café CiBon is a European style bistro featuring fine Italian influenced cuisine and located on Park Avenue in Rochester, New York. We consider ourselves to be a genuine Enoteca is primarily directed at giving visitors the possibility to taste wines at a reasonable fee. Café CiBon offers everything from toasted Panini sandwiches, Focaccia Pizza, and seasonal pasta dishes. We pride ourselves in providing an authentic, warm, and social atmosphere. Customers are welcome to read or socialize inside and outside the café while enjoying an espresso, cup of coffee or one of our delectable pastries and tarts. Our revolving wine and martini lists are unique and are available on a rotating basis.
Rochester,NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Cibon”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Great pizza, the pasta had good flavor but the sauce was a bit watery. The mussels appetizer was also excellent!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rochester, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Park Avenue Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

When we travel, my wife and I look for where the "locals" eat. Here at home, we are the "locals," and have enjoyed Café Cibon for over five years. Our goddaughter had her wedding reception here, and owner Robin made sure all special dietary concerns were handled creatively and beautifully. We can be assured our questions about new additions to the constantly updated wine list will be answered honestly and accurately by our server. The food is prepared to order, and extra attention is paid to using local ingredients. Recipes are thoughtfully chosen for color, flavor and texture. Chef Ashley, a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, offers inventive and always delightful specials daily. The staff is top-notch in this family-owned bistro, and will make your visit an enjoyable one. We'll be there Saturday afternoon, as always.
Susanna and Patrick Adams
Rochester, NY

  • Visited September 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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Rochester, NY
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31 restaurant reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“A great "go-to" restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

We have been here so many time I have lost count. If my husband and I find ourselves with time without the kids and we are not sure where to go, we always come here. The food is consistent so you can always count on a great meal. The pizza is great as are the panini & pasta. Our favorites are the Louisa Panini & the pasta w/ vodka sauce. The portion sizes are perfect. You can always get a great glass of wine. This is a great value for what you get. My kids love it too.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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RobinB14607, Owner at Cafe Cibon, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Amy - Many thanks for being a loyal customer of ours over the years! We cannot think of anything that makes us feel more proud than to hear a customer praise our consistency. We will certainly share your kind words with our entire staff. We look forward to having you back for many more years to come! Sincerely, Robin.
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Rochester, New York
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64 reviews 64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
“Wait for a table outside!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Great food, great ambiance, great people watching. This trendy little reataurant sits in the heart of the Park Avenue neighborhood. The food is fantastic but the outside tables on a beautiful night are what keeps me coming back.Great place to watch the sun go down. A Rochester classic!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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RobinB14607, Owner at Cafe Cibon, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
Tim - Thank you so much for giving us such wonderful feedback! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the food & loved the atmosphere here at CiBON. Hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Robin.
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
“Excellent New Years Eve experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We dine out frequently but rarely on NYE... because it usually isn't a great experience.. price fixe menu, crowds, sub-par service etc... WHAT A SURPRISE! We made reservations at Cibon for 7:30 on NYE and were seated promptly. There were only 2 of us and I would have loved the area by the window but understand that is for bigger parties.. we plan on coming back with friends! The restaurant was full but not packed and it was very comfortable. We were greeted by a young man who immediately brought us water and menus. Robin, the owner was our server and couldn't have been more gracious, friendly or informative. She explained every detail of the menu and suggested a delicious cheese/bread plate along with a bowl of warm olives. I was in heaven! We enjoyed this with an extremely difficult- to- find bottle of Murphy-Goode Pinot Noir! I have looked high and low for this and it is impossible to find in Rochester! The menu has something for everyone from pizzas, pannini, salad pastas to heartier entrees.
The entrees we selected were fantastic, my husband had the grilled lamb and I had the lobster fettucine special. EXCELLENT! We learned about Cibon, the chef and had a wonderful meal. Finished off the evening with an extremely moist and flavorful Orange olive oil cake and a glass of port for my hubby and a coffee with Grand Marnier for me.This restaurant reminded me of places we have visited in NYC but much friendlier! We will be back, with friends, for the comfy seat by the window!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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RobinB14607, Owner at Cafe Cibon, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Wow! Thank you for spending part of your New Year’s Eve with us & for your wonderfully kind words! We take great pride in providing a variety of delicious food options, great wines and top notch service for our customers; so we are very proud to learn that you were pleased with all we have to offer here at Café CiBon! Hope you'll visit us again soon……we’ll have a seat by the window for you! Sincerely, Robin.
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