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“Italian Alternative! in the Gables!”
Review of Cibo Wine Bar

Cibo Wine Bar
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Ranked #10 of 360 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Description: Cibo Wine Bar brings authentic rustic Italian flare blended with a vibrant nightlife and has become the new hot spot on the Miracle Mile. This Italian eatery and wine bar, created by the Liberty Entertainment Group, offers traditional Italian fare in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. With Liberty Group at the helm for their second venue in Miami, the attention to detail is flawless and the food delicious.
Reviewed September 14, 2013

Love this happening Italian Bistro....in Coral Gables impressed by the service, the management , fresh fish!! !They really know how to handle the crazy cowd..friday night prime time....noisy!.Top Guy Gaeta, runs a great show!!.....because is a great show...of mix'crowd....menu is large and they have fresh dentice(snapper) and great calamari!! good para and limited wine list...with a young smiley staff!! effective service !! no doubt!! give it a shot!!

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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Visited Cibo recently and were unimpressed with the quality of food and service.

First off the good part: the house wine by the glass was very reasonably priced, the salads were generous portions and lastly, definitely the highlight of the meal, the bread that they serve was exceptional.

Now for the bad news: it took quite a while before our server came by, he seemed to be overwhelmed-I assume that he had too many tables. We ordered the calamari appetizer and all four of our group found it to be inedible- consistency of shoe leather with not much more taste. They did take it back and remove it from our bill. As for our entrees, every person in or group thought that the food was ok, but nothing special. Prices for this were ok, but our conclusion as a group was that Cibo is merely an upscale Olive Garden, with more atmosphere.

All around Cibo has some potential: nice atmosphere and fantastic bread. The other issues can be improved with better local management.

Lastly, there was a young lady doing her bit as a wine fetcher on the trapeze inside of the glass enclosed wine room, which was close to where we were sitting. Unfortunately, in the middle of our dinner, it appears that the harness holding her up broke while she was upside down and she crashed to the brick floor head first. Fire rescue came and took her out in a strectcher; hopefully she was ok, but certainly she must have had at least a concussion as she was knocked by the intial fall. Needless to say this just added to an already so so experience.

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Thank twhite4809
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Went on a Friday night (reservations recommended), the place was nicely full but not uncomfortably so. You could find seats at the bar while you wait for your table. The décor and ambiance is beautiful. Very nice crowd, no loud music. The bar area has a nice size and the wine vault is made of glass, when you order a bottle the waitress gets on a strap and is lifted to select the bottle - a nice different touch, I thought. I ordered the mushroom risotto and it was hands down the best one I've had in a while. A rich thick texture and you could actually taste the mushroom flavor unlike others I've had. We also ordered the veal Milanese. It's served with a few small roasted potatoes and spinach, but the veal is HUGE! we shared both plates and it worked out perfect. Prices are very good for the portion sizes. The have a full bar and a good wine selection. We didn't have desert as we were full after those portions. The service was EXCELLENT and they were very accommodating in getting us a table without reservations. They have nice outdoor seating facing Miracle Mile as well, but perhaps I will try that in the winter when you can actually sit outside in Miami! I highly recommend this place for couples dining, dining with friends and even for parties. Loved it!

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Thank made1024
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Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

Food was better than average but not quite "very good." At least the dishes we tried. But I suspect that we'd like other dishes on the expansive menu, as the flavors were good. Dessert (choc. mousse) was also good. Good service. Neat part of town. Would like to see it during the day when the Miracle Mile shops are open.

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Thank commercialloanbroker
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

During Miami Spice we took advantage of the special menu and it was fabulous. The roasted chicken was done to perfection, the tiny meat balls were out of this world and the tiramissu exceptional and I don't usually like that desert.

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Thank Olivia S
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