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“Italian Alternative! in the Gables!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Cibo Wine Bar

Cibo Wine Bar
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Ranked #13 of 321 Restaurants in Coral Gables
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Italian Alternative! in the Gables!”
5 of 5 stars 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!!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Miami
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258 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 helpful votes
“Upscale Olive Garden”
3 of 5 stars 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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank twhite4809
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Miami, Florida
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144 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Beautiful place and crowd”
5 of 5 stars 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!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank made1024
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Cincinnati
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Food was better than average.”
4 of 5 stars 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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank commercialloanbroker
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Paris, France
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72 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Really great food”
5 of 5 stars 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.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Olivia S
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