We’ve dined at Cibo a number of times in recent years during trips to the area. Now that we are residents, our visits can be more frequent… and that’s a good thing.
Cibo never disappoints in terms of menu and service. Dishes range from classic favorites to creative variations.
Our most recent visit began with fried calamari and, as common as that is, Cibo puts a nice little spin on it by serving it over a bed of wilted arugula and pairing it with two different dipping sauces. And, for you calamari purists, they do not avoid serving the tentacles.
For the main dish, our foursome ended up with two dishes… their “always on the menu” salmon ala piccata and their pasta special. While seemingly every restaurant in the world offers salmon, Cibo makes it more interesting. Perfectly cooked to your preference, their Scottish salmon is harmonized with lemon caper butter, artichokes, parmesan, sweet pea risotto and shaved fennel.
Their ravioli is always terrific, but the one stuffed with short ribs and mascarpone is mouth-watering. The sauce is a wonderful au jus that complements it perfectly along with spring peas.
Every visit has found a pleasant, knowledgeable wait staff, and this occasion was no exception.
It is interesting to note that, during our years of dining here, the ownership changed. However, you would not even know as they have the same menu and most all of the staff. This is sometimes the slippery slope where a previously good establishment breaks the rhythm. Nope… not here… they didn’t miss a beat.