Cibo Bistro

4.3
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713 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
“Cibo" (pronounced CHEE-bo) means food in Italian, and that’s what this Italian Bistro is all about. We like to keep the menu simple, tasty, and focused, using fresh local ingredients. Cure our own meats, make our own cheese and hand roll our pasta. We make almost everything in house with a menu that changes seasonally.

* Due to the popularity of our weekends, parties of 4 or less are requested to limit their stay to 2 hours in courtesy of reservations booked after them, thank you in advance *

Large parties of 6 or more will be charged an automatic gratuity of 18%

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4.4
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4.5
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M
Vancouver
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

I was very disappointed that 15 minutes before the reservation we were advised it was a tasting menu because I had specifically chosen the restaurant because there were multiple vegetarian options and the tasting menu forced us to have no choices and to get the tasting menu that we didn’t want but at 15minuted before it was far too late to change our reservation or make another. I was disappointed that we had to pay for the tasting menu when we were told in advance.

D
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A bit surprised to find a set menu on our visit. Was told that I had been contacted about it, but had not. Although the food was great, I was a bit disappointed by that.

PA
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food! Nice place!!

DK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

We’ve eaten here several times and this is our first bad experience. Our waiter brought us the carbonara instead of the carpaccio. I told him it was fine and he asked if we still wanted the carpaccio. I said sure. It took too long to come. We had to ask for the bill before it arrived. The carpaccio came and we had to ask for it just to be boxed up. We had to ask for the bill a second time. Our waiter wasn’t around a lot. We were disappointed to see that we were charged for both the carbonara and the carpaccio after the difficulties of getting served. This wasn’t our error. It was your waiters and should have been treated as such.

h
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I was extremely disappointed in a pasta dish--rigatoni with beef short ribs, toasted hazelnuts, some greens (not sure, tasted like rapini although said braised radicchio ?). I'm sorry I didn't send it back but just left it half eaten. I did explain to the waitress what I thought was wrong with the dish. There was a heavy taste of vinegar which overpowered the dish. The beef ribs were stringy and the rigatoni were bare, with no sauce and so tasted bland and heavy. It was disappointing as it was a special evening, treating my daughter for dinner and theatre. I thought the server might offer a dessert in compensation, however, I didn't ask and so perhaps it wasn't common to do this. The pasta dish was $30.

d
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Our first impressions were good. After1.5 hours of waiting for our food the waitress offered us a loaf of burnt bread that was frozen inside. Several other guests were seated, had their meal and left while we waited. I asked to see the manager. He came charging out. No apology. No explanation. Most bizarre experience. I am sure the waitress forgot to put in our order in. A simple truthful explanation would have resolved the fiasco. A serious disappointment

JC
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Kitchen was very slow and after waiting along time the mains arrived barely warm.

MS
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiters was amazing! She took her time and was tjere whenever we needed her.

EH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

While the food was tasty and the location is inviting, the service alone made me not want to come back. Having made a reservation hours earlier, my girlfriend and I arrived 5 minutes early only to be told our table wasn't ready. We then waited for 20min before we could sit, to which our server basically paid us no attention. Our food was good, if very small, and although our appetizer came out almost immediately our main course took more than an hour to come (the place was not packed). The entire experience made us feel like we were not welcome, and so I would not recommend choosing this place.

KV
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience3

The food, what there was of it, was quite good.
I found the home made sourdough to be very heavy.
The salt crystals on it were quite unexpected.
The service was friendly.
The cost was outrageous for the food received.
Never have I seen so little food for so much money.
Based on the menu's prices I expected to see a complete meal.
What I got was a small main dish missing vegetables.

QD
Edmonton
18 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The ravioli were to die for! Definitely a must try. The space is cute but is a little cold. For the amount of money they charge I would like to see a space a tad more exciting. Also, a 9 oz glass of wine would be preferred. I opted for a cocktail which was nice but with Italian, I would have preferred wine.

g
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent as always. Had the cod which was perfectly done, husband had pasta which he said was very good. The salumi is something which we always have as it is super delicious and a very hearty appetizer

SM
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Felt the food was just average, had higher expectations. Restaurant environment was nice though.

MG
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service, drinks, and food were excellent. We were two people short on our reservation and it was no issue with the staff. Our server was very professional and attentive at the right times. We will be back!

FM
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We went to Cibo on a Friday at the last minute. We were lucky to get a reservation as the restaurant was quite busy. We shared everything. Appetizers were very good. We had the salad and the ricotta crostini. We ordered two pastas to share for our mains. We waited an inordinate amount of time for our pastas to arrive and then were disappointed to find that they were lukewarm at best. While the flavours were delicious, the pastas had obviously been sitting out for awhile. We noticed food was very slow to come to other tables as well. Cibo is not an inexpensive meal, so we hope that the issue was a one-time thing, perhaps due to a short-staffed kitchen, because normally we really enjoy this restaurant.

TT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I treasure every visit to Cibo. The food, wine, service and ambience never disappoint. One of the best venues in the city. Always. Thank you Chef Rosario Caputo.

m
Edmonton
24 reviews
Dined on 14 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Very cold in there. Foot was very greasy

GW
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience4

We were very excited to try Cibo after hearing so many great things but unfortunately it did not live up to the hype. All of our appetizers were great, we really enjoyed the cocktails and the ambiance of the place was really nice. However, our main courses were very salty and the pasta was very firm. Our waitress was so-so. I would give it another go because I have heard great things from other people but I was very disappointed.

F
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Extremely slow service!
Overpriced, and small portions.

JP
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and wine. I was just in Italy this summer and it took me back to Italy! What a gem if a place. Service was outstanding.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Server was amazing and so was the food. Great spot!

B
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the tasting menu. We enjoyed it very much. Food was well seasoned and tasty. Ashley was very attentive and provided wonderful service!

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We had an excellent evening. Everything we had from food to wine was top notch. Service was stellar as well. One of our top meals in the city for sure.

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had a very nice experience. Food was good, octopus was excellent as was the service

g
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience4

A group of 6 of us wanted to go for our annual Christmas celebration dinner out. We chose Cibo Bistro because we had wanted to have a wonderful Italian meal and heard this was a place to try. After ordering, we didn’t get our appetizers for about an hour. Our drinks were running low and we even had to get our server’s attention to order more drinks. Now one would think selling more drinks would be a smart way to increase the total bill. We were pretty hungry by the time the appetizers came and quickly finished the course. An hour passed by the time the pasta course was served. As a group, we chose the family style dining and decide to order most of the choices on the menu so it could all be shared. Our server advised us that it may be too much for a group of 6 so we cut back a couple of our appetizer choices. Once the pasta was served, we were shocked at the size of the “family” style dishes. We literally had a few pieces of gnocchi and ravioli each. This “teaser” of pasta just made us more hungry. Another hour passed and we were getting impatient. Finally. we told our server to just bring the rest of our food out all at once since an hour between courses is waayyyy too long. We were told our food would just be another 10 minutes. 40 minutes later there was no sign of our food and we were beyond impatient and hungry. It made us even more upset when we saw other tables around us getting their food and finishing their meal when they were seated long after us. We made the decision to politely let our server know that we are happy to pay for what we’ve eaten but we cannot wait any longer for the rest of our food. Our server returned to our table to inform us that they will take care of what we had ordered so far and apologized. We left very hungry and disappointed.
The worst part of the experience is that the manager did not come to speak to us to at least explain what the delays were about. They have lost customers for life and gained negative word of mouth.

PT
Edmonton
27 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always!

M
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Celebration dinner was hosted flawlessly!

MC
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice, quiet location in Oliver. Everything from the food to the service to the ambiance was top notch. My partner and I had the tagliatelle as well as the steak (both were delicious) and a small thing that was a nice touch was the dishes came portioned out to each of us rather than having to cut and portion the dishes ourselves. Definitely would recommend this place and will be coming back soon.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food, will be back!

KW
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great food. We were a group of 7 and sampled almost the whole menu. Everything was fantastic. The arancini are a must. It's a smaller restaurant with a great atmosphere. Cocktails were delicious and the service was great. Would definitely come back for a date night or a special occasion.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always. A pleasure for the taste buds.

JS
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible local restaurant with great ambiance. Service was fantastic and food was outstanding. No complaints at all, and will definitely return.

D
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall2Food3Service4Ambience4

We had the pasta special very small portion for $30.00.

SF
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The worst food I've had. This restaurant has changed and not for the better. I have eaten here many times and I will not return.

E
Edmonton
22 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Engaging service and excellent meals we shared a number of hors d'oeuvres including arancini and polenta fries. Very tasty and perfect for sharing. Each of our group ordered a main course and enjoyed wine with our meal. Clearly a fine Italian restaurant. One of our faves.

OT
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Cibo has been a favourite but this experience was disappointing. Both wine and food service were slow - when the food finally came it was bordering on cool- not fun for pasta or fish- would really help if the plates were warmed. The special was pasta with sausage - could hardly find the sausage. The servers were running- were they short that night? After waiting for service- our server mentioned three times that there were people waiting for our table- definitely put a damper on our evening. We don’t mInd paying the higher prices at Cibo- but not for an evening like this.

VV
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience3

Unfortunately the bistro cannot adapt meals to allergies. This caused disappointment with our meal.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good food and service. Menu was a little over the top.

OT
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Some of the best food I’ve ever had

M
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for our fourth wedding anniversary and it didn’t disappoint. Couldn’t believe this gem has been in Edmonton for so many years and we are just discovering it!
The food was so good, and lovingly prepared! We will go back and do the tasing menu!
What made our night extra special was our amazing waitress! Wow did she know her stuff and provided great recommendations on both food and wine! So attentive!
We’ll be back!

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