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About Cibo Bistro
“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 try to 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 8 or more will be charged an automatic gratuity of 18%
Edmonton, AB T5K2X4
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday-Friday: 11:30am-2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
104 Ave & 112 Street
CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Tucked away off 104th Ave in Oliver Village picture a garden side patio, and a Bistro adorned with candle lit tables, modern pieces and finished off with old world touches. The 50 seat modern Italian Bistro is perfect for a romantic night out, an intimate evening with friends or a large gathering of family and co-workers. 5 course tasting menus paired with wine are available with reservation. Private bookings are also available for large corporate functions & private parties.
Cibo Bistro is located in Oliver Village which provides a full size Public parking lot with FREE parking with registration of licence plate. Cibo Bistro's front door faces the garden area, so park where ever you like and walk on over.
Starting August 2016 guests will be required to register their licence plate in a tablet located at the front door. Failure to do so will result in a $75 ticket.
#2, (#112 - #111 weekdays)
One Block walk from Grant Macewan College Bus Hub
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Special events and dinners are hosted at Cibo Bistro throughout the year. We've been known to bring in wine makers from Italy or host a fun event taking you on a mini trip to Italy for the night. Follow us on twitter @cibobistroedm or like us on Facebook to stay in the know of our upcoming events.
Cibo Bistro Ratings and Reviews
First trip to Cibo but came highly recommended by friends. Food portions for the mains were a bit small, but paired with the appetizers, you come away feeling full. Had the veal and pork meatballs; great flavor, seasoned just right and easily split between two people. Mains; one special (halibut) and one prawn dish (Fedelini Nero). Not your traditional dishes at an Italian restaurant, but flavors, textures and seasonings were spot on. Dessert, you have to try the Zeppole; great finish to the meal.
After reading other comments on here, the pasta did have a firmer bite. This is appropriate to an al dente pasta, and may not be what people are used to.
Will definitely be going back.
Highly recommended for the food and service!
We all had such a memorable dining experience. They accommodated us when we needed to move inside halfway through our tasting meal due to the swarming mosquitos.
Every dish was thoughtfully presented and the flavours were full. We all went home 4 hours later with very full but happy bellies.
We will return for the tasting menu again.
Three of us decided to try the restaurant for a special birthday, after reading good reviews. Nice loft style restaurant in an area with good parking. We all went for the tasting menu - 5 courses (but effectively 7 with amuse-bouche and palate cleanser), with two of us also going for the wine pairings. Fantastic meal, with all the courses turning out great, full of great taste, but also little subtle combinations of flavours. Lots of variety in what was served, and the portions were just right so that by the end we were all nicely full, but not stuffed. Wine pairings were great, went nicely with the food, and had some less common wines that were very nice to try. Great selection of Italian after dinner drinks and digestivos too.
Had their pasta once before and went to specifically have a plain pasta dish but this was not available. Food is very creative but they do not allow for any staple dishes for an italian restaurant
Sat at a table where the sun glared all throughout dinner with no option to stop the glare.
We had the tasting menu with wine pairing. The antipasti were truly out of this world. The potato salad with the raw egg yolk was not to our liking at all. The potatoes were chunky not well cooked and the egg yolk was quite disgusting. The two pasta dishes were good, but nothing I could not make at home. The steak was awesome. The dessert , hazelnut ice cream with hazelnut crumbly topping was to die for. The wine pairings were very good and the service was excellent. The noise level was a bit much. The decor is modern and to our liking. Overall a very good dining experience but way overpriced for the quality of the food. I would not rate this as one of the best restaurants in Edmonton.
While back in Calgary I have dinner at Cibo and it was very, very good. This time I was looking into a smaller place with great food and I run into Cibo and decided to book dinner for 4. Cibo in Edmonton is much smaller at atmosphere was nice and quiet. We were seated right away and a waitress came shortly after and offered us drinks. We did not order any wine and were drinking sparkling water. Cappuccinos were very weak for their size and have found out that they using Nespresso machine. Nothing bad with that but I have feeling that they have used one espresso to make two drinks. I have Nespresso and it should have never been that week. We had 2 appetizers. A charred octopus and bruschetta. The Bruschetta was excellent and Octopus was tasty but beans that were side dish were very undercooked to the point that we could not eat them. We mentioned this to the server and she only made comments that she will talk to the chef. for the main dishes we had steak, (so so - we were told that is up to 17 oz and could be shared, but I am sure that it was not even 10oz); duck breast - very good and two gnocchi - again so so. It took an hour and a half to get our entries and the whole dinner was about 2 hours. No desert no wines and bill were $260.00 or so. Very pricey for that quality and the amount of food. While the whole setting is nice and the atmosphere is good, food is what makes or breaks the evening. I do not mind paying at ll for good meal but this was definitely not worth it. Couple that was sitting next us were very unhappy with their vegetarian dishes as well and were asking us for our experience. I do not think that I have any reason to ever go back.
This is one of my favorite places to eat in Edmonton! The menu changes often and every dish is always well thought out, balanced and delicious! They use fresh, local ingredients and never disappoint! The hazelnut semifreddo from the tasting menu was the best dessert I may of ever had!! If you like hazelnut this will blow you away!
We frequent Cibo Bistro as it's very handy and great value for lunch.
This past Tuesday May 30th I met a client here for lunch. I found the waitress was very abrupt and rude. Typically we are served by a different lady (whom I believe is a owner or manager) and she is lovely. However, the server on Tuesday was very impolite and left a bad taste in my mouth. I had the soup and salad combo, Salad was delicious, as always. However the soup was a vegetable soup and was SO SALTY I didn't eat it. Waitress never asked how the food was or made mention to the fact I didn't eat my soup, rather disappointing.
CIBO was a great disappointment. The menu is small and across the bottom it says they "kindly" decline any modifications. This means if you have special diet issues or are a vegetarian, DON'T go to Cibo (vegatarians note: there is duck fat on the potato side dish and meat on the green beans meaning the only side you can have is the panzanella salad if you are ok with dairy).
Another issue is that the descriptions of the dishes on the menu is incomplete. For example, the pea and ricotta ravioli contains mint but that is not noted on the menu. When this was raised with our server I was first told there was no mint. Why she would discount my comment that way was a mystery and was very annoying. To her credit, she did come back later to say she had had a text msg exchange with the chef who said there was mint in it (and why the chef wasn't there and had to be reached by text seemed odd). She did offer to replace the meal and ultimately didn't charge for it which was nice. But simply listing something as dominant a flavour as mint on the menu would be a much better approach.
Those in our group who had the special of the day (a halibut dish) enjoyed it and the arancini starter was very good. The doughnut dessert however is worth missing as it has very little flavour and really is just bland deep fried hollow balls of dough. What is needed is a mascarpone-limoncello cream filling piped into the fried doughnuts (which is what we expected from the description otherwise, just where did the promised mascarpone go? Into the dough??)
Overall: we won't be back and don't recommend Cibo to others.
The restaurant is very nice and has a good ambient atmosphere. The service is excellent with the waitress able to explain everything about the various menu items. The drinks are good and the meal came in a timely manner. The food was excellent with the pricing at bit on the higher end of the scale. Very good place to celebrate special occassions or to have an intimate meal with your friend or family.
We have been going to Cibo since it opened, more than five years ago, and it has always exceeded our expectations. The food is always amazing and the menu changes enough so that going there is always a new culinary adventure. the atmosphere is cozy and welcoming and the service attentive but not pushy or hovering. It continues to be our favourite restaurant in Edmonton.
I have been to Cibo several times and once in awhile the food seems to slightly miss the mark to keep it at the top of our list. This visit happened to be one of those times. The Insalata was excellent while one of our favourites, the Arancini was a little dry. We also had he Fedelini Nero which was a little too "fishy" for us but may appeal to other people. The special of the day was a spicy Garganelli which I couldn't make my mind up about as there were so many flavours it was almost overwhelming. I will always go back as it is still in my top ten for Edmonton dining.
From start to finish the bistro was amazing. We had the chefs tasting menu and we were both delighted with the quality and perfect quantity of food. After our 5 courses, not counting the delicious amuse bouche and the refreshing blood orange sorbet pallet cleanser, we left full without being uncomfortable.
The pasta was impeccably made and perfectly al-dente, my favorite was the ravioli filled with creamy blue cheese and drizzled with 35 year old balsamic. So simple but the flavor was so complex. My husband favored the kick of the hand rolled pasta with a tomato sauce with chili and (forgive me if it's the wrong meat for by this time I was on sensory overload and was only concentrating on the tastes rather then sounds) pulled pork.
We also choose to go with a wine pairing, each and every wine was a delight, my only regret was that I didn't get the name of each of the wines. My favorite was the last wine, a dessert, sparkling rose. It was fresh and sweet but light and crisp. It felt like a holiday.
Suffice to say we were in heaven and very very satisfied.
We will absolutely go no back and have already recommended the restaurant to many of our friends and family.
First time at Cibo and had a most delicious meal. The charred octopus starter was amazing - incredibly tender and flavourful. The entree portions were on the small and expensive side, but both were beautifully rendered and presented. One came accompanied with succulent cactus pear slices, prompting us to search for these at the grocery store the next day. Also, had a delightful server who was very knowledgeable about the menu and the restaurant in general. Will definitely come back. Want very much to try other selections on the menu.
Fabulous food and great service. Have been there before and will go again but our last dinner went poorly. Even with a reservation we were seated next to a group of very loud and crude men. They did nothing about it, even after we pointed it out to the server. Ambiance was worst than a cheap sports bar.
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