About Cibo E Beve
101 Concepts presents their latest addition to Atlanta"s exciting dining scene with the popular, authintic Italian restaurant, Cibo e Beve. We celebrate the vibrant food, wine and culture of Italy, while paying respect to the best of seasonal & local agriculture.
Sandy Springs, GA 30342
Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm,
Friday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm,
Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm,
Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday Bar stays open late and offers a late night menu.
E Belle Isle Rd
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
At Cibo e Beve we celebrate the vibrant food, wine, and culture of Italy, while paying respect to the best of seasonal and local agriculture. Rent the restaurant for your next special occasion!
Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (404) 250-8988
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Wine
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Cibo E Beve Ratings and Reviews
The place is small, so a reservation is recommended. There is a cozy ambiance. The wine list is good and the menu makes it difficult to decide what to order. The brussel appetizer, chicken piccatta and short rib cannelloni were fabulous. The chicken piccatta wasn't served over pasta, rather with green beans and potatoes.
The ambiance at Cibo e Beve was fun. The tables are very close together, so fortunately we had a very fun foursome next to us and enjoyed talking with them. The menu is limited, we thought, and the food was a bit on the heavy side. My chicken piccata was a little salty for me, and my friend's pizza was a little burned. So the food was not the highlight of the evening. Our meal for 2, with 2 entrees, 1 shared salad and 1.5 draft beers was about $100. This is a little pricey if the food isn't just wonderful.
After having made an OpenTable reservation for 5:30 for February 14, I arrived at the restaurant. Since it was Valentine's Day, I purposely had chosen an early reservation time.
My reservation was located in their system, acknowledged as an OpenTable reservation and I was seated right away. However, no one came by to offer water or ask if I wished to order anything for at least 10 minutes. At this point the restaurant was not yet busy. Staff however congregated outside and at the hostess stand talking and appearing to be quite flustered on how to manage the evening's patrons. Eventually I flagged down a staff person and asked if anyone was going to wait on me. That person apologized and, after a wait in which she asked others about who was taking my table, returned to take my order. Later, another staff person came around to all the tables asking if diners had made their reservations through OpenTable. She seemed surprised when I said yes and clearly didn't know that I had indicated that before being seated.
While the food was good, the service between courses was slow. I also had to ask for the check. Overall, the experience was extremely disappointing.
Cramped space, you feel like you are eating on top of each other if you are a party of 4 or more. Staff friendly, but bartender and wait staff both dropped the ball on service. Food great!! Manager was great, addressed errors with out us having to bring it up! One step ahead! Over all good experience.
Starts off great, an awesome atmosphere and vibe. The wine and cocktails are good...but, overpriced. The bread is delicious. The caprese salad was served without basil. We were told that even though it is on the menus as such, the waitstaff never includes it. We, of course, requested it...the dish was greatly improved. The entrees tasted ok, but, were very, very dry. I looked around at their other pasta dishes....all near us were same. We may try it again, but, when the food is not good....is hard to justify the visit!
We were a group of 8 and didn't really enjoy the experience. To order anything a slight variation from the menu was a hassle and was almost greeted with hostility. We had to send back a few drinks because they were incorrect and that too could have been handled a bit better. We experienced a long wait and the food was mostly mediocre with no one in our party really having great reviews to say. We got our bill - totaling over $600.00 - and it came back with some of the items that had been sent back because they were incorrect. One was removed but when asking for clarification on how things we rung in (the receipt would just list some things as food item and a price) clarification was not really offered. My group and myself do not recommend it and will most likely not be back.
Cibo has really gone downhill. I give this restaurant less than a year before the doors close. We had a reservation and they did not have a table for us. They offered either the crappy doorside table or outside seating. We were seated outside in January. It was a warm night. The tables were all dirty outside.
We waited nearly 20 minutes for our wine. The calamari was obviously premade and refried. A cucumber single had fallen into the breading and was served with the calamari. The Kale Caesar was a cruel joke. It was made from some sad leafy substance that did not even resemble kale and served drenched in heavy dressing topped by an inexplicable hard fried egg. The croutons were storebought. The shortrib ravioli tasted good but was cold and completely underdone.
Service was slow and terrible. The helpers had no idea of who ordered what. The waitress asked us to keep our forks from the salad for our entrees. She had no understanding of the menu. When I sent my salad back, the manager seemed unconcerned. Last time we visited he was on his was back with his dinner from a neighboring restaurant.
Our visit was Christmas eve, with two friends. As we expected they were running hard, dealing with lots of reservations. In spite of that our server (Brian) was good - a little patience was required, but he tried hard to please. The food was very good, portions were OK, but not big enough to share. The Cod and the octopus were tasty. The lobster risotto was lite on lobster. We finished it off with tiramisu, which was just right after the meal. All in all it was a memorable Christmas eve.
Nice place with small, cozy dining room. Service in general was
Good. However, for the cost, we had higher expectations of quality and flavor. Somewhat bland fish entree and the pizza had very little topping and soggy crust in the center and chewy/dense edges. I would suggest a new pizza crust recipe. Our server sold us on the pizza but it disappointed. Simple cocktails are pricey and light on alcohol. Due to the size of the dining room and hard surfaces, it gets quite noisy so everyone has to talk loud to hear each other.
Lucy at the bar was great! Other than that, the service was super slow, the food WAY TOO salty and just not good overall. Sorry for the poor review but I was disappointed that I chose this place for a business meeting without first checking it out. Our order was "lost in the kitchen" for a LONG time. They kept apologizing. We were not in a hurry so it was not really a problem. Not that we wanted dessert but they could have offered... Or offered to take care of our appetizers or something! Just offer. I took the leftovers home just so that my husband could taste how bad it was. I will not be going back and will not recommend. I truly wanted it to be good!!!!
The problem with this place was from first walking in the door it is freezing. It was the same temp inside that it was outside. When we ordered our food we asked for a sausage and mushroom pizza. The chef forgot to put sausage on the pizza. Instead of making a new pizza or even putting sausage on the pizza and little cheese and popping it back in the oven the preceded to just put sausage on the top and give it back to us. I think the overall experience was not that good. Its funny cause I thought this was an isolated incident but I had a co worker go to this restaurant the day after for a vendor luncheon and he had the exact same experience. Looking at the reviews you would expect better.
Our dining experience was just okay. We were a table of 8. No one cleared our appetizer plates before bringing our entrees. We had to request a refill of water. My husband ordered a cappuccino, but it arrived after we had all finished dessert. I had the salmon entree and it was mediocre. The composition of the dish was good, but the salmon itself was rather bland.
Our party had good time, but some of the food and the service left a lot to be desired.
The staff which is not over seven month needs serious training. Drinks took-over minutes to serve. After our salads & appetizer , entrees arrived while use dishes were not picked up . Really pitiful & so unprofessional .
So understaffed, owners should try training their staff.
Will not go on how horrible food was, why waste words.
Friend brought beautiful bottle of wine that had already been decanted & waitress fill all four glasses at one time. Felt like we were at Denny's being served ice Tea.
It's all about training!
Nice wine list - a lot of Italian choices which oddly enough is not as common as one would expect from an Italian restaurant. Meatballs and Brussels sprouts appetizers were both very tasty. Entrees were all good - our favorite being the orecchiette dish with sausage. It was a birthday celebration so we got a complimentary dessert which was fantastic - a gelato cake! Definitely recommended.
We will not be going back. I do not understand how this restaurant is so highly rated. I feel completely misled by the positive reviews, which compels me to share my own, and add my voice to the other one-star reviews. I made a reservation on Monday for Saturday evening through opentable for 7. They call me at 10.45pm on Friday to confirm. Why calling so late? Because "we are very busy tomorrow so we are calling everyone to confirm." We got there on time, they seated us at a huge table for 10 people by the open kitchen. 1. There were 3 seats empty the whole night. 2 The table was so wide, and the music so loud that we spent the whole time yelling to be able to hear each other. 3. We all left smelling like three day old cooking oil because of the unpleasant smells wafting from the kitchen. To top it all off, the food was not impressive at all. The appetizer and salad portions are so small, that they are not really shareable. The entrees, for example veal panee and sole, were not tasty. They had only four options for desert, one of which was gelato. And add to that that it took over an hour from the time we arrived to the time we got our salads and pizzas. The server put in our order 20 minutes after we ordered, and seemed overwhelmed that he was taking care of "this entire section," which consisted of our table, maybe another four person table or two, and a few people on the counter. The only enjoyable thing about this dinner was the company we were with.
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