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Cibo Ristorante Italiano

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301 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2413 (Del Monte Blvd.)
+1 831-649-8151
16:00 - 01:30
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Sacramento, California
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was good, the service was only ok. The atmosphere was great, we missed the music, but heard it was really good.

Thank Lillian S
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place right downtown. Food was fine, the music really great. Menu expansive service fine. Bar a little noisy but just means people having fun!

Thank John890000
Oroville, California
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85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Our hotel suggested Cibo, said good Italian food. Well, it wasn't good it was the best meal we have had in Monterey. All the food has been great but this is excellent. The fire roasted artichoke was so great. The best artichoke I have ever eaten. My husband had clams, muscles with fresh tomatoes and fennel. It was so delicious.... More 

Thank loveitaly95
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Our family did not find anything too memorable about our meal. We had looked at the menu online and found fewer selections once arriving, and then felt like it was a restaurant we could find anywhere. Our impression was that it was going to have more of a Monterey, seafood, Italian flair. So it was average for us, and based... More 

Thank Sandandski
Yorba Linda, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I recently attended a business event at Cibo. It was my first visit to this beautiful dining venue. What a delightful surprise! The interior is so welcoming and beautiful too, without being fussy. The seating was very comfortable and I was fascinated by the gorgeous copper sculpture lighting fixtures. The service was prompt and very attentive. I decided to have... More 

Thank Susan F
SW London
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95 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a spot of dinner and came across this Italian restaurant at the end of the main strip. On entering it seemed like a scene out of The Blues Brothers- decor a bit 80s, random musicians doing their thing... This had us a little worried but these fears are eroded away when the food finally arrives. The... More 

Thank R1der
Lewiston, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 31 March 2017

This place deserves a 10+! Our first night in Monterey and we happened upon it instead of venturing down to Fisherman's Wharf. Food and service was exceptional. My husband had a meat trio special - with the lamb chops being the best he'd ever had. I had the sea bass special, perfectly cooked and accompanied by HAND MADE RAVIOLI, fabulous!... More 

Thank Suzanne D
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is the absolute best Italian Fare on the peninsula. Mario and Abbas and Rosa's secret everything especially her world famous bruschetta make this restaurant so fabulous. Our team comes 3 out of every 4 nights that we are racing which is 6-7 times a year. Order anything you like and you will enjoy it even more. Amazing desserts and... More 

Thank lorne l
Oxnard, California
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258 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Located right in the heart of Monterey, this restaurant has always been a favorite. The menu has everything from steak to pasta to pizza....and yes, they do have Gluten-Free options! I love the Tuscan Bean Soup...with hearty bread and a salad...oh yes. The pork chop which I can't even pronounce is awesome. Several nights they have live jazz and that... More 

Thank jtdanza
San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

A wonderful find for an excellent dinner. The food was first rate. My husband had the ribeye & I had the sea bass special. The staff & service was excellent. We will definitely go back when we're in the area

Thank lrhuej

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2413
    (Del Monte Blvd.)
  • Public Transportation: Monterey Airbus stops near Cibo Restaurant
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-649-8151
COCKTAILS•DINNER•JAZZCibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. An intimate yet vibrant atmosphere is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?