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Cibo Ristorante Italiano

301 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2413
+1 831-649-8151
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“cibo” (62 reviews)
“gnocchi” (24 reviews)
“caesar salad” (9 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
301 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2413
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

Great atmosphere with live music which not overpowering. The food was really quite delicious and the price affordable compared to lots of the overpriced restaurants in monterey. It is in the old downtown section but just five minute walk from fisherman wharf.

Thank Patty A
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

Looking for a nice restaurant for our last evening in CA. Monterey was not what we expected as far as beauty and restaurant finds. We definitely did not want to eat on the wharf area, this being on open table usually is a reliable source....More

Thank Melissa P
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

An amazing, day-saving, wonderful experience. My wife and I had attempted to have dinner at an Italian restaurant,Vesuvio, in Carmel earlier in the evening. We were treated horribly and the waiter had attenpted to upcharge us on the bill. I thought our night was ruined....More

Thank Matthew M
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Came here for happy hour and I was pleasantly surprised. They have a good selection of small bites like meatball sliders, calamari, bruschetta, pizza and more. Beer, wine, cocktails for $3. Food is between $3-$7. It was a great little find in downtown!

Thank tadriva
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Good pasta, with fresh ingredients and "al dente". Only a bit too garlic and sauce was too liquid for my Italian tastes but overall was fine. Friendly and welcoming service. I give only three stars because restaurant shares the room with a very noisy bar....More

Thank Lorenzo B
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We walked in off the street and were pleasantly surprised. Really good service, with the staff going out of there way to look after the kids and get us some food quickly. The live music was really nice and once fed the kids even did...More

Thank ausswedams
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

We walked in off the street to the sound of Jazz music playing . My husband and I shared an amazing Caesar salad. My husband had the pappardelle pasta with sausage and it was amazing. I had a pasta bolognese that was just perfection!!! If...More

Thank njmom1983
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

The atmosphere was very nice with a jazz trio and a decent wine list. The food was not quite average and over priced for the quality. The fire roasted artichoke was burnt tasting, the lobster - beef carpaccio was bland and the salmon and seafood...More

Thank kdcdmc
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Ok, so here is the bottom line. Cibo offers a broad menu selection. All items the 4 of us had were good. Our server, Edgar, was professional, friendly, knowledgeable. Although it is a larger restaurant, it still "feels" like a local neighborhood family run place....More

Thank Rvstraz
Reviewed 10 June 2017

After reading some positive reviews on Google and Trip Advisor, we decided to give this restaurant a try while in Monterey last week and we are so glad we did..... Food was excellent and service was great and price was very reasonable. It's located very...More

Thank jyc823
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Antonio R
24 September 2017|
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Response from edwardTiburon | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know about !!
Antonio R
24 September 2017|
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Response from lorne l | Reviewed this property |
They do have kids menu and they will size down anything you want. Ask for Mario (owners son) if you want something not on the menu he's happy to help
5 March 2016|
Response from CiboRestaurant | Property representative |
Yes we do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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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