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Cibo Ristorante Italiano

) #35 of 211 Restaurants in Monterey $$ - $$$, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
301 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2413
+1 831-649-8151
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good34%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“cibo” (56 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2413
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Reviewed 5 days 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
Reviewed 6 days 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...More

Thank loveitaly95
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Sandandski
Reviewed 14 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...More

Thank Susan F
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...More

Thank R1der
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....More

Thank Suzanne D
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...More

Thank lorne l
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...More

Thank jtdanza
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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Nearby Attractions
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Will be staying at the Marriott the first week in May and want to return to Cibo as we have many years in the past. My daughter must have gluten free food. Do you have gluten free options?
6 March 2016|
Response from CiboRestaurant | Property representative |
Yes we do!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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.