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Cibo Ristorante Italiano

301 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2413
+1 831-649-8151
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good33%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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Steakhouse, Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
301 Alvarado St, Monterey, CA 93940-2413
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed cocktails in the bar - was able to watch the playoff football game - and was entertained by a guy with his trained parrots and cockatoos on the street in front of the restaurant. The restaurant has nice atmosphere and booth seating -...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank gagolfgirl
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food and they often have live music. Easy to get reservations and a good bar menu and wine selection.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lizznthedream
Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Best dinner I had when I was in Monterey. You can go down by the water and have dinner, but it will not be nearly as good. Food, service - all of it was amazing. Definitely will be back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MeadowsAC
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

Food and entertainment was really good. Service was a little slow, although we were a couple having a really lovely time. I had the seafood skewers, goodness me they were amazing. We had a local wine which was beautiful The pictures need no explaining.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gemmaljt
Reviewed 12 October 2018

I regularly head to Cibo with friends for the extensive happy hour menu, but also love the flatbread pizza with prosciutto and truffle oil (Pizza Cibo) and the bolognese pasta on the dinner menu. The environment is relaxing and service is always friendly. Definitely recommend!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Tracy L
Reviewed 27 September 2018

I have written three reviews on this great place. None have been posted. If you eat at any one place in Monterey go here!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bpi45
Reviewed 27 September 2018

A lovely place for Italian food and live music. I often go here when I want a mini escape. The jazz always does the trick. The restaurant has a romantic atmosphere and is a great place to go with loved ones. I've never left this...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank rachelgmcb
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

The place is beautiful; we had live music and a nice waiter. The food however was not a typical Italian thing (according to the waiter, the owner was Italian). Service was too fast and pushy. Food can definitely use some more Italian flavour; mozzarella was...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Ingmar91
Reviewed 25 September 2018

On our first night in Monterey, we played dinner plans by ear and happened to have walked by Cibo earlier that day. We're always up for Italian so we decided to give it a try. Our server, Edgar, was wonderful and the food was fab!...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Loretta S
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I will never go to this restaurant again. I am a local and there are just too many other restaurant choices in Monterey. It appears that this restaurant’s business model doesn’t have tor worry about repeat business. My wife and I ordered pasta dishes and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SalinasLocal
CiboRestaurant, Owner at Cibo Ristorante Italiano, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hello person without a name, Let me start by saying I am truly sorry you were not happy with us, but you kind of crossed the line here. That being said, one of the things I enjoy most about an open forum is that we...More

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24 September 2017|
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Response from edwardTiburon | Reviewed this property |
Not that I know about !!
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
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
Drinks, Dinner
Restaurant features
Private Dining, 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
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
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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