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Cibo Bistro

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736 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
We are a husband and wife who opened a small Italian restaurant in Oliver Village 9 years ago. Cibo means food in Italian and that has always been our focus along with friendly, knowledgeable, attentive service. We want you to feel at home while you eat delicious regional style cuisine influenced by Chef Rosario Caputo's grandmother and the couples various trips to Italy over the past 10 years. We are opening our doors to the general public after a 4 month hiatus due to COVID-19. For those of you just dining with us welcome, to our return guests and regular customers thank you for the love and support over the past 4 months. Expect a few changes as we navigate our new "normal" but we can promise our same quality ingredients, tasty hand made pastas, and friendly attentive service.

Lisa & Rosario Caputo

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 736 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
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4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.1
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VinceM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great menu, great staff. Waiter had good knowledge of menu and wine selection. You guys should have a bit more space for more tables/business.

we will be back

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MatthewC
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great experience overall!

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CMillJr
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is only my second time eating there, but it may be my new favorite restaurant. It is definitely not cheap (expect to pay $30-$40 for a pasta dish), but it is worth every penny!! The Zucchini Blossom appetizer may be the best food I have ever eaten! I will definitely be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, the food was amazing. Same with the service. I would recommend Cibo to anyone who has never been

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HPS14
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Been here twice, and everything has been delicious both times. Get the polenta sticks!

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SueS
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is truly one of the best restaurants around. They have gone out of their way to make us feel comfortable and safe in this Covid era.
The food is always incredibly good. The taste reminds me of my Nonna cooking, but with a creative modern flair. We have never been disappointed here.
Chef Rosario is very talented, and has hired great people. It was a great place to go for our anniversary.
I always recommend this restaurant to others and we will definitely keep going there.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Birthday celebration, had a great time.

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vipSnottychef
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Laid back birthday dinner. Food was great, service very good. All the COVID protocols followed well .
This restaurant is always solid in its delivery

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RyanS
Edmonton
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our COVID experience was phenomenal. Hand sanitizer was available upon entry, every staff member was wearing a mask, we witnessed a thorough sanitation between each customer, and we were able to choose between a recyclable one-use paper menu or using our phones for their online menu (same as the paper one). All of that aside, the food was unbelievable and the service and friendless of the staff made our first experience eating out in nearly four months a fantastic one. Jose welcomed us, took us to our seat, and was our server throughout our meal - he made us feel at home and taken care of. Everything from the freshly baked focaccia bread to the Venetian-style duck Ragu to the panna cotta was worth coming back for. You won’t be disappointed with a visit to Cibo (chee-bo). We plan on going back soon and we hope you get to enjoy a meal there in the very near future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic anniversary dinner! Everything was exceptional as always!

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andys
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great friendly service, socially distant setup, food was excellent and presented in a timely matter.Who could ask for more? We'll be back ! A special thanks to Rosario and Lisa!

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vipPamelaT
Edmonton
28 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So wonderful to enjoy Cibo again! Fabulous food, wine and service.

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Rico
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We really enjoyed the service, portion sizes and the quality of the food. Thanks!

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DianeZ
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The food was okay, but the price we paid for everything was way overpriced. The portions were small and there was not much flavor in the dishes that were ordered. There was 8 of us that ordered 8 different things, and over all, we rated the food a 6 out of 10.

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OpenTable Diner
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Service and drinks were excellent.

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NatalieD
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience4

Although the service was extremely good, we were not impressed by the food quality and limited menu options.

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PatryciaR
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They managed to make a last minute booking for a special occasion something wonderful and memorable with awesome small thoughtful touches.

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Felice
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Birthday dinner for three. Everyone had the tasting menu.
1. Spuntini
Really nice little bites. Arancini was perfectly cooked. Fried polenta had a great texture and the home cured calabrese salami added heat and lactic sourness. Ricotta cake was delicious.
2. Crostini with ricotta, pistachio, balsamic, and house made mortadella. Excellent flavor, bread maybe just a touch thick.
3. Agnolotti w/ truffle ricotta. Delicious. Great texture, seasoned perfectly.
4. Boar ragu with tagliatelle. Nice rich ragu, boar has a great tooth to it. Pasta is excellent.
(Palate cleanser: blood orange sorbetto) tasty but maybe a little too large, and definitely a touch sweet.
5. Pork cheeks with parsnip puree and carrot/parsley 'gremolata'. Mega tender, delicious sauce. Gremolata very pretty and added some much needed acidity and vegetal character as well as crunch. I'm nitpicking here but maybe a finer chop on the carrot/parsley so it doesn't defiantly flop off the fork.
6. Cannolo and pistachio gelato. Really nice ending. Nothing was overly sweet and the cannolo had a nice light texture as did the filling.

The kitchen is bang on with seasonings. This is something that is fundamental, and they did perfectly.

Server was on their game but was a little shaky on the wine pairings. Otherwise a great job.

Cocktails were very good. Nice riffs on classics!


Very happy with the meal. We would absolutely recommend!

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DaveC
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It got pretty noisy as the night progressed. Food was good but pricey. My ravioli dish

was delicious, nicely presented & twice too much. We'd rather have smaller portions
and it be less pricey!

Thank you.

JW
JasonW
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Service was prompt, helpful, and friendly. Menu selection was unique and interesting as was the dishes we ordered. Only issue was the online menu contained items (entire product line of beer) no longer available.

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alexam
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall a very good date night location. The food was amazing as well as the service. The location is very small and isn’t anything special inside, it is pricey but well worth it.

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Terry
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Absolutely awesome experience. One of the best restaurants in the city

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Mediocre
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

I was very disappointed that 15 minutes before the reservation we were advised it was a tasting menu because I had specifically chosen the restaurant because there were multiple vegetarian options and the tasting menu forced us to have no choices and to get the tasting menu that we didn’t want but at 15minuted before it was far too late to change our reservation or make another. I was disappointed that we had to pay for the tasting menu when we were told in advance.

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Dissapointed
Edmonton
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

A bit surprised to find a set menu on our visit. Was told that I had been contacted about it, but had not. Although the food was great, I was a bit disappointed by that.

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vipPaulA
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and great food! Nice place!!

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vipDanitaK
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall2Food4Service1Ambience3

We’ve eaten here several times and this is our first bad experience. Our waiter brought us the carbonara instead of the carpaccio. I told him it was fine and he asked if we still wanted the carpaccio. I said sure. It took too long to come. We had to ask for the bill before it arrived. The carpaccio came and we had to ask for it just to be boxed up. We had to ask for the bill a second time. Our waiter wasn’t around a lot. We were disappointed to see that we were charged for both the carbonara and the carpaccio after the difficulties of getting served. This wasn’t our error. It was your waiters and should have been treated as such.

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helens
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

I was extremely disappointed in a pasta dish--rigatoni with beef short ribs, toasted hazelnuts, some greens (not sure, tasted like rapini although said braised radicchio ?). I'm sorry I didn't send it back but just left it half eaten. I did explain to the waitress what I thought was wrong with the dish. There was a heavy taste of vinegar which overpowered the dish. The beef ribs were stringy and the rigatoni were bare, with no sauce and so tasted bland and heavy. It was disappointing as it was a special evening, treating my daughter for dinner and theatre. I thought the server might offer a dessert in compensation, however, I didn't ask and so perhaps it wasn't common to do this. The pasta dish was $30.

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diva12
Edmonton
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Our first impressions were good. After1.5 hours of waiting for our food the waitress offered us a loaf of burnt bread that was frozen inside. Several other guests were seated, had their meal and left while we waited. I asked to see the manager. He came charging out. No apology. No explanation. Most bizarre experience. I am sure the waitress forgot to put in our order in. A simple truthful explanation would have resolved the fiasco. A serious disappointment

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JCD1
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience5

Kitchen was very slow and after waiting along time the mains arrived barely warm.

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MoeS
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The waiters was amazing! She took her time and was tjere whenever we needed her.

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RyanS
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything from service to food to atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. Absolutely delicious. Nothing disappointed - not even close. You MUST try Cibo. My wife and I have a new favourite.

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EricH
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2Food4Service2Ambience3

While the food was tasty and the location is inviting, the service alone made me not want to come back. Having made a reservation hours earlier, my girlfriend and I arrived 5 minutes early only to be told our table wasn't ready. We then waited for 20min before we could sit, to which our server basically paid us no attention. Our food was good, if very small, and although our appetizer came out almost immediately our main course took more than an hour to come (the place was not packed). The entire experience made us feel like we were not welcome, and so I would not recommend choosing this place.

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KlausV
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall2Food5Service4Ambience3

The food, what there was of it, was quite good.
I found the home made sourdough to be very heavy.
The salt crystals on it were quite unexpected.
The service was friendly.
The cost was outrageous for the food received.
Never have I seen so little food for so much money.
Based on the menu's prices I expected to see a complete meal.
What I got was a small main dish missing vegetables.

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vipQueenofDesign
Edmonton
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The ravioli were to die for! Definitely a must try. The space is cute but is a little cold. For the amount of money they charge I would like to see a space a tad more exciting. Also, a 9 oz glass of wine would be preferred. I opted for a cocktail which was nice but with Italian, I would have preferred wine.

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vipglenorafoodie
Edmonton
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was excellent as always. Had the cod which was perfectly done, husband had pasta which he said was very good. The salumi is something which we always have as it is super delicious and a very hearty appetizer

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ScottM
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

Felt the food was just average, had higher expectations. Restaurant environment was nice though.

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MeganG
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service, drinks, and food were excellent. We were two people short on our reservation and it was no issue with the staff. Our server was very professional and attentive at the right times. We will be back!

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vipFoodMom38
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

We went to Cibo on a Friday at the last minute. We were lucky to get a reservation as the restaurant was quite busy. We shared everything. Appetizers were very good. We had the salad and the ricotta crostini. We ordered two pastas to share for our mains. We waited an inordinate amount of time for our pastas to arrive and then were disappointed to find that they were lukewarm at best. While the flavours were delicious, the pastas had obviously been sitting out for awhile. We noticed food was very slow to come to other tables as well. Cibo is not an inexpensive meal, so we hope that the issue was a one-time thing, perhaps due to a short-staffed kitchen, because normally we really enjoy this restaurant.

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TerryT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I treasure every visit to Cibo. The food, wine, service and ambience never disappoint. One of the best venues in the city. Always. Thank you Chef Rosario Caputo.

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meat
Edmonton
25 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Very cold in there. Foot was very greasy

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Cibo Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (780) 757-2426.

Cibo Bistro is rated 4.4 stars by 736 OpenTable diners.

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