Cibo Trattoria

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CAN$30 and under
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“Cibo Trattoria cooks authentic Italian cuisine with ethically sourced, seasonal local ingredients prepared in a traditional manner. Our 'from scratch kitchen' works with Mother Nature and embraces the Slow Food philosophy to showcase rustic elegance in our cuisine.”

Proud to be the pioneer member of Slow Foods Vancouver, Cibo is located off the Moda Hotel lobby and just steps away from the Orpheum Theatre.

Join us for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner.

Special Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Cibo Trattoria will offer our à la carte menu and a 3 course Valentine's set menu at $49 per person plus tax and gratuity. With seating's from 5 to 10pm for our Valentines dinner. For group reservations/private dining please contact kellyjh@viaggiohospitality.com directly.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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Daily 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1008 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
Service
4.3
Ambience
3.9
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IM
Vancouver
51 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Portions were small, at Dine Out, which was not a problem, given that we are not big eaters. My dessert, the Chocolate Nemesis, was amazingly good!

LB
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We went here before going to see the symphony across the street. It was the week of Dine Out Vancouver, so we got in on that, and it was great! Would definitely go back.

ML
Vancouver
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Really good meal! Our server was outstanding. Very helpful and attentive

IB
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The experience we got was horrible! My family got sick from the food. The server was very rude when we said that the glass was not clean, he showed an attitude toward us. Even though the glass was so dusty. The pasta was even cold when it came and it had no flavor. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone!

BC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

The menu was quite limited, the portion sizes were small for the price.

n
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Christmas Day lunch. Absolutely delicious!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife and I went there for a nice lunch on Christmas Day. Great service, excellent food, warm ambience. We’ll go there again for sure.

OT
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Very good spot! Amazing food & friendly staff. Nice and cozy restaurant, especially by the fireplace.

B
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely one of my now favourite restaurants. Excellent value, delicious food all with a quaint ambiance.

OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Went there for Sunday Brunch while Downtown. It was quiet, so we got quick service. We chose the Pacific Breakfast, which hit the spot nicely. Refreshing, light, and just the thing to fill us for an afternoon out in the chill. Will go back again.

S
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

This small restaurant serves excellent food and provides fabulous service. We regularly visit Cibo when attending events at the Orpheum. They have something for everyone. The sea bass is cooked to perfection and served with a chick pea base. You cannot go wrong with the excellent pasta - the vongole is served with good sized clams. We will be back.

KC
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Booked this restaurant for a Christmas get together with family. Service was great. Server asked right away if we needed to get out to attend the symphony as this restaurant offers a good option for those wishing to do dinner and that event. We were not going but appreciated the concern. Food menu is limited but what we had was good. They even offer Gluten Free choices. They have a great sommelier who helped us select wine to match our dinners. We had a wonderful time here and the service was part of the experience. We had decided to go out for an after dinner drink but ended returning to this restaurant just for drinks.

KA
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Three of us had excellent service -- lunch time reservation before the Symphony. From the moment I walked in and needed to wait 15 minutes before friends arrived --- hot mint tea was delicious, to my beet salad with the chickpea triangles that are amazing. A very pleasant lunch, will definitely return. I have been to your restaurant a umber of times, and never have had a negative experience. May thanks, Happy Holidays, merry Christmas

RF
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

disorganized and slow; wine expensive for 5 oz glasses - not 6 or 9 but priced like it for same brands elsewhere; after serious problems getting the computer to produce the bill and consequential long delay there was a material overcharge on it. No accommodation for delay and no embarrassment at the overcharge. Very amateur and disappointing. Perhaps was expecting higher quality based on reviews.

AC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Hanger steak salad was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. Good value for $21. Arrancini serving was small and lukewarm when served. Consider refining or removing from the menu. Limited lunch menu, may attract more guests with a slightly expanded menu. Service was great - water was refilled 3x automatically, never below one-quarter. Well done!

JB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for my friends 50th birthday. Restaurant has relaxing atmosphere, not too loud, small and intimate, attentive service and they gave my friend a Gia’s of sparkling Rose for her birthday!

GC
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Really good time and the staff on duty we were on point.

a
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Lunch menu is very small but the pasta dishes we ordered were perfectly cooked. Very good dish

JR
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

This was a bit of a guess, but I booked it based on reviews. The meals were very tasty and portions were well sized, but the Tiramisu was probably the best I've ever tasted! All the flavours were very well balanced and textures were so smooth. I've already recommended to my Vancouver friends.

AK
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good Italian food
Friendly efficient and attentive service
Would recommend
Eaten there about 3 times and it’s consistent 👍🏽

M
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

It's a great place to have a good conversations over the dinner table. Staff was helpful and very nice. Food was great. Would recommend to friends.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall3Food1Service4Ambience3

Service was really great but I strongly recommend to revamp on kitchen staff. Food is below standard as I think I can cook better than this.

NA
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great atmosphere and fresh food. Come here often and am never disappointed.

Y
Vancouver
110 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Pre-symphony dinner. Although restaurant was packed, service was friendly and for the most part efficient. It’s always challenging when everyone arrives at the same time and needs to leave at the same time. But we were served with plenty of time to spare. Cauliflower “schnitzel” was great — very clever and tasty. Starters were delicious and beautifully presented as well. I would definitely recommend Cibo — for the food and the service.

LP
Dallas
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cibo is delicious fresh Italian cuisine in a rustic setting... grab a table outside under the trees and be transported to Italy. The lunch menu is small but everything including the pizza is delicious!
Dinner opens up options for homemade pasta which is not an option at lunch.
The waitstaff is knowledgeable and friendly regarding Italian wines and extremely accommodating, thank you Naomi!! I wanted a meatball but not the sandwich and they were more than happy to accommodate the request.
Save room for the homemade crepes and enjoy Cibo!!

LS
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great restaurant, went here for my anniversary and the staff were super lovely! Best tiramisu ever. Would highly recommend to anyone.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely setting. We felt comfortable and the service was just right. Attentive but not in your face.

C
Vancouver
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Pre theatre dining

BS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

I was very disappointed as I had read reviews of 5 stars for this restaurant so I thought the food must be good. It wasn’t. I had the chicken and it was pretty much tasteless. My friend had the beef which looked good but didn’t meet the expected taste. It’s a very small place and we were crammed in a tiny table for two. Too noisy as well. The service was very good but I won’t go back to a restaurant for service alone. With a good tip (ambience and food not the servers fault) we paid over $170 for dinner, one appetizer and one bread and wine for two. Not going back.

OT
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Hidden little gem in downtown. Great food and lovely spot.

HK
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Service excellent, food top quality, 5 oz wine chintzy. It should be the standard 6 oz, charge a couple bucks more but can the 5oz which smacks of a ripoff

CT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants to visit when I am in Vancouver. The prefect place for a group where being able to hold a conversation is important. Quiet with outstanding service, great cocktails, and wonderful food.

MD
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

The really great thing about this restaurant: it's close to the Orpheum, and is really the only upscale restaurant that is. We, like most of the other diners it seemed, were there for that reason.

Some thoughts:
The tables are pretty close together.
Our server seemed nice, but we would have enjoyed seeing him more frequently.
The "souffle" appetizer was an extraordinary shade of green, but not particularly tasty.
The chickpea crepe appetizer was enjoyable, but both of us who had it thought the prawns were more "aromatic" than we would have liked.
When you substitute spaghetti for tagliatelle, it would be polite to at least mention that to customers that order that dish.
The wine list is very good.

CC
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was sooooooo good! We basically love each dish that we had: the bread, prosciutto, duck breast was sooooo good & so does the sea bass.
Dessert was great as well! I had the first panna cotta that I actually like (never really liked one before). The chocolate nemesis was very smooth. & not to mention, the tiramisu’s mascarpone cheese was full of flavour~
The service was very polite and caring. My family had a really pleasant night and will definitely return.
Thank you!!!

SK
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We celebrated our 30th Anniversary with our kids and partners this weekend. Cibo was wonderful. The flavours and combination of food were fantastic as was the wine. The staff were attentive and lovely.

f
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The hangout steak is very good. Try the tiramisu too. See photo.

G
Vancouver
32 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Little downtown gem of a place to enjoy brunch with a crackling fireplace. The Moda with 7 minute poached egg, cured meat and toast hit the spot if you want something light. Their traditional breakfast is also quite good. Quiet enough to enjoy your morning read and coffee. We've been here several times and it's perfect pre-dinner venue before VSO!

JF
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

My partner and I had a fantastic time here. The ambiance was great and (though this is personal preference) the music playing was right up my alley. Food was very good and prices were fair.

We shared the meatballs and house made focaccia for appetizers and, while I’m not the biggest fan of meatballs (partner’s choice, I just never seem to get past that they are one small moment of flavour followed by chewing on just plain ground meat), the accompanying sauce and cheese were delicious. The focaccia was PERFECTLY toasted and came with some oil and vinegar that was subtle, but good.

First entree was the tagliatelle with beef, duck, and pork ragu and it was savoury and flavourful. I personally favour salty dishes and this one was great! Pasta was also perfect. Second entree was the duck breast and while it wasn’t the best duck breast I’ve had in the city it was cooked well and moist and the dish had good flavour. The accompanying sauce reminded me almost of a mole, just a bit thinner, and it was served with wonderfully cooked onions.

Had the tiramisu for dessert and it definitely had the expected flavour profiles, but the presentation and construction was unique in a really beautiful and delicious way. Very much enjoyed it as an ending to the meal.

I had a glass of wine with my meal while my partner ordered a Mango Tango which was really good (and not overly sweet or fruity).


Service was superb and the staff should be proud of what they’ve accomplished! Recommended for a nice dinner date at a fair price :) if the tiramisu is there when you go (the menu changes fairly regularly) definitely get it!

JJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner before the symphony. A very lovely evening.

P
Vancouver
31 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful place to enjoy a delicious meal before a classical venue down the street or heavy metal (Sabaton and HammerFall) concert

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