Cibo Trattoria

3.9
858 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Pre/post-theatre
  • Casual
“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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, European, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday;
Breakfast 7am - 11am **Reservations not required**
Lunch 11:30 am - 2 pm
Dinner 5pm - 10:00pm

Saturday & Sunday;
Brunch 8am - 2pm
Dinner 5pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(604) 602-9570
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Smithe (kitty-corner to The Orpheum Theatre)
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Parking Details
Street parking or parkade nearby at 880 Seymour Street (at Symphony Place).
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Public Transit
SKYTRAIN. From Vancouver City Ctr Station (Canada Line) or Granville Station (Expo/Millenium Line). Exit on Granville and walk 2 blocks west (towards Winners sign). Turn left at Smithe and walk to Seymour. You'll see Uva Wine Bar at the corner. We're just on the right at 900 Seymour. Time: Approx. 10 minutes walking.
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Special Events & Promotions
Option to book the entire room (40 seats), the private Madonna Room (12 seats) or reserve a group booking of up to 10 guests per table. Our aim is to make your event as memorable as possible with the best service and menu. Please inquire directly to our General Manager at gm@cibotrattoria.ca
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Sun 8:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon - Wed 8:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 7:45PM - 10:00PM
Thu - Fri 8:00AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 8:00AM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 858 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
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Food
4.1
Service
3.9
Ambience
3.4
Value
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60% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Excellent food and service

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2018

Amazing time!! The restaurant was pretty quiet when we got there but that made the experience so much better. The hostess was so hospitable and really helped us with our choices, and even shared some personal parts about her which made the experience feel so much more homey. Would highly recommend!!

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5.0Dined on August 1, 2018

The food was amazing! I’m so glad my husband took us there for our anniversary. We will definitely be back!!!

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1.0Dined on July 30, 2018

Was the absolutely worst brunch we have ever had. The staff were not engaged and we had to ask for everything including more water. We had the salad which was over dressed and too acidic, the salmon eggs benedict was extremely greasy and the potatoes were burnt, the spaghetti carbonara was drenched in sauce that actually lacked any seasoning.
The waitresses were always at the back and the service was slow. There were only two tables with customers including us so there was no excuse for the lack of service. Will never be coming back and will never recommend this place to anyone.

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

I feel the food is pricy. For $16 Scallop dish, I can not FIND the scallop at all until I dig to the bottom of the plate...... I think it is half of a big scallop sliced into 8 pieces.....

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3.0Dined on July 22, 2018

Small menu of food choice and cooking tended to be greasy, my friend and I had stomach pain after the meal. Pasta was too soft, not al dente! Portion was small considered the price. Service tips fixed at 20% surprised me since the service standard, decor, and restroom facility were not up to this overall high standard. Restroom was messy and the ladies' vent was out of order and the restroom was smelly. Dishes served quick but the table was too small to put 2 main dishes, 2 glasses of water and bread with butter. Visited higher standard restaurants before and Cibo was not impressed me.

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4.0Dined on July 19, 2018

Despite some negative reviews, I gave it a try and was pleased.
Good food, great service, though I was about the only one there.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Stopped by for a pre-show dinner. Spectacular food at a good price.

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2.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food is mediocre for the price. Wine selection is huge, but most of the wines are much more expensive than the food deserves. Not memorable at all.

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1.0Dined on June 27, 2018

Apparently short staffed so our appetizer took 1 1/2 hours to arrive. We reserved for 5:30, needing to leave by 7:30 we barely got our dinner eaten. Dessert was served at the table while we were still eating the main course. Drinks took 30-40 minutes. Had to call the waitress over repeatedly for service. We ended cancelling a drink because it never arrived. We also notices the other people in the restaurant seemed to be having the same experience as us. Disappointing.

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4.0Dined on June 26, 2018

Service was prompt, courteous, efficient and the food was excellent.

Food was was on time and well prepared.

Would recommend

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2.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Food at brunch is boring and poorly prepared. Service is lacklustre.

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3.0Dined on June 13, 2018

food and service were good but very slow. was over an hour between our appetizer (focaccia) and our mains.

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

“Cibo” is so convenient when we go to the Orpheum Theatre, as when we went for an early dinner before the opera! It was quiet with great service. We enjoyed a great wine from the list & the Opera set menu option which is a great deal! Definitely recommend this restaurant. My only observation- the butternut squash ravioli are so good, I was sad not to see it on menu this time but so many wonderful alternate options.

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5.0Dined on May 31, 2018

The pastas are really delicious, good portions and good value! Highly recommend coming here!

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

We arrived to find our table set up and ready for us. The waiter was great and very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. The food was outstanding and the service was great. Everything about this restaurant was most enjoyable including the choice of music playing in the background. We would definitely recommend this restaurant and will certainly patronize it again in the future.

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4.0Dined on May 20, 2018

We really enjoyed the restaurant, my only comment is that the portion size of the dishes was very small, even for four "old" ladies, and the price was expensive for such small dishes. I would never take a man to eat there.

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4.0Dined on May 19, 2018

An early dinner prior to an Orpheum concert and also a Birthday celebration, where the waiter and waiting staff were conscious of and put fine efforts into making it happen in a timely way.
The food was tasty and portions perfect. We, two ordered a salad and an appetizer, as our dinner and shared a yummy dessert.

All good! We will go back and recommend Cibo to friends. Keep up the fine standard.

Marilyn Bricker

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The food was good - the bison was actually the best I've had, but the portions (especially the appetizers) were small - the check was not :)

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4.0Dined on May 6, 2018

My friend and I enjoyed a pre- Orpheum dinner and as always, Cibo did not disappoint. The restaurant was introducing a new menu so both my friend and I order to appetizers for our dinner along with a carafe of wine. Everything was excellent. Cibo is out go to place for pre-theater meals.

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3.0Dined on May 6, 2018

The bolognese sauce was tasteless and had barely a teaspoon of Parmesan on the top. It needed tomato sauce and seasonings.

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1.0Dined on May 3, 2018

I hold Open Table responsible for offering a good review for such a terrible place. The food was awful - cold, sticky pasta. The restaurant was empty and stayed mostly empty the whole time - I wonder why? It was terribly embarrassing for me, especially when my client agreed how awful it was. You should be ashamed to recommend such a place and to give it the rating you have. It makes me re-think Open Table.

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3.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Went for a casual dinner. Found the food not amazing, personally, Compared to other Italian restaurants

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

My wife and I just celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary with a special dinner at Cibo Trattoria. We had a nice, private table and we were able to have easy conversation at normal levels. Our server was excellent, very friendly and courteous. Great wine list, so much to choose from. The food was amazing, from the fresh soup of the day to the chicken with goat cheese meals we both enjoyed (best Brussel Sprouts I've ever had). A wonderful Tiramisu dessert and the tastiest Americano capped a great dining experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Portion sizes were small, price too high, limited menu selection

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

LOVED LOVED LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS PLACE. THE FOOD (LARGE PORTIONS PRESENTED BEAUTIFULLY), THE SERVICE (EFFICIENT BUT UNOBTRUSIVE) THE AMBIENCE (IT IS QUAINT AND BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED, REALLY ENJOYED THE CHOICE OF BACKGROUND MUSIC).

LOOKING FORWARD TO A RETURN VISIT!

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Went for brunch and the food was only ok. I might come back to try for dinner and drinks since they are rated well, but I wasn’t impressed this time around.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Enjoyed a wonderful pre concert menu with delicious choices that were beautifully presented. Service was extraordinary. I'm never disappointed at Cibo.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Good food; different preparations; ran out of soup at 6:15 ; no menu items that are particularly child friendly but tried to accommodate special needs. Very helpful serving staff.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Good food, small portions... service was just okay, yet I would go again.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Lovely place but please make note the restaurant closes at 2pm sharp.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Cibo was a real find! Service excellent, atmosphere cozy and quite quiet with only 16 tables, food was fantastic! Highly recommended...

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2.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Absolutely one of the worst dining experiences of any Vancouver restaurants in the past year

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

We had good service and excellent good at a fair price
Will go again

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Wow .. absolutely delicious . I had the 3 course meal and holy cow it was unreal . Not to mention the amazing service and ambiance .

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2.0Dined on March 26, 2018

- gnocchetti was great
- stuffed chicken was not that great with the tomato sauce
- pasta with clams pretty bland
- seafood soup was tiny and tomato-y
- interesting twist on tiramisu with a orange flavour (I liked it and I disliked it at the same time), the chocolate chunks in it were great

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was amazing and the service was outstanding!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The food was ok at best, but the portions weren’t very good. The lamb carpaccio was downright embarrassing.
The service was great, but we won’t be back.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2018

We had small children with us and our server was wonderful! He really went above and beyond to accommodate their requests. Love this place.

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2.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Steak was cold, 20 minutes for our first round of drinks to get to our table. Small portions, my sister in law ordered pasta dish, we waited for it for awhile and then brought gnocchi. Said they ran out of the ravioli. Noone checked with us and asked us if we wanted something different. Sister in law hates gnocchi but isn't the type to complain about it. So the server avoided us like the plague afterwards and we sat around forever waiting for the bill and payment machine. Never going back

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