Cibo - 17th Ave

4.2
1772 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Italian
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Group Bookings
  • Good for a Date
Welcome to Cibo. Located in the heart of 17th Avenue SW, we offer the best flavor-driven casual Italian food in Calgary. Join us for a full meal, or stop in for a quick snack and a glass of wine. Either way, we won’t disappoint!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Brunch
Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am
Happy Hour
Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
Mon–Thu 9:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(403) 984-4755
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Glen Manzer
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Between 9th and 10th Street SW
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Parking Details
There is a paid parking to the west of the building and street parking all around.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1772 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.0
Service
4.1
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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c
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 2

The service was awful and the food was cold.

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SC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a wonderful experience at Cibo. The food was delicious. The service was great. And the atmosphere is vibrant.

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G
Edmonton
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

A friend recommended Cibo so we gave it a try. The Tapas menu was quite good, the pizza was average.
I was disappointed in the wine by the glass selection; pretty stiff prices and not much to choose from.

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r
Calgary
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Was very pleased with the dinner and the service. The manager, Adam, was very accommodating and sat myself and guests at a table where the noise level was just right. I will definitely return.

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AR
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Zack the waiter gave us an exceptional service, food was good and place is nice and cozy. Keep it up

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BP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Group of 3, it was our first experience at Cibo. Adam came twice to our table to chat and ensure you were having a great time. I am French, live in Vancouver, travel a lot for work, and Cibo is definitely a place I will go back when in Calgary and recommend!!

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L
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, it was my daughter’s birthday and we had a special Mom and daughter dinner. My daughter has allergies and our server was very knowledgeable and able to give us a clear understanding of protocols followed making our dinner all the more enjoyable. It just takes a little bit of extra time but made us feel at home. Hi

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L
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cibo has the best specials and happy hour. The food is excellent! One of my favorite restaurants in all of Calgary!

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DG
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was our 3rd visit - ever time has been great !

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C
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Wine was way overpriced. Over 4 times retail.
Meal took for ever to deliver and then one dish was the wrong one. No real apology or compensation offered

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DP
Calgary
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

I have been a regular Cibo customer for years. This is the first time that the service was horrible ! Our main courses took forever to come, we had to wait a long time for extra crostini, dirty dishes remained on our table for a very long time even when the server came 2x to the table to package up food and get our dessert order (yes the plates were all empty of food) and there were inconsistent servers. It seemed like shifts changed part way through. I noticed other table had dirty dishes waiting a long time as well. Last time I went to Cibo 6 weeks ago I tried the Centre Street Location and definitely prefer the food at 17 ave

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SK
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Inattentive wait staff. Appetizer came barely warm and long waits between visits. The server was also the bartender and was obviously prioritizing the bar service.

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C
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 1

Got placed at a small table when other couples were placed at the larger ones and there were extra tables. There wasn't enough room on the little table for all the plates. Got forgotten about for 45 minutes and saw the couple at the larger table beside us start and finish their meal before our appetizers came out. Restaurant paid for our appetizers because of this. I ordered the clam linguine and it had bits of shell mixed in with the pasta which was unpleasant to chew and probably isn't too good for teeth enamel. Our waiter was really nice but the overall experience was quite meh.

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Y
Calgary
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Our experience at Cibo last week was awesome. I made a reservation through Open Table but there was no need during this off-peak time. When we arrived, I had no idea we were arriving minutes before Happy Hour was to end, and our server kindly extended the time TIL the rest of our party arrived so that they could benefit from the $5 drinks, pizzas and appies. The food was fantastic and I was able to feed my family on $44 which included two drinks, pops, three pizzas an appie and a dessert. Service was understandably slower during this time as customers wanted to get their orders in before 5 and there were just two waiters on the floor, but all in all, we were impressed with both the food and service. We will def go back again.

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SH
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

My first time at Cibo was amazing...this time was less so. The food was average and our server didn't seem interested...I'd definitely return again and hope for a better experience!!!

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M
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I was a bit disappointed in my recent visit to Cibo. I have always been a fan, and have eaten there numerous times, but this time something was missing. Ask me a year ago what I thought of this place, and I would have stated it was one of my favourite places with amazing food and a great wine list with some of the most friendly and fun wait staff in town. Fast forward to today, where the hostess was borderline rude, the bar area seemed to have an odd smell to it, and the food was just okay. The house wine, which was on special that night was disgusting - both red and white. The only thing enjoyable was the truffle fries and beet/feta appetizers - our pizzas were just okay. I hope the can get the foo back to were it was a year ago.

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LI
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Good service. Mushroom pizza was delicious! Loved the calamari for an appetizer too.

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MP
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 1Service 4Ambience 3

Our food was not at all what we expected based upon the flavour elements described in the menu. The starters were great, but both mains necessitated us asking questions of our server in order to piece together where the ingredients listed actually were in the dish because we couldn't find them either with our eyes or with our mouths. This led us to feel that both dishes had been mis-described. The reality was that both dishes were significantly more plain than we anticipated.

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PD
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I had the spaghetti with meatballs so tender they just fell apart. My wife and son both had different pizzas but thought the salted crust was a great touch.

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SC
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The server we had was very nice. The calamari was too salty but the white bean spread underneath the calamari was very good.

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SL
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

We had a great time. Excellent food and great atmosphere

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CL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Food great . Service friendly and attentive - was busy night so order took a little longer than expected

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a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We loved our dinner! The table was a wee bit small for 4 dinners, drinks and eaters but the food made up for it!

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LI
Calgary
8 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great. Food was delicious. Price was right. Liked the $12 pasta special!

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E
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 5

Great hostess/bar tending staff. Good pizza but the other entrees weren’t much. A very long wait to even get our drinks, an hour to get salads, missed items by the server. And she couldn’t be heard by anyone so it wasn’t too surprising. Even with an empty section we had to tackle the server for the bill. Sit at the bar- stick to pizza and wine, you’ll be fine!

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MH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

Been to Cibo lots over the years and this by far was the worst, sadly. I’m not inclined to come back after this experience. Staff was inattentive, but our waitress was friendly when she came by, food was sub-par.

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KO
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

After 7pm don’t anticipate being able to hear the conversation around the table 😉

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HT
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food, with prompt service as we were on the way to a concert. Thanks for a pleasant and delicious meal. Desserts - white chocolate cheesecake and chocolate mousse - were scrumptious!

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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

The service was great! Except sitting at the bar, it smelled very strongly like sewage backup. :S My stomach felt very unsettled after.

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KM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great value for meals on Monday with their $9 pastas and half price wine. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.

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YH
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I really like their pizza and pasta, on Monday you can meet the 50% off of pasta, their food are very good.

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RS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

Service was sub par. Food was just ok. The restaurant didn't acknowledge that it was a birthday even though it was included in the OpenTable reservation.

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PO
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hosted a birthday dinner for a bunch of teens who had a great time in a great location .

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GJ
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner and wonderful service! Best pizza in town!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Came in for lunch with my friend, we sat on the beautiful patio. Food was yummy and fairly priced, the whipped ricotta was my favourite. Our server was polite and attentive

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JS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

It was horrible service! We were there twice within one week. With two different couples. The service was sub standard. The food was okay. Missing ingredients. The chicken still had bones in it and cartilage chunk. After trying it twice we will probably never return.

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A
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Cibo is one of my favourite places to go. The food is wonderful and the service is always great.

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LS
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

The service is quite slow. Took 15-20 minutes to get our first round of drinks

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PM
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We took advantage of their Thursday night special on appy's which was 5 for $20...we order 10 appy's shared with 4 people Really good range of tastes from Calamari, Lamb Meatballs, warm olives, humus, fries, and brusetta. This restaurant has created great value during these tough times for many people in Calgary...check their daily specials.

Patrick

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RA
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing ambience, great food and excellent service!

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