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About Vibo Restaurant

ViBo Restaurant says...

Rich in tradition while modern in approach, Vibo (formerly Villa Borghese) has been a staple in the Kingsway area for more than 40 years.

The menu strikes a harmonious balance between authentic Italian flavours and contemporary cuisine and changes to reflect what is fresh and in season.

Let our wood burning fire place set the mood for the evening or have the live piano music entertain you. Our private dining room may be used for business meetings or festive occasions alike.

The warm ambiance, friendly, and professional staff make this casual fine dining restaurant the ideal setting for any occasion.

A visit to Vibo will be an experience in true Italian hospitality.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Seafood, Continental

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:

Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


Dinner:

Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm


Closed Mondays

Cross Street:
Royal York

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 239-1286

Website:
http://www.vibo.ca/

Entertainment:
We have live piano music playing from our Baby Grand piano every Wednesday to Saturday evening!

Parking Details:
City parking is located on Bloor St. and on the side streets. There is also a large Green P parking located behind the building on the north side of the street.

Public Transport:
Our closest subway stop is Royal York Station. From the main entrance walk south to Bloor St. Cross the street to the south side and we are one block east of Royal York Road.

Private Party Facilities:
Our Elegant Private room situated on our second floor boasts large windows and a fireplace creating an ideal setting for a business meeting,friendly party, or family function.
Our private room will seat up to 25 people for dinner. Vibo also has areas which will host up to 50 or 100 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Manager: (416) 239-1286

Additional:
Banquet, Entertainment, Fireplace, Private Room, Wine

Vibo Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.5

Ambience

4.4

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Neighbourhood Gem (16)
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Good for a Date (13)
Romance (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Live Music (9)
Business Meals (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Group Bookings (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Cozy (6)
Lunch (6)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Casual (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Hot Spot (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Brunch (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 5 days ago

Great Taste, great timing, high end service, exceeded my expectations

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

It had been many years since we ate there but the food was as good as we remember

Tags: Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 10, 2017

friendly atmosphere, good service, and very accommodating server

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Beautiful food, fabulous service, quite perfect from start to finish. The live piano was a lovely surprise. Our dinner at Vibo was a terrific way to celebrate a special family moment. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was our first visit to Vibo for our entire table. We had a great experience and will be returning again, for sure.
We found the atmosphere, service, food and entertainment to be nothing short of fantastic.
The serving staff were very professional, exceptionally knowledgeable and fun. They made our experience even more enjoyable.
There I no doubt Vibo has a tremendous management team with a very strong focus on customer service.
Thanks to all for making my wife's birthday experience an exceptional evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Live Music, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 26, 2017

This was my first visit to Vibo. I was looking for a nice location, with a well received menu, for a reunion with a friend I had not seen in over 45 years. The staff at Vibo did not disappoint. Our waiter was fantastic! Friendly, cheerful, attentive ( but also intuitive enough to stand down when he knew we were in the middle of a conversation) and professional in that he took my allergies very seriously and helped create a delicious safe meal for me. The food was absolutely delicious. The atmosphere was lovely and conducive to the type of catching up my friend and I had to do lol. (I loved the bar area, although we didn't sit there... next time ).
I truly look forward to dining there again, and using the ease of "Open Table" to reserve a table.

Tags: Bar Seating, Business Meals, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Forgot how good the food was here. Will be back soon.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 20, 2017

Love the new look. Much brighter. Seemed so dark before. Service was amazing. Much to choose from on the menu. Food was beyond excellent. We live thus place. Thank you for a great evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Have not been here since renovations!
Decor has changed, but food is till up to the usual high standard.
Addition of Piano and music during dinner was a nice touch.
Staff is very good and attentive.
Enjoyed my night, will most likely go back again!

Tags: Comfort Food
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on September 9, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful meal! The wine list was amazing too!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 8, 2017

Amazing food, Amazing service, Amazing space, great value and fantastic owners. Would recommend to anyone looking for a great night out.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Notable Wine List
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 5, 2017

It was my granddaughter's 18th birthday and we all loved our dinner and the whole evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 5, 2017

We hadn't been to VIBO for several years. Friends told us they go there frequently and told us how much they enjoyed it. It was our wedding anniversary and since VIBO had been recommended by our friends, we decided to try it. We were very pleased that we did. The food and service were excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Authentic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 1, 2017

From the moment we walked in, the service was exceptional. The waiter we had was knowledgeable on both food and drink. The calamari was freshly cut and fried and very tender. Our main dishes were equally delicious and made with quality ingredients. Dessert was also good but not to the same level as the appetizers and main course but still quite delicious. Will definitely be heading back for another dinner there! Live piano was amazing as well, you must try this gem.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Cozy, Live Music, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Food was wonderfulas akways. Liked the new decor. Very calm and serene

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience2
Service1
Value4

 
 (Naples)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Love the place but this night the noise at the back was overwhelming...large crowds next to us and the waiters were all over the place........disappointed!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
Food3
Ambience2
Service2
Value2

 
·Dined on August 29, 2017

I think we were at VIBO on a bad night, food took an extraordinarily long time to come from the kitchen. The seafood pasta was thin on seafood, our friend ordered liver that she said was excellent and my wife had the lasagna which she liked. At these prices, the food simply has to be better.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Renos look good. Brighter and less old school than before but it's still old school.

Food4
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on July 22, 2017

Asked for a quiet table and received one. Service was very good and he was informative. On point.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on July 21, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The waiter was very attentive but did not rush us . The food and wine were excellent.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Live Music
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Dinner was absolutely delicious. The service was fantastic. It was my first time at Vibo but I will definitely be back.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service3
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food is very good and normally so is the service. The service was lacking this time. We will be back however.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on July 20, 2017

We Celebrated a birthday at Vibo and we found that the food was outstanding. The staff was very good and the wine list was fairly extensive and not crazy expensive. There were 5 of us and we all agreed that we would love to come back. We would all recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Casual
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Awesome evening all around.
We were right by the piano which was a little too loud but only because we were right beside it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Nice round table for five. Piano music was soft and mood setting. Everyone loved their meals. We picked a great 2009 Bordeaux. Stayed for almost 3 hours....great evening.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Wonderful choice for one of this summer's summerlicious experience's. VIBO had a menu with something for every palette. Three of us start with the Beet and Goat Cheese salad and it was amazing. Beautiful colour from the beets with a pop of goat cheese. So good. It was hard to choose from the mains they all sounded spectacular. I had the prosciutto and cheese stuffed meatball and it did not disappoint. All the meals were plated with perfection and the quality of the food was stellar. The deserts were all delish. Two of the girls had the date sticky toffee pudding and it was so good. Just the perfect size and a rich ,warm flavour. Great location if you use the TTC as it right on Bloor and across the road from the main entrance of the Royal York subway stop. Ample parking in the lots across the road. Enjoy!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Total experience was excellent. The three of us thoroughly enjoyed our lunch. If I could have licked the plate I would have lol and that says it all! Hadn't been here in a very long time and would certainly return.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
Food4
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Went to Vibo for Summerlicious and overall was very good. Portion sizes were huge for the price ($38 for a 3 course dinner). I had the polenta fries, the duck linguine, and the pannacotta. Everything was amazing but unfortunately I'm not a big eater so I ended up bringing most of it home. My boyfriend had the meatball, the steak and the brownie and loved everything! They had a pianist which created a nice ambiance but there was a drunk loud lady at the table beside us that kinda killed the vibe.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Excellent!! 5 stars! Our new fave resto! Have tried several dishes all fantastic

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 6, 2017

As always a it was pleasure having dinner again At vibo

As a note. The female employee who greeted us and sat us. Thus replacing the owner for the evening. .... she is marvelous. So courteous and professional and welcoming Our waiter. Equally good

Tags: Good for Groups, Seasonal, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Notable Wine List, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Everything was fantastic! Food, ambiance, location and wait staff! Very professional lots of selection! Already trying to plan our return! Truly a staple!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Naples)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Spectacular as usual! Went Thursday night with 5 people and again Friday with 8 people!
Superb food at reasonable value! Have Agnes make her famous martinis!

Never disappointed!_

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Great restaurant and excellent service. Food as always was spectacular. Would recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 16, 2017

The food was very good and the service was efficient and friendly. The noise level however was too loud making conversations very difficult.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food never disappoints. Tasty options and just enough. Wine selection is great. Definitely recommend and they have a piano playing during dinner but not too loud to have a conversations. My husband had the seafood risotto and it was so nice to have a risotto that actually was mostly seafood instead of rice. I had a fish that was broiled skin on and perfectly cooked. Wine list was good too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Romantic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We went to Vibo for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday. It was fantastic. The service was exceptional. The food and atmosphere were great. There was a gentleman playing the piano. All in all, an awesome experience. Would absolutely recommend it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic
Food4
Ambience2
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on June 2, 2017

The restaurant is very noisy. The piano player is a lovely feature but you can hardly hear him over the noise unfortunately.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 27, 2017

From start to finish the entire experience was excellent. I would definitely recommend this place to everyone, it is definitely worth the drive :))

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Houston)·Dined on May 21, 2017

Excellent service. Clean but plain decor. Food and service make this place a repeat favorite.

Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Very nice ambience. Food was good. I especially enjoyed the live piano music.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre

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