Vibo Restaurant

4.4
365 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
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  • Special Occasion
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
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 45 years.

FOR LARGE GROUP OR PRIVATE DINING PLEASE CALL VIBO AT 416-239-1286

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.
PLEASE CALL VIBO FOR BOOKING IN OUR PRIVATE ROOM

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. FOR LARGE GROUP BOOKINGS OR AVAILABILITY, PLEASE CALL VIBO AT 416-239-1286
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Seafood, Continental
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Hours of Operation
Lunch
Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 4:30 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 239-1286
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Manager: (416) 239-1286
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Royal York
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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.
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Public Transit
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.
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Entertainment
We have live piano music playing from our Baby Grand piano every Wednesday to Saturday evening!
Additional
Banquet, Entertainment, Fireplace, Private Room, Wine

Special Offers

1,000-Point Tables

See availability for 1,000 point tables

Tue - Thu 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM
Fri - Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

Reviews from verified diners
365 reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars
Outstanding
52%
Very Good
39%
Good
5%
Fair
4%
Poor
0%
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.1
Value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KF
Toronto
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great experience....as always at Vibo!

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l
Toronto
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As always the staff and food were top notch!!!! This restaurant makes you feel right at home as soon as you walk in.

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OT
New York Area
3.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 3Ambience 3

Nice moment but food not at the level expected.
Summerlicious not a good value for money.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We went for the summerlicious special and the amount and quality of the food for the price was good. The roundtable concept made the evening a bit more intimate for a group of 6. Location of the restaurant in a nice upscale area.

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LM
Toronto
5.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Staff went out of their way to get us mint sauce which they didn't even have in the restaurant. Exceptional.

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GO
Toronto
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautifully prepared delicious meal with excellent attentive service. It is possible to eat a nutritious meal in a restaurant.

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DH
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

This restaurant was a random pick and a really pleasant surprise. There is a really good selection on the menu. I had the Cornish hen with mushroom risotto and it was outstanding. I would definitely go back and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

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JD
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food and service excellent.
Piano player exceptional.
Price of small glass of wine is exorbitant! $13 or $14...so 2 glasses of wine is equivalent to a dinner!

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C
Naples
5.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Great service and food plus the bestmartini in Toronto!

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JM
New York Area
4.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

We went to Vibo with friends for a special occasion with 6 kids, ranging in age from 5 to 14. The waiter was extremely helpful, patient and thoughtful with everyone, but especially the kids. The service was excellent. The menu options were good, although they were out of a few things. This was a drag, but is inevitable if you serve fresh ingredients. The food itself was good to very good. The lamb was cooked perfectly. I found the sauces a little heavy handed in terms of flavour, but good. Overall it is a good, standard Italian restaurant. Not trendy or nouveau, no experimentation. So if you like traditional, safe Italian fare, eat at Vibo.

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CA
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. This is my first visit to ViBo since the renovations and the very first visit for my 3 friends who had dinner with me. The new look is elegant and inviting. The food and service were both exceptional and everyone loved the fact that there was a pianist there.

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EN
4.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I have eaten at VIBO on many occasions and have always had excellent service and food. This occasion was for a special birthday and my friend and other guests were very pleased with their experience. I would highly recommend VIBO.

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CK
4.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was awesome! Service was great as our waiter knew his stuff, was very down-to-earth and cheerful. Great vibe throughout the restaurant. Excellent service.

I would definitely return and recommend venue to my friends and associates.
Cheers.

C. Kamber

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RS
5.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Servers are always helpful, and surprisingly funny too. Meals not very large but high quality.

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TC
4.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is my all time favorite place in the city. Lovely decor, nice piano playing in the background and really nice wine list. But I go there for the food. Homemade gnocchi is always great but the fish dishes really kept me coming back. Branzino is my favorite. Also, the portions are generous and always simply but expertly prepared. Great chef, lovely friendly knowledge staff.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, excellent food and outstanding service.

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L
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a neighbourhood gem. Good food. value, and service

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G
New York Area
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Maintain a high standard with excellent service ———-

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DP
Toronto
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

My 4th time in 12 months - I save VIBO for special occasions - and was once again pleased with the 'value-for-dollar,' tasty food and wide selection, plus excellent, friendly servers. A real gem in the west-end of Toronto, and a 3 minute walk from a subway station. Bonus.

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JD
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a great time with 2 friends for dinner a daughter and her mother who is 90 years young

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JF
Las Vegas
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent Food and service. Menu had lots of choice. Very accommodating staff. It was our first time and we will be back

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OT
Toronto
4.0Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Calamari excellent Lightly breaded. Sauce good

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d
Toronto
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Really surprised by this long standing neighborhood gem. Despite living in the KIngsway for about 5 years now I had never been. My wife is Italian and we never really eat italian when we go out. Last minute decision we ended up here and we both raved about the food. We were with our two children, 1 & 3 years old so we came in pretty early, but by the time we left the place was packed, and for good reason. Food was incredible, atmosphere was nice and the staff was very attentive. Will definitely be returning.

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DZ
4.0Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Enjoyed yet another great dinner at VIBO! The wait staff are very pleasant, always providing excellent menu recommendations! We will definitely be back!

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OT
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The customer service was outstanding

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SS
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, excellent service in a nice setting with a backdrop of piano music.

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L
Toronto
2.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 2Food 3Service 1Ambience 2

Food was good. We had 3 staff serving us which was felt very disconnected. Service was slow. Paying the bill was painful. Food was good.

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CW
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was very professional and funny. Excellent service all around and phenomenal food!

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RM
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We absolutely love Vibo. It’s our home away from home restaurant. The service is above and beyond, the food is fantastic and the ambience is cozy and friendly.

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TW
Toronto
4.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

A great little restaurant with lots of charm

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The gnocchi was not as good as I remembered
Not as light and fluffy ( probably not proper terminology)
It was heavier
Otherwise all good

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JT
Toronto
4.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

As always the food was lovely, and the service very friendly and accommodating. Have been here many times, and will return many more times.

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JD
Toronto
5.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always excellent and I would recommend this restaurant for any special occasion or if you just want to have a nice dining experience

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OT
5.0Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was amazing and service was excellent!! We had a large group of 11 and really enjoyed our meal and experience at Vibo. Definitely will be back again

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IS
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant is beyond amazing! Once we randomly explored this place, it became our fave place to go to for all special occassions & some every day dining! The atmosphere is romantic especially on the evenings with live pianist playing. Everything from appetizers to desserts are great & very delish choices they provide! The best part: are the waiters with a great sense of humor, providing excellent service in a friendly & very professional manner! Thank you to everyone at VIBO for all your great & hard work!

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S
Toronto
4.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Great spot, great service from walking in the door, to waiting at the bar, to being looked after over dinner. Everything was delicious and fresh. Live piano was a nice welcomed touch. Menu is great, wondering if there might be a few more mains to offer in the future such as some beautiful crisppy duck or some traditional Pork dishes with some nice crackle...the Cesar dressing was very tasty...some deep fried strips of maiali orecchio would be awesome not to say the prosciutto wasn't nice.

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j
5.0Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent quality food. Clearly there is pride taken in the preparation of this food. Every dish was delicious and had an appeal to the eye as well as the palate. A delight for the senses.

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FF
Toronto
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

An exceptional experience for my birthday! The service was impeccable and the food was superb especially the grilled octopus appetizer, we ended up ordering a few extra servings as even the teenagers liked it. Despite being very crowded on a Saturday night (many parties booked) the staff was efficient, pleasant and relaxed. Definitely going back soon

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SS
Toronto
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good food with excellent service, and good choice of wine, in a bright upscale atmosphere.

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IQ
Naples
3.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

The best thing here was the server Alex. The food was average... Salad was bland and the fettucine bolognese lacked spice. High prices for mediocre food.

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