Vibo Restaurant

4.4
390 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
Top tags:
  • 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

What 390 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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J
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

Way overpriced and did not even taste like home cooked Italian. They ran out of the special by 6:30. M&M's has more authentic food than Vibo's

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JG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had great family birthday celebration .
Service was excellent and food delicious ..

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G
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Went for my husband’s birthday. Have not been here since they renovated the decor. We were not disappointed! Food, service and ambiance were all 10 stars and we will definitely be back! Rosemary chicken and Arctic char were both flavourful. Cheesecake and cheese plate for dessert were flawless. Great value, portions reasonable without being too huge. Oh, and the piano player is pretty darn amazing too! He played Happy Birthday for my husband, AND the “Peanuts” gang dance music - so much fun!

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RR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous booths. Have recommended to all my local friends. Have become regulars.

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JH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

I’m gluten intolerant but when you order the halibut, you don’t expected it to be dredged in flour. It was also overcooked and the veg were dried out. Disappointing after several earlier positive experiences.

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NT
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Four of us were celebrating a birthday. We ordered Branzino and Arctic Char (daily specials) and the Lamb Ragu pasta and Veal PIccata as main courses -- all delicious. The service also was impeccable, with nice piano music. Would definitely recommend for a special occasion.

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BB
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We really enjoy dinner at Vibo and have dined there many times.. Our food arrives promptly delivered by attentive servers. The dishes are seasoned well and presented very nicely. They lways offer tasty specials.

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VT
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday. Six people and everyone raved about the food.
Service was good and the waiters even sang Happy Birthday.
A very enjoyable evening for all.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Perfect experience!

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T
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Very pleasant dining experience and delicious food!

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TG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time visit. Felt like family. Definitely will return. John was great.

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M
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3Food 1Service 2Ambience 3

Usually really good, but food was horrible this time and waiter with no recommendations for wine or food. Brutal. The live piano music was great.

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WD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress was excellent a credit to the restaurant - Kirsten

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L
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is good here. The food is consistently delicious and the service is fabulous.

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AC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

We booked this restaurant in Bloor West for the numerous seafood options and previous good reviews. The evening of 8/26 was to celebrate our parents’ 83rd Birthday. They gave us a nice large table for 13 at the front window so it was nice and private. Our waitress was very attentive. It was a lovely evening!

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KC
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

We were seated immediately. We got our wine and bread. After about 30 min of waiting a waiter brought us two wrong orders. He was very apologetic, but it would have been nice to be offered a complimentary wine/coffee/dessert as we had to wait longer for our correct order to be made. When food arrived it was very tasty. I would go back.

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SS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service, food and atmosphere are all top notch at Vibo. I’d definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a really nice dinner out!

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RP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first time to this restaurant and the food was authentic and delicious… We had amazing service thanks to Miran and will definitely be back. Rick

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FL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great neighborhood place
Excellent menu and live music
Great value for the money

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing place..

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OT
London
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous restaurant. The ambience is perfect, with great food and drink options. We weren't rushed at all; in fact we were actively encouraged to take our time and enjoy the dining experience. Lovely!

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RR
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding staff, very friendly and accommodating. Love the booths for comfort and quiet. The apple pecan goat cheese salad is a must-have!

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TP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and great service!! We definitely will be back.

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BR
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food great service. Specials were outstanding and made me change my regular order. Kudos to Blake

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PD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice place, good atmosphere, friendly staff. Food was excellent and presentation very nice. We were there for lunch during summerlicious. Luckily we were not in a rush at all, All 3 courses of our meals took a long time to arrive, not sure why because they were not busy on this day. A member of our group has been there a few times and has not had this issue, so Im not sure why it this day was different. I would certainly try this place again.

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KF
Toronto
41 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great experience....as always at Vibo!

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l
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
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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R
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
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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N
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
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
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
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
2 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
60 reviews
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
Toronto
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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
1 review
Dined 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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