Cibo Ristorante Italiano

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3.0 rating over 4 reviews

831-649-8151

301 Alvarado St ( )

Monterey, CA 93940

 
Description: Cibo Ristorante Italiano is a Italian, Fast Food, and Pizza restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $25 and $50, and tipped between 15% to 18%.
Tags: Downtown, Italian, Casual Elegant, OpenTable, Reservations, Fast Food, Pizza, Wifi, and Good for groups
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  • 4 dishes entered by diners at Cibo Ristorante Italiano
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COCKTAILS•DINNER•JAZZ
Cibo means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. An intimate yet vibrant atmosphere is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners.
Hand-selected from the finest Italian and California vintages, Cibo presents an extensive range of wines to enable the perfect pairing with your dinner. Cordials as well as traditional and creative cocktails are available to complement your dining experience. For an elegant evening of cocktails and jazz, a custom private party, a special group event or quiet dinner for two, Cibo will accommodate.
Cibo has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1990. Located in beautiful, historic downtown Monterey, California. Dinner served nightly from 5-10p.m, the bar is open 4:00 p.m. to 2am.

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Cibo Ristorante Italiano

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Disappointing Italian

Located in downtown Monterey, the restaurant includes a bar area and offers live jazz on Sunday evenings and late evenings the rest of the week.

Decor/Ambiance: Uncreative but pleasant and upscale decor. Plenty of tables. Great for large groups as well as romantic dates. Crowd age ranged from mid-30’s to 50’s. In the restroom they have a recording giving lessons on Italian, which I thought was interesting.

Service: Very friendly and good service. Attentive to keeping our water cups filled, if not our other drinks. I did note a weird occurence when another server, apparently needing glasses for a new set of diners, came over without saying a word and grabbed an unused wine glass from our table and another table and used them for his new guests. Yes the glass was clean, but we had been talking over it, and who knows if we coughed or sneezed or dropped bread crumbs in it? I thought it was unbecoming of this type of establishment.

Overall it was a nice place but food was disappointing (except the house chianti which was very good). There are several other restaurants in the area which looked interesting, so if I’m ever back in the area I probably won’t be coming here.

Dishes I tried:

Fritto Misto

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“Crispy calamari, shrimp & scallops with a spicy remoulade” … sounded good but wasn’t. Heavy on the breading and was oily. Flavor was no good. It’s hard to mess up fried calimari, but they did. I can’t recall the last time I was at a meal where the fried calimari wasn’t finished off.

Salmon special

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The daily fish special was salmon, grilled with a salsa topping. Nothing spectacular. Fish a little on the dry side.

Calocero

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Angel hair pasta in a seafood broth with mussels and clams. I usually love this dish, but this one was disappointing. The pasta was all mushed up in the broth. One of the clams was not fresh.

Anelletti Al Forno

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“Pasta rings baked with a tomato meat sauce, sausage, eggplant, bechamel.” The eggplant was good, but there was only a small piece; I was expecting a lot more. The pasta wasn’t very appealing, and I felt like I was eating enlarged Spaghetti-O rings. The meat sauce was OK. Needed to add salt and pepper for flavor.

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November 12, 2014

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Had the pleasure of eating at Cibo while in Monterey, Calif. on business. The food is excellent, it is presented beautifully and the menu is a mix or Italian and Seafood. Also, they had an extensive wine list. And if you still have room…

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November 4, 2014

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We always come over here when we stay at Portola Plaza. They have a great happy hour--even on Saturday!! The bartender is always friendly and efficient. It can get pretty busy in the bar area. Drink and appetizer specials are the draw. We…

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October 28, 2014

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Great Food, Great Waiter, Great Manager, Great Music, We'll Be Back!

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Cibo Ristorante Italiano is located near the cities of Del Rey Oaks, Cannery Row, Pacific Grove, Seaside, and Sand City.
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