Cibo

★★★★☆
Romantically-intimate North End eatery serves both traditional and contemporary Italian dishes to locals and tourists alike.
  • 326 Hanover St

    Boston, MA 02113

    Cross street: Prince Street

    Map & Directions
  • 617-557-9248

About Cibo

Hours
Mon-Fri: 5pm-10pm Sat: 4pm-10:30pm Sun: 1pm-9pm
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Awesome food and service and to top it off, it was more affordable than most of the other restaurants in the North End. The name has changed, but thankfully the food is even better than ever. Glad we gave it a shot! The only downfall is that they don't have valet parking and if you are driving in from out of town, the closest garage is on the corner of Prince and Commercial Street.

2
★★★★★

Awesome food and service and to top it off, it was more affordable than most of the other restaurants in the North End. The name has changed, but thankfully the food is even better than ever. Glad we gave it a shot! The only downfall is that they don't have valet parking and if you are driving in from out of town, the closest garage is on the corner of Prince and Commercial Street.

Pros: Awesome food and service...no qualms at all

Cons: The name changed from Cibo to Panza- hard to find

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My bf and I happened on this place one night after we were treated terribly at Giacomo's (the big tourist trap across the street) and decided to not give them our money. Not knowing what to expect we entered Cibo, sat by the windows and admired the rustic simplicity of the decor. We live in the area and we've been to lots of places in the North End with widely varying degrees of satisfaction. This place has quickly become our favorite casual neighborhood eatery. We started with the Italian Greens on polenta appetizer. It's fantastic. Subsequently we've had the ribs appetizer as well as the sausage and broccoli rabe app. The ribs fall off the bone and are complemented by a sweet, savory sauce. The sausage-rabe dish is a perfect blend of meaty, spicy goodness. On subsequent visits we've tried the skirt steak (w/risotto and grilled veggies) entree, as well as the linguine carbonara, and a marinated lamb special. All were very well-prepared and delicious. One of the things I like most about this place is that the kitchen is doing interesting things with classic dishes and putting a unique, fresh spin on some old standbys. The wine list is serviceable and there's not a huge markup on price. (We ordered a tasty merlot for $20 that we later saw at a liquor store for $14.) We've also been fortunate enough to have the same server every time (Christian) and he does a fabulous job.

2
★★★★★

My bf and I happened on this place one night after we were treated terribly at Giacomo's (the big tourist trap across the street) and decided to not give them our money. Not knowing what to expect we entered Cibo, sat by the windows and admired the rustic simplicity of the decor. We live in the area and we've been to lots of places in the North End with widely varying degrees of satisfaction. This place has quickly become our favorite casual neighborhood eatery. We started with the Italian Greens on polenta appetizer. It's fantastic. Subsequently we've had the ribs appetizer as well as the sausage and broccoli rabe app. The ribs fall off the bone and are complemented by a sweet, savory sauce. The sausage-rabe dish is a perfect blend of meaty, spicy goodness. On subsequent visits we've tried the skirt steak (w/risotto and grilled veggies) entree, as well as the linguine carbonara, and a marinated lamb special. All were very well-prepared and delicious. One of the things I like most about this place is that the kitchen is doing interesting things with classic dishes and putting a unique, fresh spin on some old standbys. The wine list is serviceable and there's not a huge markup on price. (We ordered a tasty merlot for $20 that we later saw at a liquor store for $14.) We've also been fortunate enough to have the same server every time (Christian) and he does a fabulous job.

Pros: Food, service, value

Cons: Doesn't serve coffee/dessert

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I was very excited to visit Cibo's because it came so highly recommended, however, I did not have the type of experience described on this website. I and two other people ordered a specially made pasta with sauce. When we received our meal, all three of us, did not get what we ordered. Instead, we got a plain Alfredo sauce over pasta. When I brought this to the waiter's attention, I was asked to come back into the kitchen and meet the chef. He tasted the sauce and then scolded me for thinking it was something else. Clearly he didn't make the sauce he agreed to, but the worst part was being humiliated by the chef.

Look, for $15-20 a plate, if you don't have it, just let the customer know, and we would have happily ordered something else.

1
★★☆☆☆

I was very excited to visit Cibo's because it came so highly recommended, however, I did not have the type of experience described on this website. I and two other people ordered a specially made pasta with sauce. When we received our meal, all three of us, did not get what we ordered. Instead, we got a plain Alfredo sauce over pasta. When I brought this to the waiter's attention, I was asked to come back into the kitchen and meet the chef. He tasted the sauce and then scolded me for thinking it was something else. Clearly he didn't make the sauce he agreed to, but the worst part was being humiliated by the chef.

Look, for $15-20 a plate, if you don't have it, just let the customer know, and we would have happily ordered something else.

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My boyfriend and I stopped around 6pm on a Tuesday earlier this summer, on our way home. There were two tables left when we arrived and it stayed busy the entire time we were there. Our waitress was very nice and never hurried us, although she was the only waitress on that night, with the exception of a bus boy who promptly filled our waters and cleared plates. My boyfriend and I split the ribs as an appetizer, they were fall off the bone and the sauce was sweet and light. I ordered the black cod entree, it came with asparagus, tomatoes, and polenta; I found the dish fresh and the size was more than enough. My boyfriend had the eggplant parm with penne, he thought it was great and could tell it was made to order. Overall, we thought the atmosphere and food were great for a warm summer evening. If you can get a seat by the windows its good people watching.

2
★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I stopped around 6pm on a Tuesday earlier this summer, on our way home. There were two tables left when we arrived and it stayed busy the entire time we were there. Our waitress was very nice and never hurried us, although she was the only waitress on that night, with the exception of a bus boy who promptly filled our waters and cleared plates. My boyfriend and I split the ribs as an appetizer, they were fall off the bone and the sauce was sweet and light. I ordered the black cod entree, it came with asparagus, tomatoes, and polenta; I found the dish fresh and the size was more than enough. My boyfriend had the eggplant parm with penne, he thought it was great and could tell it was made to order. Overall, we thought the atmosphere and food were great for a warm summer evening. If you can get a seat by the windows its good people watching.

Pros: Atmosphere and location

Cons: Not enough waitstaff

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Thursday night, 6:00, five tables (2-tops) seated. I've read reviews on Citysearch about prompt seating. Can now see why. Giacomo's across the street had a line out on the sidewalk. Cibo wasn't even getting the overflow. Calamari was good, a touch on the 'old grease' side but tasty. The "sauteed greens" Are you kidding? There was a thin layer of unrecognizeable greens laying across the top of what appeared to be bread angles, almost french-toast-like. Slathered in a cheese sauce and drizzled with what I think was supposed to be balsamic reduction but what resembled chocolate sauce. My wife had a bite and couldn't eat it. Waiter asked if my wife was done with the appetizer. Clearly stated she did not like it. Entrees: Veal marsala: greasy. Fettucine with shellfish: unremarkable. Bill came. Charged for "greens". OK. Tipped 10%. Waiter comes after us in the street saying I signed the wrong copy. Clearly not his main intent. Says: "It's not my fault you didn't like them." With 25 yrs in restaurant business, tried to get him to understand why the greens should have been taken off the bill. Claimed I don't know how to tip. Another 'order taker' of a waiter who thinks a tip is an entitlement. Asked if the owner was in. "No...and he wouldn't have taken it off the bill either." I guess everyone who eats in the "new" North End is stupid and doesn't know what a dining experience should be. A few traded vulagrities later and off we went as he shook his rear end as if to tell me what to do with it. Nice touch. Gave those tourists on the street a real taste of Little italy. Stupidly, I still signed the merchant copy with the 10% tip when I should have stiffed him. I was a little in shock, I guess, as I'm not to used to waiters verbally attacking me in the streets. The North End is gone. It's Italian Disneyworld there now. Ask any of the few real Italians who still might frequent the espresso shops during the day. What a disgrace. As much as this dining experience was. Beware.

1
★★☆☆☆

Thursday night, 6:00, five tables (2-tops) seated. I've read reviews on Citysearch about prompt seating. Can now see why. Giacomo's across the street had a line out on the sidewalk. Cibo wasn't even getting the overflow. Calamari was good, a touch on the 'old grease' side but tasty. The "sauteed greens" Are you kidding? There was a thin layer of unrecognizeable greens laying across the top of what appeared to be bread angles, almost french-toast-like. Slathered in a cheese sauce and drizzled with what I think was supposed to be balsamic reduction but what resembled chocolate sauce. My wife had a bite and couldn't eat it. Waiter asked if my wife was done with the appetizer. Clearly stated she did not like it. Entrees: Veal marsala: greasy. Fettucine with shellfish: unremarkable. Bill came. Charged for "greens". OK. Tipped 10%. Waiter comes after us in the street saying I signed the wrong copy. Clearly not his main intent. Says: "It's not my fault you didn't like them." With 25 yrs in restaurant business, tried to get him to understand why the greens should have been taken off the bill. Claimed I don't know how to tip. Another 'order taker' of a waiter who thinks a tip is an entitlement. Asked if the owner was in. "No...and he wouldn't have taken it off the bill either." I guess everyone who eats in the "new" North End is stupid and doesn't know what a dining experience should be. A few traded vulagrities later and off we went as he shook his rear end as if to tell me what to do with it. Nice touch. Gave those tourists on the street a real taste of Little italy. Stupidly, I still signed the merchant copy with the 10% tip when I should have stiffed him. I was a little in shock, I guess, as I'm not to used to waiters verbally attacking me in the streets. The North End is gone. It's Italian Disneyworld there now. Ask any of the few real Italians who still might frequent the espresso shops during the day. What a disgrace. As much as this dining experience was. Beware.

Pros: OK ambiance, decent prices.

Cons: Bullish waiter

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I am from Denver and on buisness in Boston. I went to the north end to eat at Giacomo's that I had heard about from people from Boston. Giacomo's had a line out the door so I went across the street to Cibo. I have never heard about this place until after I got back to denver and looked for reviews. That is why I am writeing this review. I thouhgt the food was unreal! They had a grilled pizza fresh mozz and plum tomato to die for. I also had this rib app. That was also unreal!! My waiter was this big tall deep voice guy, I think his name was joe. He was fast,nice and I didn't feel rushed at all! I had 3 guys with me and everything was awesome. Not one of us left anything on the plate! Being from Denver I don't food like that often!
I will go back the next time to try Giacomo's that I have heard so much about but it there is a line I will be more then happy with Cibo!!
Nick
Denver

2
★★★★★

I am from Denver and on buisness in Boston. I went to the north end to eat at Giacomo's that I had heard about from people from Boston. Giacomo's had a line out the door so I went across the street to Cibo. I have never heard about this place until after I got back to denver and looked for reviews. That is why I am writeing this review. I thouhgt the food was unreal! They had a grilled pizza fresh mozz and plum tomato to die for. I also had this rib app. That was also unreal!! My waiter was this big tall deep voice guy, I think his name was joe. He was fast,nice and I didn't feel rushed at all! I had 3 guys with me and everything was awesome. Not one of us left anything on the plate! Being from Denver I don't food like that often!
I will go back the next time to try Giacomo's that I have heard so much about but it there is a line I will be more then happy with Cibo!!
Nick
Denver

Pros: FOOD, SERVICE

Cons: If there was a con it would be a to small of a room for large parties on weekends.

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The food was very good, although not the absolute best. The calamari I recommend, though the portion isn't tremendous. The wait staff is a bit brusque, but that's fine, the place is small. All in all, a decent, typical North End stop.

2
★★★★☆

The food was very good, although not the absolute best. The calamari I recommend, though the portion isn't tremendous. The wait staff is a bit brusque, but that's fine, the place is small. All in all, a decent, typical North End stop.

Pros: Food

Cons: Small, service

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We were visiting Boston & loved the food at Cibo! Great food & inexpensive prices! I am looking forward to visitng Cibo again next time I am in Boston.

2
★★★★★

We were visiting Boston & loved the food at Cibo! Great food & inexpensive prices! I am looking forward to visitng Cibo again next time I am in Boston.

Pros: Great food, inexpensive

Cons: n/a

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We were walking around the area and just stopped in to eat because it looked nice. The staff was great and we have no complaints with the service or the food. We cook quite a bit and are pretty savvy when it comes to quality ingredients. The two specials we ordered were wonderful, fresh, and filling. I'm glad I didn't read any of these reviews beforehand because we might not have gone there otherwise.

2
★★★★☆

We were walking around the area and just stopped in to eat because it looked nice. The staff was great and we have no complaints with the service or the food. We cook quite a bit and are pretty savvy when it comes to quality ingredients. The two specials we ordered were wonderful, fresh, and filling. I'm glad I didn't read any of these reviews beforehand because we might not have gone there otherwise.

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After many great experiences at restaurants in the North End, we decided to take our friends who were in town from California to try Cibo, and suffice it to say neither we, nor any of our friends, will ever be going there again. The food was medicore (the seafood was cold and the marinara sauce was salty and greasy), and the service was rushed and rude. After leaving a 12% tip on our meal, the manager came over to our table and said (and I quote): "Were you dissatisfied with your food? Because you left a really shi&%y tip. Eight or nine percent is rediculous!" Apparently he was never taught manners, or how to do math! After staring at him in disbelief for a few moments, our waitress returned to the table, slammed down our leftovers, and said "I don't work for free you know." The manager then proceeded to LOUDLY ask us to never come back. Needless to say, this was quite a scene in the small restaurant. We were entirely appalled that the manager would use profanity with us (not to mention the fact that there were small children within earshot), and ask us to never return. Please do not give such a horrendous establishment your time or money.

1
★★★☆☆

After many great experiences at restaurants in the North End, we decided to take our friends who were in town from California to try Cibo, and suffice it to say neither we, nor any of our friends, will ever be going there again. The food was medicore (the seafood was cold and the marinara sauce was salty and greasy), and the service was rushed and rude. After leaving a 12% tip on our meal, the manager came over to our table and said (and I quote): "Were you dissatisfied with your food? Because you left a really shi&%y tip. Eight or nine percent is rediculous!" Apparently he was never taught manners, or how to do math! After staring at him in disbelief for a few moments, our waitress returned to the table, slammed down our leftovers, and said "I don't work for free you know." The manager then proceeded to LOUDLY ask us to never come back. Needless to say, this was quite a scene in the small restaurant. We were entirely appalled that the manager would use profanity with us (not to mention the fact that there were small children within earshot), and ask us to never return. Please do not give such a horrendous establishment your time or money.

Pros: Absolutely Nothing

Cons: Medicore food, terrible service, most appalling behavior I have ever seen at a restaurant.

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Food was mediocre and greasy. service was below avg. we were rushed--entrees brought immediately after appetizers. plates taken away quickly.
charged 20% gratituity for a group of 3!
excuse me....

there are lots of places like this in the north end, w/ better food and service

1
★★☆☆☆

Food was mediocre and greasy. service was below avg. we were rushed--entrees brought immediately after appetizers. plates taken away quickly.
charged 20% gratituity for a group of 3!
excuse me....

there are lots of places like this in the north end, w/ better food and service

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I have been to Cibo twice- once tonight and once nine months ago. Tonight, when I was walking around the North End, I hoped I would stumble upon Cibo again- not remembering its name after trying a variety of places in the North End in the last year. To my surprise, we just happened to find it, and the experience was as good the second time as the first.

In both cases, the food was excellent and the service was prompt. I have tried several appetizers (great calamari and mozzarella) and have had both linguine primavera and the artichoke ravioli (tonight's special). Both were great, and my request to change sauces was accomdated both times.

The first time I went, the server was a bit brusque, tonight we had a wonderful and friendly server. About the first experience- I have had FAR more rude service at other places in the North End than I have had at Cibo, so I'd suggest taking other people's complaints with a grain of salt.

Overall: well worth the trip and better than a lot of other places in the North End

2
★★★★☆

I have been to Cibo twice- once tonight and once nine months ago. Tonight, when I was walking around the North End, I hoped I would stumble upon Cibo again- not remembering its name after trying a variety of places in the North End in the last year. To my surprise, we just happened to find it, and the experience was as good the second time as the first.

In both cases, the food was excellent and the service was prompt. I have tried several appetizers (great calamari and mozzarella) and have had both linguine primavera and the artichoke ravioli (tonight's special). Both were great, and my request to change sauces was accomdated both times.

The first time I went, the server was a bit brusque, tonight we had a wonderful and friendly server. About the first experience- I have had FAR more rude service at other places in the North End than I have had at Cibo, so I'd suggest taking other people's complaints with a grain of salt.

Overall: well worth the trip and better than a lot of other places in the North End

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The only reason why I went here was because Giacomo's had a line outside and I wanted to try something new. The place was practically empty upon entering so I thought we'd give it a go. The meal and everything was fine until I walked outside after leaving a $5 tip on a $38 bill one of the waiters came after me to tell me I was a $1 short on tip!!! Let's do the math here, so you would rather have your dollar tip rather than have a returning customer? I'm sorry I didn't carry a calculator with me or everytime I go out to eat! You're service wasn't all that!

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★☆☆☆☆

The only reason why I went here was because Giacomo's had a line outside and I wanted to try something new. The place was practically empty upon entering so I thought we'd give it a go. The meal and everything was fine until I walked outside after leaving a $5 tip on a $38 bill one of the waiters came after me to tell me I was a $1 short on tip!!! Let's do the math here, so you would rather have your dollar tip rather than have a returning customer? I'm sorry I didn't carry a calculator with me or everytime I go out to eat! You're service wasn't all that!

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With regard to the poor reviews other people have posted: the staff at Cibo don't take crap from customers. If you are late for a reservation or are going to be difficult, they will honestly tell you to go somewhere else. But, if you come here not expecting a 5-star experience, you will not be disappointed. It's a fun place to come for a good, casual, satisfying, delicious meal. The service is prompt and accomodating. The staff know their food. The menu is wonderful, so much more interesting than some of the cookie-cutter Italian restaurants in the N. End. Portions are huge and the food is fresh. Cibo is not a fancy-pants place and it is reflected in the reasonable prices they charge.

2
★★★★☆

With regard to the poor reviews other people have posted: the staff at Cibo don't take crap from customers. If you are late for a reservation or are going to be difficult, they will honestly tell you to go somewhere else. But, if you come here not expecting a 5-star experience, you will not be disappointed. It's a fun place to come for a good, casual, satisfying, delicious meal. The service is prompt and accomodating. The staff know their food. The menu is wonderful, so much more interesting than some of the cookie-cutter Italian restaurants in the N. End. Portions are huge and the food is fresh. Cibo is not a fancy-pants place and it is reflected in the reasonable prices they charge.

Pros: Great food, good wine, reasonable prices

Cons: Too small, Typical N. End wait

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I have never emailed anybody to leave a message but I would like to say we had the most wonderful and delicious dinner at your restaurant. We ate at your fine restaurant the night before Easter Sunday. Was a crazy night.The waiter and everybody in the restaurant was so nice. We really enjoyed ourselves and the food was SUPER. You don't mind spending a little more when it was that good We will be back. i can't wait ..

2
★★★★★

I have never emailed anybody to leave a message but I would like to say we had the most wonderful and delicious dinner at your restaurant. We ate at your fine restaurant the night before Easter Sunday. Was a crazy night.The waiter and everybody in the restaurant was so nice. We really enjoyed ourselves and the food was SUPER. You don't mind spending a little more when it was that good We will be back. i can't wait ..

Pros: good service, good food, excelent

Cons: no parking, crowded, excelent service

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I'm usually not the type to participate in these forums (I'm not too "web saavy"), but my encounter with the rudest waitstaff ever prompted me to send a warning to everyone. I can go in depth about how they refused to accomodate my son's food allergy or how they rushed us and made us feel unwelcome, but in a nutshell--from management down, Cibo's overblown ego exudes discourtesy and disrespect. Places like Cibo are a dime a dozen in the North End, and no amount of accolades for your food should be an excuse to treat customers like yesterday's garbage. (Try Giaccomo's, we went there the following week and the food and service were both fantastic.) It's a given that you'll spend more than usual at the North End (if you're on a family budget like myself), so don't let your special dining experience be ruined by these horrible people.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I'm usually not the type to participate in these forums (I'm not too "web saavy"), but my encounter with the rudest waitstaff ever prompted me to send a warning to everyone. I can go in depth about how they refused to accomodate my son's food allergy or how they rushed us and made us feel unwelcome, but in a nutshell--from management down, Cibo's overblown ego exudes discourtesy and disrespect. Places like Cibo are a dime a dozen in the North End, and no amount of accolades for your food should be an excuse to treat customers like yesterday's garbage. (Try Giaccomo's, we went there the following week and the food and service were both fantastic.) It's a given that you'll spend more than usual at the North End (if you're on a family budget like myself), so don't let your special dining experience be ruined by these horrible people.

Pros: Nothing

Cons: Service, Attitude

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Worst experience at cibo. was a wait-understood but were rudely told 'we dont know!' about wait. waited 25 minutes in cold, watched others be seated before us who had reservations. Were 3 of us, they squeezed us at table for 2,were told no when asked for seat at table that could accomodate better. waitstaff was flip/rude,certainly didnt care about satisfying customer. Was brought wrong glass of wine, friend was brought risotto when asked for penne. I asked for spinach with my fettucini romano,was immediately told there'd be extra charge. After all we'd been through would have been nice if they could have just included cheap veggie as part of meal, was told it's expensive for them-wasnt like i'd asked for extra chicken/shrimp. Never been to a place that charged extra for spinach, tomato, etc. was appalled by tone/rudeness of waitstaff. wont be going there again. Thumbs down.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Worst experience at cibo. was a wait-understood but were rudely told 'we dont know!' about wait. waited 25 minutes in cold, watched others be seated before us who had reservations. Were 3 of us, they squeezed us at table for 2,were told no when asked for seat at table that could accomodate better. waitstaff was flip/rude,certainly didnt care about satisfying customer. Was brought wrong glass of wine, friend was brought risotto when asked for penne. I asked for spinach with my fettucini romano,was immediately told there'd be extra charge. After all we'd been through would have been nice if they could have just included cheap veggie as part of meal, was told it's expensive for them-wasnt like i'd asked for extra chicken/shrimp. Never been to a place that charged extra for spinach, tomato, etc. was appalled by tone/rudeness of waitstaff. wont be going there again. Thumbs down.

Pros: food was pretty good

Cons: RUDE waitstaff

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I often feel ripped off when I go out for Italian (inexpensive pastas for $20 a plate), but my meal was worth far more than it cost. I had the best seafood pesto pasta dish I have ever had, and there was enough tender, perfectly seafood on it to fill a small fisherman's net. My friend, who is Italian and knows from Italian food, was also extremely pleased with his pasta primavera. Do not miss the broccoli rabe appetizer. All is delish.

2
★★★★★

I often feel ripped off when I go out for Italian (inexpensive pastas for $20 a plate), but my meal was worth far more than it cost. I had the best seafood pesto pasta dish I have ever had, and there was enough tender, perfectly seafood on it to fill a small fisherman's net. My friend, who is Italian and knows from Italian food, was also extremely pleased with his pasta primavera. Do not miss the broccoli rabe appetizer. All is delish.

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I live in the North End and have passed by Cibo many times, thought it looked cute. I had my friend take me there for my birthday dinner, and since I'm trying to eat healthy, I ordered the grilled chicken. It was served completely charcoal burnt, along with a side of zucchini also burnt. It was thrown onto the plate as if I had cooked it at home, not caring about presentation. I felt completely ignored as a customer and taken advantage of. For $14, this meal was completely unremarkable.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I live in the North End and have passed by Cibo many times, thought it looked cute. I had my friend take me there for my birthday dinner, and since I'm trying to eat healthy, I ordered the grilled chicken. It was served completely charcoal burnt, along with a side of zucchini also burnt. It was thrown onto the plate as if I had cooked it at home, not caring about presentation. I felt completely ignored as a customer and taken advantage of. For $14, this meal was completely unremarkable.

Pros: atmosphere, wall artwork

Cons: poor service, horrible presentation, bad food

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My boyfriend and I stumbled upon Cibo one freezing cold night when there were lines at nearly every other restaurant. Though no line is usually a bad sign, we took our chances and found our absolute favorite place in the North End (and we've been to a lot, if not most). The fresh tomato/mozzarella salad is the best tasting anywhere--I order it whenever it's on a menu, and it ALWAYS tastes amazingly fresh at Cibo, no matter what the season. The rissotto is always perfect, the marsala sauce incredible, and the sausage in the Arribiata is made by a local man down the street. Some of the servers are wonderful, some completely obnoxious, but the value is incredible and the food so tasty. HIGHLY reccommended!

2
★★★★★

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon Cibo one freezing cold night when there were lines at nearly every other restaurant. Though no line is usually a bad sign, we took our chances and found our absolute favorite place in the North End (and we've been to a lot, if not most). The fresh tomato/mozzarella salad is the best tasting anywhere--I order it whenever it's on a menu, and it ALWAYS tastes amazingly fresh at Cibo, no matter what the season. The rissotto is always perfect, the marsala sauce incredible, and the sausage in the Arribiata is made by a local man down the street. Some of the servers are wonderful, some completely obnoxious, but the value is incredible and the food so tasty. HIGHLY reccommended!

Pros: Delicious, Reasonably priced, Romantic

Cons: Bad parking, Minimal seating, Ugly wall murals

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Walking in we were a bit taken aback by its size and decor. But we were hungry, prices were right so stayed. Ordering wine our Mexican attendant highly recommended the Sangiovese. Excellent! For an appetizer we ordered the Bruschetta and Italian greens. Bruschetta was delicious but the Italian greens made the day. WOW! For the main course we had a tomato/basil rigatonni (a special) and the Pappardelle with Salmon. This was perfect. Finishing our meal we were amused to discover Cibo does not serve dessert or coffee. Nope, said our waitress -- we focus on the food. Furthermore, she confided, we don't want you hanging around, dawdling over many cups of coffee -- we're too tiny, we want to keep our customers happy and we have them lined up down the street. We'll be back -- who cares about coffee and dawdling -- the food is to die for!

2
★★★★★

Walking in we were a bit taken aback by its size and decor. But we were hungry, prices were right so stayed. Ordering wine our Mexican attendant highly recommended the Sangiovese. Excellent! For an appetizer we ordered the Bruschetta and Italian greens. Bruschetta was delicious but the Italian greens made the day. WOW! For the main course we had a tomato/basil rigatonni (a special) and the Pappardelle with Salmon. This was perfect. Finishing our meal we were amused to discover Cibo does not serve dessert or coffee. Nope, said our waitress -- we focus on the food. Furthermore, she confided, we don't want you hanging around, dawdling over many cups of coffee -- we're too tiny, we want to keep our customers happy and we have them lined up down the street. We'll be back -- who cares about coffee and dawdling -- the food is to die for!

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I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for anyone who likes Italian food. OK, my sister and I are walking around the North End and come across Cibo. We walk into the cosy place. There is a party of 5 families and about 4 other groups. We sit down and are told it might be a while. We got our food in less than 20 minutes with one wait person. It was amazing. Hot, tasty, not too salty. Exactly what Italian food should be. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who likes Italian food.

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I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant for anyone who likes Italian food. OK, my sister and I are walking around the North End and come across Cibo. We walk into the cosy place. There is a party of 5 families and about 4 other groups. We sit down and are told it might be a while. We got our food in less than 20 minutes with one wait person. It was amazing. Hot, tasty, not too salty. Exactly what Italian food should be. I highly recommend this restaurant for anyone who likes Italian food.

Pros: Ambience, Food, Value

 

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