Cibo Ristorante Italiano

★★★★★
  • 301 Alvarado St

    Monterey, CA 93940

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  • 831-649-8151

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

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

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great Italian food and reasonable price. Stay awesome!

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great Italian food and reasonable price. Stay awesome!

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Outstanding restaurant. Pastas--of course--are excellent. Try the Bolognese. A winner.\r

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Outstanding restaurant. Pastas--of course--are excellent. Try the Bolognese. A winner.\r

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Great meal - great atmosphere - great service

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Great meal - great atmosphere - great service

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Excellent from start to finish!!

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Excellent from start to finish!!

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Excellent Service & food

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Excellent Service & food

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Our waiter was very helpful and pleasant. Gluten free pasta was very lovely.

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Our waiter was very helpful and pleasant. Gluten free pasta was very lovely.

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5 star. Very efficient & great food

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5 star. Very efficient & great food

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Awesome Across the Board. - from Ky.

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Awesome Across the Board. - from Ky.

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Great atmosphere & service

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Great atmosphere & service

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Good customer service and very tasty dessert!! Great atmosphere & music....

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Good customer service and very tasty dessert!! Great atmosphere & music....

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Cibo in Monterey best drinks in town! Awesome Service & Great Vibes

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Cibo in Monterey best drinks in town! Awesome Service & Great Vibes

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love love love the service the set up is brilliant the vibe is very relaxing! I HAVE FOUND MY NEW SPOT!

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love love love the service the set up is brilliant the vibe is very relaxing! I HAVE FOUND MY NEW SPOT!

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We enjoy your excellent food, service, cocktails and the Jazz music you provide. Thank you Mario for your endless smiles.

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We enjoy your excellent food, service, cocktails and the Jazz music you provide. Thank you Mario for your endless smiles.

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We had a great night last week on a visit to Monterey. The service was attentive but not over the top. I had a gnocchi trio which was absolutely delicious and my husband had grilled wild salmon. The icing on the cake was a jazz duo, Joe

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We had a great night last week on a visit to Monterey. The service was attentive but not over the top. I had a gnocchi trio which was absolutely delicious and my husband had grilled wild salmon. The icing on the cake was a jazz duo, Joe

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I am not sure why happy hour here hasnt taken off. They have discount speacialty cocktails for about $7. The drinks are good and generouslty sized despite being sold at a discount. They have discounted appetizers like bruchetta ( excellent

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I am not sure why happy hour here hasnt taken off. They have discount speacialty cocktails for about $7. The drinks are good and generouslty sized despite being sold at a discount. They have discounted appetizers like bruchetta ( excellent

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My wife and I walked over from the Marriott. We were fortunate to get there right as they opened. We were promptly greeted by a very nice lady. Our server was great. He was very attentive and friendly. We ended up having the rib eye and

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My wife and I walked over from the Marriott. We were fortunate to get there right as they opened. We were promptly greeted by a very nice lady. Our server was great. He was very attentive and friendly. We ended up having the rib eye and

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I ate here twice while I was in town for a conference. Their specials are great as well as their regular menu. Management is very nice, we felt very well taken care of.

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I ate here twice while I was in town for a conference. Their specials are great as well as their regular menu. Management is very nice, we felt very well taken care of.

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Fantastic Italian food, great bar, great service. We were there during race weekend and they were packed yet all went perfectly

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Fantastic Italian food, great bar, great service. We were there during race weekend and they were packed yet all went perfectly

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Went in for the music and stayed for the food! I had salmon which was right off the boat and perfectly cooked and my partner had hollow pasta - obviously fresh and the sauce was great with a little bit of pepper or fresh spice that tasted

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Went in for the music and stayed for the food! I had salmon which was right off the boat and perfectly cooked and my partner had hollow pasta - obviously fresh and the sauce was great with a little bit of pepper or fresh spice that tasted

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A great menu with fabulous service! You can't go wrong here. Nice mix of locals with tourists and live music. We started with a fire roasted local artichoke, bathed in garlic aioli, and balsamic vinegar. And then before dinner was served had the best salad- with goat cheese & panna cotta pears, pistachios and pomegranate seeds. I love this salad! For dinner my favorite meal is the zita al puttanesca which is a delicious pasta dish of hollow pasta straws, capers sweet red peppers Kalamata olives, and the kicker: chili flakes. So good! My husband had the house made Italian sausage, on top of polenta that was from the heart. And we finished the meal with the tiramisu!
Looking forward to going back soon!

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A great menu with fabulous service! You can't go wrong here. Nice mix of locals with tourists and live music. We started with a fire roasted local artichoke, bathed in garlic aioli, and balsamic vinegar. And then before dinner was served had the best salad- with goat cheese & panna cotta pears, pistachios and pomegranate seeds. I love this salad! For dinner my favorite meal is the zita al puttanesca which is a delicious pasta dish of hollow pasta straws, capers sweet red peppers Kalamata olives, and the kicker: chili flakes. So good! My husband had the house made Italian sausage, on top of polenta that was from the heart. And we finished the meal with the tiramisu!
Looking forward to going back soon!

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My partner and are are small eaters and Cibo's was very accommodating to splitting our dishes. Our food was delicious and presented well

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My partner and are are small eaters and Cibo's was very accommodating to splitting our dishes. Our food was delicious and presented well

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My husband and I passed a few days around Monterey in July 2012. We like to have late and fancy dinner - not easy to find a Restaurant! After searching for a nice place to have dinner late in the evening, we ended up at Cibo Ristorante

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My husband and I passed a few days around Monterey in July 2012. We like to have late and fancy dinner - not easy to find a Restaurant! After searching for a nice place to have dinner late in the evening, we ended up at Cibo Ristorante

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What an amazing gem in the heart of downtown Monterey! With its family owned atmosphere, and delicious, diverse menu, this makes for the perfect date spot. I absolutely love the pastas, fresh seafood, but am obsessed with the pizzas. The

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What an amazing gem in the heart of downtown Monterey! With its family owned atmosphere, and delicious, diverse menu, this makes for the perfect date spot. I absolutely love the pastas, fresh seafood, but am obsessed with the pizzas. The

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I love Monterey, and especially love their restaurants. Whenever I come to the area, Cibo is at the top of my list. I've been there for happy hour and I've been there for a wonderfully romantic dinner. What makes it romantic outside of

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I love Monterey, and especially love their restaurants. Whenever I come to the area, Cibo is at the top of my list. I've been there for happy hour and I've been there for a wonderfully romantic dinner. What makes it romantic outside of

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Love the happy hour, love the food. Best Tiramisu Ive ever had. My favorite restaurant on the peninsula.

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Love the happy hour, love the food. Best Tiramisu Ive ever had. My favorite restaurant on the peninsula.

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This is a wonderful restaurant. The moment I walked through the door, I knew I made a good choice. We were accommodated perfectly by the wait staff, and the food was exceptional. We were impressed with not only the food that we ordered, but with what was being served to other tables and kept commenting "oh, next time we might want to order some of that... what was it? it looks so good!" The chef obviously has an interesting flare for Italian food, as it was some of the best we've tasted. We'll definitely be back and refer all our friends on Facebook!

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This is a wonderful restaurant. The moment I walked through the door, I knew I made a good choice. We were accommodated perfectly by the wait staff, and the food was exceptional. We were impressed with not only the food that we ordered, but with what was being served to other tables and kept commenting "oh, next time we might want to order some of that... what was it? it looks so good!" The chef obviously has an interesting flare for Italian food, as it was some of the best we've tasted. We'll definitely be back and refer all our friends on Facebook!

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I attended the PMA convention last week and came across this amazing restaurant. I'll keep it simple, the food was delicious, the service was friendly and attentive, and the live entertainment top notch. My colleges and I had a great time

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I attended the PMA convention last week and came across this amazing restaurant. I'll keep it simple, the food was delicious, the service was friendly and attentive, and the live entertainment top notch. My colleges and I had a great time

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This is a really great place to go on the weekends... They usually have some kind of music/band and lots of locals! Great location too

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This is a really great place to go on the weekends... They usually have some kind of music/band and lots of locals! Great location too

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I have not had their food but the drinks prepared here are excellent. The atmosphere is lively with a band playing.

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I have not had their food but the drinks prepared here are excellent. The atmosphere is lively with a band playing.

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Great location! We go here EVERY year when we visit Monterey for the Historics and other race weekends at Laguna Seca. They have a great deal fixed price menu - 3 courses for $23 I think - until 7pm. We've been coming here for 3 years now - probably around 6 different occassions. Food is always good; good quality and its always hot (I hate being served cold food). But the service is the worse I have ever seen! Last time we were there; we asked a passing waitress if we could order a drink (we'd been there 20 minutes already) and she told us our server would be with us - eventually! She then sat down at a table near us with patrons and carried on a conversation! Clearly she was far too good to be working there (yeah right). If it weren't for the quality of the food and the location we'd give it a wide berth....

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Great location! We go here EVERY year when we visit Monterey for the Historics and other race weekends at Laguna Seca. They have a great deal fixed price menu - 3 courses for $23 I think - until 7pm. We've been coming here for 3 years now - probably around 6 different occassions. Food is always good; good quality and its always hot (I hate being served cold food). But the service is the worse I have ever seen! Last time we were there; we asked a passing waitress if we could order a drink (we'd been there 20 minutes already) and she told us our server would be with us - eventually! She then sat down at a table near us with patrons and carried on a conversation! Clearly she was far too good to be working there (yeah right). If it weren't for the quality of the food and the location we'd give it a wide berth....

Pros: Good Food

Cons: Terrible service

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Our hotel recommended this local Italian restaurant, and we shouldn't have listened. Both entrees were incredibly overcooked, and we sent 1 of them back. The chicken was tough and rubbery, served atop a bed of lead-heavy gnocchi pellets. The pasta was mushy and strangely resembled the taste of Chef Boyardee. It seemed like the dishes were cooked ahead of time and reheated to order, served on stone-cold plates. Skip this one, folks.

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Our hotel recommended this local Italian restaurant, and we shouldn't have listened. Both entrees were incredibly overcooked, and we sent 1 of them back. The chicken was tough and rubbery, served atop a bed of lead-heavy gnocchi pellets. The pasta was mushy and strangely resembled the taste of Chef Boyardee. It seemed like the dishes were cooked ahead of time and reheated to order, served on stone-cold plates. Skip this one, folks.

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The Catalano family offers both Italian and Sicilian specialties at this downtown venue. A good starter is the marinated and grilled artichoke served with a lemon-mascarpone aioli. Main courses consist of pastas, pizzas and grilled items.…

 

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