Cibo

2/F Glorietta 4, East Drive, Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Cibo
4.0
4.0 Stars

46 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 12
  • 4 stars 24
  • 3 stars 9
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
  • 58 Reviews
  • 119 Recommend
  • 46 Reviewers
Category:
Italian
Business Hours
Reopens: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6327292426

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

American Express, Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱170 - ₱560

More Business Info

Reservations:
Yes
Kids Menu:
Yes
Delivery:
Yes
Take Out:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
3

I have only been to Cibo once and I remember not fully enjoying it. It was good but not oh so good I need to go back ASAP kind. But due to the number of good reviews about their Spinach dip and after trying Bistro Ravioli's spinach dip, I felt like I needed to eat here again.

Asked my family if we can have dinner here one Sunday night and was happy that they all agreed!! Yayy!!! 128588🏼128588🏼

I cannot remember the names of our orders anymore but we got one salad, pasta, pizza and of course, the spinach dip.

The salad was sad. For the price, it was not worth it. Plus serving size was too small. 128530 The pizza was just okay. It was good but nothing extra ordinary. Best enjoyed while still hot.

But the pasta and spinach dip were both good! We all liked and enjoyed them. The spinach dip was so yummy and addicting. The pasta was equally good, as well. Al dente pasta and oh so tasty creamy cheesy sauce. Simple and not too complicated, not added with too much ingredients, but still packed with so much awesomeness! We all loved it!! 128076🏼

Service was excellent. It was late and they were about to close already but there was never a moment that we felt like nagmamadali sila and that they want us to leave na. Overall, we had a yummy dinner and we'll definitely be back for more spinach dip and pasta!! 128513128077🏼

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Ara H.
4.0 Stars
3

Went here as suggested by my brother, claiming they have good pasta. We ordered one appetizer (the one with baguette and spinach dip), one pasta (the ribbon pasta in creamy sauce with mushroom - vegetarian) and one oval pizza (their hit flavor)..

Well, i loved it all especially the pizza. As a pizza lover, i tend to critic their pizza more than their pasta (which was actually sooo goood!).. Their pizza used good red sauce, somehow homemade tomato pizza sauce with thin sliced cheese (salty flavor) on top that compliments the sourness of the tomato. BUT, they serve good pizza because they have soft crusts!! Thick but soft which makes pizzas stand out :)

Okay, that's it haha. I'd love to come back but maybe to other branches since this branch is TOO SMALL.

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Josette P.
4.0 Stars

Authentic Italian offering is what you can find yourself having at Cibo. Their Panini Maiale Arosto is really flavorful with tenderloin roast pork, and tuna mayonaise in a crispy, grilled ciabatta bread served with some potato chips. This is my favorite thing about Cibo. A heavenly panini for me! 10084️ The dip al forno crostini are rounded toasted breads perfect for a great dip like funghi praga which is mushroom and smoked ham. I cannot explain how it made such a great team but the texture of the dip is perfect for the toasted breads. Their pasta are all good too. Their Rigatoni All Alfonso has that sour tomato sauce that I usually crave with shrimps with chives and chili peppers to give you that extra spice. Cibo can be packed on evenings as people unwind with a glass of wine and quality meal. If you have a little money to splurge and craving for something really Italian, I am recommending this. Otherwise, wait for their anniversary promo to give this a try.

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Marco P.
4.0 Stars

The pumpkin soup is the beast 128525I don't like there pizza .. Pasta and sandwich good to ...

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Suzette C.
4.0 Stars

It was Lou R's post-birthday celebration and he wanted to eat cibo. If it was my birthday, i would definitely choose this place too. Love their food!

We ordered our usual pesto pasta and the porkchop in mango sauce. Paired with iced tea and grape shake for lou!:)

The pesto pasta arrived first and it was the usual creamy taste, which we loved. Ribbon pasta was al dente and the amount of sauce is just enough for the amount of pasta. I also loved that the mushrooms today are not sliced too small so I can enjoy bigger parts of mushroom together with my pasta. Gives the spoonful a little bang with that mushroomy taste.

The porkchop arrived and I was really enjoying the meal until I had to cut the meat closer to the bone and it was really hard to cut, then I later saw that it was still pinkish. i asked the waiter if this is really suppose to be like this and he had to bring my plate back to the bar and asked about it. He came back with my same plate and said it's their standard time of cooking but if I prefer it to be cooked more, then they'd be happy to do it. I said that since she mentioned that this is their standard time for cooking and it came out like this, then I guess it's okay for me to eat it. But honestly, I left that part untouched. I ate the rest of the porkchop closer to the outer side where the meat was fully cooked. Then came the second bone, the whole strip beside the bone is really pink. I didn't want to complain the second time so I just let it pass. Besides, my rice is just enough for the cooked parts of the meat. 128522

Upon paying the bill, I again called the waiter's attention just to let him pass it on to their cook that the meal served to me was really not cooked all the way. I showed him the pink side of my meat and how it's so hard to slice and it should be kinda white if it's cooked through. He was kinda speechless but I told him that it was okay. I enjoyed the meal but next time I hope I get to eat the whole meat 128522

Sorry about the photo but here's the i think uncooked meat. Any chefs around here that can enlighten me? Is this really okay to eat?

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Donna B.
4.0 Stars

The staff are friendly and accomodating, the food was good. A bit expensive but yeah it was worth it.

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars

Cibo's #18pairsfor18years ENDS TODAY! So If you're a Cibo fan or just a lover of Italian food, you better go to Cibo now! Order one of their featured dishes and you'll get it's pair dish for only 18Php! Great deal, right?!?

I got the Spaghettini Al Tris Formaggio paired with Bruschetta, Prosciutto Di Parma. Great pairing! The pasta was so good! It was rich and creamy. You can definitely taste the butter, the cheese and the truffle. Add in some mushroom paste and parmesan shavings - ah it was perfect! It had the right truffle kick that I wanted!

The Bruschetta was AH-MA-ZING! Imagine a rustic, crusty, grilled slice of bread topped with stewed tomatoes sweet notes, lots of mozzarella, lots of Parma Ham and Prosciutto. Drizzle generously with some garlic olive oil and enjoy! I can have this everyday!

Husband went for the Tagliata De Manzo, Funghi Trifolati, Rucola (gracious!) paired with Linguine Del Marinaio. This really is the best pair of them all! Good for 2 people already - a rice meal + pasta! Didn't bother trying the beef dish but got my hand on the pasta which was another great dish. Oil based with stewed tomatoes, tuna, olives and capers. It was simple but delicious!

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Ana Joaquina A.
4.0 Stars

Truffle pasta 110881108811088
Spinach dip with crackers 1108811088110881108811088
Service 11088110881108811088

The truffle pasta lacked salt unlike the last time I was here when it was perfect. If they stay consistent then they truly could be one of Manila's best restaurants in terms of comfort food.

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Karen G.
5.0 Stars

Another one of our old haunts, comfort food. This is my husband's ultimate favorite merienda place. I haven't had any unpleasant experience with Cibo. Food is always served fresh. Fruitshakes made to perfection.

What we had: Spaghettini Alfonso, Pollo tramezzini and Red grape shake. The best!

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AAA M.
5.0 Stars

If I had a kitchen at the mall, Cibo would be it. There's nothing in their menu that I don't like and would say no to. I can't even write what I had here or what I would recommend as there's just too many, call it exaggerated but I love all their dishes. Thank God for blessing Margarita with her talents as the culinary world would be so lonely without Cibo and her other establishments. Lol

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Carla M.
4.0 Stars

Lunch out again with ze boss a couple of weeks ago. 9786

For starters, we shared an order of Baked Spinach Dip served with crostini. This creamy, cheesy dip was delicious!!! You wouldn't even notice you're eating veggies. 128514 I would've preferred some toasted ciabatta to go with it though instead of crostini.

I also ordered Spaghettini alla Romana, one of my favorites here. Al dente noodles served with sardines, chili peppers and red pesto. One tasty dish! I never liked sardines except if it's mixed with pasta. Chili peppers add a lil kick but I barely tasted the red pesto. I liked that it didn't have that "malansa" taste.128076🏼

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Jules A.
5.0 Stars

Wow! I am eating Penne Al Telefono now! Wanted to try other dish but my tongue craves for this kaya sige pagbigyan na. I am sooo happy today! Hayyy. Will always come back for this! This is heaven! (For me!) 128525128525128525128525128525

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Jules A.
5.0 Stars

Penne Al Telefono is love!10084️ i fell in love at the first bite.128525128525128525 My big tummy was satisfied as well. I loved the taste of the bread whenever i dip it on the pasta sauce. Hayyy grabe, i am craving now...

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Maureen S.
3.0 Stars

I came here for the spinach dip and pumpkin soup! 128522 but today, both of them weren't that good. The pumpkin soup was a bit watery and the spinach dip was just so-so 128563

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Zia M.
4.0 Stars

For an urgent client meeting, we headed to Cibo since the lighting here was bright and there wasn't much people here during that time.

I ordered for a Linguine alla nettuno.

I was so fixated on my proposals that I just ask the staff to suggest anything with pesto. 128517

That garlic-sautéed seafood, oil based pasta was good! Plus my client ordered some bread with spinach dip and I think Im eating healthy stuff. 128517

I would love to try their pizza and panini next time.

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Ivy T.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Vanna J.
4.0 Stars

Super satisfied with their roast chicken! I'm surprised though why not a lot of people eat in this branch. GH is always packed.

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Kevin Jan V.
3.0 Stars

As Filipinos, most of us -- if not all -- want a really tasty food so much that its flavor must be absorbed by our tastebuds. If you are one of those, heck, this ain't your place.

Cibo, sticking to its mission to cater Italian food to its customers, made sure that all their food would be authentic, or at least be close to it. That said, their food isn't the tastiest in the bunch; hence, it would require you to put some more seasoning on it. I guess that's really how Italian food tastes like.

As for the ambiance of this branch, it's not as cozy as the other restaurants, mainly because the place is very small and it's so near the walkway of the mall. So, while you're dining here, it's impossible for you not to be bothered by external noises, unless you're focused on the food. I'm sure their other branches are better, ambiance wise.

When the waiter gave us their menu, I thought to myself, "I think I need to study the Italian language first becoming back here." LOL! Their menu is in Italian, and some are harder to pronounce. Good thing there's an English translation, otherwise, I was doomed. Haha!

We ordered Penne All' Amado, Prosciutto di Parma Pizza Ovale, and Basil Pesto Cream Filetto di Pesce. Like what I said, this isn't for the flavor-hungry ones. The penne is somewhat bland, same with the basil pesto cream. I liked it, however, because my mind was set that since this is an Italian resto without incorporating Pinoy flavor into their dishes, it would taste totally different from the likes of Italian fastfood chains like Sbarro.

All in all, my dining experience was better ecause of the food. Next time, though, I might consider dining in their other branches instead of this one.

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Jackie M.
3.0 Stars

Nothing special with what we order which was Spaghettini Alla Bolognese. Beef ragu, bologna style on a penne pasta. It was okay. I don't hate it but I won't rave about it either.128528
But the Spinacci is what kept me coming back here very 128076.
Service was okay as well, the place was a bit jam-packed since we got there lunch time. But me and my lunch buddy had a great table and a nice conversation nevertheless.

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Neil R.
3.0 Stars

✅ Tagliata di Manzo with Melanzane and Parmigiano: P495

For the non-Italian in most of us, this dish featured sliced and roasted beef tenderloin topped with grilled eggplant and Parmesan shavings.

The beef tenderloin cuts were wading in a shallow pool of glistening oil and juices. The flavors were frill-free and subdued. Although the Parmesan pieces added a little zing to each bite.

And those burnt edges were a treat for me.

I was given the choice between focaccio or rice. And rightfully, I chose the former.

Akin to a sponge, the bread was put to good use as it absorbed and scooped up the oil and juices in the shallow bowl.

Taste: +1

One downside though was the price, as the cost-to-serving size ratio were both high and intimidating. A possible workaround would be to make the slices a slightly thicker.

Price: -1

When Cibo celebrated their 17th anniversary last month, they offered several dishes at 1997 prices.

The price of the basic version of this dish (with only garlic and rosemary) dropped from P470 to P195. That's a whopping 58% discount for this Cibo classic!

That promo was only available for a day though, sad to say. And I missed it, which is even sadder.

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UPDATE: This review just earned me my 12th badge, the Buonissimo Badge.

Grazie mille looloo!

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