Cibo takes a leaf out of San Carlo’s book with its version of upscale Italian dining. It may be out-of-town but this restaurant has a distinctly city centre feel. In fact, it has more in common with somewhere like Rosso than your average local Italian.
Food is a mix of pizza, pasta and classic Italian meat and fish main courses. However, dishes like halibut with Champagne and tarragon butter sauce, or the lobster ravioli, let you know that this place is a cut above.
Everything is well-executed, from simple spag bol to pan-roasted salmon with saffron cream or osso buco. The food and décor are both elegant and classy and the wine list is excellent with well-chosen mid-range wines and special bottles to splurge on.
Cibo’s large terrace is what really sets it apart from other Italian restaurants. It’s not just a bit of decking; the restaurant has managed to merge the indoors and outdoors, so the terrace area feels like a continuation of the same metropolitan style and ambiance with its leather seating and marble tables.