Newly minted and an immediate blueprint for success, Cibo is the freshest face on the block. They’re serving food that’s made to be enjoyed instead of comprehended. The rustic Italian menu offers pasta, long and short; pizza, plain and fancy; veal, seafood, whole fish, roast chicken and inventive salads. Food you can trust.
Designer Nadia di Donato has created an extravagant mix of casual glamour in a vast space crafted from rustic wood, natural stone, original exposed brick with butcher block tables. Oh, look, here is a mini pastificio where a seasoned pasta maker from Rome makes fresh pasta; and there is the pizzaiolo, tossing the dough in the air, preparing it for the glass walled open pizza oven; and wow, you can’t miss the floor to ceiling, glass wine room. Go right in, have a tasting and nibble some chunks of Parmigiano Reggiano from the giant wheel. At the open kitchen, they hand turn the charcuterie slicer to order.
The private dining rooms are so inviting you will immediately want to plan a party. One more thing, hang on tightly to the handrail as you take the stairs to the facilities. The huge paintings are provocative stunners. But I don’t want to spoil the surprises for you—there is much more to discover.