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The Food of Life

Apr 19, 2015 No Comments by

Cibo (which means ‘food’ in Italian) has a great ambience, which is ideal for the Marbella scene. The best way to describe it is to say that it effortlessly combines the vibe of a relaxed city restaurant with a casual, comfortable atmosphere which is perfect for everyone, from lunching professionals to families on holiday.  The prices are so impressive, which make Cibo a prime candidate for more than one visit a week and the open kitchen, designed to appeal to customers who like to see what they will be eating. The décor is also spot on – cool and cosy at the same time, just like all truly great Italian restaurants. As an introduction to the simple authenticity of Cibo’s cuisine we suggest that you consider ordering one of the Sharing Boards as a starter, you can choose from Vegetable, Meat and Fish options but we decided to try the Meat Sharing Board, which consisted of Carpaccio Roast Beef, San Daniele Ham, Compressed Melon, Cibo Steak Tartare, House Cured Duck and Caramelised Shallot Bruschetta. These imaginative starters are a wonderful way of finding out what Cibo is all about (authentic food and top quality ingredients, we say) and you can kickstart your taste-buds while saving yourself for the onslaught of the gorgeous main courses. Words cannot describe the explosions of taste detonated by the Salami di Napoli, Pepperoni and San Daniele Pizza. This was a slice of Italy on a plate and a timely reminder that you just cannot buy a pizza from your local supermarket and expect to have the same experience. The presentation was also memorable; the dessert had been embossed with the Cibo logo in coffee, which was admired by the whole party. Our resident chocoholic was tempted by the Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel Pots with Amaretti Crunch, which was declared, “the best dessert ever!” However, overall we decided that the the Limoncello Baked Cheesecake with Mascarpone Ice Cream was even better. Over the years we have sunk more than a few litres of home-made limoncello at various venues up and down the Coast, but never before have we tasted it incorporated it into a fluffy cheesecake. We had heard plenty of praise from friends who have already become Cibo devotees and now we can see what all the fuss is about. If you want authentic, reasonably priced Italian food in great surroundings, then don’t be the last to find out. Oh, and leave some space for that outstanding cheesecake.


Golden Mile, Marbella
ES-29601 Marbella, Malagá

952 900 380 |

About the reviewer, Silvia

Was born in Madrid. I lived in London for 15 years and moved to Costa del Sol in 2010. Loving the weather, the places, the food and the people.
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