Christmas in Italy Holiday Party at Cibo Ristorante Italiano

“Christmas in Italy Holiday Party” at Cibo Ristorante Italiano Fundraiser for San Carlos Cathedral’s Loaves and Fishes Program on Tuesday, December 19, 2017

December, 2017. Monterey, CA. Save the Date! The annual “Christmas in Italy Holiday Party” at Cibo Ristorante Italiano will feature a Fundraiser for San Carlos Cathedral’s Loaves and Fishes Program on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. There will be no cover charge. The award-winning Cibo Ristorante Italiano is located at 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey ( at the corner of Del Monte with ample parking in the adjacent parking garage.  

The Cibo $3 Happy Hour will be available in the Cibo Bar from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.  The regular Cibo dinner menu will be served from 5:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. with additions.  The very popular Mike Marotta & the Monterey Italian All Stars will perform from 6 pm – 9 pm. Cibo will donate 20% of the revenue from the evening to the San Carlos Cathedral.

Please bring canned goods, non-perishable packaged food, unwrapped toys, clothing, jackets and socks to donate to the San Carlos Cathedral's Loaves and Fishes Program.

Enjoy the beautiful holiday décor at Cibo. Feel free to wear red and green to celebrate the Italian theme and holiday season.

Reservations are suggested. For reservations and more information, please visit or call (831) 649-8151. Buon Natale!

About Mike Marotta & the Monterey Italian All Stars

At the event, the following musicians will be performing:

Mike Marotta – Accordion

David Daily – Violin

Vocalists – Erasmo Aiello and David Marzetti

And other special surprise guests!

About San Carlos Cathedral Parish

San Carlos Cathedral Parish, a vibrant Catholic Community, is one of the most historically significant sites not only in Monterey, but also in the Western United States.  Today, a very welcoming, active parish community, it strives to serve its own members, as well as reaching out to those in need.  This community has over 40 ministries which do everything from teaching children and youth to serving the elderly and homeless.  The Loaves and Fishes Outreach Ministry serves hot meals twice weekly to those without shelter. It oversees the Food Pantry (located on Church property), with other church communities in Monterey, which assists an average of 300 households each month. The Cibo dinner event will help San Carlos Cathedral Parish to continue its many ministries in our local area.  San Carlos Cathedral is open every day and welcomes visitors.  See for more information or to arrange a docent-led tour.

About Cibo Restaurant

Cibo Ristorante Italiano ( offers Italian cuisine, gourmet pizzas, cocktails, fine wines, cordials, and more. Cibo (pronounced chee-bo) means food in Italian, but it’s more of a feast for the senses. This beautiful, spacious and comfortable restaurant features an intimate yet vibrant atmosphere which is accentuated with expressive art in the form of photography, paintings, sculpture, hand-blown glass and live jazz. Fusing the best of old and new world Italian cuisine, Cibo offers an eclectic menu ranging from gourmet pizzas to multi-course dinners. Families are welcome and there is a special children’s menu. Cibo has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1990.

Cibo is open every evening with dinner served from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Cibo Bar is open from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and is a popular “pre-event” and “after-party” destination. The bar features a $3 Happy Hour with special appetizers daily from 4 p.m.  – 7 p.m. In addition, every Thursday features “Cibo Happy Hour – All Night Long!” when Cibo offers $3 well drinks, beer and wine from 4 pm – 1:30 am. They offer an extensive high quality local and international wine and beer list, cordials, microbrews, rare and small batch Bourbons, Scotches, Ports, Grappa and liqueurs, as well as espresso, coffee drinks and a full menu of cocktails.

Cibo also presents live music 6 nights a week. On Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, the cool sound of Jazz accompanies dinner from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The restaurant features a lively and fun atmosphere with Reggae, R&B, Rock or Salsa dance music on Friday and Saturday nights from 9:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. with no cover charge.  Cibo is now “wired” with free Internet service.

With 150 seats, including intimate booths for dining , a comfortable outdoor heated patio, and room for over 50 people in the attractive bar area, Cibo also accommodates large groups for business functions, wedding rehearsals and receptions, special group dining events, and customized private parties.  

Cibo Restaurant is the winner of numerous awards including California Writers Association Recommended Dining, Monterey Herald Readers' Choice Local Favorite, Best Place to Meet Singles in Their 30's and 40's, Gold Key Award for Interior Design, Best Place to Enjoy a Martini, Best Place for Live Jazz, Best Italian Restaurant, Best Place to Dance, Best Martini and one of the Top 10 Happy Hours in Monterey.

For more information, go to or call (831) 649-8151.