Pre-Thanksgiving Soiree at Cibo Ristorante Italiano

Ready for the Thanksgiving holiday? Not quite? Come to Cibo Ristorante Italiano, located at 301 Alvarado in Downtown Monterey, for “A Pre-Thanksgiving Soiree” with dancing and cocktails for 21 and over. FAWK DJ (Temo Medina) will be mixing the music. Leave your family members at home or bring them down to Cibo. Enjoy the chance to meet that special guy or gal to take home to Mom. Dress like a turkey and your first cocktail is on Cibo! Parking is available in the adjacent garage or Cibo can call a taxicab for any of its customers. For more information, call (831) 649-8151 or  

About Cibo Ristorante Italiano  

Cibo Ristorante Italiano ( offers Italian cuisine, 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, including many gluten free choices. 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. 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 , 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 now has a new 500 square-foot outdoor heated seating area along Alvarado Street available for Happy Hour, dinner and drinks after dinner. Every Saturday from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. through September 23rd, Cibo offers “Happier Hours” with a different DJ spinning cool soothing sounds on the patio. Enjoy the Cibo tasty small bites menu and Happy Hour prices from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. After 5:00 pm, the full dinner menu will be available (described at The Cibo Patio is also pet-friendly and family-friendly (including strollers) and there is a Kids Menu for dinner, too. Parking is available in the adjacent garage.   

Also on Thursdays in November and December, Cibo is holding Holiday Hospitality Happy Hours – All Night Long!” when Cibo will offer $3 well drinks, beer and wine every Thursday from 4 pm – 1:30 am., in appreciation to the hard-working hospitality industry staff in town and everyone else, too! From 4 pm – 7 pm, enjoy delicious special appetizers from the Cibo Bar Bites menu. The regular Cibo Dinner menu is available from 5 pm until 10 pm, and delicious late night pizzas can be enjoyed until 11:00 pm. There will also be relaxing live jazz from 7 pm – 10 pm. Parking is available in the adjacent garage or Cibo can call a taxicab for any of its customers.  

About Cibo Ristorante Italiano  

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.