Tower of Pizza

Live and let pie

All eyes on their pies: Italian pizza maestro Guido Saccone fires 'em up Naples-style in the kitchen for Cibo's owners, Karen and Tony Martingilio (right).
Jackie Mercandetti
All eyes on their pies: Italian pizza maestro Guido Saccone fires 'em up Naples-style in the kitchen for Cibo's owners, Karen and Tony Martingilio (right).

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Cibo Urban Wine Cafe & Pizzeria

603 N. Fifth Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Category: Restaurant > Italian

Region: Central Phoenix

Details

Pesto salad: $8
Marinara pizza: $9
Diavola pizza: $12
Crepes suzette: $7

602-441-2697.
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 5 to 10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 5 to 11 p.m.

603 North Fifth Avenue (at Fillmore Street)

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Cibo has already earned a measure of popularity in its neighborhood and beyond. There will be the inevitable comparisons to Pizzeria Bianco, but the pizza is better at Cibo. The crust is not smoky, nor are the toppings overly salty like some at chez Bianco. Cibo also lacks the pretentiousness and, thankfully for the time being, the ungodly wait. I hope Cibo remains superior in all respects. So while members of the Cult of Bianco linger for a scrap like the faithful at Lourdes, I'm at a table at Cibo, noshing on what is now the best pizza in town.

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Carla Eldred
Carla Eldred

I love Cibo's! The food is wonderful, the bartenders and waiters are friendly and professional, the prices are reasonable, and the whole place has a charming -- yet chic -- vibe to it. Come dressed down or up. Sit outside or in. Cibo's is a small restaurant, so at peak weekend hours, you may have to wait a little for a table. Instead of waiting idly, my date and I sat at the bar, had drinks, and ordered our meals. I was very impressed with the way the bartender served my hot tea: no teabag was involved. Instead, the tea was loosely spooned into a tea infuser, which the bartender placed into a small teapot of hot water. This is how tea should be served in restaurants. When our table was ready, we moved to the table. Thus we made very efficient use of our time at Cibo's. I'm a vegetarian, and a little bit of a fussy health nut, so I'm difficult to please. THE FOOD HERE ROCKS! My date's only complaint was that it was the loudest restaurant he'd ever been in. But I cannot blame the restaurant entirely for that. The table (of 6) next to us was rather noisy, and our table was in a little room separated from the main dining area, so the acoustics were pretty bad. Next time, weather permitting, we'll try dining outdoors.

 
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