It seems every time to turn around there is a new restaurant or bar on 17th ave. The street has been rejuvenated with new new places to eat and drink whether you are looking for a quick bite or a nice meal out. One of the latest additions is (Cibo pronounced Chee- bo )located in the old Rogers building at 1012 17th Ave SW. It is clear that a lot of thought and attention to detail went into the design, look and feel of this restaurant. They choose repurposed materials to become part of their new venture. Everything from the wine shelves to the communal table located at the front has a unique story.
The wine shelves on the lower floor were made from old restaurant signs from around Calgary.
The multi colored wood on the front of the bar is from various heritage buildings from Calgary and Fort Macleod.
The floor tiles on the lower level are made of wood that has been plagued by the mountain pine beetles and refurbished.
The front communal table is cut from a single Sitka tree sourced from Vancouver Island.
The patio walls and tabletops are originally the doors of a B-17 hanger from RCAF Station FT, which closed in 1944.
Great attenton to detail with the clever wording on the staircase.
The coin flooring at the entrance was a highlight.
The food is served family style so it’s perfect for shring. We started with the Scodellina where you can choose 5 items from the list for $18. We choose the marinated mushrooms ,roasted eggplant, bruschetta, shrimp and asparagus. Each dish is just a few bites.
We followed that up with torn chicken salad.
The salmon was by far my favorite.
We also had an unbelievable flat bread pizza with caramelized onion and provolone.
The menu changes seasnally and is very reasonably priced with lots of options.
All in all a great spot to check out for drinks or dinner!