Delicious Italian lunch at Cibo’s

We went to try Cibo’s for the first time last Saturday and I have to confess something: I didn’t have high expectations. When they invited us over, they mentioned they’re the same team behind Don Giovanni’s, and even though I’ve written here how much I used to enjoy the place, my last couple of visits were less than ideal (and one of them was for an event where people paid a good amount of money for less than average food, but that’s a story for another day).

Anyway, I decided to venture and give Cibo’s a go hopping that this new venture would bring something nice to the food scene and oh boy, it exceeded my expectations.

On a seafood mood

Italian lunch at Cibo's

Left: crab cakes. Right: seafood risotto

I have to start by saying that their staff was incredibly nice and attentive to us the entire time. They’re one of the reasons we enjoyed our experience so much (you guys know how much I value good service!).

Now, to talk about the food, we started with some delicious crab cakes. The texture was perfect, and the combination between the breaded crab and the mango sauce were absolutely stunning.

I don’t have anything bad to say about this dish. I’d definitely recommend you to try them if you like seafood as much as we do.

On that same note, we ordered a seafood risotto (I say we because we each ordered a main and then shared both). The consistency was creamy, there was loads of seafood, which I greatly appreciated, and it was really good overall.

The star of the day

Italian lunch at Cibo's

Gnocchi with nduja, burrata and basil

What made this whole experience spectacular was this gorgeous dish you can see above.

Nduja is a sort of spicy Italian sausage, and it complemented the burrata beautifully in each bite. There was a perfect balance of flavours that words just can’t explain, but 10/10 would recommend anyone to try it.

Our server warned us and explained this was a spicy dish, but I personally found it to be completely tolerable so unless you can’t tolerate spice at all, don’t worry about that and enjoy the delicious taste!


We didn’t have any room for dessert, but we had more than enough to call this foodventure an absolute success. I was pleasantly surprised to see how amazing the experience was and I can now safely say that this is my new go-to spot to find delicious Italian food in Manchester.

What about you? What’s your favourite Italian spot in town?

Leave me a comment down below and don’t forget to come on Thursday to see my July favourites. I’m sure you already know about most of them but it’s nice to put the list together anyway 😉

Talk to you soon!





  1. August 8, 2018 / 4:11 pm

    Looks fab – burrata is my new obsession! Saw MDog like this place too, but that the pizza isn’t great. It’s on my list!

    • Michelle
      August 11, 2018 / 4:35 pm

      Oh I didn’t try their pizzas, but I can definitely vouch for their pasta. And agree 100%! I’ve been obsessed with burrata too, lately

    • Michelle
      August 11, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      Yes, absolutely. Let me know if you end up liking it 🙂

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