Vibo Restaurant

4.7
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581 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Italian
ViBo Restaurant says...

Rich in tradition while modern in approach, Vibo (formerly Villa Borghese) has been a staple in the Kingsway area for more than 45 years.

FOR LARGE GROUP OR PRIVATE DINING PLEASE CALL VIBO AT 416-239-1286

The menu strikes a harmonious balance between authentic Italian flavours and contemporary cuisine and changes to reflect what is fresh and in season.

Let our wood burning fire place set the mood for the evening or have the live piano music entertain you. Our private dining room may be used for business meetings or festive occasions alike.
PLEASE CALL VIBO FOR BOOKING IN OUR PRIVATE ROOM

The warm ambiance, friendly, and professional staff make this casual fine dining restaurant the ideal setting for any occasion.

A visit to Vibo will be an experience in true Italian hospitality. FOR LARGE GROUP BOOKINGS OR AVAILABILITY, PLEASE CALL VIBO AT 416-239-1286
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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My friends didn't understand a lot about Italian food but I did. So I ordered nice food. It was really great and the service was excellent. Loved the vibe as well

RS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were seated next to a large group of people who were celebrating upcoming holidays. They were exceptionally noisy and at times made inappropriate and crass comments. The noise level was such that the four of us at our table could not carry on a conversation. Most unpleasant. The most frustrating part was thatthe maître D or any other member of the staff made any attempt to quite them down so that other patrons in the restaurant could also enjoy their dinner.

L
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favourite neighbourhood restaurant. The food is consistently delicious and the service is exceptionally good.

PE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at ViBo recently. It has a cozy atmosphere and was decorated for the holiday season.
Our server was friendly, polite and attentive... and made an excellent recommendation on the wine!

The menu is diverse... fresh pasta, meats, fish and vegetarian choices. Good wine selection as well.
Our group of 8 chose a different selection from the menu or specials recommendations.... and we all loved what we chose. No complaints, only high praise.

The restaurant is conveniently located near a subway stop, has street parking or parking across the street at a very reasonably priced lot.

Will go back sooner next time! Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

T
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! Waiters are friendly and knowledgeable. The food was all wonderful as we’ve learned we can always rely on at Vibo. Our guests were very happy with everything! Thank you for taking care of us, as always.

S
4 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal choices, attentive service,
We dine at Vibo often.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New to the neighborhood and this is our new favorite spot!!

L
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my go to restaurant. Always guaranteed a great meal and great service.

AB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall very good experience and good food. Definitely worth going back.

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food consistently

R
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

More than 30 years as a regular patron. Go to place for Italian food for guests and friends. Melanzane old and dried out. In general, food was very bland. With the exception of specially ordered straciatella soup and it was fresh and delicious. Second time recently where I was disappointed. Excellent service! Good ambiance. Of course I will return. Just hope the food will be more consistent.

VC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My family and I have been going to Vibo for years, however this is the second time that we've had a bad experience. The service was slower than usual and the two pasta dishes were undercooked. I think the common denominator is that both bad meals came on a Sunday night.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was not very good, started with the bruschetta,the tomatoes must have been in the fridge for a few days , then scooped out to order. I did have the apple pecan salad which was delicious, however the portion was sub par. The main I ordered was veal Borghese, portion was no more than 3 oz of veal (2 medallions ) the sauce was very unappealing and the vegetables we’re almost raw and tasteless. I couldn’t eat my main dish , they were kind enough to take it off the bill but then I was pressured by the server to order another main dish and dessert. It Felt like the goal was to bring up the cost of my bill, It was unconditional and a bit weird. Ambiance was nice, wine list extensive, however not much choice by the glass , which was disappointing. Overall a poor experience.

Vibo Restaurant
Responded on 4 November 2019

We are happy you enjoyed your Apple Pecan Salad! Lunch portions are smaller than dinner to try to suit the time of day. We offer some guests, if they like dinner menu if they like something heavier. Main dish, we generally portion our veal to be 3oz. per medallion, so for 2 pieces should be 6oz, for lunch. We will be reviewing and checking our portion weights with out Chef. On the occasion guests do not eat your main dish we were just offering something else for their lunch and do not charge.

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JG
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a very attentive server who noticed the birthday card on the table and presented our dessert with a lit candle and sang happy birthday to the right person. A very nice touch.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice old fashioned hospitality with live piano for ambiance

MS
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner, everything was cooked to perfection, and the wait staff were on the ball. Great atmosphere. The Apple Pecan salad was to die for, and the herbed lamb was delicious!

FS
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It's been a while but we tried Vibo again. So good! Joy was our waiter..she was great. Service was perfect. Food was excellent.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food that's prepared perfectly and great value

NN
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great Meal and service at Vibo.

JD
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place to go for dinner. The food is always excellent. Having a pianist playing a variety of old classics is a very nice touch

BB
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our evening at VIBO! The delicious dinner, attentive service and relaxed surroundings made it the perfect place to relax, enjoy and catch up!

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Piano player was a bonus :)

D
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a bit late for our reservation, but the staff was friendly and didn't make an issue of it. Vibo has a very nice environment and is comfortable. The servers were knowledgeable and personable. The food was excellent. The only issue was that our main courses were a bit slow in coming, but we had a great overall experience. We came to Vibo because we knew it would be good and they didn't let us down.

CF
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were there celebrating ... great service ... food was amazing ... we'll definitely be back!

DP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service as always! Our favourite restaurant in Toronto!

L
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here frequently and it never disappoints

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food. Fabulous ambiance with lovely live piano

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our second time to Vibo and coincidentally, we were seated at the same table. We enjoyed the sounds of the piano player. Unfortunately, my husband ordered an item from the list of specials and were told they just ran out.

We enjoyed our second visit back and will definitely come back again.

MB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing service. Thank you for a wonderful dinner.

DW
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

We go to Vibo to make special occasions and this time it was the day I retired from a 37 year career. Christin was our server and she was absolutely terrific. I hope she’s our server next time we go. I won’t go into great detail as I have reviewed Vibo before. It is wonderful to be greeting with “Hi Ms. Watson!’ by hostess Agnes who now recognizes me and reserved our table for us. Thank you Agnes!

JA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious. Wine great. We ordered a nice bottle of Chablis. Staff were very good and it was an enjoyable evening celebrating a family birthday.

OD
1 review
Dined on 24 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only remark I would make is that when we came in it was too cold. Thank goodness I brought a sweater.
The waiter did turn down the air conditioner when we asked though.

DP
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favourite restaurant. Food and service are always exceptional !

AB
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Vibo was the perfect spot for our large family celebration. From the atmosphere to the attentive service and delicious food, it was a wonderful evening. Thank you!

R
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Always good but waiter was overbearing, rude and rushing us and sure enough he flew out of the place at nine! Obviously he had something on his mind. I hadn't been to Vibo in couple of years and was with friends I hadn't seen in a while and wanted it to be pleasurable and relaxing. It wasn't. It was my birthday and the waiter stuck a candle in my friend's desert and gave it to him. Strange. I've been a regular for 40 years. Won't stop me from returning because I love it there but I think the waiter needs an attitude adjustment!🙃

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent!

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AK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful expense!We love this place for our date nights :-)

M
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my birthday with 20 friends and had a fantastic time. Agnese and Steven were wonderful and the food was great as well. Awesome for a party or large group!

AK
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience and delicious food! Perfect for a romantic evening or a special celebration

SD
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first time there and I was very please with our waitress. She was really Knowles of the good and gave us excellent recommendations. She was always smiling.

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