Bulevard Principe Alfonso Von Hohenlohe, 11, 29600 Marbella, Málaga
Tel: 952 90 03 80 | email@example.com
Elegant in the extreme at Cibo try and get a banquette seat below the clematis-covered terrace, which is a wonderful place to sit in warmer weather.
The feather-in-the-cap of the Metro group (Jack’s, Mumtaz, Joys, etc), its chef Simone Riccioni, has been well-trained by the group’s culinary boss Lawrence Otterburn, a former Gordon Ramsay protege, who has cooked for Ronnie Wood, Kate Moss and Roman Abramovich.
A big kids menu, with excellent pizzas and pasta, drawing pad, pencils and puzzles, we were off to a flying start.
The service was also excellent with, in particular, half-Italian, half-Spanish Manuel doing an excellent job charming the nippers.
While broadly geared towards Italian food, if anything, it pitches itself more towards quality, but with excellent value.
There is a simple, easy wine list where even Italy’s two best reds Barolo and Brunello come in for just 60 euros. A glass of ice fresh verdicchio was good value at under five euros.
TOP DISH: The ‘Vincisgrassi’, that comes as a starter and main course, which is a splendid twist on lasagna, heralding from a 17th century recipe Lawrence picked up from his father
TOP TIPPLE: There is a decent mix of wines and even Italy’s two best reds Barolo and Brunello came in for just 60 euros
TOP DOLLAR: Around 35 euros a head including wine
TOP TIP: The lobster for just 32 euros is a great looking dish and extremely good value
TOP KIP: plenty of good places to stay in Marbella. Why not try Town House though