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“Worth a detour”
Review of Cibus

Cibus
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$25 - US$100
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Driving far south from le Marche, we grabbed the chance to experience a meal at Cibus after reading the special mention in the Cucina Italiana magazine. The inland detour gave us magnificent views of the apulian countryside with the typical trulli stone buildings immersed in ancient olive groves. The town of Ceglie is on a hilltop and parking was not difficult to find. The restaurant entry is very typical and the setting immaculate. At the beginning we received a complimentary bowl of local olives then we had a soup, a vegetarian lasagna, homemade pasta with sausage and veggies, a stew of horse meat in tomato sauce and a dessert. With 4 glasses of very good apulian wine and a bottle of mineral water the bill rose to 89 euro. It has been a very positive experience. The meat was not recognisable of its origin, and the service was very courteous and very professional. The only little mistake was the sauce of the horse meat spread around the plate at the moment of placing the dish on the table. Book before you go.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

Very good food in a very nice setting, good service and wine. Food was very good, but rather simple.

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Thank Saskia K
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

The food was varied, delicious and plentiful. The staff were attendant, pleasant and knowledgeable about food, cheese and wine.

The specials were very special and recommend you choose them if you can.

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Had a fabulous time with family and friends. We discussed our choices with the waiting staff who recommended what they considered to be the best options for the time of year we were visiting (lamb) in addition to the fact the restaurant has won awards for its selection of Italian cheeses. Excellent and varied wine menu from all over Italy. Would definitely recommend going back!

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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

My fiance and I travelled 30 minutes out of Ostuni to visit this place for lunch off the back of a strong recommendation.

We were really excited and on rocking up to the joint, equally pleased with how stunning it looks, outside and in.

To cut a long story short, the food was just really, really disappointing. We had a primi and a secondi each - the tomato and 'meaty style' pasta was OK but incredibly strong - I don't know what the flavour was but it was very overpowering. For secondi we had between us the oven roasted lamb and mixed grill - jeez, it almost broke our teeth it was so hard and overcooked. We couldn't get our heads around it as it seems to have a really decent rep. We wanted it to be great but it really wasn't.

Service was OK, bit slow and haphazard (it wasn't busy).

Could be so much more, and considering the competition in a beautiful town like Martina Franca, get your kicks somewhere else.

PS - my fiance thinks this review is harsh and gave it 3*.

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