430 Kipling St, Palo Alto, CA | Directions 9430137.447995 -122.160544
Monday To Thursday From 11:30 AM To 09:30 PM Friday To Saturday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Sunday From 11:30 AM To 09:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Downtown North
Good Food + Good Service ... – Zibibo was in our list of restaurants to dine for a real good time.
We finally managed to go there for dinner. I am glad we did that.
Great food --- I tried the Game Hen ... It was really good.
The menu is predominantly French.
So none of the usual kabobs etc.
They have a real extensive Wine List ...
They also serve by the Pitchet = 1.5 times a glass ...
The service was really good ... Ryan was our server that night...
His service was simply outstanding...
Don't forget to make reservations.
I would avoid going there on Fri/Sat -- It gets too crowded
User review by dk1000 – My friends and I were going to Zibibbos to celebrate my friends birthday. As a novice baker, I baked and brought a rather unsightly gingerbread cake. When I presented it to the host for refrigeration in the kitchen, we exchanged knowing smiles about the aesthetics of the cake. He said, Well see what our pastry chef can do about this. After a wonderful meal of ahi tuna, delicious risotto and a several small plates, it was time for dessert. Indeed, the pastry chef had transformed my ghetto homemade cake into what the host and I now called, ghetto fabulous. The food was great, but the service was impeccable!
Good food, not so great service – SO our food was good here. A bit pricey for what you get overall though. Must say that the service was pretty bad. Our waiter showed up twice in the first 5 minutes then didnt bring my girlfriends wine until i asked him about 10 mins after I already got my cocktail. Not to happy with the place overall, but would prob go back and see if I could get waited on by someone else.
The restaurant's look is as bold as its menu of seasonally sensitive, robustly flavored Mediterranean dishes. – The Scene
Zibibbo's decor is hard to beat. An outdoor garden with a fountain and olive trees serves as the entrance. The garden's path continues indoors to connect two very different dining areas. The more formal room is bathed in the deep blues and rich golds of the Mediterranean, with iron chairs and vivacious art. The more casual room, dotted with pretty, multicolored tiles, buzzes to the sound of a huge exhibition kitchen.
With a seasonal pan-Mediterranean menu, the standard fare includes pizza, pastas and shellfish. Signature dishes include Moroccan-spiced prawns and marinated poussin with saffron potato-onion tagine and sweet peppers. Nightly rotisserie specials range from roasted rabbit to lamb. Inexpensive tapas are meant to be shared within a group, and a wine bar features more than 60 wines by the glass. Finish your meal with a delectable dessert.
Succulent grilled meats! – What a perfect place to come with a group. Platters of grilled meats and fish were passed around the table in a festive manner. The shirt steak was the best i've ever had, perfectly seasoned and cooked, and over a bed of white asparagus, asparagus and green beans. The rib eye was cut into strips and served on a platter with mised greens in a light dressing. What awesome food! Good wine list too. I'm surprised as I've dined there in the past and never been that inspired. It's gotten a lot better!
I went to Zibibbo and left disappointed.
First off, we were seated at an uncomfortable wire picnic table with iron seats (common through the restaurant). To complement the picnic tables there were diner style booths, and a few nice tables with table cloths. It looked like they had bought the interior from a bunch of different lots at a restaurant auction causing nothing to fit.
The food was average for the price range.
The wine list was their saving grace, similar to their sister restaurant LuLu in SF (which is much better on all fronts), the wine list was expansive and wine could be ordered by the taste, glass, carafe and bottle.
Service was spotty, but we could have had a less experienced server (other tables were doing better).
Not A Great Experience – Don't bother. The service has gone way down hill. Not sure how they are able to justify the prices they are charging, especially when the server agrees with with us that she too can't believe some of the prices.
Careful with large groups – Food is fantastic- very flavorful. The back room for groups is cramped and very, very, very loud. Servers are good, not very quick though and they like to do things their way.
Great! – This restaurant has great food for a great price. The waiters are nice and helpful. It is open and beautifuly designed.
Great raw bar... – I can't lie. The one reason I love Zibibbo is thanks to their raw bar offering. I could live on their "fruits de mer" platter. Granted this is not that hard to put together but it's always fresh. Aside from their raw bar-- they have a great appetizer and entree selection. The whole fish, seared halibut and paella are great, as well as the friday special rack of veal. And they have a good wine selection.
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