Cibo! Café Italiano - Interior

In Bali, Cibo! has carved itself a name as one of Berawa’s culinary institutions. Its rustic, Tuscan-styled design welcomes a laidback atmosphere, a place where both island residents and visitors can enjoy eating authentic Italian cuisine the Italian way, i.e. long and leisurely dinners. With many fans from the city, the brand has come to Jakarta, opening its doors at the golf-entertainment destination, The Range, Pantai Indah Kapuk.

Cibo! Café Italiano is a slightly new iteration. It takes the form of an artisanal café, dropping its Tuscan inspiration for something more befitting of the city. Fresh and modern. Yet, with its exposed-brick walls, giant blackboards, and sink-in dining booths, it retains a relaxed feel. Guests can find seating indoors, with an available mezzanine level, or outdoors, close to their sought-after gelato stand!

Of course, it is the food that has given Cibo! its well-deserved reputation: hearty and homestyle Italian dishes that come for Chef Diego Martinelli. Born and raised in Emilia Romagna, this is not ‘restaurant food’ for the passionate chef, it is the food of his heart, soul and home. That really comes out in his cooking.

Cibo! Café has a slightly tailored menu. You’ll find crowd favourites like their Artisanal Cold Cults (Homemade Porchetta, Beef Bresaola, Prosciutto Curdo); and signature starters, such as their Grissini (Parma Ham or Beef Bresaola twirled onto a breadstick with rich mascarpone cream and truffle) and Burrata Cheese (with marinated heirloom tomatoes and Caprese sauce).

All of their pastas are handmade, and whilst they come off as ‘simple’, their flavours are rich and complex. Must-tries include the Pappardelle al Ragu with slow-cooked beef and aged parmesan; and their Ravioli Rivotta Spinach with butter and sage sauce. The mains get very meaty at Cibo!, featuring a cabinet of beefs of different cuts, dry-aged for weeks or even months, from their Tomahawk MB6 to a Japanese Ribeye MB9.

When dining Italian, always leave room for dessert. Expect perfection when ordering one of Chef Diego’s Italian classics, including his Cherry Panna Cotta, Tiramisu, or Sicilian Pistachio Semifreddo. Though open for lunch and dinner, as a café you’re more than welcome to pop in for a coffee and dessert. Over the counter, you’ll find more artisanal breads and patisserie goodies — we challenge you to resist their Nutella-filled Bombolini doughnut!

Cibo Café Italiano
The Range DIG PIK Jl. Marina Raya, Kamal Muara, Penjaringan
+62 812 1931 8378

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