Our friends had reservations for this place and invited us to come along, so we willingly obliged. We found parking in the back of the restaurant and was told by the front staff that it was for staff parking, but if they needed us to move our car, they would let us know.
We ordered a carpaccio salad to start, together with a couple of bellinis. Just so you know, their bellinis are not the same as the kind you get at Cactus Club or Milestones ... you know, the slushy drinks? Bibo's bellinis are basically sparkling juice in a champagne flute with some alcohol ... disappointing. The carpaccio salad was very bland ... sliced carpaccio topped with shavings of cheese and topped with a bunch of greens. I'm not sure if they forgot the dressing or if it was suppose to be that bland ... but it was definitely nothing to write home about. Should have gotten the bocconcini and tomato salad ... that looked much better - at least it had dressing on it.
Our main meals were the basic spaghetti in a marinara sauce and a capricoso pizza. They were both mediocre - nothing special at all about them. We saw another table return their pizza to the kitchen to have the pizza cooked more. I guess they didn't think it was cooked enough. You should have seen the pizza cook's face - he was not happy! And then he proceeded to chuck the pizza back into the oven. If your customer wants a thoroughly cooked pizza - give it to them ... but do it with less attitude ... especially when the whole dining room can see your face.
Service: we needed to ask for our water glasses to be filled up twice and our server never came around to ask us how our meal were - I don't think they really cared. The restaurant was full-full-full, but the owner just sat around, drinking his wine and not helping out ... maybe pick up a water pitcher and fill up some water glasses???
Our bill for our two bellinis, carpaccio salad, pizza and spaghetti with tax and tip came to $85. Not too expensive for what we got, but definitely not warranting another visit.
When we went to our car, we noticed a jeep blocking us. We asked the cook to see if they could have the owner of the jeep move their car so that we could leave. Guess who comes out? The owner of the restaurant ... and he comes up to us with such attitude and asks ... "What?" ... so we ask him to move his car so that we could get out - obviously !! He then asks us "Why did you park there?" So we told him that his staff member said that it was okay for us to park there.
If you like a big helping of attitude with your meal, by all means come here ... but with service like this, I can't see them staying in business for long. There are so many other Italians restaurants out there that provide better food AND service ... try a few blocks down and up the street on Burrarrd ...