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Cibo- Didsbury, Manchester

Serving rustic, Venetian cuisine, Cibo (pronounced chee-bo) has brought a taste of Northern Italy to the North of England.

Opening in Didsbury, Manchester earlier this year the restaurant has received ‘superb’ feedback and is the latest venture from Adam Karim. “Cibo is not like many other restaurants in the North of England,” says Adam. “You will find things on the menu that you would not find anywhere else outside of London, we are really pushing the boundaries with the offering.”

Diners can expect a selection of classic Italian meat, fish and pasta dishes in addition to an impressive array of authentic wines and quirky cocktails.

On Friday and Saturdays from 8pm there will be guest DJs playing bar grooves and eclectic mixes and there is a private events room that can accommodate up to seventy people.

“First impressions are everything, from menu to design, we want to make sure that Cibo is as good as it can be”, said Adam.

Cibo- Didsbury, Manchester

The design of the restaurant was largely instructed by Adam himself, with Commercial Kitchen & Bar Consultants carrying out the majority of the work. The end result is simply stunning; the building has been transformed from a La Tasca restaurant into an authentic Italian restaurant-cum-bar.

“We started with a shell and changed a lot; we replaced all of the wood, changed the colour schemes, there is now a wrought iron spiral staircase and chandeliers which are made from recycled milk bottles, there is also a big atrium which gives a view up to the first floor”, says Adam.

In addition to modifying the overall aesthetic of the building the development has also seen the installation of air conditioning and a complete rewire, improving the comfort and safety of the venue.

Cibo- Didsbury, Manchester

Reactions to Cibo have been glowing since opening with many bloggers and diners taking to social media to express their delight. As a result Adam said, “the plan now is to open more sites in the future.”

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Commercial Kitchen & Bar Consultants

Specialising in bespoke stainless steel fabrication and catering equipment, Commercial Kitchen & Bar Consultants have developed an excellent reputation for their work amongst some of North West’s most well known Indian and Chinese restaurants.

Working since 2010, the company have developed into a full turnkey operation, offering interior fit outs and electrical and gas services.

Most recently the firm carried out all the interior work for the recently opened Cibo restaurant. “We looked after the bar and kitchen and all the joinery works”, said Director Ratju Haider. “It was a breath of fresh air to work with Adam, he was a Director who knew exactly what he wanted”.

Cibo- Didsbury, Manchester

Work was completed on budget and on deadline and Adam had only praise for the work Commercial Kitchen & Bar Consultants did.

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