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Cibugnu

709 St. Charles Ave. (St. Joseph St.) Send to Phone
Casual "fresh Italian" defines Cibugnu, on the burgeoning St. Charles Avenue restaurant row.
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Cibugnu Restaurant Review

: In an ever-growing area of downtown, Cibugnu joins some of its long-established neighbors (Herbsaint) to form a new restaurant row. Billed as "fresh Italian," it definitely lives up to the hype, even if you may not be instantly able to pronounce some of the dishes (cippola sauvagi anyone? That's grilled shrimp with egg and mozzarella...yes, please). The menu is made up of Italian specialties: pastas (try the house-made ravioli with corn and blueberries if available), salumi and wood-fired pizzas, among others. The setup allows you to see the action in the kitchen, but the flat-screens showing scenes of Italian plates in preparation may be a bit distracting. The well-thought-out wine list is more extensive than one might expect given the size of the place. If there is one "can't miss" item it is certainly the chocolate calzone for dessert, but someone at the table also needs to order the watermelon granita.

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