Cibo e Vino, meaning “Italian Food & Wine” is a reimagined and refined homage to Italian fare in Middletown, Ohio. As soon as you walk in the door you are taken into the hills of Italy. The food is scrumptious and filling. The culinary team has taken traditional dishes and put a modern twist to them in the most delicious way. By focusing on high quality, locally sourced ingredients, and homemade pasta and sauces, Cibo e Vino is truly elevating the art of Italian cooking in the region. And, it’s always a plus to have Sommlier-selected wines to pair with your meal.
During my visit, I got the opportunity to indulge in myself in a variety of options from their new menu. Here are some of my favorites!
The first dish was the Bolognese, which was my personal favorite. As you are taking your first bites you can taste the perfectly cooked short ribs immediatly. The sauce paired with their homemade torchio noodles is an absoulte delight. The dusting of parmagiano finishes the plate perfectly.
If you are in the mood for something lighter, I would suggest the Butternut Squash Ravioli. It is a delicious dish that screams fall. It’s light and creamy, while still bringing tons of flavor to the table. This is a great option if you are looking for something not too heavy unlike other Italian pasta dishes. Not to mention this is a vegetarian dish!
I can’t forget about the Rosé All Day cocktail; this is a masterpiece of a drink. Made with Tito’s, rose infused Lillet rosé, house made sour mix, lime juice, egg white, and a dried rose bud. This cocktail gives you the divine taste of Rosé with a little kick. The beautiful rose bud floating atop is the perfect final touch, and the best part? It is edible!
The New York Strip and Filet are also top picks, both dishes are paired with mushroom caps and broccolini. The menu also features handmade pizzas, which are a huge crowd favorite as well. Dessert options include sweet treats like gelato from Madisono’s or and their caramel crumbcake.
Cibo e Vino is definitely worth a visit!