Bravo, Cibo, bravo!

If you look closely enough, you will still see the scruff marks on the floor where the bar counter of the first branch of Cibo at Glorietta 2 in Makati used to be.

Cibo founder Margarita Fores could have gotten rid of them years ago, but she has not, as they are a welcome daily reminder of how far Cibo has come from that first outlet squeezed into an irregularly shaped retail space in 1997 into a chain celebrating its 25th year.

Along the way, Cibo—which means food in Italian—has brought Italian favorites closer to the Filipino palate, a remarkable feat indeed for a restaurant that was built on Fores’ desire to share with Filipinos her love for simple but healthy and flavor…

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