ADDRESS:   91 St Georges Bay Rd, Parnell
MAINS:   $34 – $68
CONTACT:   09 303 9660
SCORE:   16 / 20

There may be no better pedigree than the irrepressible talent of chef Kate Fay and the dashing skills of owner/host Jeremy Turner. Floor meister Brad Sullivan completes the winning trifecta. Cibo is like your first love: the mere mention of the name makes your heart flutter. These long- time pros know how to deliver an experience that extends way beyond the meal itself – and that meal is reassuringly spectacular. You seriously cannot bypass Kate’s rock-star banh mi. Or Fay’s glorious fish of the day. Make sure you stay for the legendary pavlova. The wine list has some hefty big-hitters, and a multitude of local tastes worth exploring. After more than two decades in the game, they’re still polishing, rather than resting on, their laurels here in Parnell. The very act of writing this review sparks a desire to return. Today.

IN BRIEF: A grand and gorgeous Parnell dame