Ciboteca is a gourmet market, bakery and fast-casual restaurant now open in Santa Monica. Robert Ivan or “Bobo” is co-owner and executive chef this modern Italian marketplace. The menu includes an array of panini as well as deli items, pasta dishes, salads, charcuterie and rotisserie chicken. The food here is good but the rotisserie chicken steals the show! If you like slow cooked fresh herb crusted bird this is for you! If you are in the area it is not to be missed! Perhaps most intriguing is the patisserie which features an amazing selection of cakes, tarts and cookies. Yakari Kamiya lovingly creates Japanese/Italian fusion desserts that provide a insightful glimpse of Ciboteca’s potential. Also, not to be missed is the espresso (which I’m told Bobo roasts himself). One of the best espressos I’ve had stateside!
Santa Monica, CA 90401