Ceglie is one of the oldest cities in Puglia. Kailia was his name for the Messapi and Caelium for the Romans. The remains of the surrounding walls and the 100 steps («li ciènd scalùn») from which the acropolis was accessed are still visible. The Cibus restaurant is located in the alleys of the historic center, in an ancient 15th-century convent. The stone rooms, with lime-painted arches, host the reign of Lillino Silibello, a sincere and kind person, with a deep culture of food and food and wine traditions of his land. Since 1994, the year it opened, the kitchen has been entrusted to Giovanna, her daughter Filomena and Angela Nigro; Lillino and his wife Angela Amico take care of the room and of the thousands of other tasks that Cibus involves. More than a restaurant, Cibus is a place of knowledge. Every single recipe is the result of continuous research on the possibilities of matching among the countless, exceptional products that the territory offers. Lillino has the surprising ability to make all his guests feel involved in a joyful sensory and spiritual experience that is born at his table; the passion with which he transmits information on the ingredients, the animosity with which he discusses the gastronomic trends of the moment, the pleased and attentive smile with which he listens to the comments and the astonished reactions of his guests; all this, like the great cuisine, makes Cibus an unforgettable experience.
Cuisines Italian, Mediterranean
Restaurant Type Fine dining, Elegant & Chic
Cuisine Styles Vegetarian, Vegan, Raw Food Cuisine, Gluten Free, Seafood
Services Terrace, Smoking Area, Disabled access, Outdoor Seating, Air-Conditioning
Payment Options Cash, Visa, American Express, Mastercard