Cibelli’s New York Pizza – Bend Oregon

2006/07/26

“It’s not New York Style Pizza…It’s New York Pizza!”

Cibelli’s on the West side of Bend has some of the best pizza in town. The other pizza joints are ok if you like only a couple toppings and small slices. If you order the 24″ pizza at Cibelli’s, you better bring your MiniVan or your SUV cause I know you have one. If not, then you’re fine cause you drive a Subaru, admit it! You’ll need the space because Cibelli’s has the largest pizza box, I swear it. Check it out:


Now, the box is impressive but check this out!



That’s right, Pepperoni, Pineapple, and Black Olive. This one is only the 18″ but it’s plenty for me. I didn’t eat the crust and I made it through 3 slices and wanted to pass out. I’m a fatty. But seriously, look at the toppings…there are toppings…and tons of them! I’ve asked for a slice of pepperoni at different places in town and I might be lucky to get two or three slices of meat.

Bend is getting pretty funny with natural and organic options and the gourmet pizzas. Places like Pizzicato and Pizza Mondo will offer the cheese and pepperoni and then they’ll have a ton of pizza’s with pesto, artichoke hearts, sundried tomatoes, spinach, and such. Look at you reading this getting all happy about your nasty sundried artichoke pesto pizza and you’re healthy ass. No one likes you.

The best part of Bend, or Deschutes County for that matter, is that while restaurants offer the organic ingredients, their to go containers are (or can be) Styrofoam. Good thing you carry a nalgene to reduce waste but you look silly walking to your Hummer carrying your Toomies lunch meal deal in a Styrofoam box. Good going.

Now Cibelli’s offers all those “crazy” ingredients if you’re interested. And they use paper plates and aluminum foil. Good stuff.

When I get a whole pie at Cibelli’s, I ask for some “love” on the side. No, it’s cool, the wife’s down with love on the side too.

Even though it’s weird to ask another dude for some love on the side, I’m secure. “Love” is their mixture of Italian ingredients that you can sprinkle on top. If you go in for just a slice or two, they have plenty of Love available on site.

I highly recommend Cibelli’s for your pizza needs. I also recommend getting some love on the side…of your pizza…to sprinkle on top…of your pizza. You’re sick.

Cibelli’s New York Pizza
318-2800 Westside
385-8646 Eastside
330-8646 Tumalo

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous August 4, 2007 at 2:04 am

Ok- I have heard this pizza is good so tried the west side place. OMG! The place is filthy! and the guys working could care less if they took your order. They eat,drink pop and scratch while making ur pizza. and is it not a health code violation for a restaurant to have it doors open? flies everywhere and the pizza is no better than Costcos. read where they were suing a new pizza place in prineville for copying them. they have nothing to copy they should be ashamed of the place.

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Anonymous August 18, 2007 at 11:05 pm

Not sure where you were ..I eat there all the time and it is ALWAYS great… the guys care about the customers and the PIZZA is awesome. As an ex- professional fottball player I have eaten in alot of pizza places, non better then Cibelli’s….

Drew

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Bend Oregon Restaurants August 21, 2007 at 6:01 am

Anonymous #1, I have to agree with Anonymous #2 (or “Drew”) and say that the West side Cibelli’s is good. I don’t find it dirty at all. All the workers wash there hands often as they prep the pizza.

And the ex-employees that have taken the Cibelli’s recipes to Prineville should have just franchised with Cibelli. Lame.

“Drew” – Sorry pal, I am not going to believe that you are Mr. Bledsoe.

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Anonymous August 29, 2007 at 5:16 am

I have lived on the west side of Bend for 4 years and have eaten at Cibelli’s at least once a week. Maybe the employees don’t say “Hi welcome to Cibelli’s” like some McDonalds worker, but they are always polite and cool. I’ll tell you this much if the world was ending tomorrow I would drive down right now and buy a huge pepperoni and sausage. It’s that good!

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Anonymous February 6, 2008 at 6:43 pm

We’ve eaten at the eastside Cibelli’s since it opened…being from N.J, we know good “New York Pizza”. But, things have changed over there at Cibelli’s! It’s absolutely filthy. The young guys can’t keep their pants up and don’t care how they flip the dough…one of the kids had it hitting his dirty pants. Even the pizza has changed…it tastes just like Costco’s; no difference except it costs more…and the cups for the beer have been reduced in size. What’s happened Frank?…too busy to check things out?

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Anonymous April 10, 2008 at 8:02 am

I have only eaten at the Tumalo Cibelli’s… it truly does have New York pizza. I say this as an ex-NYC guy. It also says right on their menu card that “products may vary” from location to location. So maybe if you don’t like the westside Bend store, try Tumalo.
The pizza rocks, and the staff is friendly and generous with toppings. Best pizza in central Oregon, hands down. Nothing Costco about it at all!

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Anonymous April 18, 2009 at 1:01 am

Best Pizza in Bend, hands down. Gotta agree about the “too cool for you” tatooed, droopy drawered slackers who work there, however. Not the model customer service workers. Place wouldn’t make it if it weren’t for the pizza.

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