By Maureen Hart
Sibio’s Restaurant has been feeding its loyal patrons since 1974. The business, located at 1240 Quincy Avenue in Dunmore, is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year with special menus and the usual warm welcome from the three Sibio brothers, Albert, David and Bob.
The restaurant was founded by their parents, Bernadine Sibio and the late Albert Sibio, who met when they were just young teenagers working at the New Delaware Cafe, then a big diner on Lackawanna Avenue. Al worked in various eateries during the 1950s and 60s, before opening his namesake restaurant.
Albert Sr. passed away in 2015, but Bernadine, the matriarch, still lives above the restaurant and even does some light bookkeeping in order to keep active in the business.
Two of their sons, Albert and Bob, graduated from the Culinary Institute of America. As children, they lived above the business, and Bob recalls making salads for the restaurant since he was 13 years old.
In 1993, the restaurant had become so busy that the Sibio family decided to expand and double the size of the establishment.
In an interview earlier this week, Bob Sibio mentioned that despite changes in the menu and decor, the family works very hard to maintain the same quality, consistency, and value to their loyal customers.
To celebrate this special anniversary, Sibio’s is featuring dinner specials for $19.74 on Wednesdays and Fridays. For that price, customers can choose between a soup or salad, five different entrees, and then top it off with dessert.
On Tuesdays, Sibio’s features $6 martinis and $5 flatbreads.
“Customers seem to be enjoying for these specials, and we hope even more people will stop by and celebrate with us,” Bob said.