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Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts
+1 869-466-3735
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good28%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Restaurant Hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The restaurant is not much to look at but the food is ok. We were warned to only order pasta or pizza and both were very good and we enjoyed our meal. No atmosphere to speak of but nice food.

Thank Vicki P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered meat balls to bring to our room with us and we got charged $21.00 US for 5 tiny meatballs. I can only image what it would cost for a full meal.More

1  Thank jasmindakota
Ciao45, Owner at ciao, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I sincerely apologize and so sorry for you being charged so much for the order of meat balls, it was a mistake from our staff as she chaged you for the whole order of spaghetti meat ball. As you paid cash we had no ways...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It felt like we were entering the twilight zone. The owners, an older Italian couple were both there. The husband sat at a table in the bar area and the wife ran through a memorized list of specials. We ordered a bottle of Acqua Panna,...More

1  Thank xTraveLoverx
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We had a fabulous meal at Ciao as always. the owner makes fresh pasta daily. We were sad to find out that the owners lost their St marten restaurant which they had for 25+ years. For all that have been to Ciao please remember to...More

Thank manyvacations
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Reviewed 13 March 2018 via mobile

Make sure the will accept your credit card Looks like they want cash to avoid paying taxes Made all kinds of excuses nut not legitimateMore

2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Ciao45, Owner at ciao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning: Sir, Here I am to clarify what you wrote about our Restaurant. We do have two Credit Cards machines: One in EXD (East Carribbean Dollar, local currency) and the other one in US$ I presume that the night you dined by us we...More

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We walked to Ciao from the Marriot. We had lobster ravioli and salmon pasta. Great food - ok atmosphere.

Thank Stacey E
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Going to Caio used to be one of the high points of a trip to St Kitts. I don't know if it has been sold to new owners, but instead of heavenly, silken pasta with wonderful sauce we got vegetable lasagna made with frozen peas...More

2  Thank Joyce B
Reviewed 23 February 2018

The good thing is that the owners are "real Italians from Italy" the bad thing (for them) is that I am too and the food provided looked like a microwavable meal you can find in any Italian supermarket. Pasta was especially gross, totally overcooked and...More

2  Thank Mario P
Ciao45, Owner at ciao, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am really sorry that the meal was not enjoyed, I wished you had told me and I apologize for the inconvenience. Have a pleasant day. Ilde

Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

The food and service are OK but I think it’s expensive for what it is. Two main courses, couple glasses of wine each - $90.

Thank dk011
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Do not go. Do not waste your money, time or energy. This has to be one of the worst places I've even been to, and I've been to 41 countries. I can't believe they think that they're worthy of having a restaurant. Do not go.

2  Thank NancyCarolLifton1995
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Janice M
2 February 2016|
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Response from StrugglingGolfer | Reviewed this property |
It is less than a ten minute walk --- in the area is a liquor store plus Rams mini grocery store and 3-4 other restaurants. But don't limit yourself to walking restaurants as some just a short taxi ride away are well worth... More
Julie R
23 December 2015|
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Response from Peter F | Reviewed this property |
Doubt it. They have some decent wine at a good price. We drank some Chilean merlot for $26 a bootle. It was very drinkable.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  St. Kitts  >  Basseterre
  • Phone Number: +1 869-466-3735
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