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Ciao Italia Casual Italian

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5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-0010
16:30 - 22:00
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Oxford, Michigan
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best Italian food on Longboat Key. Get the Sinatra pizza. Great lasagna. Small cozy and casual dining.

Thank gschassbur
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good authentic Italian food, adequate wine and beer selection, genuinely friendly, helpful and accommodating service by fine waitress. If you are not particular about your pizza, it's OK, but better to go with stuffed shells or other Italian comfort food. And bring a sweater or jacket just in case (brrrrr......AC can be cold, particularly after hot Florida sun!). Doesn't look... More 

Thank marshallinphila
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a friendly place, with good food. The kind of place you can count on when you don't want to cook

Thank noralyn
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waitress was awful! And, at the end of the meal I watched her use her bare hands to pick up our pizza to put into a to-go box. YUCK. Prices are quite high, in my opinion.

Thank Elly235
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147 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I, here on vacation from the dreaded north, had a craving for a pizza and this place was close so we called in our order for take out. Well, it certainly was fast and convenient, but clearly one thing that the north has on the south is Pizza. First, all they offer is jumbo/large or small, neither... More 

Thank Hank H
Longboat Key, Florida
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ciao, due to its reasonable prices, often doesn't get the respect it deserves. Many people are just plain snobbish and wouldn't know good from bad and assume the higher the prices the better the food. Smart folks know better. Give Ciao a shot and see if you are not pleased at the food and the service. As always, it will... More 

Thank Robert V
Lilburn, Georgia
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We usually get a take out pizza here the first night we are in Longboat Key, because we've had a late lunch. I recommend this place if you want a great pepperoni pizza!

Thank lilburnite
Holbrook, New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Acceptable pizza for FL. Ate outside, which was nice. Wait staff was very friendly. Pizza took a bit long to get.

Thank Michael W
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dining on Longboat Key in season has become a nightmare. Just too crowded. But since it takes a hour to get off the key people are forced to stay and find dining on the key. They are now down to three Italian restaurants and Ciao is the smallest thus the most crowded. Do not call during evening business hours, the... More 

Thank hotel-hopper
cleveland ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed the food. Early dining is very reasonable and the portions are adequate. The pizza is very good. The wait staff is very nice and helpful. You have to wait for seating since the restaurant is small.

Thank mrsmyrn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?