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Ciao Italia Casual Italian

5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-0010
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (109 reviews)
“meatballs” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This place has the atmosphere of a funeral parlor! Service came without so much a smirk let alone a smile so thankfully the food is OK. Good pizzas and huge portions of decent pasta. Don't bother with the cannoli - it's awful. Not expensive and...More

Thank piemaster1961
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is small. Service was quick, friendly, and excellent. Several locals dining in and getting carry-out. There were few wines by the glass, but at $6.50, I was satisfied! My meal, and others around me, were generous. I had to get a to-go box....More

Thank CarolMemphis4
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Always consistently good. One of the best Caesar salads around. Wonderful chicken and veal piccata. Pizza is excellent. Casual family dining.

Thank jlrw524
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Had pizzas and meal. Both excellent and reasonable value. Very secluded and can be hard to find but would recommend.

Thank DMcC27b
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is nice. We had dinner at 7:30pm and had the whole restaurant for us. Service was perfect. Portion on dishes were bigger than the average restaurants. Pasta were good choice. We will be back next year.

Thank crsmia
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Dined on a Wednesday at 6pm. Early bird just finished so the place was busy but emptying out. The staff seemed rushed but efficient. The restaurant is small with indoor & outdoor seating. The menu has all the typical Italian fare as well as pizza,...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Very small looks like family owned quaint restaurant. The portions are huge so we shared. The kitchen split for us without any issues or trying to change for splitting. I hate it when restaurants do that!! We had a seafood pasta. My granddaughter loved hers...More

Thank Gayle L
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

We have dined at Ciao Italia on several occasions over the past few years. We have always enjoyed our meals. The last two visits we had the lasagna and it was delicious. Service has always been very good. We will be back.

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The food is really terrible here. A much better m one is to go to Publix and buy prepared food and take it home. I am not saying that the Publix food is great, but it is decent. This food is not.

Thank kneel126
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Service & food wonderful! Here in Longboat Key on vacation. If we ever come back, we will definitely eat here again!!!

Thank Liz T
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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