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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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Bowling Green, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

Very good Italian. The shrimp fettuccini was wonderful. Service was good. Can't complain about anything.

Thank Brenda J
Lenexa, Kansas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

After a nice day of sightseeing along Lido Key, Longboat Key, and Anna Maria Island, we decided that we were in the mood for Italian. The sun had set and we were on 789 heading south back to Lido Key. Asking the old iPhone for a recommendation for a nearby Italian restaurant, Siri recommended Ciao Italia. We pulled up the... More 

1 Thank Bret O
Longboat Key, Florida
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125 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Ciao is our "go to" Italian restaurant because the food is always good and the meals are consistently good. I almost always order the linguine with clams, my favorite, and this meal is always excellent. The flavors are perfect The grouper is fantastic as well as the pasta staples. The décor is pleasant, the service is friendly. Once the snow... More 

1 Thank rm209
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

I thought I was crazy because I called and just asked if we could order some pizza for pick up and he gave me a website that didn't lead to anything other than a lead generation website. Then my husband called back and the guy was equally rude to him and my husband who is completely laid back and patient... More 

3 Thank Stacy K
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Arrived late on my first night in town. Staff made me feel quite welcome and did not try to rush me. Shrimp were huge and delicious. Place is very cozy and intimate, but laid back.

Thank Diane N
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Smaller restaurant with a great menu. We took our seven and four year old there for pizza. We loved the pizza, had a great Caesar salad as well. It is right next door to the lazy lobster. We will do it again next time on LBK. The wait staff was very attentive and did a great job.

Thank Charles D
Longboat Key, Florida
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Wonderful to have a family owned business doing well by providing a fine consist and food. Highly recommend

Thank Marty-LBK
Sun City Center, Florida
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2015

Italian food was delicious. So much so, that we went back a second night. The portions are very large and we had to take home part of the meal. Very good service, quiet and peaceful.

Thank daily166bus
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The cuisine and prices were mid-range. Our dinners were just so-so, but we would go back and try something different next time.

Thank elizmartin
Sarasota, Florida
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

Nice green salad. Entrees were .a cut above high-school cafeteria, but not by much. The wine is cheap plonk. Friendly service and modest prices

Thank Robert G

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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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
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?