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Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta

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2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
+1 607-257-2233
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12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Columbia, South Carolina
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99 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ciao (pronounced CHOW) promotes itself for wood-fired pizza and pasta. My friends and I never got past the pasta which was terrific. The food was fresh, not out of cans. The clams (in red sauce) I enjoyed were still in their shells! Good bread. One friend had chicken and another calzone. Everybody was happy.

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Thank MarionPaw
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been there twice for lunch and the staff are very friendly - service was great and the food was delish!

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Thank Gerry K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I ate here, on a recommendation. The place was packed, and we were still quickly seated. Our service was top notch. The food was delicious! Chicken parm and Penne Capri were both delicious, with large portions. We will definitely be back!

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Thank melissa1679
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Melissa1679, Thank you for taking the time to review us and to spread the word about your experience at Ciao! Great comments such as yours really makes us stand out! Hopefully we will see you both here again soon! Sincerely, Bill Oechslin Manager More 

Staten Island, New York
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479 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was travelling for work and I rely on my Trip Advisor app to recommend good locations to dine. This came restaurant was highly rated. Upon arrival the parking lot was packed. A good sign. I was able to get a seat at the bar as I was dining alone. A very loud patron on his cell phone next to... More 

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Thank bbbob84
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Bbbob84, Thank you for taking the time to write about us. We are sorry that we missed the mark with your pizza and wings. We do strive to put out great food, but sometimes we do fall short on our promises. We do hope that you give us another try and that you find your pizza to be exceptional... More 

Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Family friendly. Nice bar area. Good pizza that was very tasty. Good wine list and fun place to meet friends.

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Thank K S
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear K S, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We love hearing that our guests enjoyed themselves. Come back to visit us again soon! Cheers! Bill Oechslin Manager More 

Boston
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for delicious Italian cuisine, look no further than here. Ciao has a great selection of items. My personal favorite is the chicken Parmesan. They have everything from delicious Panini sandwiches to a full dinner menu. There is also a full bar. The prices are very reasonable. A great atmosphere for family, friends or couples.

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Thank Flashbang139
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Flashbang139, Thank you for promoting our restaurant. The best advertisement we can get is from our satisfied guests. My favorite is also the Chicken Parmesan! Thank you again! Cheers! Bill Oechslin Manager More 

Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Probably our tenth visit to Ciao which is definitely one of our favorites in Ithaca. This time my wife had the Lasagna (not bad) and I had the very good Chicken Marsala. The kid's dishes are also very decent in both flavor and size.

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Thank yoavbaum
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Yoavbaum, Thank you for taking the time to review us and share your point of view with everyone. That is the best advertising we can get. Hopefully we will see you and your family again soon! Cheers! Bill Oechslin Manager More 

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We met friends from Ontario in Ithaca (as a halfway meeting place). Ciao was selected online and everyone was pleased with their food choices. Good varied menu.

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Thank Philip M
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Philip, Thank you for choosing Ciao! to visit with your friends. We love to hear that someone has dined with us for the first time, and that they enjoyed themselves. Please stop in next time you visit your friends! Cheers! Bill Oechslin Manager More 

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

What a pleasant surprise, my wife and I ventured out on a snowy Ithaca weeknight. Great service, super variety at a very fair price.

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Thank mberg56
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Mberg56, Thank you for driving out in the winter weather to dine with us. Hopefully we see you again sometime soon. Cheers! Bill Oechslin Manager More 

Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stopped in for pizza on a Saturday at lunch. The menu looked really good but we settled on the pizza - we gave our order and waited... and waited... and waited - 30 minutes in we asked about the pizza, we could see the pizza over and all we could see was the pizza chef on his phone. After... More 

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CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Sean D, We deeply apologize to you and your family for having such a bad experience with us that afternoon. This certainly is not typical for us, and we would hope that you would give us another chance to make it right. If you could, please email me directly at info@ciaoithaca.com so we can discuss your experience further. Thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 24
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-257-2233
Description
Welcome to Ciao!
Ciao! is a casual fine dining, Italian restaurant that invites all ages. We specialize in Italian food with an authentic Tuscan flare.

We also offer artisan pizzas that are hand-crafted and cooked to order in our wood-fired oven, which is visible throughout that restaurant. The pizzas and pastas are specially crafted, and everything we serve is made from the highest quality ingredients and is all made in-house.

The ambiance and décor has a distinct personality that sets a mood for high-energy fun and entertainment.

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