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Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta

2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
+1 607-257-2233
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (134 reviews)
“arancini” (16 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 9:00 pm Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just finished a meeting at Cornell and wanted dinner. Ciao was suggested and off we went. Being Friday evening it was busy, got our buzzer and was told 20 minutes we would have a table and sure enough we did! Our server was cheerful,pleasant and...More

Thank Smoltman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was good, though my manicotti eggplant was a bit tough. The noodles and sauce still good though so I'd go again sometime.

Thank Rick F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food was pretty good if you plan on spending 2 hours to have lunch. We did wait 15 minuets for a table, we did have 2 appetizers and 2 pizzas, chicken piccata and two entree salads but service was unacceptably slow, I don’t think they...More

Thank sharronsibley
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sharron, We are sorry that you had to wait for a table and thought your service took longer than expected. While we try to stay on top of business trends, some times we get a little busier than expected, and we apologize for your...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

I love the dinner salad here. It's by far the best diner salad value in town. It's fresh, pleasant to look at and inexpensive. They have a nice wine list too. Really the menu is moderately priced. They trend to be busiest from 5 to...More

Thank Brian D
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Brian D Thank you for taking the time to give us a review. Glad you enjoy our salads and gluten-free items, and we're working on the crust, looking at various products. Thanks again, appreciate you stopping by Greg Bilinski Manager

Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Great food and great atmosphere! Happy hour bar food is great! Can’t beat the cheese pizza, wings and pepperoni rolls for the taste and the price!

Thank Polly V
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Second time visiting this restaurant. First for dinner. Second for lunch. Delicious food. Portions decent. Bread and dipping oil very good. Service good.More

Thank LorettaB1971
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Loretta, We are delighted that you chose to dine with us and wanted to come back a second time on your trip. That makes us all feel good that we are doing a good job and making people happy! We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 10 February 2018

the food is always tasty and well prepared and the service is friendly and efficient. the only problem i have is how popular it is. i try to get there early (11:30) for lunch or late (after 1;30) so I don't have to wait for...More

Thank chris k
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Chris K. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are very happy to have such loyal guests as yourself. While we do get busy at certain time, it looks as though you have mapped out what times work...More

Reviewed 6 February 2018

Wife and I chose this location on a Sat. evening. The place was very busy and we had to wait approx. 20 mins. for table space. This must be a very good place to eat in Ithaca account the building was packed. Have to agree...More

Thank Barry G
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Barry, We are very happy to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your experience at Ciao! You are right, it can get a little loud at times, which we are looking into trying to fix. Thank you very much for taking the time...More

Reviewed 1 February 2018

Brennon was our waiter---very nice, courteous and helpful the wood fired pizza was good , but not as good as I have had elsewhere the atmosphere was clean and cared for prices were reasonable overall pleasant experience

1  Thank Ourjourneyhere
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2018

Dear Ourjourneyhere. We will certainly pass along your comments to Brennon. Thank you for wanting to share about your experience with everyone, we really appreciate it. Thank you,

Reviewed 16 January 2018

Went here for lunch with 2 teenagers and we were really pleasantly surprised. The 8 inch pizza and salad combo was a great value. The restaurant was crowded but with ample seating. Our waiter was attentive and the service was good. The best part -...More

Thank Memmett
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Dear Memmett, Thank you very much for dining with us, and for wanting to share about your experience. We love to hear good comments about our food and service. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Cheers, Bill Oechslin Manager

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Questions & Answers
11 April 2016|
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Response from Judy M | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not a chain restaurant..... However the owner has another restaurant called the Boat Yard (located downtown Ithaca).
29 August 2015|
Response from CarmD59 | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain. I was a patron and did not use Amex.
Kevin B
28 August 2015|
Response from BoatYardGrill | Property representative |
Kevin, Please use our convenient same day phone ahead seating option. You would simple call the day that you want to dine with us, you would place your name on our phone ahead list to reuse your wait time. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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
  • E-mail
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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