Ciano
Ciano
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Ciano

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cianonyc.com/
  • Phone: 2129828422
  • Hours of Operation:
    Hours of Operation

    Lunch Hours:

    Monday-Friday: 11:45am-2:30pm

    Dinner Hours:

    Monday: 5pm-1030pm
    Friday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11pm



    Closed Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Shea Gallante
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Wine Room:
    Accommodations for up to 26 Guests

    Main Dining Room:
    Accommodations for up to 100 Guests
  • Private Party Contact: Moe Rosa 2129828422
  • Special Events: The Wine Room - Accommodations for up to 26 guests
    The Main Dining Room - Accommodations for up to 100 guests

    Private Events Coordinator:

    Moe Rosa

    moe@cianonyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 22nd Street & Park Avenue
  • Public Transit: MTA N & R Trains to 23rd Street
    MTA 6 Train to 22nd Street
    MTA F & B Train to 23rd Street
    Path Train to 23rd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: After 6 pm Street Parking Available at no charge on 22nd Street between Broadway and Park Avenue
A word from Ciano
Sam Sifton, NY Times Review

There are two remarkable things going on at Ciano.

The first is Mr. Gallante’s food, which is ambitious, beautiful and flavor packed, a kind of Italian home cooking made grand and attractive, rich as Berlusconi, not as oily. It is less precious, less purposefully fancy, less aggressively upscale than what he was putting forth at Cru.

For the second remarkable thing about Ciano, named for the Tuscan hill town Montepulciano, is its wine list and, as important, the manner in which its grapes are served.

NEW YORK TIMES Best of 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/dining/sam-siftons-top-10-new-restaurants-of-2011.html

NEW YORK MAGAZINE Best of 2011
http://nymag.com/restaurants/wheretoeat/2012/best-new-restaurants/

Wall Street Journal
http://blogs.wsj.com/wine/2011/02/07/half-a-good-idea/

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Ciano reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Worth a try
    PeterVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    The food is prepared, and presented, with great care. The pappardelle with duck bolognese was a knockout; the pan roasted branzino was also exceptional; the veal meatball appetizer should not be skipped and the only item that was not memorable was the chicken for two which lacked the great flavoring everything else we enjoyed included. Service is a little spotty in that they seem to be missing when you really are looking for help and then everywhere when there is no call for help. Worth a try
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • All was well until our entrée
    shiptoshore
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    All was well until our entrée of Giannone Chicken For 2 Baked in a Clay Pot arrived. There was nothing about this rubbery boneless skinless chicken breast, served over some mangled cauliflower, that would ever give the impression that had ever been, "Baked in a Clay Pot." Let alone with in 100 feet of one! All this was not helped by a total lack of any flavor. What a disappointment!
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  • We liked the low light and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    We liked the low light and low noise level. The fireplace is charming and the food very good.
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • I would like to express disappointm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2013
    I would like to express disappointment with a lunch visit today with 3 of my co-workers from Baruch College. About a two years ago we took one of today's group members for her birthday (there were 6 of us that time) and we were tremendously impressed with the food and thoughtful service. Today, it was as if we were visiting a different place entirely. The service was especially slow and inattentive. The restaurant wasn't even 25% full so I'm not sure why the staff was as lax as they were. Simple things like Parmesan cheese, took asking twice for it before it arrived for our main course. I asked for it for my first course (Tuscan Bean Casserole) and it never came at all. I also had to ask twice for a replacement bread basket. The m
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  • it's a shame, but this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    it's a shame, but this place is operating like it is struggling. half empty. quiet. menu items finished yet restaurant empty. but the food is still excellent and their policy of selling great half bottles is great. they need to try and find ways to fill the restaurant.
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  • Concerned diner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    The consistency of this restaurant is in question. Portion size, service and more importantly the quality of food has been inconsistent during the 3 times I have dined here. This is also the consensus of my other dining companions as well. Our last 2 experiences were entrees that were served luke warm and swimming in oil and butter. Quality control anyone!
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  • Loved this restaurant. Nothing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/19/2013
    Loved this restaurant. Nothing to criticize at all!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Wine list overpriced. Noise
    nytraveler
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Wine list overpriced. Noise level made conversation uncomfortable. Service was erratic, with push to add elements (double pasta portion, for example)to pump up bill. The very good food compensated for some of the above, but not wholly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I had eaten here the week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    I had eaten here the week before...raved to friends and decided to came back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time at Ciano for a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    First time at Ciano for a business lunch. The diver scallops were delicious! Services was attentive but not obtrusive. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Beautiful room. The food was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/16/2013
    Beautiful room. The food was good to very good, but had too small a sample to make a final determination. I want this place to be better and will go back and try other things.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I had a delicious lunch of
    Cherp
    Dined on 4/8/2013
    I had a delicious lunch of duck tortellini as well as beet salad. I appreciated the fact that several menu options could be ordered as either an appetizer portion or as an entree portion. My friend also enjoyed a tasty panna cotta. Service was solicitous and unobtrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Poor wine list and average meal.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Pros: Waitstaff and service. Fireplace Cocktails (especially the negroni) Cons: Wine List was pretty terrible. Only 2 whites and reds by the glass. White wine by the bottle was about 4-5 whites and Reds where 10-12. Prices started @ $65+ and the selection of wines was pretty poor for those prices. Burrata appetizer was weird. They took a perfectly shaped burrata, mashed it with parmesan cheese and herbs and then served it. Looked nasty. Soppressata appetizer was uneventful. It was spicy and tasted like pepperoni on a pizza. Leg of lamb had promise. Flavors where there, a bit tough but the side veggies where cooked right. I did not try other dishes but for a first impression i would not go back. There's so many other restauran
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  • Have been to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Have been to this restaurant several times. Food is solidly good. But the ambiance of the restaurant has changed, they don't make you feel as special or welcome as they once did. I found service to be adequate, nothing special. With the great number of restaurants in this category, there is nothing that would make me return to ciano.
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  • Such a great restaurant.
    pastaloverVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Such a great restaurant. Got to sit upstairs last night which I never even knew excited... so pretty and quiet. The specials are always amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A real winner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 4/6/2013
    Outstanding! It was my wife's birthday so we wanted something non hectic but still special ant this was the place. Food and service are excellent. The wine list is short but some definite winners.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Terrific meal- great food
    Lusez
    Dined on 4/2/2013
    Terrific meal- great food especially the astonishingly delicious meatballs! Very good service and good vibe in the room!
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  • Having read review after review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Having read review after review raving about the Veal Meatballs my expectations were set quite high and I was not disappointed.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Not nearly as good as in the
    jayworthVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Not nearly as good as in the past....food no longer outstanding & service spotty..overcrowded & not comfortable..no need to return...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EXCELLENT VEAL MEATBALLS AND
    FOODIEVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2013
    EXCELLENT VEAL MEATBALLS AND HOME PROSCIUTTO. TAGLIATELLE ALSO EXCELLENT
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    fit for foodies
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  • Wine Rip Off
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Beware of how wine is sold. Don't tell me a restaurant with an excellent reputation will only serve wine by the glass if bottles are opened. Your only option is buy a half bottle. It a rip off ploy. However, if you don't drink wine, and want either a cocktail or beer the food is very good.
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  • The food was spectacular!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    The food was spectacular! I had the rainbow beet salad, siamese ravioli and creamy polenta. The bread was warm - right out of the fireplace - and delicious. The atmosphere was quite nice. The only problem I had was that it was a little too dark to read the menu comfortably. The waiter helped out though, and brought his flashlight to the rescue!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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  • estaba muy contento de ir
    jose
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    estaba muy contento de ir para restaurant pero cuando llegamos a ya no era lo que esperamos muy mal atencino por el mecero la comida ok no podia ver el menu porque era muy oscuro le pedi que subiera la intensida de la luz y mecero dijo que no no lo que esperaba
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Many people probably think
    tarragon
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    Many people probably think that this restaurant is very good. However, although this may be idiosyncratic, The particular tastes just don't truly appeal to me. I feel they are just a bit lacking in terms of deliciousness. Admittedly, I am a tough critic but do know what tastes really good to me. It is a lovely, aestheticlly pleasing restaurant.
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Recommended to us by friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Recommended to us by friends who live in Manhattan as their favorite restaurant. Great ambiance, lovely menu, attentive and pleasant service. You won't be disappointed.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The food at Ciano was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    The food at Ciano was very good but the service was extrememly disappointing. I would love to say that I will eat there again but I would be hard pressed to return due to the overall service throughout the night. I went for a birthday dinner and it was highly recommeded. Drink orders were slow, food orders were slower, wines listed were not available, etc. It was quite an expensive meal and the service was not at all on par with the quality of the food.
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  • Food was delicious. Went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Food was delicious. Went with another couple and you didn't have to scream to converse. Lovely ambiance. Would definitely go back
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Great atmosphere, excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    Great atmosphere, excellent service, outstanding food! A must in NYC!
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • This was our second visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    This was our second visit to Ciano. Wonderful service and an incredible meal. Ciano is a little pricey, particularly drinks but for a special occasion, well worth it. We will be back.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Wow, what an experience!
    BethVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2013
    Everything was fabulous! Food, wine, service. We wanted to lick our plates, but that would not have been appropriate in this very classy restaurant! We found it from a recent Food & Wine magazine article. Wow, so happy we did.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, hot spot
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  • overpriced food & wine--my
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    overpriced food & wine--my second time there--seems to have gone downhill since visiting last winter
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  • Nothing surprising, nothing
    happyVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    Nothing surprising, nothing to write home about. Good food, good ambience, high prices.
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  • Romance is in the air
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    The thing we noticed first about the restaurant was its ambiance. Lighted candles and a dealer setting made for a very romantic dinner. Once seated, we also noticed that our waitress was very nice and throughout the meal she made sure out experience was a favorable one. Lastly, the food (whole reason for being there) was great. I would definitely suggest the lamb, veal meatballs, and duck bolagnase as a few items to try. Very very good. Would definitely recommend this place if you have the money to spend.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Packaged Romance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    The food was delicious and the atmosphere pleasant for a nice romantic evening. My main complaint is that the food came too fast. The servers were very professional, but you could tell they wanted us out in time for the late sitting. Practically as soon as we ordered our first course arrived, with no pauses between successive courses. All in all a pleasant experience, but one that felt a little packaged.
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    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Average food - outrageous prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Average food. Outrageous prices. Prix fixed menu was a rip off
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My wife and I had dinner on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    My wife and I had dinner on St. Valentine's Day. The service was friendly and knowledgable, but intermittent which was understandable given the volume they had that day. Creative food, presented well, in a nice, warm setting.
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    romantic
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  • An outstanding meal in a gracious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    An outstanding meal in a gracious dining room. Will look forward to my next visit.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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  • Excellent food and great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 2/12/2013
    Excellent food and great atmosphere. The luncheon special is unbeatable in terms of price, selection and quality at $20 for first, second courses plus desert!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • Very friendly staff and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/6/2013
    Very friendly staff and service was excellent. Everyone seemed happy that you were dining with them and the host Roberto was on top of everything being done. Their half bottle wine approach is something every restaurant should adopt, as it allows two people to select different wines or share different wines with different parts of the meal. Atmosphere is wonderful!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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  • Excellent food but limited
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Excellent food but limited menu choices. Top notch service. Evening made even better by superior wine service and knowledgable sommelier.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate