Ciao Baby Restaurant & Lounge - Massapequa
Ciao Baby Restaurant & Lounge - Massapequa

Ciao Baby Restaurant & Lounge - Massapequa

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ciaobabyrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 5167995200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Wednesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
    Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
    Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We'll bring our family food to your house making any Italian dish you desire.
  • Private Party Contact: Frank Cammarata 5167995200x
  • Special Events: Monday & Wednesday: $19.95 Trio of Macaroni
    Tuesday: $24.95 Chef Tasting Menu
    Wednesday: $10 Unlimited Wine Tasting
    Thursday: $15 3-Course Ladies Night Menu, Open Bar from 8:00pm-9:00pm.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Block Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking in the rear of restaurant and valet on the weekends.
A word from Ciao Baby Restaurant & Lounge - Massapequa
Our Goal is to have you re-visit days past. We invite you into our house where everyone is treated like family. Enjoy great food, great wine , great music and great company while you stroll down memory lane with style and simplicity.
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Ciao Baby Restaurant & Lounge - Massapequa reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.9
    Service4.8
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (7)fit for foodies (6)special occasion (6)kid-friendly (3)neighborhood gem (3)romantic (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Huge portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    If you go I just recommend that you bring a few friends and an empty stomach.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dining
    Jnycfoodie
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Had a birthday here recently with a party of 12. The staff were super friendly and attentive. The food was on point. I highly recommend this restaurant, you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful all around
    LisaNY
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We recently went with a group of seven for a birthday celebration. The food was outstanding. Two "double" platters were more than enough food for us. We had Nonna's meat platter (which had baseball sized meatballs!) and the spinach ravioli. Delicious! You have to try to trio of calamari appetizer!!! It's the best I've ever had! The service was great, and they didn't try to rush us out on a Friday night. We had a most enjoyable time! Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good dining experience
    Otis
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Service and food was great..prices and portions were spot on.. Overall great night out
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    Wonderful
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Once again Ciao baby's in Massapequa was my choice for my birthday and I couldn't have asked for any better!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food5
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4.8
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 341 reviews are from the Ciao Baby Restaurant & Lounge - Massapequa reviews archive.
  • granny8
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Never disappointed. Food is delicious and the prices are great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Big portions!
    dm12
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    This was our first time to Ciao Baby but heard only good things. We were not disappointed, that's for sure. The portions are huge, and the food was delicious. Service was great! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Birthday celebration place
    alitro
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We went there for my sons 15th birthday. The food is great and there is TONS of it. Portions are gigantic and delicious! The glasses of wine a re huge too! A great place to take the family for a fun time
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mothers Day Brunch
    Debi
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We could not have been more disappointed with our Mothers Day Brunch. The bill was over $400 for a cold buffet breakfast and 1 mimosa each(2 people didn't even have a drink) the buffet was minimal and nothing was labeled. My parents had no idea why they were eating. It was such a disappointment. It used to be a good place for dinner, but after this experience, I would never go back. They also added a 20% gratuity which was so wrong since we helped ourselves! So overpriced and not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    LT1017
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I've always gone out east for Mother's Day brunch. Since I moved closer to Nassau County, I decided to try some place a little closer that offered a buffet type brunch. I was so pleased to learn that Ciao Baby did just that. I've eaten dinner there (Massapequa once and Commack many times) and have never been disappointed. The food is amazing. The brunch was so disappointing. The food was cold, and the selection was poor. Most brunches offer at least a Mimosa at no extra cost. I have crossed Ciao Baby off my list for brunch next year; I will take a 45 minute to an hour's drive and will go out east again. However, I will still eat at Ciao Baby for dinner. You always get an outstanding meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unprepared, overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I went for the Mother's Day brunch. Nothing was set up at the time our reservation was set. Had to wait nearly a half hour before they were ready, and then customers scrambled around the awful buffet line set-up...plates came before hot food, but not cereals and bagels for some reason. Felt like an idiot standing on line with bagels in hand, waiting for a plate. I was shocked when I got the bill for what was supposed to be a "moderately priced" restaurant. Never going back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Family Dining meets Creative menu
    TurkeyMeatballGuru
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Old world style Italian dishes with creative flare. Portions are tremendous and the quality is top notch. Service is second to none. When a big family wants to sit down, eat and enjoy great food, Ciao Baby should be a big "blip" on the radar.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NOT WORTH IT
    NYCGOMOVIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    Food was over cooked and tasteless, service was non existent despite there being only 2 other tables in the dining room. Price point inflated. Not worth it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • loved the food but was rushed
    Dmasdan
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Food was terrific but we placed pour drink order, didn't even get them and were rushed for our order. We were there with friends and wanTed to relax and chat. Waiter came to our table several times wanting to take our order.ugg!!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!!!
    BaseballMom
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Food was amazing!!! Ordered a Rice ball appetizer, the Chicken Scarpariello for 2 and the eggplant lasagna. We were 4 adults and had enough food to feed at least 7 or 8 people. The ice cream volcano for dessert was truly incredible!!! The wait staff were very pleasant and accommodating. Can't wait to go back with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Big Let Down
    Hammer101
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Food was bland portions small service slow, I will not return ever, So bad wished I didn't have to pay for it when the bill came
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Got to the restaurant and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Got to the restaurant and didn't have our reservation. I even called the restaurant at 12:30 that day and they confirmed the reservation. Had to wait an hour to be seated. I have the confirmation from open table. Was disappointed that we had to wait. Could have bought us a drink at the bar while we waited for the hour. There were 8 people in our party. I made the reservation and was very embarrassed
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservation Not Honored
    expresssegundo
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I made a reservation for a particular booth and noted so in the comments section in the reservation, as one of my party has hearing issues. In addition I called the restuarant and I was told they would mark the table reserved. When I arrived I had to wait, the hostess attempted to seat my party at a table in the loudess section, when I reminded the hostess of my reservation notes she read the reservation and stated that there were no notes. When I stated I also called she got someone else who found the comments in the reservation. The hostess said that we could have another booth and proceeded to sit us in one when the manager came and arrogantly stated that the three booths that were available were reserved for VIPs.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful evening
    roddles
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Food was plentiful and delicious. Loved everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great place to eat, excellent service, great wine and happy hour drinks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved our lunch
    granny8
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We were 4 couples - Wait staff was very personable & helpful. Food was served hot & was plentiful & delicious. Everyone in the group raved over their lunch & are looking forward to going to Ciao Baby again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we were there at peak dinner
    vegandiner
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    we were there at peak dinner hour. many parties in progress, but service was still good. excellent lasagna (eggplant) and gorgonzola salad (single order of both enough for two. staff rushed but still friendly and helpful. we recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place...
    JennV
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    great food & drinks, staff was very friendly and the price for the amount of food you get is just right.... nice place for a date or to bring a group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service are always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Food and service are always good. Fun place as well
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Big Portions
    expresssegundo
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Great place If you are a couple I sugest sharing an appetizer and entree, as the portions are huge
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ciao Baby!
    BasoredVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    What can I say That I haven't said already about this place. I had a party of four which started at the bar for a few cocktails then off to a table for a feast. One of my favorite Italian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Pleasant Surprise
    BP1946
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The only negative was when making the reservation through Open Table, I was asked if this was my first visit to this restaurant? I answered yes, and when we were taken to our table it was right in front of the kitchen, about 6 feet away. When we politely expressed our dismay with the table location it was quickly rectified. We (my wife and two daughters) were pleasantly surprised with the service and the food. Usually when restaurants offer such an abundance of food...it tends to be somewhat bland and tasteless. This was not the case with Ciao Baby. Though we over ordered not realizing how big the portions actually were, we had no complaints with the quality of the food. It was quite tasteful and we found service very good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • terrible service
    megsnmike
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We had our reservation at caio baby for 9:45pm on valentines day, when I arrived the restaurant was packed which I knew would be expected since it was valentines say. I gave my name to the hostess and was told they were behind and it would be a 25 min wait, I said no problem so my wife and I waited by bar. The name Mike was constantly called so we had to go up and check at least 3-4x to see if it was for us. FINALLY at approx 10:50pm well after the 25 min wait time we were given we got our seats. Once at the table we had two servers, the young lady Ava was very nice however her partner who never introduced himself and also didn't write down any of our order which cost us a salad that was given to us.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Bad with reservations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    When I went in on Valentine's Day night with my reservation, they told me that their online reservations had been disabled for over a week. Really? Then pull down the website! My party and several other parties had to have an extensive wait time tacked on to our reservations. It was over an hour and a half past my original reservation time before I was seated. It was a horrible night for this to happen.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was fair, it was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The service was fair, it was valentines day so it was busy. Food was not very good but very big portions, except I didn't want to eat my leftovers the following days.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food, generous portions
    krzy4myboyz
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Excellent food, generous portions and outstanding service brings us back to Ciao Baby again and again. Whether a large group or a simple party of 2 we always leave pleased, full and with leftovers to take home.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Usually I don't have to make
    Nicki
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Usually I don't have to make a reservation but on a Friday night for my boyfriend's birthday I wanted to make sure we got a table. Not really sure why I just didn't call up and reserve, but decided to use Open Table this time and for some reason there was no reservation under my name. I don't know if that's fault on Open Table or the restaurant but luckily they were able to seat us anyway.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We're happy and well fed
    WellFed
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Our group of 10 had a central table, which despite its location, was not noisy. The waitstaff was attentive, but I do wonder why they do that "not writing it down" thing with your order, when they can't remember it when they get to the kitchen. This happened twice (on my previous visit, too). Food is well prepared, and on Thursdays is a very good value, too.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Experience
    1234
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    The service was attentive. Food was was cooked well and the portions were quite large and were enough to take home for a second meal. This place is known for its large portions. There are options for smaller plates available as well. This is a fun place and is good for parties but not quiet if you are looking for a romantic experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Serice is exceptional
    JayB
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Had a great time, food was excellent and the service was top notch. Kid friendly, but I'm talking about tweens and above. It's not a Friendly's. For people and kids who can appreciate a good meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very happy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Our party of 5 had a great time.....the food was delicious and plentiful. We were all very happy with our experience. One of our servers, Sara H, was phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Great Ambience!
    Steve
    Dined on 12/3/2013
    Just left Ciao Baby Massapequa and couldnt be more thrilled. The service was impeccable. Henry and Steve did everything necessary for my fiance and I to have a great time. The food was great. We had a Riceball for an appetizer. That thong is huge! Next up was the Skirt Steak and Sea Bass. Yum to both. We almost didn't get dessert because we were too full, but we couldn't pass up the icebox cake. We both can't wait to return with friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not to good
    Puckstopper
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    Calamari appetizer was pretty good. Ordered Pasta with Shrimp. Pasta was overcooked. Shrimp were tiny. Chicken Scarpiello was fair. Of course portions were massive. I would not go back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Atmopshere
    YoungSmith53
    Dined on 11/29/2013
    My Wife and I went on Black Friday after an Islanders game and it was the most amazing food and atmopshere we have been around. The food portions were huge and the wait staff was more than helpful with our orders and drinks. It was a bit loud, but nothing too overbearing. I would love to go back again the next time we are in Long Island.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • honestly? disappointed
    TRAVELGIRLVIP
    Dined on 11/20/2013
    with all the hype this place gets, i was expecting more. the chilean sea bass was overcooked and my linguine w/cherry peppers and baby shrimp was only "good" because the pasta was homemade. items are way overpriced because they think it's family-style. i assure you, the two entrees listed above were not family-style portions - although they would be considered somewhat "generous." still, nothing worth the price we paid. i won't be back. it's too bad. seems like a big crowd goes here.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet