Ciao By Villaggio

Ciao By Villaggio

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ciaobyvillaggio.com/
  • Phone: 317-733-3600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Risoli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Our flexible ability to provide you with the finest event, your imagination can run wild as we offer every service possible . You can work with our concept design team to plan the event concept of your dreams. We can supply linens, flatware, silverware, stemware, centerpieces, flowers, and motif ideas, decorations, clean-up just to name a few. We can accommodate off site events for your corporate affair of up to 350 people. Weddings, rehearsal dinners in the restaurant of up to 200 people. Or a small intimate gathering at your home of 10 people.

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ciao By Villaggio
Welcome to Ciao By Villaggio where Elevated, Innovative, Italian lives. Established in 2003, we have an enduring reputation for providing comfortable elegant dining. Though we provide a finer dining atmosphere, we pride ourselves on accommodating any style of dress and personality.


Ciao By Villaggio is a comfortable and casual Italian dining spot. Guests can feel right at home in shorts and a t-shirt and still be able to have a fine dining experience. Located in the heart of Zionsville, 15 minutes from downtown, 10 minutes from Brownsburg and only 7 minutes from Carmel, we are sure dining with Ciao By Villaggio will be a weekly occurrence.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeigborhood Gem
Ciao By Villaggio reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (31)special occasion (27)fit for foodies (20)romantic (19)notable wine list (13)great for outdoor dining (12)good for groups (9)kid-friendly (6)scenic view (6)hot spot (4)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Service was excellent
    Zville
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our first time back at Cioa in a couple of years. Ciao is very nice inside, friendly, and the service was really excellent. The food was OK, but not amazing. The caprese salad was a little strange- very cold (refrigerated?) and instead of simply olive oil, balsamic vinegar, basil, salt and pepper it had some kind of strange dressing between the tomatoes and cheese. OK, but, not amazing. Both entrees were OK (shrimp and a pasta dish with pancetta). The shrimp was cooked nicely and the pasta tasty enough. Service was the star!
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  • Service
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything about our experience was excellent except for our server, while the service was good, we could not slow her down and felt very rushed. I explained that we were in NO hurry but that didn't seem to help. My wife and I choose restaurants for the whole dining experience; food, cocktails, wine and conversation. We will definitely return but hope for a more leisurely dinner next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for Zionsville
    Kelly
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This restaurant was a nice new place for Zionsville, and the food was definitely better than expected. The ambiance was good in the room with the fireplace, but in the other room left a little to be desired. The service was good.
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  • In need of presentation skills
    HonestFoodCritic
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I'm astonished by the 4-5 stars other people have given this restaurant. They must either work at the restaurant, or not get out much. On their best day, this might get 3 stars, max. We started with the Caprese salad, and out came 4 small tomato slices with a hunk of mozzarella on each slice, and a small (very small) topping of basil on each. This was presented on a large white dinner plate with nothing else on it. No balsamic dressing swirls or basil leaves, or anything to spice up the presentation. Just 4 lumps of tomato/mozzarella. For an "Italian" restaurant, they should be embarrassed. Food tasted like Chef Boyardee. The wines by the glass were the smallest I have ever had as well. Not going back anytime soon.
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  • John
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Very good selection of dishes - the 4 of us had all different. Server Emma was great and took care of us very well. All food was prepared superbly. Disserts were too large - needed a warning to consider splitting, but "take home" box made for snack next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Matt
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food was very good, and our server was on top of everything. Good place to go if you're in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    great Italian spot in artsy little town. Well prepared food limited menu so they can produce an excellent product.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner. Menu was interesting. Food was timely and excellent. Tables were not crammed together.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Fantastic find
    heatherm
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Service from Tim was beyond compare. Excellent experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Experience
    Foodie6950
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Our service was outstanding and the food was excellent. The bread served with the dipping oil was very good and one could easily fill up on that alone. Tim, our server, is knowledgeable in detail about each dish. We could not decide upon an appetizer and allowed Tim to choose for us. It was outstanding. Again for dinner, I was undecided and I was pleased with the selection he made for me. The service was excellent, the food was excellent, and the ambiance was lovely. It's a bit on the pricey side but for a special occasion, it is well worth it. I texted some friends that night and said we would have to get a group together to come and enjoy the variety of dishes. We would highly recommend Ciao by Villagio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall Excellent Experience
    MikeP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food and wine selections were first rate, but what set our evening apart was the service staff. Our waiter made the evening - helpful with the menu and wine selections and always prompt when needed. We definitely would recommend this establishment if you are looking for a very good Italian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Perfection!
    JoeD
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our experience at Ciao by Villagio was just as perfect as it was the many other times we've dined there. It is truly a small town gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    HRH1
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This was our third visit to Ciao and it is always delicious! We will definitely keep visiting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place!
    KulerfullVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Neighborhood gem! service was great, food was outstanding. Nice wine list too! Kids were made to feel welcome. Business casual was the norm but jeans would work here too.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We returned after an absence of several years and found the food to be better than ever. And the service was impeccable. Don't know why we stayed away for so long, but will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Italian dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    First time dining at Ciao - service was wonderful. Accommodated a wide range of tastes - including vegetarian needs and kids. Enjoyed every bit of the dinner from the entrees to dessert. Will definitely go ahead - highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what I expected
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was above average in quality, but not worth the fantastic food price in my opinion. The wine list seemed nice, but since I was unable to drink that day, I didn't give it a thorough examination. two appetizers, two entree's, two deserts, with two iced teas, the bill came to $85. So, if that is a reasonable amount to you for good food, I would recommend Ciao By Villagio. If that is a bit steep for your taste, there are plenty of other places that will satisfy your inner foodie for a little less.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    Onlyreviewgreatones
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We had dinner at Ciao last week and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The food was excellent, and the service was terrific. We were able to sit topside on the roof, which just added to the unique and wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • MKSB
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Had great service from Tim on an evening when there was a concert in Lincoln Park. The live music was a nice accompaniment to the great food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 329 reviews are from the Ciao By Villaggio reviews archive.
  • Food was very good but ...
    Downtowner
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Our server was very nice but did a poor job. Did not seem prepared or knowledgeable. Did not the soup of the day. Forgot to bring butter, wine took too long, constantly having to be reminded. And it was not very busy which made it more puzzling. Wine list could before robust. On the other hand food was very good from a taste perspective.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Nice Experience at Ciao
    hoosierfather
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    The food, drinks, and service at Ciao were all top rate. Their lasagna was delicious with a wonderful Bechemal creaminess. A large party of 8 sat near us during our meal and I noticed that 4 of the group also ordered the lasagna...great choice. The calamari starter, house & caesar salads were also very good....and, my wife enjoyed her manicotti entree. Our server was very pleasant and efficient. We have been to Ciao several times and have always had a very nice experience. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Louis
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    If you are looking for great Italian food in the Zionsville area look no further. Everything on the main menu is excellent as are the daily specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always . . .
    SWMIdiners2
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Always enjoy Ciao in Zionsville. Friendly owners & wait staff. Excellent food & service. Nice drinks. When in the area, do stop at Ciao for a fine evening; you'll be pleased you did dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • FoodEater
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Some of the best food, not just Italian food, that I have ever eaten!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    Indydi
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Our food was very good, service a little bothersome but efficient.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • John
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Excellent dinner before going to the "circus" at the ISO Pops concert. Service was extremely good - attentive without being intrusive, and all our menu questions were answered. Mushroom soup especially well prepared. We plan to do the "roof top" dining next visit.
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    romantic, special occasion
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  • Diner722VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Still as good Italian food as anyplace in Indy. Only complaint was our server spent 15+ minutes talking to another table filled with his friends. One of the other servers noticed (Tim) and came over and checked on us.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of Our Favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    We love dining at Ciao. The food and service are consistently excellent. We love dining outdoors in the summer. Although they don't have a separate kids' menu, my kids LOVE eating here. You can order half portions of most entrees, and that works well for us. Plus the servers and staff are great with kids. When we don't have our kids with us, we love eating in the bar area. I can't recommend Ciao highly enough.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    hungryman
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    The waiter, Tim, gave us great recommendations and had a pleasant attitude. The rooftop table was very enjoyable, as was the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go back to basics!
    Mickrover
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    Ciao was a real disappointment. We had been to this restaurant before its "makeover." It was much better before than after. The food was not very good. My wife and I agreed that Ciao was trying to be too complicated in its menu. We suggest that Ciao go back to the basics of Italian food. Service was ok, but slow. The restaurant was almost empty, but a table across the room had a loud and constant talker, which was not the restaurant's fault, but the noice level was much higher than was comfortable.
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  • Lovely Zionsville Eatery
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    The food was outstanding! We were greeted warmly and seated soon for our dinners! Waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. I would highly recommend the Chicken Cacciatore! We noticed people sitting outside in front of the restaurant which reminded me of a sweet time in Brooklyn, NY where outdoor seating is prevalent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner
    Migilly
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Our waiter was pushy - we were a group of six wanting a leisurely & informed him. They was no one waiting for our table & no reason to rush us Good was great as usual - but service was annoying.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Best Italian food ever but worst service ever. Started dinner at 6:30 and waiter didn't take dinner order until 8:30. No bread for first 1.5 hours. We had to ask 4 or 5 times. Dinner took 3.5 hours. Food was excellent!!!
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    special occasion
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  • Great Experience
    Enjoy
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My wife and I chose this restaraunt for our anniversary dinner. It was excellent. The server was very helpful and patient (as we hadn't been here before), and the food was excellent. A little pricey, but well worth it!
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    Romantic, Late-Night Find, Scenic View
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  • Good food
    RxKarynVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    The food was very good and we got large portions of each entree.
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  • amazing service and food, LOVED it
    zvillecouple
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My husband and I went on a date here, we like to dine out at local restaurants and we were very impressed with this one. The service was fabulous. The lemon drop martini was the best I've had. Generous portions. Food was wonderful. Will definitely go back.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ciao
    dinexp
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    As shown above, we loved this restaurant as we always have. This time, however, it was so loud there that we almost had to shout to communicate with our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delizioso!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    A family-owned restaurant with great food and a nice atmosphere. Love their red sauce!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent as always! Service
    finkerfoo
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Excellent as always! Service was impeccable. Appetizers were wonderful, carpaccio especially. My 2 guests said it was one of the best dinners they have had. This is a great restaurant, people are missing a gem!
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • All around great meal
    Kathie
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    We were greeted by a friendly, professional hostess. There was a fire lit since it was a chilly night. The Torta di Formaggi as an appetizer was so creamy and tasty - it would have made a good small meal! The french onion soup was creamy and full of flavor. All of our entries were great - veal, manicotti and one of the shrimp dishes. Our waitress was attentive but not overly so. WE did splurge for a chocolate crepe to share and it was well worth saving a little bit of room for it! All around a great, relaxing dinner.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.