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Ciao By Villaggio

Ciao By Villaggio Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ciaobyvillaggio.com
  • Email: ciaobyvillaggio@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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was very good and we got large portions of each entree."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "A family-owned restaurant with great food and a nice atmosphere. Love their red sauce!"
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "My husband, mother and I tried Ciao for the first time last Friday. I can't tell you enough what an amazing experience it was! We did the four course Chef chooses option where Chef choose out everything for each course. The food was fresh and delicious. Tim was an amazing server. He truly made the experience entertaining and enjoyable. We let him choose the wine and he was spot one with both bottles. They have an extensive authentic Italian menu and nightly specials but if you really want to experience the best of the best, try the four or six course Chef's choice menu. I highly recommend you dine at Ciao By Villagio! It's a unique experience that you will very much enjoy."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Menu offers a terrific variety & the specials for the evening were equally outstanding. Service was great, and the atmosphere was good. Wine list offered a good selection of all varieties and price points. We enjoyed our experience a great deal and highly recommend this place. Most menu items are in the $20 plus range."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've been to several Italian restaurants in Indy, and Ciao is definitely the best. Food is always fantastic and the service is equally as great. I had their Osso Buco Saturday night, and it was amazing. My wife ordered the risotto special with beef, asparagus and Gorgonzola, and we both agreed it was the best risotto we had ever had. We have dined at Ciao 5 times, and have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "The personalized service was exceptional and the food was amazing! I highly recommend this restaurant for your next special occasion."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were a bit disappointed by our experience at Ciao. For a fine dining restaurant, our waitress seemed a bit unprofessional. She came to our table to greet us with a dirty glass in her hand. When she came back to check in on us, she asked "Have you had a chance to look at the menu?" We responded, "Yes." She said, "Ok, what do you want?" Just really set an uncomfortable tone. The salt in the shaker was rock solid. When we told the waitress she asked, "You want another one?" Ummm yes. Meal prices are OK, but when I asked the waitress to tell me more about the Tortelloni, she informed me that it was frozen. For $17.95 and a restaurant that touts themselves as Fine Dining, I would have expected it to be made in house."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We got our spot by the fireplace and had a fantastic meal"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Ceasar Salads came out with no dressing on them and very dry. We asked for a side of dressing and it had too much horse radish in it, not very good. Our main course was very good and the bread with dip and wine were very good as well."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food was fantastic. The carpaccio rocked, as did the steak and sea bass. The server was a bit snooty, but very attentive. It's still hard to justify the cost, however."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was delicious as always. This is truly a local gem!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Overall, it was a nice experience. Food wasnt better than some Italian restaurants in Indy that I like, but it was nice to see a little bit of Zionsville."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Better than chain Italian with interesting menu options and good flavors. One of the better Italian restaurants in Indy."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I really enjoyed our Valentine's Day dinner at Ciao by Villagio. It looks like they just remodeled, and the décor is very nice. The sign on the window was for Ciao (by Villagio was in small priint and hard to see as we drove past looking for the restaurant). When we arrived, we double-checked that we were at the right place. They were very accommodating to us and to the other diners who were arriving late due to the snowstorm that occurred during the late afternoon/early evening hours. It was our first visit to the Ciao, and we will go back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "A little pricey for the quality, décor and options but this is a local restaurant serving old school Italian. Went for Valentine's dinner. Since it is a 4 minute drive from home, easy parking and friendly service it is as obvious choice to return. Really enjoyed the Spirito salad and veal Quattro formagio. All of these are good elements but we ordered 2 salads, two entrees, 2 beers, 1 dessert, an espresso and a decaf latte which cost us $94! That is a little steep but for a special occasion it is fine. I could have gone to Noodles and Company where I have had very good pasta and then next door to Starbucks for coffee and dessert and spent half as much including gas to drive further. But it was Valentine's."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Our first visit here was valentine's day a couple years ago. Our meal that night was amazing. The place was really busy but wait staff was attentive, sociable, and never seem rushed. The restaurant was pretty charming. Overall, we had a great experience and we still talk about it now and then! This year, we thought we'd go back and it fell quite short of our previous experience. The food was was decent but not "amazing", meaning we ate everything but would not order those dishes ever again. The server was friendly but mostly just an anonymous food shuttle. When our meal was done, we were ready to be out of there. We were looking for a sold $100 experience but the only thing that came close last night was the bill."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As an Italian American I am always on the hunt for great authentic Italian food. Well, I've finally found it-Italian food as good as my grandmothers ( sorry grandma). The great food was only outdone by the fantastic service. Wha a great find Villagios was. See you soon!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "This was our first visit, and it was incredible. From the food to the service, we were not disappointed at all. This restaurant had been recommended by a friend of mine, who told me it was the best Italian restaurant in Indy, and he was right. Our server had great knowledge of the food, and have us wonderful suggestions. I had the filet special, which was incredible. My wife had their risotto special, which she thought was the best she's ever had. We will definitely be regulars."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "I'd have to say our waiter , Tim, made our visit. He had excellent recommendations, great service and his attentiveness - just the right amount- and excellent food made for a perfect experience"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "For this most recent experience I had colleagues in town for a meeting the following day. We had a very nice dinner in a quiet restaurant where we could talk provately to prepare for the client meeting the following day. The food is superb. The service from Kelsey was great. One in our party even asked for a dish not on the menu and it was whipped up in no time. Give Villaggio at try, you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Ciao by Villaggio was the perfect restaurant for a group birthday dinner! The ambience was warm and inviting. The food was incredible and the service amazing! Tim, our waiter, was warm, witty, and attended to our every need. Amelio helped to arrange for an amazing birthday dessert treat! It was a wonderful dining experience! Thank you to all at Ciao by Villaggio, for making the evening magical!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Food was very good, great service and a quiet setting."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Ciao by Villagio has nearly the same menu after a reorganization, renaming and re-opening. The food is just ok. Service was very good. I want to like it. For a decent dinner, it will suffice, but it is certainly not a destination."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "We routinely visit Ciao by Villaggio and they never cease to amaze us. The food, service and ambiance are awesome. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great place to eat."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We tried an item from each course from app to dessert! Everything was amazing!!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We have been to Ciao lots of times and have never been disappointed. Service is exceptional, food is always prepared perfectly and beautifully presented."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "Zionsville is not center city but it has a couple of fine dining option, and this is one of them."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "We are pretty regular here. We have never had a bad meal here. Summer is awesome on the deck with the music in the park on Wednesdays. The remodel was needed and created a really nice place inside. Food....over the top great Italian. Service is always top notch."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My family came in from out of town and we all went to CIAO by Villaggio together. The ambiance of the restaurant set the mood for a fun and beautiful night. Our waitress, Jessica, was very sweet and she ensured we were taken care of. All seven of us loved our food and the wine. I highly recommend this restaurant for a date night or a larger crowd."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Waited 20 minutes to receive menus, waiter was not very attentive and service was slow. The portions were small but the food was good."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Met a friend for dinner and the whole evening was good. Had a reservation and was immediately seated when we arrived. The food was great!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We are so thrilled to have found this restaurant! After living in the Italian food center of the U.S. All of my life, and then moving to Indiana....well we were afraid we'd never have great italian food again... Ciao never disappoints and is each a gem in a very quaint neighborhood! We love it ! We've taken all of our friends here and they truly agree that this is the best Italian restaurant around!"
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "The nightly specials are excellent. Filets are as good as you will find. More diners need to try this place out. Waiters and waitresses take special care of customers. Try the Osso Bucco when it is offered...best around."
    Dined on 12/22/2012
  • "Dinner for six was great with a wide range of choices on the menu. I usually expect a bottle of wine to be 2X what I pay in a store, but found a Favorite Kenwood Cab at no more than 30% premium! Everything was perfect and our business associates from Arizona loved Zionsville and the charm as they walked to the restaurant. I had veal saltimbocca and it was very good. The only reason I didn't rate it excellent was the portion was a little smaller than expected."
    Dined on 12/12/2013
  • "Great waiter, wonderful food, and most of all, GREAT EVENING!!"
    Dined on 12/10/2013
  • "Had a great family meal here, wonderful food, wine and service...we'll be back!!"
    Dined on 11/30/2013