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Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen
Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen

Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://thewineguywineshop.com/ciao_vino.htm
  • Phone: (614) 532-5470
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5pm - 9:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen
In the 1980s I was part of a family that came over from Faggia Italy in 1930. The experience showed me the simplicity of good food and importance of sharing the simple joy of fresh ingredients with those you love. A family tradition I still practice today is gathering with friends to have pasta every Sunday. An admiration of simple fresh ingredients is what life's about.

Inspired by: Carmela Rosato 1908-2000.

Craig & Laura Decker, Owners
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was just "so-so". Definitely not worth the price per entree for what we got. The wine selection was extensive. So it may be worth going here for that."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "For the first time, we were somewhat disappointed. Service was not up to Ciao usual standard. We had to ask for items such as silverware, clearing of dishes, etc. Dining special of Mahi Mahi was excellent. Server did a nice job accommodating one of our party's need for substitution. We would return and only ask that wait staff have been training1"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Steak was phenomenal. Great setting inside the restaurant. Really liked the open kitchen feel, and bar area was clearly separated, but still inviting. Service was top notch and very attentive. Excellent outdoor patio."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Menu offers a good variety of choices. The pasta half portions are outstanding and ample for a normal appetite. Pleasant atmosphere in an easy to get to location"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We will defiantly go again. We enjoyed the food and the interior was very classy."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "There were 6 of us dining. Everyone was pleased with their meal. The house salad was especially nice....it had a good, light vinegarette. The waiter was knowledgeable and pretty attentive. He was the only waiter, so his time was somewhat divided."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Even after informing our waitress when she took our order at 6:30 that we needed to leave by 7:30, our food wasn't out. It arrived at 7:35 and we had to eat in 5 minutes. Service up to that point wasn't much better. Drinks and for our waitress to take our order took 30 minutes as well."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Pleasant experience server very attentive food was good,"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Had a lovely date night on the patio. The server let us know that since it was a crazy busy night due to the band on the plaza, the kitchen was a little backed up. We appreciated her honesty and it ended up coming out rather quickly. Then the owner came around to check in with diners and ended up pulling up a chair and chatting with us a while. Very nice touch. Food was tasty. Ambiance lovely. Server friendly and attentive but not overbearing."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Great food, lovely patio, excellent wine, nice dessert menu, attentive service."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "great patio overlooking creekside. Very good food and improving service. This is our go to nice restaurant in the Gahanna/New Albany//Reynoldsburg area, and celebrated our anniversary there. Management really is trying to please its customers and continue to work on ways to make it better. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "the food was OK but a little more spice would have made it better - it was a little bland to all four of us and we got different things. Also, we were charged twice for our meal - we tried calling yesterday and the phone was never answered. Not sure what we're goint to do now."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We met out at Ciao Vino with two other couples to celebrate a birthday. We were seated at a perfect table on the patio, with views of the creek and the fountain. Beautiful! Everything from the appetizers (bruschetta is especially recommended), to the salads, to the main dishes to the desserts was delicious. Not a complaint from anyone in our group. We also enjoyed great service. An all around lovely experience, and we can't wait to return."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We enjoy the atmosphere and sitting outside is just beautiful the scenery. Our waitress was very good. Very friendly and always was smiling. We have lived in Gahanna a long time and this is just a very special place. The food is outstanding also. Thank you. Sue Mitchell"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "We both ordered Chicken Piccata and a salad. When the entrée arrived mine was burned and my partner's was perfect! Why would anyone including the waitperson let something like that leave the kitchen? I didn't ask for my dinner to be comped and they didn't offer which they should have done without asking for the inconvenience of waiting for another entrée. The second one was perfect!"
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "For a quick getaway from the husbands and the kids, this place was a great place to kick back, have a much needed glass of wine, and some really good food. The bruschetta sampler was amazing!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Typical, nothing special. Very solid but you won't remember it and crave the experience. They make money on selling bottles of wine, the food is a slight step above Olive Garden. Place is super cool and staff great, but could have closed my eyes and opened them in any standard Italian restaurant/wine place."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "I could not ask for for a better dining experience. I could carry on a great conversation with my business associates without yelling across the table. The food was superb, as was the wine selection. The service was prompt yet respectful of our evening and was not intrusive of our need to have an important discussion. The ambiance was important to me and to that point, I will be coming back often. "
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "Good place to be for the family. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyable evening with party of 7 with 2 of is being hard of hearing, making it difficult to find a place in this day of mostly loud restaurants. All enjoyed the food and service was good. Only complaints were the gluten free pasta was overcooked and the special of the night, beef stroganoff, was not adequately described by the waitress (beef over noodles turned out to be a primarily pasta dishe with some beef in it). She offered to replace it right away but it was delicious and I ate it minus all the pasta. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Great patio seating in the warm weather! I can't wait to return! Wednesday is ladies night so fabulous drink specials too!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We always enjoy dining here. First time for our out of town guests though and they loved it too!!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Conveniently set on the creek side, this restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner night. My fiance and I enjoyed the quiet ambiance of downtown Gahanna while we enjoyed outstanding food and drink. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Best Italian food my wife and I ever had! When I am excited over a wedge salad, that is saying something. Great service, great atmosphere, can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Five of us made reservations. We stopped at the bar and enjoyed the suggested offerings. The bartender was gracious and informed. She made sure we did not feel rushed to get too our table. We were offered the private dining room. We had so much fun! Our group tried different appetizers and ordered five different meals to share. Everything was delicious and the wine selection was great. The portions were generous without being overwhelming. We had no need for dessert, but ordered cheesecake to share with some after dinner port. It too was worth the calories!!! Most of all, I'd like to commend the very attentive service of our excellent server, Kirstie. The atmosphere, service and menu were all wonderful. We will return soon!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Food has been goo each time we have gone and we have had a good experience each time."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food and service is great. Quiet atmosphere inside or out. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My family came in from out of town to celebrate several special events/occasions. We wanted a nice restaurant that we could still bring our kids (4 and 2). The entire evening was great. The food was delicious, our waitress was efficient and friendly, and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Wife had a half portion of a lobster-shrimp dish that was really good. I had lasagna which was good, but not special. The portions were overly large. The prices were as expected for a nice restaurant. We shared a nice chocolate and cheesecake desert. We were there at 6:30 on a weeknight and the restaurant was mostly empty. I read some unfavorable reviews of this restaurant a few days after it opened, I'd say give it another chance."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I loved the snapper special. My wife was very pleased with the scallops and risotto. Excellent house salad. Impressive wine selection - we tried the house Chianti, which was a nice inexpensive bottle. Attentive service. Easy parking. Open Table reservations couldn't be simpler or more efficient."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I chose this restaurant for its convenient location for our family. We were celebrating 2 birthdays, yet the waitress never acknowledged them, even after I told her. I asked if they had birthday cake for our two celebrants; she said "no" and I told her that was ok, we'd just order dessert for them off the menu. They ended up not wanting any, but my disappointment was the lack of any offer on our waitress' part to make their experience special. Even an inquiry as to whose birthday and a verbal "happy birthday." The food was good, although my husband was disappointed in the serving size of his spaghetti (I agreed) and he said the meatballs were nothing special. The waitress told me I could add more to the automatic 18%. I didn't."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We were very excited to try out this restaurant for our Anniversary celebration. However, we were disappointed with the quality of the food. In particular, our entrees, the New York strip and the Tenderloin fillet were not prepared as requested and quite charred. The appetizer, mozzarella balls, were good. In contrast, the service was good. The waitstaff was extremely pleasant and attentive although the seating was not good (very small table which shifted due to an unstable leg)."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Six of us ate and we all enjoyed our meal but the service was really bad, and that left us with a bad taste in our mouths. Service was slow, riddled with mistakes, and it was duplicated by the table of 6 next to us. It's a shame because this will Definitely hurt the business if not addressed."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "My wife and I went there for the first time and will definitely return. We love the location and atmosphere. We can't wait to sit on the patio in the spring and summer to see the view in Gahanna."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Very nice evening; food and service was excellent ... And not too expensive"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Just celebrated third anniversary and had a gift card for restaurant...what a treat! Since this is February, very cold out, and a Tuesday night so the retaurant was not real busy. I love the decor and ambiance of the restaurant and the waitress was so nice and very patient while my husband and I asked for several samples of wine before deciding on one. Food came out at a very nice pace so we were not rushed and everything we ordered was colorful, nicely flavored, and very appealing. We loved it! Will definitely dine there again. We did the half portions for dinner and glad that we did, I had leftovers and could not imagine what a full portion would have been. Worth every penny!"
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "There was a group next to us - not sure if it was a section off area. So it got a bit noisy. But, fortunately not enough to interfere with our dinner. An isolated area for groups is probably a better option."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Went here for Valentine's Day and even though we showed up late for our reservation, they seated us right away. Fast service and the food was wonderful. Would definitely recommend the salmon! Once the weather is nicer, we plan on coming back to enjoy the patio."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My new bride and I wanted to try something new to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of our engagement last Valentine's Day. We were not disappointed. The neighborhood is very inviting, the parking garage a huge plus in Winter, the food was great, and the ambience will bring us back again for sure. The salmon, red snapper, and red-skinned potatoes were as good as in any restaurant I have been to."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Booked a reservation for valentine's day and was not disappointed. Beautiful, cozy restaurant with great Italian food. The service was on the slower side, despite the restaurant not being full, otherwise a great experience!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014