Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen
Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen

Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen

  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (27)notable wine list (23)scenic view (21)neighborhood gem (19)romantic (18)special occasion (16)fit for foodies (12)good for groups (11)late-night find (5)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Quiet and delicious
    drockie
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We loved the ambiance at Ciao Vino - the food and service were excellent! We look forward to returning soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food quality
    Dissappointed
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    This was not our first visit and it is sad to say that the quality and attention to detail of the food had decrease. The calamari was rubbery and tasted as if frozen way too long- the chicken picata was sent out for service burnt and chared around the edges. With both of these occurances, a manager did not even approach us to apologize or perform service recovery. Unfortunate, as there was only one other table sat in the resturant and there were servers at the bar eating and drinking while talking with the manager. I used to like this restuarant, maybe we will just have to wait until the weather breaks to go there again... assuming it is still in business.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Warm and relaxing
    dinesalot
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Warm, inviting restaurant with well prepared food, gracious wait persons, cozy booths and extensive wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistant
    DebbieVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We always have a consistant good experience....however this visit our server (who was not new to the restaurant) had no idea to explain a house wine to us, whihc we found questionable since this restaurant is the same owner as The Wine Guy and we know he cares and educates all his staff. One of our dinner's was not cooked completly, which was the trout sepecial for the evening. Disappointing, this was not a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place to Eat
    DineHere
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was excellent, fresh, well prepared and presented, and reasonably priced. Service was also very good; he was knowledgeable on the menu items. The environment was attractive and on the romantic side. Food and drink was served very timely. The owner was attentive and concerned that we were completely satisfied.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ciao Vino Dining Experience
    wineguyfan
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    While our group was really looking forward to this particular dining experience, I must say it was a bit of a disappointment. For whatever reason, the service was slow and the food, while eatable, was somewhat skimpy in quantity. Assuming this was an aberration and not the "norm" I would try this location one more time in hopes of achieving a better experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place
    Steven
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A little pricey, but very nice decor and service. Great ambiance and friendly staff. Nice location and good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We'll Be Back!
    Acupofwineandthou
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    What began as a blind suggestion from a friend with a gift card, ended with six delighted diners making plans to return to Caio Vino. The wine list offered a substantial variety of first-rate wines. All six entrees arrived simultaneously and substantially portioned. Remarkable entrees: mushroom ravioli, the chicken Italiano, and the grilled salmon salad. (Gluten-free pizzas and entrees are available too!) Dessert anyone? You have to try the delicious apple tart. (It's shareable, but don't cause a scene by getting one bite in only to decide sharing wasn't a good idea!) Our only regret was the weather wasn't agreeable enough to sit out around the inviting fire pit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Place
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Was not overwhelming, but good food, good wine, nice place to sit outside and eat. Unlike most Columbus outside area's that are right on a busy street. I had the pork tenderloin and it was excellent. Owner was a nice guy too. Owned by the wine guy, so if nothing else, you will at least get a nice class of wine. We had a group of 4 and everyone was happy with their meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great wine, Good food
    Searchforaquietone
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The wine was outstanding. The lasagne was very good. The service was somewhat slow but very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Review
    RemyLebeau
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My girlfriend and I had a great time. Service was excellent. I thought my food was just okay for the amount I paid for it. Dessert was awesome and the scenery was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    gahannagirl
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We chose this restaurant for a club meeting for 10 guests. The food was excellent, the server was very sweet and accommodating. Everyone agreed that it was an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiter Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Our waiter was perfect… timely for greeting and follow up NOT pressing but accommodating; knowledgeable of menu and drinks to recommend; validated orders; great sense of humor!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • dinesalot
    dinesalot
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    4 of us went to this restaurant for the first time. We asked for outside seating and it was great. We all had different meals and they were enjoyed. As for me, this is one of the best meals I've had in months.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great meal and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Ciao Vino is a great place to dine. As regulars of Craig's establishments in the Columbus area, we have grown accustomed to the wonderful food, wine selections and the service. Jessica, who used to be a great server in Pickerington, has been at CV for a while. She greeted us at the door, and showed us to our table. She came buy later and told us that desert was on them as a way of saying thank you for being regulars. It was not expected or necessary, but was a great surprise. Thanks Jessica!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just Ok
    chewy
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    I wanted shrimp cakes that were on the menu, they said they longer have them. The scallops were gritty. The risotto was very good. We paid $11 for what was supposed to be a glass of house wine? Didn't have any vegetables that are in season. Can't remember my wife's chicken dish but it wasn't that good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great fast service!!!!!
    Landondmb4ever
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Thankfully my dinner guest & I arrived early as the dining room was closed and there were only a few tables inside available for sitting (there were more outside but we did not want to sit outside). Service was speedy and the food came out really fast, not sure if that was because the dining room was waiting for a large party to arrive so there were more cooks available, but either way it was great to get in and out. The food was amazing like always.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Gahanna Gem!
    FoodieForeverVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    This restaurant has it all! Good eats, fabulous wine, killer location & a great vibe. You can't go wrong with their pizza, which is the closest I have found to the delicious pizza pies being made in Napoli. Their patio is the prettiest in Columbus and being located at Creekside, you can take a nice stroll after dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find in Gahanna
    Lab0311
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    This is a must try if you are in the Gahanna or Easton area. Stellar service, great food and awesome ambiance just to name a few of their good qualities. Try the lasagna or shrimp & lobster fettucini. Tiramisu was divine. Oh and don't forget to order a glass of wine or a martini. All I can say is YUM. We'll go back soon to try more of the menu items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 140 reviews are from the Ciao Vino Italian Kitchen reviews archive.
  • Kitty
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great place for dinner. Husband and I sat outside which we love to do and it was very nice. Staff was great and very friendly. We will definitely be back. You should think about live music on patio!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, watch your bill
    Kdog73
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food and service was really good. My wife and I also appreciated the atmosphere. But after splitting a meal, salad and app plus drinks, we estimated our bill to be just north of $60. The check how ever came out more than $80 and with tip was near $100. My guess is they included gratuity and I missed it. I've never heard of a restaurant including too for a party of two.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better Italian is out there
    EatOutOften
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good.
    the7VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    We had some very unique Italian food mainly consisting of pastas and pizzas. The service was fair considering the waitress rarely came to check on us, despite the lack of customers. Also, when we ordered, she went, "You want all that, too!" The atmoshphere was fine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place for dinner
    Arkaye
    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
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Steak
    RoleModel83VIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bob45
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We will defiantly go again. We enjoyed the food and the interior was very classy.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • June 28th
    Elce
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ohiopwmom
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Pleasant experience server very attentive food was good,
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awful Service
    eatoutoften
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Turn off the firepit on warm days
    Patsy
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Great food, lovely patio, excellent wine, nice dessert menu, attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great gahanna restaurant
    bobkVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice outdoor seating
    annie
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couples' Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ladies night
    Lolra
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • piccata
    Traveler7
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Perfect Restaurant
    BrotherDan
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet