Ciao! - Sylvania
Ciao! - Sylvania

Ciao! - Sylvania

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ciaorestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (419) 882-6014
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, American, Italian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US 23
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Ciao! - Sylvania
Ciao is a fragrant, informal & full of character Italian Restaurant. Traditional entrees from every part of Italy are featured, from the spicy red sauces of the south to the aromatic grilled dishes of Tuscany. click here for information on special events and promotions http://www.ciaorestaurant.com
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Ciao! - Sylvania reviews from OpenTable diners
67 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (52)romantic (40)fit for foodies (31)great for outdoor dining (28)neighborhood gem (26)good for groups (14)hot spot (8)notable wine list (7)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Rebecca
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    You can never go wrong with one of the specials! For dessert, I recommend the Creme Brulee or Cannoli. Both are always excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Wasn't what we hoped it would be. Had heard good things about this place and was excited to try, but unfortunately things didn't turn out tone that way. Probably just an off day, but not sure we'll try again.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    SayAgain
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    I have to admit I have a hearing problem and wear aids but it was really really loud even with aids removed...maybe all the kids? I like to have conversation with dinner and it was almost impossible last Monday night. I also like to have a glass of wine with dinner...not served until after I had finished my not too exciting lamb chops. The wine was sent back so I don't know if it was notable or not.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rarely Dissappoints
    FabURevusVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Ciao continues to be a favorite Sylvania restaurant. The staff is attentive, the food consistent and delicious and the atmosphere lovely. The chef's specials are usually worth a try. Just had the Butternut Ravioli in a cream sauce with bacon! Perfect fall dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great CHOW at CIAO!
    Ellen
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The 4 of us enjoyed a great evening of fine food & excellent service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had a marvelous time the other evening. Great conversation, good service and excellent food! Thank you Ciao! You provided an awesome evening once again!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Food service and cleanliness was awesome....the drunk party there for there bday was not, very loud..could of been a perfect romantic night but some things are uncontrollable
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overall
    toby
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Good service, atmosphere, food. Gourmet-style, not traditional, food. Pricey.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    Loveeatingout
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    As always, Ciao provided a wonderful dining experience. I tried the special, a Swordfish with a capers and tomato relish and it was the best Swordfish I ever had. My wife had her usual Spirelli and she loved it as always. Had soft Blues music in the bar area (Candice Coleman, American Idol) that added a nice touch for the evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is always great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The only complaint I had was a table with kids that were rowdy and even chased each other around the table after dinner. I wish someone from the waitstaff had asked the parent and grandparents nicely to have the kids calm down. We were out for a nice dinner and that was the only part that took away from an otherwise enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the fish
    HelenVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Thank you for a good meal. I have never been disappointed!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Reservations go to the bar?
    wheygood4377
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    I had made reservations for my wife and I's wedding anniversary, over 30 hours in advance. And when we were seated, I guess the only seats that were available was in the bar section. Not sure what happened there. And we had to get our table leveled, because I suppose the waitress didn't notice our table was wobbly.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good food
    TearBear
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    The food was good but it took an hr. to get our order because the kitchen was backed up.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Coco
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    The food was delicious , but the highlight of the evening was the wonderful service our wait person provided. She was perhaps the best waitress I have ever had, and trust me, at 69 years old, I have had many many servers. The only negative comment I have is the noise level on the patio from the passing cars. It was lovely outside, however Monroe street traffic was bothersome at times when talking. Too bad the patio wasn't built at the back of the building. That said, it was otherwise a perfect dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Dinner special Occasion
    OddCouple
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The Service was exceptional with the next course arriving just in time. Waitress was very helpful with suggestions. The food was excellent, hot, and the portions were ample. The prices were high but it was worth every penny for a special night. Everyone at the restaurant was very friendly. We will be back for dinner and maybe a lunch or two.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great patio dining
    Jackieg303VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    We had a beautiful night on the patio under the trellis near the fireplace. Our server was attentive and welcoming, the food was very good with fresh salad, great gazpacho and tender parmigiana.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service!
    birthdaygirl
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    If you are looking for a quiet meal, then eat inside. Restaurant is located right next to expressway, but it was a nice evening, so opted to eat in their outdoor patio. The waitress was real attentative to our needs. The manager or manager trainee helped us out in that I forgot my wallet, so I didn't have my driver's license to get the birthday discount. She said we could use my car registration instead, although my husband could not find it so he drove home to get my wallet - we live nearby. I had the mushroom ravioli which was the best I ever had! Will be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Swordfish was delicious
    HelenVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I loved the special! It was amazing. Eating on the patio was nice as well. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • foodtraveler
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Overall, We were pleased with our experience at Ciao; however, the kitchen seem a bit slow on getting our food; however, it came out hot, so no quarrels there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday
    Eehiggi
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Their birthday discount is amazing, and their food is just... Wow. It was the best meal I've ever had. Their tablet menus have a wine suggestion app built in, and when I tasted the Chardonnay I chose with my salmon with ravioli, I almost died from the flavor combo. Amazing atmosphere, wonderful service, very personable staff. 10/10 would go every day if I could!!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 47 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 439 reviews are from the Ciao! - Sylvania reviews archive.
  • Tammybrian
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Has been our favorite place for 17 years!! We are never disappointed and always love the ambiance!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent server and food was terrific. Great evening.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • birthday dinner
    cbg1
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    What a great night for my dad's 81 birthday. Dinner was fabulous. Our server Melissa was so on. My only small complaint was that the vegetables were very under cooked. The manager was very pleasant when addressing the issue. Overall a perfect meal, but be sure to bring an empty stomach and a full wallet!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner & Service
    jfjr
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Had a great dinner as always. Food was very good and service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice job, Ciao!
    Iluvfood
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great food and service. No complaints. The patio was just what we needed for a lovely night out in Toledo.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service & delicious food
    Sharon
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Always impressed with Ciao every time I go there - it's not on my radar as I don't travel by it, and it's not near other dining venues, but when I go, I am always glad I did. Going again tonight!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    The food and service were top notch. It is exactly what we go back for every time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Traditionally in our Top 5
    TimB
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Enjoyed Ciao for many years. Mainstay for family, friend and business. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful menu, great service
    Mark
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    The chef keeps things interesting with daily specials which add to the otherwise excellent menu. Top notch service. Great place for dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luvtoeat
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was fine the service was terrible. The server seemed to never be around and less then familiar with the specials.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mainstay of Toledo Area
    Bigfish1956
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Continues to offer the area good Italian food and excellent service. The size and noise factors will be a bother to some people but in a traditional Italian meal environment you can expect those issues
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK
    Cascorey
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Ciao was just an "OK" place to eat. Wine list was simple, food prices were reasonable for the quality of food.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I'm a regular
    HelenVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Love this place! It's our "go to" restaurant. We always get the fish special, and we eat on the patio or in the bar.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Nice evening at Ciao!
    PJ65
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    We went to Ciao! for our 27th wedding anniversary because we had gift certificates given to us for Mainstreet Ventures. Even though being in a busy street location, they've managed to make it private enough and cozy. We wanted to eat on the cute terrace, but it seemed a bit too windy. Our server was very nice and brought us anything extra that we asked for...bread, cheese, etc. The only thing that I was a little disappointed with was the food that we had...I didn't think that it was exceptional...good, but not exceptional. I felt like the pasta that I had is something that I could make at home. I was impressed that their olive oil is infused with their own herbs that they grow outside...that's a nice touch!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish
    Jean
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    the white fish we had was very fresh and prepared just right
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • delicious
    Slewis
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    I had one of the best fillets I have had in a long time! Served with broccolini and over a grilled portobello mushroom! Crazy good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always dependable to be outstanding
    specialmoments
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Best to have a reservation. Our table was waiting. The restaurant was full. The service was very attentive. The menu has terrific choices. The calimari is always outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very accommodating
    Ellen
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    They were very accommodating about our seafood allergy. And, when one of our party didn't care for her selection, they offered her another entree and were very kind about it. Good job, Brenda!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Meal
    Meeshigun1
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My wife and I had not been to Ciao in a while.I usually get the linguine and it was great as usual.My wife got salmon and we had the calamari as an appetizer.I love the food at this restaurant and have always been very satisfied with my experience at Ciao. I have recommended it to all my friends. I will say that it has a special spot in my heart because of the salad that is available. I don't think it is on the menu anymore , but if you ask for the Pommodoro salad they will make it for you. It's cherry tomatoes, onions, mozzarella, and parsley with a vinegar dressing. And it tastes exactly like the one my Mother made. She was full blooded Sicilian and she would make it in the summer.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gary
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Thank you for making it a wonderful evening. Gary
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.