Lovely modern restaurant with
Lovely modern restaurant with an excellent menu, great food and service.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The new chef and owner are
The new chef and owner are doing a good job at Ciao. Food was nicely prepared and very tasty. Especially enjoyed the clams casino
appetizer and the scallops entree. Will be back!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
I liked the relaxed pace of
I liked the relaxed pace of the dinner and we were able to enjoy the wines we brought. The portion size was perfect.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice Long Branch restaurant
We very much enjoyed our first time at Ciao ristorante. The place is small so tables are fairly close together and noise level a little on the high side. The beet salad and sauteed artichoke hearts were quite tasty. I had the veal chop for main course. It came with sliced carrots (a little too undercooked) and mashed potatoes. The veal was simply grilled and quite good although there was a large chunk of fat that was obviously inedible. The restaurant is BYO.
The only other thing I would recommend to the restaurant is to enclose the entrance with either an anteroom or heavy curtain. As it stands right now, when the front door opens a chill wind blows in on the guests.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Remember to bring your own
Remember to bring your own bottle of wine. That ifnromation was not clear on any websites about the restaurant.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dining experience and was priced right.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was such a pleasant surprise.
This was such a pleasant surprise. Our meals were prepared exactly as ordered, everything fresh & delicious .
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food for reasonable prices
Very nice family run restaurant that takes Italian above the red sauce and pizza level. Veal and seafood were wonderful. Server was happy to chill our bottle of wine and served it like we had bought it from them. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner except for a boisterous adjoining table.
6/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a great place. Very tasteful decor. Hostess was great when we unexpectedly added 2 people to our party. The food was outstanding; very creative specials(butter poached lobster in a cognac sauce was one of the most interesting and delicious ways I have ever eaten lobster) and the Italian standards were spot on(the bolognese is killer). Service was very friendly and capable and the prices very reasonable. A winner from top to bottom!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good night
We decided to try this restaurant on the 4th thinking that it would be a close walk to the fireworks on the beach. We had checked out the menu online, but were pleasantly surprised by more adventurous food choices on the menu. We were especially impressed eith the lobster salad with shaved Bloody Mary granita. The food was delicious, the wait staff looked rather young but were friendly and attentive, and the ambiance pleasant. Overall this is a good place to go, and a good restaurant for a quiet night.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visited 7/8/13 for dinner. Had a superb dinner. We focused on seafood for our appetizers and entrees. Quite fresh and cooked to perfection. Byob! Lovely atmosphere and wait staff.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a nice find! This small
What a nice find! This small gem of a restaurant, located one block from the beach in Long Branch, boasts a combination of fine food, friendly service and pleasant atmosphere. Owned and operated as a small family business, the owners make you feel welcome and special. Fresh fish choices were delicious and beautifully presented, especially the Ahi Tuna! The menu is reasonable and extremely interesting and offers a wide variety of choices for every palate. I will be definitely be back!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great tasting food
this was a good find in the neighborhood. great tasting food and appropriate portions. I'd come back.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was amazing, I had the special, Tile Fish, cooked perfectly!! My date had the Veal Chop and sid it was the best he ever had.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a Great Dinner in NJ
We've now dined at Ciao on three occassions and the food and service have been consistent. Menu choice include many first, second and main courses. Of course there is the dessert list for the evening. There are "standardas" with seasonal and nightly specials. Their motto is "New York Quality Food at New Jersey Prices" and they deliver. Salads are large and suitable for sharing. Presentation is key and the kitchen excels in this area. We've had different things each time. Fish, seafood and meat depending upon our mood. Nicely sized portiomn and you won't walk out hungry. This is a BYOB place and if you forget as we have done, there is a package store next door. Great food, local and reasonably prices - how do you beat that combination!
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The clams casino were excellent
The clams casino were excellent
also the steak very tender and jujicy
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service. Everything was delicious. Ample portions.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Dining Experience
Food was outstanding. We had the scallops and black cod. Both prepared wonderfully. Also, the clam appetizer "casino" and calamari were equally great. Would go back in a heartbeat.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A cozy restaurant with great
A cozy restaurant with great food and great personal service. A must for those who like intimate dining...and it's a BYOB.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The amibiance, the food, the serivce, everything was amazing. I brought my boyfriend and our friends there for his birthday and we loved it, I forget the waitress name (sorry nice blonde lady) but she was great. very nice, personable and sweet. SHe made sure we were comfortable and happy. She helped make the night go smoothly. I have recommended your place to all of my friends and to anyone that has asked where they should go for dinner. Thank you so much...!!!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great as usual but service was somewhat disruptive as there was a very large party that was finishing up thus wasn't the warm environment we were expecting.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent and
The food was excellent and beautifully presented. The scallop special was exceptional.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a great meal and experience
We always look forward to dining here. Food and service are excellent. Menu changes daily, so you are always in store for new experience.
4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM