food seams a little intimidating
food seams a little intimidating (listed in italian) but the ipad menu explains every item so you know exactly what you're ordering. Wait staff is wonderful...very attentive. Food is a little pricey for the portion size but overall it was very good. Restaurant is somewhat crowded with not very much space to get between tables which leaves many waiters carrying trays of food over your head....this would be my chief complaint.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
This is one if the gems in the Toledo area. If you have not been to Ciao you are missing out. From appetizers to desserts you CANNOT go wrong here. If you have a special occasion...choose Ciao. If you are having a date...choose Ciao. If you are just wanting a nice dinner...choose Ciao. Cannot say enough about this place. From servers to management this place is top notch. You will notbe disappointed.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
An excellent choice for dinner
Enjoyed dinner very much. Ciao has an extensive menu and daily specials. The menu is on a computer tablet with photos of each selection. Service is excellent.
3/25/2013 5:00:00 PM
This very popular restaurant
This very popular restaurant always presents very good food and service. I had lamb chops, my friends enjoyed a variety of seafood selections. All very good.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
I made a reservation online
I made a reservation online via OpenTable.com; however, in sitting down to have dinner with my friends being they arrived before me I learned that my last name was spelled incorrectly. Also, when I arrived at the restaurant, I stood at the Hostess Stand for several minutes and noone asked me if I needed any help. Never saw the Hostess. Many servers walked throughout the restaurant and certainly saw me standing there but didn't offer any assistance to me. Finally, the Hostess showed up and seated me and my friend that arrived just before the Hostess did! Nevertheless, putting this aside, we all love Ciao! and had a very nice server (young woman). Ciao! is one of our fav restaurants in Toledo!
3/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
Reservation was spot on, absolutely
Reservation was spot on, absolutely no waiting and the exact table we wanted! We had a terrific date night!
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was outstanding and
The food was outstanding and the service was perfect. We had a great visit and will absolutely be back.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere. The special
Nice atmosphere. The special 'Rainbow Trout' was wonderful! My spouse and I shared the meal and it was plenty and left room for the 'Canoll' dessert. Want to go back and try more dishes.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
nine in our party. Not so
nine in our party. Not so good at round table in bar section. Would have
preferred dining room. Asked for water several times, one person kept being
omitted. Food was great, as always.
nine in our party. Seating at round table in bar, not so good. Food was great, as always.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Truly one of the best restaurants
Truly one of the best restaurants in the greater Toledo area. From the time we walk in the door until the time we walk out an evening at Ciao! is always a great experience. One of the best wine lists in the area, available by a 5 or 8 ounce pour or bottle. I highly recommend the Salmone con Spinaci, Filetto di Manzo or the Ravioli con Funghi (I order mine with the Pomodoro Basilico instead of the cream sauce). From their appetizer menu the Carciofi Ripieni is fantastic - could easily be a meal along with either the house or caesar salad. Don't forget to save room for dessert - chocolate mousse, tiramisu or gelato all worth trying.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good meal. Food was vibrant
Good meal. Food was vibrant and tasty. Great deal with the birthday discount.
4/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Italian Resturante
The food was delicious as always! Service is exceptional!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of our favorite restaurants
The food is always wonderful and it's top notch for celebrating special occasions. We were celebrating my birthday and their birthday special cannot be beat. The food was delicious and our waiter, Charles, took impeccable care of us. Thank you for another memorable meal!
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food but is good great ?
I found that everything I consumed there was good, however nothing really blew me away. It felt like an old take on all the dishes.
The menu's were awesome ipads or the equivalent with pictures of each dish. The prices were all reasonable.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was the first time we have been there. Met another couple there. Had made reservations online for 5:30 and had no problems being seated. It wasn't very crowded when we got there, but the later it got the more crowded it became and this was on a Sunday, not Friday or Saturday. Would recommend going earlier. The waiter was very attentive and informative and the service was excellent. The food was great and a unique menu on ipads or a tablet with pictures of all of the items. We splt the salmon over cheese ravioli and it was great. Was impressed that they didn't charge to split. Some restaurants do and I don't agree with that as I don't eat alot at one sitting. Would highly recommend this restaurant.
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to Ciao many times. The food and service have been consistently outstanding. The menu stays away from the heavy red sauced Italian entrees often found at a restaurant that bills itself as "Italian." The chef goes to great lengths to use fresh ingredients - even to the point of growing his own herbs in a garden adjacent to the restaurant. The restaurant can be quite noisy on Friday and Saturday evenings. It is definitely quieter during the week and on Sundays.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Italian food in Toledo
Absolutely love this restaurant! Hands down the best Italian food in the area. Excellent service. Have never had to wait with a reservation. The last time we went out for dinner we tried Rosie's Italian.. What a nightmare. Had to wait an hour even know we had a reservation and then we waited half an hour at the table before we even saw the waitress. Food was average at Rosie's and service was awful. Ciao always has excellent service and he food is outstanding. Love it!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good experience. Have been there before and have always had a good experience.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
ANOTHER GREAT ANNIVERSARY
EXQUISITE MEAL FROM APP TO DESSERT. FOR ANYONE UNFAMILIAR GIVE YOURSELF 90 MINUTES MINIMUM TO TRUELY ENJOY WHAT IS AVAILABLE
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
great birthday dinner
we had a wonderful birthday dinner, from appetizer to dessert, food was great. had 2 complaints, had to constantly ask the waitress to refill our coffee. The other complaint is about the computer menu. While I think it is an interesting concept, I think it would be
much easier if the menu items were listed in english and not italian. I know that you can click on an item and the picture and definition pop, but it took us quite some time to get thru the menu not knowing what the items were as i am not fluent in italian. that would be my suggestion.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent as always
Ciao never fails to deliver a top rate meal. The entire menu is excellent and they have everything from simple pastas to filet mignon.
Its a special occasion destination for me and my wife and will be for some time.
6/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can always count on Ciao's for a great meal! It's a good place for a special occasion, but I like to go whenever I can. The house salad is special. The Penne Polo is the best! The restaurant has a comfortable environment - not too dressy and not too casual.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Have eaten at Ciaos over 100 times; always good and never had a bad meal. Saturday however , the butternut squash ravioli was awesome!
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining experience. We were taken aback, however, when my husband asked for a glass of Chardonnay & was old they were completely out of the only kind of Chardonnay that is poured for a glass. He asked to speak to the manager who initially said she could not help that they had been so busy that they ran out of that wine. They tried to sell us a bottle at a higher price. He insisted that he only wanted a glass of Chardonnay & couldn't believe they couldn't accommodate him. Finally she said she would check & came back with a glass of Chardonnay for him, saying she found some extra bottles. Turned out then to be an excellent evening.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had never been. We went for my wife's birthday and it was a fabulous time. They have touch-screen tablets for the menu that are very user friendly.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have passed this rest. numerous times, and we finally gave it a try this past weekend.
The atmosphere was great, server was really great, and moved us when we wanted a table away from the air conditioner with great ease.
I thought the gazpacho soup - GREAT, salad pretty good, We both had pasta dishes which I thought were good, but not outstanding. I felt that compared to other Main Street Ventures restaurants - this was just ok, but not as good as the others in Ann Arbor
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always love Ciao!! We go for all of our special occasion meals, and have for the ladt 17 years. We have always had very good service, but last night our server was exceptional!! I believe her name was Sarah.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, good selection.
Food was excellent, good selection. The service was a little slow on drink refills but the overall experience was very good.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The restaurant was out of Pinot Noir on A Saturday evening. We were told that their distributor did not bring the wine!!
Not a good excuse! Bartender recommended that we replace a Pinot Noir with a Chianti! Obviously, he is not a wine expert!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our 2nd visit
This was our second visit to Ciao and again were very pleased with our experience. The online reservations through Open Table were simple. I was registered and reserved in a couple of minutes. The restaurant is recommended by everyone, so it is no surprise that the service was great and food was delicious. Specials were recommended, calamari app was ordered, plus Louis Martini Cabernet to drink. The iPad menus are fun and easy to navigate. I chose the lamb chops (Australian) and my wife ordered the best thing in the world. A tender cut of steak layered on goat cheese, tomato slice, mashed potatoes and balsamic dressing drizzled. I am not even doing it justice here. Go find it, order, thank me. All this + Creme Brulee dessert = WIN.
8/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service is exceptional. There is nothing they won't do for you.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved the Brussels sprout appetiz
The Brussels sprout appetizer is delicious. We don't eat pork, so I ordered it without the bacon. We should have ordered two, as it was the best ever.
9/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Always GREAT !
We love this place !!!! Great Staff, Ambiance & FOOD !
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I didn't order adventurously; got the chicken parm. Their "plain old" pomodoro basilico (tomato-basil) sauce was sweet and absolutely delicious.
Waiter seemed maybe new or a little shy or something, but he was fine.
Toward the end of our meal, we picked up a gradually strengthening odor of smoke, I guess cigar smoke. Not sure if it was inside or out, but we were glad we were done eating.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time going to Ciao. Went for my birthday as they give a generous 50% discount off your food bill and a free dessert. The food was great. The atmosphere is good. The service was excellent. A little pricey on the wine but overall would highly recommend. Will definitely go back.
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently Great Food
I think they made little tweaks to their Brusciatta and it was extremely flavorful. The Spirelli is my wifes favorite and it didn't disappoint. I tried the parmesan encrusted sole for a change and it was fresh and tasty. Not rushed and had usual great experience.
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and company was great. Waitress was aware although not intrusive. Thank you for good food and good memories.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our anniversary dinner at Ciao. The waitress was exceptionally friendly and attentive, adn the food was outstanding. I had the salmon and my husband tried one of the specials, a sausage stuffed ravioli dish. Both were excellent, as was the appetizer we tried (a mushroom dish). It is a bit pricey, but the eating experience is worth it
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved It-Enthusiastically Recommend
I'm used to great Italian food. . This is the best Italian food in Toledo. The service is attentive without be cloying or intrusive. The server provided enough information to make an informed choice without an unnecessary recitation of well-known facts. The veal parmigiana was moist and flavorful on a nicely sized bed of spaghetti. I think for anyone else it would have been perfect--by slightly bland in my opinion. My only regret is that I did not discover Ciao! earlier, and that I selected an excellent NY style pumpkin cheesecake for dessert--I am still drooling over a missed taramisu. However, its a compliment that my only regret is not getting two desserts:) I SHALL RETURN!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good as usual
Ciao's best asset is they are very consistent. A real GO TO place. We love it.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place to celebrate special
Great place to celebrate special occasion. Our waitress was excellant.
Calamari was delicious. Will definately return to try more
exciting items on the menu.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service were outstanding
The food was very well prepared Saturday night and our party of three were all happy with the food and service!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ciao was great! The food was super delicious and our server Robert was a johnny on it. He kept the bread and drinks refilled, and he was pretty good looking. I had the salmon ravioli, and it was excellent. There were no problems, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute! The manager (Terry), a stylish young brute, probably in his early forties, was very attentive and friendly. I'd definitely recommend it!
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was fantastic and service was exceptional Thank you so much for helping us celebrate.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I treated family to dinner at Ciao, and high praise for the restaurant was the order of the evening. We could not have been more pleased with the quality of the food and service. A great time was had by all and we plan to visit often!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
there was something for everyone, from the appetizers to the main dishes, our waiter was Johnny on the spot and did I nice job and was informative and attentive, the food was spectacular, a must have place to go to at least one or 2 times per month, good comfort food and relaxed atmosphere, thank you Mike Gibbons!!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Liked the dining room setting, relaxed feel and not stuffy. Food was very good, however got the pork chops which were excellent but not as done as I would have liked them. Will get them again they were that good but will just make sure they are cooked a little longer. Service was good
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great setting, polite and friendly staff, and of course amazing food. I only gave it a 4 overall out of 5 because our server forgot to put in a pizza order to go. Was not a big deal, but did not have time to wait for one to be put in as we we're ready to leave, and had a prior obligation.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best around town
Caio is a fantastic place. The food is always impeccable and the staff is helpful, courteous, and not at all pushy or breathing down your neck. The fist bite you experience will be memorable. The food just sends your taste buds into a happy frenzy.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The Sole was delicious. I love the cappreesee salad too.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM