Terrific service. Owner recommende
Terrific service. Owner recommended dishes and paired wines. Food was delicious. Highly recommended
3/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
My favorite place in the neighborho
My favorite place in the neighborhood - family owned and run. Supporting a small business is a bonus. Nick makes the experience special!! Highly recommend.
4/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was excellent; among
Food was excellent; among the best Italian food I've had in the Pittsburgh area. Service was nice, and the server himself (also the owner) was engaging and treated us with great respect. The best way to describe it was that he treated us more like guests rather than customers. However, service was slow at times, which happens when he was the only one waiting the entire restaurant.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dining experience
This restaurant is one of the best restaurants in the area. The food is top notch with generous portions and their famous tomato basil sauce really lives up to it's name. The sommelier is really helpful in picking out wines, so if you want wine with your dish and don't know what to get, ask to have a wine picked out. You'll be pleased you did.
The only downside to this restaurant is the price. Be prepared to pay at least $75 for a dinner for 2 (including a glass of wine for each. without wine, you might be able to keep it down near $50) and as much as over $100. We got the filet mignon steak with a portobello mushroom, chicken marsala, 2 glasses of wine, and one desert for $102. I think it was worth it for how good the food is. :
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
This little spot was perfect for an after graduation celebration. We had a group of 6, and were running about a half hr behind schedule. When I called to inform the restaurant, they were very understanding and accomodating. The waitress was friendly and pleasant. The food was great and the Tiramisu is to die for!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was great except
Everything was great except the service, which I think was probably an anomaly (it was Mother's Day). We have been there before and service was fine.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for Mother's Day brunch
I took my mom, along with my parents and my in-laws to Ciao2 for Mother's Day. It was my first experience with this restaurant, and everything was superb. The waiter was very attentive to our needs, and made sure that we never had to call him over with a question or to even refill our waters. Fantastic!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
My favorite Italian restaurant in Pittsburgh. Excellent food. The staff knows me.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Last Minute Large Group
What a place! We had a big party of 20 that needed a last minute reservation as our previous arrangements fell throigh. The owners accommodated us without a problem. The food was amazing and plentiful, the service was quick and attentive. I'm a New Yorker and difficult to please, and this place hit it out of the park. We will definitely come back the next time our travels take us back to Pittsburgh!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were there on a Sunday
We were there on a Sunday afternoon and it was very quiet with only a few tables occupied. One of the owners waited on us and we enjoyed that. There were four of us and we had a variety of food all of which was excellent. We will go back.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
When going out for a special evening, great food, and superior drinks, this is our choice!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Owner waited on us from start to finish, he is clearly passionate about excellent food and service. Great food and bar menu, I highly recommend trying Ciao 2!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love Ciao! Great service,
Love Ciao! Great service, great food, atmosphere and wine list. Great place to have conversations and not have to shout over noise or music. Great gem for a wonderful dining experience!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ciao 2 - Great Food, Great Service
Although the food was great and the service was excellent, we were a little surprised when our bill came and for 3 of us, it came to $127 and we really didn't order anything overly expensive.....the culprit; $35 for a caraffe of Sangria....thank goodness we didn't order another one! Overall good!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was very good but I felt
Food was very good but I felt it was somewhat overpriced. Waiter gave very good service but tended to talk too much and hovered too much. We couldn't have a private conversation. Wine was good but not exceptional. The 4th star was only because the food was so good. Otherwise it would be 3 stars. Restaurant could use a good cleaning and some upgrading.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of my favorite places to dine!
Great from family and friends. Good Italian foods and wine. Always a great place to have that special occasion or just that special dinner for two. Family run with great people, service and that special aroma you get with home cooked Italian foods. A place you don't want to miss.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is Delious
The food is delicious! We were looking for a leasurly dining experience but felt like we were served our courses entirely too fast. The waiter was a little over zealous in looking after our needs.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I like this place. It is handy and has excellent food and service. Great menu and wine list. Ciao! 2 is a family run restaurant that is a step above the chains. And it's Italian..
9/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
EVERYTHING WAS GOOD. IT WAS
EVERYTHING WAS GOOD. IT WAS OUR SECOND TIME THERE AND ENJOYED THE FOOD. OUR GUEST HAD TO SEND HER SEA BASS BACK TO KITCHEN TO BE COOKED A LITTLE MORE. SEATING IS CROWDED, BUT OK. SERVICE, A LITTLE SLOW, BUT TO BE EXPECTED WHEN EVERYTHING IS PREPARED FRESH. RECOMMEND TO OUR FRIENDS.
PEOPLE IN THE RESTAURANT WERE FRIENDLY AND LIVELY. STAFF VERY BUSY. OUR WAITER DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO TALK WITH US UNTIL END OF EVENING.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had two friends with us and it was there first time. We have enjoyed Ciao's food for some time. Only suggestion is they expand their wine list. We had a great Italian wine, Goose Bumps, but they should offer more Napa/Sonoma labels.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was great, food was
Service was great, food was very good. Would highly recommend!!
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We once again dined out as Ciao2 as a special night out for ourselves. We have never been disappointed in the service and the menu selections. We each enjoyed one of the specials of the night and sipped on a wine selection suggested by Nick. As usual we felt like we had spent a special night out with fine wine, exquisite seafood and excellent service.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Caio 2 is our favorite restaurant. You can always count on the food being excellent and Nick is a masterful bartender. He will make anything you ask and the drink is always great.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great place. Food is good. Service is good. it is a small restaurant, like what you would find in Italy.
This is a place I would recommend to anyone. It is the second time I was there and would go back again.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent authentic Italian,
Excellent authentic Italian, not like your average chain restaurant
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM