Ristorante Ciao - Naples
Ristorante Ciao - Naples

Ristorante Ciao - Naples

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://ristoranteciao.com/
  • Phone: 2392633889
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch:
    Re-opening for lunch October 1st

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

    Closed Sundays from June - September
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Italian
  • Executive Chef: Gianfranco Loreti
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Looking for private dining accommodations offering Naples' finest Italian cuisine in an intimate ambiance for a celebration dinner or business function, then Ciao is just the place. Ciao has 2 private dining rooms; 1 for up to 14 guests, the other up to 36. Semi-private dining for up to 50 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Carol Rosen or Gianfranco Loreti 2392633889

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US 41 (Tamiami Trail)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is plentiful for diners at Ciao. There is street parking right in front of the restaurant, a municipal parking lot across the street which is available, and lastly we have a parking lot for approximately 20 cars directly behind the restaurant.
A word from Ristorante Ciao - Naples
Those who appreciate fine dining have recognized Ciao as Southwest Florida's best Italian cuisine for 25 years. Entering Ciao's recently re-modeled, elegant dining room, you know you are about to enjoy a wonderful dining experience. Chef/Owner Gianfranco invites you to enjoy traditional Italian dishes and his special creations. Appetizers include the award-winning Asparagi In Camicia and Calamari Al Parmigiano. Homemade pasta dishes include popular traditional ones, as well as many Chef's Specials, such as Fettuccine Ciao made with fresh Maine lobster. Enjoy the best OssoBuco you ever tasted, as well as fresh seafood prepared in various ways. Finish your meal with one of many homemade desserts, including Tiramisu and a unique Warm Zabaglione. Ciao has a full bar and an extensive wine list, featuring some of Italy's best kept secrets.
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Ristorante Ciao - Naples reviews from OpenTable diners
33 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)special occasion (14)romantic (10)fit for foodies (10)good for groups (5)notable wine list (4)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • A nice find!
    AlDude
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This was an excellent meal. We especially enjoyed the food, and it was a great value on the early bird menu. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Incredible food
    N2BKS
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wow!!!! We had eight people at Ciao's for dinner and everyone was thrilled from the wonderfully prepared fish to the pasta dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • High quality dining
    Nana
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Northern Italian cuisine served to perfection. Our new Naples favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Anniversary dinner
    Niceevening
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    We went to Ciao for our 20th anniversary. It's been our long term favorite restaurant. They reserved a special table for us and the service and food were both excellent. M.Falton
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    It was a fabulous evening. The dinner was the best fish dish I have had at any restaurant. Ciao is or favorite Naples restaurant. Great for special occasions or just an evening out. EVERYONE is pleasant and friendly.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Occasion
    LadyDi
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I reserved noting birthday celebration. We were seated at a lovely table in the sparkling clean window and greeted with a glass of Prosecco. The special menu included a good selection including a very nice salad. Food was very hot and served together. When asked for clarification on the special menu combined with the regular menu the waiter very graciously responded we could combine and the price would be split and a glass of wine included. Often requests are handled poorly with little or no flexibility. Ciao is a perfect example of a locally owned Naples restaurant that has continued its standards of excellence and consistency while meeting demands of competition from establishments held by large companies. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Appetizers to die for
    BotbotVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    I ordered the Prociutto and melon appetizer. It was outstanding. My fiancé had the Ciao salad and said it was terrific. We both ordered the lobster fettucine and it was fair.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Could be better
    rjf49VIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The pasta entrees we ordered from the summer dining special menu were very disappointing, however the basa entree was very well prepared. The house salad was terrible, a little lettuce and a couple cucumber slices with a vinaigrette dressing that was almost all vinegar and no oil. There was no other choice of dressing offered. The pasta with chicken in a light tomato sauce came with almost no chicken and the sauce was very watery and very underseasoned.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review of Ciao
    BobofNaples
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Good food and service at reasonable price. Very consistant. W had the chicken marsala.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinners, carefully prepared, brought to the table on a serving cart, and uncovered by our waitress. . .who also was extraordinarily attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience
    RSmith
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had a wonderful romantic evening. The summer special was a great deal. Dinner for 2 and a bottle of wine for $35.00. The chef and owner even came out to talk to my girlfriend and I. All and all a wonderful night out without the kids. Much needed
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great night.
    hilander
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Have been here before. Everyone enjoyed their dinner, service& specials. GREAT DEAL, WITH THE WINE SPECIAL. Even brought us a floor wine bucket. Very classy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Bother
    nancyinnaples
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Food was just okay, nothing special at all. Salad was the best part, entrees all were bland.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Restaurant
    BobofNaples
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food and service are very good. Quiet atmosphere which allows for very pleasant dining.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 91 reviews are from the Ristorante Ciao - Naples reviews archive.
  • won't go back
    naplesresidentVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Never had Italian food that was bland! No seasoning was used on Carpacicco nor Caprese Salad. Entree's of Osso Buo and Veal chop milanse were only fair, then to top it off the waitress forgot our 2nd glass of wine, prices are comparable to other nearby Italian resturants, but the service and food cannot compare. Go to one of the others on 5th Avenue.
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  • Excellent Restaurant!
    DgdcaVIP
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We have eaten here at least 4 times and have always had good service and great food, The early dining option is worth it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • early dining menu
    LuckymeVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    we found the quality of food to be not as good on the early dining menu. It seems the chef did not pay much attention to the mixed fishes with pasta dish. The sauce lacked flavor and the fish was overcooked. the other fish dish (bassa)? came with reheated potatoes (far from fresh) and vegetables. The Italian bread was like Wonder bread - real mushy. We have been to this restaurant several times on special events he had and we were not disappointed. Being Italian, we are very critical when it comes to good Italian food. Disappointed. My husband and I could have cooked a better meal, sorry to say.
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  • Nice place
    tonydonnaVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Service was outstanding, food was very good and noise level acceptable.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    LuckymeVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    we went Easter Sunday and both had the lamb shank. The meat fell right off the bone, it was so tender. Came with roasted potatoes and jullienne vegetables. Would have preferred roasted veggies as well, instead of steamed. Also enjoyed the wine we chose from Italy.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fork Tender
    tominnaplesVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    The veal dishes is "FORK TENDER". One of the best in Naples. Service great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    alfthecat
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    Our party went to Ciao for the early bird dinner. I ordered the Chicken Piccata. Not alot of flavor for this dish which has always been a favorite of mine. My main complaint was the dinner came with a house salad. I asked if I could change the house salad to a Caesar salad. No problem I was told. Not a word was said about there being a charge for this change. I wouldn't have minded paying a few dollars more but found out after we left that we were charged $10. extra for the change. I thought that was outrageous. Two people had Pasta dishes which were alright. My husband had the Liver which he said was alright.
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  • Good Italian
    Frank
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Food excellent. Best Italian rest we've eaten at in Naples
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time for Lunch
    laurienaplesflVIP
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    Have been to Ciao many times for dinner over the past 15-20 years, but this was the first time for lunch. There was only one other table besides us, what a shame. The Wedding Soup was super, but the grilled artichokes were not trimmed as well as I've had them at dinner. Maybe the specials are the way to go rather than ordering from the menu. Almost felt like lunch was an afterthought while they were preparing for dinner. Will try again, though, so they can prove me wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced for average food
    LwerVIP
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    The service and attention given us was very good. The decor looks like the restaurant has had same furniture for years. The atmosphere was far less than I expected from reading previous reviews.
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  • Why reservations are always open!!!
    ETdinesalotVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Let me begin by saying that our experience at Ciao was a pretty good one. The food is good to very good....everything ordered on this trip was well prepared and tasty. But I figured out why this restaurant always has open time slots on open table...even on busy weekend nights. 1. The restaurant is very large. 2. The ambiance is lacking....the place is a throwback and could use an update. 2. The service, for the prices charged, doesn't measure up. The price tag is a bit high...not unreasonable...but high for the service level. Staff is slow and unrefined in process. Food delivered on carts with metal covers. If you need a place to eat and can't get a reservation at a more current restaurant....the food won't disappoint.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Naples
    DJosVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    A real find in Old Naples...we loved it ! A long time restaurant and true to its name, it did not disappoint. An acquaintance who spends his summers in Italy told us it was his favorite Itailian restaurant in Naples
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time we were here and
    flora
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    First time we were here and very happy with food & service. Will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We really have found this
    forte
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    We really have found this restaurant to be consistently good with great variety and always friendly staff. Molto bene!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Little Gem
    2long2waitVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Wonderful little gem off the 5 th avenue strip. My husband had the veal ravioli and I had the veal Marsala. We also had good salads. Warm bread. We are keeping this spot on our list for future visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dinner with Friends at Ciao
    MDS60
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    I was in Naples, FL in February and visited Ciao on Fourth for the second time. It was my second excellent experience. The reservation was kept on time. The server was pleasant and attentive. The appetizers were wonderful, especially an artichoke-focused special. On my first visit, I had the Osso Bucco, which was phenomenal. So I had to deviate this time, enjoying instead a wonderful Veal Milanese, with wonderful flavors including wild mushrooms, over fresh pasta. Others in my party had everything from salads, to fish, to the filet mignon medallions, to veal parmigiana. Everything was wonderful - not a complaint in the group. Wine list was robust with many choices and not at all over-priced. Excellent Experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Did not feel welcome
    Jerseyborn56
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    Was highly recommended. Portions were small. Prices were high. Seemed like regulars were catered to. We were the only table with black napkins everyone else had white? Veal Parm had a pink sauce with chunks of tomato and onion between the cheese and veal. Did not like the onion taste on the veal. Veal Marsala had a tiny portion of veal. Waitress did not give the right change. Very disappointed in the experience.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Evening
    PhillyJuan
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Old school Italian. The good old school. Like having dinner in your Nonna's dining room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Little Oasis
    DanCVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Always calm, an oasis from the frantic in season downtown Naples scene. Ciao has an old world feel.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Off the beaten path
    Patti
    Dined on 2/4/2014
    This is a great Naples restaurant but not on the packed streets that this time of year is always present. White table cloths ,olive oil are on the table. Succulent meats and pastas, great and extensive wine selection and wait staff on their toes but not hovering will be found,
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good taste ... good recipes
    Jacy
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Good taste ... good recipes and good qualite of food .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great meal
    KreaVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    You just can't go wrong here. The only problem I have here is choosing what to eat. They have a great menu and everything is so wonderful.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a very nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We had a very nice dinner and the restaurant graciously gave us each a glass of prosecco since we were celebrating a birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chef not flexible
    pbb1VIP
    Dined on 1/23/2014
    Ordered FILET MIGNON medallions very rare and asked for the wine sauce on the side. Expecting our entrees the waitress came back stating the chef would do the steak MEDIUM-RARE, but not very RARE since it was against the law. I asked why OUTBACK, CAPITAL GRILLE, etc all served RARE steaks. No valid reason given by the waitress, who proceeded back to the kitchen to relay my message. She then came back with "the chef will do it rare", which I accepted after this scene held in front of our guests and delaying all the entrees being delivered. When the steak did come, it was rare BUT wine sauce all over it. When I asked the waitress why she could not honor my dietary request, she stated the chef didn't feel it was right without the sauce.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • it's been several years since
    MunchVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    it's been several years since I was last at Ciao and I still found it as enjoyable as I remembered! My friends thought that their meals were very tasty and with two of us being Italian, we thought the food was very authentic! I was a bit surprised that it was as pricey as it was - my veal special was quite good, but the amount of veal in the dish was not as large as I would have expected for the $36.00 price - one of my friends had the fish special, and his dish seemed a better value (it, too, was very good). All in all, we three enjoyed our meals very much and would certainly recommend Ciao to others! It was a quite night there, so we were able to have a conversation without yelling across the table - a very BIG PLUS indeed!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We have dined at Ciao for almost 20 years and this experience was very disappointing. A great restaurant like this should be careful not to fall victim to trying to satisfy a crowd that is too large witha waitstaff that cannot handle it. The food as well has progressed beyond good food that justifies the price. It was out of line. My scallop, lobster and shrimp dish was served barely lukewarm after an hour and a half. And the dish was nowhere near worth the $36 price tag. Our dining partners were embarrassed for having recommended Ciao.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic