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About Ciao Osteria
Ciao Osteria is an authentic Italian eatery featuring delicious entrees and Neapolitan wood-fired pizzas made completely from scratch. Our goal is to serve true traditional Italian recipes made with the freshest, most authentic ingredients available, while making sure our guests are treated as family at our table.
Chef Antonino believes you should never underestimate the power of a home cooked Sicilian meal. After many, many years of hard work in his kitchen, he decided to share his recipes with us. You can expect only an authentic taste of Sicily when you eat with us at Ciao Osteria.
From the moment you walk in our front door, we want you to feel like you are a part of our family.
Centreville, VA 20121
Italian, Pizzeria, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Sunday through Thursday 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 11:00 AM-11:00 PM
Near Route 28, 29 and 66
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Come join us in our beautiful bar and enjoy a handcrafted cocktail made with ingredients grown at our own local farm!
Full service catering available.
Contact: Gina 703-622-9254
Chef Antonino DiNicola
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ciao Osteria Ratings and Reviews
Such a delight! Authentic Italian/Sicilian foods are as close to homemade as possible.
It was hard choosing from the many tempting appetizers, entrees and desserts! We had a superb carafe of the house Merlot that was just right for four of us. We know we will be returning soon and many times!!
Very good food, make a reservation as there is a wait. You'll wait past your time unless you're a regular but once seated the service is top
notch and the food very good. I had eggplant and it was delicious! The right balance of ingredients so you can taste eggplant and not just cheese and sauce.
The dining experience was excellent. The food was excellent. I ordered the lasagne and it was among the best I'd ever had. My girlfriend loved the chicken marsala. The Syrah from Chile was excellent. Ciao was extremely busy and the seating was crowded. The noise level was high the entire meal. Despite the noise level the dinner overall was five star.
I met my mom at Ciao on Friday for my birthday. We loved it and I'd happily go back!
Food highlights: We both loved the red sauce used in the eggplant antipasti and meat lasagna. She ordered the grouper special, which she loved, too. The gelato is the closest I've had to gelato served in Italy since I was in Italy 3 years ago. Delicious!
Service highlights: The owner stopped by our table (and other diners, too) and the waiter brought a gelato dessert for my birthday!
The only note I'll leave to other diners discretion is the setup of tables for 2. I thought they were set very closely together and it can make for a tight, awkward exit. This wasn't a major detractor for me, but I was apologizing for bumping into my neighbors when I was gathering my gift, jacket and purse to leave.
Great Italian food,including salads,chicken,veal,desserts and wine.Great ambience,including decor and music.Very good fresh bread and olive oil dip.Very friendly owner and cook.Very good service,but sometimes the waiting period for food can be a little long,on Valentine's Day , for example, but that's probably to be expected.
Don't let the strip-mall façade fool you, this is a great medium sized family restaurant. The food is superb and the service very friendly. We were there for V-day so it was packed, noisy and it was a little long between the ordering and receiving food, so this might not be a typical night. As mentioned, the wait for food was long, but the food is well worth the wait. Most servings I saw were plentiful, but my wife's Red Snapper, while tasty and perfectly prepared, was rather small. The calamari was melt in your mouth tender and the tiramisu was probably the best I have had outside of Europe. Check out the photos you can find on-line for a better idea.
Beyond our favorite restaurant in the area. We moved from Centreville to Manassas and miss this place. It's definitly not too far to return on special occasions and when we want to splurge on a romantic date. The ambiance is authentic and Sal, the owner is always so kind to us when we are there. Our Valentine's Day meal was by far the BEST meal we have ever had at Ciao.
We went on Valentine's day with another couple and each of our meals was outstanding. The wives had veal dishes off the regular menu, my friend had one of the fish specials and I had a combination of stuffed chicken and veal. As usual the meals were done to perfection even though the restaurant was a sell out this evening. The owner Sal stopped by to check on us several times to make sure things were up to his standards.
We came in for our weekly date night, we were promptly seated (we had reservations and would highly recommend making reservations since the place was packed on a Sunday evening). We started with the grilled Octopus and wow was it great--an excellent char on the meat and beautifully arranged on plater. Our waiter,Jed, recommended Sal, the owner's, favorite Rosso Toscanini for our wine which we found to be a great value at its price and yes it was delicious. For dinner we had to sample their Margherita Pizza since they have one of the Two Niapoli wood fired pizza ovens in NoVA. It was the best I've had outside of when I'm actually in Naples Italy!
For our entree we had the special Manzo Involto which is beef wrapped around a split shank bone with prosciutto and mozzarella severed over risotto. It was over the top in flavor and tenderness---extremely succulent and satisfying. We finished the evening with their home made tiramisu which again was outstanding.
During our meal we meet the owner Sal, who walked thru the restaurant greeting everyone like we were old friends...he and his wife Gina made us new old friends. We can't wait to visit with them again and enjoy another wonderful meal.
This place is a genuine gem run by folks who proudly provide excellent food and warm hospitality....
We've lived in the Northern Virginia area for more than 3 years, and this is the first time we've found Italian food comparable to the North End in Boston. It's reminiscent of Polcari's of the North End, with handcrafted meals using fresh, tasty ingredients. The owner came out to greet us and thank us for dining at Ciao Osteria - an unexpected treat!
This is an excellent Italian restaurant owned by an Italian. The food is delicious, service is great and the owner is extremely nice and personable. The owner made his way around the restaurant interacting with all the patrons. The gelato tastes just like it does in Italy! We would highly recommend.
Good but not great, for the price one could get more memorable Italian. Grilled octopus was well-executed, not rubbery. The 'nduja was interesting, but not anything spectacular. The salumi plates featured Spanish cheeses, I felt like we were missing the experience because nobody bothered to tell us what kind of meats and cheese there were. The boar meatballs were good. I wish this meal merited a "rave" review, but alas, it was just meh. Not bad, not great. The gelato next door was, unexpectedly, perfect and a nice spot to end the meal.
Great restaurant. Outstanding food. The menu always has enticing specials. Excellent wine list. The bar is beautiful and very enjoyable. We have been here many times with friends and family and have always found our servers to be attentive and knowledgeable. Ciao is usually very busy yet we have never felt rushed. In addition to their extensive menu they also have delicious wood fired pizzas as well as calzones. They have a Gelato shop next door too.
We went here for the first time for our 29th wedding anniversary. The service was outstanding, the food was excellent and the house wine was delicious. The prices were very reasonable and the ambience was warm, inviting and cozy.
This is one restaurant we will definitely be coming back to - if only to try all the delectable items on the menu. As plates were being delivered to other tables my mouth was watering!
I can highly recommend this gem of a restaurant. Five stars all around!
The best pizza I ever tasted. Outstanding! The menu offers authentic Italian dishes that are prepared with the best ingredients. The gelato and french fries are also outstanding. I am Italian and appreciate simple dishes made with excellent ingredients. Ciao never disappoints.
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