Ciao Pizza Trattoria

4.6
61 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Owner Maurizio Paparo started Ciao Pizza Trattoria with his family in November 2007. Over the past thirty years, he has applied his background and knowledge of true Italian cuisine to create several successful businesses. In 2014 Maurizio took a partner, Chef Dave Lucht as executive chef and co-owner. Dave has been a chef in Eugene for over ten years, working with such favorites as Zenon Café, Hop Valley Brewing Co. and Excelsior Inn.
Ciao Pizza Trattoria was designed to offer the experience of an authentic Italian Trattoria. We serve made from scratch menu items, including appetizers, soups, salads, entree's and desserts. Everything is cooked in front of the customer in our exhibition style kitchen. Grab a seat at the counter and watch your food prepared! Ciao Pizza Trattoria provides a welcoming dining experience where good friendship and great food are shared.
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LB
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is excellent, the staff attentive, and the atmosphere is casual enough to allow you to enjoy your meal and friends. However, I have not been able to try my favorite pizza (pepperoni) because your “Capri” pizza is so good I always order it. I will try to remedy that. Thank you.

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D
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Surprisingly delicious and creative Italian food in a simple store-front location. Everything was great.

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LZ
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love their cioppino! It is a huge bowl of muscles, clam, shrimp and salmon. Their bread is out of this world too! My husband had a veal cutlet with polenta that was awesome! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was absolutely delicious! I had fettuccine Alfredo with the Parmesan chicken and loved every bite. Our server was friendly, helpful, and attentive. I’m looking forward to my next meal there.

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ES
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great Italian food at a convenient location- fresh breads, crusts and pastas. Some tables are a little cramped. Service is generally good

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VE
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We enjoyed our meal and the service was good as well. Fresh pasta and lots of options for custom entrees. We enjoyed the cannelloni for the first time and it was excellent! Newer server named Chris and he did a good job. We hadn’t been there in a while and will definitely go back!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall very good as usual.

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JB
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great menu, great food, something for everyone. we loved and will be back!

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l
London
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly and helpful staff, delicious pizzas for a reasonable price. We will be back.

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JE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

More noisy than We like, conversation was hard, had to shout to be heard.

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Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Hidden gem. Great food and service

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JE
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awsome food, great service, warm and inviting, local

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly the best pizza ever. Over waiter(owner?) was great he was attentive. The stuffed mushrooms were great

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JS
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST Gluten Free pizza and pasta that I have ever had! Thank you for providing so many delicious choices and for being so cautious for those who have Celiac. You are a wonderful find! Can’t wait to come back and try more of your gluten free selections!

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SE
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My husband and I absolutely love this place! The food is outstanding. My only complaint was our last visit we were sat VERY close to a neighboring table. It was as if we were having dinner all together. This would have been understandable if there hadn't been any other open tables, whoever, there was. Not a deal breaker, but it wasn't our favorite experience there. The food was still worth it though!

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AL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

LOVED the food and service! If I lived closer, I'd be dining there a few times a month. Fresh pasta with sage butter is fantastic. Yummy meatballs. EVERYTHING WAS SOOOO GOOD. Chianti too!

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Hawaii
23 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our "go to" place! It is comfortable with excellent food. The staff is some of the best in Eugene. They are friendly and accommodating. The gluten free pizza is outstanding!!

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ciao Pizza is one of my very favorite restaurants with friendly personal service and delicious food.
For starters, their Pizza, Calzone, and Stromboli are made from scratch when ordered,
but they also have a full menu with regular specials, every one of which is a tasty delight.
I recommend it to all of my friends. I also make certain to take visitors there for a real treat.

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TO
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We eat here several times a year and it is always good service and great food. I tried something different this time and was happy I had leftovers so I can enjoy it again. The lasagna is enough for 3 meals for me, especially if I have a salad and bread to start. Salad greens come from a local farm and everything is made fresh when ordered.

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AR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has many options and everything sounds delicious.
We ordered pasta and we had a very enjoyable evening with great taste, flavor and freshness.
The service was amazing and the atmosphere is really cool

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Terrible food for the prize. There was too much of feta cheese on the pizza and that made it too salty. The pappardelle was average as well

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s
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoy having found Ciao after many years away from it. It’s our new favorite Italian go-to! Great variety on the menu and the food is always delicious. Great specials and every day fare. Definitely recommend!

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VB
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This place is quite a little gem. I never would have guessed such good food would be found in a strip mall area. Everything we had was terrific and our server was outstanding as well. This would be a regular spot for dining if we were not just passing thru town.

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CH
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious chicken dinner with risotto and braised greens. Reasonably prices.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Would have wrote a better review if this experience had been as good as some of our others. But this one did not go so well.

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KE
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The pizza here was excellent - love the thin crust. Surprisingly, the ciopino was also excellent! we would definitely return if we are in the area again.

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GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Don't let the location in a strip mall fool you. This is no generic pasta joint. The food is top notch! my only wish was a wider selection of quality wine by the glass.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful atmosphere. The Ceasar salad was excellent. All the food was fresh and really good and service was friendly and quick.

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R
Portland
452 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great spot for pizza, many choices plus make your own option. Sandwich and Salad options also available if pizza not your choice. Good beer and beverage options to complement your food choice. Cozy, comfortable décor and good service. Give it a try.

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CF
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, as always! Ciao is an excellent go to restaurant in the Eugene area. Bread, salads, pizza, pasta & wine do not disappoint.

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EB
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a pleasant evening, glad to get last minute reservation. We arrived and didn't like the table so we sat at the bar. Chose an inexpensive bottle of wine which was good. Appetizer of bruschetta was a big proportion and tasty. The main courses were also ample sized. We chose dessert to go. Overall a pleasant meal though nothing amazing. We did have great service.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Pizza was very good, I really liked the crust. Service was excellent, was a good value for the money. Kid friendly. The chocolate chip cookie skillet is delectable.

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I
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by nearby hotel staff and it more than lived up to its billing as the Italian place to go in Springfield. I would highly recommend to anyone with a sophisticated palate.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place!!! Their calzone is delicious. We also had their cheese bread and that was also delicious!!!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Recommended by a friend and we weren't disappointed! Very good pasta dishes, chef was willing to be creative by mixing some pasta sauces as requested. Great result. We will return.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Family dinner over graduation weekend

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Portland
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A bustling, energetic place! Loved the big brick pizza oven. Ordered the cioppino and it was DELICIOUS! Our waiter gave us such great, personal service. We will definitely go back!

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was fantastic as always. We frequently dine at Ciao for lunch and dinner. Great menu, friendly staff.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was nice, noise level of interior is distracting as acoustics seem to be associated with hard surfaces.

Like the restaurant. Wine list is good. food choices good. server was nice. enjoy the smell of Italy .

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c
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

decent experience but it seemed the young female servers were very overworked and stressed - need more service and relaxed people working there...

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