Ciao Ristorante + Enoteca

4.8
203 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary Italian
A relaxed yet beautiful restaurant and wine bar with a traditional approach to fresh Italian fare.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 203 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.9
service
4.8
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4.6
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsamjane
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy eating there, great food and service. Always well taken care of by the staff.

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CMoon
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Food was awesome.
Servers are personable and knowledgeable.

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AshleyO
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was above and beyond, the staff was a amazing. The food was outstanding as well.

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heliman
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott is terrific, very attentive. Food was wonderful.

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vipMichaelR
St. Louis
27 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friday nights at ciao or a wonderful place hi energy great group of people. We had the halibut it was the best fish I’ve ever had in Cape Girardeau prepared perfectly with a lot of flavor

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food fresh. Varied menu. Not run-of-mill. Lobster Mac & cheese and pork chop very good. Service attentive but not intrusive.

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vipGOGO
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Again and again Ciao never disappoints! The staff are wonderful and the food is top notch. A Cape Girardeau staple-you must eat here.

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MontyW
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Ciao. Our waitress did a great job. A piano was playing! The food was very good (particularly the entrees. The desert was above average. Overall, we had a very enjoyable evening!

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vipPaulS
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great personal service and high quality food
Ambiance wonderful

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janief
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic. Service was quick and yet relaxed. Everyone seemed to enjoy their job

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GregoryS
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao is a small, intimate restaurant that features an eclectic variety of menu items and a very comprehensive wine list. The service is very attentive without being intrusive. It can, however, get a bit noisy on a busy night, but we prefer that to someplace that seems dead. It's not cheap, although there are some popularly priced entrees. The filet I had was done to perfection. We go there quite often and have always enjoyed the experience.

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Jimdbowen
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Will be going back often in the future.

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vipMichaelK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food time and time again. Service was excellent.

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EmaliG
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Loved the stuffed mushrooms!! Everything we ordered was very tasty, especially the pistachio pasta!!

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SLaw
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the wait staff friendly, the restaurant is quaint but, beautiful. It was a little loud but, we were seated right by the piano.

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vipClintK
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Valentine’s specials with food and drinks!

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DoctorX
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, great service and very covid safe.

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vipClintK
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, it was a great evening. Service was excellent and so was the food. Great wine list. Looking forward to next time

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ShaneF
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Everything was great but the food was subpar. The risotto had no seasoning and was undercoooked. My steak was so salty I couldn’t finish it.

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vipBobB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scott and the rest of the service team treated us really well! The food was great on top of it all.

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AdrianT
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place to eat service outstanding people are wonderful

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vipGOGO
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always! The Food + Staff + Ambiance are top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Their food is so good! I’ve had most everything on their menu and you can’t go wrong. Plus, they put up these clear plexiglass partitions around the tables. It’s for Covid but it makes it seem more intimate and looks nice. Great wi e list and service. Super happy they opened back up!

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vipOpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server. Food was delicious and we enjoyed our evening.

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StephD
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I'd give more than 5 stars if that we am option. Everything was great and the service was spectacular!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I frequent Ciao. It’s our favorite spot in town. The cocktails and wine list are impeccable. Additionally, the menu is anchored by Italian classics but also features delightful modern offerings. All the above are executed with refreshing quality.
Favorites: the pear salad, roasted Brussels sprouts, the Italian chicken crepes, Chilean sea bass, and the Crossbarn Pinot noir.

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JasonH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and wonderful food! It was a great experience as always!

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vipLBOz
St. Louis
23 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an enjoyable experience...Great food, service, and enjoyable music with their new player piano. We had the charcuterie as a starter, always an excellent choice. And had the spaghetti as an entree (always on point). Great wines by the glass, as well. Highly recommend.

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DebbieJ
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time and the food was great !!

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TylerB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very intimate while also a nice social setting. Amazing crab cakes!!!

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vipMichaelR
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So the restaurant just reopened after the Covid they have a new chef our meal was terrific the ambience is great and it’s got a great vibe

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LeighK
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Food was excellent. Service was great. A little pricey to go there very often but is great for special occasions.

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BenjaminL
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready when we arrived. Our server was pleasant and efficient. The chicken crepes and the veal were delicious. And the experience was just what we needed after a fractious week.

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vipJWH48
Austin
81 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've eaten at Ciao three or four times as we pass through Cape Girardeau on our way from Austin, TX to Illinois. We're never disappointed. Food, wine, drinks and service are always excellent. Nice menu with lots of different choiecs but everything we've had has been exceptional.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great venue for dinner and live entertainment. Always excellent food and top notch service.

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Foodie98
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Tiny tables on top of each other. No drinks other than alcohol and water. Bread was flavorless and steak was recooked twice and still wasn’t cooked right.

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vipsunflower0709
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately terrible! Our table for 2 was extremely small. Almost had to remove all glasses, etc to make our food fit. My view was the front door. Terrible! Singing was awful. Food didn’t taste fresh. I hate leaving a bad review but we won’t be back.

Ciao Ristorante + Enoteca
Responded on February 17, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We appreciate the candid feedback and are sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations. We apologize that your table did not have the view you would have preferred and that other tables were unavailable on Valentine's Day. We take your comments seriously and welcome the opportunity to have you as a guest in the future. Please feel free to contact us at 573-332-8884 to discuss how we may make your next visit memorable.

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Tmyers98
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner here for our 4th anniversary and it was lovely. Our server was very kind and the food was amazing. We even got a free dessert because it was our anniversary. We absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it.

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Keith
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food and service are excellent and the portions generous. Marked down for ambiance for the building location, not the interior, which is very comfortable. Noise level is moderate, not raucous and one can have a conversation. Once you're inside, you don't realize you're near busy Kingshighway Blvd.

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Keith
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We went early on a weeknight when it wasn't busy. Our server was attentive and described menu items and specials. The server was helpful with suggestions without being pushy. The pear/walnut salad was sizable and tasty. The soup of the day -- tortellini in a creamy tomato base -- was also delicious. Our entrees -- scallops and fettucine alfredo -- were generous and filling. Two of the four large scallops went home for the next evening's meal. The serving of fettucine did not look that big on the plate, but it was filling. I have noticed this with pasta served at higher-end restaurants: looks can be deceiving. We topped off our dinner with a dessert of lemony cakes and went home full and planning to return.

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Ciao Ristorante + Enoteca is rated 4.8 stars by 203 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.