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Ciao Italia Ristorante - I - Drive

4.5
412 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Ciao Italia Ristorante was founded in 1991, in Orlando, Fl, by Antonio and Josie Navarra. Both natives of Italy, Antonio from Salerno and Josie from Palermo. Today, the Navarra family business not only consists of Antonio and Josie, but their three children as well, Carmen, Vincenzo and Vanessa. Each member is a key factor at Ciao, and what has made this restaurant one of the oldest restaurants on International Drive today, and which is why Ciao Italia is 3 year in a row Zagat award winner, with a high ranking of 28 in food. In addition, to Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. The Navarra Family, looks forward to serving you soon!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, European, Organic
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Hours of operation
Dinner nightly:
Monday: Saturday 5pm - 10:30pm
Sunday: Sunday 5pm-10pm
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Phone number
(407) 354-0770
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Vincenzo Navarra
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Catering
We offer catering to go. Please contact us for details. info@ciaoitaliaonline.com
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Cross street
International Drive and Westwood Blvd
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Parking details
Handicap Access available
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Public transit
I-trolley stop 29.
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Special events & promotions
Christmas Eve, New Years Eve, Valentines Day, September dining month.
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Gift Card
Additional
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Gluten-free Menu, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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At Ciao, a traditional Italian ambiance is on hand to greet you, whose friendly staff will cater for your every need. Head back to Italy not only with the amazing food, but with the true Italian feel you receive on arrival.

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What 412 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 2 days ago

Unassuming location within a strip mall, but a pleasant surprise when walking in. Traditional italian cuisine, well done and priced. Service was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Love this place. My fiancé and I love to spend special dates here. Food is amazing! Service is on point! Every single time

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

BEWARE OF THE UP-SELL!!!!
We planned a business meal at this restaurant based on their menu and their reviews. We were greeted very nicely by a very attentive wait staff. They proceeded to heavily sell their "specials" for the day which included their "signature dish" the veal chop. The description made this dish difficult to turn down and both my colleague and I ordered it after considering what was described by the waiter as the "alternative" dish - the stuffed pork chop. The pork chop menu price was a reasonable $25. No mention was made of the price of the veal chop in the up-sell routine.

We very much enjoyed our substantial veal chop dinners however we were absolutely flabbergasted by the price (not mentioned in the up-sell scam) of $60/ meal. This was about 2-3x the price of ANYTHING on the printed menu. I have to admit, that I didn't ask the price for their signature dish, but the wait staff offered not even a hint that the price of the extravagance would be doubling the price of our meal. It's a shame, the restaurant is not bad overall but the practice of up-selling unsuspecting diners to meals that double the top price on the menu is unacceptable in my book. Thus I give this establishment 1 star for value.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic place. We went for Valentine's and it wasn't as packed as we expected. Very attentive service and the food was delicious. Great romantic place. Will definitely return.

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KevinR (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was so good. Real home family flavor. And the service and people were great.
Best meal we've had so far on our vacation.
Papa is a great guy!

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vipyummm (Austin)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We are disappointed. We were looking forward to a great dinner on our last night in Orlando and were sorely disappointed. The tomato sauce tasted like it came from a can it was just red sauce with no herbs or flavor. The water smelled bad so we ordered bottled mineral water. Only good thing was the service.

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vipCarolyn (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

This restaurant is a hidden gem! The food, ambiance and service were impeccable.

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vipdissapointed (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Tony was a super waiter. Very patient and knowledgeable. We had the chef’s salad which was quite special, followed by the eggplant parm, veal parm, chicken scallopine and several pasta dishes. Everything was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Amazing service and the best Italian food!

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SueR (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Always a great meal here. Amazing food, wonderful service, favorite restaurant in Orlando.

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Tonney was a great waiter and very attentive. The meal was delicious and we plan to come back soon!

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Ugly ambiance, empty restaurante, nobody eating when I went

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JimH (Milwaukee)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Food and presentation was superb! Penne with cherry tomato sauce, broccoli, sausage. So perfect. Grouper with shrimp, fettuccini, Bechamel sauce. Scrumptious! Best Italian I have been to.

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DeborahW (Western NC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Delicious meals. Fresh and perfectly prepared. Efficient waitstaff. Everything was perfect except for noise level. Loud!!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful meal! The food was excellent. We had a round table for 8 people which makes visiting much easier. I will go back twice when we are in town next year! The veal scallopini and the veal chop are a must!

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