Ciao Italia Ristorante - I - Drive
Serving Homemade pasta, Prime Seafood, and homemade desserts. Famed for our Stuffed Veal Chop chop, Pollo Ciao Italia, and our Pappardelle with Wild Boar Pasta. We also offer a Kids menu for ages under 10.
Our restaurant is perfect for a Casual dining night out, Special occasions, Business dinners, and Corporate events.
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
We will be Open on Thanksgiving Day! Enjoy the holiday Italian Style. Featuring our regular dinner menu and nightly specials from 5pm-10pm
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
We will be Open on Christmas Eve! Enjoy the holiday Italian Style. Featuring our regular dinner menu and nightly specials from 5pm-10pm
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
We will be Open on Christmas Day! Enjoy the holiday Italian Style. Featuring our regular dinner menu and nightly specials from 5pm-10pm
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
We will be Open on New Year's Eve! Enjoy the holiday Italian Style. Featuring our regular dinner menu and nightly specials from 5pm-10pm
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
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Daily 5:00PM - 6:30PM
Great food and service. Our group all enjoyed their meals.
OMG. Incredible food and service!
Great meal and service! If you want to stay away from all the chain restaurants in this part of Orlando, this is the place.
A rule of thumb is that disappointing bread service and dessert can spoil an otherwise good meal. The converse is not true. Ciao Bella's excellent bread and outstanding limoncello cake could not salvage merely acceptable Caesar and caprese salad appetizers and very disappointing veal and pork chop entrees. Both arrived with limp, soggy batter that screamed microwave and the veal's lemon butter sauce was mouth puckering.
Way to loud
There is a detailed google review that i posted immediately after leaving this horrible experience. I would recommend everyone save your money, there are wonderful Italian restaurants out there.
Staff was attentive and very engaging
Off season. Little gem hidden from crazy part of I-drive. Food is fantastic!
I was blown away. I had no idea when I pulled up to a strip mall restaurant that I would enjoy one of the best Italian meals I've ever had. Impeccable service, nice wine list, informed staff - it gets no better! This will be a destination restaurant on my next trip to Orlando.
We went there for Magical Dining. The food and service Wes excellent. One of the quietist restaurants I have been in
recently. Very friendly staff.
The service was good,
The food was very good but the portions were of uneven size even though the food order was identical. I would return here in the future.
we were visiting Orlando and lucked out with this place.
Great Italian food and excellent service. Only downside is no bar - wine only - but that is a small sacrifice for the excellent experience!
The food was very good. The service was great. The ambiance was ok. It was in a soup mall, but once you were inside, it felt quite quaint.
Have been to this restaurant 2 years ago. It was excellent. This time it was not good at all. The food did not taste fresh. After about 15 minutes we were the only people in the restaurant. We were celebrating our anniversary and got nothing complimentary. Will never go again!
Good Food with variations on traditional Italian dishes.
Shawn provides great service.
Great little restaurant on I-Drive in Orlando. Always good food.
Excellent find in Orlando. Great food at a moderate price point. I had 10 people in my group and everyone raves about the meal.
Excellent, long-time family run Italian restaurant, really sets it apart from the many chain restaurants in the area. Service was excellent, food was superb!
Wonderful menu, not your cookie cutter recipes, truly homemade. Service very good nice quiet place where you can converse with each other. Portion kinda small for Italian but we were satisfied. Tiramisu best I’ve ever had!!
Nice Place. Will definitely return. Good food, service
Top notch food and service!!! Highly recommend for family or date night. Loved it all!
Didn’t know what to expect, as this place is situated in a strip mall. Don’t let that scare you! This place was so delicious and family friendly. We were the only diners with children, but the kids menu was adequate and our kids loved the food. My wife and I shared the special, 20oz stuffed veal chop and it was fantastic. The wine was also delicious. If we lived in the area, we’d be back for sure.
Excellent service and outstanding food. If you like Italian, this place is a must visit.
The waiter was terrific, the food was ok, there was only one waiter for about 40 people on one side of the restaurant which was not enough. The noise level in the restaurant is uncomfortably loud.
Very good food and service treats you like family
Once again the food was spot on and service impeccable.
Excellent. Can not wait to visit again!!
Do not order the veal. It is not milk fed despite menu claim. Horrible soggy Milanese! Wait staff looked oblivious and just tired. They likely could care less knowing it’s a tourist area and no repeat comeback!
Arrived in Orlando and was starving, luckily enough we stumbled upon Ciao Italia. Staff was welcoming and the food was delicious! No complaints except it was a little pricey but you could taste the quality and the pride they take in the food they serve. My stomach and taste buds are definitely not complaining!
Excellent food, attractively presented. Warm friendly staff.
This is a great find in the Orlando area. Skip the chain offerings and head to this local, family owned gem. Though you can easily miss the strip-mall location, you would also be missing out on some of the best service and incredible Italian cuisine that Orlando has to offer. All three entrees were worth returning for within the same week.
Service was excellent and the staff was friendly and truly welcoming as you would expect from a family owned operation that has been open for a long time.
A lithe bit pricy but not bad
Restaurant was very nice but the service wasn't good you didn't get enough food for your money wouldn't recommend this restaurant
Great Italian food locally sourced. Great service.
Unfortunately the restaurant is in a crummy strip mall with a bad parking lot.
Food is fantastic along with the service. A definite hole in the wall as you see the beat up parking lot, walking into gorgeous ambiance, dark table cloths, authentic Italian food with an amazing staff. It’s worth the trip. I’ve been here multiple times, one time I would never forget was when I ordered a pasta dish with shrimp and scallops. I’m not a fan of shrimp so just asked for scallops only. They gave me some extra scallops to make up for it. I swear it felt like they gave me almost a dozen scallops, it’s insane for the value.
great service and very good food!! everyone left satisfied
Our waiter was very nice, the place was clean, prices were good. However, the food was only ok. It wasn't bad, but it was nothing to write home about. It was decent Italian food and close to Sea World.
Here in Orlando for a conference and we wanted traditionally prepared Italian food without the hotel restaurant atmosphere that is pervasive here.
This place was spot on. Our waiter was a wonderful older Italian man with a great disposition and a good sense of humor. The way he described the dishes and specials made you want to order everything.
Then the food comes out. My friend had a lamb chop that was cooked to absolute perfection and served with really savory accompaniments. I ordered a pasta dish with rabbe and sausage that had a sauce that reminded me of food we had while in Italy. Everything tasted fresh, was well seasoned and the portions were perfect.
Then desert. The lemonchiello marscapone cake and ricotta cheesecake was so good I'll deal with the calories later. This restaurant made the trip here worth it. Bravo to the chef.
Excellent restaurant with great food and service. Excellent atmosphere and quiet.