Ciao Italia Ristorante

4.5
901 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
For 30 Years Ciao Italia has Been Orlando's Best Locally owned Run Italian Restaurant. Awards include Zagat High ranking, Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence, Most romantic Restaurant, OpenTable Diners Choice and Neighborhood Gem.
The concept is simple: We are a Scratch Kitchen Serving Homemade pasta, Prime Seafood, and Homemade desserts in a warm atmosphere. Our wine list encompasses all regions of Italy but also does justice to the best American wineries.
Our restaurant provides a rich experience that can only be matched by its delicious menu. Never intimidating and always comfortable, Ciao Italia is perfect for a Casual dining night out, Special occasions, Business dinners, and Corporate events.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 901 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TeddyP
Tampa
53 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since all the restaurants were booked at Gaylord Palms we had to venture out to Friday night bumper to bumper traffic! We made it to Ciao Italia, service was great, food was great, wine was great! Definitely would come back when in the area again!

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Krista
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fabulous!!

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MichaelS
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I had a business dinner at Ciao Italia and it was fantastic. From the great bottle of Chianti to the dinner of grouper with asparagus and mashed potatoes it was a taste treat. Service was the best.

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vipOTvipNdc
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good good and good service.

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Brianna
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and this restaurant is so consistent. Amazing food. Amazing service. Great ambience. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

La comida excelente. El servicio mmmm... Un poco rudo. Son napolitanos!!! Lo recomiendo mucho por los platillos. Muy muy buena comida. Los precios bien.

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Leslie
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Soda came in 20oz bottles. Food was just okay for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carmelo was our server. He was amazing. Also the food was amazing as well. Felt like I was back up in Boston in the north end

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JeanD
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was snippy but the food was great and the price was reasonable. We got caprese salad, Caesar salad, garlic bread with cheese (not “cheese bread” said the snippy server), lasagna, lobster ravioli, and chicken fettuccini.

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PaulB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Service was ok, felt like we were a nuisance to the server to have come for dinner. Food was quite good and portions were just right.

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SallyM
Raleigh
13 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and great service. Enjoyed the experience.

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MaryAnn
23 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined here to celebrate our anniversary. The waiters were very attentive and the food was delicious.

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KevinF
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner. The food - appetizers, dinner, dessert was all so good. The service was also excellent.

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TomM
Tampa
10 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found the gem on the open table app. It was a perfect evening with a fantastic meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience from the moment I walked in the door. Friendly staff seated me very quickly, and the wait staff was extremely attentive and professional.

The meal was superb! I started with a caprese salad and had salmon with artichokes & spinach and a garlic cream sauce . Outstanding flavors and generous portion. I topped off my meal with limoncello sorbet which was served in a hollowed out lemon.

The restaurant is tucked in a corner in a shopping plaza, and although it doesn’t look like much from the outside, you will be stepping into a different world when you walk in the door.
I will definitely go back when I am in the area!

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MilaB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely delicious! We lived the service and ambiance!!!

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EdwardK
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school service with old school charm. The calamari was exceptional.

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Brian
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and atmosphere. Service couldn’t have been better. Would highly recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal! We hope to return the next time we are in town.

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RyanP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Come here anytime we are in the area. True Italian food.

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Patti
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular food starting w the 🍅 & mozzarella salad to the brilliant seafood 🐠🍤🦪! Service team was great! Can’t wait to go back and save room for dessert 🍨. Ciao Bella!

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LawrenceG
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Food was very good .Prices were average. Service not good. Waiter came by one time to ask how we were and didn't seem to care. It was our anniversary. I mentioned that when making reservation. I was expecting anything but I thought it might have been nice if he had at least mentioned it. I had to give him my order twice. Most likely will not be going there again

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vipeater123
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good food and service. The restaurant is ok sat by the front window and all the people waiting were looking as you ate so not what we wanted. Great desserts and friendly staff

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CatA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic and the food was great!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The outside of the restaurant does not look like much, but don’t let that fool you, because their food is very good, well prepared and Authentic Italian. I had a seafood pasta special that was one of the best meals I’ve had in months, perfectly prepared. If we come back to Orlando, I will order the same meal again

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cw18
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent and the portions were generous. However, there seemed to be only one server in the entire restaurant. He did not greet us and we had to request that he take our drink order and seek him out to bring us our check. The restaurant had several large groups and it was quite noisy. The drink selection was limited for non-alcoholic drinks. They had a few bottled sodas and iced tea only. If you are willing to deal with those things, you will enjoy a delicious meal.

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NANCYO
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Never expected when I asked for ice tea they would bring a bottle of Gold Peak . And if you have 6 people if you don’t look at the bill they put the tip way on the bottom of the bill. 3 of the 6 people were kids . But the food was pretty good .

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NathanT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place. Absolutely love the food and service. Great date night after getting caught in the rain on our way there from our hotel.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For was great and service was awesome

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing! Highly recommend the seafood linguini!

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Gmaof2
Tallahassee
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We have been here many times and I am not sure what happened tonight but service was horrible and food was not very good.
Chicken Marsala was so salty we could not eat
It our waiter never checked on us. We were very disappointed this time around

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vipdonmac
Jacksonville
21 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. I would definitely go back.

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PatriciaM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow. The food was excellent and the wine good. We had a great time and will definitely be back in the future.

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dwieder
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Service and food was great

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TashaG
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had reservations here while on vacation here in Orlando. Was seated promptly and ordered. Food was really good. The only thing I didn't like was the bottled soft drinks. Other than that, they had a long selection of wines to pick from.

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Debbie
Nashville
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I thought everything we had here was fantastic! Caprese, burata, shrimp scampi, chicken Alfredo and veal parm. Waiter was very friendly and accommodating, I’ll be back for sure!

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vipRichmorre
Tallahassee
77 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were in Orlando with family and found this place highly recommended on Open Table. We had a great dinner and everyone (kids and adults) left having a great experience. We talked about it all the way home. Food was great and the homemade pasta was outstanding. Would highly recommend.

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KimM
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Never was offered refill on drinks or was told the servers name. Food was ok. Would not recommend I. Such an amazing city of food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food, fantastic service!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ciao Italia Ristorante using the Order Online button. Ciao Italia Ristorante also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Ciao Italia Ristorante also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (407) 354-0770.

Ciao Italia Ristorante is rated 4.5 stars by 901 OpenTable diners.

Ciao Italia Ristorante does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/EG5TTANTMZN3M/order.

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.