Ciao Italia Ristorante

4.6
794 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

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Daily 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:30PM

What 794 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipChuckC
Columbus
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The service is impeccable and the food is outstanding. I come here every time I am in Orlando. Very close to Sea World, bit I would drive from anywhere in the area to eat here.

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Edward
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place, clean, quiet. Everything was perfect. I will come back again.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Terrific food! Family of 4 all ordered separate dishes. I tried them all, and thought they were all delicious! Salmon was one of the best I ever had.

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MaryW
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my husband’s birthday. We found it to be a great experience overall: cute place, great attentive service and incredibly delicious food. Don’t miss the Fettuccine Alfredo ( best I’ve EVER had, with homemade pasta!) and DONT skip dessert!( the Linoncello cake is outstanding!). We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was salty, small portion, pricey and server had major attitude

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carmelo was terrific!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and they accompanied allergies!

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Foodielady
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Overall food excellent. Service by server excellent. We had an issue with the bill in which they were duplicating the tip, when we asked the cashier to review it, she was very nasty to us. Is a shame that this incident spoiled our evening. We were 11 at the table.

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MurielS
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SO GOOOOOOOD

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vipLauraS
Savannah
13 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Nice meal and cute place. Just don’t think I will be going back. I don’t think you got value for your dollar here.

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vipRobyn
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is simply adorable. I made reservations for a group of 6, and when we got there they sat us immediately. The staff was kind, and helped us make important food decisions. Each person at the table ordered something different, and it was all wonderful. Everything came out hot and seasoned to perfection. I ordered the lobster ravioli, and my only complaint is that I wish I had more.

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DanielleC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Gross food sick for two days, Wouldn’t go back and definitely wouldn’t recommend it

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vipwribit
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Wine was excellent. My only issue was that my food wasn’t really hot. I like my meal to be really hot.

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GrantF
Louisville
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was fine but server was rude had to ask for several things brought us wrong beverage and honestly just not very friendly.

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crat67
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The tomato sauce was closer to the sauce one would find in a can of chef boyardee spaghetti than in was to homemade marinara sauce. Some of the cheese used in the lasangna tasted more like American cheese than mozzarella. All dishes were much too heavily salted. Servers were quick and professional but unfriendly (e.g., no response to thank you). Very disappointing experience.

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brianN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was good - ordered garlic bread with mozzarella cheese for appetizer which either was forgotten or delayed and did not come before meals were served. It was brought shortly thereafter and was worth the wait! Meals were excellent and would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Caprese app was amazing.

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citygrrl01
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great service was amazing would go back

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the daily special - surf and turf, 1/2 lobster tail with a filet, served in a light tomato cream sauce with linguine. Everything was stellar, including the bread served before dinner. I’ll be back, as the food is as good as I’ve had at other Italian seafood restaurants...and much cheaper!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Espectacular la comida

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we have ever had! My husband and I travel extensively around the world. This is by far the best meal we have had in recent or even remote memory!

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vipLisat
Atlanta
79 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best restaurant in Orlando. Fresh, authentic, delicious, friendly.
I love coming to work in this area only if to eat here.

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vipJOHN
Orlando
21 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and very reasonable. The wait staff is very attentive and helpful and go out of their way to make you feel welcome. The selection of food and drinks has a wide range of choices so you can find something to your liking. I would highly recomend eating there.

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MichaelW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food! Pricing is a little high but is reflective of the flavors and the quality of the ingredients. Thank God they are open again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent. My favorite restaurant in Orlando. We eat from here twice during our week-long stays!

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vipllibrach
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reminds me of many of the great small family owned restaurants we loved in NJ here in central FL. Great food and service we’ll be back!!

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KennethB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service was good. My family had been going here when in Florida for the past 3 years. Always a good meal.

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KuukMerida
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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MarjorieS
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed the Lasagna immensely!

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NancyL
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food at a fair price. We come back every year.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was not to my satisfaction to be a top tier restaurant . Also service was really slow and drastic!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cute little authentic Italian place, great food.

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DillonC
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been going to Ciao Italia for over 20 years. Food and service always outstanding.

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JonathanD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The service was great, the food was great as well. I love a good bolanase and this was very good.

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BriggitteE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service outstanding! It had an upscale feel with a relaxing atmosphere that made you feel welcome. We absolutely recommend Ciao to anyone who loves great food and environment!

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vipWilliamB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian restaurant right near Sea World and Marriott timeshares. The service is excellent and they are adhering to Covid protocols with mask wearing and separating tables. The veal parmesan was delicious as is the bread!

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vipTIKKY
Orlando
32 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I was very surprised, it was a very nice type neighborhood restaurant. Bread was very good, food very tasty. Even the coffee was great. Would definitely go back

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Imacarguy74
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Looking at the OpenTable ratings, I was extremely excited about the dinner coming up. When we arrived we were greeted by a very nice waiter. Took our orders and forgot to ask about drinks so my daughter ordered Muscato wine and he brought the wrong wine. Ordered calamari and it was extremely chewy.. I ordered field shanks as a dinner entrée and it was gamy. Spaghetti sauce tasted sour. Left with disappointment.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. Our server, Carmello, was helpful and attentive. Highly recommend this restaurant 👍👍👍

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StephanieD
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We had a business meal there to introduce a new employee to our team. I had the Penne Vodka con Salmone Meal and a Chocolate Fonduta Torta for dessert. My CEO had a Zuppa Di Pesce because she wanted a meal that included a lot of seafood. Our newest team member had the Risotto Pescatore. The meals were delicious. However, my CEO's meal was tasty but didn't have a lot of seafood in it. The ambience and service was good. It's a very nice restaurant!

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 4.6 stars by 794 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.