Ciao Italia Ristorante

4.5
948 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 948 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was great service was great would go back any day and loved loved the wine

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fishlady77
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great food service ambience but I feel rushed. Would recommend to friends

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vipsusie6505
Nashville
41 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a fantastic meal! Started off with the bruschetta. I ordered the Caesar salad with anchovies. For our entrees my husband ordered the Chicken Piccata and I had the Sacchetti that was amazing. Ended with the ricotta cheesecake and lemon cello cake. The service was impeccable. I HIGHLY recommend this hidden gem.

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mdunl
Las Vegas
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We ate off the Magical Dining menu. Food was very good. Quite interesting, well presented, and good size portions. Several items on the regular menu looked good enough that I want to return and try them. Good, not extensive wine list. A little on the loud side. House was not full so it will be noisier the more people present. One large room, tile floors, tile decorations on wall. That's the only down check I have.
I would recommend if you're near the convention center or willing to go a bit farther for excellent Northern Italian dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Absolutely delicious! After we got our entrees the server forgot about us, but food was worth it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal! The staff was super friendly and super attentive. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best the best the best the best the best of you

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Cath520
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food delicious .. found it on open table and it’s a treasure! We actually went back again cause we liked it so much! All the best to them

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VacationfromFlorida
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb homemade cuisine. We really enjoyed how authentic everything tasted.

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MichaelA
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food for an excellent value! We will return!

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AndreaF
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and good service

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food amazing! Service amazing!

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AmberlynB
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for magical dining, the food was delicious and servers were very nice!

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danaf
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Lamb chops were chewy and fatty , chicken Piccata and calamari were kinda tasteless

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Billiel
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I had a party of 5 The menu States that it will add a gratuity of leave of 18% for a party of 6 or more. They added 20% Without notification.. The sad part is I probably would have tipped more Having been in the service industry myself.. But I felt like it was deceitful

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TimothyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

When you walk in the interior is nice and clean. The staff was attentive. But then the food. I got the veal parm. The “filet” tasted too soft and commercially prepared. The spaghetti was too soft, and the sauce was thin. It tasted like Chef Boyardee. My wife got the tortellini with mushrooms. Again, the sauce was really thin and absent of flavor. The garlic bread was the best part of the meal. They have a half decent wine selection. All in all, if you’re from the Philly, NYC or Chicago area it will come up short. I will say it wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good.

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Luke
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

stumbled upon this amazing Italian restaurant (a true gem) while house hunting pre-Covid. My wife and I now frequent for special occasions. Great food, Good atmosphere, Amazing service. been several times and it never disappoints.

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JonathanD
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a great linguini special, scallops, shrimp and Lobster. I have been here several times and would definitely recommend. Next time I am in Orlando, I will be here again.

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WilliamB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Service was not up to the usual quality. They had a full house and like everyone they were short staff. Food was wonderful and the overall experience was great.

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Jessyka
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Other than the administrative mess-up where they did not think that I honored my reservation through Open Table, I was very pleased with my experience there. I anticipate going back after Magical Dining to try other dishes on their menu.

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Traveljunkie13
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were on town for a few days and wanted Italian food. We found this one and it was offering the Orlando magical dining so we got a great value for $37/person. I got boneless short ribs and my hubby got Truffle cheese tortellini with filet tips. We both loved our meals. The short ribs were gluten free and they were accommodating in that and ice cream for desert. Both meals were great and we went home satisfied and full. Service was a little slow but that's to be expected during special dining weeks such as magical dining. The dining room was nice and romantic with it's soft lighting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible service
Not good food
Pricy
Bad overall

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food. Professional servers. Something for everyones taste and budget. Not the best acoustics so if you have a hearing impaired diner, or a crying child it may not be the best place.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! The best service I have ever had. The entire party walked out talking about how impressed they were. The food was to die for and was reasonably priced for the quality received. 10000% would recommend!

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MargeL
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the meals are fantastic. We took advantage of the Magical Dining discount, and it was great. All 4 of us enjoyed our meals and deserts. I'm sure the rest of the menu was just as good. The service was excellent. They only have beer and wine, and a glass of wine was $12 - $20 depending on what you got. Kinda expensive. Not a discount place... but a great place for delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was excellent and they have a nice selection of wine. Pace of the dinner was a bit on the fast side, but I’d definitely rather a quicker pace than a slower one. Will definitely return!

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AnthonyF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Owner stops by to make sure everything is ok. The food was excellent.

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vipAgendagirl
Tampa
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We throughly enjoyed our dinner here. It was delicious. Everything prepared to perfection. They have a great clear salad that was very close to how I make it at home. The seafood in the linguini was high quality and the service was amazing. We will definitely be back. As a matter of fact we switched our reservations for tonight and are coming back here.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was fantastic. The food was so good, the staff is amazing and it wasn’t very busy at all for a Friday night.

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MrsMillyTime
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. They appeared to be short staffed but our food came out in a timely fashion and our server was hustling. Would highly recommend. The risotto was outstanding.

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GaspareM
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Italian restaurant in Orlando. The best Navarra family

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MaryM
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The restaurant was nice and the food was good but for the price, the portion size was small. Pasta is inexpensive and I thought the dishes could have been healthier and more plentiful. I left feeling hungry. In addition, the automatic 18% gratuity was very presumptuous. Tips should be based on service and not on the amount spent on food and it should never be automatically added to the bill. Restaurants of this caliber should pay their employees appropriately so that tips are not necessary.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful family-owned restaurant with great food and large portions. Awesome service. Get the special, whatever it is!

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. If you want fantastic tasting traditional Italian flavor than you go here. It’s cheap for portion size and quality of food. Seriously amazing flavor, would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente comida…👍🏼

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vipJimmyS
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. We will be back. Thanks

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sales team amd I do trade shows all over the country. Ciao is the best part of coming to Orlando. We love the service, food and overall experience. One of our favorite food stops

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect,delicious food, friendly people,

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

We were in the restaurant last evening, the meal was excellent but service was underwhelming. When we first arrived the host was not happy that we asked for the children’s menu for my 11 year old because to was too old. In my opinion it’s not about savings it’s about waste of food. My 11 year old cannot eat an adult portion of chicken Parm, I struggle to eat that much food. Unfortunately that was our first impression from there the service didn’t meet expectations. We had two gentlemen serving us, one was shorter with grey hair the other was very tall. The short server was excellent, he asked about water service and brought the sparkling for all. When the taller gentleman man came over he asked if we were ready to order food. I asked about wine which completely annoyed him, then the two bottles I asked for he couldn’t find. Next I asked about bread but he said there wasn’t any ready, while the other server was bringing it to tables. The shorter gentleman brought the bread to us when we asked. The taller waiter never came back to refill wine glasses. When he brought the meals, the plates were clanged against other plates. We tried to address with the host at the end but he knows not of this was true, not sure how.
Again the shorter waiter with the spoon tie tac was excellent, he would be the reason I come back.

On a side note the taller waiter had a terrible cough, while he wore a mask the entire time not an impression I would want as a business owner in the current pandemic. Also there was a large table that sat near the credenza on the right side. They needed to move for some reason and when the host cleaned the table any silverware or setting that didn’t look used was rolled back up and placed back in the pile, same with plates. This is not infection control measures I would want used in my establishment during these times.

I attempted to contact the restaurant to get their input. They have not called back.

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RodneyR
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with great service!

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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 948 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.