Ciao Italia Ristorante

4.6
865 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 865 people are saying
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Debbie
Nashville
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
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
75 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good and the service was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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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vipNathanS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding veal piccatta and shrimp scampi, and don't miss the cheesecake for dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! We had a party of 14 which is always challenging, but the staff was exceptional and the food was fantastic.

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TimW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We always try to get over there when we are in town. Excellent food, starting to get popular an more crowded.

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MichaelH
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

When I arrived it was not what I expected, but was I surprised when I went in and was greeted. Extremely pleasant and professional. Was seated immediately and immediately greeted by my waiter. Service with spot on, not to much or to little even with a packed restaurant.

Our meals where very large portioned and excellent. I had the short ribs and was impressed. It was such a large portion me a 240 pounder couldn't finish it. I will visit again and you should too.

Oh, great wines also.

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vipTerriTerryB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this place is fantastic!

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vipSallyP
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very good food and good prices! Nice wine list too! Only issue was that I had requested quiet table which they mentioned when we arrived ... then seated. Table of six right next to us halfway through our dinner!?! Understand if crowded but there were plenty of other empty tables available. Everything else was great!

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THERESAS
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The lamb chops tasted very gamey and were Luke warm to slightly cold in the center.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and came out very quickly!! Amazing staff too

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, charming staff and atmosphere.

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vipMaryAnn
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best most attentive service combined with absolutely delicious food. Don’t let strip mall location fool you!
Will return when in the area again

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vipcacti1
Tampa
163 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was a bit slow especially initially but got better throughout the evening. The salmon ala vodka was very good while the linguine and clams in a white wine and garlic base was very tasty. The tagliatelle with bolognese was just so so as the meat sauce was on the sweet side. Overall an average meal priced reasonably and with good size portions but nothing memorable. The location in a strip mall was not all that inviting .

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vipJimmyS
Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Our group enjoyed it and Fabian was fantastic. We’ll be back next time we are in town.

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JohnC
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very fresh and of good quality. We did a family style meal. The burrata with prosciutto and bread was amazing. The lobster rav, was ok. The snapper was good, Seafood risotto was better. Finished with lamb (overcooked) but flavors were there. Dessert was ok, didn’t seem house made.
Service was not bad, but the server for the next table was better than ours. He took time to clearly explain specials and a wine deal our server didn’t even tell us about. Our server rushed us to order. It was Saturday at 8pm but place was only 2/3 full.
Ambience was nice.

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RolandaJ
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting Orlando for a cheer competition and the hotel where we were staying restaurant was still closed due to COVID. The employee recommended this restaurant. The food and especially the cheese garlic bread was great. The staff was remarkable. I highly recommend this restaurant. I will visit again when I come back to Orlando.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Service ok. Could be better. Sensed little prejudice in one of the servers. Food was good. May not return because of server attitude. Many restaurants have good food but great service is important.

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KennethL
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was fabulous. The wine list was very nice. Had 3 different pastas, which were spot on perfect. The bread and dessert were also great. Had the lobster bisque. It was quite good, but not at the level of the pasta dishes. Would go back for sure.

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Bria
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing! Everyone enjoyed. Staff were nice and always welcome to answer any questions. Would definitely go to this restaurant again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Mother’s Day dinner. Carmelo was an amazing waiter. We always make sure that we come to ciao when we do our yearly trip to Orlando. We were very sad that 2020 we couldn’t be there so we made sure to make our reservation early for 2021. Once again Ciao didn’t let us down.

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LorisaC
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went Mother's day brought family very good food and service.

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LGRReviews
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My wife ordered a risotto but could not finish because the rice was extremely salty. Overall a good experience. Would have been great if it was not for the rice.

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vipStaceyD
Tampa
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

A nice neighborhood place. My guests enjooyed their meals, I however found the veal very dry and lacking in flavor. The pasta was also very bland. Guests that ordered the seafood dishes were very pleased.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Would definitely go again

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JamesP
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Horrible experience!
Too many things to list. Will not be going back. I don't recommend this restaurant.

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vipAliciaT
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely dinner! We asked to share both the Chicken Marsala and the Sacchietti pasta with steak tips. Both were great but the restaurant actually split the dinners for us and gave us separate plates!! It was so nice that they did that for us! Both dinners were exceptional as was the limoncello cake that we had for dessert! Completely unexpected the dining room to be so nice as it was in a strip mall! Glad we went!

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vipKarlR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great personal dining experience. Food selection is authentic Italian.

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mariannem
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good Italian. Nice atmosphere. Would recommend, when in the area and looking for a non-chain restaurant.

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vipJuliaH
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Tucked away in the corner of a strip mall, you’d miss it if you weren’t looking for it, but once you enter the ambiance is really nice and looks authentically Italian. Food is amazing and very tasty. No full bar, only wine and beer, but that was fine. Only issue was we ordered a salad and it never came... would definitely go there again on our next visit to Orlando!

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CindyC
8 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and very attentive wait staff. We had the bruschetta, lasagna and pollo marsala. We enjoyed every bite! Would definitely go back!!

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vipEdGenaReviews
Charleston
25 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & service, would recommend to anyone looking for good Italian food.

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vipLoralie11
St. Louis
59 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had delicious meals & excellent service, our waitee was so polite, helpful & considerate. aloceky dinung experience, my only regret is that I did not have room foe one of their yummy desserts!

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CarolK
Orlando
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious and the atmosphere was warm and inviting

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vipDrrose
Indiana
187 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last time we were here was 4 years ago— we said if we ever return to Orlando we will return because the food and service was outstanding.
Our dinner tonight was just as amazing as it was four years ago— we had the same server who was helpful with food and wine selections— totally outstanding!
Thank you!!

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vipGrantshire
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Italian meal we have ever had. From the free lance margaritas to Italian bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar bread dip to Caesar salad to shrimp scampi to lemon cello cake the meal was outstanding.

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lks1
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite orlando restaurant. Brought home leftovers, ate for lunch around the pool today. Couldn't let any go to waste. Love it

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with the family and really enjoyed the food and the service. Eduardo (sp?) was friendly and helpful. We will return next time we are in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and service in Orlando. Period.

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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 4.6 stars by 865 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.