Ciao Italian Restaurant

4.7
610 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Ciao Italian Restaurant is a family owned restaurant. We refuse to cut corners on our food. We search the market daily to find the freshest available local ingredients. All of our chicken stock, veal stock, and sauces are made fresh daily. Our food is all made from scratch and we cook to order, and its easy to accommodate any food allergies our special diets. Our Mama's meatballs, lasagna, marinara sauce, and our house made mozzarella are recipes that are passed down through the generations. We try to maintain a very friendly, cozy and happy feel to our restaurant. we ant you to feel like you are having a meal at one of your family's house. While we want to remain family friendly we also provide you with a restaurant that also has a romantic feel. Much of the same as the Tratorias of Italy. While we maintain a high level of service we like to keep it relaxed so that you can feel comfortable.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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RandR
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been eating here many years and through at least two renovations, and it just gets better. While we often drop in for a mid afternoon lunch we stopped for dinner the other night, everything from the apps to the after dinner grappa was delicious, expertly prepared and served.

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SheriM
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good experience!

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klo2015
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Even though we had a reservation, it was a 30-35 minute wait...busy holiday weekend. However, the food is always amazing and worth the wait!

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FloydA
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Always a favorite of ours when in the MB area.

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vipJulie
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

I had the linguini with clams. Wonderful. Antipasti good also. Both the veal and chicken parm good. I would go back. Service was off to a rocky start but got better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Clean, nice, good food. Felt like I was home in NY at an Italian restaurant

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JayneB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience. We were seated immediately. Sean our wait staff was very helpful and efficient. The food was absolutely awesome.

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NataliyaS
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were really excited to visit Ciao! Delicious meal & great service!

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TaraG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. Sean was a wonderful waiter and constantly checked on us. We certainly go back.

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JamesF
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant itself was comfortable with a hometown restaurant feel. Our server Jacob was attentive, friendly & offered good suggestions concerning the menu. The bread was fresh & the stuffed portobello mushroom was so good that I dipped my bread in the sauce rather than the olive they gave us. I could have ordered another. The menu is simple & prices were reasonable. We will definitely go back on our next trip to Myrtle Beach.

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vipEddyY
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

David was an attentive server.
Food was well-served and excellent.
Corkage fee was reasonable and appreciated.

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JohnS
Palm Springs
3 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

As soon as we entered the restaurant we were greeted by the hostess who was very friendly and professional. Our server Vera was very friendly and attentive to our needs.By the way the food is excellent!! We will be back.

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AndreaB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great atmosphere! Wonderful restaurant and will be back!

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Lewie
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

If you are a larger person , ask for a table. Booth was tight.

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DianaP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First time dining here. Our server Bill was outstanding!! For appetizers we had a stuffed mushroom and carpaccio. This was a different carpaccio that I’m used to it actually was carpaccio with pieces of salmon.. The bread was amazing, cucumber basil martini was outstanding. I had the chicken Milanese and my husband had the veal Calabrese and that was outstanding.

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TheresaN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to Ciao and it did not disappoint. The staff was great, the food was a 10 and our waiter Jacob was wonderful. Great experience all around. Will definitely be back.!!!

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Vince
Charlotte
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Party of 6. Everyone was very pleased.

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GARYC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always great food just not happy with our placement last night.

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thomash
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian food and great service. Large menu with all of the Italian favorites.

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Barbara
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the second visit in two weeks. The food was absolutely delicious. The service was excellent. I have recommended this to friends who also lob
Bed it.

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VictorC
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place! We had a great dinner food was really tasty! My Dad was visiting from NY and he really likes the calamari!! Jacob our waiter was very knowledgeable recommended a great white wine with our meal! Will definitely be back!! Also happy hour menu looked great!!

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MichaelG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good experience. Good food, good service, reasonably priced.

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Foodlover
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice atmosphere, food is great and service is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Never had Linguini with clam sauce like how they served here. They used very large clams & they were over cooked and tough. Love this dish normally...

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KenJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second visit to Myrtle Beach and this was a must revisit from our first time in Myrtle Beach. Large portions. You will not leave hungry. Service and food excellent. My wife always has special request and Ciao accommodated her request to perfection. A must eat every visit.

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DeborahH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner at Ciao. Our server Dave was attentive and friendly. Meal portions are generous and food was delicious.
Would recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New England
15 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Haven’t been in a few years and was very disappointed with the chicken piccata, which was my favorite. The piccata sauce had no flavor. Very comparable to pasta sitting on top water. Very very disappointed in the lack luster flavor.

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BarbaraH
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere here and the food. Everyone is always friendly and love our waiter Tim who is always a pleasure to serve us.

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JeremyT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing calamari and service. Soup was also excellent. I went there twice this week!

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DebraL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The only complaint we had was we were seated under the wall ac split unit and had cool air blowing on us. Staff tried to redirect air flow but we were still cold.
Seated right away for party of 6. Nice atmosphere and good food. We have been here before and will return.

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vipStephenK
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was great. Food was good. Only negative was that coffee was really weak. You could almost see through it. I’d expect this good an Italian Restaurant to have good coffee too.

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vipKennLin
Wilmington
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being Italians from Jersey we are always skeptical about out of state Italian food but you guys did not disappoint… food was excellent and our server Jacob was wonderful!!

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vipJohn
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

In and out the door in 45minutes. Food normally very good. I made a poor choice.

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bmoore
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ciao continues to impress. Service was friendly and well-timed, and the food was well prepared with large portions, so you definitely get your money's worth.

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RobertN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met and seated quickly. Waiter responded richter away, food was excellent

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RobertH
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Recently spent 4 nights in Charleston, and we ate in many of the top rated restaurants which were extremely good. If you like that type of experience in eating you will love Ciao!

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Moppet
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommended by a friend, and did not disappoint
The Lobster Risotto appetizer was outstanding, and calamari over linguini, excellant

Will definitely go back

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ColleenL
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Meatballs in a light pasta sauce were delicious. Best bread!! But our favorite was their creme brûlée cheesecake. Best cheesecake ever!!

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vipAbbyK
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we are in Myrtle Beach we do not miss the chance to have dinner at Ciao. We are from Boston and we are very lucky to have wonderful Italian restaurants. Ciao definitely rated right up there. Our server was very professional, attentive and charming. The food superb.

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kathi
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Have been here many times. Tonight, however, I had to return the veal I ordered because it was too tough (chef agreed). Service was excellent!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Ciao Italian Restaurant using the Order Online button. Ciao Italian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 449-5700.

Ciao Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 610 OpenTable diners.

Ciao Italian Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://eat.chownow.com/discover/restaurant/36221/menu.