Ciao Italian Restaurant

4.8
389 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
What 389 people are saying
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PaulS
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go back every time I vacation T Myrtle Beach

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drahcir1302
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely phenomenal Italian food. Highly recommend the Calamari, the Moz caprese, and their carbonara

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vipKelly
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service1ambience2

The service was absolutely awful. They forgot our water, for the salad, waited over an hour for food. Salad dressing wasn’t shaken before puri h do it was all oil. Both my husband and I felt sick after and the next day

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DIANNEM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

great dinner, however our server was not wearing a mask.

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SamC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service at Ciao is 5 star! We eat there once a month and the food never disappoints. Great atmosphere and amazing staff. Highly recommend Ciao!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, reasonably priced, excellent service!!!

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vipJohnF
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great! Tim, our waiter, was attentive and engaging. If you love Italian food, try this restaurant

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JoAnneP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb experience, highly recommended by our concierge at the Marriott. She didn’t steer us wrong. Friendly, knowledgeable staff, extensive wine list for any budget. The food was so delicious, with ample portions. We liked Caio so much we joked about flying into Myrtle Beach every third Thursday just to eat there.

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JohnS
Tampa
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Being Italian, we know good Italian food and this restaurant met the criterion. Everything had a homemade taste. The service was excellent as well. The parking was limited and we had to park in the adjoining parking lot since their lot was full.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

No Covid precautions. Most of the staff were maskless or had their mask around their neck or just their mouth. Saw a table being bused and they just turned the cloth table cloth over and used it again for the next people to sit there. Food was average Italian. Definitely not worth going back and being crowded by dozens of other people within a tight space during a pandemic. Actually, we wouldn’t go back for this low quality food even without the pandemic.

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JuliaF
Greensboro
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal of trip. This place is top notch. Seems to be a good mix of locals and tourists.
The food is excellent, old school.

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vipjzimmer499
St. Louis
24 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife was shopping for a swimsuit in Charleston and we commented to the sales clerk that we were heading to Myrtle Beach and did she have any recommendations for dinner since that was her home. Ciao was the first thing out of her mouth and I’m glad we took her advice. Really well run Italian with a strong local presence. Our server, Gabriel, was new but worked hard to make our service great. Apps of fried calamari and carpaccio of beef and salmon were outstanding. Salads quite nice and entrees very good (although, not surprisingly the pasta was a bit over cooked). Good wine selection and great homemade desserts. Not sure we would ever come back to Myrtle Beach but, if we did, would be sure to dine here again.

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vipJefferyE
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic way to carb up prior to the 2021 Myrtle Beach marathon! Bread was fantastic! The Penne Ala Vodka was excellent and huge! My wife had the Yummy Lobster stuffed ravioli and ate it all! Unfortunately the keg was out for Peroni so I had to drink bottles lol. David our server was cool and great. I think the ladies at the front loved how dressed up we were, no beach wear for us.

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vipkevins
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious, creatively presented, and the staff really cared about pleasing the customers. We dined there two nights in a row because we were so impressed with the staff, the ambiance, and the lovely authentic decor, and of course the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Good food, great service.

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VickieT
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

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FredR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Recommended as a great Italian restaurant. We were not disappointed. Easy to make table reservation on phone. No waiting to be seated. Personable wait staff. Plenty of food. Leftovers for second meal. Little pricy but goid.

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Bronco
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, staff, atmosphere always amazing. Brought friends who had never been and they raved about it 2 days later! Don’t change a thing!!!

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PaulC
Pinehurst
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Their sign outside says “where the locals eat” and it was absolutely true. Clearly, the vast majority of patrons were regular customers. That said, despite being for first time, our experience was very positive. Our waiter was excellent. The food was comparable to the North End eateries in Boston and the prices very reasonable. Definitely a restaurant worth going to if you’re in the mood for Italian.

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CindyL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding quality of food .. everything homemade..
Great service ,atmosphere ,and value..
Highly recommend if you like authentic Italian food..

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vipAllen
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ordered two different bottles of wine from the wine list, neither were available. Our server did everything to try to please us including opening another wine recommended by the bar. We were glad to have tasted before buying since it was young and austere. My husband’s next choice was an IPA on draft, only after ordering were told that it had kicked, he settled for water.
They were very apologetic and we felt bad for the server...she was set up to fail. Food was good, pasta cooked a bit past al dente. They comp us a dessert.

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RobertB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Definitely put on my go to list every time I’m in Myrtle Beach. Service was a little slow possibly because of the worker shortage in Myrtle Beach.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We moved here from the North and have struggled to find Italian we love. We stumbled on Ciao a few months ago and try to go often because we love it so much!

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EvaB
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed dining at this restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was excellent!

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RoyM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, an excellent meal and experience at ciao. Look forward to returning when in the area.

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JoanS
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So happy we saw this on Yelp! We’ve never been to Myrtle Beach, so didn’t know where to eat. It was delightful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful. Our server, Polo was a pleasure. Return visit on Monday, we enjoyed it so much.

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OpenTable Diner
E. Tennessee
10 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao’s never fails to deliver. This is at the top of our “must” eat location when in Myrtle Beach. Mussels in scampi sauce is our favorite appetizer. Favorite dishes include shrimp and sausage Palermo, veal or chicken saltimboco, calebrese, chicken Marsala. I could go on because everything we’ve had here has been over the top!!

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TomE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service . Quality foot all around . Would recommend

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KathyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Delicious food & wonderful service! Loved our grouper dinner!

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GaryG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our visit and food. Friendly and quiet restaurant with excellent service

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vipJosephC
Charlotte
33 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

One of our favorites in Myrtle Beach. Ask for David when you go.

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MsFalcon15
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wait staff, so accommodating for our large and loud party. Food was out of this world and great portions.

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RoyM
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will return to this exceptional restaurant. Host greeted us with a warm and welcoming smile. Waitress took care of us as if we were family. Chef was outstanding in preparing our entrees. The tarimasu is heavenly!

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viprbeauch
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipMikeR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great local place for good Italian food and fun atmosphere

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vipTravelingGolfersHH
Birmingham
63 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, authentic Italian food. Nice atmosphere. Service was perfect 👌

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome. Our favorite place to eat in MB

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Mike
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant in Myrtle Beach. Excellent Italian food and top notch owners and wait staff. I worry that the secret gets out for this local favorite, and we can no longer get in.

Great happy hour on top of everything else!

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 4.8 stars by 389 OpenTable diners.

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

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.