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Ciao Italian Restaurant

4.7
4.7
914 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Lounge, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 449-5700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Eugene Hysa

  • Neighborhood

    Myrtle Beach

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 914 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Carolina

    Italian

  • Myrtle Beach

    Best Overall

  • Myrtle Beach

    Best Food

  • Myrtle Beach

    Best Value

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  1. MQ

    MarkQ

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a Table of 4. It was our First Time there and we had a great dining experience. The wine list is extensive. The atmosphere is very warm and cozy. We had a friendly waitress that provided great service. The food was delicious. I had the Veal Parmesan and it was a big portion and very tender. My husband had the Chicken Parmesan and that was delicious as well. For dessert I had the Triple Chocolate Cake which I enjoyed. We had a great time!
  2. FH

    FrancesH

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always. Huge portions. The Chicken Parm and Spaghetti always perfection
  3. MC

    MCB164

    Charleston

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Italian food on Grand Strand. Super drinks.
  4. JA

    JosephA

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sean was a great waiter. Made a great wine suggestion. Served us at our pace not his. Great birthday dinner.
  5. GP

    GarrettP

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sign said this is a local favorite and I can see why. Bread that came with the meal was great. I got the shrimp and sausage Palermo and loved it. Had plenty of shrimp and they were big. The Leon cream sauce was delicious. I’d definitely go back.
  6. SP

    SteveP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciao is one of my favorite Italian restaurant inthe MB area. The food and service is always excellent.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall1food2service5ambience2
    The front of house staff were rude and disrespectful, which set a negative tone for the rest of the meal. Our server was great and very attentive. The food was hit and miss. The meatballs and the wine selection were very good, but the pasta needed a life preserver. It was drowning in marinara sauce, which overpowered the pasta and made it very difficult to enjoy. All in all, we will not return. There are much better options for a good Italian meal, especially where you feel welcomed and appreciated.
  8. RI

    RICHARDB

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best in Myrtle Beach. We eat there very often. I recommend it
  9. LK

    LaurieK

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    We came early for our reservation and went to the bar and had a cocktail and mussels, service was good and food was excellent. When we went into dining room service was slow, and when main meal was brought to the table it was cold. In turn we asked to bag up the dinners and we left.
  10. B

    Budh

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First trip Loved it Will be back
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were concerned because at first sight this place looks a bit run down. We were pleasantly surprised by the extensive Italian menu. We enjoyed the service and the food was amazing. I had the lobster ravioli and it was to die for. We will be back. It’s a great little Italian secret.
  12. JA

    JanetA

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There was 4 of us and every one really enjoyed their meal. Will definitely be back.
  13. CW

    ChristineW

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic New Years dinner! We always enjoy dining at Ciao. Delicious food and wonderful service!
  14. BA

    BillA

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Only one slip-up!!! We never received our salads…felt real badly for our server!
  15. LO

    LisaO

    Richmond

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed the New Year's Eve experience ($99 per person), good selection and excellent food. We were seated at a high top in the bar area and I do wish we had known this was our table when booking, as it did make the experience not as cozy and private.
  16. c

    chrisf

    Charleston

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The New Years menu was amazing and as always Ciao delivers on the food . Tim is a stellar server and expert in choosing wine.
  17. AM

    AimeeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Our son loved the lobster ravioli.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food was excellent
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always!!!
  20. B

    Birds4all

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really good Italian!
  21. VT

    VegasTimFR

    Charleston

    156 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The only issue I have is that we had a person in a wheelchair and it was perilous navigating him into the restaurant. There is not a good handicap accessible outdoor area for entry. We were very disappointed.
  22. MP

    MarkP

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    good food. good value. service was good. could use some updating of the decor. they should seal off the dishwashing area from the dining area.
  23. LC

    LouisC

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and great service. I will always be a returning customer.
  24. TA

    TonyA

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food!! We all enjoyed our meals. Server was great. Nice restaurant
  25. DM

    DebraM

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food was so good and service was also above average it was nice . give it a try
  26. g

    golfgal

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Son and Daughter=in=law visiting and as always we go to Ciao's. Lobster ravioli again delicious. Serving size was enough to bring home left overs. I always recommend Ciao's to all my golfers coming into town.
  27. B

    Bobby

    Charleston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Service was excellent. Drinks, calamari and salads were very good. Veal dishes were tasty but meat was tough.
  28. DA

    DANIELC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an excellent dining experience ----we attended a theater performance at 4 pm and we had a reservation for 6:45 pm----we arrived at the restaurant about 6 pm and asked the hostess, who was wonderful by the way, if we could be seated early and without hesitation, she seated us. The restaurant had a nice ambience, the waiter was wonderful and the drinks and food were out of this world. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Myrtle Beach area. It is located in a very accessible area of Myrtle Beach and I would not hesitate to take anyone to this restaurant - we will be back!
  29. SP

    StephenP

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my father's 80th birthday last night at Ciao and everything from the food to the service was outstanding.
  30. k

    kathi

    Charleston

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    One of our favorite italian restaurants in the area. Have dined here many times. This time our veal dishes were not tender. The waiter, Mike, who was very good, spoke to the owner. The owner came over and apologized and adjusted our bill. Great customer service; will definitely return.
  31. BS

    BenS

    Charleston

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful dinner
  32. m

    mimi

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was excellent. We were a party of 8, so a large party. He kept everything straight and never bothered us. Food was consistent with good Italian fare that Ciao is known for. Salads were fresh, dressing fresh, chicken picatta and sauce delicious. Thank you Ciao for a fun evening!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  34. M

    Mike

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best Italian dinner we’ve had in Myrtle Beach. That’s from somebody who is Italian American from CT. We were wary at first but pleasantly surprised. Waiter Jason was very hospitable food was good and price was reasonable. We’ve been coming here for more than 25 years and happy to say this was absolutely the best Italian we’ve found here.
  35. N

    Nana

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    I based my decision to dine at Ciao based on positive reviews. I will not be back to dine at this restaurant. My husband ordered Shrimp & Scallops. The dish had 3 small shrimp and 3 small scallops for $28.95 over spaghetti with marinara. My marinara sauce over side of spaghetti was unflavored and watery. My eggplant rollatini was just ok, nothing special. The service was excellent. The only redeeming item to this meal was the Lemon Italian Cream Cake,
  36. JC

    JackC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Waitress very attentive. Love this place
  37. B

    Barbara

    Charleston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are regular diners because the food is delicious and alway consistent. Portions are large and I recommend sharing. They offer a great wine selection by the glass. Super Tuscan was delicious.
  38. KR

    KennyReece

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always Excellent! Tim was terrific. Love the Osso Bucco (daily special)!
  39. MD

    MichaelD

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    The overall experience at Ciao Italian Restaurant was horrible. We made a reservation for 9 People and we were sat at a table that could barely hold 6. When asked how are experience was the manager or waiter began to argue with us when we told him we were not happy. I will not be returning to this restaurant.
  40. RR

    RandR

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ciao is always good, whether its a late luncheon or a full dinner we always know we're going to enjoy it. If I have a favorite it probably would be the eggplant rollatini on the appetizer menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

FAQs

Ciao Italian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. 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 914 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Ciao Italian Restaurant

5223 N Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Myrtle Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Wed–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Lounge, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Eugene Hysa

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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