Ciao Italian Restaurant

4.7
537 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 537 people are saying
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was good and our server very attentive. Our issue was the timing. We sat at 645and we left at 745. They rushed us through dinner. We ordered an app and while we were taking the first bites of our app, our salsas and soup arrived. Please note we ordered the app first and our entries later. She came and asked if we’re done with our salads soup which we were and then immediately placed our entires there. There was no time to have enjoyed the app, there was break between food to digest. The place was not crowded or people waiting so there was no reason to rush us. Please note we don’t do dessert but still in and out in an hour is insane. I’ve never had a meal go so fast with no time to enjoy.

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kailyr
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So good! Fairly priced. Loved the clams w linguine. Lots of wine offerings too!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic overall place! Food was amazing, service was spectacular, was very clean and quiet. Would absolutely recommend this place if you’re looking for authentic Italian cuisine!

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barbaraq
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and excellent service. We eat there at least twice a month and it continues to be one of our favorites.

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RickS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there. Food prices very reasonable for the quality

CP
vipCPABill
Louisville
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you like Italian food, go there. The restaurant was clean, well maintained and nicely decorated. The food and service were both great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my husband here while on vacation to celebrate his bday. The service and food was great! Everyone was happy with their meals and most of us had leftovers for lunch the next day. We will definitely be back the next time we are in Myrtle Beach.

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vipNAMP
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service combining with great food made it an enjoyable dinner experience. Pasta and seafood are fresh and delicious. Tiramisu is excellent

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DenisF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Moderately priced, excellent food. Be sure to make a reservation

CT
ChristineT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service! We all enjoyed the MOZZARELLA CAPRESSE, the EGGPLANT ROLLATINI for appetizers, and the CHICKEN MILANESE, the LASAGNA and the SPAGHETTI with MEAT SAUCE for dinner. The BREAD was incredible!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

We were so looking forward to our dinner as the restaurant has good reviews. We were sadly disappointed. The food was just “ok”. Nothing to rave about. Dead flies on the windowsill, broken plates with our food and dirty wine glasses. Maybe a local favorite but I would save your money and go somewhere else.

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AlexisH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Food was really salty and service was really slow. Had to wait way to long for just just water....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good authentic Italian food! Great service and a warm home town feeling at this restaurant.

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JoanH
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the best meal of our week’s vacation. Attentive service, excellent food and wine.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Birthday dinner, will definitely go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacob was an awesome server! Food was delicious. I recommend the the stuffed mushroom, lobster ravioli and get their house dressing for your salad. You will love this place!

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ScarletW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner. The food, service, and atmosphere were excellent for a quiet, romantic evening.

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vipjohndj
Pittsburgh
15 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Ciao the first night in Myrtle Beach and Laura was our server. The calamari was big enough for 4 people and so was the Mozzarella Caprese. I had the Lemone Chicken and it was very good. My wife had the Chicken Milanese and she also thought is was really good. We finished the night off with a cannoli. The last night in Myrtle I asked the kids (who are all in their 20's) to pick a restaurant. The asked if we could go back to Ciao so we did. Vara was our server and she was just as attentive as Laura. This time I had the Grouper Francaise and it did not disappoint. My wife had Lasagna and she was very happy with her selection. 2 nights dining at Ciao and 1 happy ,"full" family both nights.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regular Ciao customers and the food was superb as always. Greg was our server and he was outstanding.

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NikkiD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! Just wish we would have visited sooner in our recent visit that way we could have gone a second time!

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Kaylene
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here was 2 years ago when my boyfriend and I were on vacation and we had a wonderful experience and amazing food. Decided to bring my parents here for dinner and we all had a great time with excellent service, great drinks, amazing food and impeccable service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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MaryWV
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Our table was not available even though we had a reservation. Seated us at a small booth next to a window with dead flies on the sill. Taste of food was off and then we overheard a waitress say they are short staffed in the kitchen. Presentation of the dessert I get every time I come here was so disappointing. We had two desserts and both tasted freezer burned. We have been coming for years.

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KimF
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food, good experience, they increased seating

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vipGlamdotzan
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic italian experience!

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Andria
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good and the atmosphere was great but the service needs a lot of work. I ordered a drink one the menu which they didn’t have all the ingredients for so I ordered a different drink, which is no problem! But then the server brought my salad out with the wrong dressing and when she brought a new one out it had the correct dressing but had onion on it (I requested they be taken off of the salad). At this point it’s fine, I wasn’t upset but then she brings my dinner out with the wrong pasta and she said she forgot to put my request in the computer. It was overall an annoying experience with the server but the food itself was good.

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vipDerek
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably my favorite restaurant in Myrtle Beach ever. Bread and food were very good. All five in my party were extremely pleased. Give it a try.

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Brentwood
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed our meals. Service was excellent. The three of us had something different and everyone agreed all the meals were delicious. Would highly recommend Ciaos. Been going there for many years and I always go back whenever possible.

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LisaS
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ciao never fails to please. We had Spaghetti Carbonara which was a bowl of deliciousness! The bread here is amazing and the service is great. We love this place and come back each time we visit Myrtle.

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FiyuanaF
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was great, waiter was also great

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
75 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time here but won’t be our last. I’m Italian so am rather picky about sauce but was satisfied with it here. I think any Italian restaurant must have a solid tomato based Italian sauce or it quickly goes negative for me. There were five of us in our party and everyone was pleased. One of the most enjoyable parts of the meal was being waited on by Jacob! Jacob was really funny and even though he was really busy he met all of our needs. This restaurant will be on our list to check out the next time we’re in town.

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ArleneJ
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious lasagna and chicken alfredo also was outstanding. Bread was so fresh, we had to get a second basket of it. All around fantastic meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good service

TC
TimC
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was the beat we’ve had in Myrtle Beach. Everything was excellent. There is a card at the entrance that offers a free appetizer which is worth grabbing on way in.

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LynnP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Don't let the outside deceive you, the inside is really cute. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. Our service from Kat was great and she was very attentive and funny. If we are in the area again we will definitely go back. This was the only restaurant in the area that we could get a reservation at and it was greatly appreciated, especially with a young child.

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Cbishop
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice place. Great food. Excellent service. Had awesome first time experience.

TA
TammyA
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful! Good food,service, and the atmosphere. We were on vacation and I would definitely come here again and refer to family and friends visiting myrtle beach. It sure didn’t disappoint.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ok…..not goons lie - food was authentic amazing!

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vipCharlie
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Food was mediocre, not great. Place is not clean. Random hairs on black tablecloths (not ours). The clincher was coffee served in one mug that had lipstick on it and another cup of coffee served in a mug that had had so much coffee residue on the inside edges of it that it came off on my fingertips when I touched it. You could also see were the person who drank out of it last scraped the edges of the cup with their spoon. Gross. Mugs clearly were not washed or cleaned with ANY effort. The staff at the reception desk was friendly and efficient, the only good part of the experience. Based on cleanliness, would absolutely not go back.

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 537 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.