Ristorante Ciao - Naples

4.4
545 reviews
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Italian
Those who appreciate fine dining have recognized Ciao as Southwest Florida's best Italian cuisine for 25 years. Entering Ciao's recently re-modeled, elegant dining room, you know you are about to enjoy a wonderful dining experience. Chef/Owner Gianfranco invites you to enjoy traditional Italian dishes and his special creations. Appetizers include the award-winning Asparagi In Camicia and Calamari Al Parmigiano. Homemade pasta dishes include popular traditional offerings, as well as many Chef's Specials, such as Fettuccine Ciao made with fresh Maine lobster. Enjoy the best veal OssoBuco you ever tasted, as well as fresh seafood prepared in various ways. Finish your meal with one of many homemade desserts, including Tiramisu and a unique Warm Zabaglione. Ciao has a full bar and an extensive wine list, featuring some of Italy's best kept secrets. Children's menu. Private Dining Rooms available.
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Naples
43 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good food and service

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Naples
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance service was terrific. Old world charm in Naples

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable as usual!

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J
Seattle
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambience, delicious food, and beyond fantastic chef/service!!!!

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KB
Naples
25 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the originals in Naples! Thank you for a wonderful evening...we will return soon! Kristin

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Naples
17 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were there on Pasta Night, & really enjoyed it. I had the beef ravioli & thought it was excellent. My husband was less enamored with his sausage/pasta. He thought the lobster bisque was spectacular! Nice, relatively quiet table. Definitely go back.

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Denver
13 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love to head to this restaurant because of great fresh food which is always consistent . The servers here are well trained and are friendly and helpful in explaining dishes. I would totally recommend this restaurant

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed a tasty meal in a cozy environment. Our waiter was very attentive and personable. We will return!

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Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Only problem or issue was parking.

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JR
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our local friends who joined us Monday evening recommended this restaurant. We had a very nice experience and definitely plan to return in the future.

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Party of three for a Sunday evening. Beefeater martini and Manhattan cocktails very good. Had a calimara app, good but would have liked more lemon flavor in the sauce. Entrees were. Osso buco, short ribs, and lobster risotto. All good and good portion. Dessert was chocolate cake, very dense and a little too dry for me. Only complaint is that it took too long between courses even though not full. Waitress and servers some of the best we've had anywhere. Wish they had more seafood options.

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JK
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

I have rarely said this, we will not be returning to this Restaurant, the food missed on so many levels !

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GR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific food, a little pricey.
Parking was convenient, no early bird specials.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to come with our group of eight. They have round tables so better for conversation. It is quieter than most local restaurants which is areal treat. Service was excellent and my Veal Marsala was great. We come here quite often.

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Definitely recommend. Nice and quiet compared to 5th Ave dining. Service and food very good.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We could not have been happier with this excellent restaurant. I particularly thank the hostess for seating us in a quiet area to accommodate my husbands hearing loss. This made the evening delightful and stress free.

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Naples
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We have been going to Ciao since the early 90’s. Food always excellent. Have not been for a couple of years until earlier this week. Decor has changed ... and not for the better. It looks like an old ladies tea shop circa 1930. A mismosh of wall art & accessories - colors dark & drab. Our server was very nice & helpful. I had a beet salad which was tasteless & beef carpaccio which was sparse and average. Others at the table had linguine w/clams and said it was delicious. 2 desserts ordered and they were very good. I clearly ordered the wrong things! Will try again but really dislike decor.

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GM
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb in every way! Food service and ambience. Met the chef and his partner. A must go!

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New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. We were there for pasta night & there were many choices. Overall, we enjoyed both are dishes very much. We would definitely return as well as recommend to others.

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Naples
47 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to the "Pasta Night" special and as always, it was excellent. Our server Natalie was there when we needed her and not there when we didn't. Great meal and great experience. I would recommend this restaurant.
Paul &I Judi. Cape Cod/ Naples

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F
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always have excellent meal and Josh provided great service

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PH
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A fabulous meal with friends! We enjoyed the delicious italian cuisine.

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J
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very nice place to dine, just one block off the beaten path of 5th Avenue South. A hidden gem.

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BP
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly,our waiter Julián was excellent.Our food was very good and we would recommend this restaurant highly to friends

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K
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved the decor old world style ! The dinners were priced fairly , my husband had the veal Parmesan and it was very tender .i had the shrimp scampi with spinach and tomato and capilliini. Very tasty seasoning was just right . We had wine and capuchino.
We enjoyed the quiet atmosphere, and the mealenough to return again!

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Milwaukee
29 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very enjoyable experience
Food was outstanding as was our Bolivian server
Calamari prep was unique and delicious. Pasta was perfect and LaBomba for dessert was sinfully good

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DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Portions too small during the Monday night past half price special and sparse meat

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New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very nice and staff were friendly

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ciao was outstanding. The Staff was
efficient, polite. Food was excellent .
Ambiance was pleasant . It was our 5th time there. The friends I brought there was their 1st time. They loved it & will definitely be
back.

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b
Chicago
31 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were reminded again of why we have always loved this restaurant. Pretty dining room, calm atmosphere, friendly wait staff, excellent food. Tonight we enjoyed a completely fabulous chilled seafood salad and steak tartare for appetizers, then had red snapper piccata for our main course. The seafood salad and the fish were both today’s additions to the menu. Everything was perfect.

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Naples
8 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 5ambience 2

Terrible value for average food. Our first time at this restaurant and certainly will be our last. Cannot understand how they survive.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service

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HW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The servers were informed and friendly, but occasionally long spaces between delivery.
Would definitely return.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gianfranco just finished an upgrade of the entire space, added a bar and it looks great. Some of the best food in Naples. Don’t miss it.

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New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Have been to Restorante Ciao on several occasions and have never had a bad meal. They are consistent. Chef Gianfranco is amazing and his wife is Carol is so professional. Staff is always on and can't believe the that anyone could complain about the staff. Simply a pleasure to have dinner there. Appetizers are always a hit and main dishes are always on track. Fish dishes to pasta dishes to veal dishes are always delicious. The deserts are great especially the Lemoncello Sorbet. OMG delicious. Don't miss this desert. Will always be back. Love Gianfranco and Carol.

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Naples
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I thought the menu was very limited - especially for an Italian restaurant. I ordered veal parmesan - the veal was tough and the spaghetti was luke warm. Not a good restaurant for vegetarians. On a positive note, the biscotti we had for dessert were very good.

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DG
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful as always!

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New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Just not very interesting, food was just okay, server was very nice but too busy to properly care for our table, we wouldn't go back.

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Minneapolis
30 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good and fresh.

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BP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable evening celebrating our anniversary. Food and staff exceptional.

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