Ristorante Ciao - Naples

4.7
773 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Fully compliant with all Covid 19 guidelines and spacing, the entire restaurant is professionally disinfected and sanitized once a week, as well as all staff members wear masks, daily temperature checks, one-time use menus have been implemented to ensure customer and employee safety.
Chef/Owner Gianfranco invites you to enjoy traditional Italian dishes and his special creations. Appetizers, such as the house special, Calamari Al Parmigiano showcase both the classic and unique Italian Antipasti. 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. Childrens' menu. Private Dining Rooms available.

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
  • 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 773 people are saying
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ChrisM
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last Day - Mother’s Day
This Neighborhood Restaurant is Closed Forever !!!

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roxie
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

SOOO sorry to see this gem close. It has been a wonderful neighborhood choice for many years.

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EB2015
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sad that Ciao is closing!!!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ristorante Ciao never disappoints. Another fantastic experience. From the hostess to our server, Josh, to the wonderful food. This is a hidden gem we found by accident a few years ago which quickly became one of our favorite places. Josh selected a delicious bottle of wine, Nebbiolo D’Alba for the two of us to share. Fantastic selection! For our starters, I had the Tucson Roasted Beet Salad and the hubby had the Italian Wedding soup. The salad was delicious and the soup is my husband’s favorite. I had the short ribs which were outstanding. So tender and flavorful. My husband had the ravioli, delicious! With no room for dessert, I had a cappuccino and hubby had another glass of wine to end the evening. We absolutely lo I place.

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TammyW
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go before they close! Excellent food and service. It will be a loss to the Naples food scene.

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LarryF
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

get there quick. Gianfranco is retiring after Mothers Day

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RosarioF
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Appetizers amazing but my risotto was undercooked and unsavory.

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Maria
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sorry that Ciao is closing after 34 years.

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JeffreyC
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with a comfortable feel, friendly hostess, fun waiter and great cuisine. We will be back often.

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vipmichaels
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant too bad it’s closing May 9. Loss to Naples.

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TonyC
Pittsburgh
24 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent as always. We are sorry to see this restaurant, one of the very best in Naples, close.

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vipHate2Cook
Naples
76 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the first time I had dinner at Ristorante Ciao. So their closing in May will be our loss...and Naples’ loss, too.
I’m still one of those who is a die hard “eat outside only” persons. And...I’m always thrilled when a restaurant still gives you that choice. Dinner began with an introduction by our waiter, Vladimir, who took our drink order and clearly and politely explained the evening’s specials. I went with the Snapper, prepared ever so gently with an EVOO sauté which included perfectly done potatoes, green beans, cauliflower and zucchini. My dining companion and myself both started the meal with a perfectly dressed Caesar Salad. She had the Veal Stuffed Ravioli as her main course. She raved about her choice. Dinner ended with Espresso and House Made Biscotti. So...having been remiss and not trying Ristorante Ciao sooner...I am now giving you the opportunity to call for a reservation before they close FOREVER in May. So...GO THERE (soon.)

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KateF
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience1

Visiting and wanted a nice quiet, romantic place with great food. Although reviews attested to that, it was nowhere close to that. Very dissapointing.

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JakeLeneva
Milwaukee
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors. Very peaceful and only a block away from Frantic Fifth Avenue. Excellent food. It’s a shame they have to close after Mother’s Day.

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vipRacer
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific location as well as great food. We were informed their lease was raised 60%, and they are going out of business as of early May. What a shame for these fine folks working here.

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vipPastaholic
Cleveland
69 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorite authentic Italian restaurants in Naples. Chef Gianfranco is amazing!! We recently learned they will be closing and we are so sad that we will never experience his Italian culinary expertise again. We have been blessed by his cooking for over 30 years. Best of luck to all those at this remarkable establishment. Ciao!

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vipGourmet
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always exceptional food and service. Best Italian restaurant in Naples

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PatriciaT
Naples
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are very saddened to learn that our favorite restaurant is closing it’s doors.
We have celebrated many an occasion and date night and have ALWAYS been so very pleased. The chef NEVER DISAPPOINTS and we can say the same with the wonderful, friendly, warm and professional staff. We are grateful to have been welcomed in such a fine restaurant and will miss everyone so very dearly. God Bless everyone.

Patricia & Frank Toner

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vipDanielRose
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE BEST WHITE TABLECLOTH RESTAURANT IN NAPLES!

LAST OF THE SOPHISTICATED UPSCALE RESTAURANTS.

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vipBCOR
New England
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would have given the food a “5” however my veal chop, though flavorful was on the fatty side. Julian, our waiter did a fantastic job and the Chef even came out and prepared my wife’s special dessert table side. Would highly recommend.

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vipAlwaysGood
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good...been here a few times and will definitely go back

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vipBostonNerd
New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Wonderful food and service. The Short Ribs and Osso Buco were exceptional. Sitting outside on the sidewalk on 3rd Ave was quieter than you would think. Hope to go back soon to try some other items.

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vipjevq
Atlanta
64 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So sorry to hear they are closing their doors as of May. This restaurant had become
one of my favorites this 2021 season!

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vipPatty
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of Naples best Italian restaurants. The ambiance is more like a Wisconsin Supper Club rather than what you expect to see in downtown Naples, but everything on the menu is excellent! It was a little noisy the day we were there because there was a large group sitting next to us, but that's something that just happens sometimes no matter where it is. Service was great too!

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vipLindaB
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had a very nice meal with friends here...our server was great and the food was very good. They have outside seating - located just a block off 5th Ave it has a very pretty view.

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vipKristinG
Naples
57 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true neighborhood gem...traditional favorites with authentic Italian chef Gianfranco! Carol and staff always welcoming and tables are spaced apart for comfortable dining during these times. See you soon! My Chicken Marsala with ANGEL hair pasta substitution was delicious with the Marsala sauce!! 🤗🤗

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vipDoneEatin
Tampa
65 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening at Ristorante Ciao—quiet and off the beaten path as others had suggested. Our server Reese gave us good recommendations for wine and food and was appropriately attentive all night. I already knew I would have my favorites carpaccio and Osso Buco and both were outstanding. My boyfriend took the suggestions of the pan-fried calamari with Parmesan and the pounded veal chop and enjoyed them both. The complementary dessert for my birthday was yummy and appreciated.

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vipJoeR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Josh, our waiter, was amazing. The food was very good. Classic Italian food with great bread and awesome olive oil!

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EB2015
Naples
24 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delizioso!

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vipBarbaraN
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience Saturday night. Calamari and mussels were delicious. Osso buca, chicken piccata and fettuccine ciao were all delicious. Bellinis were great as well. Sat outside on a beautiful Naples night with plenty of shade from the big tree. We will definitely be back.

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vipHospitality
Naples
45 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Six of us thoroughly enjoyed our dinner! The service was attentive without being too much and the food was very good...as we have always experienced at Ciao’s. Love the “old school” white table clothes. A wonderful Tried and True in Naples.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
11 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, as usual. Chef Gianfranco’s creations are the best! Loved the new pistachio cake!

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vipSuzyS
Naples
33 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come for just a month each year and always get to Ciao three times It’s clearly our favorite Naples restaurant and Natalie is the very best server anywhere!

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vipMimi
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant. So happy we found this place. Everything was perfect. Service, food and ambiance and value. My Fettuccine Caio was delightfully perfect. Will go again and again! ❤😋

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vipPamela
Naples
76 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service . Always a treat .

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vipBetty
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Everyone warm and welcoming. Josh is a most professional, knowledgeable waiter. A special restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite authentic Italian restaurant in Naples! Never disappoints!
Thanks!

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ElliT
Naples
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience overall. Out of town guests are still raving about the evening

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vipRobK
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent!

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vipLudbear
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit and it was fantastic. We sat outside on a lovely evening and the service was perfect at a pace that we set - we weren’t rushed and we were able to enjoy the delicious pastas and main courses. The veal chop Milanese was awesome as was the variety of pastas. Delicious deserts - just an awesome experience. It is at the top of our list of Downtown Naples restaurants.

FAQs

Ristorante Ciao - Naples offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (239) 263-3889.

Ristorante Ciao - Naples is rated 4.7 stars by 773 OpenTable diners.

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.