Ristorante Ciao - Naples

4.7
721 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 721 people are saying
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Betsy
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service, great food and value. Just one block off 5th Avenue.

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vipDaleG
Naples
57 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! ❤

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Mimi
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and superior service. I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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vipTraveler
New York Area
120 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Naples. A very experienced and well trained staff always thinking of a customer first. They must visit if you’re new to Naples

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vipBostonNerd
New England
14 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Terrific find. Wonderful food and service. This is excellent, well prepared no frills food like we would expect to get in Italy. Just outside the 5th Ave craziness to nice and quiet sitting outdoors. The interior of the restaurant looked very nice but that will be for some other time.

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vipGourmand
New England
23 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of our favorites. Great food and very good service every time we go.
Always enjoy the wine selection.

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vipmike
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent! Great menu, and specials. `Gianfranco is the best.Home made pasta is outstanding.

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vipMarkR
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great evening

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LaurenT
Naples
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Valentines Day dinner. Had 8:00 reservations. Checked in with hostess she said we were eating outside. No problem kind of preferred outside. She said she had to clear and set table for us. Waited and waited no one came out to set table. She looked outside and saw us standing there 15-20 minutes later not too happy. She said she checked us in but then proceeded to say she forgot about us!! Not a good experience and will not go back.

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PCD28
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

My husband and I had dinner at Ciao on Valentine's Day. We were very disappointed! Upon entering the restaurant, the smell of spoiled fish was overwhelming. We hesitated to stay because of the pungent order after some consideration. We decided to stay and not order any fish dishes on the menu. I ordered the veal chop with mixed veggies and mushrooms. The chop was overcooked and mostly fat and smothered in a tasteless brown gravy with canned mushrooms. The veggies were steamed with no seasoning, simply plain and watery. I could not eat the veal chop. I left it! My husband had a pasta dish that was overcooked, smothered with sauce, and overall nothing special. The service was prolonged, considering Ciao was only moderately busy.
Overall would we eat at Ciao again? No, and we would not recommend doing so.
The menu online and the menu in the restaurant are different!?!?

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

This was mine and my fiancé’s Valentines Day dinner. Now to be honest they were busy as you would expect on such a holiday. I understand that service would be slower with the amount of people there. However, our waitress Autumn (not sure of the spelling) treated us like stepchildren. She took much better of the larger tables she had where the tip was going to be better I’m sure. Now I realize that we were a table of two, but I will tip well if I have good service. Granted my bill won’t be as large as a table of six, which was behind us and had excellent service from what I could tell. We had to ask to get our drinks refilled and even after that it took 15 minutes and her walking by us a few times with no refills in her hand. Long story short it ruined my fiancé’s and mine first Valentine’s Day dinner. Unfortunately, I will never return, nor will I recommend it to any one I know. I realize that this won’t matter at this point in time and I don’t normally post reviews, but in this case I needed to let people know the terrible service I had on this occasion.

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TedM
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

truly delicious food with very attentive service.

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vipPete
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding. The service was impeccable and made for an enjoyable evening.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day early celebration! We are dining at our favorite restaurants during COVID!! Because we do not want them to close✅👍 delicious food and presentation.

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vipFayzee
Naples
19 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. This was our third time there in 2 years and we were not disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Natalie our server was wonderful. We loved the ability to dine outdoors.

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vipsoupoftheday
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Naples Gem, situated a short block from the hustle & bustle of 5th Avenue was a great find. This is an old schol neighborhood Italian restaurant. The food speaks for itself. Modern, yet old fashioned at the same time. This is comfort food of the highest order. Service was impeccasble and our courses arrived right on time, prepared and served beautifully. Drinks were generous and the wine list was exceptional. The eclectic decor brought a smile to our faces. Next time, when facing the daunting crowds a block a way, do yourself a favor and try this wonderful, yet unassuming restaurant!

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ACDC
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was delicious and service impeccable! Only downside was when we received our bill and saw 2 vodka and tonic drinks cost $25. That is a bit of price gauging

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vipBarbaraM
Baltimore
15 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Dover sole is to die for.

Our server was Julian and he was lovely.

Great food and a wonderful wine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love Caio......food the best

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal. Great service. Will definitely go back

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vipGailM
Naples
22 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful food and service. The owners are strictly adhering to Covid guidelines. Must try!!

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vipAFBR
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We opted to eat outdoors, so the ambiance was somewhat lacking, looking at the bank drive-thru, but what was lacking there was made up by tremendous and attentive service. The food was all prepared well and tasty. The bruschetta and pistachio cake were exceptional.

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Kathy
Naples
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been going to Ciao's for over thirty years and have never had a bad meal. Everything is excellent.

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Zonk
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a wonderful dinner with my wife and adult daughter. My wife had the snapper piccata, daughter had marsala and I had veal parmigiana. Veal was excellent . . . many times veal can be tough, this was very tender. Wine and food was reasonable price-points. We'd go again.

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ScottM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restorante Ciao is one of our required destinations in Naples (we’re from Columbus OH). The calamari is superb, a unique preparation we have never seen elsewhere. Bread perfect, entrees spectacular (I had seafood pasta with clams, mussels, shrimp, calamari; wife had pasta with lobster & shrimp)piping hot—don’t grab the plate! Finished with homemade pistacio sponge cake. Our server Natalie was both delightful and helpful-told wife not to get her alfredo sauce on the side, selected desert for us! Coffee is great, just the right Italian roast to finish a wonderful meal for my 71st birthday (we ate there for my 68th 69th & 70th, too!!) Prices are very fair for quality and portions (I would pay $10 more and not flinch). We’ll be back for sure!!! Thanks, RestorantebCiao!!

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JaniceM
Naples
20 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the few restaurants that will serve Dover Sole tableside. This is a dying art and it was really a nice treat and the fish was wonderful.

A very nice menu and the calamari is fabulous - the best we have had at a restaurant. I recommend both those items. The Dover Sole is pricey, however very nice especially when celebrating a special event.

The atmosphere is so nice with white tablecloths and just off 5th's busy noise. There is outside dining if you do not want to sit inside, however the tables are nicely seperated inside and we felt totally safe.

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vipRoxaneV
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great service great food no wait with reservation

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent in every way! The olive oil is sooooo good! Our meals were excellent, and the service was at a high level and very helpful! We will definitely return!

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vipWWonka365
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is always a great place to dine! Excellent in all ways!

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vipWWonka365
Columbus
30 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A totally excellent experience! Great food and our server, Natalia, was outstanding. We will return.

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vipDeborahM
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for accommodating us

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vipEdC1
Pittsburgh
42 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Italian food in a cozy atmosphere off the busy 5th Avenue scene. Attentive service and great food. Give them a try!

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Bobc
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was very good, but the prices could have been lower.

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JOMo
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good food for reasonable prices. Amazing desserts, great service!

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JerJer
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent
Place was fabulous
Service outstanding!!!

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vipFrank
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always excellent. Highly recommend to anyone

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vipHailstone
Indiana
94 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal.lovely people

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vipSparky
Naples
17 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Lights are too bright. We had to ask 2ce to turn them down, but spots on ‘art’ were still too bright and cold.
The shrimp Diablo without the Diablo had very little flavor.

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 721 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.