About Ristorante Ciao - Naples

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.

835 4th Ave S
Naples, FL 34102
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Continental

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Open for lunch October 15
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner:
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Sundays June - September

Cross Street:
US 41 (Tamiami Trail)

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(239) 263-3889

Website:
http://www.ristoranteciao.com/

Parking Details:
Parking options are plentiful for diners at Ciao. We have a parking directly behind the restaurant for approximately 20 cars. There is street parking right in front of the restaurant, a municipal parking lot across the street, as well as a 3 story parking garage on the corner of 4th Ave. S and 8th Street S. All parking is free.

Executive Chef:
Gianfranco Loreti

Private Party Facilities:
Looking for private dining accommodations offering Naples' finest Italian cuisine in an intimate ambiance for a celebration dinner or business function, then Ciao is just the place. Ciao has 2 private dining rooms; 1 for up to 14 guests, the other up to 36. Semi-private dining for up to 50 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Carol Rosen or Gianfranco Loreti: (239) 263-3889

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Ristorante Ciao - Naples Ratings and Reviews

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91% would recommend it to a friend

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Quiet Conversation (10)
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Good for Anniversaries (8)
Cozy (7)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Romantic (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Good for Groups (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
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Healthy (2)
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Tasting Menu (2)
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Comfort Food (1)
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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Italian chef, outstanding food. Better than 5th Ave.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous restaurant. One of the best in Naples and extremely accommodating and attentive to their customers. Definitely worth a visit. Has become one of our favorites and go at least once a week.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always excellent food and service. One of best Italian restaurant in Nsples

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Our new favorite Italian restaurant in Naples. We celebrated a birthday and couldn’t have been more pleased with the food & service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Never disappointed!!!! Always good quality and good service.

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 (Naples)·Dined on November 1, 2017

My wife and I went on the Wednesday 1/2 price pasta night. As with other times we have gone, the pasts was fantastic and VERY reasonably priced. I would recommend it for anyone that wants fresh pasta at a great price, in a very nice restaurant.

Paul & Judi Cape Cod/Naples

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Key West)·Dined on October 27, 2017

What a wonderful restaurant!
It was our wedding anniversary and they made it very special! We had delicious food , outstanding service and a very romantic table. We will definitely be back!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I rarely complain in restaurants but the pasta I had was really terrible. No flavor at all.
I would have been ashamed if I made it at home. My husband had veal and it was so so.
Do not waste your money or an evening out!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We dine here frequently and the food is always tasty and perfectly presented. The service is fine and unhurried. Leisurely dinning is the watchword. Even the house wines are better than average.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We are frequent diners at Ciao...love it. The staff is friendly, always welcomes everyone with a smile, and all do their best to make each dining experience special. Hostess Joan greets all regulars by name, and the waitstaff; Julian, Natalie, and all others go out of their way to please .
Will be back again and again.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 17, 2017

We love going to Ciao. I highly recommend the Risotto Louisiana, it has been one of my dads favorites for years!! The service is always excellent and Chef Gianfranco often comes out to visit tables and check on the guests. We will be going back soon!

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 17, 2017

While the food tasted good, my wife's dish came with a hair in it. While the staff was very apologetic and a new dish was prepared and served, no one offered to comp the meal or even the dessert. For a restaurant that charges $25+ for a pasta dish, this is sad.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

We love Ciao! The food, service and staff are the best. The menu is extensive and offers excellent Italian food. We especially love the Early Dining special and the Wednesday Pasta Night can't be beat! We look forward to returning soon.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 11, 2017

For authentic, classic, old world style food and service, Ristorante Ciao cannot be beat. Chef Gianfranco truly enjoys cooking for his guests! One of our top three favorite restaurants in Naples.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 9, 2017

What an excellent meal . Absolutely delicious with a lovely presentation. Friendly service with elegance😊.!
Chef / owner very hospitable and gracious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Excellent Italian restaurant in downtown Naples. We had the butternut squash ravioli and the shrimp risotto dishes and both were outstanding. The people that work there were so friendly including the chef who came around to each table to check on our dinner

Tags: Special Occasion, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We dine here regularly. Natalie is excellent. So is everyone else.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 6, 2017

This is such a wonderful restaurant- the food isn’t excellent- the service is superior! Our friends have loved being introduced to Ciao! and wait to visit again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 24, 2017

My wife and I like Ciao very much. Not only is the food good but the atmosphere is quiet which allows for good conversation. We had been a little critical after our last visit. However, this time all was well and back to normal with excellent food and service. We both had the calf's liver from the summer menu. It was perfectly done with good sides and salad. The bottle of red wine which was included with the summer menu was also very good. We were pleased to know that Ciao does read these reviews and gives them serious consideration.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We were a group of 5. We go to Ciao quite often. The summer menu is very good and reasonable. However, this time not so good. There were several large groups and the wait staff seemed very confused. We had to search out for various items. I had the basso almondino which was very good. My wife had the calves liver. It was over cooked and cold.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Location is great, and service was good. Clean inside too. We expected a larger menu of options. The lobster bisque had zero lobster to be found. The wine was good. The dinner was just okay. We both felt it lacked flavor and were disappointed that we were both served the same vegetables with our meal. There were no additional sides or choices etc. Over priced for what they are serving.

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We've dined there before. Take advantage of off season dining menu. Also enjoy the more quite dining experience. Service always superior.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Had high hopes for the food from reading previous reviews...
However, Veal Marsala disappointed.
While the meat was very tender, the "marsala" wine taste was MIA!!!, and as such, the rich brown sauce was tasteless....

Descent wine list...

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 (Naples)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Food was excellent, they were running summer specials and the choices were great.
Staff was very attentive, we were thrilled that the chef even greeted us.
I cannot review the wine because I am not a wine drinker, but others at our table were very happy with the choice. I had chicken marsala which was excellent, and served with fresh sauteed veggies and potato. Delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, People Watching, Good for Groups, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

We had a great dinner at Ciao! We had their summer special for $25 a person which included salad, entree and a bottle of wine! Food was great! I will go back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on July 5, 2017

This restaurant serves genuine Italian food with an Italian chef who recreates recipes from his grandmother. The receptionist Joan, a former Michigander and a septuagenarian, works out of love for this elegant restaurant. She is welcoming and delightful. Try Wednesday night between 4:30 and 6:00 when the pasta is half off and all glasses of wine (not just the house wine) are half-off. Or opt for the early dining menu (4:30-5:30) on Monday through Thursday and get a bottle of Italian wine, an appetizer, and an entree for $25.00. My husband loved the manicotti. I loved the vodka chicken pasta--very tasty.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Very personal attention from the staff. Offered our guest who was wearing black slacks a black napkin. That impressed all of us. Food was great, although portions were not too large.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 24, 2017

The summer special menu has good choices with a bottle of wine. We both had liver and onions. The food an preparation were excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We had visiting friends and went to dinner at Ciao because we knew the food was good and the atmosphere was quiet which allowed for talking and the summer special menu represented a good bargain. Two of us had the calf's liver and 2 had the chicken marsala. Both dishes were exceptional. We did have desserts which were also specially priced - Excellent. The wine which was included was extremely good. Service was outstanding. A very good experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Farfalla's continues to delight every time we go there. Always perfect in quality and service. Our favorite!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Fun
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 (Naples)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Natalie provided excellent service. The food was very good. A nice place to dine.

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 (Naples)·Dined on May 5, 2017

We have been affiandos of CIAO for over 16 years. Off of busy 5 th Ave. Never disappoints. Chef goes out of his way to please. He will circulate after to inquire about the food. This last time we brought friends who had never been there. I and one of our friends had the Veal Milanese. Outstanding. It was so tender we could cut it easily with a table knife, although we were given steak knives. Neither of us used them. My husband asked for a meal that is no longer on the evening menu "Pasta Cortona"
The chef graciously produced this tasty dish of pasta with vegetables on request. Great dinner. Good wine values. Of course we'll be back again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on April 29, 2017

First time here. Excellent food - great service.
It was a lovely evening. We were able to hear each other. Our waiter was fabulous -

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Outstanding food and service. Natalie was our waitress and I will request her on our next visit. Good happy hour and early bird but we ordered of the main menu. Great desert!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on April 25, 2017

Food was good but the atmosphere and decor felt like a retirement home. Wheels on the chairs! Service was friendly, but slow. Ordered a Manhattan, which tasted wierd, and was told they use a mix. Bizzare.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on April 20, 2017

We always enjoy Ciao! Such delicious food and great service. Noise level is perfect - just loud enough to know patrons are enjoying themselves but not too loud to be unplesant. Off the beaten path on a quiet street.

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on April 19, 2017

My wife and I have a "new find" in Naples even though this fabulous restaurant has been around 30 years. This is about authentic as it gets. She had a fish that was tender and flavored well. I had the best veal parm of life. Portions are above average and service was excellent. Ask for Natalie. Ristorante Ciao was a wonderful ending to our season in Naples!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

only complaint we had was the appetizers were skimpy. We had grilled octopus and baby artichokes. Delicious but much too skimpy - it was more like half portions for the money they charged . They have to improve on their appetizer portions. entrees were plentiful

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 (Naples)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Lovely and quiet, near a terribly touristy area, but not victim to that mad house atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Beet salad 1 slice of beet-lettuce was wimpy and very small portion. Schrimp scampi in a soup
amount of butter. Vegetables over cooked.

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