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.
Naples, FL 34102
Hours of Operation:
Open for lunch October 15
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Closed Sundays June - September
US 41 (Tamiami Trail)
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
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
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
For an Italian restaurant that gives you only three slices of bread with plain olive oil we had to ask for cheese and more bread. Food was tasteless and wine very expensive. Growing up in a very Italian family this is no way Italian's eat. I was very disappointed.
Again, we have some mixed views of our experience. One of our friends ordered the bronzini. She felt the portion was much too small. We agreed. I had the shortribs which also turned out to be a small portion and were kind of dried out. The wine list is a bit expensive and has a tendency to be intimidating. We do enjoy the ambiance of Ciao and the service was good.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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