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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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90% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 3 days ago

Always good. Favorite little Italian restaurant downtown.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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vip
 (St. Louis)·Dined 4 days ago

On our first experience with Ristorante-Ciao we were given a great table in the corner for the two of us, very nice. The food was excellent but our waitress, Natalie, really made the dinner very enjoyable. She was such a professional in explaining our options and her service was outstanding. This is a well run restaurant, highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined 6 days ago

First visit. Outstanding quality food. Quite expensive .

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined 6 days ago

Joan, Carol and Gianfranco do a great job paying attention to your needs, requests and making you feel comfortable and satisfied.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My husband and I found this restaurant and what a find! We arrived early but got seated early—enjoyed cocktails and then our meal and wine was fabulous! Our waitress Anca was the best!
We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Calamari was terrible And my husband was supposed to have Linguine instead he got Fettucine with clam sauce Food was just so so

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 (Naples)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Always enjoy the experience. Quiet and intimate. Natalie is great.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very disappointing experience. The dining room was outdated, too much sauce on the food, fish was tough and rubbery

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We absolutely LOVE Ciao! It's our very favorite and Natalie is an outstanding server. We'll be back soon and bring friends!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This was my first time dining at this restaurant, however, the couple who joined us raved about other occasions when they had dined there. I had the Osso Buco and was very pleased. My husband loved the grouper picante—authentic Italian cuisine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Fabulous!!!!!

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food was fabulous and the service was over the top wonderful!

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vip
 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a lovely dinner

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Our evening are Ciao reminded us of high quality Italian dinners in Chicago dining institutions we have enjoyed in the past. Busy, bustling service, but quiet enough to enjoy a conversation at the table. Quality of food was excellent, the meal was paced well, for a memorable dining experience only a block off of touristy Fifth Avenue, I recommend Ciao !

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Over priced and lacking decor

Food is decent.

Too few servers

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We thoroughly Enjoyed our evening with Chef Gianfranco and his staff. Outstanding food with high quality ingredients.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our party of five had a wonderful evening. We enjoyed four different wines and four different entree’s. My Shrimp fra Diablo was delicious. Two in our party are big fans of Ciao, the other three had never been there before. All of us are already planning our next visit. It is such a welcoming restaurant. Natalie was our server, and was absolutely wonderful.
Thanks for a great evening.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We had a lovely meal at Ristorante Ciao. It is quiet, a bit out of the way, and very nice. The food was excellent as was the service. It was topped off by having Limoncello sorbet for dessert, a dish we have been looking for and unable to find anywhere else.

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Food was outstanding ! Dined here several times with clients and it’s perfect ! Julian our server was excellent! Will be back!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 13, 2017

My husband and I try to have dinner here at least 4 times every season. Tonight was our first visit of the season and we so enjoyed the evening . Food great,staff attentive and ambiance inviting.

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We have been going here for 11 years. It is a favorite among locals. Food and service are always outstanding. Our favorite Italian restaurant in Naples.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We thought the restaurant was tired in many ways. Food was nothing special. Don't know how they stay open because there was hardly anyone there. Sad because in it's hay day it was probably a Naples gem.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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.

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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. We were not rushed and the restaurant was very busy. We went for Restaurant Week. They had a very nice selection of salads and entrées and dessert. It was a most enjoyable evening

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Very expensive wine by the glass. Should offer a couple of house wines

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 (Naples)·Dined on December 1, 2017

GREAT SERVICE, VERY GOOD FOOD, RESTAURANT WAS ALL BUT DESERTED ON A FRIDAY NIGHT;
TRADITIONAL ITALIAN DISHES WELL PREPARED; FOUND THE PRICES A BIT HIGH

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Food is a delicatessen and perfect ambiance for dinner. The Chef visiting dinning room it´s a very nice detail

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Late-night Find
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Love the food!!

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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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