Ciao Pizza Trattoria

4.6
48 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Owner Maurizio Paparo started Ciao Pizza Trattoria with his family in November 2007. Over the past thirty years, he has applied his background and knowledge of true Italian cuisine to create several successful businesses. In 2014 Maurizio took a partner, Chef Dave Lucht as executive chef and co-owner. Dave has been a chef in Eugene for over ten years, working with such favorites as Zenon Café, Hop Valley Brewing Co. and Excelsior Inn.
Ciao Pizza Trattoria was designed to offer the experience of an authentic Italian Trattoria. We serve made from scratch menu items, including appetizers, soups, salads, entree's and desserts. Everything is cooked in front of the customer in our exhibition style kitchen. Grab a seat at the counter and watch your food prepared! Ciao Pizza Trattoria provides a welcoming dining experience where good friendship and great food are shared.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Lunch Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(541) 505-8487
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dave Lucht
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Catering
Hot and ready Items or Take and Bake
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Gateway
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Parking details
Shared Parking lot
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Public transit
LTD and EMX stops less than a block from the restaurant.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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JS
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST Gluten Free pizza and pasta that I have ever had! Thank you for providing so many delicious choices and for being so cautious for those who have Celiac. You are a wonderful find! Can’t wait to come back and try more of your gluten free selections!

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SE
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

My husband and I absolutely love this place! The food is outstanding. My only complaint was our last visit we were sat VERY close to a neighboring table. It was as if we were having dinner all together. This would have been understandable if there hadn't been any other open tables, whoever, there was. Not a deal breaker, but it wasn't our favorite experience there. The food was still worth it though!

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AL
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

LOVED the food and service! If I lived closer, I'd be dining there a few times a month. Fresh pasta with sage butter is fantastic. Yummy meatballs. EVERYTHING WAS SOOOO GOOD. Chianti too!

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Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our "go to" place! It is comfortable with excellent food. The staff is some of the best in Eugene. They are friendly and accommodating. The gluten free pizza is outstanding!!

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MM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ciao Pizza is one of my very favorite restaurants with friendly personal service and delicious food.
For starters, their Pizza, Calzone, and Stromboli are made from scratch when ordered,
but they also have a full menu with regular specials, every one of which is a tasty delight.
I recommend it to all of my friends. I also make certain to take visitors there for a real treat.

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TO
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We eat here several times a year and it is always good service and great food. I tried something different this time and was happy I had leftovers so I can enjoy it again. The lasagna is enough for 3 meals for me, especially if I have a salad and bread to start. Salad greens come from a local farm and everything is made fresh when ordered.

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AR
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant has many options and everything sounds delicious.
We ordered pasta and we had a very enjoyable evening with great taste, flavor and freshness.
The service was amazing and the atmosphere is really cool

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Terrible food for the prize. There was too much of feta cheese on the pizza and that made it too salty. The pappardelle was average as well

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s
Portland
29 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really enjoy having found Ciao after many years away from it. It’s our new favorite Italian go-to! Great variety on the menu and the food is always delicious. Great specials and every day fare. Definitely recommend!

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VB
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This place is quite a little gem. I never would have guessed such good food would be found in a strip mall area. Everything we had was terrific and our server was outstanding as well. This would be a regular spot for dining if we were not just passing thru town.

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CH
Portland
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious chicken dinner with risotto and braised greens. Reasonably prices.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Would have wrote a better review if this experience had been as good as some of our others. But this one did not go so well.

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KE
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The pizza here was excellent - love the thin crust. Surprisingly, the ciopino was also excellent! we would definitely return if we are in the area again.

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GM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Don't let the location in a strip mall fool you. This is no generic pasta joint. The food is top notch! my only wish was a wider selection of quality wine by the glass.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful atmosphere. The Ceasar salad was excellent. All the food was fresh and really good and service was friendly and quick.

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R
Portland
443 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great spot for pizza, many choices plus make your own option. Sandwich and Salad options also available if pizza not your choice. Good beer and beverage options to complement your food choice. Cozy, comfortable décor and good service. Give it a try.

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CF
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, as always! Ciao is an excellent go to restaurant in the Eugene area. Bread, salads, pizza, pasta & wine do not disappoint.

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EB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We had a pleasant evening, glad to get last minute reservation. We arrived and didn't like the table so we sat at the bar. Chose an inexpensive bottle of wine which was good. Appetizer of bruschetta was a big proportion and tasty. The main courses were also ample sized. We chose dessert to go. Overall a pleasant meal though nothing amazing. We did have great service.

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Pizza was very good, I really liked the crust. Service was excellent, was a good value for the money. Kid friendly. The chocolate chip cookie skillet is delectable.

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Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Recommended by nearby hotel staff and it more than lived up to its billing as the Italian place to go in Springfield. I would highly recommend to anyone with a sophisticated palate.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I love this place!!! Their calzone is delicious. We also had their cheese bread and that was also delicious!!!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Recommended by a friend and we weren't disappointed! Very good pasta dishes, chef was willing to be creative by mixing some pasta sauces as requested. Great result. We will return.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Family dinner over graduation weekend

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Portland
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A bustling, energetic place! Loved the big brick pizza oven. Ordered the cioppino and it was DELICIOUS! Our waiter gave us such great, personal service. We will definitely go back!

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Portland
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was fantastic as always. We frequently dine at Ciao for lunch and dinner. Great menu, friendly staff.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was nice, noise level of interior is distracting as acoustics seem to be associated with hard surfaces.

Like the restaurant. Wine list is good. food choices good. server was nice. enjoy the smell of Italy .

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c
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

decent experience but it seemed the young female servers were very overworked and stressed - need more service and relaxed people working there...

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B
Denver
63 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

What a great find--you can get your pizza or pasta anyway you want it! Very nice neighborhood place with great food and service.

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P
Portland
9 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was great- will definitely go back!! Delicious

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Portland
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Noise level - acoustics- need work. Always very loud when crowded. Need fabric on walls to deaden sounds. Sometimes some food is served lukewarm. It is set on a counter to wait for remainder of order to be prepared. Not under a warmer. We really like and support this restaurant. Just a couple of improvements are needed.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place! Have tried quite a few items and they are all excellent!

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LM
Portland
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Extensive menu, lovely server, nice experience.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Busy place but service good and never felt rushed. Food was good and serving size very adequate!

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Portland
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Ciao is a great place to enjoy an amazing meal with very good wine.

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S
Portland
25 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a lucky find. Close to a number of hotels, one being ours. Great to be able to walk to the restaurant. It is a very comfortable atmosphere and the service is fantastic. Now the food, absolutely fabulous pizza. Creative combinations.

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S
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great pizza! Salads were good too. Pasta portion was not small.

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G
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent food and very good wine list. Definitely casual dining. Haven't tried the pizza, but the entree's are terrific -- veal saltimbocca and chicken picatta particularly. Though not your usual choice, we also enjoyed the meatballs as an appetizer!

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CP
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Was part of an eight person group and have the misfortune of having my meal served 45 minutes after everyone else in the group. The server kept promising the meal we coming up in a few minutes but it it never happened. What a joke!

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Boise
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was simply awful. My party of 2 was seated promptly and we waited for 15 minutes to receive water - only after I got up and inquired as to when our server would appear. This was after other tables, who arrived well after us were promptly served. After placing our order someone stopped by and apologized and said our meal would be discounted. A whopping 10% was taken off of our lunch order. Gee, the gesture was nice but the discount of less than $5 was not enough to make up for the service. The order of service was odd as well. My friend ordered a soup/sandwich combo and I ordered a soup and salad. My soup was served but my friend's soup wasn't served until her sandwich arrived (same soup as my order). The soup and salad were tasty but I won't return because of the lack of customer service.

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Portland
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a must visit, the Pizza and the Pasta are fresh made and just plan Outstanding!!!

Also the Seafood cioppicino is the best I have ever had and there is more than enough to share.

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