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ciao

Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts
869 466 3735
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Ranked #9 of 23 restaurants in Basseterre
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
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  • Spanish first
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English first
Caldwell, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This is just a short and safe walk from the Marriott and is a decent meal, so it saves you a taxi bill. The menu was pretty fair size and the food was good. The pasta appeared to be home made giving it that added special touch. The inside was while not picturesque or memorable as it had no scenic... More

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

If you ever get a chance to go to the Marriott at St. Kitts - go to Ciao and enjoy the Italian food. We had the chicken and Penne Pasta.... it was very tender and delicious

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

For people with food allergies, i.e. allergic to cheese, Ciao provides limited options. I had the tomato basil penne pasta add shrimp and it was good but I could have made this exact same dish at home and I am an average cook. Nothing special, nothing grand, nothing that I cannot create in my own kitchen. That is the reason... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The food was fresh, authentic, the prices weren't outrageous and the portions were plentiful. It's close to the Marriott so you don't have to pay for a taxi to get there and back. And that's definitely a plus as many of the off property restaurants are a $40 bill. The service was excellent and very friendly. Definitely have to check... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Dined there recently and found the food very boring. The tomato sauce was flavorless (add sugar and you've got Chef Boyardee). The lobster parpardelle came with yellow squash which (in my opinion) makes bland blander. I usually like gnocci, but the dish I received tasted like a gelatinous extrusion from a play-dough machine. I did enjoy the many typos on... More

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Philipsburg, St Maarten-St Martin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I love eating local food when I go away, but I decided to try out Ciao and I loved it!!! The service was great and the staff made us feel like we were family. The food was very good and the price for the quantity was also very good. Dario made us feel very welcomed and when we went back... More

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UK
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had my daughters hen night at ciaos with the table decorated accordingly. The home made pasta was to die for, stuffed ravioli just so melt in the mouth, veal parmigan really tender and lovely. Dario and his wife were very attentive and we all enjoyed their company.

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Lakewood, Colorado
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Quaint little restaurant within a 5 minute walk of the St. Kitts Marriott, on Frigate Bay. This was by far the best meal we had on the island! The owners, Dario and Ilde, prepare incredible Italian dishes. They have a "dinner special" that includes appetizer, glass of wine, entrée, and dessert for $34 US. Great value considering a hot dog,... More

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Shaker Heights, Ohio
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

Great Italian food, served with charm by the owners. A lovely bottle of. Italian wine, bottled in Italy so no sulfites. the lobster Thermidor was simply outstanding. Can walk from the Marriott, or take a cab from Basseterre. You won't be sorry !

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

The service was amazing! They made us feel very special! Along with the amazing service, the food was incredible!! I had the grilled lobster and it is probably the best I have ever had. My wife had the green lobster ravioli and stated it was one of the best meals she has ever had. On top of all of that,... More

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