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Shi Gu Lu 193-2, Nanjing, China
025-86608807
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
An authentic Italian restaurant

Yummy and authentic Italian food. Have been there for both lunch and dinner. The owner and chef is from Italy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Marthe S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Yummy and authentic Italian food. Have been there for both lunch and dinner. The owner and chef is from Italy.

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Brannenburg, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I tried different places for Italian food in Nanjing, but Ciao Italia is the best one. A little bit tricky to find. Good pizza, fresh juices and good beer of course.

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Shanghai, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

A friend of mine recommended this restaurant, so we decided to check it out. Overall impression is not too bad, but there was nothing special. Prices are too high for this ordinary taste. There are some other good restaurants in Nanjing where you can eat as tasty food as there, but way cheaper. And even better food)

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Italian owner is very friendly and welcoming. The staff is very efficient. The food is authentic and traditional Italian food. The menu contains a large selection of classic Italian dishes. Nothing fancy but a great place to enjoy a tasty dinner for a very good price.

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Nanjing, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

I've lived here for a year and last night was my first night at this place. So I ordered a lot of food so I could try it all. It was way better then I ever thought it would be. I'm from USA and we have great Itialian food. This place really did it right. The 4 cheese Gnocchi was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Ciao Italia is real authentic Italian food and priced well! I've lived in italy and really miss the culture and food. This restaurant is as authentic as they come. If the Chinese wait staff can speak some italian! What La Tagliatelle wants with it's great venue and decor, Ciao Italia achieves with fantastic food.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We had walked past this a number of times as its situation is in a traditional alleyway (jie) and instead patronised the other Italian in Nanjing with the trendy decor. Honestly this is a better experience all round despite the old fashioned barn like room - but that's how rural restaurants are in Italy, so why not in China? Delicious... More 

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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very tasty food, also the starters are delicious. For pizza probably the best location in Nanjing. The decor is horrible. After renovation even worse than before - but who cares much if the food is good ? Prices are in my opinion reasonable, waiters are friendly. I disliked last time that they wanted to charge more than listed in the... More 

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Montjoi, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The owner is Italian, the food is authentic Italian, very tasty pasta accompanied by good Italian wine, which can be expensive but that seems to be the case all over China. This place is on a busy street lined with small Chinese restaurants and is very large by comparison to it's neighbours. I look forward to going back to this... More 

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Barlaston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Tatty, tasteless decor. Situated in a tatty alleyway. However, nice cold Italian beers and pretty good pizzas at a great price and swift service. Appears to be popular with the Nanjing expat community? Much better value than we're used to in Shanghai! Staff called us a taxi too - now we really could do with that in Shanghai!! Would recommend!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Shi Gu Lu 193-2, Nanjing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Jiangsu  >  Nanjing
  • Phone Number: 025-86608807

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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