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Shi Gu Lu 193-2, Nanjing, China
025-86608807
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Ranked #12 of 2,650 Restaurants in Nanjing
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
2 reviews
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
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Shanghai
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4 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This was not my first visit to this hidden gem, but it was my first in almost two years and I got the same wonderful greeting and handshake from the owner that I have become used two. I took three people with me this time and I simply asked Pep Pe to feed us. He started us with a nice... More 

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Montjoi, France
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33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Service was slow, took a while to get a menu then a while to get wine, then a while to get food. The food was great, very authentic and tasty.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I went to Ciao Italia for dinner and it was so delicious I returned for lunch the next day! Wonderful gnocci! The price is a bit steep but worth it!

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Nanjing
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71 reviews 71 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

To start, when we were told to choose a table, we did but was immediately ask to sit somewhere else due to the "reserved" sign that was facing the wrong way.. ok no problem since only only 3 out of the 20 (including a 14 person) tables were occupied. Salad was sour and soggy, eggplant parm was tasty but for... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Simple and typical italian pizzeria style. We ordered 2 pizzas and 2 pastas. The pizza was quite good however I felt like the pasta was much better. Service was good they can also speak english if your chinese skills are not good enough. Price was great.

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Additional Information about Ciao-Italia

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

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