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Ciao-Italia

Shi Gu Lu 193-2, Nanjing, China
025-86608807
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  • Italian first
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English first
Shanghai, China
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
36 helpful votes 36 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 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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Sydney, Australia
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106 reviews 106 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Ciao Italia has been something of a Nanjing stalwart for a while now and there's a good reason for that. Don't be put off by it's back-alley location, Ciao Italia looks and feels like a genuine Italian restaurant once you're through the doors. The English speaking staff are down with all of the niceties and there's a dizzying selection of... More

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Ciao Italia does the best pizza in China - hands down. The owner is an Italian and qualified 'master pizzaiolo' (yes, there is such a thing) and has been making Neapolitan pizza since he was a kid. His oven is imported from Italy so you can tell he's serious. He's been making pizza in Nanjing for almost 15 years and... More

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