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Shi Gu Lu 193-2, Nanjing, China
025-86608807
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
    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
A satisfactory deviation

Won't change your life or anything, but if you've gone a long time without pizza, this certainly is a better choice than pizza hut. I can't comment on genuine Italian authenticity, but it's different in style and tasty. Peppe is a fun and friendly owner and if he's there he will always come by... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Brad J
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Xining, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

A great find with my kids after a morning of "window shopping" around the trendy shopping centers. My kids were particularly delighted to have some non-Chinese food. I was delighted to have some great Italian! Loved all the pastas we tried- and the pizza Quick service, too. Beer was not cheap, but delicious with the pizza!! Giuseppe, the owner, was... More 

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Thank XnthShy
Xining, China
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8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Won't change your life or anything, but if you've gone a long time without pizza, this certainly is a better choice than pizza hut. I can't comment on genuine Italian authenticity, but it's different in style and tasty. Peppe is a fun and friendly owner and if he's there he will always come by and check on you and chat.

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Thank Brad J
Nanjing, China
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49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I've been here a few times. The pizza an be very good on some days. I also like the gnocchi with Gorgonzola. The risotto is not very good. The meal begins with some complimentary bread and ends with a complimentary limoncello, if you ask for it. The price is ok, a little expensive, but the pizza is big enough for... More 

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Thank megcram
Nanjing, China
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We went to Ciao Itallia for dinner and we were all so happy. They prepared a perfect Gorgonzola pasta for my son that he loved! The four-cheese pizza pleased everyone and the lasagna was scrumptious! This is one of our favorite Nanjing restaurants and definitely our favorite Italian!

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Thank Melissa C
San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

How a restaurant with an Italian chef serve sub-par quality Italian food is beyond me. I went out with friends to celebrate another friend's birthday. We were a group of about 20 people arriving between 8pm to 8:30pm. However, the server/s got so flustered and stressed out having to deal with such a large table. The server/s took the orders... More 

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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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Thank Marthe S
Brannenburg, Germany
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7 reviews
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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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Thank Ralph L
Shanghai, China
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 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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Thank raadna_s
Shanghai, China
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5 reviews
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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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Thank Greg L
Nanjing, China
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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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