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Ciao-Italia

Shi Gu Lu 193-2, Nanjing, China
025-86608807
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Ranked #16 of 2,639 restaurants in Nanjing
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Apr 18, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Nanjing, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

I went for the 1st time with my family tonight and had a good time, the place was clean and the staff friendly and helpful, the kids enjoyed the pizza which tasted good and my wife's and my salad and pasta dishes tasted great. It is a quick walk from Shanghai Lu Redline metro stop. We will go there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

I have been visited this restaurant for several times since 2 years. You know, there is not many choose for expats in centre Nanjing. I used to think it was ok but presently nothing worthy to go there. Additionally it seems not provided with a ventilation system in the kitchen thus all smoke and smell is in the dining area... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

Great service, great food. Can't go past the home made cheese gnocchi. Pizzas are also great with an authentic base. And very good prosciutto and mozarella. All just like my nonna used to make. Looking forward to their renovation being complete in the next week.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

Stumbled across this places accidentally. Very happy I did. Fantastic friendly owner, fantastic food and fantastic food. Staff can speak good english and great italian. Free WiFi. Will be back again very soon

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Roscoe, Illinois, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

When you go to China you can eat a lot of Chinese food so this was a pleasant experience. The Chef trained in Italy and they use a wood burning stove to cook the pizza. We enjoyed our lunch!

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