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Shi Gu Lu 193-2, Nanjing, China
025-86608807
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Most recent review
Best Italian Food in China

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 8, 2015
Anastacia G
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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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
11 helpful votes 11 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
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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Barlaston, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
41 helpful votes 41 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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73 reviews 73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
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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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
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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