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Ciao-Italia

Shi Gu Lu 193-2, Nanjing, China
025-86608807
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Ranked #10 of 2,640 Restaurants in Nanjing
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 8, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Shanghai
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53 reviews 53 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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53 reviews 53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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