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All 326 Cape Coral Restaurants

Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria

823 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904
239-471-0033
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Ranked #6 of 326 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza, Seafood, Pasta
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Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Description: Housed in a replica of a 1920's NYC store front, Ciao features authentic Neapolitan pizza made with imported "00" Caputo flour, San Marzano tomato and fresh made mozzarella daily prepared in an authentic 800 degree wood burning oven. We also specialize in freshly prepared Italian dinner dishes as well as homemade desserts, cappuccino, micro brews. Outdoor dining al fresco on the streetfront patio is unique.
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1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Heard of this place from our relatives in the cape and decided to give it a try really wanting a Italian experience and far surpassed our expectations! As we arrived our server greeted us and helped us pick out a nice wine then the specials menu. We got the fire wood roasted duck. Best duck ever with a sweet potato... More

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Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Shae, From our Italian family to you and your family....thank you. As the owner/chef of Ciao I/we take great pride in producing, real food. As for the Duck, that was one of my Mom's favorite dinners, so it's good to know...that I not only made you a happy customer, I made my Mom proud as well. As for your Italian... More

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

Loved this place. Our waiter Mike recommended our appetizer and our entrees. Everything was Superb. The Osso Buco was amazing. Looking forward to our return to a wonderful restaurant with a wonderful wait staff😄

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Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Dearest Punta Gorda Traveler, We so greatly appreciate this review of Ciao! As always we make it a point to provide 100 % made from scratch food! from generations of my families recipes, that have been handed down for generations...and of course I have add to, or made a few changes of my own, that they don't need to know... More

Cape Coral, Florida, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Oh my goodness! Where shall I begin? Well, when you open the door the hospitality and ambiance just draw you in and from then on it only gets better. The service is excellent, the food......and I think this is my 4th or 5th visit with different friends in the last 6 months so several different dishes have been ordered, tasted... More

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Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful and heart felt posting. As always we make it a point to provide 100 % made from scratch food! with of course a dose of LOVE...and I think you have been Ciao struck. What an amazing feeling, to not only share the LOVE with the two of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Food was great. Staff was very welcoming. Owners walk around and visit tableS making sure u r happy with everything. Great home cooking. Outstanding pizza. Can't say enough. Highly recommended

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Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Helene, Thanks so much for your recent post of Ciao. We so greatly appreciate you enjoying your visit with us, but most of all for enjoying some REAL great Italian home cooking. Entrees are prepared from generations of my families recipes, of course with a few little tweaks of my own...we won't tell them about. One thing to share, I... More

1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We were out trying different places after moving here. At first glance, we thought it would be just a little pizza place. Boy, were we surprised. The food was excellent and plentiful. The desserts are all made from scratch by Jill, the owner and chef, and are so big that if we have them at all, we usually ask Jill... More

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Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Ralph, Thanks so much for realizing that WE are just not that typical pizza joint. We are a true Italian Trattoria, a true dining destination. When I told my Mom that we were opening an Italian restaurant, her first words to me were, " it is going to be the hardest job you'll ever do" , that is if it's... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We've been looking for good/great resturants in Cape Coral since we've been here.Coming from the great city of Chicago,we did Not expect much,especially in the way of Italian food.Well we found it here! Totally lives up to our expectations from appetizers to entree's to the biscotti and cappuccino.Salute!!

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Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Cindy Thanks so much for saying it all, great REAL Italian food. We are so blessed that you found a new Italian home, and we look forward to sharing more Italian evenings with you. Biscotti's will be in the oven shortly, Thanks again for joining our Italian family. See you soon to share some more Ciao LOVE. Ciao Jill owner/chef More

Fort Myers, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

To be honest, I wasn't expecting much...I'm Italian & I love to cook...which means I'm often disappointed with Italian restaurants in Florida. But not tonight! My husband & I decided to try Ciao. It is a cute place that has outdoor seating (too hot for that now, but will be nice in a month or so). We started with a... More

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Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Wifey G, Thanks so much for sharing the LOVE of Ciao. As an Italian, just like you...my Mother said why go out to eat when we will only be disappointed as most restaurants are NOT from scratch. Well at Ciao we are??? I start cooking in the early am, and finish right before opening, if you don't believe me...drive by... More

Ft Myers
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I stopped in with a friend for cheesecake and wine. Staff had no qualms that I didn't have dinner this time. Jill pops out of kitchen brings entire restaurant together with her humor and pure love. Best Italian in SW Fl. Wish I could keep it a secret but it's so good everyone should try it. Make reservations. Get ready... More

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Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Spirits, Thanks so much for the great review of Ciao. We are truly blessed and we share in the LOVE that each and every customer enjoys their dining experience with us. And by your review you have. Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you soon. KEEP spreading the word! CIAO does it ALL right, just like Mama said!... More

Cape Coral, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 via mobile

Came in with my two kids and my soon to be son in law and filled our bellies with goodness. My son said the osso buco was amazing and my daughter flipped over her stuffed shells and meatballs and my future son in law downed an entire pizza! I had my old favorite chicken parm. The food is always consistent... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing the LOVE with us once again. We take such pride in producing quality from scratch Italian faire...from generations of my families recipes. Really what makes it all worth it, is the hard work daily of preparing all items, and sharing them with our family members (customers) like you, who not only appreciate REAL food,... More

Cape Coral, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Went in to try the pizza which was good but everyone needs their own pie and still left hungry.Pizza was $17 a piece and very small.For two people with one glass of wine per person you are looking at spending $60.Yes, it was good but nothing exceptional about the place.

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Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

I feel the need to respond to your post. Have you ever dined in Italy? Have you ever experienced 100% made from scratch food? Have you ever dined at a true ItalianTrattoria? Well you have at Ciao,. If you are looking for an ordinary pizza, that is NOT who we are, so maybe Papa Johns, is what you are looking... More

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