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Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria

823 SE 47th Terrace, Cape Coral, FL 33904
239-471-0033
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Ranked #4 of 325 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $25
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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

To all that are in search for that special place that brings you back the feeling of a Sunday dinner at grandmas house !!! Or that special meal your mom used to cook!!! Look no further . Chef Jill and her kitchen staff of talented cooks and servers make you "FEEL THE LOVE" 100% . My family and I travel... More

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Cape Coral
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10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

For our first visit to Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, we chose the pizza to determine how well they could execute the restaurant's signature dish. Paired with Merlot for my spouse and a Brooklyn Brown Ale for myself, the pizza had a great balance of cheese (perhaps asigo) with a hearty red sauce. The fennel sausage added another great... More

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Montreal, Canada
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3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

First time visit for my wife and I. We met a friend there who had been to Ciao once before. Service was attentive and personable. Generous wine pour. I ordered the eggplant wife ordered chicken piccata. Both were excellent along with a very good house salad with balsamic dressing. Owner/chef came out during meal and greeted everyone in the restaurant.... More

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

Thank you so much for taking to time to review our restaurant, but most of all for sharing the LOVE of what we do. As Ciao is our first restaurant we've owned/chef operated, we have learned many lessons....but the one that stands out is. If you produce, real from scratch Italian food, from generations of your families recipes, your customers... More

Wichita, Kansas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We chose Ciao because of other reviews. When we arrived, we had about a 15 minute wait for our party of four. They ended up moving another couple to a smaller table so we could sit down. The only reason I am giving a four instead of five is it did take a little while for our server to wait... 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 review our restaurant. We are so greatly appreciative of your comments about what we strive for each and everyday. Again, thanks so much for sharing the LOVE...but most of all for joining our Italian family. Hope to see you all the next time you come back town...and I'll make sure to... More

punta gorda
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We showed up during a light drizzle (without reservations) and arrived to find a 30 minute wait time. The food inside looked and smelled so heavenly that we decided on waiting! Once seated, we were attended to as if we were the only customers, our drinks were filled instantly, and we looked over menu choices. We all started out with... More

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

I love reading these reviews....it makes my heart so full when I read what your dining experience was like.......because of customers like you...it makes all the hard work each and everyday...so worth ever hour spent cooking and creating. But most of all thank you so much for taking the time to review our restaurant. We are so greatly appreciative of... More

Scotland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

You have to go there! Jill the owner is amazing - what a star - feel the LOVE!!!! Food was spot on, fabby pizza and amazing lobster ravioli.

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

What a night it was.....you guys shared in the LOVE of Ciao....and when you all said that you had never experienced a restaurant like ours before...it made my Mom proud at that very moment....as she always said " if you make your food with LOVE....they will feel the LoVE" and you all shared in the LOVE, thank you! Most of... More

Cape Coral
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This restraunt will no doubt provide you and your family with the upmost amazing service and food. Because of it's loving, passionate, and dedicated owner, Jill, you feel as though you're dining with your closest family and friends. From the delicious pasta and pizza to the homemade pies you are sure to come across something that leaves your tastebuds begging... More

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

Shelby & family, Thanks so much for sharing the LOVE...but most of all for joining our Italian family. I/ we are so blessed because of customers like you who have enjoyed what we strive for each and every visit....to enjoy a true dining destination experience....YOU have been CIAO struck...I love that you have shared and felt the true meaning of... More

Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We first ate at Ciao last year when our friends Steve and Todd from Stephen Todd Designs took us there and I have to say we have been back again and again never to be disappointed. It was without a doubt the best Italian meal my husband, friends and I have ever had. The owner Jill always comes out and... More

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

Louise, Thank YOU so much for sharing the LOVE of Ciao. I Love what do because of customers like you, for this we are blessed. My Mother said, "If you cook with LOVE, they will feel the LOVE", and I think you have felt the love. My job is truly a passion, of sharing generations of family recipes, all handed... More

Halifax, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

In Cape Coral for the afternoon and came across Ciao and really glad we did! Don't let the outside sway you, once you enter, you smell the aroma of the pizza oven....heavenly! The place is small with a rustic home diner feel. Everyone inside were enjoying their meals and it all looked so good. We started with calamari , lightly... More

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

Lynn, Thanks so much for the review of our restaurant ...we so greatly appreciate you joining our family to share the love of what we strive for...a perfect dining experience. See you soon. Ciao Jill & the family More

New Castle, Indiana
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

We were only in Cape Coral for a couple days and had many choices for our anniversary dinner. I am so glad we chose Ciao's. The restaurant was charming, our server was excellent, and the food was amazing. We were in Italy on our anniversary two years ago and not many Italian restaurants are comparable to the real thing but... More

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

Michelle & family, Thank you so much for enjoying your special celebration with us......we truly appreciate you sharing the LOVE with us...for that is what it is truly about. My Mother said....if you share what we are passionate about.....mission accomplished,. Thank you for joining our Ciao family. ALWAY, Jill & the family More

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