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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 #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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England
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Went along to the restaurant after reading the reviews, as mentioned everyone was very friendly and it was like stepping back in time. Everything was very good, but expensive for what you got compared to many other restaurants we have been to. If it was not on the menu I am sure they would make it for you, I probably... More

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Delray Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

I live on the east coast of florida, but if I lived in Cape Coral, I'd be a regular customer at this amazing restaurant. My friend and I started with an order of fried calamari, amazing alone, but the tomato sauce, WOW! We also had a Margherita pizza, the best I've ever eaten (it's the sauce) and I've been to... More

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

Norma & Karen, Thank you so much for the wonderful review posted about Ciao! First off I sure wished you lived closer, as we could always add more love in each and every bite...., as you work your way through our Italian menu! About me....my Mother was a beautiful cook as well as a beautiful baker, she just made everything... More

Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

The food and hospitality are so great we just keep coming back for more. Wether it's the 17 layers of eggplant parm (be sure to ask Jill the sex of the eggplant) or the 7 layers of lasagna we always enjoy the food and feel the LOVE. Jill, Chris and their staff consistently go out of their way to make... More

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review of my family....oops your part of that right...that is at least every time you come into town to visit your family.... We so love seeing all of you ...and sharing in your joy....like traveling to Italy...without kids?...lol but really we so,appreciate all the love you share with us each and every visit........ More

Miami Beach, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

I love this restaurant nestled down town Cape Coral. Family owned and operated my the sweetest woman named Jill. She will let you know you are welcome and the food and Desserts will bring you back. I have eaten here maybe 12 times and have always loved it. Pasta is terrific and Pizza is wonderful. But the home made cheese... More

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

Thank you so much for sharing the LOVE of cheesecake with us. I love it when you sneek in for that cappuccino and cheesecake to end a perfect evening. We look forward to your next visit....but now I make a salted Carmel, chocolate & toasted pecans.....like to call it the Turtle Cheesecake of LoVE! See you soon....can you picture it?... More

Kettering, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I love a good family run restaurant, however this one was a little to family run. The setting and atmosphere was wonderful, however service was just a little strained and could have been better. One of the owners came out and walked around each table and introduced herself which i thought was nice. My biggest critisium was the owners young... More

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

We so greatly appreciate your posting and review of our family restaurant. I am sorry that you were unhappy with your dining experience recently. We are truly a family Italian restaurant, that welcomes people of all ages to share in the LoVe of family. As for my sons actions on that particular evening, I an sorry that you felt uncomfortable,... More

Cape Coral, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I luved their osso bucco and the friendliness of the owner and her staff and the place is so nice too

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

We so greatly appreciate your posting and review of our restaurant. Each item is cooked from generations of my families recipes, shared from relative to relative, but the passing stops here! I'm not sharing anymore....lol. No really thank you so much for enjoying your dining experience with us, and we look forward to serving you in the near future. Jill... More

Powell, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My wife and I decided after 4 days straight of seafood it was time for a little italian. Found Ciao here on Trip Advisor. Who would have thought Cape Coral would have such great pizza? Mary ordered a Margherita Pizza. OMG! The crust was out of this world. Thin with just the right amount of crispness. Tender and yet chewy... More

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

We so greatly appreciate your posting and review of our restaurant. But next time...think outside,the box and get that second piece of Tiramisu....so thank you for sharing the LOVE. We look forward to seeing you soon! And this time I'll do the cooking for you! Since you had the pizza already. Ciao Jill & the family More

Cape Coral
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We just returned for a dinner with friends. They go to Ciao's about once a month. This was our first. We met the owner who went throught the list of specials. I had the seafood crapes. They were wonderful. We split desserts with a banana cream puff and coconut pie. Both were to die for. We loved the food, the... More

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

Thank you so much for enjoying your evening with us. We so greatly appreciate your posting and review of our restaurant. We strive for perfection each and every visit, and we put LOVE in our food every step of the way.....so thank you for sharing the LOVE. We look forward to seeing you soon! Ciao Jill & the family More

Cape Coral, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We've lived in the Cape for 18 years but just found this place. The food was amazing from the salads to the desserts! Mike, our server was always available but never hovered. The tables are close together so we ended up meeting some nice people to chat with. Jill, the chef and owner was very nice and came over to... More

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

Thank you so much for the fabulous review of our restaurant.....I thought long and hard how to make up for you missing the last 3 yrs of a Ciao dining experience.....so if you come in 3 times a week for the next 1 1/2 years...that would be equal to once a week for 3 yrs....give or take. So another words....we'll... More

1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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

Jason & family, Just finished reading your review of your dining experience with us. All I can say is the feelings are mutual (still tearing). When I came out of the kitchen so see how your desserts were I was SO disappointed that I wasn't able to say my final goodbye to you all before leaving, my heart sank. You... More

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