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Ciao Bistro

302 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-0806
904-206-4311
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Braintree, MA
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We typically do not go to the same restarant twice when we go away, but we did on this trip. The staff is extremely friendly, the owner comes around to make sure everything is okay which we love. We had the veal chop, spaghetti and fettucini with shrimp. We also tried the tiramusi and the cannoli. The food is wonderful.... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Dined here with my husband and daughter in late August. The service was very fast and attentive. The menu had plenty of options with something for everyone. There is a nice outdoor patio in the front of the restaurant which is well shaded and cooled by fans. The ambiance here is much better than the indoor seating available.

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Tampa, Fl
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is well located on the main street surrounded by lots of other restaurants and ice cream shops. Nice short to the harbor. Had the best seafood lasagna I ever had! Very reasonably priced...would return in a heartbeat.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Waiter- Duarte was attentive and knowledgeable about the food. Always had a smile and made sure the dining experience was pleasurable. Dinner- to start the dinner rolls came out hot and freshly baked. The olive oil mix was to die for and a perfect match for the roll. I ordered the fettuccine to split. The fettuccine was cooked just right.... More

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Lebanon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We had one of the most amazing Italian meals we've ever had. The food & service was outstanding. We sat out on the covered patio and that was very enjoyable. We didn't have reservations but got their around 5:30-6:00 and were fine. By time we left at 7:00 the wait was 1 hour. I would totally recommend this restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed dinner in the covered patio. Fresh bread and delicious olive oil set the stage. A nice wine list with many intersting varietals from abroad at good price points. Companato was chilled and delightful while the bruschetta was fresh and flavorful. Osso buco fell of the bone served with a mix of veggies and pasta. Eggplant parmigiana, fettucine Alfredo... More

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Enfield, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My husband and I stopped in for dinner. We were just walking by and liked the look of the menu. Both the service and food were outstanding. I had the chicken ciao. It was chicken, Italian sausage, mushrooms, and red peppers in a red wine sauce. Really delicious. Wish I could get the recipe for their sauce. Husband had Veal... More

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Ormond Beach
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Shrimp scampi was good but annoyed that the tails were still on...made it messy to eat. My husband ordered the chicken parm which came with a side of spaghetti but the sauce on each clearly was two different sauces...odd. One was flavorful and the other was like Ragu out of the can. The chicken was clearly previously frozen and not... More

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Live Oak, Florida, United States
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39 reviews 39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Even though it was a warm night, we were glad we chose to sit on the patio where it seemed much more peaceful. As a couple celebrating our anniversary, without our kids in tow, we appreciated the more romantic atmosphere of the patio. The penne pollo was perfectly prepared and we loved the bread sticks. So glad we made the... More

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Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The service here is excellent. The food - not so much. To be honest, I prefer the food at Olive Garden. It was pricey and the seafood was mushy and overcooked. As others have said it is quite noisy in the restaurant. However, the host and wait staff are exceptional.

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