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302 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-0806
904-206-4311
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 362
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Simple Italian

The food was good, using fresh ingredients. But it was simple and the menu did not have much variety. We did enjoy our special appetizer. The restaurant is very loud and not conducive to conversation.

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
DraLisa
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Savannah, Georgia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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568 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Savannah, Georgia
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156 reviews 156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

The food was good, using fresh ingredients. But it was simple and the menu did not have much variety. We did enjoy our special appetizer. The restaurant is very loud and not conducive to conversation.

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Tifton
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

You won't be disappointed ! Downtown is fun and great food! Can't wait to go back!lLove chicken parmigiana and lasagna!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very nice place.... Great service. I enjoyed my dinner with my family Probably one of the best places to eat on the island. Great with kids

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

In spite of having a reservation, we had to wait at least 30 minutes for a table. The restaurant is extremely crowded and the noise level would spoil even a good meal. Our table was all the way in the back in front of a drafty outside door. There must be better Italian restaurants on the island. This was a... More 

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Montgomery County, PA
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132 reviews 132 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were unfamiliar with Ciao and stopped without a reservation early on a Saturday evening and assumed they were not crowded. We were wrong. This apparently is a popular and well regarded restaurant. We were fortunate to get in that evening without a reservation (about 6PM). Had we waited longer I believe they would have been unable to seat us.... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Didn't know anything about this restaurant in advance, but walked in off the street and had a wonderful meal. Very well prepared Italian dishes, not a disappointment in the bunch.

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I dined at this restaurant our first night ever in the Amelia Island area. What a great find! The salads were fresh and special, the lasagne and 4-cheese nokia delicious & the bread tasty. We did not have room for desert but certainly hope to return & order some next time! Service was attentive & the environment... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Food and service were great. Small restaurant but they pack everyone in which account for extra noise on a Saturday night. Good selection of wines and beer, reasonable prices.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The seafood lasagna is to die for!!! The service was great. Awesome cozy Italian bistro on historic Amelia Island.

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Tennessee
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My husband and I ate here for dinner and we were so pleasantly surprised. My family is from Italy so I get and make good italian food. This was the real deal. We got eggplant parm and a creamy chicken and penne. Delicious. The pasta was cooked al dente and the flavors were definitely homemade. We ended with most delicious... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 302 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-0806
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: 904-206-4311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?