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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
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Excellent dining experience! Amazing is the power of face-to-face referral you get in elevators!! Atmosphere in downtown Amelia is quaint, relaxing & romantic! Plenty of parking available during this "winter beach" time. This dining experience began on the walk to Ciao. Two choices on dining seating here. Outside/covered & inside. We Chose inside. However, owner offered our choice of table... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Fernandina Beach is a quaint historic area, but the food is first class. The owner at this indoor-outdoor bistro was very friendly and the staff very attentive. A very good meal.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I loved this charming Italian restaurant. Staff was very attentive. This is one of the only places on the island we found a fresh garden style salad not filled with bacon and other heavy items. We each had the chicken pram which was delicious. The cannoli was amazing!!!

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St. Marys, Georgia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We have visiting this restaurant many times - usually for special occasions - and have always had a most enjoyable experience. Ms. Kim (owner) is always wonderful and the staff is amazing. If you want the best Italian food on Amelia Island, visit Ciao's Italian Bistro. Check out their cannoli's too - best I've had in the 20 years I've... More

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Amelia Island, Florida
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were out to dinner for our Anniversary and had a wonderful night. Our son was visiting us and wanted us to pick our favorite restaurant and Ciao's was it. We have never been disappointed. Our meals were delicious and the desserts were great!. Good wine too!!. The atmosphere was warm and cozy. Felt very much at home. Lucca and... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Pros: great straightforward Italian food, well priced, great attentive service, feels like a neighborhood place, friendly, nicely designed and cosy, several different seating areas, consistently good food, very good wine list Cons: none! Love it here. Ate here 3 times on vacation for dinner. Consistently tasty, well presented delicious Italian food, nice portion sizes and well priced. Unpretentious restaurant, does... More

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North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Had the mussels to start and they were to die for. Hubby had the fresh beet salad to start and he loved it. I then had the seafood 'casserole' and it did come in a casserole! Enough for 2, had I known this, I would have shared... It was really good, shrimp was just a little overcooked though. The lasagna... More

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Braintree, MA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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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