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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 2013
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

I recently dined here with the entire family for dinner. The food and service were fantastic. If you get a chance to dine here--do it!

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Winter Park, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Great food and wonderful service. Busy saturday night but got seated quickly. Very nice relaxing dinner. You do not see anyone that works there standing around. But you are not rushed from your table by any means. We have not had this type of service in a restaurant since we moved from San Francisco. Highly recommend.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

This was some if the best Italian food I have had in awhile. I had the penne con pollo which was amazing and very filling. The service was also great. Recommend this restaurant if you are visiting Amelia Island. The resultant is located in the middle of downtown right on Centre street

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Delicious gluten free dishes! So happy to see that they had gluten free pasta for almost all of their pasta dishes. My son had the pasta with meat sauce, (meatballs are NOT GF here) I had the pasta with the pesto cream sauce and added shrimp. My daughter ordered the kids fettuccine alfredo (non GF) and did not like it,... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Stopped by on a Friday night and wasn't super hungry. We decided to just snag a seat at the bar and everything was wonderful. We tried the sangria and split 2 appetizers. Everything was delicious and fresh. The the tiramisu was Spectacular! Will need to find the time to enjoy a full meal here!

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Essex, England
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76 reviews 76 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped here on a rainy evening on Amelia Island and were delighted with the food. I had a gorgeous vegetarian lasagne, too huge to finish. It was delicious, filled with a range of vegetables but avoiding the usual cheap filler veggies which ruin a non meat pasta dish. My husband had pork milanese which he said was first class.... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

My family truly enjoys dining at Ciao Bistro. It is an experience, not just an incredible meal. Lucca, the owner, and his staff, go out of their way to make you feel welcomed and appreciated. I love the attention to detail and personal touch. The atmosphere is causal and light hearted. When you plan to visit Ciao, be sure to... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Top notch meal and friendly staff. This is one of our "go-to" places on Amelia Island. Consistently good food and we enjoy the courtyard dining out front. The weather usually cooperates and the people watching on Centre Street is entertaining. Can truly say I've never has a disappointing meal or a less than pleasant experience here! Cibo Molto Bene'

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United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

You will not be disappointed with the food at Ciao. They started out in a small, out of the way place and the quality of their food had them upgrading to their current location quickly. Not only is the food of high quality, you won't leave hungry, they are generous with their portions. Some nights there is a wait (and... More

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Amelia Island, Florida
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16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

authentic cuisine. Stick to the salads, pasta and thin crust pizza. Service is just ok but pretty space so "what's the rush"

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