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Ciao Bistro

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Italian, Pasta
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302 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-0806
+1 904-206-4311
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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    Very good
  • 61
    Average
  • 12
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  • 24
    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
Best Italian food in area, with Kindest Owners/Hosts around!

When you arrive at Ciao the owner, Luca, will greet you with a huge welcoming smile and conversation. You immediately feel you are a part of his family... like any true Italian can make you feel. He is witty and fun which makes the experience worth it from the moment you walk in. The staff is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Dawn G
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

When you arrive at Ciao the owner, Luca, will greet you with a huge welcoming smile and conversation. You immediately feel you are a part of his family... like any true Italian can make you feel. He is witty and fun which makes the experience worth it from the moment you walk in. The staff is prompt, courteous and efficient.... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We have been eating our dinners down town all week and they have all been great. This is our last night here and we wanted Italian. This place was really good. The service is professional and timely. The menu has something for everyone. I got the lasagna and my husband got the chicken parmesan. Both were fantastic. The only negative... More 

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Galena, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Very attentive wait staff. Didn't have to wait for dirty dishes to be taken away. Lasagna was very tasty and it was a huge portion. The salad was very fresh and good but it was an extra charge.

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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary there recently.She had the zuppa and I enjoyed the special seafood lasagna.We enjoyed a bottle of Brunello with our meal as suggested by Lisa.Excellent suggestions,Lisa.We'll make a return trip as soon as our busy schedules allow.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The service and friendliness of the staff made us feel right at home. The owner was also greeting dinner guests as they entered the restaurant. We sat outside and totally enjoyed our dining experience. I ordered penne with the meat sauce and my husband ordered penne with broccoli, olive oil & garlic. My husband asked that the broccoli be well... More 

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Went on the recommendation of the Valet at the Ritz-Carlton. Took my wife, 18yo daughter, and 15 yo daughter. Staff was friendly and the food was fantastic. We went there just to get out of the hotel and had zero expectations. Ended up with one of the best Italian meals we have ever had.

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We walked into this wonderful Italian restaurant and felt right at home. The atmosphere was friendly and comfortable and reminded me of many of the Italian restaurants we used to frequent in the NY/NJ area--wholesome and not pretentious with glitz and glamour. Kim the owner was a delight and welcome us as if we were at her home and our... More 

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Awful Italian food. Can get better out of a can. Sorry to give this bad review but we couldn't finish our dinners. They were that bad. Sauce like ketchup. Pasta mushy. Heavy breading. Heavy cream sauce. I'm sure there are much better restaurants in Fernandino beach.

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Top Contributor
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36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Wanted a simple pasta dish and thats what I got complete with excellent service from Miles (?). Good value and pleasant environment

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West Jefferson
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

No wait if you make reservations...which we suggest. You can eat inside or outside. The food was great except for me it was a slight bit salty...but I find almost everything salty. My wife absolutely loved the beet salad. The decor and ambiance were comfortable and as I remember when I wet to our local Italian Restaurant as a kid.

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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: +1 904-206-4311

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pasta

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?