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302 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-0806
904-206-4311
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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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
Basking Ridge, NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Had the caponata, salad, and fish stew. ..zuppa de pecs What a great stew base. Looks plain on the outside, and could use some festive white lights, but very much like a Rome trattoria inside. Can't wait to return. Suits couples, families, friends, you name it ! There appears to be outdoor seating in the summer.

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South Carolina
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93 reviews 93 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We were tired and didn't want to stray far from our hotel when I checked my GPS for a close one. It came up Pompeian, or something similar so we decided to do Italian. When I asked my desk person she said, "It's closed, thank heavens, it's now Ciao, and it's great." Well great was an understatement. I also feel... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Excellent food and great prices. Call ahead for a reservation…it was a 30 minute wait with one and a 2 hour wait without.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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89 reviews 89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We waited 40 minutes for a table. 2 of us each had 2 glasses of $10 each wine. Had awesome mussels for app (huge portion) - decided to split an entree with a side of meatballs. Service was average (no conversation - they just seemed busy?) - still we were charged $3 to share. It's only $3 - seriously like... More 

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Yulee, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I found this wonderful restaruant years ago becore it was located on Amelia Island. It quickly became my go to place for italian. The owner still greets patrons at the entrance with a friendly smile and welcoming. The outside patio area is great for dining and watching the locals strolling down the brick lined streets old town Fernandina. The tables... More 

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city island, new york
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212 reviews 212 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

A very cozy place with it's walls decorated with all Italian movie stars--the staff were very friendly and the presentation of the food was very eye catching but the taste? well, I wasn't very hungry so I ordered 2 appetizers --the fresh made stuffed mozzerella and cold eggplant--the mozzarella was just too bland and stuffed with a ricotta type cheese--the... More 

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Tifton
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Ciao has great Italian food at great prices! We started dining there when they were in a small strip mall and the wait was so long but always worth it! The new place in downtown Amelia is large and well staffed. Food is still wonderful! Fun place with casual atmosphere!

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Sarasota, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Service was good and food had decent flavor, but just a tip: if you order pasta, beware that it comes with LOTS of sauce (to the point where it could plausibly be called pasta soup). My husband and I had two different pasta dishes; both were similarly over-sauced.

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Tampa, Florida
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237 reviews 237 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We decided to try this place out and were not disappointed. The inside dining room is a bit crowded and loud but the outer courtyard area is lovely. The service was wonderful and our server was attentive but not intrusive. They do champagne by the glass which I loved but are more limited on beers so you may want to... More 

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Guelph
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

My husband and I visited Ciao Bistro for the first time on a recommendation. The food and service were excellent. The ambiance was very inviting. We did not feel rushed at all even though it was a very busy evening. A great dining experience.

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Additional Information about Ciao Bistro

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

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