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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
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

We wanted seafood for dinner. We unexpectedly found Ciao and enjoyed superb Italian style seafood creations. Seafood lasagne! Beet salad and house salad - both unique and perfectly prepared. Mussels marinara we small and too salty for me, but generally good. Super staff. Highly recommended - Ciao!

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Florida
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129 reviews 129 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

This is not the style of Italian food I grew up with. The staff was amazing and attentive. I love the location and the atmosphere, but my Italian food was just eh! We started off with some drinks and some appetizers. We ordered the cheese balls arancini. They only serve two, but they are super yummy. I ordered the lasagna... More 

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Feenandina beach
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

Wow!! This restaurant has fabulous Italian written all over it!!! It's off the beaten path though so don't miss this one!! It's East of Lowes, small, quaint but very high in quality of food and service!!' We had Penne Rustica, grilled shrimp with bow tie pasta and grilled Mahi - everyone left extremely full and happy!! Date night includes a... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

Ate here for dinner and the staff were very friendly and the food superb. Only slight negative is that when it is full there is not that much space but do not let this put you off visiting as the rest is superb!

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Food was fantastically fresh, filling, and extremely reasonable. Bumped into the owner, Luca, twice in one day while vacationing. What a nice man full of smiles and positive energy! We figured we were destined to eat at his restaurant for our last dinner on the island. This restaurant is family owned and operated and they take pride in what they... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Wonderful place to eat with great food and service. We loved the friendly atmosphere and were greeted at the door by the nicest couple. Don't miss it if you are in the neighborhood

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

If you are used to good Italian food, then this is not the place. Though every effort was made to make us feel comfortable and it was a comfortable dinning experience, the chef needs a refresher course. Other who ate there, said the food was so so...

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Tampa, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Food, service and atmosphere topped my evening dining experience. The staff were gracious and accommodating and the food was superb. There sauces were the best I've had at any Italian Restaurant

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Delray Beach, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Service excellent. Food not so much. Lobster lasgna was cold. Yuck. Scampi no flavor. But wine was good. Next time bread with pesto and wine. So many other places to choose dont make this your choice.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

For the price I would have expected more. The backbreaker was when we ordered cannoli and they were not filled all the way through. Just the ends could you imagine. If I had my way, as an Italian myself, I would have removed the vowel from the end of the owner's name.

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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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