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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
  • German first
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English first
Fernandina Beach, Florida
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

There was a table of about 15 in the middle of the dining room -- they were loud and out of control! Napkins on their heads, standing up cheering, and yelling from one end of the table to the other. The owner / manager would do nothing to quiet them. Additionally the acoustics are terrible. Food was fair, service was... More 

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MIAMI
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818 reviews 818 reviews
471 restaurant reviews
329 helpful votes 329 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

The word has spread about this new Italian eatery as the restaurant was full on a Monday night, with crowds waiting to get in. The pizzas were delicious,more like flat bread dough, thin and crispy. We had one with tomatoes, caramelized onions, and goat cheese, and another with tomatoes, eggplant, mozzarella and mushrooms. Both came with arugula on top. We... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

This place is amazing!!! We both had the lasagna last night and it was soooo good! The place had an hour wait but it was worth ever minute. We will def be back next time we visit the island

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Awful, just awful. My wife and I came here for a little "us time." I called ahead and asked for a reservation. They said there were not taking any that night, but if we came at the requested time (in 30 minutes), no problem. As you can guess, we show up at the time, and they tell us to wait... More 

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Flesherton, Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

We were fortunate to be there when the new Ciao Bistro opened at their new location. We managed to snag a great table on the patio and then had a wonderful meal. The wine list is extensive enough to satisfy the most discerning diner and the menu is equal to the wine. Service was timely but not pressing so we... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

My boyfriend and I tried Ciao based on all the reviews. Very very good with great service and the owner was so nice

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San Francisco, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

We went to Ciao Bistro based on all the positive TA reviews. We called ahead 6:00 PM for a table at 6:30 and was told they were not taking reservations but was that we should't any trouble getting a table. We got to the restaurant and told the wait would be around 10 minutes. 30+ minutes later - no table.... More 

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New Cumberland, PA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

We went to this restaurant based on the TA reviews and our love of Italian food. When we saw the outside, we were apprehensive, since it's just a tiny place in a strip mall, but we were not disappointed. My husband is Italian/German and loves veal, which was delicious. The owner, Luca, not only seated us, but stopped by our... More 

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Fernandina Beach, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

My husband, I and a couple of friends went to dinner here because the other write ups sounded wonderful. We were not disappointed. Service was right on que. The food was delicious and we ate so much and still had food left to bring home. The antipasto was delicious. Ciao will be moving to the downtown area which will be... More 

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Fernandina Beach Fl
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Store front, very popular Italian food. Not like being in Italy but pretty good.Great bread starts the meal with a good selection od main offerings Wine list is okay and everything is fairly priced. Owner is always around and the staff is great.. Be sure to call ahead

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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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