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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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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
The Woodlands, Texas
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2011

Ciao is a warm, romatic, small restaurant that focuses on ambiance and making you feel welcome. The owner/host is very attentive and cares whether your needs are met. He even sent over an appertif at then end of the meal. Tastey eggplant parm, best I have ever had and I order it frequently. Veal marsala was above average. It was... More 

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jacksonville, fl
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

We dined tonight at Ciao Bistro. It was our 1st visit and definitely won't be our last! We were greeted by the owner when we arrived and seated right away. He was very friendly and makes everyone welcome! We did make a reservation which i would recommend. From start to finish the food was absolutely delicious. Don't miss the bread....the... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

Ate here the other night for my Birthday and really enjoyed the meal. The only thing I did not read on other reviews was that the restaurant is in a strip mall, which gave me some pause, but TripAdvisor reviews were all excellent, and I'm glad I believed them. Food was excellent. Prices were moderate. I wish I lived here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011 via mobile

Our family has vacationed on Amelia Island for 20 years. Ciao Bistro stands out as one of our best meals--EVER! Food was delicious, service excellent, and owner on site and involved. Will definitely return. Best restaurant in Fernandina.

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Fernandina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

My friends and I were expecting nice, but I was absolutely wowed! I had seafood lasagna, subtle blending of delicious flavors. The portion was enough for two servings. The price was what I expected. The service was over the top. The ambiance was cozy, romantic and family friendly... a constant buzz of happy tables, busy kitchen and eager staff. But... More 

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WNY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

My husband and children took me to dinner for my birthday. The service was excellent as was the food. The owner had a birthday balloon on the table for me, served me tiramisu with a candle in it (to die for!) while the staff sang happy birthday to me. Wonderful, wonderful experience. A must for anyone who appreciates authentic, quality... More 

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Shelby, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2011

We found Ciao Bistro thanks to Trip Advisor. We liked the food so much we choose this restaurant twice during the two nights we spent at Elizabeth Point Inn in Fernandina Beach. It was 15 minutes from the beach (the restaurant is just off the island), but it was worth the drive. The restaurant has a very attentive owner who... More 

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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2011

My husband and I "found" Ciao Bistro in 2008 while vacationing on Amelia Island and what a find it has been! 2011 was our 4th year returning to Ciao and honestly, it gets better every year. Our "Date of Visit" listed as March 2011 is correct, but what it doesn't tell you is that we actually dined at Ciao EIGHT... More 

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Wilbraham, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2011

greeting at the door was an indication of the family atmosphere at this restauarant---have been there before but each visit is better---great dinner selections--well presented and delicisous--the very best in the area--a must visit when we are in the area---you won't be disappointed

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Chicago, IL
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

Bring us your tired and hungry to be fed at Ciao Bistro. We loved it; bread was exceptional, chicken parm was so good, and pasta with Italian sausage was excellent as well. Warm and friendly service and owner, decor is typical of a strip mall but they did very well to make it a nice place.

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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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