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196 Central St, Franklin, NH 03235-1799
603-934-2429
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Description: My wife and I ate at Ciao Pasta on 21 July. This restaurant is a hidden...
My wife and I ate at Ciao Pasta on 21 July. This restaurant is a hidden gem in the Tilton/Franklin area. The food was excellent with a great choice of pasta, sauces, and "add-ons." They have a good selection of wine at very reasonable prices. The staff was friendly, courteous, and provided excellent service. With all the low end chain restaurants in the Tilton area, this is the best place to eat, by far.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Ciao Pasta is excellent! (They moved 3 miles to Northfield)

We have enjoyed Ciao Pasta since it opened in Franklin in 2008. When in 2012, the restaurant opened their new location at 133 Park Street in Northfield, NH and closed the Franklin location, we made the 3 mile adjustment to continue to enjoy their great food. My wife and I celebrated Valentines... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
MJG03235
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Franklin, New Hampshire
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Franklin, New Hampshire
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We have enjoyed Ciao Pasta since it opened in Franklin in 2008. When in 2012, the restaurant opened their new location at 133 Park Street in Northfield, NH and closed the Franklin location, we made the 3 mile adjustment to continue to enjoy their great food. My wife and I celebrated Valentines Day there last weekend, each choosing something from... More 

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Franklin
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food is good, but the a la carte menu can make the final bill much higher than you expect. This restaurant has moved to Northfield.

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Andover, New Hampshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Love Ciao Pasta Restaurant now located in Northfield, NH. Having been to some of the greatest Italian Restaurants located in downtown Providence RI - Federal Hill area - we are quite spoiled with quality Italian food. While now in NH, we were hard pressed to find a restaurant that compared. This is the one! Been many times and plan to... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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124 reviews 124 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Staying in Franklin on a three week driving tour of New England. Not a lot of choices in Franklin but this was recommended by our B&B. We were not disappointed. Cute and friendly spot with a very local feel. Very large menu with lots of choices and great flexibility to build your own pasta dish which was fantastic. Caesar salads... More 

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Vermont
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

When traveling one never knows for sure, even if recommended by the Innkeeper. What I chose I was very happy with...Wild Mushroom filled pillows of pasta, Pesto Sauce, and one Italian Sausage. It was quite delicious. I also had a Caesar Salad, which I enjoyed- dressing on the side. The portion was just right...not so much that a traveler who... More 

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Franklin, New Hampshire
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Wonderful food, especially the specials they offer and very reasonable prices. However, it is no longer located in Franklin but they moved to Tilton off I-93 north, exit 19 now, but still very good.

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Franklin, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

But no longer in Franklin. They are only in the Northfield location. Very sad for us - used to be able to walk there. Great wait staff and the shrimp scampi pomodoro is out of this world.

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Bristol, New Hampshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

make your meal however you like it. even gluten free pasta available. sauces are delicious and owner/managers are really nice. quality restaurant. defiantly top of the list for lakes region restaurants. and pretty good on pricing too.

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Canterbury, New Hampshire
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

We have eaten here several times. The food is consistently EXCELLENT, the waiters and waitresses are always top notch, the wine list is extensive and the desserts are to die for. Top that off with a very pleasant chat and a thank you from the owners on your way out and you have got one fabulous Italian dining experience at... More 

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Westminster, Massachusetts
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Our innkeepres told us about Ciao's Pasta and our grop of ten loved it! Not a bad meal in the place and desserts......wow! We will be back again! Our hats go off to you and waitstaff.....wonderful!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 196 Central St, Franklin, NH 03235-1799
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Franklin
  • Phone Number: 603-934-2429

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

My wife and I ate at Ciao Pasta on 21 July. This restaurant is a hidden gem in the Tilton/Franklin area. The food was excellent with a great choice of pasta, sauces, and "add-ons." They have a good selection of wine at very reasonable prices. The staff was friendly, courteous, and provided excellent service. With all the low end chain restaurants in the Tilton area, this is the best place to eat, by far.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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