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All 108 Long Branch Restaurants


75 A Brighton Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
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Price range: $30 - $30
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining

44 reviews from our community

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English first
Middlesex County NJ
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

In a word horrible. If there was a way to give minus stars I would. Do your self a favor there are so many good places to eat down at the shore don't go to Ciao. I could write a book on what was probably one of the worst eating experiences I ever had but will keep it short and... More 

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Marlboro, New Jersey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We made reservations via Open Table which is a great service when looking for a reservation by the way, the place is small but the food was fine I had the soft crab over linguini dish and my wife had a fish special. It is a BYOB so its a good deal from the start. Appetizers we normally go with... More 

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Marlboro, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Nice small restaurant by the beach. Food and Service were very good. Enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and pace of the meal. Enjoyed the Filet very much Very tasty. My wife had the fish special and this was also very good. will definitely be back

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Oceanport, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I've wanted to try this restaurant for a long time...too long since it was sold a few months ago. Recent reviews were not great, but went anyway. First hint, only 2 tables seated. Should have gone elsewhere. Waiter was pleasant and attentive, salads were. good. Stop there...bread was stale & put in oven to warm, tasted stale. Had eggplant. So... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Just skip this place. It's obviously not Italian run nor is it even average. Service, while friendly is chaotic and nobody knows who is covering which table. There are only maybe 8 tables inside! It's BYOB with only water and soda offered. Bread was stale. They baked it to try to soften it up but it was stale. Entrees of... More 

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Holmdel, New Jersey
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Great NY City style food at NJ Prices. The service was excellent. Our waiter was very attentive. Started with the soft shell crab appetizer. It was cooked perfectly and the sauce was delicious. My husband had the mushroom special and it was also excellent. Scallops were cooked perfectly just through and were very fresh. Really great find in Long Branch.... More 

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New Jersey
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Contrary to the "Recent Reviews", we was less than pleased with this choice. Both the food and the service were poor on this Sunday visit. Other than for the salad, the main course choices of all 4 of us were not good; some pre-cooked. They were bland and the sauce was tasteless. The pasta plates were large but there wasn't... More 

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84 reviews 84 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Staying down at the Jersey Shore and needed somewhere reasonable to eat and wasn't hoping for too much. This place was excellent and surpassed expectations. Highly recommend. Think it was BYOB - recommend checking.

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49 reviews 49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

First time at Ciao's and enjoyed it very much. Food was very good and loved eating outdoors. Food was very carefully prepared and presentation was beautiful. People on the street stopped my cousin and I and asked what we thought of the restaurant and we gave it a thumbs up. I think we were great advertisement for the restaurant. Restaurant... More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
244 helpful votes 244 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We wanted a change from our usual Long Branch restaurants, so we gave Ciao a try. Based on the reviews in Trip Advisor, we made a reservation. From comments around us, most of the patrons seemed to be repeat customers, a good sign. There were a few walk-ins, who filled the outside tables quickly. Warm bread with butter or balsamic/olive... More 

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Additional Information about Ciao

Address: 75 A Brighton Avenue, Long Branch, NJ 07740
Phone Number: 732-222-3357
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey Shore  >  Long Branch
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Italian

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