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Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta

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2 Hickory Hollow Lane, Ithaca, NY 14850
607-257-2233
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Ciao! Ciao! is a casual fine dining, Italian restaurant that...
Welcome to Ciao! Ciao! is a casual fine dining, Italian restaurant that invites all ages. We specialize in Italian food with an authentic Tuscan flare. We also offer artisan pizzas that are hand-crafted and cooked to order in our wood-fired oven, which is visible throughout that restaurant. The pizzas and pastas are specially crafted, and everything we serve is made from the highest quality ingredients and is all made in-house. The ambiance and décor has a distinct personality that sets a mood for high-energy fun and entertainment.
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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
great calzone

The calzone was oozing with cheesy goodness...and too much to eat at one meal. The Caesar salads are excellent here and they have a nice atmosphere. Friendly wait staff and excellent choices on the menu..will definitely eat here again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
catladyKC
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Kansas City, Missouri
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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193 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kansas City, Missouri
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The calzone was oozing with cheesy goodness...and too much to eat at one meal. The Caesar salads are excellent here and they have a nice atmosphere. Friendly wait staff and excellent choices on the menu..will definitely eat here again!

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Ovid, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

Have eaten here numerous times and find every variety of food and cocktails top notch. Unique items and flavors as well as traditional standby dishes. Great services, lovely décor and easy parking top it off.

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Ithaca
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We love Ciao as it is near our house and is one of the few places "on the hill" worth dining at. Same owners as The Boatyard, this place is crowded seven days a week. Good food but a limited menu which they seem never to have changed since opening. Nightly specials obviously make up for this relatively minor shortcoming.... More 

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Trumansburg, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stopped into the restaurant on an early Saturday evening. One of the nice things about Ithaca is that when the students are gone during a break, it is really easy to get a table. The large-sized antipasto my wife and I ordered was almost a full meal in itself. I had the Roman pizza for the entrée. The dough... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. Seated promptly. Waitress seemed distracted. Slight mess up with our order. Never checked back after serving the meal. Will still go back for the food.

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Tucson, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Being an Italian from New York, I'm very picky about good Italian food. Well, Ciao is fantastic! The place is always packed to the rafters every night and for good reason. Their food is fresh and always delicious. I've had their pastas, seafood, chicken, veal, pizza and desserts. Have never been disappointed and loved all of them. They make a... More 

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Ithaca, New York, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My very favorite Ithaca restaurant! Fantastic fettuccine and the Cordon Bleu wood-fired pizza is so, so, so good!

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Ithaca, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We are a big fan of the Risotto balls - they are simply amazing and cheesy - nothing compares. I usually get the 4 cheese pizza and it's amazing - it's brick over cooked and large enough to feed several people. Their lobster ravioli is also heaven! We also had their bruchetta - I don't know what they do to... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We eat at Ciao! regularly, and always enjoy the food and service. Excellent Italian food - perhaps not quite what you'd get in Northern Jersey, but very respectable. ;-) The flavored olive oil that comes with bread for every meal is an especially delicious way to start. When one of our favorite appetizers - the Tuscan Bean Dip - disappeared... More 

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten at Ciao's three times, so far. Each time has been a pleasant experience. Great food at a reasonable price in a relaxing atmosphere. Each time the servers were exceptional and personable. It has a feel of a great family restaurant. Thanks Ciao's for another great experience.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Hickory Hollow Lane, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: 607-257-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine

Description

Welcome to Ciao! Ciao! is a casual fine dining, Italian restaurant that invites all ages. We specialize in Italian food with an authentic Tuscan flare. We also offer artisan pizzas that are hand-crafted and cooked to order in our wood-fired oven, which is visible throughout that restaurant. The pizzas and pastas are specially crafted, and everything we serve is made from the highest quality ingredients and is all made in-house. The ambiance and décor has a distinct personality that sets a mood for high-energy fun and entertainment.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?