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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 - 10:00 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, 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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  • 113
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 18
    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
Satisfying Surprise!

We decided on this restaurant due to proximity to our hotel - a wise choice, indeed. From the outset, we were welcomed and seated quickly. Our server was pleasant and very helpful. Service was fairly quick, given the full house for a mid-week night out. Our meals were selected from the evenings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
CarmD59
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Whitby, Canada
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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English first
Whitby, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We decided on this restaurant due to proximity to our hotel - a wise choice, indeed. From the outset, we were welcomed and seated quickly. Our server was pleasant and very helpful. Service was fairly quick, given the full house for a mid-week night out. Our meals were selected from the evenings specials as recommended - very tasty choices. Wine... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Stopped here on out way out of Ithaca for lunch and we're not disappointed. The wood fired chicken wings were surprising good with grilled onions.

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Syracuse, New York
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

My family and I took a day trip to Ithaca to visit the Science Center and I had looked up some places to eat and decided on Ciao because of their gluten free options. Three of us out of four are gluten free and the pizza was amazing. We also had the wood fired wings and my daughter had the... More 

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Millerton, Pennsylvania
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Had high hopes on a Saturday afternoon but I feel left down. Nothing special for sure. Not sure how this is in the top 10. Service was okay. House salad was horrible. Said mixed greens on the menu. More like wilted iceberg. Pizza was alright. Crust is good.

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Decent pizza, decent selection of beer, nice place. Overall good place for a family meal in the area.

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Elmira, New York
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187 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I will start by saying this is one of my favorite restaurants in Ithaca. My parents surprised me tonight when I jumped in the car to grab dinner with them. We were seated right away and we got the wonderful Adele. She is who you want to have working for you and with you. What a delight she was and... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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115 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We went for lunch on a Thursday morning. This place was not crowded when we arrived, but was just about full when we left. Service was on spot. The meals were good. My dining companion and I had side salads with crumbled blue cheese (and oil and vinegar). They were of good size and were very tasty too. My dining... More 

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Rochester, New York
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62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Ordered the 11 inch pizza which was the right size for 2 people to share if not ravenous. Very well done and neat crust. The side salad was a nice gem and good value also.

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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

..nothing special. We had an average lunch with panini and personal pizza. If looking for a good meal, go there, but we didn't have anything exceptional enough to go there specifically for.

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New York
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great: food, atmosphere, service and prices. Everyone in our group had something different including: pasta, grilled chicken salad, egg plant parm. Everyone chowed down and left happy.

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene

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?