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Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta

2 Hickory Hollow Lane, Ithaca, NY 14850
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Ranked #10 of 241 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $24
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations
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.
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  • English first
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English first
New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Stopped by again for my Birthday on a Monday night and totally enjoyed a new dish: Lobster Ravioli in a cream sauce. It was outstanding, I couldn't be happier with my choice. Glad I tried it. We had called ahead for same-day reservations (their only option) and were told the actually wait time was 25 minutes and we would have... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ciao may look almost like a chain restaurant from the outside (ok, and a bit from the inside - see the walls for hotel-room-style art), but it offers some of the most reasonably priced food in town in a warm, friendly atmosphere. So far, we haven't been disappointed with anything we've tried, ranging from crisp pizzas (so much fresher tasting... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We look forward to enjoying the unique pasta and pizza menu items when we visit our daughter at Cornell. The fettuccine Alfredo is flavorful without being heavy. There are mnay more creative choices and daily specials to consider - the eggplant and gnocchi were great. Ithaca has many interesting restaurants but Ciao offers superior value without compromising flavor.

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Fairport, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We waited about 30 minutes on a Saturday night. However, service and food were great. The waitress accommodated a picky teenager.

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Getzville, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I will return here more than once as my daughter goes to college here. Great service, very friendly and relaxed atmosphere, good price for excellent food.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Good place, warm atmosphere. A little bit chain-like. My house special (eggplant manicotti stuffed with spinach) was better on paper than it was on the plate, and the accompanying spaghetti sauce was a little generic; but my family's dishes (chicken parm and chicken marsala) were delicious.

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Newfield, New York
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I have been here a handful of times this past year and have never been disappointed with any of the items I have ordered. My favorite thing to order is the pizza I also really love the Polenta Fries. When in Ithaca this is a safe option if you want consistency and good food.

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Ithaca, New York
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I've enjoyed many business lunches here. Ciao! makes crisp personal-sized pizzas in their wood-fired oven, with a variety of interesting toppings (my favorite is the shrimp and pesto pizza), and they have a terrific ongoing salmon lunch special. It's a pleasant place to dine with friends and associates, though the noise level can get a bit high on weekend nights.... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is the cream of the top in Ithaca. From the time you enter the restaurant, the greeters are very friendly and seat you quickly (the only exception may be if one goes there at the peak flow times when all restaurants are busy, but I have never run into it). You get greeted right away for your beverage and... More 

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Watkins Glen NY
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Once again wonderful meals!! The fish was cooked to perfection.....the daily special of grilled beef kebabs was flavorful and tender..... Leave room for dessert......the bread pudding with brandy sauce was great! T

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Additional Information about Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta

Address: 2 Hickory Hollow Lane, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: 607-257-2233
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 24
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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