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Ciro's Italian Restaurant

#220 of 1,994 Restaurants in Charlotte
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
University City North
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8927 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-8433
(704) 510-0012
Today
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
Good for:
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
OUTSTANDING food...slight sticker shock

Wife and I live very close to Ciro. We didn't know it was in our backyard and were excited to try. I had a glass of the Barbara which was light and perfect with the salmon special. They placed the salmon on a white whine sauce and sautéed spinach...it was delectable. Wife has the penne and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Pendrysig
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Reservations
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Wife and I live very close to Ciro. We didn't know it was in our backyard and were excited to try. I had a glass of the Barbara which was light and perfect with the salmon special. They placed the salmon on a white whine sauce and sautéed spinach...it was delectable. Wife has the penne and she added some crushed... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Friends had told us that Ciro, in a shopping center near UNC Charlotte, was better than average for Italian fare, but we found the food to be uninspired. To start, the small loaves of bread were plain and doughy. My Caesar salad was made with iceberg lettuce and what tasted like grocery-store dressing, my wife's veal and spinach entrée had... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We came here to eat on New Year's Eve before attending Widespread Panic's show as it was near our hotel. At first glance the prices were a little high but that is really not the case at all once you see what you get for your money! The calzone I ordered was enough for 2 meals and so was the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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195 reviews 195 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Pretty large restaurant locally owned with NY background. Menu is quite extensive. Pappardelle al salmone is good. Zuppa di pesce is excellent if you like seafood. Service is good.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The food was delicious. But their bread needed some spice along with their vinegar and oil. It was easy for a party of six to talk in spite of an accordion player.

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Top Contributor
215 reviews 215 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

A couple of friends and I had a girls night out and decided to give Ciro's a try based on recommendations. It was near our hotel, and the area it is in is beautiful (with the waterway, shops, etc). Unfortunately it doesn't sit on the water, but it was still charming nonetheless. The bread seemed a little stale, but was... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Ciro's is an Italian restaurant but different in that it is actually operated by Italians! The food is good, authentic and, remarkably, is not over-salted as chain restaurants usually do. The service was excellent and it was interesting to watch the owner train the new servers. A very good place with reasonable prices and a good wine list. Certainly worth... More 

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14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Ciro's is a very quaint and charming restaurant in a strip mall area in the University section. The atmosphere is wonderful. Very clean and staff that truly care about your experience. Pallo is a wonderful person who plays music for you at your table and I believe he makes the excellent bread that is served. I am partial to the... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

all frozen fish dumped in butter heavy cream , horrid. 15.99 for spag. with marinara? cost them a dollar to make.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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115 reviews 115 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I had the special fish dish with angel hair pasta and tomato sauce. The fish came out coated with something unrecognizable and almost looked fried. The pasta was good with spicy pomodora sauce. There was way too much food to finish. My co-worker got pasta and halfway through finishing it found a hair in it - Yuk. The service is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8927 J M Keynes Dr, Charlotte, NC 28262-8433
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Charlotte>  > University City North
  • Neighborhood: University City North
  • Phone Number: (704) 510-0012

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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