We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ciao's Italian Restaurant

$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
405 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201-4211
501-372-0238
Today
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 60 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food

Ciao's is always a good choice for Italian food. I've been here many times over the years and they are consistently good. The servers are always friendly and the prices are very reasonable. The only downside is that they are only open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. However... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Tracy-BO1
,
Little Rock, AR
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions

60 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

A hidden gem in downtown Little Rock. Great lunch at great price. Dinner in this intimate setting is also nice. Delicious sausage cannelloni with Alfredo. The house salad is a must with the tarragon Dijon dressing and there are some good red wines as well.

Florida
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My wife and I went for dinner at a time when there were only a few couples dining. Our lobster bisque arrived in reasonable time and we both enjoyed it. We then had to wait about an hour for our Veal Scaloppini Ciao. We were plied with bread in the interim but there is only so much bread you want... More 

Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

First time coming and I will not come again. The drinks are just soda cans poured over ice. The fettuccine Alfredo tasted like something from a box in walmart. The cheese ravioli tasted burnt. Deciding to try something else I tried the spinach and artichoke soup tiny sample and their was either a hair or fuzz in that. Trying to... More 

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

As a party-of-one eager for a wonderful meal after a long business travel day that happened to be Valentine's Day, I could have been out of luck without a reservation. But the hostess at Ciao's was able to get me a table after a very reasonable wait, and I couldn't have been more pleased! The atmosphere was wonderful, the food... More 

Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

I haven't eaten here since Peter Brave was the Chef 25 years ago. Wonderful food and ambience!! It's differently going in our small rotation of restaurants. Get a cup of lobster bisque!!:)

Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Great lil Italian dinner, perfect date night atmosphere, service was prompt, food was tasty, and vino was delish

Little Rock, AR
Top Contributor
232 reviews 232 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Ciao's is always a good choice for Italian food. I've been here many times over the years and they are consistently good. The servers are always friendly and the prices are very reasonable. The only downside is that they are only open for dinner on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. However, they are open for lunch daily Monday through Friday.... More 

arkansas
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Ciao's certainly knows how to treat its customers to a great New Years Eve Experience...Friendly staff, exceptional service, outstanding food and great ambience... The Specials were plentiful and deliciously prepared...The Fried Cheese Ravioli has to be the best I have ever eaten, the Lobster bisque is certainly a "must try and The Red Sauce needs its own label... A very... More 

Little Rock, Arkansas
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I absolutely love this place. I have eaten here numerous times. I always get their steak. I have never had a bad meal here. Their lobster bisque is one of the most delicious things I have ever eaten. It is well worth the price for the steak because of the quality of the meat and the way it is prepared.

Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Amazing service and delish food! My favorite Italian in the state! The crab cakes are to die for... not to mention the lobster bisque. Heaven!

Travelers who viewed Ciao's Italian Restaurant also viewed

 
Little Rock, AR
Little Rock, AR
 

Been to Ciao's Italian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 405 W 7th St, Little Rock, AR 72201-4211
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: 501-372-0238

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Romantic, Families with children, Doing business, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Questions & Answers