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“Every trip to Scarborough needs a visit to Ciao's” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ciao Cafe' Italian Gelato & Bar

Ciao Cafe' Italian Gelato & Bar
Burnett ST, Tobago
+1 868-639-3001
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Ranked #10 of 85 Restaurants in Tobago
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Bonar Bridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Every trip to Scarborough needs a visit to Ciao's”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Went back again and again for ice cream milkshakes which were amazing every time, I also sampled the food menu and had possibly the best salad of my life with great portion size and high quality ingredients. The service is very good and the atmosphere friendly with all-important ceiling fans. It's an ideal stop for a drink, a snack or meal.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
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English first
Bangor, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome Ice cream”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This little cafe is like a calm oasis in the middle of Scarborough! They serve beer, coffee, tea, milkshakes, sandwiches, pasta, and some of the best ice cream I have ever had! With the heat in south Tobago this is a very welcome pit stop!

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Nice place but BAD location”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Great Gelato,fresh pizza and smily owner ,but i cant say that this is a place that you would like to spend your entire night,i felt very unsafe,lots of clochard all around, and a very bad dirty smell on the outside area,the bathroom need a lot of Help,my bill was 70 us$ for a solo meal. . . . kind of too much.
F.C.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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MrCiao03, Owner at Ciao Cafe' Italian Gelato & Bar, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Thank you Frank C for your review and we are glad that you appreciate our food. We look at the critics to improve ourself inorder to give the best. We are sorry for your experience of “not feel safe” but we are here for a decade and all has been well. Actually most of our guests enjoy the character of the town, what you called clochard around is a local car wash…people sitting have a meal or a drink while getting their cars washed, they do not bother anyone. We are not on the tourist side, but in Tobago, Scarborough is the city and if you want to see the soul of Tobago, its here. As for our bathroom, it may not be marble but it is in tone with the building; simple and clean.
As to your solo bill, Im sure depends on what you had, our prices are really clear on the menu, our average price pizzas are 10/12 us$ and pastas are 8/10 us$ still far from 70 us$... No hidden charges.
As earlier thank you for your criticism, we look forward to focus on our guest and thank you to stop by.
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Bothell, Washington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Made our vacation...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

After having an iffy stay at our hotel with their cafe insanely overpriced, we decided to try something we knew would hit home for us. Pizza. We have gone here 6 times out of our 10 day stay in Tobago and will even be going again after I write this review! We have tried numerous kindsof pizza, my favorite was sex on the beach.... close behind pizza Luigi (with chicken)... I've also explored over to the gelato and bar cafe. Their gelato is to die for! The tiramisu is delicious as well as their fruit flavors. The pina coladas are delicious and exceptionally delicious on Mondays and Thursday's when they are on special! We also had the chicken sandwich and it was good, we originally ordered the chicken panning but we were served the sandwich, but it was good. My husband tried their carrot cake.... while it was good, it was fairly dry until the middle. Staff is very nice and friendly. Oh and you must try the tiramisu dessert on the pizza side, yum!!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Copenhagen, Denmark
Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 55 cities Reviews in 55 cities
381 helpful votes 381 helpful votes
“Delicious Ice cream”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This café was suggested to us by our driver. What a good tip! Here you can find homemade Italian style ice cream, which is absolutely delicious. The lady behind the counter was a bit grumpy, hence the four stars, but I suppose it was the scorching heat. It’s worth a visit if you are visiting Scarborough.

Visited September 2012
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