We discovered Ciao last fall. It is a small family owned Trattoria. In any restaurant you start with the food and it is incredible. Jill is the owner and head chef. Her Italian dishes are based on family recipes and are always fresh and delicious. Whether the homemade meatballs or sausage, the sauce and the pasta are always fresh and have that homemade taste and flavor. Ciao has a great moderately priced wine list.
But that is not the best part of the experience. Chis, the pizza maker and Jill's husband and co-owner hand tosses the best Pizza I have ever eaten. Ciao imports their flour for the crust from Italy and the pizza has an authentic Central Italian style and taste. The pizzas have the perfect balance of sauce, cheese and toppings. They are placed in the wood fired pizza oven and come out perfectly cooked EVERY time.
But that still is not the best part of the Ciao experience. Jill hand makes her desserts. We still have not tried them all, but the canolis are a perfect blend of fillings in a home made shell. I have never had them better. The cream puff is delicious. Light, not too sweet and big enough for two. My grandson still talks about his cream puff from his visit last fall. Jill makes a selection of individual cream pies that are wonderful.
Finally the best thing about Ciao is the warmth and attention you receive from the staff and from the owners. Jill makes regular trips to the dining room and you will be sure to receive a visit from here during your meal. The small dining room makes for an intimate family atmosphere and it is common to strike up conversations with adjoining tables discussing food, family, or whatever you want to talk about.
If we could we would eat here every day. We have brought friends and family for dinner and every one has raved about the food and the dining experience.
I guarantee you will be happy and will FEEL THE LOVE from the chef/owner, your fellow diners, the staff and most importantly the food.
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