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.

“What a treat!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ciao Bistro

Ciao Bistro
302 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-0806
904-206-4311
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Denver, Colorado
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“What a treat!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2011

While on vacation in Amelia Island we picked Ciao Bistro because of the rating on Trip Advisor. What a treat for this little restaurant in a strip mall. The owner met and greeted us at the door and we were promptly seated. The menu is extensive and has a bunch of great selections. The food was terrific and the service was even better. Ciao Bistro is definately a place that you don't want to miss out on if you live in or are visting this area.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

485 reviews from our community

84% Recommend
    310
    100
    44
    11
    20
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Jacksonville, Florida
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Local favorite, big time cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

food is a cut above, predictably delicious but not predictable dishes

Visited August 2011
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Italian food. Easy to get to.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2011 via mobile

My wife and I were looking for a good local restaurant for a change of pace while we were staying at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island. I was in the mood for Italian so we looked on Tip Advisor and found this gem! It was fast and easy to get to. The food was great! The service was excellent! The owner was as friendly as advertised. The strip mall store front location was the only draw back but don't let that deter you. You will love it!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Go!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011 via mobile

Amazing food but location doesn't match the quality! It's in a strip mall! I loved the food!!!! I'm well traveled and this was a real delight for even us!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“MUST GO!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2011

All of the reviews speak the truth.
We had the Chicken Marsala, and Shrimp Scampi. The Lemon-cello cake was phenomenal.
The owner met us at the door has seated us with enthusiasm and charm.
Service was incredible. The ambiance let you know you were eating somewhere very special.
I wish this place was near me, I'd go there every Friday night.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Ciao Bistro also viewed

Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island
Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island
 
Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island
Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island
 

Been to Ciao Bistro? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Ciao Bistro, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.