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“Best pasta around” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ciao Bistro

Ciao Bistro
302 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-0806
904-206-4311
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Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Fernandina Beach Fl
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Best pasta around”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Store front, very popular Italian food. Not like being in Italy but pretty good.Great bread starts the meal with a good selection od main offerings Wine list is okay and everything is fairly priced. Owner is always around and the staff is great.. Be sure to call ahead

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Fernandina Beach Fl
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Pretty good Italian”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Very popular for good reason, basic Italian food prepared well' No it is not like eating in Italy but it is the best place near fernandina for pasta etc, Owner is always present and he and the staff are extreanly pleasant. Wine list is okay and the prices are fair

Visited March 2012
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“New Discovery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We just returned from a 10 day Royal Caribbean cruise followed by a night at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac in Quebec. Great food every day but no better than Ciao. This the best Italian we have had in a long time with service to equal any. The Taramisu was the highlight of the meal. We will be regular customers at Ciao's

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“thank god they are moving....CLOSER!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Here's the deal.... its great italian food cooked and served by people who genuinely seem interested that you love what you have and that you have a LOVED experience. Bottom line is that everyone in my group of 6 loved what they had and the staff really worked to make sure everyone there that night was happy...and there were a lot of them. Only complaint was that we had reservations that I had double-confirmed but still had to wait a bit for a table. They were gracious, seated us a soon as they could and took fantastic care of us the remainder of the night. Now that they say they are moving "onto the island" it can only get better...new place is a better location and with the crowds their food and service draws, bigger place is bettter. Well done and we will be back for sure!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Alexandria, Virginia
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“Best Italian food around!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Luca & his wife, Kim, have nurtured this gem of a restaurant. Fresh, homemade, scrumptious menu. Fully packed every night! But they are moving to a bigger spot in downtown Fernandina- now more guests will enjoy this fantastic restaurant!

Visited August 2012
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