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“Excellent, excellent food.” 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
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent, excellent food.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

It was busy here. I mean slammed, while other businesses nearby were quiet so we tried it. The lasagna was utter perfection and the house chianti was great. Tiramisu was as good as it always is... Hit this place if you can.

    • 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
Birmingham, Ala.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Pretty restaurant. Friendly owner.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

As soon as you hit the door the owner thanks you for coming and seats you. The restaurant is freshly remodeled and looks nice. It is on the site of another Italian Restaurant that was family run. We were told they retired after thirty years.
The staff was also nice and attentive.
The eggplant parmigiana was very good. The marinara sauce was just ok. Sort of like in a can.
Next time we will try a pizza. They looked very good. Nice and thin.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Ciao is a wonderful dining experience. The new location in downtown Fernandina Beach is terrific and very chic. One of the best restaurants on Amelia Island!

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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92 reviews 92 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Hearty Appetite”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Nice Italian Restaurant in downtown Fernandina Beach. Come with a hearty appetite because the portions are big and tasty. It was very crowded tonight and noisy since the Spring break crowd is in town but our server did an excellent job of making sure everything was just right. We ordered chicken Parmesan, eggplant Parmesan, pasta with seafood, and the pork Milanese. We all enjoyed our meals.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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St. Marys, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Birthday celebration”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

My husband took me for my birthday to Ciao. It has amazing Italian food. A great wine list, service and a personal touch that is appreciated. We will be back :D

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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