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“Fabulous!!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ciao Bistro

Ciao Bistro
302 Centre Street, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-0806
+1 904-206-4311
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Cuisines: Italian, Pasta
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Cocoa, Florida
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fabulous!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

We tried this new addition to downtown Fernandina Beach. Wow! I knew it would be great from the start as the bread was marvelous! (I always think a good restaurant should have good bread!) This yummy whole grain roll with the dipping oil was perfect. We split a salad which was very fresh and delightful. I can't remember which one, but it was not the Caesar. My husband had the seafood in a delicious broth, and I had the lasagna. We both left happy. We will return here on our next trip to Fernandina.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Expected more”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013 via mobile

We went here one night on vacation and had great expectations. We sat down and it was a nice atmosphere on the street of downtown and the inside decor was nice. Our whole meal was ordinary in every sense of the word, nothing special. We had hoped for more. Service was great.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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London, GB
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Good food, ok experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

Very popular place, queues out of the door – so “swamped” they were too busy to put mushrooms on a margarita pizza! We had the misfortune to be seated near a number of highly obnoxious customers, who monopolised the waiting staff and tried everyone’s patience.

The bistro did a good seafood lasagne and the pizza was tasty, thin and crispy. The sweet cannelloni for dessert was uninteresting. Would like to return when they are slightly less manic.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Long Island, NY
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Excellent food, fair service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

The Caprese salad was perfect, and the lasagna had just the right combo of meat and cheese. My son ate the Chicken Parm so fast no one could even get e taste. Being Spring Break it was quite crowded and we waited 45 minutes for food, thank goodness it was great.

Visited April 2013
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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great italian food in beautiful downtown”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Seated in outdoor section, right away, under heat lamps at 7pm. Owner is ever present and staff is very attentive. Wear a jacket in the PM if cool and the tables near the sidewalk are a great experience. Ordered three aps, eggplant / tomato, prosciutto, and caprese salad (sp?) - all under $10 each, all excellent. Three of us wound up sharing a pizza and a pasta dish. Complimentary bread is out of this world. Enjoy and ciao'!!!!

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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