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“Great Italian in Fernandina Beach” 5 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
Clarkesville, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Great Italian in Fernandina Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had a great meal at Ciao. I had the special which was a seafood lasagna...delicious. We also had chicken parmesan, fettucine alfredo and pizza and all of us loved our dishes. Service was good and we enjoyed sitting on the patio.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 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
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Good food but...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

We had eaten here a year ago at it's previous location and expectations were high. Unfortunately, Ciao feel a bit short. Service was not attentive even though they were not overly busy. Our water went unfilled the entire meal. Entrees were both good, but why do nice restaurants insist on keeping the tails on the shrimp? Good wine selection. Kids pizza was nicely done. On the whole, good food but Ciao had lost it's luster for us.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Nice - no complaints”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This is a nice restaurant but nothing exceptional. Tables are close together and it is noisy. Service was a little spotty but not too bad. Wine selection was nice.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Oviedo, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Italian Food on the Island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Excellent restaurant in the historic district. Ciao Bistro offers great service and wonderful food and wine. My husband and I both had the eggplant parmesan and it was amazing. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Fernandina Beach.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“So-So”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

The most promising discovery at our first and last visit to Ciao was a wine selection from Paso Robles, CA. We found the food to be slightly less than average and the noise level was intolerable. Management should take note as to how many times a server MUST lean in to hear a customer's menu request.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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