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“wrong time of day” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Ciatti's Ristorante

Ciatti's Ristorante
2635 West Division Street, Saint Cloud, MN
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Ranked #26 of 139 Restaurants in Saint Cloud
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“wrong time of day”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

4:30 pm Maybe we came at a bad time of day. We were seated in a large room full of empty tables. (I don't think you should overestimate the social effect of other people enjoying their meals at the same time.) Somehow, our group of eight didn't have the energy to overcome the largeness of the space. Paintings and decorations seemed to shrink from monumental to merely pretentious. The waitress's accent went from charming to annoying as she didn't quite get our food and orders. The food was good, but not exceptional. Normally, I would have been impressed by the check, since each person's meal, drink, tax, and tip had a subtotal, so the split was easy. But one of the meals was returned, and a late dessert added, so it was still complicated. Recommend going when they are busy.

  • Visited September 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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  • English first
  • German first
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English first
Becker, Minnesota
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Decent Italian.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

Similar to Olive Garden but without the chainy feel. Kids eat free here every Sunday and they recently had a back to school special where kids ate free as well. Includes a little orange push-up which makes the kids want to come here. The focaccia bread with olive oil pre-meal is always good. Everything is good, but nothing is outstanding. The patio is nice in the summer but right on a main strip.

  • 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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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Flavor!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Fresh Italian food. unlimited bread and salad. Beats Olive Garden any day!

Grilled salmon mahi mahi was to die for! It is a bit pricey but sooo worth the flavor. The spicy sauce is perfectly paired with the salmon and risotto- plus they have a Free $15 bday meal!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Fabulous Italian Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We ate here twice in one weekend because the food was so delicious. I highly recommend the Linguine with Clams. It's made with a lemon sauce and is flavorful. Service was excellent. Drunken Chocolate Cake was amazing - and large enough serving to share.

Visited May 2013
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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“best italian in st. cloud”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

I regularly visit the lounge area. The food is excellent, drinks are good, service is good, atmosphere is comfortable and updated. Great place for a date or a group outing. The dining area is nice, fireplace and ample opportunities to people watch. You gotta love how st. cloud citizens come to a nice place in sweatpants and john deere t-shirts.

Visited May 2013
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