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Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts
+1 869-466-3735
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best Italian food that I've had since I left Italy. The spaghetti carbonara was amazing. You can tell that the chef has pride in his work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We always bring customer's to eat here when they visit the island. The food is great! The service can be slow at times, but the food makes up for it!

Thank Cathy P
Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a family dinner at Ciao that was so good, we had to go back a second time during our stay! Staff is very friendly with good service!

Thank tjmackay
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at the one in Frigate Bay. Good food, loved the pasta dish so much, we went back a second time and ordered the exact dish. The staff is friendly, both owners came over to the table to chat. Mama greeted us as we walked in and hugged us as we left. All meals begin with some the best... More 

Thank Jcgnj
New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at this little Italian place twice in November. I recommend the Fettuccine Alfredo. It was superb! The service can be a little slow if it is crowded, so don't be surprised if there is a wait. They have an air conditioned dining area in the back which can be a little cold if you sit right in front... More 

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Cayman Islands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great island dining spot, don t expect to have a 100% authentic italian menu and atmosphere, but it s definitely worth coming

Thank rokajoska
Billerica, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very average atmosphere, but excellent and authentic Italian food within a short walk from the major hotels in Frigate Bay. The couple who runs this are directly from Italy, and the food and their attitude will make you feel like you just stepped into an restaurant in Florence

Thank Bob J
Jerusalem, Israel
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Managed by a Italian family. The pasta was homemade and was fresh and good but the sauce was too liquid and with no taste. The main course (pollo alla parmigiana) was well cooked but the side dish (vegetables) hD no taste at all. Wine seemed to be very expensive. The service was good but the place itself seems very poor.

Thank RonyK56
Fernandina Beach
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to Ciao many times and always look forward to returning. They have recently moved a few doors down and are still walking distance from the Marriott. We love the food, the sauce is fantastic. The owner makes his own sauce everyday and it doesn't give my husband heartburn like many tomato sauces do. My husband had the... More 

Thank Susie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful prosciutto & melon appetizer, same with the Italian meatball and sausage appetizers. Be prepared for island time service if you're a type A New Yorker, but the husband wife owner tram are fun.

Thank Ronald S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts
  • Location: Caribbean  >  St. Kitts and Nevis  >  St. Kitts  >  Basseterre
  • Phone Number: +1 869-466-3735

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?