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Frigate Bay, Basseterre, St. Kitts
+1 869-466-3735
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Boone
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188 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have visited this little restaurant several times, and we like the casual atmosphere as well as the tasty dishes. The menu is extensive, and we each enjoyed a different dish. Good food.

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Thank Michael M
New Haven, Connecticut
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have been visiting Ilde and Dario at Ciao since they opened 11 years ago. It's a quick, pleasant walk from the Marriott. I almost always have the pappardelle with lobster but tried the ravioli tonight. They were light and delicious. The menu is extensive but the pastas are the best. Dario and Ilde are gracious hosts and will go... More 

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Fort Collins
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the Marriott and walked to this restaurant, 1K and flat. Prices far more reasonable than at the hotel and good service with the owner giving us a hug on departure. Varied menu, not just Italian.

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Thank artgecko1
Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The fettuccine alfredo is wonderful. The noodle are homemade and light and the sauce is creamy and light as well. Highly recommended. The spaghetti bolognese was not on the menu but offered and was very good as well. Prices were reasonable, service was good.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reviewed already under a slightly different heading, suffice to say they do not deserve your money. Grumpy, surly, ungracious service from the lady owner and staff. They have spent the absolute minimum on the premises. Decor is cheap and shoddy. The fairly expensive food is fine, but all in all the evening was a very disappointing experience. An obvious tourist... More 

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a reservation for this restaurant. The 2 waitresses were overwhelmed, there were 12 tables in the back. It took quite a while to get a menu and she kept forgetting the water....BUT, once we got a chance to order and the food arrived, we did enjoy our dinner. My husband got stuffed Ravioli, I ordered the Chicken Alfredo... More 

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Thank SuzB3
Alford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The home made pasta at Ciao is as good as I can recall eating! The owners make first-timers feel like old friends. Ignore the decor and stumble in for a fabulous meal.

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Thank ronneyr2017
Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

This was our 8th year visiting St. Kitts. We found Ciao many years ago and always loved it. After going for many years, we skipped a couple and finally made it back this year. The new location is smaller and just as comfortable as the old. And Ilde is the same amazing hostess -- always anxious to please. The food... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

Went back to Ciao this year, after skipping it for several (was the only restaurant open in walking distance from the Marriott on Christmas). Food is good, not great. Homemade pasta is very good. Service fine. Menu is limited, not that appealing and new dining room is basically a concrete room, not scenic in the least.

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Thank JanetB20102013
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Very good Italian food, run by REAL Italians. Prices were very reasonable, especially compared to the I talian restaurant at the Marriott (la Cucina) resort, where a "buffet" meal cost $38.00!!! Ciao's would not cost even half that.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $20
Cuisine
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
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?