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Ciao Ristorante Italiano

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner
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PRICE RANGE
$7 - $25
CUISINES
Italian, Pizza
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Menu

APPETIZERS​
3.00
Garlic Bread
Our homemade bread toasted with garlic butter
4.00
Garlic Bread Parmigiana
Fresh garlic bread baked with mozzarella cheese
6.00
Bruschetta
Italian bread toasted and topped with fresh tomato, basil, garlic and extra virgin olive oil
8.00
Portabello di Portifino
Portabello mushroom baked with gorgonzola cheese served over fresh spring mix
8.00
Antipasto Misto
Roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, marinated eggplant and mozzarella
8.00
Calamari Fritti
Fried calamari served with a side of pomodoro sauce
8.00
Calamari Giuliano
Calamari sauteed with garlic and pomodoro sauce
8.00
Mozzarella Caprese
Fresh mozzarella layered with fresh tomato, basil and extra virgin olive oil
9.00
Carpaccio di Salmone
Thinly sliced smoked salmon topped with spices and extra virgin olive oil
5.00
Soup of the Day
Ask your server for soup choices
SALAD​
5.00
House Green Salad
Lettuce, fresh tomato, olives and pepperoncini with choice of dressing
7.00
Caesar Salad
Romaine tossed in our caesar dressing with garlic croutons and shaved parmesan
7.00
Ciao Salad
Mixed​ greens tossed with peppers, mozzarella, diced tomatoes, cucumber and balsamic vinaigrette
7.00
Insalata alla Ponzesa
Mixed greens tossed with goat cheese, kalamata olives, tomato, cucumber, red onion and pesto dressing
7.00
Insalata Mediterranean
Mixed greens tossed with goat cheese, kalamata olives, tomato, red onion and cucumber and red wine vinaigrette
7.00
Insalata di Spinaci
Fresh spinach tossed with mushroom, bacon and honey dressing
7.00
Romaine and Iceberg
Tossed with gorgonzola cheese, walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette
8.00
Antipasto Salad
Lettuce topped with Italian meats and cheeses served with our house vinaigrette
BAKED DISHES​
11.00
Lasagna
An Italian classic made with the freshest ingredients
11.00
Manicotti
Stuffed pasta covered with zesty tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese
11.00
Eggplant Parmigiana with Spaghetti
Sliced and battered eggplant layered in zesty tomato sauce and covered with mozzarella cheese
11.00
Baked Stuffed Shells
Jumbo pasta shells stuffed with rich cheese and seasoned beef covered w tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese
11.00
Baked Rigatoni
Rigatoni pasta, zesty tomato sauce and ricotta cheese baked under a layer of fresh mozzarella cheese
11.00
Conchiglie Imbottite
Pasta shells stuffed with rich cheese and spinach covered with tomato sauce
RISOTTO​
15.00
Risotto Toscana
Arborio​ rice, Italian sausage, bell pepper, peas, mushroom, fresh parmigian and garlic
15.00
Risotto Tutto Mare
Arborio rice, shrimp, clams, scallops, mushroom, tomato and garlic
15.00
Risotto Trifolata
Arborio rice with button, porcini, portobello and shiitake mushrooms cooked with tomato cream sauce
GNOCCHI​
11.00
Gnocchi
Potato dumplings served in light garlic-tomato cream sauce
12.00
Gnocchi Pesto
Potato dumplings served in our homemade pesto sauce
12.00
Gnocchi Gorgonzola
Potato dumplings sauteed in gorgonzola and cream cheese sauce
14.00
Gnocchi alla Giuseppe
Potato dumplings with chicken, sun dried tomato, peas in cream sauce
PASTA DINNER​
8.00
Meat sauce +1.00
Pasta
W/ pomodoro sauce, marinara, butter or garlic and olive (meat sauce add)
10.00
Capellini D' Angelo
Angel hair pasta with fresh tomato, basil, garlic and olive oil
11.00
Penne Puttanesca
Quill Pasta with capers, olives, anchovies sauteed in marinara sauce
11.00
Fettuccine Alfredo
Fettuccine tossed in creamy alfredo sauce
11.00
Linguine Pesto
Linguine pasta tossed in our homemade pesto sauce
11.00
Linguine with Clam Sauce
Linguine pasta topped with your choice of red or white clam sauce
11.00
Fusilli Con Pepperoni Rossi
Fusilli pasta with roasted red peppers, sun dried tomato, pesto, pomodoro and cream sauce
11.00
Spaghetti alla Carbonara
Spaghetti tossed with bacon, egg, cream and reggiano cheese
11.00
Ravioli
Ravioli​ stuffed with your choice of meat or cheese
13.00
Tortellini Gorgonzola
Small stuffed pasta sauteed in gorgonzola and cream cheese sauce
CHICKEN​
16.00
Chicken Vesuvio
Boneless chicken breast sauteed in artichoke and dry white wine sauce
16.00
Chicken Piccata
Boneless chicken breast sauteed in dry white wine, capers and a splash of lemon
16.00
Chicken Parmigiana
Boneless chicken breast breaded, fried then baked with marinara and mozzarella cheese
16.00
Chicken Cacciatore
Boneless chicken breast sauteed with mushroom, green peppers and onions
16.00
Chicken Sorrentina
Boneless chicken breast topped with fresh eggplant and mozzarella cheese
16.00
Chicken Marsala
Boneless chicken breast sauteed with marsala wine and fresh mushrooms
16.00
Chicken Francese
Boneless chicken breast sauteed with fresh mushroom, dry white wine and splash of lemon
16.00
Chicken Paradiso
Boneless chicken breast sauteed with fresh mushroom and marsala cream sauce
VEAL​
18.00
Veal Saltimbocca
Tender veal sauteed in lemon butter topped with prosciutto and melted cheese
18.00
Veal Parmigiana
Tender​ veal breaded, fried and baked with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese
18.00
Veal Piccata
Tender veal sauteed with dry white wine, capers and a splash of lemon
18.00
Veal Scaloppini Marsala
Veal cutlet sauteed in a delicious blend of marsala wine and fresh mushrooms
18.00
Veal Scaloppini Paradiso
Tender veal cutlet sauteed with fresh mushroom and marsala wine cream sauce
18.00
Veal Scaloppini Sorrentina
Veal cutlet layered with fresh eggplant and mozzarella cheese
SEAFOOD​
16.00
Farfalle con Salmone
Bow tie shaped pasta sauteed with smoked salmon cream sauce
16.00
Calamari Livornese
Calamari sauteed with garlic and marinara served on a bed of linguine
19.00
Linguine alla Genovese
Shrimp and scallops sauteed in pesto sauce served on a bed of linguine
19.00
Shrimp Marinara
Tender jumbo shrimp sauteed with fresh tomato, garlic and basil served on a bed of linguine
19.00
Shrimp Scampi
Tender jumbo shrimp sauteed in garlic and butter served on a bed of linguine
19.00
Shrimp Ciao
Fried jumbo shrimp sauteed with mushrooms and marsala wine sauce
19.00
Linguine Pescatore
Clams, mussels, scallops, shrimp and calamari on a bed of linguini
19.00
Salmon Salmoriglio
Salmon filet baked with salmoriglio sauce served on a bed of spinach
PIZZA​
Build-your-own pizza
10.00
Extra cheese +2.50
Shrimp +3.00
Cheese Pizza
12"​
12.00
Extra cheese +4.00
Shrimp +5.00
Cheese Pizza
16"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

oh wow, wonderful place! we had the Pizza Italia and the Pizza Margherita, loved them both (lots of leftovers) and the Cannoli for dessert. fantastic service, great food, wonderful evening. Thank you Brandy for the great tableside attention.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Restaurant has one restaurant off the bar with a separate Kitchen and a more formal restaurant with its own kitchen and separate menus. It is unique in many ways! but can be a bit confusing at first. Aside from that the food and service...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Wally Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a Saturday evening and my title says it all. Unbelievably good transformation from the old Ciao.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ExBritNow
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friends took me here because it is one of their go to places and now I know why. From atmosphere to our amazing waiter the night was so fun! Prices are so fair and the food was wonderful. I’m already craving the short rib ravioli....More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank tvlott
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pizza was good, but conversation was almost impossible in the new section - bad acoustics, just like in the original restaurant.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank lthomsen2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a friend prior to attending Victor/Victoria at the Moonlight Amphitheater, and they were able to get us in and out quickly in order to make the show time. I had the chicken Marsala, which was tasty, and my friend had the chicken...More

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank cptmelissa
Reviewed September 3, 2019 via mobile

This place used to be a “special occasion” place for us. It’s too good to only visit a few times a year. The bruschetta is an amazing starter, and then every other dish is a mouth watering treat. Finish it off with a cannoli, and...More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank orcotruck59
Reviewed August 21, 2019

We've been visiting Ciao regularly for many years. In the past year, the remodeled facility is more than just a restaurant and deli - it also includes banquet rooms for large parties / weddings, and gelato (free samples) and the 'Enoteca' side of the restaurant....More

Date of visit: August 2019
Thank greggk138
Reviewed August 6, 2019

This place has morphed from a small authentic old school Italian restaurant into two places in one. The menu is exhaustive, the wine list is long, the food is made from scratch.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Greathouse2014
Reviewed August 2, 2019

Had dinner with the whole family of 8 of us. First time in restaurant since remodel. Service was good, seated right away, and food was good. Nice experience since my daughters last visit! Thank you

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Lynn E
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jenniferwh2016
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Giuseppe D | Property representative |
Yes reservations. Special Brunch served on most holidays.
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777JeanMoore
May 2, 2016|
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Response from Giuseppe D | Property representative |
Lunch Buffet is Monday-Friday, 11AM-2PM for $9.95, $5.95 kids 11 and under.
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caroleandfitz
January 2, 2015|
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Response from Bea D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have a ramp up to the door or another entrance door and two dining halls. The homemade bread is incredible. They have a buffet lunch special that is about $10 per person that gives a good variety of excellent... More
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