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Ciao Bistro

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302 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4241
+1 904-206-4311
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Orlando, Florida
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went for dinner and found a small restaurant which looked popular. There are other restaurants on the street which I found later which were maybe a better choice. As you would expect the usual pasta, chicken and steak meals, but surprisingly no soups are served. If you split and appetiser the menu stated they charge an extra $3, never... More 

Thank Kunden D
Sarasota, Florida
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was delicious. Presentation was outstanding. Service was impeccable. From salad to dessert, everything was pleasing. We'll definitely be back.

Thank Suki15000
Bennington, Vermont
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ciao Bistro is not special but an average Italian restaurant at best. Indeed, located where competition among dining establishments was greater, Ciao would be the place someone in a group considering dinner options might offer---"Well, I guess we *could* go to Ciao Bistro"---to the sound of groans and snickers from the group. During a recent return trip to Amelia Island... More 

Thank disembark-er
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am originally from New York, so maybe my expectations are unrealistic. This is NOT great Italian food, and almost the entire staff give you the feeling that they would rather being doing anything else than working here.

1 Thank John G. H
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55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We dined here early one night. The service was awesome and the food was delicious. Our waiter was very knowledgeable of the menu. We ordered an appetizer, our main course, and dessert. We were not disappointed. We did make reservations but it wasn't necessary if you get there early, by the time we left there was a long wait!

Thank Eat_laugh
Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited twice during our week at the beach because we enjoyed it so much! Excellent service both times by Vladimir, effortlessly took care of our party of 12- remembering everyone's special requests i.e. Gluten free etc. Whole party was very happy with their food and wine. Even the next day I heard someone remark, "I haven't had a meal that... More 

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Westchester, New York, United States
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything on the menu is decent but not spectacular. Service can slow at times, especially with a packed house.

Thank GR914
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favorite spots! We are here for our first date and have been hooked since. The seafood lasagna (when available) is an absolute must! They also run Lucas just down the street that maintains the same level of fine Italian quality!

Thank Justin C
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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100 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We frequent Ciao and always have a good experience. Food is delicious, specials are interesting. Service is always outstanding, owner is always there and attentive adding a nice personal touch. Wines are good and value oriented. We highly recommend Ciao.

Thank Lonestar970
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wow... Where do I start? A rainy night, ducked in to Ciao for a quick dinner. From the beginning, the service was very slow. 20 minutes to get a bottle of wine. The waiter brought the ice bucket. It sat there with no wine for 10 minutes. He finally brought the wine, but no wineglasses. Another wait. Then he walked... More 

1 Thank Karen W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4241
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-206-4311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?