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Ciao Bistro

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302 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4241
+1 904-206-4311
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Brunswick, Georgia
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I recently ate here for dinner and was pleasantly surprised with how good the food was. Everything was fresh and the complimentary bread with pesto was excellent. They only serve wine and beer, so that was a slight let down. Overall I would highly recommend this restaurant!

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Thank Ginger J
New York City, New York
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Staff was a little overwhelmed with our large group(14) even though we made reservations a week ahead of time. Tables had to be rearranged upon or arrival. Air conditioning was not up to par - we had to request that they make it cooler but that didn't help much - still extremely hot. Food was fair - nothing special.

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Leesburg, Georgia
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

just awesome from the service to the food. Seafood lasagna superb, rich, large portion, shrimp scampi ditto. most appreciative host/owner Luca.

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Thank CSW2014ud
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the best dinners we had all trip, if not THE best! It was expensive, but everyone's dishes were delicious.

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Thank Claire B
Northeast Tennessee
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168 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for dinner with friends. The restaurant was very clean and inviting. We were seated on time. Our server Neeley was very knowledgeable. We ordered Shrimp & Scallops Diavolo and Zuppa Di Pesce. Both were filling and delicious. A wonderful place to eat.

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Thank Tennessee_Nomads
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Service and tasty Italian food. The goat cheese and arugula pizza was delicious. In addition, everyone of us enjoyed our entrees. For dessert, we shared a tiramisu and lemon cake. The lemon cake was refreshing and our favorite. We have eaten here in the past and enjoyed. It appears portion size has decreased with prices increasing. The food has... More 

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Thank Amy H
Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We come to Fernandina Beach yearly and last year we discovered Ciao Bistro! We were reluctant to try it as it was a hot night and Italian was not what we were interested in, but the host promised us a good meal and we succumbed. We soon found out why he was soliciting business. It was almost as hot inside... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend making a reservation and confirming it the day of your visit. Our party of six was seated quickly despite it being very crowded. The service was great and the food was very good. A great Italian restaurant in a town with many good culinary options.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ciao Bistro is a welcome diversion in a town with no shortage of seafood venues. My family and I had dinner at Ciao Bistro on a recent Saturday evening. The chicken parmesan and lasagna were both very well prepared and quite tasty. The restaurant was full and a bit noisey, but I attribute that to the popularity of this restaurant.... More 

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Connecticut, USA
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back when Ciao was in Yulee, it really did seem like the only place for miles around that served something close to authentic Italian food. Yes, it was in a tacky strip mall; yes, it was in Yulee; and yes, it was pretty small so it wasn't always easy to get a table. Now Ciao has a prime location on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?