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Ciao Italia Casual Italian

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5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-0010
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (110 reviews)
“meatballs” (8 reviews)
Open Now
4:30 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Here for vacation and found this place on our first night. It's small and was crowded and we weren't greeted when we walked on, but that is the only negative. Lots of locals eating there. We had tossed salad, with excellent Italian dressing. Baked ziti...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

After all the glamorous reviews, the family and I had dinner on the evening of July 3. My wife's eggplant parmigiana was soggier than a sponge. Had to leave it all on the plate. The rest of the orders were acceptable but no where the...More

1  Thank Robgus771
Reviewed July 2, 2017 via mobile

Outstanding! Husband had the penna with broccoli- wow! I had the sausage and peppers, made to perfection! Topped it off with the best spumoni we have ever tasted, left with a bit of heaven. Candles on the tables would enhance the coziness of the restaurant!...More

1  Thank Jean C
Reviewed June 30, 2017

Yummy! My family loved this pizza and will be back next time. This was one of our favorite meals while staying a week in Longboat Key.

1  Thank hatolbert
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Another awesome meal last night. Lots of flavor for adults as well as a solid cheese pizza for the kids.

1  Thank Vern J
Reviewed May 2, 2017

I have to admit that when by the sea, I typically opt for seafood. But we were up for something quiet and tasty so we ducked into Ciao for a pre-sunset dinner hoping to get over to the beach for the show. Never made it....More

1  Thank pochen9
Reviewed April 22, 2017

Best Italian food on Longboat Key. Get the Sinatra pizza. Great lasagna. Small cozy and casual dining.

1  Thank Gregory S
Reviewed April 13, 2017 via mobile

Good authentic Italian food, adequate wine and beer selection, genuinely friendly, helpful and accommodating service by fine waitress. If you are not particular about your pizza, it's OK, but better to go with stuffed shells or other Italian comfort food. And bring a sweater or...More

2  Thank marshallinphila
Reviewed April 10, 2017

This is a friendly place, with good food. The kind of place you can count on when you don't want to cook

1  Thank noralyn
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Waitress was awful! And, at the end of the meal I watched her use her bare hands to pick up our pizza to put into a to-go box. YUCK. Prices are quite high, in my opinion.

Thank Elly235
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0010
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