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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
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Houlton, Maine
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94 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2016

My wife and I stopped at Ciao our last night on Longboat. She ordered the carbonara and said it was excellent. I ordered the Popeye pizza and was disappointed as it was mostly cheese with a little spinach and rather bland. (I should have read the menu description more carefully.) The outdoor seating was very nice and made for a... More 

1 Thank Wayne B
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2016

Ciao Italia is a small Italian restaurant on Lomgboat Key, Florida. It's menu is yummy and the pizza selection is very good! Dine in or take out! Very efficient staff.

Thank celloChicago
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

We have never been disappointed in the food at Ciao. Had the chicken Parmesan this time and the quality and portion size would satisfy anyone. Nothing particularly fancy, but if you like standard Italian fare at a fair price, this is the place to go on Longboat Key.

Thank tfcoboy3
McLean, VA
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

When I want some good comfort food and I'm in a hurry, I go to Ciao Italia. One of my favorites is the pizza. They have lots of different types of pizza to choose from. My kids especially like the pizza and sometimes we take an extra pizza pie home. My second favorite is a pasta dish with Italian sausage,... More 

Thank JTMcLean
Longboat Key, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Love the menu items, good food and friendly service. Pizza is great. Conveniently located mid-island. Cozy environment...may want to call ahead.

Thank Steven H
West Bend, Wisconsin
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218 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2016

We have been here before and really enjoyed the pizza, forgot how big he large is, should have read my old review. Of course there is nothing wrong with leftover pizza. Very good, nice wine choices tool

Thank italian71
Benson, United Kingdom
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144 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a very good dinner with friends at this well located restaurant. The staff are welcoming and very helpful. We got exactly what we wanted and happy with the price. When you get decent food and service you leave smiling. Pasta sauces are excellent, try some!

Thank Ted C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2016

On our way home from a sunset cruise we decided to stop in this little casual Italian restaurant. It's very small, but offers plenty to choose from. The meals were piping hot (which is a huge selling point for me). I noticed that we were able to split our meal, however, a small charge was applied. They pre-split our food,... More 

Thank MeganAlex
Boynton Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 29, 2016

Great early bird special. Very reasonable but busy place. Quaint cafe ambiance with outdoor seating.

Thank Fran A
East Grand Rapids, Michigan
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2016

This place is popular and for good reason. On our visit, our chicken picatta and eggplant parmesan were tasty and attractively presented. The same goes for our house salads. Prices are mid-range. This is a small Italian restaurant that fills quickly when it opens in late afternoon. Drinks include wine and beer.

1 Thank JMC817

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?