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Ceia Kitchen & Bar

38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
+1 978-358-8112
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good25%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
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“charcuterie” (8 reviews)
“octopus” (8 reviews)
“fava beans” (3 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ceia is a favourite in Newburyport. Love dropping in for a drink and a chat at the bar on a quiet afternoon or evening. Always an interesting selection of appetisers and entrees. The wine list is quite concise but has some real gems you will...More

Thank Robert N
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

thank you Robert for taking the time to write such a kind review-

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Raally enjoyed dining here. Just one recommendation. A bit heavy handed on the salt on some of the foods.

Thank expatgal8
Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to communicate about the salt on fries- we have connected with the kitchen team on this

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the tagliatelle, which was excellent, but for $21, I expected a full sized entree, but instead I got something sized like a "primi" and was still quite hungry. My friend got a sandwich so salty she sent it back. And my other friend...More

Thank PhDeviate
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the best Restaurants in Newburyport. The service was excellent the food was delicious. We were there as a halfway spot between Boston and Dover,NH. We had lots to discuss and we could relax talk and were not rushed.

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Nancy C, Owner at Ceia Kitchen & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Clifford- glad you enjoyed ceia! look forward to having you again.

Reviewed August 14, 2018

Ceia's menu is a bit limited. There are a variety of charcuterie selections from just plain prosciutto to the "Grand Platue" - a chef's selection of various meats and cheeses for $55. There were about 8 or 9 appetizer selections which included oysters, mussels, octopus,...More

Thank AdirondackKid
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Was here Saturday night, had another amazing meal. Wish they still had the squid ink tagliatelle though!! Nonetheless still amazing!!!

Thank Chris H
Reviewed July 11, 2018

The events have passed for this season, but the parings on the WIne Dinners as presented by the staff are amazing.

Thank mazamesb
Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

Can’t say enough good things about this restaurant. We were treated to some great cocktails. Thanks kate and the dinner was superb. Definitely returning. Thanks Paul

Thank Kathy M
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Just the perfect spot for a glass of wine and some bread and cheese on a hot day. Sat outside in beautiful weather and enjoyed the State street ambience. Helpful staff, fresh baked bread and a very nice cheese selection.

Thank johnB6501VB
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Soft shell crab special was excellent! The drinks were generous and well done. The tuna dish had a special sauce that gave a very interesting flavor. I did not care for the octopus appetizer, it was much too dry. Carrot soup was excellent. Should have...More

Thank AndresFortino
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March 26, 2016|
Response from Marion T | Reviewed this property |
I don't know if the restaurant is open for Easter. As for nut allergies, I think the kitchen would be very attentive to any special requests or needs. There were not any dishes that I remember having peanuts. Almonds... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$11 - $30
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
4:00 PM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 State St, Newburyport, MA 01950-6610
    (Essex St)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newburyport
  • Phone Number: +1 978-358-8112
  • E-mail
Where laughter is required. Jacket & tie are not. Going out with friends or a special someone means choosing a neighborly place that feels as comfortable as home, where conversation flows as easily as a smooth cabernet. Welcome to Ceia Kitchen + Bar. A new kind of nightlife in the heart of Downtown Newburyport, introducing this area"s first extended kitchen hours for later night dining or tete-a-tete cocktails with flavorful small plates. Our exposed brick interior with mellow lighting, cozy banquets and featured cocktail bar beckon even impromptu visits to this reliable neighborly eatery where singles, dates and a posse of good friends are assured of a comfortable night out with delicious food and great company. The spirit of Ceia (pr. SAY-yah) is in the translation of our name: "supper" in Portuguese, the language of one country included among the inspiring stops of our coastal European culinary repertoire.
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