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Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta

2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
+1 607-257-2233
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Very busy understand why. Bread with garlic oil dipping sauce is probably the best we have ever had Caesar salad was good, not great Pizza was AWESOME. Poured a good glass of wine.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only gluten free pizza in Ithaca...ordered margherita and it was good even if it was small. Extra 4 dollars for g free would be fine if it was a normal size and not personal size. Salad again very good but 30 bucks for a pizza...More

Thank thestgeorges
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the sangria which was not strong (which I like) and it was wonderful. My son had the cheese pizza which he said was great and I had the rigatoni bolognese which was also very good. It was pretty crowded but we didn’t have to...More

Thank laurmann2000
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a delicious meal with friends here. Our server was attentive and speedy. The calamari appetizer was fabulous. Also enjoyed the pear pizza, linguini with clam sauce, lemon-basil chicken salad, and the chicken piccatta. Large portions and the food well-prepared. Nice wine selections. The...More

Thank lakebuddy52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I do not understand why this place is so popular. I have eaten pasta there 3 times. The pasta was ok, but not outstanding, I seriously doubt it was fresh. The sauce was forgettable and the salad was like something they sell from a bag...More

Thank David P
Reviewed August 18, 2018

This is a nice-looking restaurant in a good location in Ithaca/Lansing. The service was friendly and good. Come early to get seated because it's very popular with families and everybody else. We had chicken parm over spaghetti and eggplant parmigiana over spaghetti with side salads....More

Thank chazb0
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Ciao is probably my favorite restaurant in the area. I haven't been there in a while and decided on dinner there last night. Once again, they didn't disappoint. The food and service was excellent, as always.

Thank CathyWL
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Nice place, friendly service. The food is just food, being Italian it’s very difficult to find good Italian food. This place is no different. Might try it a second time. I had pizza and my husband tried the chicken parm. Both a no go.

Thank ctomaset
Reviewed July 24, 2018

A very popular place, at least on a Saturday night. Prices are very reasonable. Food is not good. The pizzas are not like wood fired pizza I've had before, the crust was more stale tasting than crispy. Pasta came out mushy even when al-dente was...More

Thank Joe H
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

Joe, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are very sorry that your dinners were not up to our usual standards. Yes, we are a very busy place and families love to dine here. Hopefully you will give us...More

Reviewed July 19, 2018

Once again NO COMPLAINTS. Ample parking, located near the Ithaca Mall, seated upon arrival, extremely pleasant waitress (Caitlyn) who was friendly, informative, pleasant, and efficient. Her knowledge of wines and food were impressive making our visit extremely enjoyable to make us return again in the...More

Thank arnold t
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Barbara K
April 10, 2016|
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Response from Judy M | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not a chain restaurant..... However the owner has another restaurant called the Boat Yard (located downtown Ithaca).
August 28, 2015|
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Response from CarmD59 | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain. I was a patron and did not use Amex.
Kevin B
August 27, 2015|
Response from BoatYardGrill | Property representative |
Kevin, Please use our convenient same day phone ahead seating option. You would simple call the day that you want to dine with us, you would place your name on our phone ahead list to reuse your wait time. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$12 - $24
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-257-2233
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Welcome to Ciao! Ciao! is a casual fine dining, Italian restaurant that invites all ages. We specialize in Italian food with an authentic Tuscan flare. We also offer artisan pizzas that are hand-crafted and cooked to order in our wood-fired oven, which is visible throughout that restaurant. The pizzas and pastas are specially crafted, and everything we serve is made from the highest quality ingredients and is all made in-house. The ambiance and décor has a distinct personality that sets a mood for high-energy fun and entertainment.
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