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Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta

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2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a craving for pizza and immediately sought guidance from Trip Advisor. Saw wonderful reviews so headed there. Surprised to learn they only make 11 inch pies and not the standard large enough to feed four. We ended up ordering two pies as well as a fried calamari appetizer. It was served with two sauces, tomato and a garlic mayo.... More 

Thank Cindy M
Ithaca, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I remember eating here when it first opened and considered it like an average Olive Garden. Never went back until I noticed how well it was being reviewed. The pizza is the best I've had in Ithaca. The service is fast and friendly. The bread pudding dessert would be enough to keep me going back even if the rest of... More 

Thank CUPU
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ❤️ this place! Arancini appetizer, chicken piccata and the pear and Gorgonzola pizza are a few faves!

Thank Beth H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So, you are in Ithaca and you certainly have a large choice of restaurants, but on this night, you say, hey, how about some pizza! So, you go to Ciao's and you find yourself not only in a restaurant with outstanding food, but incredible pizza and not any pizza, but wood-fired and it is delicious! The service is good, the... More 

Thank Wickedmotion
Hector, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although their wood-fired pizza is delicious, have also had salads and pasta there, and have never been disappointed. Have always left with a satisfied appetite, as well!

Thank advornicky
Ithaca, NY
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

Eat here pretty often. Great food, decent price, really good portions. They dont have reservations - just call ahead seating so dont be confused. They just add your name to the list early. Get the arancini - they are awesome

Thank CNYFiremedic
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Nice, varied menu with pastas, pizzas, salads. Food was delicious and service was very good. Convenient location away from campus traffic.

Thank April B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

We went there and it was very crowded so we decided to order to carry out. The wings were too large, fatty and tasteless. We ordered 3 pizzas but we were disappointed. The pizzas were bland with no distinctive personality! Just manage your expectations!

Thank The_Egyptian_Couple
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

My telephone reservation was accepted but, once at the restaurant, I was asked to wait as anybody else. Not very professional. Food is pretty good for a convenient price

Thank Paolo D
Stephens City, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

The menu had so many yummy looking choices I had a hard time choosing! I had come to the restaurant with one thing in mind but after checking the menu again I got a yummy shrimp pasta dish. Portions are large - I could only finish half. Prices are good for a upscale looking place. When I am back in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $24
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 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: 607-257-2233
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?