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Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta

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2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
11:30 am - 10:00 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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Ithaca, NY
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Barnettfamily4
Newfield, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For four people the bill cost $100 ( appetizer and dessert included). The food was great, but in one if the meals the chicken was very raw. The dessert was intensely sweet. the lighting was fairly dim.

Thank Elizabeth W
Ithaca, New York
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

ErinFADS: 16.5 out of a possible 20.0 points. FOOD: 4.0/5.0 points -- A notch above Applebee's and Panera, the food was authentic, but not great. The turkey bravo panini sandwich was a highlight (especially the sauce), whereas the chicken Parmesan appeared to have once been frozen, the pasta was not fresh, and the lobster in the ravioli was masked overwhelmingly... More 

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coopersburg, PA
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time going to this restaurant after 4 years of visiting our child at college. Sorry we didn't find it sooner. We all enjoyed our selections.

Thank mabmak
New Paltz, New York
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50 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

We choose this place based on the good reviews and confidence in their creation of safe (no cross-contamination) gluten free dishes. Our server was not confident in GF safety, but I instructed him to write severe allergy on our order and it worked out fine. Thank goodness! The entrees were very large. The fettuccine Alfredo was tasty, but a little... More 

Thank joyousmedicine
Saint Charles, Illinois
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Ciao is a very pleasant Italian restaurant, the food is good, the service helpful. The one drawback is that they appear to have limited seating for parties larger than four (or six if you have a couple of kids with you). The booths can accommodate four adults comfortably with one exception. If you cram six adults into the booth be... 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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
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?