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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, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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.

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New Paltz, New York
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Ross S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Chain quality italian but a bit pricy for what you get. Very nice atmosphere and friendly service, but I did not love the food.

Thank BL_LI
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This time I did take out, the food is always great and always ready on time. Ciao is usually packed during dinner time, great atmosphere.

Thank Syed A
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Went for an early dinner on a Friday night and while it was crowded, the food arrived in a timely fashion and was tasty. Our server was very attentive and frequently came to the table to refill drinks. I'll return next time I am in the area.

Thank pghphil
Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We are local and have been eating/drinking at Ciao weekly for about two years. The staff is always friendly and attentive, the food is dependably good (pizza is world class though), its location is very convenient, and its very affordable. Very few Ithaca area restaurants can check those boxes. If you are local and have not been, go; if you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Good food and service. Careful attention to the life threatening peanut and tree nut allergy that my adult son has. Waitress was very smart about this. Not fancy, but pleasant enough.

Thank Noname1Boston
Glen Cove, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

This is the first time I have posted a review about a restaurant. I travel to Ithaca about four times a year. I am a celiac (for about 8 years). I was tired of bad room service and mediocre food. I Googled gluten-free pizza for the fun of it, and I found Ciao. I was eating alone. It seemed crowded... 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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
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?