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“Lovely atmosphere”
Review of Ciao - CLOSED

Ciao
Price range: $27 - $60
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: This vibrant restaurant in the Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth is always bustling with a dynamic and diverse crowd. Ciao has become a favourite with locals for its unpretentious Italian fare and chic cafeteria style. With energetic red walls, brown leather banquettes and tiled floors, the dining room is welcoming and the staff are super-friendly. Best known for their menu of traditional pizzas and pastas, Ciao also offers a range of delicious salads and meat dishes. We love the honey and lemon chicken salad; the spaghetti con gamberetti ��� spaghetti topped with prawns, scallops, rocket and fresh herbs in a tangy chilli lemon sauce; and the tasty oven-baked peppers stuffed with lentils, cannelloni beans, red onion, spinach and rosemary.
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely atmosphere”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

We ate here on a Sunday evening when everywhere seemed exceptionally quiet. It stands out amongst all the other reataurants and cafes on the street as having a great atmosphere with tasteful understated decor and ambient music playing in the background. It's a shame there were only four couples dining as the food and service were excellent and very reasonable. Would definitely recommend a visit and would go there again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Jude390
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  • English first
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English first
Christchurch, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Good little bistro”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

I had a quick lunch here with two friends. It's just outside the main shopping streets, on a long hill street of bars, restaurants and offices, but only a few minutes walk from the town centre. Service was quick and friendly, and the food was good at reasonable prices.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank dlc1980
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Lovely little Italian !”
Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Went here on a rainy Tuesday over spring bank half term 4 adults 4 kids. Made to feel welcome food great and not bad priced at all . Staff very friendly and attentive . Lovely little place well worth a visit whilst in Bournemouth .

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank mishyloo
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Sheffield
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54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
Reviewed May 14, 2013

Dined here with my wife on a very wet Saturday evening in April. We were made very welcome in this lovely restaurant. All the staff were great and so was the food. My wife has an intolerence to certain ingredients and the restaurant was very happy to allow us to make some adjustments to their menu. Thank you for this - much appreciated. So, for the quality of the good and the quality of the service I would certainly recommend Ciao.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank OldScarborian
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
“Very friendly service with a smile”
Reviewed May 11, 2013

Went with my wife and 2 other couples on a tablepouncer deal. The service was excellent and the waitress was very friendly and made you feel at home. The starters were lovely,and the mains were really nice. we got there at 7pm and didnt leave until 11.20pm, we had a great night. the place wasnt very busy which was a shame as the food and service were brilliant. anyone that likes good food should try Ciao.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Petertree
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