Ciao is a typical neighborhood Italian restaurant that is open all during the day and into the evening. The menu covers various pizzas, pastas and meat dishes, and each time I have dined there the cooking has been quite good. Vegetables are fresh, pasta is al dente, and seasonings are just right.
Marco, the manager, is a great addition to the atmosphere with his ready smile, a little flirting and attentive service. On a gray Rotterdam day this makes one brighten up.
Prices are moderate, choices are extensive and the atmosphere is most pleasant. After dinner a walk in any direction gives you a chance to enjoy an interesting neighborhood.