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“Ciao - best Italian in Cape Coral”

Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria
Ranked #3 of 422 Restaurants in Cape Coral
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $38
Cuisines: Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
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Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: "Come Feel the LOVE" Italian Trattoria. Who are we? Housed in a replica of a 1920's NYC store front, Ciao features authentic Neapolitan pizza made with imported "00" Caputo flour, San Marzano tomato and fresh made mozzarella daily prepared in an authentic 800 degree wood burning oven. We also specialize in freshly prepared Italian dinner dishes, seafood, chicken & veal, fresh catch and home of the 7 Layers of Love" ( our house Lasagna) as well as homemade desserts, cappuccino, large imported wine selection & micro brews. Outdoor dining al fresco on the streetfront patio is unique. We carry a large winesj & micro beer selection, wine lover? Ask about "Our Stash" high end wine cabinet. See you soon Ciao! Jill & the family
Chicago, Illinois
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“Ciao - best Italian in Cape Coral”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

This restaurant is a must do! Great tiny neighborhood place with wonderful Italian food and wine. Great staff made us feel like we were in "mamma's kitchen". The chef, or as she would rather be called "a kitchen cook" is so friendly and warm that we were immediately made to feel at home. Wonderful dinner...we tried to talk her into coming back to Chicago with us to open a restaurant. If we thought she was worth Chicago that says it all.

  • Visited February 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
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“Wonderful food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Terrific food. Everything in our meal was fantastic. Soup was homemade. Scallops were perfect. Pizza was delicious. Would go again.

  • Visited March 2013
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Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
“GO FEEL THE LOVE!!! Best Meal We Ever Ate.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

5 of us went to Ciao after looking for a good Italian place to eat at. We got there just as they opened up at 5 P.M. and were immediately greeted by a very friendly wait staff and then shortly after that the owner/chef Jill came over and said hi to us. She also talked to us about the dishes, the specials, how each were made and a little bit of her backstory. Between the 5 of us, we sampled a few appetizers, and desserts as well as our entrees. To say that the food was outstanding would be a large understatement. For the price, atmosphere and service we received I would have expected to pay twice as much as what we did for our meals. In particular though the standouts were the Veal Parmesan, Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse and the Stuffed Mushrooms, which were easily the best that any of us had ever eaten and should be award winning if they are not already. With all the other food being 5 stars and top notch. All of Chef Jill's food is made from scratch from recipes passed down to her from her family. In short we cannot recommend Ciao enough!!!

  • Visited February 2013
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Ventnor City, New Jersey
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“Best Kept Secret on the Cape”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Went there last nite with friends and had a great dinner. Been there many times and love it. Food is fantastic, server great and the owner Jill makes the restaurant. As a restaurant owner myself, couldn't ask for a better dinner. Keep doing what ur doing.

  • Visited February 2013
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Montville, New Jersey, United States
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“Still thinking of my meal!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

On our very short weekend trip to the area we were told to eat at ciao's...a warm cozy little restaurant with owners to match!!!
Every dish that was ordered was delicious & my chicken marsala was the best i've ever tasted...still talking about it!! Tried to get Jill to pass along the recipe but unsuccessful! The staf was great &Jill walks around treating everyone as as a friend!
This is definitely my first stop on my next trip down!!

  • Visited January 2013
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