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“Great italian food in beautiful downtown”
Review of Ciao Bistro

Ciao Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Minnesota City, Minnesota
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great italian food in beautiful downtown”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

Seated in outdoor section, right away, under heat lamps at 7pm. Owner is ever present and staff is very attentive. Wear a jacket in the PM if cool and the tables near the sidewalk are a great experience. Ordered three aps, eggplant / tomato, prosciutto, and caprese salad (sp?) - all under $10 each, all excellent. Three of us wound up sharing a pizza and a pasta dish. Complimentary bread is out of this world. Enjoy and ciao'!!!!

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Phil553
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English first
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent, excellent food.”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

It was busy here. I mean slammed, while other businesses nearby were quiet so we tried it. The lasagna was utter perfection and the house chianti was great. Tiramisu was as good as it always is... Hit this place if you can.

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Birmingham, Ala.
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Pretty restaurant. Friendly owner.”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

As soon as you hit the door the owner thanks you for coming and seats you. The restaurant is freshly remodeled and looks nice. It is on the site of another Italian Restaurant that was family run. We were told they retired after thirty years.
The staff was also nice and attentive.
The eggplant parmigiana was very good. The marinara sauce was just ok. Sort of like in a can.
Next time we will try a pizza. They looked very good. Nice and thin.

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1 Thank Twofertheroad
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed March 27, 2013 via mobile

Ciao is a wonderful dining experience. The new location in downtown Fernandina Beach is terrific and very chic. One of the best restaurants on Amelia Island!

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
358 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Hearty Appetite”
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Nice Italian Restaurant in downtown Fernandina Beach. Come with a hearty appetite because the portions are big and tasty. It was very crowded tonight and noisy since the Spring break crowd is in town but our server did an excellent job of making sure everything was just right. We ordered chicken Parmesan, eggplant Parmesan, pasta with seafood, and the pork Milanese. We all enjoyed our meals.

  • Visited March 2013
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1 Thank Pchee72
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