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“Great Meal, loud cook”
Review of Ciao Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Meal, loud cook”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

We had not revisited this restaurant under the current ownership or management. It's been several years since we had been on the Island. Food was great, service was excellent and the place very busy. The manager, Shane was very professional with good recommendations. Our server, Duarte was exceptional presenting a true standard of great service. One negative would be the swearing coming out of the kitchen. The staff should not have to tolerate such abuse from what appeared to be the head cook. We would provide our high rating in lieu of this unprofessional behavior coming out of the kitchen, and loudly. Very good food!

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not worth the money”
Reviewed July 9, 2013 via mobile

The food here is average and is very over-priced. The quality was better when they were located off the island.

Visited July 2013
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Winter Springs, Florida, United States
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114 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Ciao! Great food and atmosphere!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

My husband and I had dinner here while in Amelia Island. Service was great even though they were very busy! I had angel hair pesto, which you can have with shrimp or chicken. It was delicioso! Wine list was excellent. Patio seating was available, but we were not early enough to get patio seating.

Visited July 2013
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Brunswick, Georgia
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51 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

We loved this little Italian bistro. Well located, friendly, attentive staff and great authentic Italian pizza (no shredded cheese here). It was awesome.

Visited July 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Excellent dinner!”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

I had dinner with family and friends Saturday July 6, 2103. Though the restaurant was full we were seated on time for our 8:30 reservation. Service was a little slow due to the high volume but we were served efficiently. Dishes were on point from appetizers to dessert. We shared the Cozze Marinara (sauteed mussels) and the Arancini (fried cheese) and both were excellent. I had daily special Seafood Lasagna which was very good and a large portion. Ciao is one of the top ten restaurants in Fernandina and I would highly recommend.

  • Visited July 2013
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