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“Amazing service and Gluten free pasta on the menu!”
Review of Ciao Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Tampa, Florida
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Amazing service and Gluten free pasta on the menu!”
Reviewed October 24, 2013

I took my family here for dinner. My daughter had the alfredo and loved it. She likes it creamy and thick. My son had lasagna. The portion is to large for him but that just meant more for me. My wife had the gluten free pasta. She felt it was the best gluten free she has had in a restaurant. I had the Gnocci. Delicious! For an app we had the calamari and even my son liked it. Crispy and light. What made the night was the service. From the waiter to the rest of the staff we were never left wanting anything. We sat outside and enjoyed people watching too.

Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Tony W
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Chicago
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“Nice employees here”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

My wife and I stopped by their booth for appetizers at the 2013 Amelia Island Wine Festival. The profits from this event went to a domestic violence charity. The Italian food here is very good. Very nice people here.

  • Visited October 2013
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Amelia Island, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Local Italian Treasure”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

This is a terrific little downtown restaurant owned by the very-friendly Luca and his wife. The food is consistently excellent. Best time to go is during the week when it is a little crowded (and a little less noisy). The front porch is terrific for a relaxed meal watching people walk by.

  • Visited October 2013
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1 Thank Kathy1186
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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125 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great owners and customer svc”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

Food is good, good prices. Need more salad or low calorie options . New location seems to have long waits, very disorganized even if you make a reservation. Very noisy inside, they need some acoustical enhancements.

  • Visited July 2013
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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice Dining Experience”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

In a party of eight, we called in advance for reservations. We arrived a few minutes early and had time for a glass of wine at the bar. The glasses were big and a generous portion of wine was served. The bar atmosphere was cozy and friendly and the bartenders were energetic and very accommodating. We were seated after only a few minutes and felt very comfortable in the nice and well-appointed dining room. There was a vibrancy about it, and the diners all seemed to be enjoying the ambiance. The food was excellent and all 8 of us found something different on the menu to suit our tastes. The waiter was knowledgeable and very accommodating. It was a very nice experience for all of us and we will return when we get back to Fernandina Beach.

  • Visited August 2013
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