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“Consistency of Excellence”
Review of Ciao Bistro

Ciao Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed August 12, 2010

Local resident review: I have been a patron of Ciao Bistro since the day it opened. I am amazed how this litlle restaurant has grown into the most popular restaurant in the area - without advertisement, coupons, etc. Quality food and TLC service continues to be everyday fare. A must stop for our tourists who want that non-tourist dining experience.

Thank DrSTORK
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Reviewed August 8, 2010

As a Centurion American Express cardholder we have had the luxury of dining at some of the best restaurants in the world. Ciao Bistro starts with fresh food made from scratch at the restaurant. Your food isn't packaged, microwaved or thawed at a price point that your mother would love. Every dish meets all of your senses with a strong sense of we haven't had this type of cooking very often in today's world of chain retailing. The owner Luca has stayed close to his roots providing superior quality Italian cooking in a conservative dining setting that will allow him to prosper in the good economic times and bad. That's everyone's good news Ciao will continue to provide great service and food for many years to come.....Kim

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Thank Sassy29
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Reviewed August 3, 2010

Once you walk through the front door of this restaurant, the smell tells you this is the real deal! This quaint and fabulous restaurant has the most outstanding italian cuisine. Our family chose to dine here 2 evenings of our 7 day vacation to amelia island--it was that good. We sampled several appetizers which were excellent (caprese salad and caesar salad--yum!) and pasta and meat dishes-all were equally delicious. The desserts are outstanding too! The service was excellent, and we were greeted both evenings by the owner who is quite gracious. It is a short and easy drive off of amelia island and is well worth the visit. You will LOVE this place! I believe reservations are taken too.

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Thank shellseeker077
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Reviewed August 3, 2010

We were welcomed by the owner Luca. He made us feel like we were dining in his own home. Our table started w/ the caprese salad. We had chick. parm, rigatoni/meat balls & another chick./sausage dish (forget the name) & all was excellent. The wine list had some great choices too. We will defin. return to Ciao !

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Thank LUVSTT
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Reviewed August 2, 2010

Like another reviewer, our dining experience at Ciao Bistro was inspired by a tripadvisor review. Although the restaurant is located in a strip mall, you forget that as soon as you walk in the door. The inside of the restaurant is more your small traditional fine dining experience. Like another reviewer, I couldn't imagine sitting outside on the sidewalk. The food was good and the service was outstanding. The only downfall is that it was not very conveniently located and is off island.

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Thank Madison411
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