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“Italian Dining” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ciao Italia Ristorante

Ciao Italia Ristorante
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Ranked #283 of 3,749 Restaurants in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: At Ciao Italia Ristorante you will always be greeted by one of the family members on any given night! Since 1991 Ciao Italia Ristorante, founded by Antonio and Josephine Navarra, has been Orlando finest Italian restaurant The family has established they roots in to the restaurant industry for the last 23 years making Ciao Italia one of the oldest restaurant on the International drive area, and they are dedicated to maintaining the best quality food, impeccable service and attention to every detailSo when do go come in, look forward to sit back, have a good glass of wine and enjoy the Italian ambiance as the family and staff looks upon your every need, and let the Chefs Antonio, share his culinary delights with you!
Yountville, California
1 review
“Italian Dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very nice, fresh food and unpretentious atmosphere in a strip mall which was unexpected. The courteous service was a big plus.

Visited September 2013
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Out of date beer - terrible food!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

I had the lasagne and it tasted like a microwave meal, an expensive microwave meal at that! My partner ordered a bottle of bud - it went out of date 6 months ago! The atmosphere was awful and the staff were a little ignorant. Avoid this place, it's horrible.

  • Visited September 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Good but expensive!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Went here as it was just across from our hotel. We had two courses each and a bottle of house red. Total bill was $110!! Whilst the food was lovely we found this a little steep. Especially since the wine was $35 and gratuity forced on us was $15!! Nonetheless service was faultless, resataurant was nice and like I said food was good

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Victoria2772
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Ormond Beach, Florida, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

We had an enjoyable dinner at Ciao! The atmosphere was excellent, very authentic Italian! We enjoyed our meal, the staff was very attentive, the table settings lovely. We plan to return the next time we are in Orlando.

  • Visited September 2013
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1 Thank Georgia M
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3 reviews
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“Should not call this Italian food”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

My family went there on a Friday night at 7:30. We were greeted by a tall body builder whose shirt was two sizes too small. The restaurant was empty one and a comment to the waiter prompted a half-assed remark, that it was early and more reservations were coming in later. That should have sent us packing. Two other family's arrived later but that was it when we left at 9pm. Anyone calling this food real Italian or great needs a reality check. I have had better Italian food at the Macroni Grill. Bread was ok, Cesar salad was great, but it ended there. Two orders of Rigatoni alla vodka with sausage and an order of chicken Marsala was awful. The vodka sauce looked like ketchup was mixed with heavy cream. No flavor at all no indication that it was even made with tomato sauce. The chicken Marsala was dry overcooked and probably frozen.

Don't waste your time or money.

  • Visited August 2013
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