When we have traveled to italy, I like to play a game with myself. I pit the dishes I order in fine restaurants there against Adele Ciao's versions. Adele always comes out on top. Many chefs have the same Master Chef training, but lack the creativity found at Ciao's. This is no spaghetti and meatballs joint. This is fine cuisine. Many "Italian" dishes Americans enjoy are simply made wrong. They have been homogenized, overseasoned, and buried in cheese until they are unrecognizable as the real dish. So, it is no surprise that some diners do not "get" Ciao's. They are looking for the 30 minute meals version of Italian cuisine which thrives in every city. Angelo handles the wine selections and can always find the perfect wine to compliment our food. There are nice wines in every price range.
The restaurant's owners, Adele and Angelo (she's the boss) have been in the business for a long time and are getting it right.