CIAO BELLA is a wonderful Italian restaurant in a deserted shopping area.
The location is right on and off Rt 2. IF you live in the area or are making a trip o the islands, be sure to stop here for lunch or dinner. It is right on rt 53. Follow the sign into the area and around several turns, sign by sign till you find it. It is also near 2 budget hotels should you decided to stay and explore the area.
We stopped in for lunch on our way back from Kelley's Island.
It has an extensive menu with many items homemade.
We tried 2 soups, the white bean and the cream of roasted vegetable. Both were excellent.
We also tried the Frutti di mare and the shrimp pasta. We were not disappointed.
Both were a generous portion with excellent size and quality seafood baked to perfection.
The bread, wonderfully crusty or herb focaccia. The bread is served with an herb oil but
just a request for cheese, brought the waitress shredding fresh parmesan.
The wine list is extensive and they also have Prosseco and a selection of bottled beer.
At lunch, you can order the "pick two". Unlimited homemade soup or salad and a pasta or sandwich from a long list of interesting possibilities. What a deal for quality Italian fare.
There are many more dishes I want to try from this menu. We must return.
I only regret they are not closer to home.
The interior was a little dark for daytime lunch and A/C a little chilly. We ate on the lovely terrace over looking the pond and fountain. The server and hostess were very friendly and aimed to please. This is not your pizza place with a dew pasta dishes, This is a definite full menu Italian
Restaurant. You will not be disappointed.