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“Dinner, Great Service. Dessert Only, Not So Much”

Ciro's Italian Bistro
Ranked #43 of 611 Restaurants in Lancaster
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed September 15, 2013

We have eaten here many times since we are locals. The food is fresh, and the menu is ample and varied. Salads come as a half or whole portion, which is nice. We love their Caesar salad, and we can easily share a half between the two of us. Their wood oven pizzas are delicious with a thin crust and a nice sauce, although don't look for an abundance of toppings. They're a little sparce. I love the chicken parmesan, and there's always enough left over for 1-2 more meals. Their grilled salad with gorgonzola dressing is delicious, although they could grill the lettuce just a little longer. We also love the citrus salad. Hubby often gets the lemon chicken. The gelatos are wonderfully rich and creamy. The waiters are attentive and efficient. However, the only real drawback with this restaurant is that when we go just for dessert (which has happened 3-4 times), the waiters have treated us rather rudely, perhaps because they're not getting as much of a tip? Not sure about that, but with the number of times we've gone for a full meal, we don't feel particularly badly if we only order dessert every once in a while. That said, we will go back since we find this restaurant to be delightful. Make reservations early in the week for a weekend dinner since this place fills up quickly.

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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Recently returned to this excellent Italian restaurant in small shopping village northwest of Lancaster. My veal was tender and plentiful (brought half home), shrimp dish was very good, and fish dinner was average. Mussels were wonderful appetizer, as was soup. Nice selection of delicious Italian ices finish off an enjoyable meal. very friendly service from whole staff.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

When we want good italian food and not a family style restaurant we choose Ciros. The atmosphere is friendly, busy, generally between 6-8PM especially weekends. The interior is modern with choice a table or booth. Recently I had a dinner of Black Sicilian mussels as an appetizer that were spot on and another appetizer, Lollipop lamb chops that were tender and tasty. In between I had a Tuscan salad of mixed greens, dried cherries, candied walnuts, goat cheese coulis with balsamic glaze, perfect. My wife had a marvelous Osso Bucco. A desert of gelato topped off our very good dinner.

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Reviewed August 25, 2013

Love the ambience and the foods not bad either ..... Veal Piccata a favorite of mine, pasta cooked to perfection .Don't pass on the mussels or the meatballs, by all means peruse the awesome menu. Ciao

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

Our neighbors took us here about six months ago. We loved the place. Staff courteous, friendly and knowledgeable about the food and preparation. Make you feel welcomed from the moment you walk in.
Since our first visit we have now been back nine times for both pleasure and business events. Their salads are great and unless yiu are either very hungry or are inly eating the salad, order the half portion. Appetizers are good, especially the calamari, mussels and eggplant rolantini. Pizza is always good. All pasta dishes, from their lasagna, to the penne in a vodka sauce, to the mixed seafood pasta, are excellent. The chicken and veal piccata are delicious as is their Strip steak and Osso Bucco which I just had Tuesday night. Word of caution: they do cook low in salt, which in my case, is a very good thing. Their gelato and desert bar are top notch and all of this at prices that will not break the bank. All portions are HUGE!
I live about a forty minute drive away and Ciro's manages to keep me coming back.
Great job and continued success. You are definitely worth the drive!

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