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144 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1NL, England
+44 1202 555657
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
20 Jan 2014
“Good reliable fare”
13 Dec 2013
“Ciao - Wow !!”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Spanish
144 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1NL, England
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

Have been here a few times. Always reliable. Food can vary a little. Has been exceptional at times and average others. Good value though so always worth going back for a cheap meal out.

Thank Craig P
Reviewed 13 December 2013

Visited early last night so restaurant quiet.This was our 2nd visit & we were warmly greeted by the young waitress.We had booked & mentioned that we wished to use our Tastecard,a note of which had been made by the restaurant so no fuss.Not always the...More

Thank 7Legend
Reviewed 5 November 2013

Really good food (especially recommended for vegetarians), superb service. Menu has a few items from outside of the range of the usual Pizza Express/Zizzi/Ask/Strada-type chains, which was very welcome. Of the 4 restaurants I ate in during my recent Bournemouth stay, this one was the...More

Thank Chris_Farthing
Reviewed 29 October 2013 via mobile

After visiting ciao with friends last week for lunch I decided to return with my parents for my Birthday. From the welcome, additional birthday confetti on the table to the order being taken nothing was to much trouble. The food presentation & taste is 100%...More

Thank TimSeward13
Reviewed 15 October 2013

All our party had really good meals. The chicken and steak dishes were great. The only down side was how quiet it was in there so little atmosphere. Lovely attentive staff.

Thank vicduck
Reviewed 9 October 2013

Had a lovely meal here the other night. To be fair, the resturant wasnt busy so the service we got was maybe a little more attentive than 'normal', but the food really was great. This is a family owned resturant and that really shows with...More

Thank Nismo350z
Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

This was my first time in a Italian restaurant, I loved everything about it. Our table was booked for 7, we turned up 5 minutes early, the manager gave us 2 for 1 starter which ends at 7 o'clock, great start, the starter and main...More

Thank sc00bysteve
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Quite by chance, happened upon this charming restaurant. The service was perfect, our waiter was very new but had beautiful manners.The cocktails were lovely, the chilli prawns and stuffed chicken breast with veg and saute pots was beautifully cooked and seasoned. The wine was just...More

Thank reluctantcamper41
Reviewed 19 September 2013

Really enjoyed this restaurant although the menu not large it catered for a gluten free diet of which we had someone in our party and they were very keen to get that right. Beautifully presented food and good quality. They often have deals, early dining...More

Thank rockjules
Reviewed 10 September 2013

I chose this restaurant as I had been there on a previous visit to Bournemouth. The service wasn't amazing - waited almost an hour for starters but they were worth the wait! However, sadly the main courses weren't that wonderful - my partner had chicken...More

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$27 - US$58
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 144 Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth BH1 1NL, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Dorset  >  Bournemouth
  • Phone Number: +44 1202 555657
  • E-mail
This vibrant restaurant in the Old Christchurch Road in Bournemouth is always bustling with a dynamic and diverse crowd. Ciao has become a favourite with locals for its unpretentious Italian fare and chic cafeteria style. With energetic red walls, brown leather banquettes and tiled floors, the dining room is welcoming and the staff are super-friendly. Best known for their menu of traditional pizzas and pastas, Ciao also offers a range of delicious salads and meat dishes. We love the honey and lemon chicken salad; the spaghetti con gamberetti ��� spaghetti topped with prawns, scallops, rocket and fresh herbs in a tangy chilli lemon sauce; and the tasty oven-baked peppers stuffed with lentils, cannelloni beans, red onion, spinach and rosemary.
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