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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 21 July 2013

I'm sure we have all read reviews where you get told "there is this little gem of place that seems undiscovered" .... well Ciao is that place in Bournemouth. This is a really great little place for just popping into for lunch, for a relaxed...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank Weeble60
Reviewed 19 July 2013

Our visit was on a firday night for my cousin's hen party. 9 girls out for a meal before a big night ahead. we were booked at 6.30pm but because we travelled from london we got held up and were running late. The resturant did...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank aysens_12
Reviewed 15 July 2013

Firstly, I like to start with the positives- good Italian food for a good price, great if you need a quick meal. However if you are a large group avoid a group of 9 ladies for a hen due we booked this restaurant. Although we...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank Spicyn_2000
Reviewed 14 July 2013

We stumbled upon ciao on Saturday evening. The weather was exceptionally hot, so with a lot of tourists around (including myself) we found a lot of places to eat were fully booked. Ciao seemed relatively quiet and staff were welcoming so we gave it a...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank Kimberley W
Reviewed 12 July 2013

Been in many times, some times with the girlfriend and sometimes with friends, it's a great little bistro that perfectly blurs the lines between a casual tapas experience and fine Italian dining. The food is fantastic, very competitively priced, and service spot on. Great for...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank Tom W
Reviewed 12 July 2013

My mum and I stopped for dinner here after reading good reviews on trip advisor. It was Thursday night and the restaurant was quiet, but still had a nice atmosphere. The menu was varied and prices reasonable. We both love Italian food and thought the...More

Date of visit: July 2013
Thank Samantha_Tayl0r
Reviewed 24 June 2013

We happened upon this bistro by accident having just arrived in Bournemouth for quick stay overnight. What a lucky find the lunchtime menu was excellent £4-95 for small main meal and soft drink in beautiful surroundings I had the pasta with leeks and chilli oil...More

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank Shandylincs
Reviewed 10 June 2013

This is the second time we have eaten at Ciao on a Sunday lunchtime. On the first visit we were impressed with the friendly service and quality of the meal despite initial reservations as we turned up without doing any 'research' and there were only...More

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank Andy D
Reviewed 6 June 2013

It's an OK Italian restaurant, but told me on arrival that all the prices have been reduced! This seems odd when you have read the manu outside and decided to enter! I guess business is not good? Anyway, food fine, prices OK and now cheaper!

Date of visit: May 2013
Thank REJ62
Reviewed 5 June 2013

We ate here on a Sunday evening when everywhere seemed exceptionally quiet. It stands out amongst all the other reataurants and cafes on the street as having a great atmosphere with tasteful understated decor and ambient music playing in the background. It's a shame there...More

Date of visit: June 2013
Thank Jude390
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$27 - US$59
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
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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