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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 8 April 2013

We had superb service very attentive yet allowed us space. The food was superb. As I have wheat and dairy allergies they were very good at accommodating my needs and allowing me to mix and match. A wonderful evening!

Thank Lmsimonds
Reviewed 8 April 2013

Visited Ciao on the last night of our Easter short break and we were not disappointed. The cafe style restaurant was very quiet (one other party left soon after we arrived) and we ended up having the restaurant to ourselves but this didn't deter from...More

Thank bigkev01
Reviewed 8 April 2013 via mobile

We went to ciao last minute as I live locally. and have always walked past and thought it looked nice, I am so annoyed I haven't been sooner and have paid over the odds in other local restaurants for food not half as good! Service...More

Thank naomivilla
Reviewed 7 April 2013

My boyfriend and I booked a table at Ciao via tablepouncers online which gave us 50% off the food bill. The waiter was aware of this and we felt that as we were not full paying customers we did not receive full customer service. The...More

Thank Meltem T
Reviewed 7 April 2013

For a Saturday night, Ciao's is unusually quiet. The location: Old Christchurch Road houses a mixture of kebab houses, roadside pizza parlours, stag night venues, strip bars and other less exotic venues, this makes for interesting viewing out of the windows as you observe the...More

Thank Dave_from_the_UK
Reviewed 25 March 2013

Me and my girl friend visited on this Sunday evening and although it was quiet, it was a lovely atmosphere. the music was perfect and the waiter was more than helpful and engaging in conversation but with out being intrusive. He recommended what to have...More

Thank 8dunp12f
Reviewed 15 March 2013

Cannot recommend HIGHLY enough. The food is out of this world, we had tapas and each dish was exceptional in taste and presentation. The staff could not be any more helpful and were very knowledgeable and worked extremely hard to ensure every element of our...More

Thank k836
Reviewed 10 March 2013 via mobile

We ate here whilst on a night visit from Bristol. We had steak for main and lemon cheesecake for dessert, we were both happy with our meal, especially the steak. We thoroughly recommend this restaurant

Thank EmmaQUava
Reviewed 10 March 2013

On the recommendation of Trip Advisor my friend and I visited Ciao for dinner this evening. Unfortunately it was not a pleasant experience. The food was average at best. My starter of goat's cheese on ciabatta was dry therefore not particularly enjoyable. My main course...More

2  Thank ShinyShoes1979
Reviewed 5 March 2013

This is an excellent restaurant serving authentic Italian food with passione! We were staying in bournemouth for only one night and happened to meet a lovely Italian lady who works in House of Fraser (Alessandra). She recommended this restaurant and we are very grateful.

Thank Dino H
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$28 - US$60
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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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