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Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta

2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
+1 607-257-2233
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (128 reviews)
“arancini” (16 reviews)
“salad” (36 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
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1 - 10 of 327 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were in a hurry but needed a quick lunch. Our hotel recommended this place and we went in hoping we could grab a few slices and eat, however we had to be seated at a table then order. We did tell our waiter we...More

Thank susanbZ123AK
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This spot was delicious! We ate the chicken Alfredo, chicken cordon blue pizza, and a veggie pizza! Everything looked amazing and tasted just as good. The restaurant was busy 30 min wait but I would say normal for a Friday night at peak dinner time....More

Thank Tiffany H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here often and the pizza and other food is really good. It is always busy but worth the wait. Highly recommend the thin crust pizza they serve and my kids like it too!

Thank TrishDNY
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free order of bread and seasoned oil, wood fired wing (something addictive) , Arracinni (loaded with great taste), lemon basil chicken salad (wonderful mixed greens and salad veggies [container 1]), ( lemon grilled chicken with seasonings [container 2]) !!! Good size portions. REALLY fast TAKE...More

Thank shorethinglo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bake chicken wings and clam pizza were really good. Pasta was also good and not expensive, will come again next time.

Thank Janet H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live near Ciao and have been there dozens of times over the past few years. Ciao's business model is built around affordable, high-quality Italian dishes -- essentially, it's like the local version of Olive Garden (but much better). Their brick-ovens pizzas are wonderful, and...More

Thank pollockc
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Pollockc, Thank you very much for being such a loyal patron for us. We wouldn't be as successful without guests such as yourself. We agree with all of your favorite choices on our menu. The Call ahead policy can be a little confusing, especially...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Ciao while visiting Ithaca. We started with Minestrone Soup and a large Antipasto. The Antipasto was large enough to serve 4! Hubby ordered the Shrimp Savona and I had the Penne Capri. Both dishes were delicious. The service was prompt as well.

Thank acphifer
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Acphifer, Thank you for stopping in and taking the time to write such nice things about your experience. We hope to see you again soon! Cheesr! Bill Oechslin Manager

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Passing through Ithica. Found this place on my GPS. Food was excellent had pizza which was perfectly cooked and service was just as good. Would recommend and if every back would return for more

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we greatly appreciate it. We do hope that you return to the area and stop in to see us again. Sincerely, Bill OEchslin Manager

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We love dining at this restaurant. The food is tasty and different from the usual fare we find around here. Wait staff are attentive and pleasant. We always get the chicken wing appetizer and take most of it home! And the bread dip...mmmm.... my favorite!!.....More

Thank tcdc23
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dear Tcdc23, Thank you very much for wanting to share about your experiences and your favorite dishes at Ciao! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Bill Oechslin Manager

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

We are here after a long drive up from NYC. It was after 8pm when we arrived. Got a table straight away. Very friendly and efficient service. Our kids (3&7) were made feel very welcome with crayons and kids menu. We all had pizza. Excellent...More

Thank Munster21
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear Munster21, Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and to write a review for us. We are pleased to hear that you had such a great experience with us. Hopefully you and your family will come back...More

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Questions & Answers
11 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
Response from Judy M | Reviewed this property |
No, it is not a chain restaurant..... However the owner has another restaurant called the Boat Yard (located downtown Ithaca).
29 August 2015|
Response from CarmD59 | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain. I was a patron and did not use Amex.
Kevin B
28 August 2015|
Response from BoatYardGrill | Property representative |
Kevin, Please use our convenient same day phone ahead seating option. You would simple call the day that you want to dine with us, you would place your name on our phone ahead list to reuse your wait time. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-257-2233
  • E-mail
Welcome to Ciao! Ciao! is a casual fine dining, Italian restaurant that invites all ages. We specialize in Italian food with an authentic Tuscan flare. We also offer artisan pizzas that are hand-crafted and cooked to order in our wood-fired oven, which is visible throughout that restaurant. The pizzas and pastas are specially crafted, and everything we serve is made from the highest quality ingredients and is all made in-house. The ambiance and décor has a distinct personality that sets a mood for high-energy fun and entertainment.
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