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Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta

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2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
+1 607-257-2233
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Ulster, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I stopped here on our way back home from Ithaca to PA. I had the pizza which was good. He had a prime rib sandwich which he thought was also good. Would stop again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a terrible meal. Eggplant parm with raw eggplant.... needed another half an hour in the oven. Friend had shrimp scampi with no taste. Literally, they looked like shrimp but had NO taste. This place has gone downhill big time.

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Thank ICakum
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear ICakum, We are very sorry to hear about your dining experience with us. We Definitely want to look into what could have happened when you were here. Please contact me at info@ciaoithaca.com or 607-257-2233. Again, we apologize that you didn't have a good meal or a good experience with us, and hopefully we can try to fix this and... More 

Albany, NY
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234 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Recommended by Marriott Courtyard; did trip advisor review to validate - spot on. There was a wait but it didn't take too long to get a table; served heavy 9oz glass of wine (12.00 so slightly pricey on wine). Meals were all excellent - pizza delicious, calamari on pizza dough good (but more lettuce than calamari by far), ordered linquine... More 

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Thank DenyseAlbany_NY
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear DenyseAlbany_NY, Thank you for taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. Comments such as yours helps with our word of mouth advertising and keeps customers coming to dine with us. We hope that you will stop by next time you are in town! Cheers, Bill Oechslin Manager More 

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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place really nails it - the pizza is delicious and well-priced, and the other pasta options are above-average as well. For the prices, this is an excellent option for dinners both local and visiting. It's in a good location too and has friendly service.

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Thank mnathani
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear MNathani, Thank you for telling everyone about your dining experience with us. Kind words such as yours helps to promote our business to new customers and helps us grow, which we greatly appreciate. We all hope to see you again soon at Ciao! Sincerely, Bill Oechslin Manager More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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102 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ciao (pronounced CHOW) promotes itself for wood-fired pizza and pasta. My friends and I never got past the pasta which was terrific. The food was fresh, not out of cans. The clams (in red sauce) I enjoyed were still in their shells! Good bread. One friend had chicken and another calzone. Everybody was happy.

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Thank MarionPaw
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Marion, Thank you very much for sharing your experience. We are very happy that all of you enjoyed your meals that day, and hopefully next time you get a chance to try our pizzas. We love to hear praise, so thank you for wanting to share with everyone. Sincerely, Bill Oechslin Manager More 

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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been there twice for lunch and the staff are very friendly - service was great and the food was delish!

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Thank Gerry K
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Gerry, Thank you for choosing to dine with us, and for wanting to share your good experiences with everyone. From myself and our staff, we greatly appreciate your praise! We hope that you stop in to see us again soon and that you have an equal or even better dining experience. Sincerely, Bill Oechslin Manager More 

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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here, on a recommendation. The place was packed, and we were still quickly seated. Our service was top notch. The food was delicious! Chicken parm and Penne Capri were both delicious, with large portions. We will definitely be back!

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Thank melissa1679
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Melissa1679, Thank you for taking the time to review us and to spread the word about your experience at Ciao! Great comments such as yours really makes us stand out! Hopefully we will see you both here again soon! Sincerely, Bill Oechslin Manager More 

Staten Island, New York
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487 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I was travelling for work and I rely on my Trip Advisor app to recommend good locations to dine. This came restaurant was highly rated. Upon arrival the parking lot was packed. A good sign. I was able to get a seat at the bar as I was dining alone. A very loud patron on his cell phone next to... More 

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Thank bbbob84
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Bbbob84, Thank you for taking the time to write about us. We are sorry that we missed the mark with your pizza and wings. We do strive to put out great food, but sometimes we do fall short on our promises. We do hope that you give us another try and that you find your pizza to be exceptional... More 

Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Family friendly. Nice bar area. Good pizza that was very tasty. Good wine list and fun place to meet friends.

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Thank K S
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear K S, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We love hearing that our guests enjoyed themselves. Come back to visit us again soon! Cheers! Bill Oechslin Manager More 

Boston
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking for delicious Italian cuisine, look no further than here. Ciao has a great selection of items. My personal favorite is the chicken Parmesan. They have everything from delicious Panini sandwiches to a full dinner menu. There is also a full bar. The prices are very reasonable. A great atmosphere for family, friends or couples.

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Thank Flashbang139
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

Dear Flashbang139, Thank you for promoting our restaurant. The best advertisement we can get is from our satisfied guests. My favorite is also the Chicken Parmesan! Thank you again! Cheers! Bill Oechslin Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?