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Ciao Bistro

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302 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4241
+1 904-206-4311
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the best meals that I have ever had in Florida. The Zupa de Pesci was terrific. Joey recomended an excellent half-bottle of Chianti and Darrin provided wonderful service throughout. Their attention to detail was perfect even to bringing water for my dog which they welcomed on the patio.

Thank greeneclifton
Fort Worth, Texas
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Fernadina Beach/Amelia Island. The food is always fresh and tasty and the service is top notch.

Thank texashill
Red Wing, Minnesota
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98 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated immediately and waited with menus in our hand for about 15 minutes. Our server came to the table and asked if our order had been taken, did I order a menu? The drinks came and it was wrong, I ordered a diet coke but got a coke, not a big deal but really? The salads came and... More 

Thank DaveBob713
Paris, France
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328 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is in the heart of the small town on the Main Street. The service was friendly and helpful. The prices were competitive and the food was very good. The atmosphere is very relaxed .

Thank Michael S
Summerfield, North Carolina
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130 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because this is my daughter's favorite restaurant in the area, I was eager to try the food, especially since gluten free is provided. In spite of being off season, there was a wait for a table, and after being seated near the door, there was still not much of an air flow. Several lights overhead needed replacing, and it was... More 

Thank Lynda W
Galena, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Italian Restaurant is right on Centre Street and the outside seating is really nice. Service is attentive but not obtrusive. Their seafood pasta is awesome.

Thank prg455
Rochester, Minnesota
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179 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a quaint Italian restaurant we happened to find when looking for dinner this past week on Amelia Island. The staff was great and we enjoyed the food for the most part. The past my wife had was a bit too salty, but overall everything was good. I would only recommend that they improve upon their beer menu as... More 

Thank epi007
florida pan.
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife, young daughter and I had the pleasure of dining at Ciao Bistro recently. Very nice low-key-luxury ambience, impeccable service and outstanding food. Even the plain ol' lasagna was the best I've ever had. They even prepared an off-menu special meal for my picky 9 year old. This fine restaurant isn't cheap, but it's worth every penny. Highly recommended.

1 Thank cpscan
Seneca, South Carolina
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The food was great , the owner was very special! I am allergic to seafood and they catered to my need to be away from other food. The let us have our dinner without rushing us and we loved that!

Thank Schaafbean
Winter Park, Florida
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We had passed this restaurant while out walking around the city and decided to make a reservation. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the owner, who placed us at a table on the patio. Our waiter was very friendly and patient with us wanting to wait during the course of the night. When asked about specials, he mentioned the smoked... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 302 Centre St, Fernandina Beach, Amelia Island, FL 32034-4241
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Amelia Island  >  Fernandina Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 904-206-4311

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?