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Ciao Italia Casual Italian

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5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-0010
Today
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 16:30 - 22:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

Arrived late on my first night in town. Staff made me feel quite welcome and did not try to rush me. Shrimp were huge and delicious. Place is very cozy and intimate, but laid back.

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Thank Diane N
Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Smaller restaurant with a great menu. We took our seven and four year old there for pizza. We loved the pizza, had a great Caesar salad as well. It is right next door to the lazy lobster. We will do it again next time on LBK. The wait staff was very attentive and did a great job.

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Thank Charles D
Longboat Key, Florida
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21 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Wonderful to have a family owned business doing well by providing a fine consist and food. Highly recommend

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Thank Marty-LBK
Sun City Center, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2015

Italian food was delicious. So much so, that we went back a second night. The portions are very large and we had to take home part of the meal. Very good service, quiet and peaceful.

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Thank daily166bus
Dallas, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2015

The cuisine and prices were mid-range. Our dinners were just so-so, but we would go back and try something different next time.

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

Nice green salad. Entrees were .a cut above high-school cafeteria, but not by much. The wine is cheap plonk. Friendly service and modest prices

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Thank Robert G
NPR, FL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Eggplant parm & eggplant rolantini were both very good. The pizza is good. We've never seen a larger meatball!

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Thank cozmicallygood
Worcester, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

What a wonderful place for early dining. A delicious Italian meal in cute restaurant with plenty of ambiance. I enjoyed the penne pasta with broccoli and they accomodated my request to add grilled chicken. It was delicious. My husband had the veal parmegiana and ate every bit of it. The meals were quite substantial and came with some warm delicious... More 

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Thank Sheila Z
Monticello, Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

Went with friends and kids here for an early dinner on a Monday. It's small which may not play well if you want a quiet dinner for two. Service was very good. Food was good (kids really liked the pizza) but not knock out great. What was really awesome was the portion size, which was huge, especially for a reduced... More 

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Mineola, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

I love to come here every time I come to longboat key. It is a nice, casual little restaurant. The food is always made to perfection and I look forward to coming here during every trip to longboat key. It completely earns a five star review.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 22:00
Monday
16:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 22:00
Thursday
16:30 - 22:00
Friday
16:30 - 22:00
Saturday
16:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0010

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