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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 good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
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1 - 10 of 333 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Went here for lunch with 2 teenagers and we were really pleasantly surprised. The 8 inch pizza and salad combo was a great value. The restaurant was crowded but with ample seating. Our waiter was attentive and the service was good. The best part -...More

Thank Memmett
Reviewed 10 December 2017

The food is good. The service is above average. I come here most often for lunch to meet a friend or business associate. The Executive lunch is a great value. I recommend getting it with the minestrone soup. It's very good. They definitely cater to...More

Thank lindavanap
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Lindavanap, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We love hearing that our customers enjoy coming to our restaurant and want to spread the word of their experiences. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Bill Oechslin Manager

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Good food, quick service, especially given how busy they were. Staff were very friendly. We were up by the bar which was nice, and a bit quieter as we had a booth.

Thank Laura W
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Dear Laura W., Thank you for spending the time to give us a review. We are glad you experience was enjoyable, and hope to see you again ! Happy Holiday's from Ciao !

Reviewed 29 November 2017

The food was quite tasty and the service was excellent. But it is just too noisy a restaurant. There were just two of us, but we couldn't carry on a conversation.More

Thank apple094
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Apple094, Thank you for dining with us and sharing about your experience. We do understand about the noise level, and are talking about what we can do for that. We hope to see you again soon, and hopefully it won't be as noisy. Thank...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Big portions of tasty Italian specialties. Our server was excellent. A real find in the Northeast section of Ithaca.More

Thank denise g
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Denise G, Thank you for spreading the word about our portion sizes and service. We couldn't be as successful as we are without the word of mouth advertising from people such as yourself. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch. Place is clean and nicely decorated. The zucchini/calamari appetizer was very good but the highlight of lunch was the order of wood fired wings. The wings were perfectly cooked....crisp on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside. I was too...More

Thank Scrapbooker8398
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you so much scrapbooker8398 to take the time to place a review. I'm glad you and your son had a good experience, We too hope you get here again ! Please make a point to say hello.

Reviewed 16 October 2017

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
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear Susan, We are very glad that you decided to give us a tray after being recommended to you. Word of mouth advertising is the best for! Please stop by if you are in the area again. Cheers, Bill Oechslin Manager

Reviewed 11 October 2017 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
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear Tiffany, You picked some of our top selling dishes and it seems they were a hit with you as well! We also love to dip the pizza crust into the herb oil, but here's a hint from me, I also like to add a...More

Reviewed 11 October 2017 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
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear TrishDNY, Thank you very much for wanting to share some of your favorite dishes with everyone. Thank you for taking the time to go online and spread the good word about us. Cheers, Bill Oechslin Manager

Reviewed 10 October 2017 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
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2017

Dear Shorethinglo, Thank you very much for writing a review of your experience with us. We love to hear great praises about our food and service. We hope to see you again soon for dining in or takeout. Thank you, Bill Oechslin Manager

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barblex897
10 April 2016|
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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).
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Jkarp12
28 August 2015|
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Response from CarmD59 | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain. I was a patron and did not use Amex.
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Kevin B
27 August 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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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