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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
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Boston area
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our hotel recommended this restaurant for a casual family dinner spot. When we arrived we found out it was Sunday Pasta Night, with a prix fixe $9.95 menu. You choose a pasta, a sauce and a meat, plus it comes with a nice salad. The portions are huge and everything was delicious. I noticed that there were some large family... More 

Thank bostonienne
Patterson, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We decided to try the pasta dishes instead of the pizza. The lasagna was okay. Nothing special, but not bad. The atmosphere was pleasant, not too loud, but still a good mix of diners of all ages. Ciao would be our first choice for pasta, but we should go back and try their pizza.

Thank JFs_thoughts
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was incredible. Prices are reasonable as well. We went during our lunch break and it was good service but great food!

Thank Brianna C
Austin, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved their food and bartenders are the best. Try multiple specials and you won't be disappointed

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

Dear Mike, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. We are very glad you had a great experience with us, and that you wanted to share that with everyone. We are biased, but we agree, we have some of the best bar staff around, so thank you for pointing that out. They will be very... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Step above a pizza chain with great tasting pizza and good beer selection. The place was full and had a 30 minute wait for a table on Friday night. Good family dining and good value. We had a pizza with a few small appetizer salads and all was very good. Would recommend for families or anyone in search of a... More 

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

Dear Valuinvst, Thank you for stopping by to try our pizza. We appreciate your kind words about our food and the staff. I will be sure to let them all know about your review. Stop in again next time you are in the area. Cheers! Bill Oechslin Manager More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for gluten free place and saw this on yelp! Read the reviews and they were spot on! Food was good , service was very good. Great place to go! Pizza is so good you will want more !

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

Dear John, Thank you so much for coming in and dining with us. All of our staff takes all allergies very seriously, especially a gluten allergy. We have invested a lot into our meals and training to become a popular place where someone with celiac disease can dine with ease. Thank you for choosing Ciao!, and hopefully we will see... More 

Mount Sinai, New York, United States
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Only waited about 10 minutes for a table on a Friday night. Food was excellent. My 1 meal was enough food to enjoy leftovers two times! Good service. Readonable prices.

Thank LorettaB1971
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this review

LorettaB1971, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience with everyone, that is the best advertising we can get. We hope to see you again soon. Bill Oechslin General Manager More 

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111 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The food was pretty good, but the service was great! Standard Caesar salad and a pizza. One local beer on tap, should attempt to get a few more.

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

AmyandAndrew, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience. I will surely let our staff know how happy you were and that you shared that with everyone. We will certainly look into the options for more local beers, but unfortunately we don't have a lot of space for storage, so that is tough for us, but always... More 

Middletown, New York
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We frequent Ciao quite often. The food is always good, waitresses and waiters are always kind and very attentive. We haven't had a bad experience yet. The prices are a little high, but you pay for what you get, and that's excellent food and large portion sizes. It's a must to if your in the area.

Thank lsliecrss
Syracuse, New York
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We enjoyed a Friday night dinner and Saturday lunch in the middle of Cornell's Parents Weekend. Ciao's was up to the challenge. Although there was a wait, the staff handled the crowd with aplomb. And the food was great! I've never had better wood fired pizza and the eggplant entry and cod special were tasty and nicely presented. Highly recommended.

Thank dlh52

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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
Average prices
US$12 - US$24
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?