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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • 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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Reviewed 1 week ago

I live near Ciao and have been there dozens of times over the past few years. Ciao's business model is built around affordable, high-quality Italian dishes -- essentially, it's like the local version of Olive Garden (but much better). Their brick-ovens pizzas are wonderful, and...More

Thank pollockc
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Pollockc, Thank you very much for being such a loyal patron for us. We wouldn't be as successful without guests such as yourself. We agree with all of your favorite choices on our menu. The Call ahead policy can be a little confusing, especially...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at Ciao while visiting Ithaca. We started with Minestrone Soup and a large Antipasto. The Antipasto was large enough to serve 4! Hubby ordered the Shrimp Savona and I had the Penne Capri. Both dishes were delicious. The service was prompt as well.

Thank acphifer
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Acphifer, Thank you for stopping in and taking the time to write such nice things about your experience. We hope to see you again soon! Cheesr! Bill Oechslin Manager

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Passing through Ithica. Found this place on my GPS. Food was excellent had pizza which was perfectly cooked and service was just as good. Would recommend and if every back would return for more

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CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we greatly appreciate it. We do hope that you return to the area and stop in to see us again. Sincerely, Bill OEchslin Manager

Reviewed 18 August 2017

We love dining at this restaurant. The food is tasty and different from the usual fare we find around here. Wait staff are attentive and pleasant. We always get the chicken wing appetizer and take most of it home! And the bread dip...mmmm.... my favorite!!.....More

Thank tcdc23
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2017

Dear Tcdc23, Thank you very much for wanting to share about your experiences and your favorite dishes at Ciao! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Bill Oechslin Manager

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

We are here after a long drive up from NYC. It was after 8pm when we arrived. Got a table straight away. Very friendly and efficient service. Our kids (3&7) were made feel very welcome with crayons and kids menu. We all had pizza. Excellent...More

Thank Munster21
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear Munster21, Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and to write a review for us. We are pleased to hear that you had such a great experience with us. Hopefully you and your family will come back...More

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

OMG! Yummy! Ciao was recommended by our hotel, and boy were they right. Great restaurant, great atmosphere, and great food. The portions are big. I will definitely go back when I'm in the area.

Thank Markell38
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear Markell38, Thank you very much. We do hope you join us again! Sincerely, Bill Oechslin Manager

Reviewed 3 August 2017

We went for the Sunday pasta deal. The pomodoro sauce was excellent and the pasta was good. Caesar salad was bland so if I go back I'll get the garden salad. Bread was delicious. Price can't be beat. The waitress was courteous and efficient but...More

Thank BostonMumu
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Dear BostonMumu, We are very sorry to hear that your service was not as friendly as you should have received. However, we are glad that you enjoyed your meal and that you would like to join us again. Please stop in the next time you...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Dinner out while visiting family members in Ithaca the hotel clerk suggested Caio.located 1 mile away from our hotel we decided to dine here.Saturday I am pretty busy we entered gave the hostess our name and will soon see that after maybe five minutes. The...More

Thank Ghana5
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Dear Ghana5, Thank you for taking the time to share about your experience with us. We have a great relationship with the neighboring hotels that recommend us, so we are very glad that we delivered on their expectations for you. We have a lot of...More

Reviewed 23 July 2017

This Italian restaurant is definitely that. The pasta and sauce I had was delicious! If you go on a Sunday, there's a special $10 deal where you get a salad and a pasta and meat for that price. It's a good deal and I took...More

Thank sportslover9898
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Dear Sportslover9898, Thank you for taking the drive down to Ithaca and stopping in to visit with us. We love when people such as yourself takes the time to share about their experience. Our staff takes great pride in doing a great job to elevate...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017

Good space, comfortable tables/booths. Interesting menu. We were there post lunch hour rush, so had the server's undivided attention. Wood fired oven, good pasta as well.

Thank Cosmosfabrica
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2017

Dear Cosmosfabrica, Thank you for taking the time our of your busy trip to visit us at Ciao! We are glad to hear that you had a great experience. Hopefully you can stop by the next time you are in Ithaca. Sincerely, 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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
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
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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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