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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
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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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Ithaca, New York
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Family friendly. Nice bar area. Good pizza that was very tasty. Good wine list and fun place to meet friends.

Thank K S
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are looking for delicious Italian cuisine, look no further than here. Ciao has a great selection of items. My personal favorite is the chicken Parmesan. They have everything from delicious Panini sandwiches to a full dinner menu. There is also a full bar. The prices are very reasonable. A great atmosphere for family, friends or couples.

Thank Flashbang139
Ithaca, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Probably our tenth visit to Ciao which is definitely one of our favorites in Ithaca. This time my wife had the Lasagna (not bad) and I had the very good Chicken Marsala. The kid's dishes are also very decent in both flavor and size.

Thank yoavbaum
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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112 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We met friends from Ontario in Ithaca (as a halfway meeting place). Ciao was selected online and everyone was pleased with their food choices. Good varied menu.

Thank Philip M
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a pleasant surprise, my wife and I ventured out on a snowy Ithaca weeknight. Great service, super variety at a very fair price.

Thank mberg56
Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We stopped in for pizza on a Saturday at lunch. The menu looked really good but we settled on the pizza - we gave our order and waited... and waited... and waited - 30 minutes in we asked about the pizza, we could see the pizza over and all we could see was the pizza chef on his phone. After... More 

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

Dear Sean D, We deeply apologize to you and your family for having such a bad experience with us that afternoon. This certainly is not typical for us, and we would hope that you would give us another chance to make it right. If you could, please email me directly at info@ciaoithaca.com so we can discuss your experience further. Thank... More 

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 December 2016

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

Dear Bostonienne, Thank you for choosing Ciao!, and for your high remarks of our restaurant. Sunday Pasta Night is very popular and it creates a great meeting place for everyone. We hope to see you again next time you are in town! Thank you, Bill Oechslin Manager More 

Patterson, New York
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

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

Dear JFs-thoughts, Thank you for coming in and trying some of our dishes. We hope that next time you could try some of the wood-fired pizzas, they come highly recommended. The server could also guide you to some of our most popular dishes and pizzas. Thank you again for dining with us and maybe we will see you back at... More 

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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 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 7 November 2016 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 

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?