We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
823 SE 47th Ter, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9004
+1 239-471-0033
Website
Today
17:00 - 20:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 20:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

774 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 740: English reviews
Cape Coral, Florida
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It had been quite a while since we had last dined at Ciao. Recently, my wife and I along with some friends had dinner and drinks, both the service and the food were great. The owner stopped to check on us and visited with many other tables. We will be back soon.

Helpful?
Thank gchayes
london, england
Level Contributor
47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a small place and the owner is very friendly and sat and had a chat with us which was a lovely touch as was the wall of photos of family and friends - gives a good vibe of a homely feel. We had lobster raviolli, calamari and then some pizzas. The lobster raviolli had no seafood taste, the... More 

Helpful?
Thank blakeholiday
Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

blakeholiday, Thanks for joining us while on vacation...as always we take pride in creating an amazing dining experience I'm so glad that you enjoyed! Next time bring in a family photo, and we'll find a special place for it on our family wall. Ciao Jill & the boys More 

1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this restaurant while on vacation with a local couple who had heard good things. Authentic Italian feel and excellent menu selection. Owner/Chef Jill came by to greet us as she did with all of her guests. Our waiter was knowledgeable regarding the menu and wine selection. Most importantly the food was excellent in taste and presentation. Highly recommend it.

Helpful?
Thank Anne R
Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Anne R., I guess my next question is....when's your next vacation? lol Thank you so much for enjoying your Italian cuisine prepared with using generations of my families recipes, and our house ingredient, "LOVE"! My father would say,"All you need is LOVE ❤️ and deep affection" and nothing else matters! To this day I often ask myself "what made me... More 

Bristol, Connecticut
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our party of six continued our search for good Italian food in the Fort Myers area last night. I'm happy to report that we found a real gem on Cape Coral at Ciao! A small and unassuming establishment, Ciao excelled in every area. We had a reservation and were seated promptly. Our waiter Toby was very attentive and friendly. We... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Jay6803
Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Jay6803, I remember the original phone call from a man named Jack, asking about making a reservation....with larger parties I said it's easier to accommodate if we know ahead of time, more than 8 people, but we don't take a formal reservation. He asked a few more questions...and I said,"looking forward to having you join our family." And now I... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We eat at Ciao's regularly. This is our favorite Italian restaurant, but the menu is varied. Love the atmosphere and that Jill, the chef and owner, always visits with her guests. The food is superb, the wine list is more than great, and the specials are varied and so tempting. Never boring. The mushroom soup is a must for me... More 

Helpful?
Thank Nancey1966
Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

Nancey1996, I just LOVE ❤️ looking to see if we've received any new reviews (hopefully good ones, lol) and truly love reading them in their entirety, sitting back, smiling...and thinking to myself how blessed we truly are. I know I've shared this before, and said it a million times, " Each and everyday I hope to make my Mom proud... More 

Elgin, Illinois
Level Contributor
16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This small little place has excellent food and service. We had the pizza, bourbon barbecue wings and a turnover filled with ice cream and covered in blueberries. The sauce on the wings was tremendous and really tasted of bourbon. Pizza reminded me of italy. The desert was omg good. It's a small place so you might have to wait for... More 

Helpful?
Thank James I
Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

James I, I like to think of Ciao, my Italian Trattoria, as the little place on 47th Terrace, that might be little on the outside, but has the biggest heart ❤️ on the inside! For that we are truly blessed. Thank you for joining our family, but most of all for sharing in the family, LOVE! It was our pleasure... More 

Cape Coral, Florida
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Italian food in Cape Coral. You're transported back to Brooklyn. Take advantage of the daily specials. Fresh delicious and authentic! And if your lucky, you'll get a visit from the owner and chef. She'll treat you like famiglia! ( family )

Helpful?
1 Thank MartafruitT
Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

MartafruitT, As the owner/chef, once you walk through our doors, you are family! And truly that's exactly how we feel about it! Momma said, " If you cook with LOVE ❤️, they will forever feel the LOVE ❤️!" So thank you, mission accomplished! See you soon! Ciao! Jill & the boys! More 

East St Paul
Level Contributor
20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife is in hog heaven. First, shoes from Dillard's (Fort Myers), then wood fired pizza from Ciao in Cape Coral. We vowed after our first visit in 2016 that we would return. We talked about returning while on our flight from Winnipeg Canada to Florida. It proved to be a good plan. Appetizers were a small Caesar salad and... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank GTWBoss302
Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

GTWBoss302, I don't even know where to start. As Ciao was our first restaurant ever, we have learned several lesson along the way...now that we're almost 7 yrs in the business. And rarely do I ever become speachless, as truly what we have achieved is what I call " a labor of LOVE ❤️!" So thank you for enjoying, but... More 

Buffalo, New York
Level Contributor
66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here because of reviews. Was told there was a wait-- inquired about ordering a drink and was greeted with aggression. Waiting area / outside tables not clean. Did't take us long to figure out this was not where we wished to dine!

Helpful?
Thank BuffaloTraveler23
Jill725leo, Manager at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

BuffaloTraveler23, Truly it's too bad that you didn't have the patients to wait for an unforgettable dining experience, while at Ciao. Unfortunately you joined us on a Saturday evening, on a Cape Coral Bike Night event when's there's 10,000 - 15,000 people walking the streets and dining. And yes during these events with the amount individuals "you" will need to... More 

Kemptville, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Jill, her family and her staff made this experience the best ever. The next best thing to being in Italy. Small, quaint, authentic atmosphere with freshness in abundance. Food was outstanding and worth waiting for. Jill will sit down and chat with you and all the guests which truly makes it wonderful. Thanks Jill!

Helpful?
Thank debjj55
Jill725leo, Owner at Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria, responded to this review

debjj55, Thank you so much for joining us for a true Italian dining experience, truly about the love of food & family! while serving our patrons old world cuisine from generations of my families recipes. It is a pleasure to share what we love ❤️ most, and that is "sharing the LOVE" as truly that's what it's all about! See... More 

Travellers who viewed Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria also viewed

Cape Coral, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Cape Coral, Southwest Gulf Coast
Cape Coral, Southwest Gulf Coast
 
Cape Coral, Southwest Gulf Coast
Cape Coral, Southwest Gulf Coast
 

Been to Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$38
Cuisine
Seafood, Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Free Wifi, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Tuesday
17:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 20:30
Thursday
17:00 - 20:30
Friday
17:00 - 20:30
Saturday
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 823 SE 47th Ter, Cape Coral, FL 33904-9004
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Cape Coral
  • Phone Number: +1 239-471-0033
Description
"Come Feel the LOVE" Italian Trattoria. Who are we? Housed in a replica of a 1920's NYC store front, Ciao features authentic Neapolitan pizza made with imported "00" Caputo flour, San Marzano tomato and fresh made mozzarella daily prepared in an authentic 800 degree wood burning oven. We also specialize in freshly prepared Italian dinner dishes, seafood, chicken & veal, fresh catch and home of the 7 Layers of Love" ( our house Lasagna) as well as homemade desserts, cappuccino, large imported wine selection & micro brews. Outdoor dining al fresco on the streetfront patio is unique. We carry a large winesj & micro beer selection, wine lover? Ask about "Our Stash" high end wine cabinet. See you soon Ciao! Jill & the family

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Fort Myers, Florida
4 months ago
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
over a year ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Ciao Wood Fired Pizza and Trattoria staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?