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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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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
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Reviewed 5 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 1 week ago 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 4 days ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We had many people tell us to go here for Italian food, so we have it a try. First off, don't get appetizers unless you want a lot of leftovers. The Chicken Parmigiana was so big, couldn't even try the spaghetti. We had a cheese...More

Thank timteresa0
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Timteresa), Thank you so much for dining with us and for writing about your experience. It makes us very happy when guests such as yourself leave with a great impression of our restaurant. Our staff will be excited to hear that you had such...More

Reviewed 28 June 2017

We were visiting Cornell and searched best places to eat in the area. Had Ciao on the list. Got a table easy around 2000hrs I think, and the place did fill up. We had a table next to us were we noticed the Yuge! portions....More

1  Thank hipposcuba
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Hipposcuba, Thank you very much for choosing to dine with us. We love hearing about our customer's first time dining with us. Our staff is always trying to create a great impression with our guests. Hope to see you and your family again in...More

Reviewed 27 June 2017

Stopped in for a drink and a margarita pizza, which was excellent. For some reason the place was packed on a Monday night, but we were able to get a spot at the bar for our 20 minute wait.

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

Dear Kzoowork, Thank you very much for stopping in and checking us out and sharing your experience with us. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon! Cheers! Bill Oechslin General Manager

Reviewed 5 June 2017

I love eating at ciao! The atmosphere, food and service is always consistently wonderful! The salads, home made dressing, and gluten free pizza bring me in time and time again!

1  Thank gmariefx
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Dear Gmariefx, Thank you very much for being such a big fan of ours. Comments such as yours makes our staff strive to work harder every day. Thank you again, and we hope to see you again soon! 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
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
  • E-mail
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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