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“Take Chef's salt shaker away”

Trattoria Ciao Italia
Ranked #142 of 584 Restaurants in Oaxaca
Price range: US$2 - US$10
Description: Located nearby downton oaxaca,casual envioriment,dishes made at the moment, quality, service and price.
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Description: Located nearby downton oaxaca,casual envioriment,dishes made at the moment, quality, service and price.
Reviewed 14 March 2018

I read the few reviews here, which were not raves, but I wanted Italian, and it was close by.

1st off, I was not in the mood for Pizza, Had I been, the review may read differently. They looked beautiful, with nearly paper thin crust, cooked in a wood oven. They looked like winners.

SOmeone else mentioned that the tables and chairs are cheap. Plastic folding tables and chairs like the spaghetti dinner at the school fundraiser. The setting however id very pleasant,

As another writer mentioned, the service was Perfect. Not a complaint to be found with the service.

Bruscetta: The toppings were ok, not as flavorful as other recents, but just fine. The bread however was horrible. I love bread. I freshly toasted piece of fresh bread is a wonderful thing. This was too thin, and definately more than a day old. When I bit in, it shattered. I ate the tomatoes with a fork and left the bread. Sad.

Tuscan soup. I have had several versions in restaurants and have always enjoyed it. Usually chunks of potatoes, and sausage, or beef, This average size bowl, had approximately 1.5 fluid ounces of solids in it. It was more of a consomme, than a soup. A bit of tomato sauce as a base and A LOT OF SALT. I couldn't eat it. Oddly, as it sat there, it seperated into layers. Tomato at the bottom, and clear liquid at the top. I tasted the top and it tasted like the ocean. Way salty, but since when does soup seperate (other than very fatty, which this was not). ICK.

Fussili and Champiñón s: Pasta with cream sauce and mushrooms. This was the best of the lot, and I ate almost all of it. It too was salty, but that sometimes happens with a bunch of Parmesan cheese, as this had. If I had had only this one dish, my complaint would have been that it was a bit salty, and left it at that.

The place has good bones, but needs a lot of work in the kitchen from my only experience. I wish them luck and hope they take this criticism constructively.

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Thank NicMant
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Reviewed 20 December 2017

We ate lunch here twice after two busy mornings at the Central de Abastos ordering furniture. It was so late in the afternoon (4:00) that we knew our favorite places would have run out of the daily specials so we decided to take a chance on Ciao Italia. There are outside tables set back from the busy street. The lunch price is very reasonable. There are 2 soup choices, 3 plato fuerte choices, and the agua is interesting. I liked the pizza one visit and the pollo parmesana on another day, both accompanied by salads. The ensalada Mediterraneano was really nice, with small bits of goat cheese and dried cranberries. Desert was pretty basic. Our waiter was very warm and attentive. It's a decent place to stop in to have a quick, serviceable lunch.

Thank bmillerOaxaca
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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

While the food might be considered good, this place , specially at night is cold and drafty and the flimsy plastic chairs do not help. Relatively high prices for such an uninviting place do not make up for at least a reasonable value proposition.

Thank pitylia
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

A great find! Just a block from the main square and it's good food at a reasonable price. Newly opened- good service & excellent value!

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Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile
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