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Ciao Italia Casual Italian

5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
+1 941-383-0010
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“pizza” (107 reviews)
“meatballs” (8 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Dined on a Wednesday at 6pm. Early bird just finished so the place was busy but emptying out. The staff seemed rushed but efficient. The restaurant is small with indoor & outdoor seating. The menu has all the typical Italian fare as well as pizza,...More

Thank Debra C
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Very small looks like family owned quaint restaurant. The portions are huge so we shared. The kitchen split for us without any issues or trying to change for splitting. I hate it when restaurants do that!! We had a seafood pasta. My granddaughter loved hers...More

Thank Gayle L
Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We have dined at Ciao Italia on several occasions over the past few years. We have always enjoyed our meals. The last two visits we had the lasagna and it was delicious. Service has always been very good. We will be back.

Thank Cathy M
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The food is really terrible here. A much better m one is to go to Publix and buy prepared food and take it home. I am not saying that the Publix food is great, but it is decent. This food is not.

Thank kneel126
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Service & food wonderful! Here in Longboat Key on vacation. If we ever come back, we will definitely eat here again!!!

Thank Liz T
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly people, great food!! Fast service. Nice atmosphere. Take out is Asgood as eating there.

Thank gary s
Reviewed 26 April 2016

For our last night on Longboat Key, with no food in the house, it was decided to have pizza. We had never been to Ciao and had heard mixed reviews. We sat on the patio for one last al fresco dinner. We were there around...More

1  Thank Judy A
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Somewhat small and tucked away, this little Italian restaurant also has 4 or 5 outdoor tables ,no fancy view but nice homey food . I especially like their eggplant as it is not breaded but just an egg wash before it is cooked and baked...More

1  Thank OMALILY
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

We decided to try something new. The food was so so. Our son got meatballs and they clearly had been refrigerated and we're just barely warm. The chicken piccata was low on flavor. The pepperoni pizza was good. For the $, you might find something...More

Thank Eric T
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Family trip with four teenagers. Didn't have gluten free options besides salad. Ended up asking for chicken in olive oil and garlic. Husband had calamari and pizza blanco with anchovies and capers. Liked both. Girls had tortellini carbonara and a cheese pizza. Son had spaghetti...More

Thank thebevste
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr, Longboat Key, FL 34228-2070
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Longboat Key
  • Phone Number: +1 941-383-0010
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