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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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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Second time visiting this restaurant. First for dinner. Second for lunch. Delicious food. Portions decent. Bread and dipping oil very good. Service good.

Thank LorettaB1971
Reviewed 1 week ago

the food is always tasty and well prepared and the service is friendly and efficient. the only problem i have is how popular it is. i try to get there early (11:30) for lunch or late (after 1;30) so I don't have to wait for...More

Thank chris k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wife and I chose this location on a Sat. evening. The place was very busy and we had to wait approx. 20 mins. for table space. This must be a very good place to eat in Ithaca account the building was packed. Have to agree...More

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brennon was our waiter---very nice, courteous and helpful the wood fired pizza was good , but not as good as I have had elsewhere the atmosphere was clean and cared for prices were reasonable overall pleasant experience

1  Thank Ourjourneyhere
Reviewed 16 January 2018

Went here for lunch with 2 teenagers and we were really pleasantly surprised. The 8 inch pizza and salad combo was a great value. The restaurant was crowded but with ample seating. Our waiter was attentive and the service was good. The best part -...More

Thank Memmett
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Dear Memmett, Thank you very much for dining with us, and for wanting to share about your experience. We love to hear good comments about our food and service. We hope to see you again sometime soon. Cheers, Bill Oechslin Manager

Reviewed 11 December 2017

The food is good. The service is above average. I come here most often for lunch to meet a friend or business associate. The Executive lunch is a great value. I recommend getting it with the minestrone soup. It's very good. They definitely cater to...More

Thank lindavanap
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Lindavanap, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We love hearing that our customers enjoy coming to our restaurant and want to spread the word of their experiences. Hopefully we will see you again soon! Bill Oechslin Manager

Reviewed 9 December 2017

Good food, quick service, especially given how busy they were. Staff were very friendly. We were up by the bar which was nice, and a bit quieter as we had a booth.

Thank Laura W
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 10 December 2017

Dear Laura W., Thank you for spending the time to give us a review. We are glad you experience was enjoyable, and hope to see you again ! Happy Holiday's from Ciao !

Reviewed 29 November 2017

The food was quite tasty and the service was excellent. But it is just too noisy a restaurant. There were just two of us, but we couldn't carry on a conversation.More

Thank apple094
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Apple094, Thank you for dining with us and sharing about your experience. We do understand about the noise level, and are talking about what we can do for that. We hope to see you again soon, and hopefully it won't be as noisy. Thank...More

Reviewed 8 November 2017

Big portions of tasty Italian specialties. Our server was excellent. A real find in the Northeast section of Ithaca.More

Thank denise g
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Denise G, Thank you for spreading the word about our portion sizes and service. We couldn't be as successful as we are without the word of mouth advertising from people such as yourself. Thank you again and we hope to see you again soon....More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch. Place is clean and nicely decorated. The zucchini/calamari appetizer was very good but the highlight of lunch was the order of wood fired wings. The wings were perfectly cooked....crisp on the outside, moist and juicy on the inside. I was too...More

Thank Scrapbooker8398
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Thank you so much scrapbooker8398 to take the time to place a review. I'm glad you and your son had a good experience, We too hope you get here again ! Please make a point to say hello.

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Questions & Answers
11 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).
29 August 2015|
Response from CarmD59 | Reviewed this property |
I am not certain. I was a patron and did not use Amex.
Kevin B
27 August 2015|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 24
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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