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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, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
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1 - 10 of 329 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank denise g
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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.

Reviewed 17 October 2017

We were in a hurry but needed a quick lunch. Our hotel recommended this place and we went in hoping we could grab a few slices and eat, however we had to be seated at a table then order. We did tell our waiter we...More

Thank susanbZ123AK
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Susan, We are very glad that you decided to give us a tray after being recommended to you. Word of mouth advertising is the best for! Please stop by if you are in the area again. Cheers, Bill Oechslin Manager

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This spot was delicious! We ate the chicken Alfredo, chicken cordon blue pizza, and a veggie pizza! Everything looked amazing and tasted just as good. The restaurant was busy 30 min wait but I would say normal for a Friday night at peak dinner time....More

Thank Tiffany H
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Tiffany, You picked some of our top selling dishes and it seems they were a hit with you as well! We also love to dip the pizza crust into the herb oil, but here's a hint from me, I also like to add a...More

Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We go here often and the pizza and other food is really good. It is always busy but worth the wait. Highly recommend the thin crust pizza they serve and my kids like it too!

Thank TrishDNY
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear TrishDNY, Thank you very much for wanting to share some of your favorite dishes with everyone. Thank you for taking the time to go online and spread the good word about us. Cheers, Bill Oechslin Manager

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Free order of bread and seasoned oil, wood fired wing (something addictive) , Arracinni (loaded with great taste), lemon basil chicken salad (wonderful mixed greens and salad veggies [container 1]), ( lemon grilled chicken with seasonings [container 2]) !!! Good size portions. REALLY fast TAKE...More

Thank shorethinglo
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Shorethinglo, Thank you very much for writing a review of your experience with us. We love to hear great praises about our food and service. We hope to see you again soon for dining in or takeout. Thank you, Bill Oechslin Manager

Reviewed 28 September 2017

The bake chicken wings and clam pizza were really good. Pasta was also good and not expensive, will come again next time.

Thank Janet H
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JanetH, It sounds like you have a new favorite spot to dine in Ithaca, and we couldn't be happier to hear that. Thank you for taking the time to tell everyone what your favorite dishes are. Sincerely, Bill Oechslin

Reviewed 16 September 2017

I live near Ciao and have been there dozens of times over the past few years. Ciao's business model is built around affordable, high-quality Italian dishes -- essentially, it's like the local version of Olive Garden (but much better). Their brick-ovens pizzas are wonderful, and...More

Thank pollockc
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear Pollockc, Thank you very much for being such a loyal patron for us. We wouldn't be as successful without guests such as yourself. We agree with all of your favorite choices on our menu. The Call ahead policy can be a little confusing, especially...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped at Ciao while visiting Ithaca. We started with Minestrone Soup and a large Antipasto. The Antipasto was large enough to serve 4! Hubby ordered the Shrimp Savona and I had the Penne Capri. Both dishes were delicious. The service was prompt as well.

Thank acphifer
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Dear Acphifer, Thank you for stopping in and taking the time to write such nice things about your experience. We hope to see you again soon! Cheesr! Bill Oechslin Manager

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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Passing through Ithica. Found this place on my GPS. Food was excellent had pizza which was perfectly cooked and service was just as good. Would recommend and if every back would return for more

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CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we greatly appreciate it. We do hope that you return to the area and stop in to see us again. Sincerely, Bill OEchslin Manager

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barblex897
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).
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Jkarp12
29 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
Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
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
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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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