Ciao Restaurant & Bar

3.8
14 reviews
$30 and under
Italian

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Casual
Welcome to Ciao! Ristorante and Bar!
Cited best new restaurant in Connecticut by the New York Times.
Ciao! Ristorante & Bar invites you to come and experience our contemporary take on your favorite traditional Italian dishes. Enjoy our fresh, home-style cooking, handcrafted cocktails, and relaxing yet elegant atmosphere.
Planning an event, celebration, or gathering? Contact us for available dates and packages!
What 14 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
4.0
Food
4.0
Service
3.7
Ambience
3.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Karl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

We had a good dining experience. not an exceptional one for the money. The food was good but didn't stand up to the pricing. Service was extremely slow but understand its a sign of the times.

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Xydar
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience3

Food is outstanding. I am reminded of Old World Italian in the sauces and dish preparation and presentation. I was concerned at the end of our meal for Covid safety. First of all the booths could have a shield above the backrest to separate diners at back to back tables. Second a floor to ceiling barrier of some sort should be erected between the bar and the dining area. Thirdly, they need to control the crowd in the bar to reasonable levels. When we went in there were two people at the bar by the finish of our meal the place was jam packed, shoulder to shoulder. I question the legality of packing so many into such a confined space, but question more the wisdom of being in that crowd since it seemed that masks were optional. A super spreader event in the making.
Despite the great food, we will not be returning due to safety concerns.

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Birthdaygal
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Food was good. A little pricey for not getting a salad with your meal or bread.

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Marrissa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I would recommend this place for a quick bite for lunch or for dinner. The food is really good, the service is good as well and the ambiance is on point. I highly recommend the Linguini Carbonara, it was the best I have had. I enjoyed this place, and will definitely go back again.

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Foodfinatic
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall1Food3Service3Ambience1

Didn’t have computer working so didn’t have our reservation for brunch. Sat indoors and was still loud from DJ outside. Half the staff walking in and out with no mask, including owner, and seats were not 6 feet apart. Bar tending also not wearing mask while making drinks.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

I’ve been reading the reviews since they opened and finally decided to try it out. I admit my expectations were high since they seem to be making it through the current dining restrictions. Was kind of disappointed as it was nothing special at all. They didn’t even offer a salad or bread with the meal. Probably will not return.

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LisaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and ambiance !! I would highly recommend :)

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TheronJ
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very well prepared meal, prompt service We would go there again.

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vipBetoh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

It’s not a good option for special occasion. Everything is average or a little under

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Nakia
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome!!!!! Overall a great place. Nice staff highly recommended

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Christine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We made reservations and when we arrived we were told they were at max capacity and they weren’t letting anyone in. I told her we made reservations and she said that didn’t matter they weren’t letting anyone in. She was extremely rude. Didn’t even ask if we wanted to wait, just basically closed the door in our faces.

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Lauc
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

It was very good. Food was exceptional, and service was impeccable as well.
Very pleasantly surprised.

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HarwintonFamily1
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice Father's Day lunch. Food was tasty and desserts were delicious

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StefanieR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Zero complaints! Perfect!!!

FAQs

Ciao Restaurant & Bar offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (860) 880-8888.

Ciao Restaurant & Bar is rated 3.8 stars by 14 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.