Ciao Restaurant & Bar

4.2
29 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
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 29 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.5
Service
4.0
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Disappointed
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall1Food2Service3Ambience1

There was aloud DJ and although we ate outside as far away as we could, we could barely hear the people we were with. Service was good but dinner was micro, at best. Very sad as we have had good meals in the past. Will not be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience2

We went to see the show. The seating didn’t allow for a view of the show. The noise level made it hard to hear. Will see him again elsewhere.
The food was overpriced for the flavor and portion. 21.95 fir chicken parmigiana and a small serving of pasta is over area market place. Especially when no salad is included.

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Owen
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was delicious. Restaurant too noisy. Very loud music. Unable to hear the waitress between the noise and the mask. Should serve bread with the meal . But, the food was so good I would go back.

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shellyg
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome place to brunch, owner and his staff were amazing, we had a great time and will return!

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PaulM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience1

Only one person waiting tables. The owner was constantly telling her what to do instead of helping!!!!

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SidneyC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food, amazing service. One of the best brunch vibes I’ve experienced ever. Brussels sprouts are a must have!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food as always

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CrystalG
New England
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is awesome!!! Im happy to go out of my way to go there!
And the blueberry basil boubon is ahhhh-mazing!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lafood was great!!! Lauren is an amazing service!

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Shannonr
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We just moved to Thomaston and decided to try this place out ! It was so good and we will definitely become regulars especially with outdoor seating when it gets nice out ! Everything was delicious and service was great !

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TJArigoni
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great, food was amazing, and the ambiance was perfect. Definitely recommend to friends and family and will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
Mobile
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2021
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

The menu selections are good and overall the food was good. The environment is borderline diner looking. The Bar is in the same small room as the restaurant and although I don’t usually mind bar noise, the 3-4 only people sitting at the bar were loud and swearing and it brought the whole vibe down. We were one of 3 tables seated in the whole restaurant but it still took over 20 minutes to get our first drink. I will not ever eat here again. The food was good so next time will probably just order grub hub to go.

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MelindaM
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Never disappoints. Great food great drinks

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

My birthday

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DianeC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Mike was an EXCELLENT server, great attitude and personality. Reccomended dishes, just the right amount of attention. Really enjoyed the food, will definitely put on the list of places to go!

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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
5 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
3 reviews
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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vipLauc
New York Area
22 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
10 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 4.2 stars by 29 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.