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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 good36%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (138 reviews)
“salad” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00 Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850-1015
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Reviewed 1 week ago

i eat here often - usually sit in the same booth and order the same entree. the food is consistently well prepared and tasty and the portions are large - plenty of leftovers to put in the snap top plastic, reusable dishes I always bring....More

Thank chris k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good Italian restaurant for the family. the food was authentic and well prepared the staff and atmosphere was very good for this type of establishment. The prices are very fair for a nice night out with friends.

Thank katdvdyl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Son just moved to Ithaca for a new job, so he took us the dinner there. Italain food and a wood brick oven for pizza. Great servers, never had to ask for drink refills. Prices are very reasonable! We will back soon.

Thank dmart82
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the review, glad you had a good time and great meal ! Stop back and see us soon! Greg Bilinski Manager

Reviewed 8 May 2018

My boyfriend and I went early on a Friday night. The wings came highly recommended and they didn't disappoint. They're baked instead of fried and are served with onions overtop. The best part is to dip the bread in the wing "juice". Delicious! We also...More

Thank KellieMc1244
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank you Kellie for the review! Glad you enjoyed your meal and please stop by again! Greg Bilinski Manager

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Two of my daughters and myself eat here on a beautiful afternoon we planned ahead to come here because we knew they had gluten-free options. My daughter and I both had burgers hers was gluten-free and my other daughter had a gluten-free pizza. All the...More

Thank Peter J
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Thank You Peter, glad you and your daughters had a great expierence ! The gluten free rolls we added a few months ago, and are a nice addition. Please stop by again ! Greg Bilinski Manager

Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is large and busy and popular. There is a level of noise that is tolerable. Everyone is just having a good time. The bruschetta was very good and fresh but the olive oil was choking! Perhaps the olive oil was rancid. That can...More

Thank Maria718
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Dear Maria, Thank you very much for stopping and and dining with us. We are excited that you enjoyed everything, except for the Olive oil. We will certainly look into that right away. Next time you are in the area, please stop in and join...More

Reviewed 26 April 2018

Ample paved parking, seated upon arrival since it was only 5pm but when we left many customers lined up waiting! A very friendly waitress, orders taken immediately, first alcoholic drinks then food orders. prices reasonable, hearty portions on our food orders, Noise level increased as...More

Thank arnold t
CiaoIthaca, Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2018

Dear Arnold, Thank you so much for your kind words. Our staff loves to hear great comments such as yours. We agree, some times it can get a little crowded, but you have figured out the secret, by coming in earlier. We hope to see...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Just finished a meeting at Cornell and wanted dinner. Ciao was suggested and off we went. Being Friday evening it was busy, got our buzzer and was told 20 minutes we would have a table and sure enough we did! Our server was cheerful,pleasant and...More

Thank Smoltman
Reviewed 2 April 2018

The food was good, though my manicotti eggplant was a bit tough. The noodles and sauce still good though so I'd go again sometime.

Thank Rick F
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

Food was pretty good if you plan on spending 2 hours to have lunch. We did wait 15 minuets for a table, we did have 2 appetizers and 2 pizzas, chicken piccata and two entree salads but service was unacceptably slow, I don’t think they...More

Thank sharronsibley
CiaoIthaca, General Manager at Ciao Wood-Fired Pizza & Pasta, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Dear Sharron, We are sorry that you had to wait for a table and thought your service took longer than expected. While we try to stay on top of business trends, some times we get a little busier than expected, and we apologize for your...More

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Barbara K
10 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).
28 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
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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