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“Average food, bad service”
Review of Ciao Restaurant

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Ciao Restaurant
Ranked #1,526 of 2,560 Restaurants in Dublin
Cuisines: European, Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
London, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Average food, bad service”
Reviewed 10 September 2011

Came here with family on Sunday afternoon. Had to pull over. some extra chairs as they got our booking wrong, had to share menus. Waited 30 mins for our order to be taken. Had soup for starters which arrived 40 mins after order was taken which was luke warm. We waited another 30 mins for our main which was nice. No time for desert. Appalling service sums this place up.

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English first
Dublin
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6 reviews
“Amazing! Just amazing.”
Reviewed 11 July 2011

Had dinner with my boyfriend at Ciao this week and wow! The food and service was just brilliant.The presentation was very creative and we will defo be going back again! Highly recommened!

  • Visited July 2011
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Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Everytime - First Class”
Reviewed 8 October 2010

Located in Malahide looking over the Marina Village is just the perfect setting. Service I could not fault. Atmosphere just right, I have had the pleasure of eating in this Restaurant many times and each and everytime it is perfect from decor to service to food. The food is amazing I recently had the Seatrout with a little surprise of chrizo - taste was flawless. Always good time had. Look forward to returning very soon.
First Class

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Dublin
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“One of the best in Malahide”
Reviewed 9 June 2010

I've been to Ciao on several occasions over the past couple of years and every time it delivers the goods. The menu is very imaginative with plenty of choice and daily specials. Last time I had a delicious crab selection followed by a perfectly cooked piece of fillet beef. All presented with a twist and flair that matches anything around. I didn't have dessert but they certainly looked superb and my espresso was perfect. Add in the wonderful view, pleasant and professional staff and great atmosphere, and you get one of the best restaurants in Malahide, which given the competition, is no mean feat.

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Thank IrishTourist1968
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Dublin
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“A triumph of style over substance.. but great dessert!”
Reviewed 28 April 2010

The service was very friendly and when you sit down they bring out water and olives and cheese to nibble on which is a nice touch. I ordered the fish specail which was John Dory, priced on the blackboard at €22.95 - when the bill came it was down as €24. 95. The presentation was excellent, the plate looked great but the fish was overcooked and the entire dish was fairly tasteless though not objectionable. They must have a different pastry chef as the dessert was one of the best I'd ever tasted - a rhubarb granita with vanilla pannacotta and rhubarb compote with icecream - all homemade and delicious although not cheap at €8.95. Still would prefer this to the usual bought in stuff you get in many places these days. I would go again but next time will order a simple pasta dish and indulge in one of the fab desserts.

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Thank Geri40
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