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“A true Italian seafood extravaganza”
Review of Ristorante Ciak

Ristorante Ciak
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$60
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Closed Wednesday and from December to March
Cebu Island, Philippines
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A true Italian seafood extravaganza”
Reviewed 7 October 2013

The ambience is just divine. Tables outside just close enough to strike conversations with your neighbors who all seemed to want to share their experiences (and a taste of the food on their table). World travelers regailing us with stories of their travels mixed with local families eager to give advice on what to order and where to go. The food - authentic and sublime. Prawns, fish, pasta all out of this world. When a plate of very small crustaceons arrived several locals came over and showed our party of 4 what to do with them. Finally came the Seafood risotto "La Lampara" served in a ceramic crock -mmmmm heaven. Don't forget to peek inside or go around outside to the open window that looks directly into the open kitchen and say hello to the chef in his sailor's uniform and hat. The fresh seafood and produce surrounding him is perfect for a picture.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Michael A
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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Amazing”
Reviewed 6 October 2013

loved sitting outside and the two servers were great. pesto unbelievable as was most of the food. Highly recommended.

Visited October 2013
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Bentonville, Arkansas
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Spaghetti with mussels and clams!!! Yum!!!!!”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Just as another reviewed mentioned, our friend strolled by the kitchen window and looked in to see simmering and bubbling pots of steaming, delicious food - the best advertising in the village. We were NOT disappointed. The food was mouth watering and the service was very good. We sat in the front dining room and had a clear view of the chef (we affectionately called him Popeye due to the cute hat, white tee and crooked grin). We also ordered the pesto gnocchi and it was delicious. We could have dined here every night. We felt the food was reasonably priced compared the to quality and taste of other restaurants in the area. I would highly recommend Ciak!

  • Visited September 2013
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San Ramon, California
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Fresh seafood, great limoncello”
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Good food and drinks - everything is fresh and oh so fragrant. Nice to watch them prepare your food through a little window outside the restaurant. Check out glass floor inside that showcases their wine cellar. Their own brand of limoncello was better - not as sweet but strong.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank ElizabethY347
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Victoria, Canada
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329 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
“Over Rated”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

If you are from North America you will be most likely shuttled ino the back room. The waiter looked and acted an dressed like we doubled as the kitchen dish washer. Food was expensive and could be obtained at other local restaurants at more resonable prices.

  • Visited September 2013
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