Ciao! Osteria & Lounge

★★★★★
Enjoy savory Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant and romantic setting at Ciao! Osteria.

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My husband and I ate at Ciao in December 2008, we will not be going back. This was a high priced ($100 with drinks and dessert), bland meal with bad service. Dinner started off well, I do have to say that their salads are tasty.

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My husband and I ate at Ciao in December 2008, we will not be going back. This was a high priced ($100 with drinks and dessert), bland meal with bad service. Dinner started off well, I do have to say that their salads are tasty.

Pros: Prompt seating

Cons: Service, entree, dessert

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Seriously, do not know what restaurant the last posting went to, but it was not this one. \r
We went last saturday night, the dining room was packed. Our server was just lovely. The food was great. We had the filet mignon and lamb special.

3
★★★★★

Seriously, do not know what restaurant the last posting went to, but it was not this one. \r
We went last saturday night, the dining room was packed. Our server was just lovely. The food was great. We had the filet mignon and lamb special.

Pros: Great specials, great service, great food

Cons: menu needs to be changed up some

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I don't know who is writing some of the reviews for this place but it is definately not worth your time or money. My husband and I went based on the reviews and were stunned at how different our experience was. The food was bland and

3
★★★★★

I don't know who is writing some of the reviews for this place but it is definately not worth your time or money. My husband and I went based on the reviews and were stunned at how different our experience was. The food was bland and

Cons: Boring overpriced food. Cold atmosphere.

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Excellent service and food! We thought the ambience, food, and service were all fantastic! Try Ciao out!

3
★★★★★

Excellent service and food! We thought the ambience, food, and service were all fantastic! Try Ciao out!

Pros: Service, food, ambience

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I would recommend this place for the atmosphere and bar. If you live in Apex and want to go somewhere close, this is a great place for Italian. However, the food we ordered was good, but nothing spectacular or especially great. I got a

3
★★★★★

I would recommend this place for the atmosphere and bar. If you live in Apex and want to go somewhere close, this is a great place for Italian. However, the food we ordered was good, but nothing spectacular or especially great. I got a

Pros: ambience

Cons: nothing great stands out

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This is a gem in Apex! The service is awesome and the food even better! David was our server. He was professional and very helpful! Thanks for a lovely evening! We will tell our friends and wish you the best!

3
★★★★★

This is a gem in Apex! The service is awesome and the food even better! David was our server. He was professional and very helpful! Thanks for a lovely evening! We will tell our friends and wish you the best!

Pros: Delicious Food, Great service, Beautiful decor

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We had dinner at Ciao Saturday night and had an amazing meal. The Woozi and Mista salad were so wonderfully prepared! My husband had the Grouper and couldn't stop talking about it. We were so happy to come to Ciao after a recommendation

3
★★★★★

We had dinner at Ciao Saturday night and had an amazing meal. The Woozi and Mista salad were so wonderfully prepared! My husband had the Grouper and couldn't stop talking about it. We were so happy to come to Ciao after a recommendation

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere

Cons: more outdoor seating (although the sidewalk prevents that)

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Had a bad experience with Peak City, so they led us to Ciao! There were 6 girls going for drinks and dessert. We were practically thrown out of Peak City, so when we walked across the street we were not in a sparkling mood. We sat upstairs

3
★★★★★

Had a bad experience with Peak City, so they led us to Ciao! There were 6 girls going for drinks and dessert. We were practically thrown out of Peak City, so when we walked across the street we were not in a sparkling mood. We sat upstairs

Pros: Excellent service, excellent food, Exceptional restaurant!!

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This place is great! Not only was the food amazing, but the service, wow!. I believe her name was Lacey, she was polite, charming, and full of life. After a long day of traveling from New York City where I work as a food critic it was just

3
★★★★★

This place is great! Not only was the food amazing, but the service, wow!. I believe her name was Lacey, she was polite, charming, and full of life. After a long day of traveling from New York City where I work as a food critic it was just

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We ate at the Ciao! last night and had an absolutely fabulous meal. This is our 6th visit and the food has always been cooked with perfection! My favorite is the Mista salad and penne pasta with salmon in white sauce. My husband always

3
★★★★★

We ate at the Ciao! last night and had an absolutely fabulous meal. This is our 6th visit and the food has always been cooked with perfection! My favorite is the Mista salad and penne pasta with salmon in white sauce. My husband always

Pros: Fresh, well prepared food, friendly staff, ambiance

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I've been twice now, I love the atmosphere of Ciao. Neighborhood restaurant, exposed brick, the old building etc. The consistency of the food needs some improvement. First visit everything was great, pasta was cooked perfectly, fish

3
★★★★★

I've been twice now, I love the atmosphere of Ciao. Neighborhood restaurant, exposed brick, the old building etc. The consistency of the food needs some improvement. First visit everything was great, pasta was cooked perfectly, fish

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The lamb shank was the most authentic tasting meal I have had in a long time. It was just like I had in Italy. The ambiance was incredible. We sat upstairs, it was a little on the warmer side, A/C was waiting on a part, but great. My

3
★★★★★

The lamb shank was the most authentic tasting meal I have had in a long time. It was just like I had in Italy. The ambiance was incredible. We sat upstairs, it was a little on the warmer side, A/C was waiting on a part, but great. My

Pros: great bartender, great waiter, great cook, EXCELLENT meal

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I can not say enough about this place. It is simply the best. I had the grouper romano and it was great. The service was also great. I was prompty seated and waited on. I got two for the price of one when waited on. Krisha and Jerrad

3
★★★★★

I can not say enough about this place. It is simply the best. I had the grouper romano and it was great. The service was also great. I was prompty seated and waited on. I got two for the price of one when waited on. Krisha and Jerrad

Pros: great food, impeccable staff

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We have been to Ciao 9 times since they opened. The beginning was a bit shaky, however, the place has really blossomed into a gem! We had a beautiful dinner last Saturday night. We sat upstairs. It was crowded and service was good despite

3
★★★★★

We have been to Ciao 9 times since they opened. The beginning was a bit shaky, however, the place has really blossomed into a gem! We had a beautiful dinner last Saturday night. We sat upstairs. It was crowded and service was good despite

Pros: Food, atmosphere, service

Cons: crowded on weekends

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We had eight in our party and every dish was good to terrific. The zucchini fritti was heavenly as was the calamari. Shrimp were just slightly over done in the pasta dish but I think the pasta was so hot it may have over cooked them on

3
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We had eight in our party and every dish was good to terrific. The zucchini fritti was heavenly as was the calamari. Shrimp were just slightly over done in the pasta dish but I think the pasta was so hot it may have over cooked them on

Pros: wonderful atmosphere, terrific waiter, Louis

Cons: not great martini's. a little noisy

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We ate at Ciao last weekend, we sat upstairs. Our waitress Jerri was very accomidating, she knew all about the wine list and helped us pick out a wonderfull wine. Then we had alot of questions about the menu, she answered each question

3
★★★★★

We ate at Ciao last weekend, we sat upstairs. Our waitress Jerri was very accomidating, she knew all about the wine list and helped us pick out a wonderfull wine. Then we had alot of questions about the menu, she answered each question

Pros: Service Food and Atmosphere

Cons: None

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This is the best out of the way place to go. We didn't have reservations, a must on the weekends, and were happy we waited. The grouper romano was awesome. The hostess and staff were tremendous. very accommodating and polite. Our waitress,

3
★★★★★

This is the best out of the way place to go. We didn't have reservations, a must on the weekends, and were happy we waited. The grouper romano was awesome. The hostess and staff were tremendous. very accommodating and polite. Our waitress,

Pros: awesome food and service

Cons: nothing

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I do business around the triangle and been to several restaurants. Was told about this hidden gem.... I was so glad I went. They were busy, didn't have a reservation, had to wait about 15 minutes. The food was beyond anything I have had.

3
★★★★★

I do business around the triangle and been to several restaurants. Was told about this hidden gem.... I was so glad I went. They were busy, didn't have a reservation, had to wait about 15 minutes. The food was beyond anything I have had.

Pros: Excellent service, excellent food

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We have been to Ciao several times and were there on the night the review came out. It was packed! They were short staffed, and not prepared for such a turn out. Despite that, the wine was fantastic and the food perfect. We had the grouper

3
★★★★★

We have been to Ciao several times and were there on the night the review came out. It was packed! They were short staffed, and not prepared for such a turn out. Despite that, the wine was fantastic and the food perfect. We had the grouper

Pros: food, wine, atmosphere

Cons: short staffed for crowd

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We enjoyed our first experience at Ciao several months ago very much.. However, our experience tonight was not good...not sure if the extraordinary review resulted in Ciao staff not being able to handle increased crowds. Caeser Salad was

3
★★★★★

We enjoyed our first experience at Ciao several months ago very much.. However, our experience tonight was not good...not sure if the extraordinary review resulted in Ciao staff not being able to handle increased crowds. Caeser Salad was

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We heard about Ciao through some friends who had a Christmas gathering at the restaurant. My husband and I took some college friends there for dinner. We were seated promptly, and service was exceptional to say the least. The lounge

3
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We heard about Ciao through some friends who had a Christmas gathering at the restaurant. My husband and I took some college friends there for dinner. We were seated promptly, and service was exceptional to say the least. The lounge

Pros: Exceptional Service, Warm atmosphere, food is amazing

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We've been to Ciao on a number of occasions and ordered the same entrees every time. Each time, the meals were the same, cooked to perfection. Russ, our waiter was very pleasant and prompt. Our last visit was on New Year's Eve~ there was a

3
★★★★★

We've been to Ciao on a number of occasions and ordered the same entrees every time. Each time, the meals were the same, cooked to perfection. Russ, our waiter was very pleasant and prompt. Our last visit was on New Year's Eve~ there was a

Pros: Great food, atmosphere, wine, personable staff

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Unbelievable is the only word I can think of to accurately describe our experience at Ciao Osteria. Unfortunately, I do not mean that in a good way. I decided to take my parents out for dinner before strolling through Historic Downtown

3
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Unbelievable is the only word I can think of to accurately describe our experience at Ciao Osteria. Unfortunately, I do not mean that in a good way. I decided to take my parents out for dinner before strolling through Historic Downtown

Pros: Prompt seating

Cons: Poor service,

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BRILLIANT comes to mind when I think of Ciao Osteria. We highly recommend this cozy restaurant in the historic part of Apex. The risotto is the best I've ever had! The staff are friendly and the food is mouth watering. Have a limoncello

3
★★★★★

BRILLIANT comes to mind when I think of Ciao Osteria. We highly recommend this cozy restaurant in the historic part of Apex. The risotto is the best I've ever had! The staff are friendly and the food is mouth watering. Have a limoncello

Pros: Food, Service, Atmosphere, Decor, Location, Bar

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Ciao Osteria is one of the best restaurants I've visited in the Triangle. I am originially from Boston and am thankful to have a neighborhood restaurant that serves authentic Italian and Mediterranean food! My wife had rigatoni woozi and

3
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Ciao Osteria is one of the best restaurants I've visited in the Triangle. I am originially from Boston and am thankful to have a neighborhood restaurant that serves authentic Italian and Mediterranean food! My wife had rigatoni woozi and

Pros: Authentic, fresh food, friendly staff, quick service, wine list, historic location & building

Cons: People don't know about this brilliant restaurant

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Everyone needs to visit Ciao! Osteria. I do alot of traveling all over the world, and honestly speaking, the food at Ciao is some of the best I have ever tasted. The entire restaurant is cozy and charming. They even have gourmet meals for

3
★★★★★

Everyone needs to visit Ciao! Osteria. I do alot of traveling all over the world, and honestly speaking, the food at Ciao is some of the best I have ever tasted. The entire restaurant is cozy and charming. They even have gourmet meals for

Pros: Excellent Cuisine

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All I can say is WOW! The food was absolutely amazing and the atmosphere is soothing and very romantic. Service was also fantastic. Had the Mista salad and Grouper Romano~ both delicious! It's the most trendy, elegant, urban style

3
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All I can say is WOW! The food was absolutely amazing and the atmosphere is soothing and very romantic. Service was also fantastic. Had the Mista salad and Grouper Romano~ both delicious! It's the most trendy, elegant, urban style

Pros: Fabulous food, great service, romantic atmosphere, cozy bar upstairs

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