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Ciao Ristorante and Bar

4.4
4.4
15 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Cited best new restaurant in Connecticut by Rupert Pupkin of 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. Offering the perfect setting for any occasion or celebration!
Ciao presents our diners with a spacious bar that is stocked with a fine selection of wine and cocktails, nightly specials, soft live music on select weekends, outdoor dining, catering and a private banquet room for any type of gathering.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–9:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (860) 880-8888
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Ciao! offers full on-site or drop off catering services for lunch and dinner.
  • Private party facilities
    Our staff will be happy to assist you with any private party plans. Our elegant banquet room is perfect for groups of all sizes and occasions. We offer a variety of food, beverage, and planning options for your gathering. To simplify service, Ciao’s event team has created a variety of food and beverage packages to accommodate all your needs. Whether you are looking to host a business meeting or throw a baby shower, we got it covered.Want to make your occasion extra special? Ciao has added additional services to enhance our customer experience and set us apart from the crowd. Ask about our planning packages and have our team fully coordinate your event with everything from invitations to decorations!*(Please note that planning packages must be made in advance)
  • Neighbourhood
    Watertown
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Entertainment
    Soft live music on & Paint night on select nights.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 15 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

15 Reviews
  1. BeaC

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dining experience. Food was plentiful and delicious. Staff was very accommodating.

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  2. MichaelT

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the chicken/eggplant/spinach,mozzarella w/ziti and it was excellent. I have dined at your restaurant several times now and have never been disappointed. I would like to see this dish as a standard on menu and not just a hit or miss special. My wife was also impressed with her meal.

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  3. JanC

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food and service, but on the expensive side. Fun Dean Martin singer!

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  4. Br183

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the first time going to your restaurant which I thought was a great Experience overall , great food great service great atmosphere , our server was very friendly and she always was checking with us if we needed anything. I would definitely recommend Ciao Ristorante to friend, And I Will definitely be back.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 29, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went on a whim not expecting much and was absolutely astounded. The food was second to none - actually NY city quality. Great atmosphere with a crooner channeling Frank and Dean in the back ground. Don't change a thing!

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  6. TERRYI

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect lunch with friends. Good service, plenty of space. Good wine and food. We will be back soon.

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  7. Disappointed

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was excellent but I haven’t felt so rushed in a very long time. The server was friendly but wanted to clear plates before we were finished. She rushed our order & when one of us wasn’t ready with a decision she hovered. Someone else asked me if I wanted my dinner wrapped when I wasn’t even halfway finished. Ironically, when she brought the check, she said “no rush”. Hopefully some additional training will help.

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  8. DebbieS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Friendly and attentive waistaff and good was excellent. We will definitely be back.

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  9. oldie

    New York City

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had Brunch while sitting outdoors on a beautiful day. The service was excellent the food and drinks were very good. Would certainly recommend this as an enjoyable eating experience

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  10. Durge

    New York City

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My wife and I reserved a booth for a Saturday night dinner, our first time dining at this relatively new establishment. The main indoor dining area is fairly small and merged with the large bar. So as people filled the bar the noise level got pretty loud. There are a few booths and a few isolated tables in this industrial looking space with unfinished ceiling and stark cement floor. The look seems to be going for that neo-Italian warehouse vibe, lots of black and generally a minimalist decor. Vaguely chic. The bar has a large television which you see easily from the dining area. There was music playing but it was hard to hear over the din. Service was prompt and professional from start to finish. The menu includes s good assortment of Italian-American favorites including plenty of appetizers, salads and entrees. There’s also a lengthy list of specials that included some unique options. I chose the Fettuccini Chicken Scarpariello because I like spicy dishes. It was good except it disappointed on the heat meter, almost no spiciness. The pasta itself was very good, the sausage was also somewhat bland but overall it was solid. My wife had a pasta and eggplant dish that was also good. Both entrees were very generous portions. We had the arugula salad which was plenty for two people and had a tasty lemony dressing with parmesan shavings, olives and tomato. Our appetizer was calamari with cherry peppers & Gorgonzola, and it was very good. The restaurant has solid glass walls on two sides and offers a good sized outdoor dining space which includes a few booths as well. They offer dinner accommodations for large parties (up to 80 people) in a separate room off the bar area. Parking is plentiful. The food was good, pricing pretty normal for quality dining, food came out quickly, a few beers on tap and a fair wine list that seemed a tad pricey (no Chianti offered surprisingly) so I’d go back again but it was not compelling.

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Ciao Ristorante and Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 15 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Ciao Ristorante and Bar

76 Watertown Road, Thomaston, CT 06787

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Watertown
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed 11:30 am–9:00 pm Thu 11:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:30 am–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Soft live music on & Paint night on select nights.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (860) 880-8888
  • Catering
    Ciao! offers full on-site or drop off catering services for lunch and dinner.
  • Private party facilities
    Our staff will be happy to assist you with any private party plans. Our elegant banquet room is perfect for groups of all sizes and occasions. We offer a variety of food, beverage, and planning options for your gathering. To simplify service, Ciao’s event team has created a variety of food and beverage packages to accommodate all your needs. Whether you are looking to host a business meeting or throw a baby shower, we got it covered.Want to make your occasion extra special? Ciao has added additional services to enhance our customer experience and set us apart from the crowd. Ask about our planning packages and have our team fully coordinate your event with everything from invitations to decorations!*(Please note that planning packages must be made in advance)
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