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Catering >Ciao! Osteria & Lounge
121 N. Salem Street, Apex, NC | Directions 2750235.731414 -78.851218
Won't be back – 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. Unfortunately the meal went down hill from here. Our server was MIA for most of the night except when it was time to serve the food or ask 30 seconds later, how it was. Our entrees were undercooked (me with chicken) or overcooked (hubby's steak). We then made the mistake of ordering dessert. I didn't know you could make a bad Tiramisu but I'm not kidding when I say it tasted like gasoline. Enough said, we won't be back. Reading other reviews it sounds like they do have some good nights. If you go, I hope yours is a good experience.
Seriously, do not know what restaurant the last posting went to, but it was not this one.
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. Wonderful. The specials are absolutely worth going for. We were very happy with everything. Prices were very good, service was great food tasted excellent.
Only suggestion, change up the menu, add more dishes or maybe make a seasonal menu. WE LIKE VARIETY.
Never Again!!! – 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 overpriced. The service was average. The atmosphere was depressing. One of the worst dining out experiences we have ever had. We should have known what we were in for when we walked in on a saturday night and there were only 2 other couples there. The place was a ghost town! I hope the owners read this and improve their game because we really enjoy downtown Apex.
Excellent service and food! We thought the ambience, food, and service were all fantastic! Try Ciao out!
good for Apex if you want Italian – 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 pasta and my boyfriend got a chicken dish; we both got salads and glass of wine...presentation was nice, but, for the price it was just good. My BF was put off by the hostess/waitress because she was very gruff towards the other staff members. It didnt bother me too much, but she did seem a bit on edge.
DELICIOUS! GREAT SERVICE! – 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!
Mouth Melting Meal and Excellent Wine! – 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 made earlier in the summer. Thanks to all the friendly staff and the Chef!
Thank you so much. We are so pleased you enjoyed your dinner and look forward to seeing you again!
BEST Service and Dinner! – 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 and they were busy. I explained to the waitress when we arrived that we just wanted a drink and dessert. She was fine with that. Made our experience delightful. We ended up having several rounds of drink, she knows how to make a AWESOME martini, apps, split a few entrees and dessert, which the waitress said "happy birthday, compliments of Ciao" the best Tiramisu ever!!. Everyone should walk right on by Peak City and Head straight for Ciao!!!
You are very kind! Thank you for your comments and for visiting our restaurant. Please DO come back soon! We look forward to it.... Best!
Great cusine, even better service – 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 what I needed. The filet was perfect, and the scallops were better than most places I've been to on the coast. I hope when I return to the area not a thing has changed.
Editorial Review – Enjoy savory Sicilian and Mediterranean cuisine in an elegant and romantic setting at Ciao! Osteria.
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