Ciao! rhymes with Wow! WOW will be the word used to describe this restaurant. A spectacular treat of harmonious taste tantalizes the palate from every angle... First, the restaurant is tastefully arranged. Allowing for both camaraderie and an intimate feel. We were politely greeted upon entry and seated quickly for this festive Saturday night. Having recently left our friend's engagement party, we were surprised to be seated quickly. Fret not; the restaurant was undoubtedly bustling that evening. Happy faces abounded. For an appetizer - I ordered the Arancini. The order comes with three good-sized balls of risotto and the perfect mozzarella ratio. The sauce the appetizer basks in is, dare I say, drinkable?! Wow-the Pomodoro and pesto should be bottled and sold in 20oz. options! I ordered a pizza for my main course - not just any pizza! A wood-fired, well charred, pear and gorgonzola pizza. Wow, the taste! Wow, the yummy chewy wood-fired crust! Wow, the toppings; bacon-wow, caramelized onions-wow, thinly sliced pears-wow, salty gorgonzola that pairs well, well, with the pear-wow! Not to outdo this fantastic review of party palate fare, but the star of the show, at least for this evening, and at least for me, was my Long Island Tea. WOW - The absolute best Long Island I've ever had. And I might know a thing or two about Long Island's. These were so good; I ordered two! The service was excellent. The ambiance and atmosphere were great. The energy from the staff and the patrons were great. Everything had that WOW factor.
close to the shopping area. Very fresh and authentic pizza, savory pasta, affordable menus, and nice atmosphere. The only thing is that it took a bit too long to get the food, probably due to the amount of guests during dinner.
Decent spot, loved the arancini. The pizza was delicious too, I ordered the chicken cordon bleu. Would love if they had gluten free or cauliflower crust but the wood fired pizza was delish
Can I just say Spettacolare!!! Imagine this: a group of a dozen touristy types show up 15 minutes before closing time and all want to seat together... and they accommodate all of us. And the waitress obviously had superpowers as she handled all of us ... did I mention there were six tweens? What about the food Mr. Reviewer? you must be asking... can I say Spettacolare again! Tasty, good Italian food at really decent prices... especially in somewhat pricey Ithaca area, where I've been dropping some mint eating, I affirm that this joint has really good food for really decent prices. I saw a lot of different dishes being scarfed up at the speed of good food, and good wine being consumed. At the end, incredibly enough, the super hero waitress gave us individual checks! I most highly recommended this place!
One of my favorite places to eat when I want a special meal out. You can see the oven where they cook all the pizzas, and it's a lot of fun to watch for your own order to get popped in and out! They're not too big, so you can order one for yourself and take the leftovers home easily, but still big enough to share with a friend. I also love the arancini and their desserts are wonderful.
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