4.5 stars 4.5 out of 5 16 ratings
$$Celiac Friendly, Gluten Free Menu, Pizza + 12 more
80% of 10 votes say it's Celiac friendly

2 Hickory Hollow Ln, Ithaca, NY 14850

(607) 257-2233
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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2017

    they have a great gluten free menu and even have desert choices!

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    4 ratingNovember 06, 2016

    all pizza and pasta dishes (most of their menu) can be made GF

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    2 ratingJuly 29, 2016

    The pizza was gluten free but tasted like cardboard. The other food was not great. The people I was with did not finish and did not want to take the leftovers home.

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    4 ratingMay 22, 2016

    I was amazed to find yet another restaurant in the Ithaca area that takes gf so seriously. I had trouble deciding between the gnocchi and the pizza. I'm giving only 4 because I thought the quality was just ok but it was safe. There are better crusts out there and the meatballs tasted processed. On the other hand the sauce was quite good and they did have a df Daiya cheese option.

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    5 ratingMay 20, 2016

    Seriously, this is the first restaurant review that I have ever posted. I had such a great meal at Ciao. I am a celiac (for about 8 years) and I come to Ithaca about four times a year. I couldn't take room service or a mediocre meal one more night, so I Google gluten-free pizza, and Ciao came up. I tried it, and had a fabulous meal, and evening. I was eating alone, at the pizza bar, and I watched the GF protocol of my pizza the whole time. The atmosphere was great; the pizza was great; my server (Gabrielle) was great; and the GF chocolate mousse was great. A GREAT GLUTEN FREE DINNER.

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    5 ratingSeptember 29, 2015

    On a road trip to upstate NY for a wedding we stopped at Ciao for dinner after reading such great reviews on here. I don't know where to start when it comes to review this restaurant. Ciao offers so many awesome gluten free options. Between our party of four, two of us cannot have gluten and this place was ideal. We split an order of the Polenta Fries with roasted red pepper ketchup that were fantastic. The gluten free pizza crust was one of the best I've had. We tried the Quattro Formaggio and the Roma Special between the two of us and both were so good. I tried the cider they had available as well and it was nice and refreshing to pair with the gluten free menu. If only we could get Ciao to open a second location in Delaware, we'd be all set!

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    4 ratingAugust 26, 2015

    Extensive GF menu and great food. Quattro Formaggio pizza was salty but overall delicious. Would definitely reccomend!

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    5 ratingAugust 17, 2015

    Great GF menu and wait staff very knowledgeable.

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    5 ratingAugust 14, 2015

    Great place, very knowledgeable about gluten free, Cross contamination etc. GF pizza is made on a purchased Rich's brand crust. It is cooked in a shared oven but the GF pizzas are cooked on raised screens to avoid cc. They have a separate GF menu. Food and service were great and I didn't get sick. Owned by the same owner as the Boat Yard Grill downtown on the water. Note: they do not have a dedicated fryer. Some of the GF items are cooked in the fryer (polenta fries) the menu is very clear about this but be sure to ask questions depending on how careful you need to be with cross contamination.

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    3 ratingMay 31, 2015

    Food is OK, and menu is informative. Was served a non-GF beer by mistake, which I only realized after taking a sip. Will likely return, but not during the dinner rush.

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    5 ratingMarch 15, 2015

    Very delicious and no symptoms after. We ordered the polenta fries as an appetizer, gluten free penne pasta with meatballs and pomodoro sauce, gluten free pizza, and chocolate mousse for dessert. The polenta fries were amazing!! It was nice to see that they had gluten free meatballs, although they weren't that great. The gluten free menu has many options and it's a place I definitely recommend and will go to again.

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    5 ratingSeptember 25, 2013

    The server was pleasant and knowledgeable. I had the Eggplant Manicotti which came with Penne Pasta. It was delicious. My salad, a $2.50, with the lime vinaigrette was also very nice. The meatballs were small, rubbery and not very tasty. I did not get sick. Still five stars, just don’t order the meatballs.

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    5 ratingJuly 13, 2013

    Delicious gluten free meatballs and pizza. They also have gf gnocchi but were out of it when we ate here. Location is easy to find and service was very accommodating.

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    5 ratingDecember 22, 2012

    First evening to the area and we needed a restaurant who had a gluten free menu for our daughter!! The smile on her face when she was eating the pizza!! Priceless.....great night and start to our holiday vacation!

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    5 ratingNovember 12, 2012

    Very knowledgeable about cross contamination and very nice gf menu selection

Gluten-Free Features

  • Beer
  • Celiac Friendly
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Gnocchi
  • Pasta
  • Pizza


  • Dairy-Free
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Happy Hour
  • Italian
  • Kid Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Pescetarian Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Vegan Friendly
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 9 pm
11:30 am - 10 pm
11:30 am - 10 pm
12 pm - 9 pm

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