Having the famous Angelo Betti (see article: Angelo Betti) at one end of the street I’m kind of spoiled having Ciao Ciao at the other end. A fine selection of Italian restaurants within walking distance. Even though I just finished an Italian language course I’m not even close to understanding all the Italian flying by once you’ve entered the restaurant. Ciao, buenasera, come stai? Tutto bene? Da bere? All spoken with the ‘fast forward’ button pushed down. After you have ordered a delicious pizza and received a tasty bruschetta and some olives you know you are in the right restaurant and you know you will visit Ciao Ciao again soon.
Get yourself a good glass of wine or a cold Peroni beer while waiting for your food to be ready. Waiting also gives you the opportunity to look into the kitchen and admire all the love and joy the staff puts into your food. Pizza, pasta, risotto, fish or meat. So many choices and it all looks delightful. Even though I appreciate a good risotto with a glass of white wine and I love a pizza prosciutto accompanied by a cold Peroni beer I’m now hooked on the pappardelle Luciano. It’s delicious!
The Italian atmosphere, the fun the waiters have in serving you combined with excellent food definitely makes Ciao Ciao one of my favorites. If you don’t have the time to travel to Italy, hop on your bike to Ciao Ciao.