Dining out with friends can foster healthy relationships that might otherwise be limited to impersonal group texts or overly personal bathtime visits. Get a bite in person with a person with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of Italian fare at Ciao Bella.
Ciao Bella's Chef Gambino and family turn fresh vegetables and succulent meats into hearty Italian feasts, populating a lengthy menu with a spectrum of creations from northern and southern Italy. Tasters can board comestible cruises with a plateful of clams casino ($7) crowned with flame-kissed peppers, crisp bacon, and breadcrumbs imported from Las Vegas and shaped like poker chips. Eggplant parmesan ($14) leads a parade of 11 homemade pasta entrees, including penne puttanesca ($14) sheathed in a bold-flavored marinara sauce and topped with kalamata olives and anchovies. Flaky mahi mahi ($22) swims through a white-wine sauté to the shores of a creamy risotto—one of eight seafood feasts—and a succulent cut of steak weighs in at 12 ounces before the chef grills or sears it over candlelight to create the steak pizzaiola ($22).
Inside Ciao Bella, earth-toned walls, hardwood floors, and rustic décor envelop feasters in elegant Italian ambiance. Portraits of the owner’s children hang from the walls as a constant reminder of the importance of family and verifying that walls are not literally made of paper before buying a building.
What some people are buzzing about:
84% of 662 customers recommend
“Great food, friendly bartender and knowledgeable wait staff.Just a great place for dinner.”
“The house salad and caprese salad were awesome..prob wount have ordered them without the groupon...shrimp riccardo was very tasty.. and house wines were great”
“Very good food and a nice place”
236 S High St
Baltimore, MD 21202