Chef Tony crafts chunky, sugar-free marinara and sears premium Omaha beef at an eatery with cannoli imported from New York’s Little Italy
What You'll Get
Choose Between Two Options
- $12.50 for $20 worth of lunch or dinner
- $14.50 for $20 worth of takeout
- View the menu
Restaurant hours are Monday–Friday 11 a.m.–2 p.m. and Thursday–Saturday 5:30 p.m.–9 p.m.
The Fine Print
About Ciao Italian Restaurant
A downtown mainstay for more than a quarter century, Ciao Italian Restaurant quells cravings with Prime Omaha beef and house-made sugar-free marinara rife with garlic, basil, and olive oil. Chef Tony, the eatery's epicurean mastermind, pours more than three decades of culinary experience into the preparation of Maryland-style crab cakes and fettuccine alfredo seasoned with pepper and ground nutmeg. Servers ferry glasses of pomegranate margaritas to tables dressed in gray linens and patrons sink forks into creamy cannolis imported from New York City's Little Italy. The venue's cozy dining area seats businessmen for quick lunches, couples for candlelit dinners, and canine actors for Lady and the Tramp scene studies.