Ciao has reopened in a new location, a two-minute drive from where it once was.
The current place has the same beautiful feel, with a few snazzy, up-to-date touches, including a prodigiously stocked bar.
The setting has always been the key reason to visit Ciao _ not the food, which is satisfactory but not outstanding.
Penne with mud crab, broccoli, green olives, diced tomatoes, dill and lobster bisque. A hearty portion, generously laden with fresh-tasting ingredients.
Ravioli filled with roasted pumpkin & served with sun-dried tomatoes, capers, smoked salmon & lemon zest. Pumpkin ravioli might be the ultimate comfort food in Italian cooking.
Potato gnocchi with gorgonzola & cream sauce. A bit too stodgy to recommend.
Cactus Jack (tequila, blue curacao, orange, pineapple, lemon juice) and Butterscotch Daiquiri (rum, butterscotch liqueur, lime juice).