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Rene Mijes
· July 17, 2017
The Pilsen and Chicago communities have made us their local restaurant choices. We are committed to working harder everyday on delicious Italian Cuisine with an occasional cultural surprise here and t...here.

Ciao Amore thanks you for making us your first choice in Italian Cuisine, No Cover - Live Friday night Jazz music and the best BYOB with no cork fees. CIAO AMORE!
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William McCullom
· October 24, 2017
Best Italian food in Chicago. Moved to Florida and go back there every time I am in town.
Judy Harskey
· May 4, 2017
Best Italian food I've had in a long time. Rene is the new manager, totally went out of her way to make it a great night for me, my daughter & my son-in-law. Will definetly be back with our friends.
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Amy Jo Frideres-Meyer
· December 26, 2015
We love this place. It is small, kid friendly and Cesar makes you feel like family. Try the gnocchi and mussels they are two of my favorites but there is much more on the menu that is amazing.
Socorro Coco Padilla
· February 13, 2016
My daughter made reservations weeks ago and 3 hours before her reservation, you guys call and say you're running a special tonight and it's $65 per person. 3 hours before?? What kind of customer servi...ce is that?? Now she has to find another location for her boyfriend's birthday dinner because everyone did not expect to pay $65. And this is something that was planned for weeks. Horrible, horrible customer service.
Oh, but wait, you did offer to drop the price to $45pp but at a minimum of 20 people, knowing they are only 14 in her party. Awesome.
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Jim Ponti
· March 4, 2017
What a horrible place. Rude staff and manager. We had a reservation and when we showed up they said that they were booked. Then she had the nerve to say sometimes you lose your airline reservation? Wh...at POS, I will never be back. See More
Kalista Geraghty
· April 4, 2016
was there back in 2011 n was so good! excellent service n so kind!
Marianela Pineda
· December 26, 2015
The BEST Italian/BYOB restaurant in Chicago!!!!!!
Ostos Yvars
· May 29, 2016
Excelencia en Todo,Gracias a Cesar y su Equipo de Trabajo Por dar siempre lo Mejor a clientes.
Morelva Noriega
· December 27, 2015
Me encantó, excelente comida y muy buena atención. Atendida por su dueño con mucha calidad humana
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Thank you for all the Notes, Instant Messages and Text Messages.....Unfortunately yes, Pilsen is replacing all the local restaurants with new things. The neighborhood is changing people 😞

Ciao Amore had a long run however, as of 2 months ago we sadly closed our doors. With that said, please quit believing the nasty rumors........we graciously closed our doors after not being allowed to renew the lease. Unfortunately, this happened to a few restaurants on 18th Street.

Chef Ce...sar will pop up in the future with another venture! He is like Santa, they need a break to come out with bigger and better 🙂

Many of you have asked about buying pieces of furniture etc. We have liquidated those items to others. There are a few pieces of unique furniture and you can reach out via IM to Cesar directly. Again, all restaurant equipment and chairs have been relocated. Cesar may have some unique pieces but please IM him privately. Thank you.

Once Again, Thank You Pilsen Neighborhood and surrounding areas, thank you loyal patrons! Every single one of you -are and will be missed!!

SO MANY GOOD times! Food, friends, family, music and love! May God Bless You All. Happy Holidays!

Many thanks to you all, it was a good time!
CIAO AMORE -
Chef Cesar and Rene

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Support your local Small Business!

Inflation, taxes and slumlords are pushing out the best places to eat and buy tangible goods. I just told someone the other day how much I miss flying all over CIAO AMORE, it was an amazing experience!!!

Building owners, please work with your tenants, we all know those buildings are suffering from many things, like mold, flooding, roaches and other things......

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Invest to be the Best!!!!!

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Roberto Montaño

This is how community dies. Pilsen lost three great small businesses in September.

We lost Bistro 18º,
We lost Ciao Amore,
We lost Diez Y Ocho.

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ENOUGH ALREADY.
Small business matters.
They are taxing us to death.
Support local small businesses.
Small business needs a champion.

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We're getting closer to a new Chapter at Ciao Amore! Sometimes it's better to say bye to the past and start something new! Life is beautiful...

Come see us at:
1134 W. Pilsen Avenue
Chicago ...
Call Rene for reservations (818) 726-6565

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CIAO AMORE Chicago's best BYOB! Come by for one of our delicious homemade Italian meals or farm fresh Salads. We are open Friday night at 5:30 PM to get your Labor Day Weekend going!

Come wine and dine! Try the new Amazon wine delivery, how awesome is that! Order when you arrive and have it on the table by the time you finish your amazing appetizers!

See you all tomorrow night peeps!

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Ciao!

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Come sit and enjoy a homemade pasta dish or farm fresh salad while enjoying the company of good people, watching "The Chi" or "Shameless" ! There is always something being filmed in Pilsen up & down 18th Street or just come to that cozy spot we call CIAO AMORE to get away!

Chicago's favorite BYOB, so go pick up some some wine or beer and come by.........we're waiting for ya!

Ciao Amore...
1134 W 18th Street
Chicago, IL. 60638

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Didn't get your wrist band for LaLaPalooooooza? That's ok, come by Ciao Amore and hang out with your favorite people in Pilsen! Stop by and cruise through our new "Classic Style" Menu! We will offer some of your favorite as well as some of ours.

Come join us for laughs, good times and lots of delicious homemade Italian Cuisine!

We look forward to seeing you ❤️😘❤️

"SHAMELESS" is filming in the neighborhood! Stop by CIAO AMORE for some Shameless style Italian Food!!! Cast and Crew members will receive special pricing and we will have meals ready due to limited break-times!

Ciao Amore will open early tomorrow to accommodate lunch and dinner hours! Stop in and take a break from filming or stop in and take a break from following your favorite Chicago based series "Shameless"! Hope to see you tomorrow!!!!

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The "Classics" are back and we're in full form celebrating!!!!

Come help celebrate our 8 years with CIAO AMORE, yes 8 years in Pilsen! We'll be dishing up our "classic pasta" and "sauces" to celebrate our Anniversary with you!!!! Stop by and say "Hi" and ask about our $14.95 classics, this weekend! We are Chicago's #1 Family, Romantic, Trendy and Home style Italian restaurant.
Yummmmmmmm, are you hungry yet? Let us help you pick that special dish! Fresh velvety Tiramisu is wa...iting for you and we think it's ok to be "naughty" when it comes to dessert❤️❤️❤️. We have been told we have the best in Chicago, stop by for a taste with the family or friends! It's truly the best!!

Happy Anniversary to us, Yay!!!! We want to thank you to our Pilsen neighborhood, our dear supporters and continued friendships! We love our customers and hope you stop by for the "classics" this weekend! Sauces and Pastas, and more. Chicken dishes, Pasta dishes, Sausage dishes and so much more!!!!!!

Don't Worry, be Happy and come eat with Friends and Family!!! We hope to see you soon!!!!

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Ohhhhhhhh Baby! The "classics" are back and we're in full form celebrating!!!!

Come help celebrate our 8 years with CIAO AMORE, yes 8 years in Pilsen! This weekend we'll be dishing up our "classic pasta" and "sauces" to celebrate our Anniversary with you!!!! Stop by and say "Hi" and ask about our $14.95 classics, this weekend! We are Chicago's #1 Family, Romantic, Trendy and Home style Italian restaurant.

Yummmmmmmm, are you hungry yet? Let us help you pick that special dish!... Fresh velvety Tiramisu is waiting for you and we think it's ok to be "naughty" when it comes to dessert❤️❤️❤️. We have been told we have the best in Chicago, stop by for a taste with the family or friends! It's truly the best!!

Happy Anniversary to us, Yay!!!! We want to thank you Pilsen and our dear supporters for continued friendships! We love our customers and hope you stop by for the "classics" this weekend! Sauces and Pastas, and more.

Don't Worry, be Happy and come eat with Friends and Family!!! We hope to see you soon!!!!

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Host your private party at CIAO AMORE! We can work within any budget to give you a warm family style special event! We know everyone has unique schedules, call us and we will accommodate your needs. We offer full Italian Fusion, Gluten Free, Healthy Choices and Vegetarian meals!

CIAO AMORE
1134 W. 18th St.
Chicago

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Give us a call to reserve your date, 312-432-9090

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Ciao Amore presents the Trio De Amore featuring Tony Romero's last appearance tomorrow night, Friday 7/21.....7-10 PM. Don't miss out!

We will have updated info next week on our Friday night Trio debut next week!

Come join us!

What an amazing voting turn out a Ciao Amore! Hopefully with everyone reaching out and voting for change, Venezuelans will be heard!!! These are some photos from Venezuelans castings ballots at CIAO AMORE who was hosting the voting headquarters in Pilsen. Beautiful turn out as you can see on Channel 7 ABC news and Univision from tonight! Yes we made it to be heard! Wonderful job voters and thank you Chef Cesar Pineda for your traditional cuisine for the people!!!!!