Meet the Family

Meet the Ciao family and come home for dinner often!

Thank you for your interest in our restaurant!  Come meet the friendly staff of Ciao. Members of different hometowns, experiences, generations have got together, but we have two things in common. First – we all like cooking, and second – we all can’t wait to cook something special for you!

  • The Tao of Ciao
    In my kitchen you will not find a microwave, as I prefer and honor the cooking techniques of my grandmothers. Here we do all of our preparation by hand, and cook in a similar manner the ancients used to bring food to the table. Our wood burning oven is made almost exactly like the oldest oven ever excavated. I am fascinated with the process of cooking with wood and fire, and am passionate about this rustic form of cuisine. I prefer to cook and eat the food of people who live close to the land. I am inspired by and drawn to the food of the farmer, the peasant, and those without the means to host lavish feasts. I believe that the quality of food should be measured by the time it takes to get from the field to the plate. I believe that cooking simplicity leads to cooking perfection.

It is with those preferences that I found what I believe to be the perfect food – Neapolitan Pizza.