Ciao Ristorante, creative Italian — with pizza

Jan 06, 2017 355

by Robin Garr

"Ciao!" Pronounce it "chow," or something close to that, which makes it an ironically cheeky name for a friendly eatery. There's ambiguity in this Italian greeting, though: Much like "aloha" or "shalom," or maybe even "good day," you can use it to say hello, and you can also use it to say goodbye.

So let's say "ciao," meaning "howdy," to Ciao Ristorante, the warm and inviting establishment that has finally filled the long-vacant space where the beloved Baxter Station sadly said its ciao as farewell in the summer of 2013. It has taken a while, but now Luigi Gelsomini, owner of Luigi's Pizzeria downtown, has launched Ciao with a grand opening Nov. 10.

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