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Italian, Pizza
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style
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Reviewed 6 September 2021 via mobile

The restaurant was clean, the staff were friendly, the food was very disappointing. The waitress said the menus needed changing and there was a limited choice available. Fair enough, we all know it’s been a difficult year but my pasta dish was bland and tasteless....The whole experience was completely underwhelming.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 June 2021 via mobile

A must when visiting Darling, our Pear and Bluecheese, pizza was amazing. The base was crispy and thin, service aldo good

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 21 February 2021 via mobile

We love our Sunday road trips, looking for places to eat, in the little towns we pass through. We also love Italian cuisine. So finding this authentic Italian restaurant made me happy, especially knowing how difficult it is for small restaurants to survive these days....The menu is not extensive, but have enough variety to not feel overwhelmed with choices. We all had different starters and mains and non of us were disappointed. The food was fresh and full of flavor - delizioso. We left completely satisfied. I recommend this little restaurant to passersby and will definitely make it a lunch (or breakfast) stop on our next road trip in that direction. Ciao DarlingMore

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 20 January 2021

We had lunch at Ciao Darling on our way through to Devon valley. My husband had steak - how amazing it looked! Done to perfection. I had a pasta and it was lovely. The owner is a bundle of joy. Staff are professional. Lovely setting...and conveniently placed.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 18 September 2020 via mobile

We ate here in 2019 when the restaurant was still situated in an old house. Stunning. We were accompanied by our American friends and we were served by die owner/chef's daughter and the food was authentic Italian. The restaurant had now moved to a different...premises and so did the quality of the food. From authentic Italian to mediocrity. We sat on the patio with a jungle gym right in front of us, obscuring the view. The waiter was wearing baggy tracksuit pants. Really? We both ordered fettuccine Puttanesca. Any lover if Italian fare would know that the ingredients are anchovy, garlic, chilli and caper. The pasta was overcooked, no hint of anchovy, chilli or garlic. We spoke to the owner who apologized that clients order the dish for their KIDS and that is why they hold back on the garlic, chilli and anchovy...... as a norm....Really? Which person orders any dish with these ingredients if they don't like any of it, let alone for a kid? Because i am the adult who understands what i like and what not, must be offered a mediocre meal, because parents sometimes order the meal for kids and therefore they make it as bland as possible with loads with tomato cubes and olive slices. We were offered a fresh plate with chilli on the side. The chilli made it better but still not much garlic or anchovy. We ate and left, foreverMore

Date of visit: September 2020
DSchemel, Owner at Ciao Darling Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Good day, we are terribly sorry and sad to hear about your experience with us. We have adjusted our recipe taking into account your review.

Reviewed 9 September 2020

Stopped at Ciao for lunch and ended up with a late breakfast. Nothing wrong with the food but sat for over 1 hour waiting for it. No apology, no heads up that the kitchen was battling, just waiting. As we left we heard the staff...telling arrivals that the kitchen was overloaded and the wait would be 45minutes. 1 hour for bacon and eggs. Really!More

Date of visit: September 2020
DSchemel, Owner at Ciao Darling Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2020

Good day, thank you for your review. We are very sorry you had to wait that long for your bacon and eggs. We have increased our kitchen staff.

Reviewed 17 February 2020

I have been to the restaurant a few times already and have tried almost everything. Their homemade pasta is out of this world and the pizza is amazing! They do have a gluten free pasta option which is also delicious. The prices are extremely reasonable...and I love the outside area and the bar area is always festive. Staff are extremely friendly and service is great. Cannot wait to go back again :)More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 17 February 2020

Cute hidden little gem in darling, atmosphere is cozy, a lovely owner who is very attentive, old school Italian cooking, I met the chef he’s Italian and passionate about the food, I had the salmon fettuccine pasta which was amazing and highly recommend. You can...taste it’s fresh home made pasta which really makes a massive difference in today’s restaurant market The price is so reasonable and far cheaper than mainstream franchise restaurant. It also has a select number of dishes which really makes you know that then food is fresh Had a taste of the pizzas and one of my best pizza of all time you can build your own pizza which is amazing! Really is worth a tripMore

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 14 February 2020

There was an incredibly friendly and wonderful atmosphere in both bar and restaurant!! The food and service was outstanding as was the value for money!! Will definitely be back.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 7 February 2020

Opened late 2019. Limited menu, but based on freshly made pasta and everything made with care and attention. Gluten free options also. Owner/chef pops out to check all is well with all the food regularly which is charming. Prompt friendly service and very realistic prices....Lacking a little in ambience but delicious fresh Italian food and a very welcoming atmosphere.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5