If you are a fan of fresh Italian dishes and made from scratch and Neapolitan wood-fired pizza, the newly expanded Ciao Osteria is the place to go for an Italian lunch or dinner. Located only a half mile up the road from us here at Lakeside, its convenient location makes it a great place to eat on the way home from work or when you have a sudden craving for pizza!


Don’t let the outside of Ciao Osteria fool you.  With its wonderful atmosphere and pleasant staff, you will feel right at home and welcomed.  Whether you are stopping in for lunch on your own or dining with a group of your closest friends at diner, the people of Ciao Osteria will make sure you have a wonderful experience. Ciao Osteria offers dishes made with fresh ingredients that are inspired by their long standing family recipes, such as their meatballs, which are hand-rolled every day.  If you go at lunch, be prepared to take home a doggie bag (YAY!) as they serve dinner size portions all the time!  Of course, no matter when you visit Ciao Osteria, ou must try their pizza.  Their pizza dough is made fresh and cooked directly in the wood-fire oven and best of all, their pizza is certified as “Authentic Neapolitan Pizza!”  If at the end of your meal you have room, their brand new store, Ciao Gelato is the way to go for dessert…. Even if you don’t have room, you NEED to have the gelato!


Although you may have been to Ciao Osteria before, you can never have too much of a good thing.  If you have yet to discover this Italian gem right in our neighborhood, you will not be disappointed and you’ll quickly understand why it is Northern Virginia’s Best Italian Restaurant.


Posted by Jill Burke.