The Navarra Family is a family of restaurateurs…They have a passion for creating authentic Italian cuisine. Antonio and Josephine Navarra opened Ciao Italia in 1991. As their loyal clientele grew, word grew throughout Central Florida of the authenticity of their restaurant.
With sons Vincenzo and Carmen, and daughter Vanessa at the helm, their continued passion for fine Italian food has became a mainstay in the Orlando area.
Their sense of Allegria, “light-hearted happiness”, prevails when you dine with them. Their exuberance over their preparation shows through in every dish they make…From their humble start, they now have two fine dining restaurants. In 2014, they opened Vincenzo Cucina Italiana, with an expansive menu with farm to table products, a vast wine list and a private dining room.
They are family. The Navarra Family. And they invite you, your friends and family to enjoy the many splendid flavors and aromas of Old Italy and New Italy… With all of the hustle and bustle of life, Ciao Italia offers a corner of the world to call your own to enjoy their foods, wines, and ultimately to welcome you as their family as they treat you to the splendor of Italia!
Food, Family and Friends; that is what Ciao Italia Ristorante is all about! Visit us at our sister restaurant Vincenzo Cucina Italiana on International Drive if you’d like to meet more of the Navarra Family