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Ciao for Now - CLOSED

523 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10009-3840
+1 212-677-2616
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
14 Apr 2017
“Great home cooking.”
31 Mar 2017
“No open door”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
523 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10009-3840
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1 - 10 of 22 reviews

Reviewed 15 April 2017

Stopped here because we were looking for a good soup and we were not disappointed. Not an abundance of items on the menu but everything looked appealing. I had the soup (spicy chicken) with the frittata which was very good. Rustic decor that was very...More

Thank lala624
ciaofornownyc, Manager at Ciao for Now, responded to this reviewResponded 21 April 2017

Thanks for stopping by! We look forward to serving you again soon.

Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

We never made it in because what appears to be the door wouldn't open although a 'yes we are open' sign hangs above it. To make it worse NONE of the staff helped and we were left there embarrassed while they just stared at us....More

Thank sophiannes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I was seriously impressed by the food at Ciao For Now. I had the Green Acres plate which had really high-quality eggs and a shockingly good chicken sausage. There is a really pleasant, intimate feel to the dining area, along with attentive service and great...More

Thank morganruss
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I had the egg chicken wrap and it was amazing. The dish was very tasteful and so wholesome. Also very good espresso. Was really surprised with the $12.75 bill. Good value for the money. Overall service and food is excellent

Thank eeshehawi
Reviewed 28 January 2016

I went to this spot a few times, and always had a pleasant experience. The portions and food weren't outrageous or fancy, but always the food tasted fresh and like it was made by a human, if that makes any sense. Great coffee and very...More

Thank CarolynC2289
Reviewed 23 November 2015

I had been there a few times in the past for lunch/snacks; they have just started serving dinners. Not a lot of choices on the menu, but what we had was quite tasty (although the portions are a bit small, that might be an advantage...More

Thank Jeff940
Reviewed 12 November 2015

The lady serving us was so friendly and helpful and really made the meal that much more enjoyable. She recommended the pumpkin pancakes to us as they were the seasonal item, and they were amazing. The portion was huge and she wrapped up our leftovers...More

Thank cje291989
Reviewed 31 October 2015

We ate about 5 times (on a 10-day trip in NY) in this cosy restaurant, so that says it all. Food is really delicious as for breakfast as for lunch. And from November, on they will also open for dinner. They serve each day different...More

Thank Jokke62
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Nice place for having breakfast and a coffee. Good atmosphere and good service. We had a fruit yoghurt with a muffin which was really good.

Thank J D
Reviewed 24 March 2015

We had to wait to get a table, but they have a cafe separated from the restaurant, so we had a fun wait while drinking coffee and tea. A light, airy cafe with busy waiters. One of the tables next to us had a problem...More

Thank Kendall B
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catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
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old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$25
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 523 E 12th St, New York City, NY 10009-3840
    (Between Ave. A & Ave. B)
  • Public Transportation: 1 Ave. (L) 3 Ave. (L)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-677-2616
  • E-mail
It is with heavy hearts that after 17 years, we close our cafe doors on February 1st 2018.

Ciao for Now is a family-owned and operated catering company that has been proudly serving NYC for over 17 years. We specialize in market-to-table menus prepared fresh daily from the highest quality ingredients. We are committed to providing healthy, original and delicious menus with vegan and gluten-free options.
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