Quite simply the best Italian restaurant in the area. As one walks into the restaurant he or she will not find lofty ceilings, nor a massive dining area, nor the ""copy and pasted"" culture of a chain like Olive Garden. What one does find is a small, quaint, family owned restaurant with an owner, Frank, that truly cares for the customer. Try to name another local Italian restaurant where you could meet the owner and chef, not a manager hired by a corporation. The walls are adorned with one of a kind cultural items, some expertly painted by Frank's son, not simply printed from a machine. One can take all of this in as they wait to order their meal.
One gripe for some is that there is sometimes a long wait on busy days; however, I question these people as to why they want to have a ""quick meal"" at a family style, sit down Italian restaurant. What one gets is a many course meal, with plenty to eat while waiting for one's entree, traditional to the European style meal. There is always something to eat and drink as you enjoy your experience, lessening the wait for the excellent entrees.
Prices may seem somewhat expensive until you realize what you are getting with your meal. A meal typically comes with bread, soup, salad, an entree with very generous portions, and a side. The food is excellent, homemade, and mentioned before in very large portions. I never leave dissatisfied nor hungry. The desserts are also excellent when I am not too full to eat them! The Baked Italia, a dessert conceived by the owner's son, ranks as the best I have ever eaten. One must simply try this, as words can not describe how excellent it tastes.
I feel that a lot of the negative reviews written here either aren't specific enough to be valid complaints or are written by chronic complainers wishing to get a free meal, and were sorely disappointed when they did not. I would look past these reviews and try out the excellent food.
However, one should not just take my word. Go yourselves and experience Ciccanti's, as there is nothing quite like it locally. Likely you shall become a regular customer just as I, and many others are.
It comes as no surprise to me that Ciccanti's still exists after so many years in business in an industry where failure is the norm. It stands alone where many others have failed, and alone it stands as the king of local Italian restaurants.