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Ciao! Catering and Events/ Two Steps Downtown Grille

Danbury , CT
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5 Ives Street
Danbury, CT 06810 US (map)

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203-794-0032

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There’s a lot of love and care that goes into catering an event. We view all catering events as an extension of the home. Therefore, everything about the event should reflect the host’s... Read more
There’s a lot of love and care that goes into catering an event. We view all catering events as an extension of the home. Therefore, everything about the event should reflect the host’s taste in food, style and personality. It’s our job to get to know you and each time we communicate get closer and closer to what you ultimately envision. That’s why we want to meet with you, do multiple proposals, have constant communication and a tasting before you even think of committing to us. We are out to earn your trust and exceed your expectations. Read less
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INFO FOR CATERING

What event services do you provide?
Clean Up, Delivery, Set Up
What catering services do you provide?
Buffet, Cake Cutting, Cocktail Reception, Family Style, French Service, Hors d'oeuvres, Outside Cake OK, Plated, Server(s), Stations, Tastings
What types of cuisine do you cater?
African, American, Asian, British, Cajun, Caribbean, Chinese, French, German, Indian, Italian, Japanese, Latin American, Local, Mediterranean, Mexican, Middle Eastern, Southern, Southwestern, Spanish, Thai
What dietary needs can you accommodate?
Gluten Free, Lactose Free, No Pork, Nut Free, Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
What bar services do you provide?
Bartender(s)

REVIEWS

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Debbie
Wedding:
7/4/2016
5.0/5.0
We were so happy working with Ciao Catering. Tom and Kayte were so thorough and a pleasure to deal with. The whole staff was so nice even all of my guests commented on their cheery attitudes. The food was delicious! I highly recommend working with Ciao!
We were so happy working with Ciao Catering. Tom and Kayte were so thorough and a pleasure to deal with. The whole staff Read more...
We were so happy working with Ciao Catering. Tom and Kayte were so thorough and a pleasure to deal with. The whole staff was so nice even all of my guests commented on their cheery attitudes. The food was delicious! I highly recommend working with Ciao! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
8/6/2015
5.0/5.0
This catering service has made my husband and I feel special since the day we started to speak with them. First, they met with us to find out what kinds of foods we like and dislike and then they personalized a menu for our wedding. My husband is a vegetarian and they were extremely helpful with making sure the food was not contaminated with meat. At our event they brought all details together and made it work seamlessly. I requested that the bridal party have hors'deuvres serves at a different location at the venue and they were more than happy to oblige. They even assigned two waitresses to make sure my husband and I were getting everything we needed for the entire event. As for the food, all of our guests were coming up to us and telling us how delicious everything was. We had a sit down dinner for about 120 guests and the food came out quickly and very hot. No one was left waiting. The caterer even gave us left overs to take home. This catering service went above and beyond for my husband and I. If you aren't sure about this caterer my recommedation would be to use them because they will make your life much easier if you are planning your wedding by yourself. I planned my entire wedding and had to set up all decorations and take them down and Ciao! helped us take everything down. Lastily, my husband and I were able to control costs with this caterer and not make the wedding seem cheap. Our per head was 69 dollars and that's with steak, salmon, and eggplant for the main courses. This caterer also allows you to buy your own alcohol which is huge! You can customize what type of bar you want which saves a lot of money. Even though we did save a lot, our wedding did not look or feel cheap. My wedding day turned out perfect and I know that this caterer helped make it that way.
This catering service has made my husband and I feel special since the day we started to speak with them. First, they met Read more...
This catering service has made my husband and I feel special since the day we started to speak with them. First, they met with us to find out what kinds of foods we like and dislike and then they personalized a menu for our wedding. My husband is a vegetarian and they were extremely helpful with making sure the food was not contaminated with meat. At our event they brought all details together and made it work seamlessly. I requested that the bridal party have hors'deuvres serves at a different location at the venue and they were more than happy to oblige. They even assigned two waitresses to make sure my husband and I were getting everything we needed for the entire event. As for the food, all of our guests were coming up to us and telling us how delicious everything was. We had a sit down dinner for about 120 guests and the food came out quickly and very hot. No one was left waiting. The caterer even gave us left overs to take home. This catering service went above and beyond for my husband and I. If you aren't sure about this caterer my recommedation would be to use them because they will make your life much easier if you are planning your wedding by yourself. I planned my entire wedding and had to set up all decorations and take them down and Ciao! helped us take everything down. Lastily, my husband and I were able to control costs with this caterer and not make the wedding seem cheap. Our per head was 69 dollars and that's with steak, salmon, and eggplant for the main courses. This caterer also allows you to buy your own alcohol which is huge! You can customize what type of bar you want which saves a lot of money. Even though we did save a lot, our wedding did not look or feel cheap. My wedding day turned out perfect and I know that this caterer helped make it that way. Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
We planned this wedding ourselves and needed a professional catering service. Tom Devine not only co-ordinated and orchestrated his catering service but also linked-in with the other vendors and their requirements to ensure the whole event was cohesive. He, in effect, was the project manager of the day itself, right down to the timing of our guest arrivals and ceremony.
We had many compliments from our guests on the quality of the dinner - serving some 100 guests. We really appreciated Tom taking some of the organizational stress upon his shoulders and we always felt that we were in good hands.
We planned this wedding ourselves and needed a professional catering service. Tom Devine not only co-ordinated and Read more...
We planned this wedding ourselves and needed a professional catering service. Tom Devine not only co-ordinated and orchestrated his catering service but also linked-in with the other vendors and their requirements to ensure the whole event was cohesive. He, in effect, was the project manager of the day itself, right down to the timing of our guest arrivals and ceremony.
We had many compliments from our guests on the quality of the dinner - serving some 100 guests. We really appreciated Tom taking some of the organizational stress upon his shoulders and we always felt that we were in good hands. Read less
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Clive
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
We planned this wedding ourselves and needed a professional catering service. Tom Devine not only co-ordinated and orchestrated his catering service but also linked-in with the other vendors and their requirements to ensure the whole event was cohesive. He, in effect, was the project manager of the day itself, right down to the timing of our guest arrivals and ceremony.
We had many compliments from our guests on the quality of the dinner - serving some 100 guests. We really appreciated Tom taking some of the organizational stress upon his shoulders and we always felt that we were in good hands.
We planned this wedding ourselves and needed a professional catering service. Tom Devine not only co-ordinated and Read more...
We planned this wedding ourselves and needed a professional catering service. Tom Devine not only co-ordinated and orchestrated his catering service but also linked-in with the other vendors and their requirements to ensure the whole event was cohesive. He, in effect, was the project manager of the day itself, right down to the timing of our guest arrivals and ceremony.
We had many compliments from our guests on the quality of the dinner - serving some 100 guests. We really appreciated Tom taking some of the organizational stress upon his shoulders and we always felt that we were in good hands. Read less
Services Used: Catering, Wedding Planning
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
My husband and I got married this July (2015). When we first began planning our wedding, we decided that one of the most important things for us would be to have GOOD FOOD to serve to our guests. By selecting Ciao! Catering and Events, run by Tom and Kayte, we got just that (and lots more)! Our wedding cocktail hour and reception were both on the grounds of Candlelight Farms Inn in New Milford, CT. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS- and even weeks later, our guests are still raving about it. Prior to consuming the actual food, a lot went into preparing for the day! Tom and Kayte were both wonderful to work with. Their friendly demeanors, professionalism, open and honest communication, organization, and passion for their work are just a few of their best qualities. Tom and Kayte helped with WAY more than just the food- they helped us to plan layouts, plan and order rentals that we needed, and advise us about many other details that can often otherwise seem overwhelming. For our cocktail hour, we had passed appetizers, and for our wedding we had a buffet. Tom and Kayte were flexible with any and all decisions that we made, helped to customize our food choices to make them represent us, and took great care of our guests. When the reception was over, we had a sparkler send-off. My mom commented that she started to get a stomach ache just thinking about the clean up that was going to be required. Upon returning to the tent when we had left, she couldn’t believe what she had seen- Tom and the rest of his wonderful staff had already cleaned up all of the tables, and helped to organize all of our decorations into a neat pile under the tent. All that my family had to do was load their cars. In closing- we are looking forward to using Ciao! Catering and Events for all of our future food and service needs! They have gone above and beyond to make our wedding day the best day of our lives! Thank you, Tom & Kayte!
My husband and I got married this July (2015). When we first began planning our wedding, we decided that one of the most Read more...
My husband and I got married this July (2015). When we first began planning our wedding, we decided that one of the most important things for us would be to have GOOD FOOD to serve to our guests. By selecting Ciao! Catering and Events, run by Tom and Kayte, we got just that (and lots more)! Our wedding cocktail hour and reception were both on the grounds of Candlelight Farms Inn in New Milford, CT. The food was absolutely DELICIOUS- and even weeks later, our guests are still raving about it. Prior to consuming the actual food, a lot went into preparing for the day! Tom and Kayte were both wonderful to work with. Their friendly demeanors, professionalism, open and honest communication, organization, and passion for their work are just a few of their best qualities. Tom and Kayte helped with WAY more than just the food- they helped us to plan layouts, plan and order rentals that we needed, and advise us about many other details that can often otherwise seem overwhelming. For our cocktail hour, we had passed appetizers, and for our wedding we had a buffet. Tom and Kayte were flexible with any and all decisions that we made, helped to customize our food choices to make them represent us, and took great care of our guests. When the reception was over, we had a sparkler send-off. My mom commented that she started to get a stomach ache just thinking about the clean up that was going to be required. Upon returning to the tent when we had left, she couldn’t believe what she had seen- Tom and the rest of his wonderful staff had already cleaned up all of the tables, and helped to organize all of our decorations into a neat pile under the tent. All that my family had to do was load their cars. In closing- we are looking forward to using Ciao! Catering and Events for all of our future food and service needs! They have gone above and beyond to make our wedding day the best day of our lives! Thank you, Tom & Kayte! Read less
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Sheldon
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
Ciao / Two Steps did the catering for my daughter's 5/24/2015 wedding, and did a wonderful job. Kayte handled our wedding, and she was great to work with.

During the planning phase, she was very helpful in working with us to plan the menu, including dealing with some very unusual restrictions we needed to place on the food that would be available. She was always friendly and upbeat, and she was very responsive to the many change requests we made over time before the wedding.

At the wedding, she and all of her staff were efficient, friendly, and welcoming, greatly adding to the positive vibe of the wedding. The food was, without exception, delicious. And they willingly set up other decorations that we gave them beforehand.

And after the wedding, she and her staff quickly "boxed up" everything, including food, decorations, and flowers, and packed them in our car for us, so all we had to do was drive away.

From beginning to end, Kayte and her staff were great to work with. We all enjoyed the food very much, and many guests commented on the high quality of the food.
Ciao / Two Steps did the catering for my daughter's 5/24/2015 wedding, and did a wonderful job. Kayte handled our wedding, Read more...
Ciao / Two Steps did the catering for my daughter's 5/24/2015 wedding, and did a wonderful job. Kayte handled our wedding, and she was great to work with.

During the planning phase, she was very helpful in working with us to plan the menu, including dealing with some very unusual restrictions we needed to place on the food that would be available. She was always friendly and upbeat, and she was very responsive to the many change requests we made over time before the wedding.

At the wedding, she and all of her staff were efficient, friendly, and welcoming, greatly adding to the positive vibe of the wedding. The food was, without exception, delicious. And they willingly set up other decorations that we gave them beforehand.

And after the wedding, she and her staff quickly "boxed up" everything, including food, decorations, and flowers, and packed them in our car for us, so all we had to do was drive away.

From beginning to end, Kayte and her staff were great to work with. We all enjoyed the food very much, and many guests commented on the high quality of the food. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Jessica
Wedding:
5/24/2015
5.0/5.0
I'm sure as you read Ciao's reviews you will see a continuous pattern of 5 stars for everything, and I have to follow the same pattern; I literally have nothing negative to say about Ciao's service - both Tom and Kayte have been 100% by our side from start to finish.
Right from the start, we started sending menu ideas - we wanted to do something completely different by making our own dishes. Both Tom and Kayte helped us customize our menu, they gave us upfront pricing, and a free tasting which could feed a family of 4. Throughout the year we've worked with Ciao, Kayte has always answered emails within 24hrs, she has helped guide us around logistics, and they have given recommendations for vendors (liquor, rentals, DJs, bands). It's not just about the food, but how many wine glasses we'll need, what type of candles should we put on the table, they literally can answer any wedding logistic question!
The day itself was just phenomenal, coming from our church ceremony we were both greeted at the door to the reception by Tom and our own waitstaff, they assured us the food was looking great, they have everything under control, and if we needed something to eat and drink. The food itself was just superb, I couldn't have asked for more fresh, delicious, yet homely food! We have had many many compliments throughout the night, and post wedding on the food.
Not only with the food, but the staff that are a crucial part of the Ciao team we’re phenomenal. We can’t thank them enough for handling all of our eight home brewed beers, for accommodating everybody’s request, for checking in on my husband and I constantly. The servers mingled during cocktail hour, they knew exactly what they were serving, they accepted any request, and had a big smile on their faces the whole time!
We have to thank Tom, Kayte and the Ciao team for all of their hard work; they provided such a memorable, classy, yet homely experience!
I'm sure as you read Ciao's reviews you will see a continuous pattern of 5 stars for everything, and I have to follow the Read more...
I'm sure as you read Ciao's reviews you will see a continuous pattern of 5 stars for everything, and I have to follow the same pattern; I literally have nothing negative to say about Ciao's service - both Tom and Kayte have been 100% by our side from start to finish.
Right from the start, we started sending menu ideas - we wanted to do something completely different by making our own dishes. Both Tom and Kayte helped us customize our menu, they gave us upfront pricing, and a free tasting which could feed a family of 4. Throughout the year we've worked with Ciao, Kayte has always answered emails within 24hrs, she has helped guide us around logistics, and they have given recommendations for vendors (liquor, rentals, DJs, bands). It's not just about the food, but how many wine glasses we'll need, what type of candles should we put on the table, they literally can answer any wedding logistic question!
The day itself was just phenomenal, coming from our church ceremony we were both greeted at the door to the reception by Tom and our own waitstaff, they assured us the food was looking great, they have everything under control, and if we needed something to eat and drink. The food itself was just superb, I couldn't have asked for more fresh, delicious, yet homely food! We have had many many compliments throughout the night, and post wedding on the food.
Not only with the food, but the staff that are a crucial part of the Ciao team we’re phenomenal. We can’t thank them enough for handling all of our eight home brewed beers, for accommodating everybody’s request, for checking in on my husband and I constantly. The servers mingled during cocktail hour, they knew exactly what they were serving, they accepted any request, and had a big smile on their faces the whole time!
We have to thank Tom, Kayte and the Ciao team for all of their hard work; they provided such a memorable, classy, yet homely experience! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
4/26/2015
5.0/5.0
My husband and I were married at the Branford House in April of this year (2015). We researched over 30 caterers in the area and Ciao! Catering exceeded our expectations and met everything we were looking for:
1. An Unconventional Wedding Menu-sure, they have conventional wedding food (chicken, steak, seafood), but Ciao also offered options that gave our guests a unique experience. Louisiana Gumbo, Baby Back ribs that literally fell off the bone (no mess in my white dress), an array of pasta, a steak and potatoes station, tuna tartar, warm chocolate chip cookies with milk shooters. Our guests (and my husband and I) were beyond satisfied with the array of the choices.
2. Quality - from the tasting to the day of the wedding, the quali
My husband and I were married at the Branford House in April of this year (2015). We researched over 30 caterers in the Read more...
My husband and I were married at the Branford House in April of this year (2015). We researched over 30 caterers in the area and Ciao! Catering exceeded our expectations and met everything we were looking for:
1. An Unconventional Wedding Menu-sure, they have conventional wedding food (chicken, steak, seafood), but Ciao also offered options that gave our guests a unique experience. Louisiana Gumbo, Baby Back ribs that literally fell off the bone (no mess in my white dress), an array of pasta, a steak and potatoes station, tuna tartar, warm chocolate chip cookies with milk shooters. Our guests (and my husband and I) were beyond satisfied with the array of the choices.
2. Quality - from the tasting to the day of the wedding, the quali Read less
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Jamie
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
I'm not one to put all 5's into any rating, but Two Steps deserves it. Handled our daughter's wedding at our house beautifully with professionalism, a take-control attitude and a well thought out plan. Went beyond the call to manage the night and others, especially the rental vendor. And, the food got high marks all around from the quests.
I'm not one to put all 5's into any rating, but Two Steps deserves it. Handled our daughter's wedding at our house Read more...
I'm not one to put all 5's into any rating, but Two Steps deserves it. Handled our daughter's wedding at our house beautifully with professionalism, a take-control attitude and a well thought out plan. Went beyond the call to manage the night and others, especially the rental vendor. And, the food got high marks all around from the quests. Read less
Services Used: Catering
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Zoe
Wedding:
9/26/2014
5.0/5.0
As many of the other reviews say, my husband and I can literally not say enough great things about Ciao Catering.

Father/daughter team Kayte and Tom were amazing at every step of the way. Kayte promptly responded to all of my emails and phone calls during planning. She made great suggestions on the menu, on rentals, beverages, how to arrange the tables, on the timeline of the day - everything. She had expert advice on how to make the most of our budget. Kayte made sure that the plan for the day was tailored to exactly what we were looking for.

Tom was in charge day-of on our wedding. My husband met Tom earlier in the day during set up and later described him to me as having an "aura of calm about him" (a godsend on the craziest day of your life). He kept things moving, and kept them moving smoothly. His team of caterers where phenomenal. They were so friendly and attentive. One in particular made sure our cups were never empty and brought my husband and I our meals from the buffet. They were truly wonderful.

As a photographer myself, I've not only attended weddings, but worked them as well. Ciao Catering has set the bar so high; I have yet to be as impressed with another catering company's service, as I was with theirs. So look no further! You will not find a better catering service around.
As many of the other reviews say, my husband and I can literally not say enough great things about Ciao Catering.
Read more...
As many of the other reviews say, my husband and I can literally not say enough great things about Ciao Catering.

Father/daughter team Kayte and Tom were amazing at every step of the way. Kayte promptly responded to all of my emails and phone calls during planning. She made great suggestions on the menu, on rentals, beverages, how to arrange the tables, on the timeline of the day - everything. She had expert advice on how to make the most of our budget. Kayte made sure that the plan for the day was tailored to exactly what we were looking for.

Tom was in charge day-of on our wedding. My husband met Tom earlier in the day during set up and later described him to me as having an "aura of calm about him" (a godsend on the craziest day of your life). He kept things moving, and kept them moving smoothly. His team of caterers where phenomenal. They were so friendly and attentive. One in particular made sure our cups were never empty and brought my husband and I our meals from the buffet. They were truly wonderful.

As a photographer myself, I've not only attended weddings, but worked them as well. Ciao Catering has set the bar so high; I have yet to be as impressed with another catering company's service, as I was with theirs. So look no further! You will not find a better catering service around. Read less
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