Ciro (“Cheero”) Itailian Kitchen and Bar, located at 120 West Union Street in Athens Ohio, began as a vision of both Saundra Buck and Francis McFadden, both wanting to collaborate to create a classic Italian restaurant in the heart of Ohio University.
Buck, a local, graduated from Federal Hocking High School in 2010 and joined the United states army right away, deployed twice as Ammunition Supervisor. Saundra graduated Hocking College with an Associates of Science and is passionate about her role as co-owner of Ciro.
McFadden, from Philadelphia, holds degrees in Hotel Restaurant Management, Business Administration and Education from Drexel University, and is the the recipient of the National Restaurant Association Coveted Salute to Excellence Award.
Ciro’s menu includes pasta and flatbread pizza, antipasti, salads, sweets, a full service-coffee bar, and a full-service bar. It’s located down Union Street past the Diner and next to the Smiling Skull, and what is now Dr. Pizza, what I always call “the Late Night Pizza building” for any “Old school townies” reading.
The name “Cirò” refers to a commune/town in Southern Italy, known for their amazing culinary prowess, in the province of Crotone, in Calabria, which has inspired the team and their amazing menu.
Tom, William and all of us here at Eden Marketing have enjoyed building the website CiroInAthens.com and had a ton of great input from both Saundra and Fran. What we’ve come up with is a slick little (WordPress) system where you can browse the menu, order to-go, reserve a seat for a pleasant “socially distanced” indoor meal, sign up for their free newsletter, or interact with Ciro’s active social media pages.
“Our website is getting better every day! Thanks to Roman Warmke and the team at #edenmarketing
They’ve helped create this fierce site and are teaching me the basics to WordPress at the same time!
Check it out and check them out yall!!” – Saundra Buck, Owner, Ciro Restaurant
Check out more of our work on our Updates area, and drop by Ciro Italian Kitchen and Bar in Athens for a unique and flavorful Italian dining experience right here in the heart of Ohio University.