Ciao Down ready to feed Marana music lovers


The Town of Marana likes their Free Concerts and Free Movies in the Park series to be a full experience. In addition to fun movies and great music, we like to invite unique food trucks to fill out the evening. For this week’s Notes From Neptune Concert on Saturday, September 2 we are thrilled to introduce Ciao Down as one of our latest food truck vendors.

Not only does Ciao Down served fantastic pizza and Italian Sodas, but owner Paul Reyes has lived in Marana for over two decades, as well as working at a local resort. Or as Reyes says, his pizza may be new to Marana, but he is not.

“We are excited to bring signature flavors to Marana,” Reyes said.

The Ciao Down pizza truck is a key to the pizza itself. All of their pizzas are made on board their truck in our double deck 900 degree electric ovens.

“Having such high temperatures means we can go from dough to plate in under 2 minutes,” Reyes explained.  

The truck is also designed so that customers can actually see the Ciao Down crew making their pizza. They call it their “open concept kitchen” that leaves all of the mystery out of the pizza making process.

Their Italian sodas are handcrafted and available in hundreds of different flavor combinations, making it a near certainty that you will be able to find just the right style for your pallet.

Most of Ciao Down’s pizzas have their five-cheese mix and fresh ingredients. You can find traditional pizzas like supreme, pineapple, and peperoni, but also have their unique Prickly Pear Jalepeno Pizza, which includes cream cheese stuffed peppers, bacon, and Ciao Down’s prickly pear bacon jam.

Ciao Down is a true family affair. Reyes and his wife opened the truck as a way to spend more time with his daughter, and he admits his inspiration as a chef comes from his father, a great chef in his own right who also works on the truck.

“Without him the whole thing would not taste as great as it does today,” Reyes said.

Ciao Down will be at Crossroads at Silverbell Park beginning at 6:30 p.m. and Notes from Neptune hit the stage at 7:00, giving you plenty of time to indulge in some pizza and Italian Sodas before or during the show.