Happy hour at Ciao Pasta includes discounted house wine and beer, where guests are free to indulge in the beverages as they share affordable salads and calamari appetizers. Enjoy homemade martinis and wood-fired pizzas for a comfortable and fun dining experience.
Bowties, free range chicken, mushrooms, tomato cream sauce
Herbs crusted and baked, cherry tomatoes, garlic, over spinach
Portobello ravioli, shallots, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, light cream
Great authentic Italian food. Nice patio and servers are very friendly.
Patio dining at Ciao Pasta is a wonderful experience.
Staff was very friendly and helpful
The food was an experience in itself. Taken back to our travels in Italy. We celebrated our daughter 19th birthday and she requested this restaurant after dining here the night before with extended family. 2 nights in a row was not enough. Loved this restaurant and experience.
A great evening out with friends for good food and a wonderful ambiance. All in our group were vaccinated and we went out for a Easter dinner.
It was our first time at CIAO, won’t be our last. It was fantastic. Food excellent, ambiance was perfect. Wait staff was a little slow but that allowed us to linger a little longer and enjoy the warm evening. We’ll be back for sure!!
Fist time we have dined there since, March, 2020. So happy to be back. Food, service, ambiance, everything was wonderful. Gorgeous warm evening, so we sat on the patio. Started with Martinis. Finished with Daou. Mmmmm. Bread was warm. Caesar’s salad, followed by Spaghetti and Meatballs. Excellent on all. Incredible being back. Thank you!
Food was delicious and service was very quick. Great local Italian restaurant.
Everything was delicious! From pizza to all the pastas (gnocchi and ravioli) house salad with delicious dressing and eggplant appetizer (our family is vegetarian). Everything was delightful!!! Even the espresso at the end. Good wine list also. It’s a must! Authentic delicious Italian!!
Absolutely amazing, 10/10 recommend!
Love Ciao Pasta! Great food, awesome service, beautiful setting inside or out. One of my favorite places for Italian food or any food!
This is our favorite Italian restaurant in south Orange County!
Good food, good service. best to dine outside in good weather.
I love Ciao Pasta! The outdoor seating is fabulous and the food is always tasty
We were not impressed with the quality of food. We ordered 2 appetizers and 4 main dishes. Appetizers were better but the main dishes unfortunately wasn’t good.
Delectable cuisine, pleasant ambiance, and attentive service.
Service and cooking were great as always. Wonderful lasagna and Chicken Limone!
Ciao Pasta has been a family favorite restaurant for over 5 years. I recently came here during the pandemic, and the service was exceptional + the food was amazing as always. I would highly recommend going here if you want an amazing Italian dinner with quiet ambiance.
Always a wonderful meal. Great service and excellent food.
Great patio for outdoor dining, food was great, short rib pasta and Branzino recommended
Amazing authentic Italian food, nice patio and great service.
Had a good time talking to Pasquale.
Delicious Sunday lunch!
Everything was great!!
We’ve eaten here for many years and have never had a bad experience. The owner is always overseeing the operation and walking around making sure everyone’s happy.
All good value
I love the Brasstown. Braised short rib with homemade pasta
Excellent night out! Staff is on point and the food was stellar for all four of us!
This is one of my favorite places to go! The service is great and I have always been so pleased with my food!
The food and service were so outstanding. They’re super quick to bring out food, refill your drink, etc. The food tastes phenomenal. Eat here!!
Great place, great food. We’ve been here a few times and each time it’s always good. Love the location as well. We will be back again!
Such a great restaurant! Everything is so fresh and delicious. Very clean and very good about spacing guests apart. The burrata beet salad is the best! Highly highly recommend!
As in my prior visits, the food was excellent. Their patio works well, it is a very pleasant atmosphere and there is adequate spacing between tables. Love their heater system as it is overhead and heat evenly distributed, no hot or cold spots at least for my party. Service was impeccable.
I thought the food was great! It was a very cold day to be stuck on the patio, but it is what it is. I would highly recommend Ciao Pasta again -- and I would wear a coat!
The Salmon salad was outstanding. We sat on patio by fireplace - comfortable and quiet space. First visit - had a lovely time.
Ciao pasta was amazing as always! Great dinner to celebrate a special birthday! Highly recommend!!
It was a wonderful lunch outside
As I have commented in my past reviews, the food is excellent, but the service is lacking. Our server did not ask if we wanted anything to drink. He just asked what we wanted to eat. When I said, you did not ask if we wanted a drink, he responded, it is lunch time so I didn't want to push you to order a drink. I said, you should always ask as we did want to have wine with our meal. Also, they drop the food to the table and immediately walk away. We have had better servers, but this server seemed to have an attitude. I feel the wait staff should be trained to be more professional.
Ciao Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 496-5002.
Ciao Pasta is rated 4.8 stars by 619 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.