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.
This is a wonderful restaurant and the next time we are in San Juan Capistrano will make a point of coming here. Salvatore Is a most gracious host and really knows the meaning of hospitality. The food is delicious, the ambience is terrific and Salvatore makes it even more special.
Nice italian restaurant. Would come back again. Service can be inconsistent and food quality as well.
Great food and amazing service. Can’t wait to go back.
This is a great Italian restaurant. The service is amazing. We enjoy it every time we are there.
You can always count on a wonderful time at Ciao Pasta
Great dinner day after Valentines. The lobster ravioli was excellent and the lamb chops were astounding (and a great value at $32). First time there and will definitely be back.
Always love this little spot in San Juan Capistrano. Always good food.
Wonderful experience for Valentines Day Dinner!
Best pizza in SJC! Love the staff!
Excellent and professional service. Food was good and the ambiance was fairly good.
Love the patio. The food was incredible! We ate there 2 times in one week when on vacation in Orange County. The inside looks beautiful too but I will always choose outside if the weather permits. The staff was perfect. Highly recommend!
Good food, attentive service. Noisy environment. Food took a long time to be served.
One of our favourite places in San Juan. Good for lunch too.
Pasquale and his staff are always great. Food .. amazing and service very good. We’ve been going for over 25 years and it’s always delicious!
Nice restaurant in front of the San Juan Capistrano Mission. Food was delicious great menu selection.
We usually sit on the patio but this time went inside since it was cold out. A bit noisier inside but still a wonderful place to eat. Great food and service.
Great service and food, as always!! Ciao Pasta never disappoints
Great experience, great food, great wines. Outside seating is warm and cozy!
Our Service was great!
I thought portion sizes were so small for pasta. Not worth 20$ for a tiny bowl of pasta. Hungry when I got home
Also 25$ corkage fee is ridiculous
Will not be back
Everything was phenomenal from the second we walked in. Chef came over to every table to ask about the food. Absolutely will be back.
Joseph was awesome as the food was incredible
Wonderful food!!! Great service! A place that will be our go-to for Italian food!!
we're longtime san juan capistrano residents and view ciao pasta as THE best restaurant in the city....
We go here regularly and always love it. Food and service is excellent.
We love Ciao Pasta! The ambiance, the food and the service are all outstanding! We highly recommend Ciao!
Had no problem getting a 6:30 PM same day reservation, and we (party of 3) were seated right on time. However, it was obvious that they were slammed. The service was very slow. We did not actually get our dinners until about 7:40 PM. We had the Ciao Pasta, Salmon and Halibut entrees respectively and all were excellent. Like this place and would recommend it. Hopefully the slow service was just an anomaly.
Outstanding food, ambiance and staff that like their job. Everyone that works at this place seem to have a good working relationship with each other and look happy to work at this restaurant. The service was excellent!
Loved the food! Enjoyed the wait staff! Would highly recommend this restaurant!
Very nice little Italian restaurant. Service was good, food was good. Bonus for me was very tasty gluten free pasta. Will return for sure!
Always enjoy eating here.
We had a nice table for two. Unfortunately it was near the door and it was a cold night. We kept getting the cold drafts each time the door opened. Sit anywhere else. The pasta was delicious and the wine selection delicious. Our service was poor. Our waiter kept disappearing on us so others apologized and delivered our food and clean silverware. He also did not know how to use the wine corkscrew and ended up breaking the cork in two. We will go back and try again.
So good with dairy-free and gluten-free options that are enjoyable by everyone.
This was our 3rd time and it is getting worse each time. My husband is still complaining about the food. My wine was spoiled, I only had 2 sips and then left the rest. The bread was the best part of the meal.
We have lived in Dana Point for 15 years and have never been here. We are quite picky with food and service and the whole experience was AWESOME. Our server Miguel was great and every single pasta dish we ordered was over the top incredible. Make sure to ask for the specials and dishes that they make that are not on the menu.. this is a must eat restaurant and the prices are so affordable! We loved it!
Loved the ambiance and the food was delicious. This is my daughter’s favorite Birthday place directly across from the Mission in our beautiful downtown San Juan Capistrano.
We dine here reasonably frequently and have never had a bad meal. Great for getting together with friends and family. Classy interior with a lovely outdoor patio. Great service. All the pasta dishes are very good.
Always a treat to dine at Ciao Pasta. The sea bass is amazing.
Trimmed down menu limits choices. Prices remain reasonable, and the patio is very nice. If you have that small of a menu, nightly special might make a big difference
Amazing experience as always.