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
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.
Great food and great service
Had a delightful lunch. The food, service and atmosphere were as good as it gets.
Great service, delicious food. Friendly Covid safe outdoor dining experience. Would highly recommend for any occasion.
When ever we travel to San Juan Capistrano, we make a point to have lunch or dinner, food is always excellent....
Great food, great service, and totally worth the price.
Great food from an attentive server, surprised we didn’t come here sooner. Very nice setting for a birthday dinner.
Best place to dine in San Juan Capistrano. We truly enjoyed our outdoor lunch dining in this place on a nice sunny Saturday. The location is very convenient with ample space for parking right across the San Juan Capistrano Mission Basilica. It offers great Italian meal choices and the servings are also very hefty. We will come back here another time.
My halibut was terrific!
We always get the same thing, the Tagliata salad, but instead of steak, we get salmon.
They have an open fire grill, so it's the best salmon we have ever had. We've given up having it anywhere else. Service is perfect, same servers for years, it's a team of people that work together to make sure your meal is perfect.
You will want to go back, I promise!
We have become a regular customer of Ciao pasta. It offers a great ambience, quality of entrees and service is true Italian style. You simply cant go wrong.
One of the most consistent restaurants in all of Orange County.
We celebrated my girlfriends birthday at Ciao and the food and service were great! It’s such a challenging time to celebrate with friends right now but Ciao made us feel welcome. For a moment everything felt normal which was really nice.
Soooooo good! Had the most delicious halibut special.
I have been enjoying Ciao Pasta for many years. I’ve had all kinds of occasions including date night, birthdays and every day dining. I can’t recommend the service and food enough. I’m so glad to have a place like this in my neighborhood.
Amazing food, service and ambiance as always! Our favorite Italian place hands down
Were so excited to get out and have date after being locked down due to COVID.
It was an amazing experience.
Server was a bit impatient to take order or explain food/drinks. Noise was loud mostly due to younger guests and some “energetic” guests. Must take into account COVID outdoor dining consideration but overall not a comfortable experience
Awesome family owned restaurant! Met Pasquel for the first time and enjoyed our conversation. His daughter was our server and so sweet!!! We look forward to dining there more often. Oh and the braised short rib by far one of the best!
We went here for NYE, and were greeted by (I think) the owner. He was SOOO nice, and made us feel like we were going into his home. We got to pick out our table, and everyone was nice to us. The waiting staff made us feel comfortable.
I know the servers need to wear masks, and so they did, but we would have LOVED to have seen the servers' smiles because we know it would have been great to see.
Everyone was nice.
We ordered from the Specials menu and the food came out so fast we couldn't believe it. The halibut was very good. The gnocchi was good, but maybe a little doughey and the sauce a little too garlicy.
Overall, our experience was tremendous and we'd go back here any time! Thank you!!
New Years Eve
Always a winner! First choice for food and ambiance!
Great spot and food and service were awesome.
This was my first time at the restaurant and it was a fantastic experience.
Look forward to returning soon
Ciao Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 496-5002.
Ciao Pasta is rated 4.8 stars by 606 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.