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
Incredible and amazing experience. Every dish that comes out of the kitchen is so well done and cooked to perfection. Pasta cooked al dente and tasted wonderful . Same attentive waiter who remembered us, providing us with world class customer service. This restaurant never disappoints.
We brought friends- everyone loved their dinners.
Alway good food and service!!
Good food, casual atmosphere, unpretentious restaurant for OC
Will definitely return
My husband and I love this restaurant. Prices are reasonable and food is delicious. I ordered the lobster ravioli. It's excellent. The sauce is like a lobster bisque. So much flavor. The pastas are also wonderful. Service was top notch. This is a nice find for us and we will keep coming back.
An absolute must dining experience! Food was amazing. I had the Bistec and my Wife had the Sea Bass and both were cooked to perfection. Miguel was our server and he took care of us as if we were his family !! I’ll be back soon
I have dined here several times. Always on the patio. Lovely experience. The food has always been consistently good and the service was excellent
We absolutely love ciao pasta! The best pizza this side of Rome! The meatballs are the best I’ve ever had and the bruschetta is fabulous. Truly a gem in San Juan Capistrano.
Can't wait to go back and try something else. Great food. Beautiful night on the patio and a play at the mission afterwards.
Food was well seasoned and prepared perfectly. Service was attentive and helpful.
Pretty good experience overall
We ate outside on patio and everything was perfect and delicious
Me met a dear friend there and also celebrated a birthday. Corkage of $25 is high. The Italian restaurants like Magia Bene and Tutto Fresco that we frequent are $15 and no corkage on Sundays at Tutto Fresco.
Food & wine were delicious!
Empty restaurant yet the next party into the restaurant was seated so close by - directly next to us with little spacing. We had reservations. When leaving, there were still many tables empty. A little space would have been nice. We get it when a restaurant is full - however, with so few people in there, we may have well been seated with the other party making conversations awkward.
Lovely outdoor patio dining. Birthday cannelloni with chocolate chips. Very fresh capellini and good service.
our dinner was wonderful and our service was excellent :)
Beautiful early evening on the patio. Excellent service. Had the Burrata/beets, meatballs, short rigatoni and carbonara. Finished with the Affogato. All excellent. Need to go again and try some more of the menu.
Delicious food that you can’t stop eating. Staff was personable and attentive. All you can ask for in a dining experience. I wanted to eat both my dish and my husbands.
Wonderful food & ambiance like always. Wish you would move to Scottsdale so we don’t have to wait so long between visits. Will be back.
Somehow I forget the incredible hospitality at Ciao Pasta, until I walk in the door again ... a hearty warm and personal greeting, choosing the perfect table for our needs, making recommendations - from the host to the wait and bussing staff, everyone is friendly yet professional. And the food is delicious, from the bread with olive oil and tapenade starter, to the house-made tira misu for dessert.
This was my first visit to Ciao however it will not be my last. It's now my favorite Italian restaurant.
This is our second time there and another great meal. The short rib pasta is so good.
This is one of our favorite spots to dine. Love the ambiance and the food. Never disappoints.
A neighborhood gem!
While the food was delicious, the service could have been better…perhaps an off night. On the website the restaurant looks more new and modern than reality…more like family style charming.
Always a favorite for family, date night and celebration time for atmosphere and great food treats💕💕💕
The tables were set beautifully. The outdoor patio had broken sunlight and a cool breeze. It could not have been more perfect for Fathers Day. We had Pizza as an Appetizer. Fresh. Delicious. Chewy crust. The Bartender made a fantastic Bloody Mary. Light and Snappy. And our entrees were excellent. Ciao Pasta with Chicken is an sure winner. The Salmon Filet had seared edges and a pink center. Perfect. And the manager stopped by to check on us. They make you feel special at Ciao Pasta. The staff call out to each other to ensure the guest is taken care of. You feel like you are in an Italian Restaurant. As it should be. Five Stars!
Fabulous food. Superb service
Best date night spot! Huge patio and romantic ambience. Perfect for our third wedding anniversary! Amazing food, service, and ambiance. Amazing dinner.
Everything about this place was 5 Star. I really enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Parking on the other hand was a challenge.
We were greeted withgreat enthusiasm. Patio dining was very pleasant. The pasta was delicious. Service was great. We are looking forward to going back and try the pizza and salads.
A first dinner since the Covid with a friend from Boston.
Our server Berta was great. The food was average. Even though we had a reservation we were seated on the patio. Next time I'll specifically request indoor seating. The noise level was very high due to road noise and a very loud and shrill large birthday party table.
Always a local favorite. Patio seating is always good for people watching. The braised rib dinner and the chicken parm were amazing! Went different this time with food choices, and was not disappointed!
Great food. Great service and amazing location and patio dining.
Great food and service. Nice ambiance as well!
Warm, well run Italian reastaurant. We will return.
Ciao Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 496-5002.
Ciao Pasta is rated 4.8 stars by 692 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.