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.
One person had the herb crusted halibut, which was overdone and with crust & all, not more than a 1/2 inch thick.
One person had the Lamb rack special, it was presented with chine in place could not cut through each chop...hard to eat and not a lot of meat....only other thing on plate was what resembled cubed breakfast potatoes with nothing on them, and no greenery or vegetable side.
Two people had the pork pasta special...which was about 95% pasta, and not much else.
Shared a burrata beet appetizer...burrata was dried out and crumbly, beets consisted of 3 paper thin slices and about 5 halved grape tomatoes
None were good! Pasta dish, lamb dinner, and 1/2 a beet appetizer, 1/2 caesar, with bottle of $40 wine and tip was $150...definitely not worth it!
Very good food
We love the "everything" about it; food, wine, bread, patio and staff
Excellent Food and Great Service! Love sitting on the patio!
Very special time at Ciao Pasta. Service was wonderful and the food was, as always delicious.
The best halibut and salmon salad ever!
We had such a lovely evening on the patio- so happy to see the restaurant so busy after quarantine! The service was fantastic and the food was delicious!
Love the food and service. Patio was beautiful.
Outside is nice! Especially given the pandemic. Inside is a bit bland and quite loud.
Good food, service can be slowish.
Will definitely be back! Food, service and ambience top notch!
Great food, Great service, Good looking!
We have been going here for years...and never ONCE been disappointed. Try the branzino...it is world-class.
What a great place. Best Italian I have had in years. Great service and ambiance. I had the Pappardelle and my GF had the Chicken Parm. Both we exceptional!
Always great food and great service! The Ciao Pasta dish is amazing! This is our local go-to for authentic Italian!!
We've been going to Ciao for 23 years. It is and always has been an outstanding restaurant with great people, a great owner, really nice ambiance and the food it to die for.
Service was a bit off but the food as usual was great
Love sitting out on their patio
Food is great, always consistent. The service, and the owner Pasquale makes t your dinner special!
Food was fantastic and the service matched the food. Definitely a place for all occasions.
best Italian restaurant around, would recommend to everyone
Wonderful ambiance and terrific food! Please support this local restaurant in San Juan Capistrano.
Great setting, good ambiance, very good Italian cuisine all at a fair price. Great deal!
It was great to be back at a restaurant after the ling lock down. Ciao Pasta’s patio is perfect for social distancing. The service was wonderful as was the food. My husband loves the squid ink linguini with seafood. The gnocchi is to die for and I normally don’t like gnocchi. Their gnocchi is so delicate and tender. The polpette is a favorite starter. Love the hurrata on it. Delightful. Bravo Ciao Pasta.
Authentic Italian, best in South OC!
Ciao has become our go-to favorite for a nice evening out, family celebrations, meeting with friends. Their food is consistently delicious and the ambience is warm and inviting. Their patio dining is wonderful for summer evenings. Staff is always welcoming and you can tell they put love into what they do.
Everything from the starters to the chocolate lava cake was amazing! great ambiance and great wine! You wont be disappointed.
Pasquale always makes you feel welcomed
Dinner date with my husband. Ciao Pasta employees did a phenomenal job and everyone was wearing masks. They had all tables for enough on their patio as well for safe social distancing while dining. Everything was great!
Great, as always. Great homemade pasta and Italian food plus a beautiful restaurant. Good service by a friendly and welcoming staff.
Fundraising for JSerra Business Magnet
Very nice dinner. Pastas are freshly made, good sauces. Nice salumeria appetizer. Reasonably priced wines. Great service. Nice heated patio on chilly evening !
First time dining here. Loved everything about it! Staff was extremely attentive and made excellent food/wine recommendations. Food was AMAZING. Perfect place for date night-GREAT ambiance. Can’t wait to go back!
Appetizers and entrees were excellent but dessert was only so-so. Coffee was lukewarm and served with milk instead of cream. Service was very good.
We love this place. The people are very friendly and the food is very good. We have been there several times and have always been pleased with the experience.
Cozy ambience; great service, good food.
Pasta is so good. Many dishes different than the typical Italian place. Service was friendly and prices are good. Love their ambiance.
Excellent restaurant. Nice patio, great food.
Always a good choice for delicious food.
Overall really good not a great wine list though a little lacking in that area. Great atmosphere. One loud drunk woman ruining it for the rest of the patio diners but other than that very good.
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.
Ciao Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 496-5002.
Ciao Pasta is rated 4.7 stars by 476 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.