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.
Excellent in all ways!!!
We love Ciao Pasta - all around! The service, the food, the ambiance - perfecto.
The salmon is always amazing.
I had a great experience the food was very good!
Been to better italian.
Lunch gathering of old friends. Wine list was very nice and the appetizers were good, bland but good. The entrees sounded so much better than they tasted and the tab was pretty high for lunch
Great evening with family celebrating birthday!
This is one of our never fail, go to local places. Consistent quality on the food and casual patio dining!
Our first time at Ciao Pasta and we were pleasantly surprised. It was a Saturday night and a little crowded so the tables on the patio were a bit closer than six feet apart. The service was a little slow but the food made up for it. The bread was delicious and the house salad large enough to split. I had pasta and my wife had the veal with a lemon sauce. Both were wonderful. We will be sure to go back again to try a couple of other dishes.
This is our fourth time eating at Ciao because we like it a lot. The owner is there to welcome you as you enter and is very present throughout the restaurant. Right now, it is patio dining only due to the covid-19 requirements, but that has not affected the quality of the food nor the service. Both remain very good. The branzino fish entree is delicious along with their chicken breast entree. My husband always orders their seafood pasta. He eats half of it and enjoys the rest the next day at home. All of the entrees are delicious. You can't go wrong no matter what you order. Ciao is located in a delightful setting right across the street from the SJC Mission. Parking is readily available in the public parking lot near the entrance. This has become one of our very favorite restaurants in the area. We always know eating there will be a nice experience.
Great dinner, staff was courteous and food was delicious!
We were very impressed with Pascal (owner) and his team. They have created a safe environment during this Covid mess and delivered superb service and food. Never disappointed in going here. The food is fresh and delicious.
Excellent service and food is always fresh and delicious.
Took my daughter to Ciao for her 19th birthday, as it’s one of her favorite restaurants and we both love authentic Italian food, plus during coronavirus restrictions, we know it has a large and welcoming outdoor dining area. Our server was very polite, all staff wore proper PPE and were still polite and friendly, even though our reservation was at 8 pm on a Sunday. Service was never rushed, with true Italian hospitality and it was relaxed, which was especially refreshing during this stressful pandemic. Lovely food and evening!
Great all around!
Food was amazing. Can’t wait till next time. The braised short rib is simply addicting.
The patio was open for dining and they were so hospitable! Their efforts for cleanliness were apparent. There was a fresh, clean smell present as we approached the table. The servers were welcoming and generous with the amount of time we sat and visited. The space was airy and pleasant. Overall a great experience! The food was good too!
The food was great as always! The staff was great with keeping tables separated and guests not sitting close by any means. The food was delicious and the staff was friendly as always. A favorite for us all!
Delicious as usual
Always love Ciao Pasta!!! Great food, ambiance and very clean!!!
Wonderful experience...food and service is so good.
Our to go restaurant for Italian food. Authentic, delicious and great service.
Everything on their menu is authentic and delicious. The owner is very kind and attentive to detail, especially right now with Covid restrictions.
Great food, service, and patio. Perfect in today's new normal
Fantastic patio dining. Food is great and Ruben is the best!
Loved it! Great outdoor spot!
Excellent food and service- seared halibut and rotelli de pasti are legend
It’s worth the drive to this awesome Italian restaurant. Everything is good and fresh. Service is great. It’s really nice to be able to sit outside at this nice place and enjoy a good sit-down dinner during this pandemic!
A gem of an Italian restaurant. Even with the challenges of the times Caio Pasta delivered a great experience for date night! Do yourself a favor and try the Limonchello Gelato dessert! It is one of the most refreshing desserts I’ve ever had.
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!
Ciao Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 496-5002.
Ciao Pasta is rated 4.7 stars by 505 OpenTable diners.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.