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.
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 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!
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.
Just love it here! Always a great experience!
Fantastic Italian food with amazing service! The patio was nice and warm and the overall experience was on point!
I miss the old restaurant design with the comfortable ambiance. Was told the corkage fee was $15 and was charged $25. Will not recommend and am sorry because the food is good and we live right in town.
A beautiful day to sit outside and have lunch. Our meals were incredible. The service and our waiter George made our meal very enjoyable.
We had dinner with friends who had not been to the restaurant and they enjoyed it very much. We enjoyed it as much as we had on our previous visits. We had a 6:00 reservation and decided to go earlier and were seated right away at a table we had requested. We all had a different entrees and everyone enjoyed their meals. We can't wait to go back.
Wonderful and comfortable outdoor patio. Indoor dining is very nice too. Outstanding food, wine and dessert! My 3rd time but it was my two friend’s first time and they like it so much they plan to be back. They were happy to find a good quality Italian restaurant in this area.
Great food w excellent service
The service was attentive as always - our pasta dishes are always cooked al dente. A true treasure in the heart of San Juan Capistrano. Don't miss eating here and enjoying homemade cuisine.
All the dishes were a bit too salty.
Great Food and Service. They had our reservation and got us right in.
Lasagne was awesome! Service is always great...we love Ciao Pasta❤️
The food is very average and for what we paid. Been there now 3 times trying to find something that was not too salty and a tasty. The place is over rated and over priced . We will not be returning again!
Had dinner here with friends and it was perfect. The patio is lovely and the food is great!
We've been coming here for 19 years and always enjoyed the experience, but things just keep getting better - the changes with the menu and decor are amazing and we congratulate them for moving forward. The food is delicious, the service exceptional and the ambiance is magical.
A wonderful luncheon experience. The pastas are superb and the service was outstanding. Our waiter knows our likes and he's absolutely wonderful. A true asset and gem. Will come back real soon. Highly recommended as a superior choice in South Orange County for quality Italian cuisine in a pleasant atmosphere.
Birthday dinner in ITALY 💕💕🎂🎂
Wonderful place as always ‼️
Best of San Juan Capistrano ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
Love the food service and outdoor dining
Some of the best pizza I have ever had!
We had a lovely family birthday dinner. Service was excellent, food was good, we will return!
We had a nice evening! definitely would recommend and we will go there again
Great food and the outside seating is very nice. Giuseppe was an amazing waiter!