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
Grilled wild caught salmon, organic greens, walnuts, dried cranberries, goat cheese, seasonal fruit, strawberries, vinairgrette
Herbs crusted and baked, cherry tomatoes, garlic, over spinach
Wine list has some gems and the prices are really good! The food is off the charts! Love Ciao Pasta!!!!
What a gem! Fantastic Italian food.. can’t wait to go back. The carbonara was amazing!
The patio is the place to be.... Food was great, Miguel our waiter was great and the atmosphere is the best. Pasquale, the owner came by to say hello which was also a nice touch.
Wonderful meal and great service. We were very pleased. Thank you!
Ciao NEVER disappoints. The food is delicious, the environment is tranquil and invites you into the conversation.
Delicious food, attentive waiters, nice atmosphere. You can't go wrong eating here.
Love the feel of the place and the food was excellent. Great service and reasonably priced.
If anyone says "Italian". We say "Ciao". It doesn't get any better. The bread is always fresh. The salad is always crispy and the main course its always hot.Love all the wait staff. They don't miss a beat!!
Love, love 'love CIAO
Just a perfect evening on the patio at our favorite Italian restaurant! Food was great! Service fabulous…. Thank you!
Live the Ciao Pasta!
Best Italian food !!
Miguel was a great waiter. 10 out of 10 would recommend
What a great place! Everything about it was wonderful. Looking forward to coming back soon!
Delicious as always! Started with pizza as appetizer and then short rib pasta! My favorite
One can never go wrong with this local favorite! The menu has been condensed, but still great plates to choose from. Always an energetic place with awesome service... and great people watching!
Service outstanding, food delicious, great wine list, beautiful patio setting! One of our absolute favorite restaurants!!
1st visit and will be back!
Great service, food quality and accommodating on menu request.
Awesome location and amazing staff. Our Waiter Ruben was super. He helped us creat a wonderful vegan dish. Outside dining is perfect for couples and friends.
Hidden gem in the bustling San Juan Cap depot area. Absolutely fantastic authentic Italian fare at a sensible price. The Chilean Seabass will be in my memory for a long time. The patio is lovely but we look forward to returning to enjoy the unique indoor dining room.
It was an amazing dinner !! Will definitely go back !
Great food and really good service. I will be back soon
Really good food and atmosphere! I rarily give restaurants 5 stars but this was a very pleasant surprise! Will come back!
Great food, wonderful service, outdoor beauty! Love how they first serve focaccia with an anchovy olive oil. Bruschetta is delicious. Good pizza choices. I had the gnochetti with pesto which was a healthy serving and fragrant with garlic/basil. Others had spaghetti and meatballs and a seafood pasta. We were all very pleased.
Nice ambience, beautiful patio dining, and best of all was the delicious food, from the salad, entree, main course, freshly made pastas, and dessert. This is one of our local favorites and the best Italian food in Orange County.
We LOVE Ciao! We love the food! Amazing service! We go there at least once a week!
We were pleasantly surprised at this gem of a restaurant. It was so good. The service was excellent, the food was excellent, the wine list was also excellent.
Excellent meal and service
Love the patio and food here!
Fabulous food, great ambiance!
Went here to show my sister my favorite Italian restaurant in San Juan.. unfortunately (maybe due to the size of our party of 10) it wasn’t as great as I remembered.. my ribeye was over cooked and the others were under cooked..
pasta people were happy with their meal . Just felt rushed and I don’t like they add your tip for you.
I would not of tipped 20 % for the service we received.. bummed
Great food drinks and service!
It was busy when we were there (8:30pm on a Friday), so there were some delays getting the server's attention, but once we did they were very pleasant and nice despite the rush.
Food was good, we got carbonara and short-rib as our mains. We were happy with both.
Great restaurant, one of our favorites over the years. Does not disappoint.
We had a quiet table for my birthday dinner. The beet appetizer was good but we ran out of bread way before we finished it. The capellini was fair with overcooked tomatoes and a boring sauce. The fruti di mare looked good. The decaf double espressos were very generous portions served in regular sized coffee cups. We sat next to flowering plants that must have seen better days.
The branzino was excellent, fresh, masterfully prepared, well balanced with grilled vegetables. Wait staff were courteous and very friendly. Outdoor patio seating is very comfortable and has a nice ambience. Very satisfying experience overall. Keep up the good work and very importantly do not raise prices beyond reason, which was the primary factor for me to leave my former to-go place behind.
Nice patio area, fine service, but the food was really not very good.
Bread and oil dip - very tasty.
Calamari - rubbery, some pieces were not edible.
Carbonara- tasty, rich, and full of bacon.
Pizza - raw dough, the waiter took it back to try to cook it more but it was not salvageable. They kindly removed it from the bill.
The place does get quite a crowd and has a festive atmosphere.
It may have just been an off night in the kitchen.
Very good food. Owner was very accommodating even though we were his last of the night reservation. Looking forward to next time.
This is my favorite place to get gluten free pasta out of all the ones i’ve tried.
Really pretty location right across from San Juan Cap Mission. Yummy Italian food, salads and pizza.
Ciao Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 496-5002.
Ciao Pasta is rated 4.8 stars by 744 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.