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.
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!
Always so pleasant to sit outside. Has a celebratory mood. Temperature perfect due to heaters. Food is always amazing and reasonably priced. And the lemoncelo desert is to die for
Overall, good food and nice atmosphere. Service was a little slow tonight compared to other nights we’ve dined here. Bruschetta was excellent as were the pasta dishes. Chicken special was a little over cooked but tasty. Deserts were very good, especially the Apple Tart, which is amazingly light. We’ll be back.
We were warmly welcomed and seated quickly. The service was very attentive throughout the meal.
Unfortunately the food wasn’t as satisfying as the service. The beet salad came with arugula which was drenched in vinaigrette. The flavors were good, there was just so much dressing that I could only eat the beets. My husband found the same problem with his house salad.
My salmon entree came with pasta. I am gluten free and they subbed gf penne. That was very nicely done - many restaurants overlook the gf pasta but they cooked it perfectly and it was tossed with a delicious garlic and mushroom sauté. The salmon itself was fine - could have been taken off the grill sooner.
Always a great meal. Pretty outdoor patio
We have been coming here for years, it is simply one of the best Italian restaurants in Orange County. The best outdoor patio seating around!
Considering they had prom events so the restaurant was very busy the service levels and the food was exceptional. Drinks and appetisers were delivered very quickly and the mains not too quickly. If I was to be constructive the only issue was I had to chase to pay the bill at the end. We sat outside and the vibe was very cool. The Ciao Pasta is definitely something I would recommend.
All 4 of us left after having a great dinner and great service.
A local favorite and the food and service never fail! LOVE this place!
Outstanding find in San Juan Capistrano. Great food and service. A return visit is definitely in order!
Wonderful restaurant! Food was amazing!
Celebrated finding my bio father and my two new sisters. Had an amazing bottle of Amarone! We have been many times but the new family hadn't they loved it! Sat outside it was lovely and we were able to talk and catch up. Also the waiter brought a candle on a dessert and we got to celebrate our fist birthday together. Yummy yummy
I would highly recommend this restaurant. The next best thing to eating pasta in Italy. We ordered pappardelle and orecchiette pasta dishes because the waiter told us they were homemade noodles. THEY WERE AMAZING.....light and so flavorful.
Good food, good service.
My favorite Italian restaurant! The best food, cocktails and service always. Highly recommend to anyone looking for a great dining experience.
Good food and service. Love the patio for dining. Has the salmon salad and it was excellent.
we sat outside on the terrace and our evening was lovely. the food was delicious and our service was stellar. we will be back :)
Consistently amazing! I am always impressed with this place, from the welcoming greeting, the service, the food and the cocktails. I will keep coming back again and again!
The good : honest Southern Italian fare
The not so good : not so customer friendly
I’ve been to hundreds of Italian restaurants in my life - all over the world - and one thing sticks out. They are all welcoming and friendly. Not so with Ciao.
Maybe the owner lacks the charm and that rubs off on the staff.
That’s the difference between a good and great restaurant.
Top notch wait service and the food is excellent - pasta was tasty and flavorful. It's always a pleasure to dine in this wonderful restaurant.