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.
Bow ties pasta, chicken mushrooms, pink sauce
Fresh chopped tomatoes, calamari olives, feta cheese, basil
Mozzarella cheese, Roma tomatoes, basil, evoo
Ciao Pasta is always tremendous. The food is righteous, the service is always fantastic and you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. My favorites are Rotelle and Brasato. But just an awesome place with awesome food.
OMG The best dinning experience! The patio was beautifully lit. We got to sit by the fireplace, the staff were so nice. The service was perfect and the food was delicious!!! Amazing place, I will go back again and again.
We love it there A+
Home style Italian cooking with both high quality and an authentic flavor.
Ciao Pasta is our favorite Italian restaurant. We invited friends for the first time and they loved it. We shared the Calamari appetizer, and we all had different pastas and everything was delicious. Our friends can't wait to return!
Excellent food! Lively atmosphere!
What a beautiful location, delicious food and even better service. I’d recommend this spot as a “must go” for a special occasion...or even just any night! Lots of items I need to come back and try.
Great food with a good price point.
We appreciated restaurant's masks and social distancing and even ate indoors, instead of on the patio which we'd reserved, because the inside tables were so well spaced.
We savored the special appetizer of beets with burrata and as well as the special entré of seafood and burrata ravioli. The excellent spumoni was like none we'd ever tasted and was served with atop bottom of cake.
We'd like to challenge the Puglian chef to something beyond squid pasta: spaghetti al nero di seppia, one of our favorite Italian dishes.
Thanks to all who made the night a special one!
Beautiful location. Outdoor patio is very nice. Food is always great!
Our first time here. Nice patio environment however the street traffic noise can be bothersome at times. The food was very good. The service was slow.
Love this local Italian gem! Took friends out who had never been and they LOVED it! You can't go wrong with anything on the menu. The Zuppa di Pesce was the table favorite, this paired with one of the genuine Italian wines makes for a great night out!
10/10 Incredible food and vibe
Pizza was thin crust, but soggy. Sent back and returned after more time in the oven, even more soggy. Pasta was just okay. Ribeye steak was chewy and lacked flavor, except for the excellent garlic sauce on top. Service was stretched thin, but quickly accommodated replacement food without hesitation.
My friend sent her chicken back. She couldn’t cut it. I had made the reservation...embarrassing!
We have dined here many times; it is one of our favorite Italian restaurants. The food is always excellent. Our only dissatisfaction is that the wait staff could be more professional and should be better trained. We had an appetizer and after we had finished eating, the waiter passed several times and looked at the dirty plates but did not pick them up until we said something. Waiter did not come by after we received our entrees to ask if we need anything else; I had to stop him to ask for more cheese for our pastas. Also one diner's plate should not be removed until everyone at the table is done eating. Good food and good service makes for a good dining experience.
BEST ITALIAN FOOD IN ORANGE COUNTY
NEVER A DISAPPOINTMENT
This was our 2nd time at Ciao Pasta, the first time we had dinner for a birthday celebration and we couldn’t stop talking about how amazing the food and service was. So we had to go back and again another amazing dinner.
Hands down to the chef and the staff. We can’t wait to go back
Husband and I got engaged here years ago (2006) we had been back a few other times after that and now fast forwarding about 7 years we returned and weren’t pleased :( quality of food was on the cheap side. Our calamari was not a full dish of calamari and had 25 rings and about 7 calamari scattered on top. My pasta was okay and husband pizza looked like cheese pizza 😬 not margherita pizza. I think we were expecting to much after all these years.
Everything was excellent. Nice people, great menu and glad to see them making it through these times. Our favorite Italian restaurant.
Delicious food, all around great experience! Would definitely recommend.
I really enjoyed my lunch on the shaded patio at Ciao Pasta. Great food, great service!
Food is exceptional. Such a great find. Authentic and reasonably priced.
Superb service and cuisine with a comfortable atmosphere.
Very nice patio seating and our service was wonderful. The food was delicious.
Nice patio, friendly service and great food. Wonderful menu with a nice selection. We enjoyed wonderful pasta dishes and the crusted Halibut. Leave room for dessert, it was authentic Italian just like the owner and the manager who are from the same town in beautiful Italy. I’ve already recommended it to my family and friends. We got our reservation easily on Open Table.
Great food for all four of us, pasta, pizza, and salad. Nice Patio and attentive service.
Love the food and service was excellent. They were fast and always going to the table refilling drinks, bread etc.
The service was friendly and just right! Food was delicious, as were the cocktails and after dinner drinks. This is a place to go to over and over again!
Impeccable service and fantastic food
Halibut special is to die for. Great service great venue
Always awesome!! Service and food always great!!
Ciao Pasta has a really lovely patio perfect for social distancing. The food is delicious and our server, Ruben, was attentive but not intrusive, and fun. Highly recommend Ciao Pasta!
Awesome! Food is excellent!
Amazing smelling food as it passes your table sparks inspiration as you try your best to select only one item from the menu. The consistency and flavor of the freshest ingredients. Wonderful staff, with an outstanding outdoor dining experience!
We have dined here many times and the food is always delicious. We went at 5:30 and they were not very busy. The service was a bit lacking. We waited at least 10 minutes before our water took our drink orders, and we had to make requests at least twice.
Amazing place, great service, simple and tasty food. Well done
The lobster ravioli was excellent. I would definitely order it again.
Gluten free pizza was fantastic. Love that your menu includes gluten free options!
Food as always was superb. Service on this night could have been more prompt, but a lovely evening nonetheless
Ciao Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 496-5002.
Ciao Pasta is rated 4.7 stars by 562 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.