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
Ravioli filled with portobello mushrooms and cheese, sun dried tomatoes, artichokes, cream
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
Great menu and good food! Outside patio can get a little noisy! But my vegetarian son loved the gluten free pizza and pasta.
Great neighborhood restaurant with patio dining. Always great food and service.
Ciao is a neighborhood gem. The food is fresh, seasonal and delicious. Their menu is varied and able to suit everyone's preferences. Excellent pizzas, pasta, fresh fish, chicken, port and steak. They have a good wine list, by the glass or bottle, that serves various price points. This restaurant has become one of our very favorite restaurants. Right now, it is outside patio dining only due to covid 19 restrictions, but they have a nice indoor dining room once the restrictions are lifted. Free parking is available behind the restaurant.
Perfect portions, delicious food, drink was perfect! Will go back to this local gem soon!
Best gluten free pizza ever! Coming back here every chance I get
One can never go wrong with Ciao. It's a local favorite and reservations are recommended....they can get vey busy! We've had everything from appetizers to pizza and entrees and never had a bad meal.
The food was excellent. The patio could use some fans as it was a it hot with no breeze.
We love this restaurant for the food and the service as it is always great.
Outstanding service from Ruben!
Wonderful food and service. We love their patio as well! Great little spot for everyday or date night!
Always good and staff are very personable.
I have been to Ciao Pasta numerous times. It’s my go-to for authentic Italian. I love the food, the ambiance, and the service so much I make the drive from San Diego. They never disappoint! I have brought friends/family here and they all agree...Ciao Pasta is THE BEST!
Ciao Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 496-5002.
Ciao Pasta is rated 4.7 stars by 549 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.