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
Herbs crusted and baked, cherry tomatoes, garlic, over spinach
Portobello ravioli, shallots, artichokes, sundried tomatoes, light cream
Excellent menu of well prepared dishes. Nice wine list
Everyone at Ciao Pasta is extremely pleasant & helpful. The waiter, Jorge, even
remembers what we usually like to drink & our favorite pasta even if it isn’t on
the menu. The other waiter, Rubin, is also extremely pleasant & helpful. Our favorite Italian restaurant.
Always a favorite place of ours. Great service and food!
Food excellent...service spotty for there being very few people there.
Comfortable shaded patio, good spacing between tables, good variety of lunch choices. The salmon is delicious!
Authentic Italian food served by friendly staff. We had lunch on their beautiful patio overlooking the old Mission and we felt transported in Italy. Their Calamari appetizer is the best that I ever had. The grilled Salmon Salad was cooked perfectly. Overall a great experience and we are looking forward to go back
Mediocre food that was greasy. The Chilean Sea Bass on the daily specials was so-so. The Caesar salad had an of putting taste.
I love CIAo Pasta, espresso martinis are the beat and the carpaccio is delicious. I get the ciao pasta and love it.
We had a very nice experience dining at Ciao Pasta. The heated outdoor area was perfect for dining even on a cool April evening. Our dinners were both very good - short ribs/orecchiette and pasta rotelle.
Food was very good. Our entrees cooked to perfection. Service was amazing. Delightful experience. Will return soon.
Great food wonderful service...always perfect!!
Great authentic Italian food. Nice patio and servers are very friendly.
Patio dining at Ciao Pasta is a wonderful experience.
Staff was very friendly and helpful
The food was an experience in itself. Taken back to our travels in Italy. We celebrated our daughter 19th birthday and she requested this restaurant after dining here the night before with extended family. 2 nights in a row was not enough. Loved this restaurant and experience.
A great evening out with friends for good food and a wonderful ambiance. All in our group were vaccinated and we went out for a Easter dinner.
It was our first time at CIAO, won’t be our last. It was fantastic. Food excellent, ambiance was perfect. Wait staff was a little slow but that allowed us to linger a little longer and enjoy the warm evening. We’ll be back for sure!!
Fist time we have dined there since, March, 2020. So happy to be back. Food, service, ambiance, everything was wonderful. Gorgeous warm evening, so we sat on the patio. Started with Martinis. Finished with Daou. Mmmmm. Bread was warm. Caesar’s salad, followed by Spaghetti and Meatballs. Excellent on all. Incredible being back. Thank you!
Food was delicious and service was very quick. Great local Italian restaurant.
Everything was delicious! From pizza to all the pastas (gnocchi and ravioli) house salad with delicious dressing and eggplant appetizer (our family is vegetarian). Everything was delightful!!! Even the espresso at the end. Good wine list also. It’s a must! Authentic delicious Italian!!
Absolutely amazing, 10/10 recommend!
Love Ciao Pasta! Great food, awesome service, beautiful setting inside or out. One of my favorite places for Italian food or any food!
This is our favorite Italian restaurant in south Orange County!
Good food, good service. best to dine outside in good weather.
We were not impressed with the quality of food. We ordered 2 appetizers and 4 main dishes. Appetizers were better but the main dishes unfortunately wasn’t good.
I love Ciao Pasta! The outdoor seating is fabulous and the food is always tasty
Delectable cuisine, pleasant ambiance, and attentive service.
Service and cooking were great as always. Wonderful lasagna and Chicken Limone!
Ciao Pasta has been a family favorite restaurant for over 5 years. I recently came here during the pandemic, and the service was exceptional + the food was amazing as always. I would highly recommend going here if you want an amazing Italian dinner with quiet ambiance.
Always a wonderful meal. Great service and excellent food.
Great patio for outdoor dining, food was great, short rib pasta and Branzino recommended
Amazing authentic Italian food, nice patio and great service.
Had a good time talking to Pasquale.
Delicious Sunday lunch!
Everything was great!!
We’ve eaten here for many years and have never had a bad experience. The owner is always overseeing the operation and walking around making sure everyone’s happy.
All good value
I love the Brasstown. Braised short rib with homemade pasta
Excellent night out! Staff is on point and the food was stellar for all four of us!
Ciao Pasta offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 496-5002.
Ciao Pasta is rated 4.8 stars by 639 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.