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Ciao Pasta

31661 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2667
+1 949-496-5002
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good39%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pasta” (21 reviews)
“bread” (11 reviews)
“creme brulee” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
31661 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2667
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful outdoor seating, wonderful Italian music, excellent service, very nice menu choices. It was not overpriced or pretentious. The calamari was exceptional. The Caesar salad was very good, the iced tea was even great. My husband and I grew up in the Italian food and...More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Love to eat here! Inside or outside! The restaurant has a more refined appearance - neat and sleek. We were there for my cousins birthday. The staff did excellent as there was 16 people. We had wonderful appetizers - particularly the calamari. My lasagna was...More

1  Thank Tracey528
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I have used trip advisor for most of my selections on travel and at home. The rating for this restaurant is overstated. The food was average the creme brulee came watery.....never seen anything like it. The only plus is the bar and the setup of...More

1  Thank Smilja K
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

Went there due to great reviews and was not disappointed. The food was excellent and they treated us like guests. My kids loved the pasta too. Would definitely come back.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Best Italian restaurant we have found in OC. Great atmosphere, great food, great service. Prices are good for the quality. Definitely recommended.

1  Thank Casey C
Reviewed 30 May 2017

Our friend took us here 10 years ago where my wife had Creme Brulee for the first time and fell in love. We have been many places but this place is the best. Our dinner was great and Marco , our waiter gave us first...More

1  Thank Jerry K
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This is another place I order food to go (ciao pasta) which is their signature dish when I have more than 10 guests for dinner. Very delicious and their garlic bread to go is wonderful to serve with it.

Thank lyndabelle1
Reviewed 2 May 2017

The new restaurant manager Salvatore Scotto D'Abusco has been in the restaurant food preparation business since he was a young child in Italy at the age of 7. He worked on ships, both freighters, and Cruise ships. He had his own restaurant in Mission Viejo...More

2  Thank John C
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We find ourselves eating here often these days and is very good Ive had salads,pasta and meat dishes and enjoyed them all. The staff is very pleasant and it has some of the easiest parking in SJC. The patio is good for a shady lunch...More

1  Thank Kelly C
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We were on our way north on I5 and stopped in San Juan Capistrano for lunch. We found a nice restaurant called Ciao Pasta Trattoria and seated ourselves in the outdoor dining area. The very pleasant manager came over and offered us menus. We were...More

Thank phillippurpura
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25 December 2016|
Response from Jami T | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I do not.
15 February 2016|
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Response from Bobbrooksster | Reviewed this property |
I believe this Traveler's question was intended for the restaurant's management. It would be best directed to Ciao Pasta.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31661 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2667
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-5002
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Experience the authentic taste of Southern Italy with selections of Antipasti, incredible authentic pasta creations, meat and fish dishes, Fccaccia Sandwiches and delectable desserts, patrons senses are serenaded by the aroma of garlic and Italian Herbs while transported to another place through murals of Tuscany while dining in view of beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano at Ciao Pasta Trattoria. Here surrounded by old-world murals in soft mustard yellows and terra cotta, high wood beamed ceilings and casual elegance you will enjoy excellence in Italian Cuisine.
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