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223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
+1 949-675-4070
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“penne” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (14 reviews)
“olive spread” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
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223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I was in Newport Beach for a meeting. My husband joined me over the weekend and he discovered Balboa Island, a cute island minutes away. We returned later that night with no particular restaurant in mind. Wandered into Ciao and had a very nice, plentiful...More

Thank Ada M
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This the first time at this restaurant. The food was delicious and very fresh. Very good value for the money. Great location in the cute Balboa Island downtown. Within walking distance of shopping.

Thank esperanzaavitiao2017
Reviewed 3 August 2017

group of 10 (all ages) went here on a whim. It was excellent italian food. And this is coming from a New Yorker that eats Italian food (NYC area) on a regular basis.

Thank MikeCtravel
Reviewed 19 July 2017

Great service and good food. We had our last lunch of our stay in NB here and enjoyed the open air spot by the window. This was a great final memory of a great stay in Newport.

Thank MotorcityMick
Reviewed 11 July 2017

This was a cute little gem. We loved being seated in the open air, by the window. The pizza was very good. The chicken parmigiana - such a big portion - wonderful to share. Service was top notch!

Thank fireflyadt
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We had nonexpectation. Only finding a place where to relax and have good comfort food after an exhausting working day. First visit to Balboa Island, we decided to stop at this restaurant. Not fancy, very old furniture but very nice staff and super good food!...More

Thank Mariejana
Reviewed 14 May 2017

We just stopped in for a glass of wine, but were impressed enough by the ambience and service that we will come back for lunch or dinner. The setting is inviting and even if you are seated towards the back, you still have views outside....More

Thank Samndjsdad
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Delicious flavor filled pasta dishes. Vodka penne, shrimp artichoke angel hair and penne garlic olive oil dishes. Large portions. Bread with olive spread was also flavorful and special. Great service. Reasonable prices. Nice location to walk around the shops of the island. Would highly recommend.

Thank Julie A
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I went to lunch today with my girlfriends at this cute little Italian restaurant on Balboa Island. The restaurant is small with a lot of old charm. We were seated right away at booth, so we can all talk easily, not all at the same...More

Thank mjke1
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Great little Italian restaurant on balboa island Main Street. Staff were great and very attentive. Food was delicious, and the portions were huge. We'll definitely be back when next over in California

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-4070
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