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Ciao Pasta

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31661 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2667
+1 949-496-5002
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family have been coming here for years! We love to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the amazing food and wine!! One of the best kept secrets in San Juan for sure!!

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Thank TimmyGUSA
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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142 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After touring the Mission, we walked across the street to Ciao Pasta. WOW! The Ciao pasta is luscious--house recipe! Mike had Margherita pizza and loved it. 5 stars for all! service, so welcoming. The bread on the table was over the top delicious! Special, and served w/the best herbed oil. Mike didn't even use the oil. Thank you server George.... More 

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

I have told friends about Ciao Pasta for years and some still remind me of such a fabulous find and thank me! They have a large menu of pasta dishes--my favorite, Ciao Pasta; this is what I always serve a large crowd for any special events.

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Thank elsasale
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Had reservations for New Years Eve. The reservation was for the patio. Early in the day it started raining and the forecast said it would continue through evening. I called restaurant and spoke to Roberto and he assured me that if we were not comfortable in the patio he would accommodate our party of 10 inside. We arrived and the... More 

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Thank DeVJP
Peoria, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We strolled the area around the Mission and were very impressed with the friendly staff and inviting atmosphere. We chose to eat outside on a chilly Dec. evening and it was very pleasant with the fireplace and heat lamps on the patio - quieter than the main dining area. Our waiter was extremely attentive and knowledgeable and answered our many... More 

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Thank kjm65236
Santa Ana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

My Italian genes were made happy by eating here! I love Italian food and was so glad when I walked in and the man and woman who greeted us were speaking Italian! I believe the cooks were also from Italy! The food was great. I had the spaghetti Bolognese with homemade tube pasta and lentil soup. My companion had classic... More 

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Thank pauline t
San Clemente
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I'm very glad to have discovered this great spot. Food and service are excellent, prices are fair. I will be coming here a lot.

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Thank Rick B
San Juan Capistrano, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Very good food and drink. Nice patio for outdoor eating. Pleasant staff. I live in San Juan Capistrano and eat here fairly frequently because I enjoy it very much!

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Thank Nina N
Los Angeles, California
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78 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I recently went here for a rehearsal dinner and man was it delicious! A wide variety of choices and a really fun atmosphere. Parking was available in a couple of structures and you just have to walk a short ways but wasn't anything too unmanageable. Would definitely eat here again!

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Thank Jessica B
San Juan Capistrano, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice patio and service, opposite Mission San Juan. Good menu. Just visited with ladies book club.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?