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223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
+1 949-675-4070
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“pizza” (14 reviews)
“penne” (5 reviews)
“salad” (12 reviews)
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11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

Our group attempted to get a place to eat during the popular weekend event, The Boat Parade. Knowing this we showed up early 4pm for dinner at Ciao. The owner was quite frantic and short tempered and at one point calling us a PIA, this...More

Thank T K
Reviewed 18 November 2017

About twice a year I just have to have one of Ciao's salmon dinners. They are simply outstanding. Our server, Alondra was super friendy and efficient. The problem/challenge with Ciao is that it's so noisy you can barely have a conversation without yelling.

Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 15 November 2017

An Australian waitress in an Italian restaurant in the USA sounds like the start of a joke. But we took her recommendations for dishes with fresh local ingredients and we weren't disappointed. The food was excellent, the service even better and everyone - including the...More

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Went with friends. We all had never been here. Food was great! Service Great! I had the chicken Milanise and my husband had the Italian combo. My friends one had the chicken parmesan and other had spaghetti. We all commented the food was delicious and...More

1  Thank Iva S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 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

1  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.

1  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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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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