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223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
+1 949-675-4070
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good33%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“penne” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (14 reviews)
“salad” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
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1 - 10 of 106 reviews

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

1  Thank LeeGridley78
Reviewed 8 December 2016

My partner and I visited on a weekday evening. The restaurant itself is cosy, a table in the window overlooking the street is a good choice. The service is quick and friendly. Complementary bread is on offer whilst you wait for your meals. There is...More

Thank Marsy0071
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Ciao is an old restaurant on Balboa Island, over 20 years old, with photo memorabilia. It looks like it has never been remodeled, like stepping back in time. I like coming there off hours to get my favorite table looking out to the street, watching...More

Thank ZiaHansen
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I arrived for dinner and were seated immediately however I would suggest a reservation. Others behind us we're not so lucky. We were greeted with a smile and the food was fresh and had a good flavor. They also offer individual size...More

1  Thank cajuntrifecta
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Centrally located, and consistently popular. The popularity, however, is mainly due to its convenient location. The specials almost never change, and the food is decidedly average. Not much stands out as unique or exciting. Wines are unnecessarily overpriced, with bottles priced at about 4-5 times...More

1  Thank Bill M
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Visited Balboa Island on a recent trip to Newport Beach. Loved the Main Street full of restaurants and shops. Decided to have dinner at Caio restaurant. I ordered shrimp scampi expecting it to be something safe that I couldn't go wrong with. I was wrong....More

Thank katestarb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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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