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223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
949-675-4070
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Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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  • Any
English first
Puyallup, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

With lots of quaint little restaurants to choose from on the main street of Balboa Island, we were lucky enough to choose this one. I just had a simple cheese pizza that was tremendous and my wife has an ahi tunu salad, which she said was fantastic. The prices were a little on the high side, but so is about... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Was just going to have lunch with friends and walked by ciao, the smells drew us in. We were not disappointed. Two of us had pasta with the spicy red sauce and Italian sausage, very good. I was making mmmm sounds the whole time I was eating. The other friend had pizza. Nice and thin crust and very well made.... More 

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Balboa Island, California
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171 reviews 171 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This popular restaurant has excellent pizza and excellent service ; however, don't go expecting a romantic evening.(You're much better off at Amelia's down the street). Ciao is usually packed and so noisy you can barely talk to your table mates. Now, on the other hand if you're with a loud extrovert type crowd, this is your place. You'll love it.

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Overland Park, Kansas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 via mobile

I had a lovely lunch at Ciao, on the main street of Balboa Island in Newport Beach, CA. It was recommended by a shopkeeper there. I had the calamari appetizer with a house salad, which were both very good! I loved being able to sit by an open window, so I felt as if I was sitting in a sidewalk... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our hotel recommended this place and when we arrived is was full, so we had a few drinks at the bar while we waited. We all enjoyed our food, but the highlight was the service - Excellent throughout! Very competitive prices - I would go again!

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Brea, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

I went here with a couple of close friends after an afternoon of fun in SoCal. We were hoping to find a good place to sit, relax, and eat for awhile after a busy day. This was not a good choice for that. We had to wait close to an hour to be seated at 8 o'clock at night. Once... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Service was poor and slow...unfriendly waiter that basically grunted at us. I'm not sure we even heard him utter a word. Pizza was decent and the location is....well it is great!

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Stopped in here with my companions as we toured this lovely spot. Among the three of us was 1 transplanted New Yorker and 1 visitor from NY. Among the things I do when entering an establishment is look at the faces of those already dining and here was an ample crowd happily enjoying each others company and the fare they... More 

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Germantown, Tennessee
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160 reviews 160 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

I stopped in recently with some colleagues and was treated to a great dinner. The food was good, the service quick and the price reasonable. Ciao is not fancy, but definitely worth a stop. I will return.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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116 reviews 116 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant is located on the main commercial Street on Balboa Island. While the food is average I would return again for lunch or dinner. I had the caprese salad and the tomatoes were just ok. Three of my friends had pasta and all of them said it was delicious. There are a couple of bistro tables on the sidewalk... More 

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Additional Information about Ciao

Address: 223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
Phone Number: 949-675-4070
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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