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“Cioppino.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ciao

Ciao
223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
949-675-4070
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Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Las Vegas, Nevada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Cioppino.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012 via mobile

Beautiful Balboa island. Great Cioppino. Try it. Nice place good food and great service. Clams,scallops,Shirmp,fish,mussells...........mmhhh

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012 via mobile

My family and I went to Ciao for a nice dinner and loved everything about it! The service was excellent, prompy and very poilite. The food was so yummy we took it with us with plans to finish it for lunch.
We will make sure we come back to this place each time we visit!

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Avon, Ohio
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981 helpful votes 981 helpful votes
“Average Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

While the service and atmosphere was good, the quality of my entre was a little disappointing. The person I was with reported that their meal was excellent. I would probably return but try a different entre.

  • Visited February 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Savage, Minnesota
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7 restaurant reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Quirky italian place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Sinatra music, great waiters, and the kids loved the pizza (hard to get them to admit something is good)! We almost went to the larger, more expensive Ameilia's down the street, but glad we changed our mind. It's a pretty small place so maybe not for larger groups.

Visited February 2012
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Newport Beach, California
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“Not bad, but not great.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012

If you are on Balboa Island and looking for some Italian food, this will work. If you are looking for great Italian food while on the Island, you just might be a bit disappointed. The prices are a bit steep for the quality and service. There is little on the menu to get excited about and the pasta tends to be a bit overcooked. The servers tend to resemble college kids just looking to make a few dollars on the side, but not particularly interested in your lasting impressions of the restaurant. It will do in a pinch, but I would not recommend you go out of your way to find Ciao.

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