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Ciao Restaurant

2015 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-3322
+1 760-630-7333
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“pasta” (19 reviews)
“bread” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2015 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-3322
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Reviewed 1 week ago

the meal was slightly warm, i like hot food, this could have been a better experience. Others with me enjoyed their dishes and said they had a good time.

Thank 894ann
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice selection of entrees, salad and dessert on their daily Mon-Friday lunch buffet for a very reasonable price

Thank Patricia R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I just had the best Italian food I have ever eaten. Everything from the bread, dinners, and desserts are all homemade. Our waitress Valeria was very friendly and attentive. It was a great dining experience!!

Thank Jon M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wanted to give Ciao a great review because I have been here before and it was delicious. Hopefully we were there on an off night. It was very busy, but that is usual, but it was just one thing after another. We had...More

Thank Karin V
Reviewed June 12, 2018

We have gone to Ciao for many years and it just couldn't be better. The food is delicious and I would crawl a mile for their Caesar Salad. It is the best anywhere. While all this is reason enough to visit time and time again...More

Thank Mangia46
Reviewed April 29, 2018

March 23rd we took a party of 24 to Ciao for an amazing evening. Service was excellent. The food was delicious. Started the group off with their fabulous Italian bread with oil, balsamic vinegar, parmesan cheese, caesar salad, house salads. Then everyone ordered off the...More

Thank Bdbc
Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant is amazing. They have authentic Italian food. The staff are fabulous. They are currently under construction for expansion, I can't wait for the gelato bar to be done.

Thank dryder2016
Reviewed March 28, 2018

The food here is awesome! Me and my wife each had a dish and an appetizer and a dessert. Everything was great and the price was quite affordable. We will be back.

Thank Brian L
Reviewed March 19, 2018 via mobile

This place is like many we were familiar with when we lived in New York, serving to-go pizzas with a restaurant attached, the difference being that in this case the restaurant is huge and the menu very extensive. It is also pretty reasonable both for...More

Thank Imackin
Reviewed January 1, 2018

I have friends that live close to the Ciao Restaurant and they love the place. I'm from out of town and they took me there. This was actually my second time there. They took me there years ago and remembering it was very good but...More

Thank redwhiskeypete
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Questions & Answers
March 25, 2017|
Response from Giuseppe D | Property representative |
Yes reservations. Special Brunch served on most holidays.
May 2, 2016|
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Response from Giuseppe D | Property representative |
Lunch Buffet is Monday-Friday, 11AM-2PM for $9.95, $5.95 kids 11 and under.
January 2, 2015|
Response from Bea D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have a ramp up to the door or another entrance door and two dining halls. The homemade bread is incredible. They have a buffet lunch special that is about $10 per person that gives a good variety of excellent... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
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: 2015 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-3322 (Formerly Ciao Italian Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 760-630-7333
  • E-mail
The Di Giovanni Family comes from the small island of Ponza located about 20 miles off the coast of Italy. Our family has restaurants in Italy as well as here in the States. Since the restaurants are family run, they may be considered to be "Trattoria." In the spirit and tradition of the Trattoria, we are able to create delicious food at reasonable prices. If you stop by and try our food, you will taste the pride and passion that goes into every dish we prepare. We have been serving the San Diego County area for over two decades and have been located at the current location for over 15 years. For those of you who have never joined us for lunch or dinner, we hope that you stop by soon. For those of you that join us for lunch or dinner regularly, we thank you and we hope to see you again soon.
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