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“Tasty Italian food”
Review of Ciao Restaurant

Ciao Restaurant
Ranked #2 of 222 Restaurants in Vista
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $25
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Ciao Restaurant has been serving fine Italian cuisine in an elegant family setting and catering to North County, San Diego for over 15 years.
Reviewed May 28, 2012

This restaurant is run by Italians who direct the cooking and recipes, so authenticity is not a problem and the food reflects that. This is not a big restaurant, and not lovely to look at outside. However the food is all the difference. Large portions of standard fare. Their pizzas are very good as well. They don't have a creative menu, and the food is heavy, but that's what doggie-bags are for.

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Reviewed May 3, 2012

Oh yeah! Italian food at its finest - large portions, excellent choices and the wait staff are so friendly you feel you're eating at someone's house! Makes for a very enjoyable evening. Their special plate with mussels, clams, fish, crab is to die for!

Thank Dotty M
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

Makes me feel like I am in Italy! My husband got the fettucini alfredo with chicken and I got to say, there are not that many Italian restaurants that have great fettucini alfredos! Ciao's was great! Thanks for the great time!

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1  Thank Bella A
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Reviewed March 27, 2012

Don't know where to start, so here goes: At this wonderful family-run place, the food is delicious (authentic Italian recipes, made with fresh local ingredients), the servings huge, the staff genuinely friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive, with a sense of humor to boot. Atmosphere is relaxed and comfortable, the smell of freshly baked bread is irresistible -- we love it. Had plenty to take home for another meal: the Gnocchi Pesto, delicious at the restaurant, was even better the next day at home. Only down side is that when large groups are present, their exuberance elevates the noise level too much. Nevertheless, Ciao has become by far our favorite Italian place in the entire county.

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Thank Bionicwoman
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Reviewed March 14, 2012

The always good family owned Italian restaurant. Try the buffet on the weekend or lunch for a taste of everything

Thank VistaBob
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