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“Good food but Oh so loud.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ciao

Ciao
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newport Beach, California
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467 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 324 helpful votes
“Good food but Oh so loud.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

Food and service are very good. Don't go if you want a quiet romantic evening. Normal conversation is almost impossible. This is the loudest restaurant on Balboa Island.

Visited May 2013
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Maplewood, Minnesota, United States
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126 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A fine place for toasting!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Stopped to have a snack during a long day of shopping. The staff was so friendly and helpful. The food was good as was the wine. We sat and watched the shoppers go by. It wasn't busy when we were there, but was later when we walked by. i'd go back for sure.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank 788Pamela_O_12
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Crossett
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848 reviews
424 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Great Find”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 18, 2012

We wandered into Ciao after a long day of site seeing in the area and asked for carryout. They could not have been nicer. The order was prepared promptly and packaged well The food was very affordable and very hot when we reached our beach rental The specials are unusual and well prepared. Great Italian cuisine with a great staff. Glad we found this local Italian venue.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Gran7
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Mexico
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Yummy Italian”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2012

I travel alone a lot and love it. However, there are some restaurants which do not like giving up prime tables for four to a woman alone with her Kindle. Not Ciao! This wonderfully friendly restaurant on Balboa's main drag offers some of the finest Italian food in So. Cal. I cannot reccommend it highly enough...always busy with locals and visitors. Moderately priced.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank sallybeagle
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Nashville TN USA
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41 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great value for great Italian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

We've eaten here for the last four years a couple of times on each of our visits. They have never failed to deliver great Italian cuisine at very affordable prices. We particularly liked their Scallops Fra Diablo, the Sausage Pizza, and Penne Antonio this visit. A great place for lunch with windows open to the street or a couple outside on the sidewalk.

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank NashvilleKit
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