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

Ciao
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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.

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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.

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Reviewed March 3, 2013

We have been here 3x, every spring break. A great spot to get real simple Italian food cooked perfectly. Al dente pasta. Great service. Owner is friendly. Open windows so you can watch the crowd stroll by and feel the nice breeze! We will be back next week!

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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.

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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.

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