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

Ciao
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Newport Beach, California
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496 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
“Good food but Oh so loud.”
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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147 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“A fine place for toasting!”
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
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Thank 788Pamela_O_12
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Frisco, Texas
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect lunch”
Reviewed March 3, 2013 via mobile

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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Thank L L
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Crossett
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910 reviews
444 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
“Great Find”
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
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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”
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
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Thank sallybeagle
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