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223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
+1 949-675-4070
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good35%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible7%
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“penne” (5 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza
$$ - $$$
223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for an italian restaurant for dinner and after a little online research decided to visit Ciao. The menu offered plenty of options, all at reasonable prices. Our party had a variety of pasta dishes from lobster ravioli, lasagna and penne w/chicken and...More

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were fortunate enough to get a window seat looking out onto the street, which made for a great dining experience. Really hearty Italian food with great fish dishes, fresh pasta and pizza. The scallops and shrimp with garlic potatoes was a highlight!

Thank Nick B
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

We had a $100 tab with 2 big leftovers. We left it on the table and came back 5 Minutes later and they had already thrown it out. The owner, who called me "sweetheart" repeatedly, told me he could not remake the meal OR credit...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

The food is authentic and awesome, from the cold sandwiches to the hot meatball. The pastas and pizzas are great to share. The restaurant is cozy but we have seen partys of up to 12 or more on occasion. If you love Italian food you...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 19 December 2017

Our group attempted to get a place to eat during the popular weekend event, The Boat Parade. Knowing this we showed up early 4pm for dinner at Ciao. The owner was quite frantic and short tempered and at one point calling us a PIA, this...More

Thank T K
Reviewed 18 November 2017

About twice a year I just have to have one of Ciao's salmon dinners. They are simply outstanding. Our server, Alondra was super friendy and efficient. The problem/challenge with Ciao is that it's so noisy you can barely have a conversation without yelling.

Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 15 November 2017

An Australian waitress in an Italian restaurant in the USA sounds like the start of a joke. But we took her recommendations for dishes with fresh local ingredients and we weren't disappointed. The food was excellent, the service even better and everyone - including the...More

1  Thank Peter D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Went with friends. We all had never been here. Food was great! Service Great! I had the chicken Milanise and my husband had the Italian combo. My friends one had the chicken parmesan and other had spaghetti. We all commented the food was delicious and...More

1  Thank Iva S
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

I was in Newport Beach for a meeting. My husband joined me over the weekend and he discovered Balboa Island, a cute island minutes away. We returned later that night with no particular restaurant in mind. Wandered into Ciao and had a very nice, plentiful...More

1  Thank Ada M
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This the first time at this restaurant. The food was delicious and very fresh. Very good value for the money. Great location in the cute Balboa Island downtown. Within walking distance of shopping.

1  Thank esperanzaavitiao2017
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
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: 223 Marine Ave, Newport Beach, Balboa Island, CA 92662-1203
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach  >  Balboa Island
  • Phone Number: +1 949-675-4070
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