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Ciao Pasta

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31661 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2667
+1 949-496-5002
11:00 - 22:00
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San Clemente, California, United States
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215 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We find ourselves eating here often these days and is very good Ive had salads,pasta and meat dishes and enjoyed them all. The staff is very pleasant and it has some of the easiest parking in SJC. The patio is good for a shady lunch and the bar seems well stocked .I would say the place is "well behaved Kid... More 

Thank Kelly C
Torrance, California
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

We were on our way north on I5 and stopped in San Juan Capistrano for lunch. We found a nice restaurant called Ciao Pasta Trattoria and seated ourselves in the outdoor dining area. The very pleasant manager came over and offered us menus. We were surprised to find an Italian restaurant in this old Spanish mission town. We ordered our... More 

Thank phillippurpura
San Juan Capistrano, California
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My family have been coming here for years! We love to sit outside on the patio and enjoy the amazing food and wine!! One of the best kept secrets in San Juan for sure!!

Thank TimmyGUSA
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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152 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017

After touring the Mission, we walked across the street to Ciao Pasta. WOW! The Ciao pasta is luscious--house recipe! Mike had Margherita pizza and loved it. 5 stars for all! service, so welcoming. The bread on the table was over the top delicious! Special, and served w/the best herbed oil. Mike didn't even use the oil. Thank you server George.... More 

Thank Mike_Dorothy
San Juan Capistrano, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 January 2017

I have told friends about Ciao Pasta for years and some still remind me of such a fabulous find and thank me! They have a large menu of pasta dishes--my favorite, Ciao Pasta; this is what I always serve a large crowd for any special events.

Thank elsasale
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Had reservations for New Years Eve. The reservation was for the patio. Early in the day it started raining and the forecast said it would continue through evening. I called restaurant and spoke to Roberto and he assured me that if we were not comfortable in the patio he would accommodate our party of 10 inside. We arrived and the... More 

Thank DeVJP
Peoria, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

We strolled the area around the Mission and were very impressed with the friendly staff and inviting atmosphere. We chose to eat outside on a chilly Dec. evening and it was very pleasant with the fireplace and heat lamps on the patio - quieter than the main dining area. Our waiter was extremely attentive and knowledgeable and answered our many... More 

Thank kjm65236
Santa Ana
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

My Italian genes were made happy by eating here! I love Italian food and was so glad when I walked in and the man and woman who greeted us were speaking Italian! I believe the cooks were also from Italy! The food was great. I had the spaghetti Bolognese with homemade tube pasta and lentil soup. My companion had classic... More 

Thank pauline t
San Clemente
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I'm very glad to have discovered this great spot. Food and service are excellent, prices are fair. I will be coming here a lot.

Thank Rick B
San Juan Capistrano, California
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very good food and drink. Nice patio for outdoor eating. Pleasant staff. I live in San Juan Capistrano and eat here fairly frequently because I enjoy it very much!

Thank Nina N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31661 Camino Capistrano, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675-2667
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  San Juan Capistrano
  • Phone Number: +1 949-496-5002
Experience the authentic taste of Southern Italy with selections of Antipasti, incredible authentic pasta creations, meat and fish dishes, Fccaccia Sandwiches and delectable desserts, patrons senses are serenaded by the aroma of garlic and Italian Herbs while transported to another place through murals of Tuscany while dining in view of beautiful Mission San Juan Capistrano at Ciao Pasta Trattoria. Here surrounded by old-world murals in soft mustard yellows and terra cotta, high wood beamed ceilings and casual elegance you will enjoy excellence in Italian Cuisine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?