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Ciao Restaurant

2015 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-3322
+1 760-630-7333
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“pasta” (19 reviews)
“bread” (17 reviews)
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2015 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-3322
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want the best Italian food around you have to go to Ciao. All the food is made fresh and is always great. Every dish I have had has been outstanding. The staff are so friendly and accommodating. If you are fortunate enough to...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We won't eat anywhere else for Italian dinner...the pizza, lasagna, salads, hot crunchy bread loafs, wine you name it, they have it! Family owned, no change restaurant. Treat everyone like family, hugs, warm greetings as soon as you walk in. The addition will be huge...More

Thank sweetpeacalifornia
Reviewed 8 October 2017

The main dining room with the hand painted vaulted dome ceiling is a very ambitious attempt to bring the charm of old Italy to North County, San Diego. The menu runs the whole list Italian standards done to serve the local families. With two large...More

Thank JustinaTucson
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Ciao is one of our favorite restaurants! It's not large, but the decor is adorable and the ambiance intimate. We've never had a bad meal there; they're always consistently good. Their hot-from-the-oven, homemade Italian bread is awesome! The owners make it a point to walk...More

Thank Jeanene H
Reviewed 4 September 2017

We stopped for lunch and were greatly pleased by the atmosphere, wine choice, and delicious pizza. If we had more time we would have gone back for dinner another night. The construction nearby will be a great addition to the existing restaurant.

Thank Burmeister
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Ciao restaurant in Vista is a neighborhood gem. Chicken Parmigiana , eggplant parm, shrimp scampi , shrimp Marinara, homemade bread , Pastas galore, in a nice space that's expanding as we speak. Reminds me of my childhood in Queens NY eating at our local Italian...More

Thank Tattalat
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Went here for an excellent dining experience. Staff is very friendly and efficient. Food is outstanding. I always have fettucini alfredo to test out a new restaurant, and it was delicious. My husband tried the Eggplant Parmigan and complained that the portion was too large,...More

Thank Karin C
Reviewed 8 August 2017

If you are looking for authentic Italian food Ciao's it the place to go. We've never been disappointed with the food and the service is great.

Thank mrycrks
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Anniversary always bring thoughts of our best small Italian bistro dinners. Lost in chain food in So. Cal, very pleased to find Ciao for well seasoned food. Love the crispy garlic and olive oil sauce, delicious pastas and eggplant dishes. Time for dessert.

Thank CostaRicaGuest
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

We have been looking for a good Italian spot in the area for when we visit. This is IT! Fabulous food at reasonable prices and super friendly staff. I wish they would open another in the Pismo Beach area. Please?

Thank Sherry T
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Questions & Answers
2 May 2016|
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Response from Pat M | Reviewed this property |
Lunch buffet is 11am-2pm, $8.99 and is great deal. I love it! Monday thru Fridays
3 January 2015|
Response from Bea D | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They have a ramp up to the door or another entrance door and two dining halls. The homemade bread is incredible. They have a buffet lunch special that is about $10 per person that gives a good variety of excellent... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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: 2015 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-3322 (Formerly Ciao Italian Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vista
  • Phone Number: +1 760-630-7333
Ciao Restaurant has been serving fine Italian cuisine in an elegant family setting and catering to North County, San Diego for over 15 years.
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