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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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“risotto” (7 reviews)
“pizza” (24 reviews)
Closes in 29 min
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2015 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-3322
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Reviews (163)
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1 - 10 of 162 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Couldn't be happier with our choice to come here. Vacationing in Escondido and a yelp/trip advisor search returned this gem. Fantastic food and service. Highly recommended.

Thank quern
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Food was really good. They we able to seat a large party fairly quickly. I called first and gave them a heads up. Service is what was lacking. We had one starving special needs kid with us and that was the meal that came out...More

Thank Denise C
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I have been patronizing this wonderful restaurant for many years. If there is a special event - like birthday or celebration, this is the place we usually choose. The entrees range from veal to calamari to sausage etc, Authentic pizzas and the pasta choices are...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The chicken parmigiana is what I got. It was ok not the best I've had and the presentation was by far the worst. Having a butterflied chicken breast completely covering your plate with a bunch of sauce is not my ideal plate. All in all...More

Thank Brittany L
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We love ciaos. It's close to home and very friendly. The food is outstanding and reasonably priced. The owner always greets us with a warm hello and a hug.

Thank Ruth E
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Looking for quality Italian food. Stop by and experience the best in Italian cuisine. Family owned and operated. Friendly staff. lovely decor, you won't be disappointed.

Thank ucanown2
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Questions & Answers
2 May 2016|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
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
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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