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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” (23 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Italian, Pizza, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2015 E Vista Way, Vista, CA 92084-3322
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Reviewed yesterday 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 days 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Oh my gosh, we decided to have our monthly pizza here...the crust freshly made, thin and the taste was AMAZING! We were so impressed with the flavor of the sauce and great toppings comes in 2 sizes 12" or 16". Beer on tape was Stellar...More

Thank sweetpeacalifornia
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Been going to Ciao's for nearly 15 yrs! Love their baked dishes, especially the Baked Rigatoni and Manicotti; pasta cooked to perfection and drenched in tasty cheese blend and marinara sauce. Pizzas are very delicious; however, marinara sauce is a little salty and crust is...More

Thank vmez1
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I've been eating here since 2002. I came for the pizza, but stayed for the cheesecake. The pizza is great, and the lemon cheesecake is to die for. This is a family owned establishment, and Giuseppe and his family take great pride in the product...More

Thank logguy
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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
2 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
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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