Monday, May 14, 2007


223 Marine Ave
Balboa Island

A pretty good Italian restaurant on Balboa Island, Ciao has good food at good prices.

Pictured is shrimp scampi appetizer, $8.95. This was very good, very fresh prawns in a garlic, olive oil, and white wine sauce.

For my entree I got the Pizza Milano, garlic wine butter sauce with mazzarella and grilled shrimp, $11.95. For gourmet pizza this is very good. Not as good a PitFire Pizza but still top notch. The crust was thin with a nice texture. There were a good amount of shrimp, which were fresh and flavorful.

Service was very good. The lady who served us treated us as if we were long time friends. She kept asking if we needed anything and how things were. We didn't lack for anything.

I would go back to Ciao anytime. The food and service is very good.