Ciao Italian Restaurant has been a popular spot on Balboa Island for many years. Located in the downtown shopping district, it has an ambience that sets it apart from the others. Indoor and outdoor seating is available with a view of the many shoppers passing by; and linen tablecloths make dining here a comfortable experience. European décor make this a great place to sit back and enjoy a fine meal. Italian delicacies are the specialty of the house with items such as Eggplant Parmegiano, Chicken Picatta, Pollo Martino and Chicken Florentine as well as salads, pasta, risotto and desserts. Fine wines are available from all over the world with a giant selection of vintage Italian wine. The bar stays open late into the evening in the summer and offers many top shelf cognacs with a full complement of fine liquors.