Fiano's
Fiano's
  • Address:
    31781 Camino Capistrano
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
    Neighborhood:
    San Juan Capistrano
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary Italian
    Price: $30 and under

Fiano's

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fianosrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 9494818300
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday through Thursday: 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
    Friday and Saturday: 11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Italian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Camino Capistrano & Verdugo
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Fiano's
Providing the finest food, wines, atmosphere, and hospitality. Let us serve you in our dining rooms or our beautiful patio. Visit us at www.fianosrestaurant.com and Like us on Facebook
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Fiano's reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
75% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (3)good for groups (3)neighborhood gem (3)kid-friendly (2)special occasion (1)great for outdoor dining (1)great for lunch (1)hot spot (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Fiano's is a Must Go To!!
    Diner
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    The food is EXCELLENT! Service always top-notch. I HIGHLY recommend this restaurant. This is where we come for great food & fabulous pizza.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.5
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 28 reviews are from the Fiano's reviews archive.
  • Delicious
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    First time to Fiano's and it won't be our last! Outstanding food and service. Our server was great and very helpful. Had the best burger EVER. My daughter had the pasta with seafood and it was delicious. The portions are big. We ended up taking much of it home. Will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Salmon and lasagne excellent. Food is the highlight at this neighborhood establishment.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Italian bistro
    TeacherVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    One of the best in town. I do suggest they expand their menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother' Day
    tmill
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I brought my mom and brother here for mother's day lunch. I did not know it was going to be a specific brunch only menu as I was looking forward to the regular menu but my family seemed to enjoy it. I just had some Ceviche and a few cocktails. :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor food, tiny portions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We visited for Mother's Day Brunch. We expected a good meal considering the premium location by the SJC train station. Instead, the brunch was pretty close to what you would get at a Holiday Inn Express -- pancakes that tasted like they came from a machine, overcooked eggs and tiny portion sizes. Even my children did not fill up ordering off the adult menu. The menu was very simple and just one page. The service was slow, and we had the feeling that this restaurant has never served brunch or a holiday meal before.
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  • Good Italian bistro
    TeacherVIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Our meals were excellent. I had the eggplant parmeggiana and my friend had the chicken parmeggian. We started off with the stuffed mushrooms which were great. I recommend Fiano's.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    LMSD
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Fiano's is a wonderful and very special place! Request a table by the window, have them open it and watch the world go by. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fianno's - chow bella!
    edbyker
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    i like the eclectic mix of appetizers & entrees mixed with traditional italian. i've dined here twice & not been disappointed. - blessings
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    Desiree
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    We happened to be brought here as a fundraiser to a group. So glad, or we never would had gone. I thought it was a wine bar - but the food was outstanding and great kid menu. We were well taken care of by two staff members.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fiano's
    TomL
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Always enjoy the food, service and convenience. Love their bread and calamari. Often get the filet and it's always great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    SJCLocal
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    At Our most recent visit to Fiano's, we were extremely impressed with the food. Everything we ordered was beyond our expectations. The Bruschetta choices were very unique and delicious. The fig appetizer (which I did not think I would like) just melted in our mouths. The Chicken Berry Salad was a delicious entrée salad. The Lobster Ravioli was rich, creamy and filling. The Beef Stroganoff was the best my husband has ordered, and he tries this at many restaurants. I HIGHLY recommend Fiano's for the outstanding food, great service and fun atmosphere. I will be back again soon!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food is wonderful
    NeighborVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We have gone during the week for the $12 dinners which are perfect portion and very yummy. The service is personable, attentive, friendly, and remembers us. My husband claims they have the best pizza anywhere. They make all their own pastas!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was very good, my husband
    Jewell
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Food was very good, my husband had lamb chops and said they were the best he ever had..
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We had an enjoyable evening
    Seamus
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    We had an enjoyable evening at Fiano's last weekend. The service was excellent. We chose chicken piccata, lobster ravioli, pasta with chicken and fresh mozzarella, and pasta with chicken and pesto. it tasted good but very salty, hence the 3*rating. we were miserable the rest of the evening. Everything appeared to be freshly prepared with quality ingredients, so excessive salt was unnecessary! The dining room was loud at half full. We all wondered if we would have had a pleasant experience on a busy night. The patio looked like a lovely place to spend a summer night! While their wine list wasn't extensive, it offered a good selection. The menu had a diverse selection.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazingly great food
    sanclemcjVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Quality, fresh food. Every entree our group of 4 ordered was remarkably tasty and beautifully presented. Friendly service. We'll return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood gem
    Sandim25VIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Great everything. If we lived in the area, we'd go regularly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood find
    mikelir
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    We have been here twice and had a great experience both times. The food, service and ambience are all great. This could become easily become our "local" spot. If you're in the neighborhood I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very friendly and great food!
    sanclemcjVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We knew the chef from his previous restaurant and he did not disappoint in his new place. Very fresh ingredients, friendly accommodating staff. And good live music.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Discovery in SJC
    mikelir
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    My wife and I decided to try Fiano's after having driven by on several occasions. We went there on a Thursday night and were pleasantly surprised. The restaurant has a warm but spacious layout. The staff - without exception - was very friendly. We enjoyed a cocktail in the bar and then had dinner in the restaurant. The food was very good. It felt a little expensive, but we had such a good time and enjoyed the food - so it was worth it. We've heard the pizza is supposed to be pretty good, so we look forward to taking the whole family back to confirm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly decent food
    Pickles
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    I was surprised the food was pretty good after trying the bar fare a few weeks previous with my sister and not find it palatable at all. We took a group there because there were no other restaurants in SJC with a room large enough and quiet enough to accommodate our party server said the menu had just been changed and IMO the change was needed. dressing on Caesar salad was horrible, but the beet salad I ordered was good. server mixed up orders and 2 guests had to wait while they sent back their dishes.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In town
    SjcjoVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Food was good, service was attentive but our server could not tell us how the fish special was prepared.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new place in town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We had such a great experience at Fiano's recently. They were able to seat our party of 12 without hardly any notice. The owner Sid greeted us like we were family coming into his home for a meal. Food was outstanding quality. Portions on the children's menu were nice size. We enjoyed it so much that we ordered it for delivery the following night. Great to have a place like this in San Juan. We will go back for more.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Downtown San Juan Restaurant
    SJCLocal
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    We stopped at Fiano's for dinner before going to a show. The Food was excellent Italian, and the atmosphere was great. There was a lot of people mingling at the bar, and the restaurant was active. The management was very friendly, and the service was great. All four of us enjoyed our food. I had the Chicken Marsala, there was just the right amount of pasta, the sauce was delicious and the chicken was cooked perfect. It wasn't too heavy, and tasted great. You can't miss the Fiano's size wine, if you order a glass. And the Chocolate Chip Bread Pudding was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FANSTASTIC!!!! Much luck to
    lynnVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    FANSTASTIC!!!! Much luck to the new ownership!!!! Keep up the wonderful work!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On our first visit to Fiano's,
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    On our first visit to Fiano's, we were quite disappointed to find that the delicious wheat crust pizza Vito's featured was off the menu. We tried the regular pizza & didn't like it. We came back a few weeks later, & ordered from the new menu. Our table was reserved in a location that we like, & we were made to feel very welcome. Our waitress said that she'd only been there for about a week, but she was really nice & helpful. We especially liked the garlic toast & the risotto. Although we'll miss the great pizza, we are glad that we gave it a second chance.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service average food
    KNNN
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The food in the restaurant was average however the service made up for it. I know this is a new place but they really need to work on the menu. The worst part of the experience was seeing what seemed to be the owner and manager fighting at the front entrance to the restaurant. come on we dont need to hear that. take it to the back. for prime time during dinner this place was not crowded like all the other restaurants around so Im sure others have the same opinion about the food as I did.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I requested a quiet booth
    JFredVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    I requested a quiet booth or table. Because they had a large group of 60, they first put me in a side room in the doorway to the noisy bar. I asked to be moved to a quieter location; so, they put us next to the window on the main street. Also too noisy. The patio might have been an option but it was cool that evening so we declined that option. We left without eating.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Vito's Italian Ristorante & Pizzeri
    TeacherVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    I was confused with the name of the restaurant as on the building outside are 2 names Fiano's & Vito's. The photos on the Open Table website listed, under the name of Vito's shows 1950 style red booths, a counter bar to eat at if you are alone. I was greatly surprised. It must have been redone recently. I had the Veal Piccata, with pasta & marinara sauce in a separate dish. It was very good. The sauce however, had seeds in the tomato. It needs an extra straining so pure sauce comes out! My friend had the chicken cutlet parmeggiana & enjoyed it. Happy Hour was going on when we were there. Martinis are $6. I ordered the lemon drop & the waitress charged us $11 instead of $6. All Open Table listings should state where the parking is.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.