Food fit for royalty- Italian styleMy parents were from near Rome so I am pretty picky when it comes to Italian food in restaurants!
I have never eaten ANYTHING at Cafe Firenze that wasn't the freshest, most lovingly prepared,delicious Italian dishes- outside my own kitchen. Pastas perfectly cooked with the 'right'amount of sauce, neither space nor drowning. Tasty lamb; my husband loved the goat ragu. Sti at the kitchen counter if you can. It is where all the kitchen activity can be seen! though it can get a little frenetic & see it more as a well choreographed dance where at the end you are presented with a wonderful meal.
We love this restaurant!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and live music!We enjoyed several elements of our visit to Cafe Firenzie. Excellent food, enjoyable live music, attentive service, menu with gluten free options that are LABELED! We will go back again!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMShould not be kept a secretThis is a great first rate restaurant located in the quiet, sleepy town of Moorpark. Service and food are both excellent. A feel of old world elegance. Perfect for any occasion.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMfirst time at cafe firenze.very impressive.
superb italian cuisine.
can't wait to return.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSo Fun~We came for an early dinner and stayed until the music ended! Great food, Music and Service.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Food, Great ServiceWe went on a slow night, Tuesday, and our server was fantastic. He spent a lot of time chatting with us and was very patient with our questions. Apparently Tuesday and Thursday are the least crowded nights and they are closed on Mondays. Other nights are very busy so pick your night according to your crowd tolerance
The food was excellent. Both the appetizer (prawns) and main course (chicken scaloppini) were reasonably sized, but the dessert (cheesecake) was miniscule. We were a little aback by the $12 charge for a bottle of water - we weren't given the option of "plain" ice water and didn't know enough to ask for it. We consider it a learning experience and would not hesitate to go back.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMdeliciousThe waiter, Ismael, was very attentive and very nice. The food was very tasty, We all appreciated that the desserts weren't huge like you find in some restaurants. Will definitely be back.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMGnocchi Light As Air!!I had to comment on the delicious gnocchi that my husband and I had at Café Firenze. I studied for a semester in Florence and had many a gnocchi. The pesto gnocchi and truffle gnocchi's blew away the experience I remember while in Italy. They were light and airy and the sauces were unforgettable!! Our waiter was also a real gem - very attentive, sweet, knowledgeable. We had a great night out!!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday CelebrationWe took our friend here for her 65th birthday, she did not want a big fuss about a significant milestone. We were impressed with the service and friendliness of the staff and the food was fabulous! The pasta dishes ( gnocchi and the short rib ravioli) not to mention the calamari appetizer( which we all shared) as well as sharing a caparese salad, and of course to top off a birthday celebration homemade gelato! The sea bass special of the evening was good also. The restaurant has a reasonable corkage price and we were able to enjoy a very good bottle of Pinot to celebrate a special occasion.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Service!To be honest, food was a 4/5. A bit salty. Had the risotto - tasted great at first, but couldn't finish my plate b/c of saltiness. Even the bread was salty. The chicken scaloppini was perfect, it made up for the saltiness. But the selling part was the service. Our waiter was great, the owner came by twice - best service I've had in a while.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMexcellent as usualWe have dined many times at Cafe Firenze and are never disappointed. The restaurant decor is beautiful - you feel like you are really in Italy. The servers are always friendly and knowledgeable and the food is great.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSolid Food, Great AtmosphereVery good food, service generally good, atmosphere outstanding. And they even called the next day to confirm we enjoyed it! Never seen that before. Will definitely go back.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Food & Service
TheExcellent Food & Service
The Chicken Marsala was superb.
The Pork Chop was mouth watering.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food Great TimeThe food was amazing and the service was spot on. This is one of my favorite places to go and the staff are all friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend it. This place is worth the trip to Moorpark.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated our one yearWe celebrated our one year wedding anniversary at Cafe Firenze. This was our first time dining there and we were beyond pleased with the entire evening. Their service was imepeccable. We ordered appetizers, entrees, and dessert. The calamari and zucchini appetizer was the freshest calamari my husband and I have ever had. The entrees were superb and the service was outstanding. This restaurant is trule a gem and everyone should experience it at least once. They had a live singer there that night which was wonderful as well. The mixed drinks were delicious as well. I can't say a single bad thing about our experience. All I know is that we are definitely going back and that we are highly recommending this restaurant to friends and family.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways our Special Occasion place!A group of six of us went to celebrate two birthdays. The service (Jen) was Superb! as usual, the food outstanding and so was the wine selection. It is a little noisy ( a bustling place) but we were able to talk at our booth and enjoy the ambiance as well as the entire evening together. The crab cake appetizer is divine, and another of our party had the Pancetta-wrapped jumbo prawns...he thought he went to heaven! I have been to Café Firenze many times and I never have had a bad experience. Great food, great drinks, beautiful place, - worth every penny.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAnniversary DinnerMy husband and I were celebrating our 5th Anniversary and went to Cafe Firenze. First off the service was impeccable, I din;t have to ask for bread it was constantly being refilled, the water was always full, the waiter was knowledgeable and so kind. The manager came up and checked on us and was so sweet, the food and martini's were amazing, the Chicken Marsala is to die for. The place was so romantic and we will be back again and again.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMLadies Night OutLadies Night Out is the name of a promotion of Cafe Firenze, which offers drink specials. The ladies in my group and I asked our server about the special but she said it was only at the bar. Well, the bar only holds a few seats. If we wanted to sit at the bar, we could not. Ordering from our server while seated at a table, the drinks were $12-$15 each but to walk up and order from the bar, the specials were $7. We went to the bar and ordered our drinks there and ordered our food from the server. We could tell she was a perturbed but she was kind and helpful nonetheless. Just a thought, perhaps the Ladies Night Out drink prices could be extended to tables and not just the bar. Overall, the ambience and food and service was great!
Thank you!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb food with great atmosphere!We always enjoy the dining experience. This is one of the first restaurants we consistently take out-of-town guests to for a celebratory dinner with family and friends. The staff is very helpful and courteous, it's one of the few places where the servers are always nearby checking on your experience and topping off your glass. We have never had less than an excellent experience here regardless of how busy they are at the time.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day 2013The brunch had a variety of great selections. Everything was very good including the marmosas' Coffee great even decaf. Mother enjoyed it very much.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly enjoyed the experience.Truly enjoyed the experience. Mother's Day brunch was flavorful and we had many choices - we liked the pasta station the best. The staff were charming, warm and helpful - just like the owner. Sorry we missed meeting Fabio.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMUndecidedFirst time customer so my knowledge is very limited. I can say that the service was good and the food was good if a little expensive. We loved the deserts and the wine list is extensive with many nice selections even if they are overpriced as is typical of most restaurants. I will go back again, if only because I love fine Italian dining and want it to be so.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMTruly A GemI used to work around the corner from Café Firenze so I discovered it during business lunches and after-work drinks. All I can say is WOW!!! The wood work is amazing and sets the romantic scene and the horse-shoe bar is fantastic. The wait staff is amazing and highly trained. Typically for dinner your waiter will bring an iPad mini to literally display the evening chef specials and he will be able to tell you every single ingredient in the dish and exactly how it's prepared. Quite a memory in more ways than one. If you just want to meet up for drinks, this is the place. The bartenders are great and they have everything you'd want. Truly a neighborhood gem.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat SpotThey are always willing to help those with dietary needs.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMMy favorite restaurant inMy favorite restaurant in Ventura County. Everyone makes you feel so comfortable.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Dining ExperienceIt was our first time there. The staff is so helpful and friendly and the food was perfect! We will definitely add this one to our list of great restaurants!5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a group ofGreat place for a group of friends or a romantic evening.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMBest place to celebrateMy wife and I went to cafe Firenze to celebrate 30 years of marriage with our children and thier significant others. We were able to get the Chef's table that evening. The food was excellent and the service was perfect. I only wish Fabio was there that night so we could have met him. We will be back many times again. This has become my favorite restaurant to celebrate a special occasion or just to go to have a great dinner!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent never failsAlways excellent never fails to deliver new tastes and experiences4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLove This Restaurant!I've been coming here for years and it's always great. I usually have the chef's selection menu which is fantastic. I love the staff and the food--you always feel well taken care of and comfortable. It's a sexy restaurant! Enjoy!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service onceGreat food and service once again. Glad to see this restaurant make a come back.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat food and atmosphereFood was outstanding. Ambiance was great and the bartender was fantastic. However there were long periods of time we could not find our server and couldn't even order additional drinks. Besides or main server everybody and everything was wonderful.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWent for our Anniversary andWent for our Anniversary and had a very nice experience, we will definitely be back!4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Firenze is a GEM in Moorpark.Cafe Firenze is a GEM in Moorpark. We drove 3 hours from Hemet for my birthday dinner. Received comp glasses of champagne from waiter. Restaurant is gorgeous, staff are very friendly. Food was a 10. Would highly recommend.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome! Nice to have a highAwesome! Nice to have a high level of food/wine place close to home! Will definitely be back!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of my favorite restaurantsOne of my favorite restaurants in southern California. The food is amazing, the staff warm and friendly, the ambiance very Tuscan and sexy. Casual attire. I LOVE this place.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA good find in a small townA nice find in a suburban town. Restaurant has a level of sophistication usually found in the city.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMI'm a big fan of Fabio andI'm a big fan of Fabio and my wife surprised me and brought me to Cafe Firenze for our 3rd year wedding anniversary and i must say the food was incredible i ordered the chefs table and Chef Johnathan came out and talked to me and gave me some inspiring words and the staff took really good care of us, I'm happy to say that we will be back for more.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastico!!Looked forward to our dining experience for 3 months as we come from Northern California. Have not been disappointed yet.
Each time we come its a new adventure in dining. Fantastico!!4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was incredible. ServiceFood was incredible. Service was impeccable, attentive but not overbearing. Very professional. They always over achieve my expectations. We ate on the patio. The only two issues were that the fire was turned up too high and the music coming from the speaker near the table was a bit too loud. It would be better to relocate the speakers up higher and away from specific tables.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service at Cafe FirenzeThe service at Cafe Firenze is outrageous. Best you will ever receive. The waiters
know the ingredients of the dish as well as how it was prepared. They take very good care of you.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner was excellent, andDinner was excellent, and the service was exceptional.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Firenze offers delicious,Cafe Firenze offers delicious, authentic Italian food with attentive, friendly service and a beautiful ambiance. I highly recommend it for a romantic evening or a family get-together.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. LoveGreat food and service. Love the open kitchen. Will be back.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful dining experience,A wonderful dining experience, the food was amazing and the service was top notch!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMThe restaurant gave us a generousThe restaurant gave us a generous gift certificate to apologize for the horrific experience we had on our previous visit.
The manager checked up on us several times during the evening.
It was a classy act and a lovely meal.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMIm From New Orleans, and lovedIm From New Orleans, and loved the place. Great staff. Very friendly. The food was delicious. This chef was on point from the butter nut squash soup to the flat bread! Great lunch for me and my new clients.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was so easy to use OpenIt was so easy to use Open Table to make the reservation. I had to change the time of the reservation. When I called the restaurant to do that, which was only a short time later, they already knew about the reservation and made the change easily. The restaurant was great...food and atmosphere terrific! Best Black Magic martini too!!!!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot...The 5 course chef selection is awesome...the chef will prepare a meal just for your tastes. What a great idea!!!!! The food is amazing...3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food, a little loudGreat food and great service. We sat in the bar area, and it was very loud. Next time we will request to sit away from the bar area so that we can hear each other talk.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM