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Cafe Firenze
Cafe Firenze

Cafe Firenze Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafefirenze.net
  • Phone: (805) 532-0048
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Fabio Viviani
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: For your special occasion, indoor or outdoor party, meeting, celebration or any other type of event, we offer a variety of planned and custom designed menus to accommodate your Catering needs. Our services include but are not limited to: Corporate Catering, Weddings, Cooking Class Style Party, Studio Craft Services, Multi-day Events, Charity and Fund Raising Events, Holiday Parties, and Birthdays. Please contact our Director of Special Events - Andrea Pogany at (818)219-5920
  • Private Party Facilities: Please email or call for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Bobbi Busicko (805) 532-0048 x3
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Evenings.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Leta Yancy Road
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Cafe Firenze
Cafe Firenze is an Italian Restaurant and Martini Lounge located in Moorpark.
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Diner Reviews
  • "We went on a Wednesday and added wine tasting to our meal. There were four of us and we all ordered different entrees to share. It all made for a very fun evening."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Cafe Firenze is more like walking in to a Cafe full of friends, serving delicious food."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Food was very good; service was mediocre, but our waitress (Sandy) was very anxious to "turn" our table; noise was too noisy to hear anything. Further, a wedding rehearsal dinner of about 35 guests was booked in the room where we were seated. The room should have been "blocked" for this party, but the restaurant probably wanted to maximize their space, and revenues, thus we were seated with the party. This made for a very uncomforbale evening as the party continued to celebrate while we tried (hard) to have a nice dinner. Other guests next to us were "put out" as well. Certainly not what I expected as I've dined at Cafe Firenze prior to this evening."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "After a yummy dinner, 6 of us girls....in town for a Girl's Weekend....decided to have a night-cap in the bar. There was live music- guy playing a guitar and singing. His voice was terrific, unfortunately, he wasn't engaging at all....kind of a downer to a really great evening."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "We usually have great experiences at this restaurant, but this was not one of them. The Sunday brunch menu is fairly limited. It has breakfast items and sandwiches, as well as some of their more popular entrees. Unfortunately, the short rib ravioli which is usually excellent was cold when it came to the table. The club sandwich was good but must have had a wasabi mayo or something spicy which was not indicated on the menu. The focaccia bread was also very dry. Service as usual was very good, but the kitchen definitely could have been better."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "We had a birthday dinner for my wife with our extended family and it was an absolutely great time! My wife and son had the pork chop and it was terrific. Two of our people tried the roasted chicken and the chicken scallopini and my son had the flat bread pizza - all were wonderful. I had the wheat spaghetti which is one of my favorites and it did not disappoint. I would highly recommend this place for any occasion or just for a nice romantic or family dinner."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Been wanting to try Fabio's restaurant for a while, but were worried as it is his restaurant and we prefer a casual atmosphere that isn't jam packed. I made reservations, and arrived 45 mins early but was seated promptly. The place was not packed and loud, but was just right. Our server was apparently new, but we thought he was just overly conscientious by checking on our questions if he didn't know the answer. We had the jumbo prawns wrapped in pancetta on risotto for apps-delish! I tried the got-to-get-right-for-italian-restaurant -Spaghetti and Meatballs-delish! Bread with sauce-Delish. 12 yr old daughter had pancetta, cheese & arugula pizza-delish!. The deserts were a tad small, but on point and truthfully right sized."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have been to the restaurant at least a dozen times and always enjoy our evening. Took friends for the first time Friday and they truly ernjoyed themselves. All of us will be back again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "My family and I celebrated two birthdays and a graduation here I'm the past two months and both were fantastic!! My he food and service were amazing. Our waiter Ross and his assistants were great. Can't wait to go back...."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Excellent food and ambiance. We will be going back soon!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "We had known about this great italian restaurant for a while, but had not had the opportunity to visit. The food and service were good and there was a great variety of pastas, meats and fish on the menu. Great appetizers of which I would strongly recommend the the pancetta shrimp. Coffee was a little weak, not up to the boldness you would expect at an Italian restaurant, but other than that it was a good experience. I would definitely dine there again."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Cafe Firenze is a special place! It's the complete package! When you first enter it's doors, you are struck by the beautiful, rich decor that feels warm and inviting. The main dining room is great for every day or special occasions, and affords a view of the kitchen. The patio is lovely year round. The servers are friendly and knowledgeable. Our very favorite is Ross! You quickly feel like family here. And then there's the food...John is an amazing chef who consistently provides fresh and unique dishes. There are new specials every week. We stopped opening our menus ages ago, and happily try the latest creations. Special care is given to every detail here, from the cocktails to dessert, and we are ALWAYS glad we came."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "This is the second time we have eaten at Café Firenze. The first time the food was good but not (great)what we had expected and returned the dessert. We ate in the back room which has no atmosphere. The second time food was good (again), mainly because it was not HOT. The steak dish was sent back to be heated. The rest of us had the fish special and should have sent them back. The risotto was wonderful, but not hot. Wine list was good. Had ordered the Firenze House wine but got something else because it was not available, this wine was very good. Atmosphere is very noisy, but so are we. Does make it a bit hard to talk. We will try again. Would have loved to see a Cioppino on the menu"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The pasta was a bit hard they said they had just gotten the new pasta machine so maybe they were trying to work out the kinks:-( I had a feeling that they were trying to rush us out, which was a shame. I loved the music & the rest of the food."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "A friend recommended it. Was told it had the best food in Ventura County. Beautiful warm interior, friendly staff, and everyone in my party really enjoyed their food. You could tell the chefs put a lot of thought into the flavors and presentation. A winner!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Had a great time this weekend with family and friends. We had seats right in the front of the kitchen and got to see the delicious food being made right before our eyes. The food and drinks and service never disappoint. I always run into or see adam their events planner there as he's always friendly and it's just such a great place. Top notch guys!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "My mom and I come on Wednesdays with a bottle of our favorite wine (since first corkage fee is waived on Wednesday). The food is always absolutely amazing, my personal favorite is the short rib ravioli, however, their specials can be killer as well! The service is also up to par! We had Abraham this last time and he was phenomenal! I highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "We were very surprised and very happy dining at this establishment. Everything was 1st class. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Treated my husband and kids to brunch for Father's day, and it surely wasn't as exciting as Easter brunch. I understand that a full out buffet isn't in demand for Father's day, like it is for Mother's day and Easter. We ordered off the menu and the food was quite good. The only thing that was odd this time was the service. While the staff was very friendly, they weren't as attentive as we had experienced in the past. My husband was frustrated that his cup of coffee was always empty, and they had to be reminded to refill it. I was never asked if I wanted more Iced Tea. Anyway, as return customers we will not give up on this gem of a restaurant, however, I hope this isn't the norm."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Service was ok - waitress missed an additional soup order which we said was fine at the time; had we known how awful the special pasta was, I should have insisted on getting my soup in the end. The filet was excellent, melt in your mouth. The seafood pasta was tasty. The special pasta - a fusilli-like pasta with ridges- was with a duck confit and was undercooked. Then, when we sent it back since raw pasta can have adverse effects on the stomach, the server apologized and said they'd "remake" it - ie microwave the bejeezus out of it. For a 20$ pasta dish, that'd pretty sad. I feel like the restaurant has succumbed to relying on its "celebrity" founder-figure. Pretty disappointing for a joint Father's Day and Birthday celebration."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We've been going to Cafe Firenze for years but for various reasons have not gone for the past several months. During that time it seems that the prices have gone way up and the quality of the food doesn't seem as good as in the past. I ordered an Ahi Tuna Salad and it was not cooked to my specifications (medium rare) so it had to be brought back to the kitchen. While it was tasty enough there wasn't much to eat for the money. My husband wasn't crazy about his pasta stuffed with squash which, in the past, was always his favorite dish."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary at Café Firenze, a restaurant we've been wanting to visit for some time. We were told it was the best. I have to say, it is one if not the best restaurant we've ever been to. The food is absolutely delicious! The service is outstanding! (You have to go to know what I mean.) The interior is beautiful! There is no way anyone could leave there having not enjoyed ALL of it. My suggestion....GO!!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Cafe Firenze is one of two of the best restaurants in Ventura County. I love to bring friends for their first experience and watch them savor the food. My dream is to one day sit at the chef's table. I talk to the waiters and find out all the ingredients so I can try to replicate the dish at home for my family. I can't recreate the ambiance though! I've been to Italy twice and this is the closest place to the canals of Venice!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "We have been to Cafe Firenze a couple of times & just went back to celebrate a birthday. The food & service couldn't have been better. We all thoroughly enjoyed our evening & can't wait to return. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Sorry to say that both the service and kitchen, once a pleasant surprise in Moorpark (we've gone since it opened), have gone downhill to a point that my wife and I will probably not go back anytime soon. Soups were barely warm by the time they were too slowly delivered to the table. Minestrone stock was not properly chopped; lobster bisque was essentially a plain consommé with some cream--no depth or richness. Sea bass and short rib mains were dry and lacked flavor--the impression is that the restaurant is not obtaining quality ingredients to start with. Both were also under sauced, so by the time we plowed through each it was a relief to finish. Much too loud a room, this place has become a social scene occupying a culinary corpse."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We were seated in a room with a bridal party and it was too loud and distracting. However, Joanna was an excellent waitress and helped make up for it. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Cesaer Salad lousy a sardine is not an anchovy. The lettuce was tiny little pieces."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Always a great dinner! Food was excellent and the service was outstanding!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We took our parents to our "favorite" Moorpark Restaurant for their 60th Anniversary. The food was wonderful, as usual, and our server, Ross, whom we adore, was available. Everyone was on top of anything we wanted included the Manager. Our parents had a wonderful time and they brought them dessert for their Anniversary. We are looking forward to our next meal! Thank you for your consistent quality and amazing staff! Jeff and Michele, Moorpark"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "I took my mother to Cafe' Firenze the week after official Mother's Day in order to avoid the rush. I had been to the restaurant before and always enjoyed the food. Mom rarely gets out to something so lush and she was impressed (Thank you!) We split the strawberry and pear salad and gobbled it up in no time. The risotto was rich, comforting and amazing. As always, Cafe' Firenze knows how to deliver on atmosphere and gourmet cuisine. My only 2 tiny complaints were 1) the wait for each course was really long; however the waitress was so kind + kept checking and apologizing. There were 3 other large parties and clearly the kitchen needed help. Also, I would love to see them branch out in to GF pastas or pizzas - I would pay lots for that!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Nice Mother's day dinner. We had the Oso Buco (outstanding) and the short rib ravioli (excellent). We would do either again. The pear and strawberry salad was also excellent. I was not enamoured with the burrata and arugula salad. The burrata was fine but was best on bread, not in the salad. The sauted mushrooms were tough. Never did taste the pine nuts. Since it was just the salad, I ate enough to be satisfied (ate the burrata with the excellent bread) but would recommend other outstanding choices as a starter. We had their special local wine - a GSM which went well with our meal. Finished with Tiramisu and the Wild Berry merigue. Both were also excellent. Service was outstanding. Will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is one of the best restaurants in the the Ventura County. There is not a bad thing to say about it. It's wonderful."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Love ALL their dishes! Wine Wednesdays are my favorite. I continue recommending Cafe Firenze to all my friends."
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "I like sitting at kitchen counter and watching the chefs"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "After hearing so many good things about this restaurant from our friends, we were surprised at how bad it was. First they should not take a 3:30 reservation if they intend on closing down stations 1/2 hour into our visit. The staff was ok. Some being exceptionally friendly, while some disinterested and one rude. The food was not good at all. No real variety, shrimp was plenty although not a hint of cocktail sauce anywhere. Pasta dishes were OK but they used a very dominant spice in their fusilli dish. Kids hated it. Chicken was very dry. Door was left opened and flies were on the food. All in all it was not anything like we expected. Will not be recommending this place and certainly not returning."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Easter Brunch selections were marvelous; Chef John is very attentive to details. We had a great time."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "A very well managed restaurant, featuring excellent service from waiters who seemed happy to be there. The food was exceptional. Only positive things to say about this restaurant. We will be back again & again...."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "OK place. Reservation through "Open Table". Got call on day of, "promised"a booth. We 4 were on time, NO booth. 1 point down. NO explanation. We were determined to have a good time so we dismissed it. Server was nice, not correctly attentive. Told him one of the drinks he recommended was awful and had to mix it with another cocktail, did not offer to change it. Never around when needed, but the "bus-boys" were. THEY were MOST friendly, helpful staff. Atmosphere was nice. Food was good, expected better. Cocktails not great. BEST cocktail was a special request, "Spicy Dirty Martini with fresh Jalapeno" Food was ok, Marsala....not so, aged NY....Ruth Chris has better, sides-ok, Ossobuco-BEST dish of the table. Good, not GREAT."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The lighting in various seating areas are really poor. If you are sitting under one of the areas under sconces, you feel like a bright light is shining on down on you. Bring sunglasses just in case you get seated in one of these areas."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "I have been here a few times, I ask myself why I wait so log between trips. Pasta, fish or you name it, it's always a great experience. Not to mention the best food ever."
    Dined on 4/13/2014