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563 W Los Angeles Ave
Moorpark, CA 93021
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Cafe Firenze Details
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
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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
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
Live Entertainment Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Evenings.
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A word from Cafe Firenze
Cafe Firenze is an Italian Restaurant and Martini Lounge located in Moorpark.
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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
had a great experience. the food
was excellent. service went beyond our expectations."
Dined on 4/13/2014
This restaurant is a place for
special occasions. It is a little pricy but the food id great and the service exceptional."
Dined on 4/12/2014
The short ribs, short rib ravioli
and tortellaci are always great. The special for this day was rack of lamb. It was a bit tough and not up to the usual standard. This is the first meal that I have had any complaint with. If they are offering the beef cheeks special, try it. It is absolutely fantastic. We always enjoy the wonderful service. They are attentive but not overbearing."
Dined on 3/30/2014
Great food and service. Sat in
outdoor area and only complaint were the flies! Other than that, great experience."
Dined on 3/29/2014
We went to celebrate our
anniversary. The staff was friendly, attentive, fun and efficient. The chicken scaloppine was very good. We tried the balsamic martini for the first time. It was fantastic. We were very happy we decided to visit Cafe Firenze for our anniversary celebration."
Dined on 3/29/2014
Our party of 4 could NOT have been
more pleased. Service was attentive, the server was charming and knowledgable, and the food was spot on. We offered a taste of wine to Chef and he took the time to visit our table, which made for a real nice touch. The 3 things all restaurants want to hear are: that was great, we'll be back, and we'll tell all our friends!"
Dined on 3/25/2014
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