First time here. There was
First time here. There was a live band and it was not too loud and they played good tunes. The cesar salad was pretty good sized. The lasagna was very good and hot. Service was prompt and friendly. I would definately come back!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
I've come here for years &
I've come here for years & the food is always good. The osso bucco is by far the best I've ever had!!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had such a great meal! Starting with the awesome wait staff and ending with a visit from the chef! (BTW, they are going to start having a "chef's table" where you have the chef decide on your meal, etc. ) Sounds great!
I LOVE the tortilini with sage butter. OMG! Amazing!
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great service,
Great food, great service, love the ambiance, one of my favorite restaurants!
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food and Service
This place is always good to dine. I just use the open table app and never wait. The food, service, desserts and drinks are so good.
i will definitely be back to try there other specials.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. Excellent service. My wife and I love it.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love the live music
Third time dining here and really love the band playing in the corner doing 60's and 70's cover tunes. Seared Ahi salad was very good and attentive service.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent place for dinner.
Excellent place for dinner before the Theater. Friendly, vibrant atmosphere.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My boyfriend and I frequent here every time we come to Ventura!! We love it! We have also tried the one in Woodland Hills, while its good its not quite the same. Seems like more choices on the Ventura menu.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here is always great. I am always impressed with how friendly and attentive all the servers are. The menu choices are incredible. I have never had anything on the menu that I didn't love. I highly recommend Café Fiore!!!
5/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bar music was too loud and
Bar music was too loud and intrusive. The loudness disstracted conversation while dining in all parts of the resturarnt
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
When we sat down a basket
When we sat down a basket of fresh bread with pasta sauce was delivered. In my opinion, that was all I needed with a glass of wine! We had the antipasto platter with a wonderful assortment of meat, cheese and peppers served with fresh baked pizza bread slices. Wonderful. We also tasted he penne arrabbiato. The pasta was cooked perfectly and the sauce was a nice blend of tomato and spice.
I would recommend visiting the Cafe Fiore, flower cafe.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Atmosphere and Good Food
The place has a cool look, like a neighborhood pub, and is very comfortable. The food was very good and inexpensive. Had a very good experience.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Been here several times. Good food and nice outdoor tables, make sure you request this as they fill up fast.
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Google maps took us to Fifth and Dolores. Actually on Dolores east side south of Ocean. After a late Sunday walk on the beach, found this place with a 9:45 reservation. We sat on the window and enjoyed the light appetizers (a great Caesar with a kick (watch out for the fresh anchovies)) before moving back to the fireplace for the entree, a delicious Alaskan halibut topped with scallops in a light and delightful sauce. Two souffles to top it off. Great waiter, very attentive. Excellent ballads over the speakers with contemporary French artists.
6/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun Sunday Reggae night!
I had the Sea Bass Special & my husband had the Pesto Pasta. We shared the house salad. Everything was delicious! It was a bonus that they were having a Reggae band. My husband enjoyed his $4.00 Red Stripe & I had the Watermelon Martini. It was fun & we had good service. I don't know how new that side patio is but we really enjoyed eating out there with entertainment. Everyone there was having a great time! We have eaten indoors there before & they had a band near the door. I think this is much better. If you don't want to hear music you still have the whole indoor restaurant. They do have a sider patio where you can still hear the music but it's not as loud.
6/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
anniversary go to place.
We come here ever year for our anniversary abd always have great service and great food. Their seafood pasta is delicious. I have had most of their menu items and have never had an issue.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice place with good food and a friendly staff. Nice ambiance. A nice place and would go back w/o hesitation.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were visiting and booked based on great OT reviews. We sat outside on the small patio for a late dinner. The charcuterie board was really outstanding, the Gnocchi was some of the best we'd ever had. Risotto with lamb, seafood pasta and seared ahi were all excellent in flavor and presentation. Portions are quite large so we all went home with leftovers. Server was pleasant and attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. Wine list offered some great Italian choices, the dolcetto di alba was outstanding at $42. Overall a great experience, our friends who are staying nearby for the summer plan to return again this week.
8/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was nice to find a restaurant in Ventura County that serves good Italian food with a menu that includes something everyone in a large group. It would have been nice to see aperol or campari with proseco offered for cocktails. We did enjoy the cocktails before dinner and a bottle of Soave with dinner. Bravo to the chef for the meals he prepared! We lived in Northern Italy and enjoyed our selections.
8/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful Dining Experience
I was in Ventura/Oxnard area for work. I'm from Portland, OR and consider myself a very discriminating foodie. My wife doesn't like seafood and our options were limited and we found Cafe Fiore. We arrived very early, but despite a full restaurant, the hostess made arrangements for us to sit right away. The restaurant was quaint and felt very comfortable/casual, even though I would say the ambiance was overall very elegant. The wine list was great and the food was wonderful. I had an asparagus risotto with a chicken meatball. I was pleasantly surprised at how good it was. I also tried there bruschetta and it was very tasty. Overall, my experience here was excellent! The service was a bit slow, but it wasn't a deal breaker. Great dining!
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Northern Italian Redux
The caprese may only be better in Tuscany! What a find. We look forward to returning soon and often. Mi piache molto questo posto!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It like home cooking, just like your mother made it especially for you, fantastic favors, smells, it always so hard to pick eveything is so good including the soups and affordable
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
After a nice walk at the beach we enjoyed walking to the restaurant and having a 5:00 dinner on a Sunday evening. Refreshing red wine sangria, tasty house salad, and two super bowls of pasta. Portions were plentiful and the server happily boxed up the leftovers to enjoy later. We will return for sure!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Just a short ride from the beach, and easy to find on California St. in Ventura. Our table was reserved and ready on time, our early arrival to stop at the bar for a happy hour drink was a good plan as the drinks are well made and generously sized.
Dinner for our party of 3 was wonderful with great service, warm bread and tasty starters.
Our main course choices, were perfectly prepared and served in a very timely manner. it is always great to visit a well recommended restaurant, to find that it it even better than expected. Overall, a great evening.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is always superb! Very romantic ambience. Typically $80 for two including wine. Portions are average but worth the price for high quality. My boyfriend and I go a few times a year for special occasions. It's always a treat!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good night out
Being a server for ten years I know what to look out for. Cafe fiore did not miss a single beat. The hostess greeted us with a smile and we were sat promptly. Bread and water was brought to the table in a timely matter. Our waitress was nice and always had a smile on her face. Our drinks came in the amount of time I would expect for how busy they were that night. Bathe food itself was great. I had the skirt steak special which was perfect and my companion had the salmon dish. Both dishes were fresh and had just the right ingredients to make the most of the meats. Both the appetizer,eggplant, and dessert, berry tart, were just as good. One cannot ask for more when going out. Great job to the staff and cooks at Cafe Fiore.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had Osso Buco and my husband had lasagna and both were fabulous. What I like about the lasagna were the light thin pasta noodles. The Osso Buco was so tender and flavorful, very rich though!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent food, service, and ambience. And the owner is absolutely beautiful. 5 stars!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful food! Everything was fresh and the wait staff was very attentive. Great downtown hot spot all around.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was super yummy!!!
We went on a busy crowded Saturday . The service was very slow. When my husband finally got his drink he had been waiting to ask the server something but he just set it down and left .food was very good though and large portions, you won't leave hungry!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect for a Sunday Night
Needed a place between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles to meet out-of-town friends for a Sunday night dinner. A number of other highly rated Ventura restaurants were not open for Sunday dinner but Café Fiore was and it worked out great. Excellent food, perfect setting for conversation and easy parking on the street. Nice menu with a few unique items and a solid wine list. Enjoy!
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
The food and the drink were
The food and the drink were superb. The service was great. Pat, although a short timer, was extremely pleasant to work with.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came here about 2 years ago and loved it so much we came back to celebrate our 4 year anniversary. Unfortunately unlike last year there was no dancing in the outside patio like we remembered from last year. We were excited to dance after dinner but we found a dead atmosphere in the patio at 10 pm on Saturday . Other than that, Everything else was great .
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great local gem
Great food, service and ambiance. Definitely a do over
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food - nice place
We had a very enjoyable dinner at Cafe Fiore. Making reservations online was a bonus. I had the risotto with porcini mushrooms and chicken. Very tasty. And the mint chip bonbon for dessert was yummy too. I would definitely return to this wonderful italien restaurant.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came to listen to the band that was playing that night and were seated in the patio section. We were pleasantly surprised at how comfortable and cozy it was. We were able to have dinner conversation and listen to the music without either one being a distraction from the other. Our dinner was delicious as well. Looking forward to returning soon!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good Italian in Ventura
All three of us ordered a different entree and were pleased -- the osso buco was exceptional. The ravioli stuffed with lobster were exceptional. Service was pleasant, but could have been a bit more attentive. We would definitely return. They have a large menu with many interesting choices. Ventura does not have another restuarant of this caliber.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
my favorite Italian spot
The food is light and delicious. Will be back again
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always Consistent and Good
I love the fun, inviting atmosphere of this restaurant. Our server was very knowledgeable and extremely accommodating to all of our needs. I eat at this restaurant about once a month and it never disappoints me.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Food & Staff
I took my husband to Café Fiore for his birthday. We enjoyed the food and the service, and although the restaurant had many customers, the noise level was low. AND service was fast and friendly (but not rushed). We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM