BISTRO 13

4.6
72 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
is a family - run restaurant in camarillo we are proud to serve exquisite and authentic italian cuisine to the area. The combination of our amazing pastas along with our casual atmosphere allow us to welcome many regulars from the camarillo area.
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Marc
Los Angeles
34 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were looking for a restaurant that we had not eaten in before and Bistro 13 came up.
Friendly staff greeted us and were helpful with food and wine advice. We had a wonderful meal with a nice glass
of wine and dessert. The waiter was attentive and allowed us time to enjoy our meal.
We will definitely be back.

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vipJohnR
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent

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JeanneG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot for a nice meal with friends.

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Trvldebbie
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite Italian restaurant!!! Love everything about it❤️

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ValerieS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time dining at this gem of a restaurant. All 4 of us LOVED everything we tried. Will definitely be back again with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at Bistro 13. The owner was exceptionally welcoming at the door on a Sat. night. Two of us were sat at a table for 4, so lots of room - and, the indoor tables were socially distanced. We brought our own special wine and asked that it be opened soon after sitting, and it was. Giovanni the owner, opened, poured and commented on our wine selection. The server was knowledgeable about the menu, the off-menu specials and explained some of the food prep. We shared the bruschetta appetizer which could have been shared by 3. We took home the remaining. Think of your favorite bruschetta and this was at least as delicious. Our entrees included the lobster ravioli and a pasta dish. (They name each of the multiple pasta choices, and I can't remember the name of this one.) Bistro 13 offers choices of pastas and I chose linguini with the chicken, mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes in garlic and oil. It was perfect. Not overcooked and mushy and not undercooked and too hard. All in all, a wonderful, delicious experience with very friendly staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food quality was goid, service excellent. Great wine selection

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vipDavidL
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

All I can say is that the reviews are way off. This place is overrated. While the food is decent and the service was better than average, it is not authentic Italian, unless this is some alternate version of Italy that I’ve never been too. And only one Italian red is offered by the glass. I would consider returning, but it would not be my first choice for Italian or for a general meal.

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vipMike
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and very friendly staff. Nice find!

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LynnE
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In my opinion Bistro 13 is the best restaurant in Camarillo. It was good to be there again after a long COVID absence.

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vipRoberta
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I read some great reviews and decided to try it out myself. They did not disappoint at all. Everything was delicious, the service was the best. Amazing attitudes, helpful and patient. We spent hours there without realizing we were the last ones to leave!!! They were so gracious not to disturb us. I can’t say enough about Bistro 13. I have added them as one of my favorite of all times...

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vipEdanEats
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got special treatment from the owner and staff. By far, some of the best Italian food I have ever had. The recommendations and accommodations made by the staff pulled the whole night together. They are not a discount restaurant, expect to spend some money for the experience. It’s worth it!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Great great great

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Broncomark
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem in Camarillo great service and tasty food. Fish dishes and great pastas you will enjoy.

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Bonetta
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The restaurant did not have any record of my reservation thru Open Table! Luckily they graciously found room for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Service was fine, food was bland

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vipDesertflower
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and old world Italian charm make this a neighborhood gem!! Reservations recommend - enjoy!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Bistro 13 always delivers a great experience for us, from food wine and service. Giovanni is a delight to visit and dine with.

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ReinaB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, would definitely visit again. Food and ambiance was great.

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SabrinaP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Outdoor for now but can’t wait for that to change. Nice place to go for some proper Italian.

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Trvldebbie
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely our favorite Italian restaurant in all of ventura!!!!
The food is the freshest. The service is always warm and welcoming. Thank you all for always delivering an amazing experience 💕

JJ
JavierJ
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I made reservations for 330pm thru OpenTable then I call bistro 13 to confirm and they tell they don't open till 430pm? So I don't know who's giving false information bistro 13 or OpenTable, well we just ended up going to dinner

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vipDianeE
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening! Excellent food and aervice

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and very good food

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vipTomS
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service of the staff and the culinary skill of chef was superb. A bit austere due to COVID outdoor dining restrictions, but overall a fabulous dining experience..... highly recommend the butternut ravioli with sage browned butter, Ceasars salad with fresh anchovies, and Chilean sea bass ..... oh sooo good 🍷

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LaurelD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The Bistro 13 restaurant is one of Camarillo's best kept secrets. The staff are some of the best! I've always had good food and a great experience there. I highly recommend it!

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Mandybabe
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was wonderful, there are several people that check in on you through your meal and even the owner comes past to check in. Food was hot and delish... we sat on the heated patio.

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vipLOUIE
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job - staff and service was impeccable

Food was fantastic- Oso Buco off the charts

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StevenW
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. Very fresh ingredients.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Lexi is the best! Our dinner was delicious. Owner Giovanni is always very welcoming.

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vipJeffB
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We have been to Bistro 13 several times since the pandemic. They do a nice job of outdoor seating. The service and food were both very good, not excellent.

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happydiners
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I went to Bistro 13 for the first time this past weekend. We were looking for something new and delicious. The reviews we read led us to Bistro 13. The reviews were correct. The food was fantastic and the service very good. My husband had the special ChileanSea Bass and it was prepared perfectly. I had the filet mignon and risotto . It was delicious (so were the left overs I got to take home). The only suggestion for improvement would be a little boost in enthusiasm by one of the waiters (seemed like it had been a long day). And while the dessert tray looked tempting, the person who displayed it turned it over with his/her fingers to put the cheese cake upright. We felt it very likely that these were just for display and the real thing was in the kitchen to be delivered to the table - nonetheless we decided against dessert because of the handling of the cakes. That said - will be return. Absolutely. Great night.. fabulous food

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Mickey
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was a nice surprise for us. We will be back!

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mandm
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were on a mini-vacation and found Bistro 13 on the Open Table app. I've come to learn that Open Table is probably the most accurate set of reviews anywhere, and with a 4.8 rating, we figured we'd try them.

Even with high expectations, we were amazed at the service, the quality of the food, the friendliness of everyone there - I can't say enough good things about this establishment. The hostess raved about the cauliflower appetizers so we had to try them - they were as good as described. My husband had the veal, which was outstanding, as was the seared salmon, spinach, and risotto dish I ordered.

We'll definitely be back when we return to town.

And would we recommend this restaurant to a friend? We already have!

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vipRenee
Los Angeles
71 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent. This is a charming restaurant.
Will go back very soon!

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vipPhenomenal
Los Angeles
49 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, food was delicious

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go see Giovanni at Bistro! Amazing food and great service

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JeriS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked on Open Table and didn't see it booked us for only 2 people. It is a small but charming restaurant and very popular especially on a Sat. night. We had 4 people instead of two. I could tell the hostess was a bit worried as they were totally booked, however they were able to seat us at a very nice table and it worked out great. Service was primo! Food delicious and prices better than most top restaurants. I highly recommend.

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vipladyZ
Los Angeles
107 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This location is convenient to host company lunches and dinners. Giovanni, the owner has always been on hand to greet you and make sure all is well with our experience. Nice little gem in the neighborhood.

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MichaelM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in the area. Friends drive from Westlake or even Calabassas to dine here. I often bring family and friends to celebrate or just have a great meal.

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BISTRO 13 is rated 4.6 stars by 72 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.