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Cafe Fiore

4.4
4.4
900 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian

Located in historic downtown Ventura, just blocks from the beach. Our comfortable booths have loose pillow seating which gives the restaurant a warm and delightful atmosphere. Come sit by the warm fireplace or have a seat at our fully stocked bar and sip some of our most innovative cocktails or some of our 40 martinis. Our traditional Southern Italian cooking is made with old world recipes. We take pride in giving our utmost service to our diners and to make everyone feel like family. If patio dining is what you are looking for, try our covered heated patio that feels like you are in a Tuscan villa or try our expanded patio and sit in our private cabanas and enjoy the fireplace and the spinning sounds of the hottest DJ's. Look on our website for fun events, like our summer cigar dinners, wine tasting events and our annual picnic and movie in the park. We look forward to serving you! Cheers and Bon Appeti

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Booked 13 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (805) 653-1266

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Matt Palmer

  • Catering

    Cater your office or house party with full service catering with our party planner, MaryJane Fendler. We can set up from the smallest of affairs to larger events with full service catering, including on site chef, servers and bartenders. Our menu is made to accommodate any type of cuisine desired. <br />We can set up all the small details, from the florist to the band. Our website displays preset menus that can be added to or changed at your discretion.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Mary Jane Felder: (818) 399-3113

  • Neighborhood

    Ventura

  • Cross street

    Santa Clara

  • Parking details

    Located directly behind Cafe Fiore is a 4 story parking lot, free of charge.

  • Entertainment

    Cafe Fiore brings back the old standards every Tuesday night with our famous Jazz nite. We display an eclectic play list of bands, ranging from Latin guitarist, reggae, and top 40 bands so you can dance the night away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 900 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Ventura County

    Best Value

  • Ventura County

    Fit for Foodies

  • Ventura County

    Good for Groups

  • Ventura County

    Great for Lunch

  • Ventura County

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Ventura County

    Notable Wine List

  • Ventura County

    Romantic

  • Ventura County

    Special Occasion

  • Ventura County

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. MF

    MortonsFan

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    From start to finish… excellent. Service, food, ambiance… Our sons birthday and it was his request. Did not disappoint! Thank you!!

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Father’s Day lunch for 4! All the dishes were wonderful with hand made pasta. The butternut squash tortellini was sweet and savory! The Spenachi salad and wonderful chunks of crispy pancetta and a poached egg? The servers were friendly and funny a real family atmosphere!

  3. C

    Chris

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Date with my wife, Have not been out lately! Something has changed there . No more whole bottles of wine, only 1/2 bottles or by the glass and the wine list is lot smaller now , Not a lot of choices! Had to ask for more water . Both shared the Carciofi Fritti and main dishes were . I got the Lasagna what has happened it was like someone cut my lasagna in Half . Its really small for the size and I have had it in the past ! Wife Pasta Integrale ! Nobody asked if we wanted any Parmesan cheese ! Thank goodness I didn’t asked for more bread, On the bottom of menu there is a $3.00 charge for more ! You can go to CPK and get more bread at no cost !

  4. AS

    AndreaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, food, and service. Very reasonably priced for flavor and portion size.

  5. KR

    KarenR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cafe Fiore was wonderful! The food was delicious and a delight for the eyes. There was quiet chatter from the neighboring tables but we were able to easily hear each other talk. The wait staff was attentive but not intrusive. Cafe Fiore has once again proven to be a winning restaurant in which important memories are made.

  6. E

    Eddiet209

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Food was great drinks aren’t the best just stick to wine or champagne other than that I have no complains staff was great making small adjustments for my kiddos we had a great experience!

  7. HC

    HeleneC

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Noise level was high, but that’s the kind I’d restaurant it is. Food was mediocre at best. Service was slow with long periods of time when our wait person was totally absent.

  8. SU

    SUPPERKING1

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Were there to celebrate our 56th Anniversiiary and noted that when we reserved on Open Table...not ack owleded at all by staff or server. My wife liked her pasta while my risotto dish was bland and tasteless. Good bread pudding desert . We won't rush back....

  9. b

    bobe0212

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cafe Fiore was an excellent choice to celebrate my birthday. We were seated promptly at the time of our reservation. We were quickly provided with water and bread and given ample time to review the menu. Our server was very attentive throughout the evening but never made us feel rushed. The pacing of the courses was perfect and the food was delicious. Overall, a great meal and a very pleasant evening.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience5

    We have been to this restaurant before and the food was always very good however this time both my husband’s dinner and my diner were terrible. His ravioli dinner was way too salty and my ahi was almost not edible.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Quality ingredients, excellent food, and friendly service!

  12. M

    Mags

    San Diego

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Cafe Fiore is one of our favorite restaurants and it was great again. The only thing I would say is that the service could be a bit better. It was slow and we had plates etc on our plate for a very long time. Our server was good but again the service could have been better.

  13. CI

    CaliIrishGirl

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service from Javier who has worked there 16 years! We loved our gluten free pasta too! Better than a well known place in LA.

  14. JB

    JimB

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The chicken parmesan was excellent with the best sauce ever anywhere. Large portions give an extra meal for the next day. Fiore is the best Italian restaurant around!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good food and drinks

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The four of us had a great time. I recommend ordering a few specialty cocktails from the menu. We have always had great food at Cafe Fiore. Great place to eat before going to Ventura Theater. Everything in the menu is delicious.

  17. JL

    JosephL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Great salads and pasta. Service was definitely slow, but the taste of the food was worth it. Great sitting outside on the patio.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Mother’s Day Brunch

  19. BH

    BobH

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Love the atmosphere. Love the food. Only quibble is that my water glass should have been filled more often.

  20. RM

    RMcD2

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food, service and ambiance. Highly recommend it for any occassion.

  21. PL

    PamL

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Delicious but not to die for… especially the spaghetti and meatballs balls. Lamb shank ( stinco) and osso bucco all high on the yum scale

  22. C

    meridelC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four of us had wonderful lunch and a terrific and informative server that was lovely to work with. It was a most wonderful Birthday celebration for our friend. I always love coming here and have never been disappointed with food or service so will come back again soon. Getting the table reserved ahead of time was just another wonderful bonus that made things so easy.

  23. RD

    RichardD

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Better than average tasting Italian food. Side order of meatballs was a good value, quantity of gnocchi was not. Desserts were very very good

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Good! enjoyed the food and the vibe was great

  25. SH

    SqHillGourmet

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5

    Not the best night for what is normally our favorite restaurant in Ventura. A very noisy table next to us made it hard to hear each other in our cozy booth. Not the restaurant’s fault. But service was unusually slow and the special pasta of the night, lobster ravioli, was tasteless. Nevertheless we love this place and we will be back, hoping for better.

  26. RM

    RobertM

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    The food was good but not great. The annoying thing was being told while checking in for a 5:30 reservation that we need to be finished by 7:00 PM for the next reservation. Then the waitress forgot to put our order in for the appetizer which wasn't a big deal but it goes along with the kind of service it was.

  27. AS

    AnnetteS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful good and experience, how did we not dine here before?! lobster bisque is divine, I had the salmon salad because I needed to watch my diet (not always a salmon fan) and it was amazing. Would order again. Oso buco, lamb shanks were melt in your mouth delicious. Didn't rush us or hover too much. Perfect.

  28. L

    Lydia

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Great spot, the charcuterie board is amazing. Very large portions.

  29. BA

    BarbraA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Our server was fantastic. Dinner was really good but dessert (cannoli) I give a 👎 Would definitely recommend but try a different dessert.

  30. CB

    CarolynB

    Orange County

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3

    The overall service experience was inexcusable. It took our server 15 minutes to even acknowledge our presence at the table and another 15 to get a glass of wine. Clearly not enough servers to handle the volume of customers. No management presence. My date got a steaming bowl of marinara sauce dumped down his back and he got nothing - no apology from the waitress and no manager came by. He just got a couple of napkins thrown at him. The food is good, but there are plenty of places with good food. We will not be returning.

  31. MC

    MichaelC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place in downtown Ventura for a romantic Italian dinner. Bruschetta was an excellent starter, followed by Cafe Fiore salad and squid ink pasta. Finished with the three desert sampler and cappuccino. Service was great. Would recommend and will return

  32. KL

    KennyL

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great as was our server. Always a great place to dine at.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Sitting by the outdoor, door. Continually blew cold air on my back. Took away from nice overall experience. Hope I don’t get sick from it.

  34. GP

    GraciePete

    Central Coast

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    They were as good as always despite a large Valentines Day crowd. And while they offered a special menu, the full menu was also available—no forced prix fixe.

  35. T

    Tyler

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2

    Service was extremely slow , our table was within 2 feet of the people next to us tucked in the corner, our food took over an hour, next to impossible to get even waters and bread to the table.

  36. RC

    ReneeC

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Favorite date restaurant. Tonight did not disappoint! Great food and wonderful live music for Valentine’s Day

  37. RH

    RichardH

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Always great food We have been going to this restaurant for years. Great location.

  38. MC

    MadisonC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3

    Bland food. Bad service. Very unprofessional. Would not recommend unless there for the bar

  39. SB

    StevieB

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat friendly staff. You can walk around downtown after.

  40. t

    tinab

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    Sadly, my birthday dinner was not at all what we have experienced there in the past. We also mentioned in the reservation that it was a birthday celebration, but they did not do anything.

FAQs

Cafe Fiore offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 653-1266.

Cafe Fiore is rated 4.4 stars by 900 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Cafe Fiore

66 California Street Ventura, CA 93001

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Santa Clara

  • Neighborhood

    Ventura

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Californian

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Located directly behind Cafe Fiore is a 4 story parking lot, free of charge.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Matt Palmer

  • Entertainment

    Cafe Fiore brings back the old standards every Tuesday night with our famous Jazz nite. We display an eclectic play list of bands, ranging from Latin guitarist, reggae, and top 40 bands so you can dance the night away.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (805) 653-1266

  • Catering

    Cater your office or house party with full service catering with our party planner, MaryJane Fendler. We can set up from the smallest of affairs to larger events with full service catering, including on site chef, servers and bartenders. Our menu is made to accommodate any type of cuisine desired. <br />We can set up all the small details, from the florist to the band. Our website displays preset menus that can be added to or changed at your discretion.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call for details.

  • Private party contact

    Mary Jane Felder: (818) 399-3113

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