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For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
7:00 PM
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Booked 7 times today

Cafe Fiore

4.5
777 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(805) 653-1266
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Giulio Landi
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Private party facilities
Please call for details.
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Private party contact
Mary Jane Felder: (818) 399-3113
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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.
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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Santa Clara
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Parking details
Located directly behind Cafe Fiore is a 4 story parking lot, free of charge.
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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.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 777 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Coolguy55 (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Excellent food and service.

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MDv2 (Hawaii)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We came 10 minutes early and our table was surprisingly ready. Service was ok. Our attendant intermittently checked in on us. A little disappointed that spinach ran out early since we placed our order at 830pm. Ambiance was ok. It could’ve been better. There was live music and background music during breaks. I wasn’t too impressed. Considering it was vday, I would have expected the music to celebrate love. Instead it brought a somber mood to the evening.
We also had an axxess card which they wouldn’t take because vday is apparently a recognized holiday and the BOGO doesn’t apply on holidays.

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RonC (Central Coast)
2.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Keep going back and trying it. Gets worse each time. When they first opened they were great. Now it's just an ordinary Italian restaurant. Nothing special.

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vipJMWein (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great neighborhood Italian restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is friendly and attentive. Love the ambiance. The menu is extensive and offers something for every taste. I’ve never seen so many risotto options on a menu before.

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vegan (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

A friend from Santa Cruz recommended Cafe Fiore as her fav Italian restaurant. We loved it!

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vipPrincess28 (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The food was delicious but that evening there seemed to be an extreme delay. We were there for over 2.5 hours, because we were waiting for our food. The waitress made it up to us with a dessert on the house that was fantastic!

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MonaW (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Took forever to get our food. 1 1/2 hours and then one dinner was missing. We like the food and the live bands but service really needs to improve.

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Daredevil (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The service and food were perfect I

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great ambiance, menu, food, wine, service (except for one unhelpful hostess) and music!

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revaz (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent service and food was perfectly prepared and delivered hot.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

first time there, was very good! I just wish had a bigger section of wine by the Glass. food was outstanding . would go back again.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food! Great experience. Excellent time. I would go again

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

The food was amazing! I can't wait to bring the love of my life BACK to you all!

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Chris (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We ask if we can seat were they cook !
We love to seat there , you get the a bird eye view of everything!
You get to see everyone ones jobs down to the one that’s the salads to the one does the sauces and the main Chief .
We sat down in no time , but after waiting for 5 minuets, no waiter , no water !
and that’s looking over the menu! Finely waiter show up , yes you do have others tables to do too but it shouldn’t have taken that long . Sorry !
The bread came out fresh right out of the oven and was wonderful !
We like oil and balsamic with the bread it’s so good !
Are appetizer and dinner came out wonderful ! Really good food !

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vipAlexS (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Looking for good Italian, and this was a good spot with nice service. Had some nice wine options that were outside the typical. Regular spaghetti with meatballs and the various salads were really good. Pasta Arrabbiata, however, was disappointingly lacking any spice. A little on the expensive side, but all in all a nice time.

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