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About Cafe Firenze

Cafe Firenze is an Italian Restaurant and Martini Lounge located in Moorpark.

563 W Los Angeles Ave
Moorpark, CA 93021
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian

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

Cross Street:
Leta Yancy Road

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 532-0048

Website:
http://www.cafefirenze.net/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment Friday, Saturday, and Sunday Evenings.

Catering:
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

Executive Chef:
Fabio Viviani

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cafe Firenze Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (25)
Worth the Drive (20)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
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Special Occasion (18)
Good for Birthdays (17)
Romantic (17)
Good for Anniversaries (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Authentic (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Live Music (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Business Meals (8)
Cozy (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Great for Lunch (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Seasonal (1)
Vegan (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was Fantastic !!! Ohhh So Yummy!!
Perfect place to get great food in Moorpark that's for sure. Now I don't have to drive to the West Side for an excellent meal.
I'll be trying brunch and lunch also.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 6 days ago

Food was great, and the server was attentive; however, the hostess did not tell the server (or he forgot) we had reserved the table for our son's birthday. I made a note of the special occasion on Open Table, and the hostess wished our son a Happy Birthday, so I don't know what went wrong, but there was no special dessert or recognition of the birthday.

Tags: Happy Hour, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Romantic, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Cafe Firenze is great restaurant, and even better that it's in Moorpark. Our foursome had short ribs, sole, a filet mignon, and roast pork, all prepared beautifully and creatively. The salads were delicious too, especially the truffle wedge. Our server was attentive and pleasantly upbeat. Parking is easy, as well. We will be back, to be sure.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 5, 2018

I ordered the Shortrib entree and they must have used a meat tenderizer. I was very ill by the time I reached home. With well known chefs I would think that they would not use such chemicals. Service was very good, staff pleasant and friendly. Also had a green salad and Polenta. Overall the food was just poor for the money.

Tags: Casual
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Years Eve . Fun and Festive. Gave out hats, leas, noise makers and champagne We ordered from regular menus but they had New Year Menue too (it was a little pricey for us at 95 a person)

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Years Eve early dinner. Peter/Waiter excellent, friendly and attentive. My dinner seafood pasta was excellent, light sauce and great crabmeat. Hubby had short ribs -didn't care for sauce, not lot of flavor, but tender. Overall, one of our favorite restaurants. Love Fabio!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

It was just okay.... the service great!...the food so so.....when I pay 28 dollars for gnocchi...it should be amazing...it was mushy and not enough flavor.....bread pudding was gelatinous .....a little disappointed

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

After watching Fabio Viviani cook on Top Chef the Cafe Firenze was a definite food stop in our California trip. His recipes are being executed by John beautifully. The Roasted Chicken was our tables' favorite and was Fabio's secret weapon on the show. I believe it was a grandmother's recipe and it was truly delicious! The pasta dishes were a little AL dente for our taste but the sauces were rich, creamy and right on. The sport ribs were meaty and savory. The pork was cooked perfectly. All in all our meal was quite good and the roasted chicken was worth the drive out to the Simi Valley.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This is our go to nice restaurant for the moorpark area.
We have been coming here for years. Always had a good meal. This week, it felt as though we were a bit rushed and the quality didn't seem as up to par. The plates always look like they are out of a magazine. This time they felt as food was thrown on a plate and sent out.
For five people, we ordered a round if drinks and salads. Then dinner. And after dinner coffee. But, we were done in an hour. Like I said, felt rushed.
But, like I said we have been coming here for years and always had a great meal. The specials are always fantastic.
Not going to let one off night ruin it. We celebrate most birthdays and anniversaries here.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 18, 2017

As always, our dining experience was great. Service is prompt and food is great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We recently had dinner at Cafe Firenze after spending the afternoon at the nearby Reagan Library. The restaurant is very pretty but was a disappointment. We were seated in the “outside” area and were chilly throughout the meal. When we asked for an inside table we we told they were reserved. When I mentioned that we had a reservation they told me I didn’t specifically request an indoor table- although nothing about that was on the website.

The food and service were mediocre- certainly not what we would expect from the top rated restaurant in the area. Our minestrone soup was watery and lukewarm, our pasta undercooked. We would have told this to our waitress but she was nowhere to be found until the end of our meal. She did comp us 2 desserts but we would rather have had a better meal.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was an incredible meal and I can't wait to return. Drinks were amazing as well. Service was top notch.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Horrible food. Undercooked pasta, flavorless sauces and a horrible rendition of chicken marsala (no mushrooms?). Incredibly over priced. I would far rather go to Olive Garden for 1/4 of the price. How is this place still open?

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 (Portland)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Can get crowded, so reservations are recommended. Good variety of foods on the lunch menu. Extensive wine list, but can be a bit "pricey" for some wine items. Plenty of parking in front.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Cafe Firenze never disappoints, the food and service are always great!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Vegan, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Great for Brunch
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2017

This place is amazing! A real gem in a suburban neighborhood in Moorpark. We had never heard of it, but our daughter & son-in-law gave us a gift card. Excellent chef prepared cuisine! I had the spinach ravioli, my husband had the rack of lamb with cassoulet. I also had a superb caprese salad as an appetizer. For dessert, the very best chocolate gelato ever! Terrific coffee too! Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Business Meals
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Good as always.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Started with a salad and got the pasta special ( fettucini with mushrooms ).
Fine dining at its best.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Great food, good environment,good service. Excellent for a date night or hanging out with friends enjoying a good cocktail.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 20, 2017

We love to sit at the kitchen bar where we can watch our food being made. Always a great menu and outstanding food.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great service on this night and what a beautiful location. Comfortable seating. Perfect selection of decor. Friendly hostess. Attentive servers cleared table and made sure we had everything. Got a drink before dinner at the fabulous bar located in the center. Food was absolutely perfect.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I have to say after eating there once before and loving everything I was extremely disappointed this time around for what we paid for the meal I would have expected more my lobster bisque was cold and I had to send it back and even then it didn't taste that great and my ravioli was also cold and salty I would never order it again the best part of my meal was my drink was amazing

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Cafe Firenze has been our favorite restaurant for awhile now. It's our little neighborhood gem. Our experiences have always been awesome. However, our last visit was disappointing............We were asked when making reservations if we were celebrating anything. I said yes my husband's birthday. When we arrived and were been seating they asked again if we were celebrating anything and I again said yes my husband's birthday. Our server was not very attentive and we went long periods of time with our her checking on us even though she passed by us many times..................I thought at least a dessert would be offered for my husband's birthday but nothing was even said...............At over $100 dollars a piece for our ribeyes I expected much more.............We have always had excellent experiences here and I was so let down that my husband's birthday was not even mentioned after I had been asked twice before seating if we were celebrating anything special...................I certainly hope this was an isolated incident.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always a great dinner. A bit of a drive but worth it.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The first table we were seated at was on the patio. Weather was chilly, no ambiance out there and the table was not set even though the reservation was made way in advance and I called to confirm that morning. We requested a change and although it was a busy Friday night and we were a table of 8, the staff rallied and got us inside. Changed the night! Now warm and able to here the live music our evening was set. Food was great. We brought our own wine so not sure about their selections but we definitely recommend the gnocchi.

Tags: Casual, Live Music
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

One of our favorite places for a night out, whether a special occasion or not. Sunday brunch is wonderful, too.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 31, 2017

We went for an anniversary lunch mid-week. The food was delicious; my husband really enjoyed the Kobe beef meatloaf and the orecchiette was wonderful. The portion size is perfect, and we had just enough room for dessert. I highly recommend the flourless chocolate cake. The staff was attentive, and rounded out a very nice dining experience. It is a three hour drive for us, but well worth it when we are in the area. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Been there several times & always great with great food, excellent service.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I had been here for lunch and had a great risotto so i wanted to take my husband for dinner because we both enjoy fabio and the way he says hambooger.
we took a friend for dinner on her 70th birthday but were less than enthusiastic about the meal and the service and the vintage car gathering in the parking lot.
the server seemed a little scattered and didn’t get one of our meals correct.
my husband & our friend had the duck bolognese special i had the risotto special. a better risotto i’ve never had but the duck was dry even though it was steeped in a nice ragu.
then we finished with the bread pudding which was dense, hard and seemed old.
so IF you go here, i recommend the risotto.
having said all of this i have to add that restaurants in simi seem to suffer the same misfortune that they do in the north san fernando valley.
the pool of servers and cooks are pretty inexperienced.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great food; great service. Always worth it. Would recommend for anyone wanting a good evening out. Phenomenal Italian food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

This place is great! Had a very nice time in a very nice atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fun, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Hi
We reserver a table for six last Friday night for a group of our friends. As always we had great food. We had a great time. Music was even better. Well be back soon.

Calvin
Camarillo

Tags: Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Authentic, Romantic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We always have a great experience at Cafe Firenze. The food was as creative as always, fresh, and flavorful. Our server was cheerful and efficient. We went on a Friday night so it was bustling--but we could still hold a conversation between the 4 of us (we were in the "Wine Room"). Live music in the next room made for a festive evening out.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Live Music
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 2, 2017

We dine at Cafe Firenze quite often but the last couple of times the food has had a few issues. This last time we went with friends and he ordered a seafood pasta dish where the pasta came crunchy almost uncooked. He sent it back and all they did was warm it up, pasta still not cooked and the seafood was overcooked. Just not up to their regular standards. Service was great though.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

This place is the best for food, service and atmosphere. Held daughter's wedding party there. Costly? Spend the money? Absolutely.

Tags: Bar Seating, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

What an absolutely wonderful evening. I haven't stopped talking about the experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Went to dinner at chefs table. Great meal and service. Chef John very nice and made the experience for us enjoyable.
Would recommend to anyone.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Delicious Italian fare in Moorpark. Excellent menu, good wine list. Beware - service can be slow and inattentive, but the food is delicious.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Food was excellent but service was disappointing. Waitress could not even open the wine we brought. Did not charge us a corking fee and rightfully so since we had to open the bottle ourselves. Very disjointed serving of our food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

This restaurant used to be a favorite, but it has gone wayyyy downhill...poor seating for a requested special anniversary dinner, average service, lukewarm and not very special appetizers and entrees (tasteless)....and when asked about dessert (declined) - no question about coffee - just "thanks - here is the check." We will not go back there again, and recommend others to go elsewhere - sad, as it used to be great. Now it is not even "good." The Owners should be very embarrassed.

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