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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
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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Anniversaries (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
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Good for Birthdays (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Romantic (12)
Authentic (11)
Notable Wine List (11)
Fun (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Casual (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Live Music (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Business Meals (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Cozy (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Organic (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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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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 (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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Moorpark/TO/SV. Excellent, creative menu and great prices. Fresh made pasta. The short rib ravioli are amazing.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2017

This was my wife and my second visit to Cafe Firenze. For appetizers we had carpaccio and crab cakes. The carpaccio was very good and fresh. Very nice. The crab cakes were three big balls that were very tasty and a great value. For dinner we had two pizzas, the PROSCIUTTO, BURRATA & ARUGULA and the SAUSAGE, 4 CHEESE & TRUFFLE, as well as the SEAFOOD RIGATONI. The pizza were uniquely delicious and deserve a four out of five rating. The Seafood Rigatoni was also very good but not excellent so I will give it a four out of five as well. We received a nice complimentary birthday dessert, banana bread with chocolate syrup, that was scrumptious. I think this place is an overall good value and has a nice kitchen and staff.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

By far one of the best meals ever. Fresh Italian food, Mixed well, Cooked to perfection!

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our server Amanda was the best! The food and ambiance is consistantly good, but Amanda took extra steps to insure gluten free options were truly gluten free and that our guest of honor's birthday was a highlight....all with big smiles, humor and a quick wit!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 1, 2017

You know the food is Excellent, delicious, perfecto, oh man this is sooo good but I have to tell you, when we arrived Thursday at 6PM the hostess was not there (thats ok) but the bartender, a waiter and a couple other employees saw us waiting. There were 4 people in front of us. Not one of them acknowledged us. If the food wasn't so good I don't think we would come back. Any acknowledgement would have been great instead of feeling invisible. There was enough time that I thought... Im going to call the restaurant and let them know there are 6 people waiting. Also it was rather warm inside, A/C not working?

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on August 27, 2017

If it had been my first time, I wouldn't be back, but I know they're better than this experience. Mediocre food and bad service in a completely empty restaurant. Friendly staff. We were one of only two parties in the restaurant at 1230pm on a Sunday.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Cafe Firenze never disappoints, the service, ambiance and the food are amazing. I have been here many times and they consistently exceed my expectations. Great restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Great "special occasion" place. Easy to have conversation as the noise level is low & very relaxing atmosphere. Food & service are always excellent. We always take friends here when we want to impress!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Café Firenze is great! Always good food from great chefs. The hosts and wait staff are very courteous and helpful.

Tags: Happy Hour, Organic, Great for Brunch, Fun, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had eagerly anticipated a dinner with family and friends in honor of my wife's birthday. We were seated in a covered outdoor area in the rear of the restaurant. Having eaten at Cafe Firenze numerous times, we had high expectations for the food - and they were met. Even the bottles of the house wine we ordered were excellent. However, the service was perhaps the worst we have experienced at any restaurant in the past few years. Our primary server was pleasant but paid little attention to us, kept us waiting FOREVER before taking the orders for our various courses, failed to bring water, wine, and other things until the second or third request (and, in some cases, never brought what was requested), and apologized for the "inexcusable" service but did nothing to improve it. Fortunately, LA has many wonderful restaurants. It will likely be a long time before we return the Cafe Firenze, despite the excellent food. A restaurant is a combination of atmosphere, service, food, and value. The abominable service we received has encouraged us to see what other fine restaurants have to offer.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Cafe Firenze is always a delightful restaurant to visit. On Saturday night it was also a special value, 50% off on bottles of house wine!! The service is wonderful. We enjoyed a meatball appetizer, house salad, pepperoni pizza and a bottle of Pinot Noir.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2017

My stepmom ordered the special swordfish and had to send it back. It had a large piece of gristle in it. It was replaced and that was fine.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Substandard service no toilet paper or soap in the ladies room. Waited at our table for a wait staff to acknowledge that we were even there took about 20 minutes. I asked the hostess if the server would come over and take our drink order she said I'm really sorry but we are busy with a large party in the other room. The bus person came and asked us if we wanted more bread I said we never got any. Very inexperienced staff. Very disappointing!!! It was my birthday dinner.!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We frequent this restaurant and tonight was the worst ever!

Out of steaks on a Friday night. It's a regular item on their menu! Waitress tried to justify it.

Took forever to get bread. Waitress tried to blame the busboy. Drinks went unfilled for what seemed like forever.

Bass was so loud on the live music that we couldn't even talk.

Gelato sat waiting to be brought to the table until it was warm. Had to ask the busboy to bring it as we could see it sitting there and waitress was no where in sight.

No, it wasn't any busier than normal either.

Horrible Horrible Horrible arguing waitress!!!!!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I am so amazed and blessed to have this caliber of a restaurant in our neighborhood. LOVE Cafe Firenze....Love Fabio! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

We really enjoyed our dinner. I had seafood rigatoni, my husband had steak. The cocktails were great. Nice ambiance. Great service. Peanut butter and chocolate cheesecake for dessert. It's expensive, but worth it for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 4, 2017

We were pleased with the service and willingness of our server to exchange an appetizer my daughter was unhappy with due to her taste buds vs. anything the kitchen did. Café Firenze is always a go to for us.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My wife and I visited Cafe Firenze for the first time on a Friday night. For starters, we ordered the Lobster Bisque and Wedge Salad. I was sitting facing the kitchen so I saw that our bisque and salad was ready to be served but our server did not notice. Our bisque and salad sat on the counter for 10 minutes until my wife told another staff member that it would be nice if they be be brought to our table. Both items were then brought to our table and a manager came over to apologize for the delay. The Lobster Bisque was luke warm, watery and contained no lobster. It was a disappointment. The wedge salad was nicely prepared and had a wonderful taste accented perfectly with the bacon. For our main dishes, we selected the GARGANELLI & MEATBALL and the FETTUCCINI ALFREDO w/CHICKEN. The pasta in each dish was very good, however, the meatballs and the chicken were only mildly flavorful. The bread that was served was very good and definitely made the overall meal better. I think the value is above average at this restaurant and I think the staff is friendly but I wasn't overly impressed with the dishes. I intend to visit Cafe Firenze again and look forward to a better experience. I rate this visit 3 1/2 stars.

Tags: Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 26, 2017

I adore this place! Wonderful food with such imagination.

Tags: Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent food; we would visit more often if it were closer (we live in Santa Clarita). My husband attended a cooking demonstration by Fabio and LOVED it!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Beautiful restaurant and good food. Especially loved the unique short rib ravioli and the Caesar Salad was much better than most! Desserts were slightly disappointing. Wine list very extensive and impressive.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Excellent service and yummy food

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 (Savannah)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The food is very creative. The service is impeccable

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This was my second visit to Cafe Firenze. The first one was 5 stars all the way. Not so for this visit. Service from our server was mediocre. She left shortly after we ordered and introduced her replacement. He was cordial but inattentive.
Food was just ok. Lobster bisque was almost tasteless. Osso bico was good. Ribeye was a good cut but served overdone and barely warm. After the meal we were given the dessert menu. By the time the server returned more than 10 minutes later we just asked for the check, paid and left. Probably won't return for a third visit.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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