Permanently Closed - Camboni Restaurant & Bar

4.2
68 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. At Camboni Restaurant & Bar we honor the classic art of cooking by using fresh, seasonal ingredients, prepared with professional techniques and sustainable farm-to-table philosophies. We use organic, free-range meats with many locally grown fruits and vegetables, and no frozen or preserved ingredients.

Our menus offer modern dishes with a contemporary influence, but founded on traditional recipes and classic methods, remaining true to the principles of the culinary arts discipline established by European gastronomy.


Please peruse the menu to view all our specially prepared dishes, wines and spirits.

We also offer catering services at the Thousand Oaks Inn Banquet facilities.

We invite you to dine with us today.
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NooYawker
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We 'discovered' this neighborhood gem in 2018, and have made it our most frequently visited eatery.

It never fails to impress!

JG
JoshuaG
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good atmosphere and delicious food. I could not stop eating even though i was absolutey full. Our server, Daniel was super friendly and patient as i had to hear the specials twice. The owner came out and chatted with us and brought out a sample of a mushroom sauce recipe from his homeland. Super cool place. Go check it out- youll have fun.

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Lolly
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is excellent. Staff is very accommodating. I requested an appetizer modified to be a main course and they accomodated. I have also been there with friends who had dietary restrictions (Gluten free for Coeliac disease or vegetarian) and they suggested and made modifications to suit them

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We really enjoyed our meal. The food was delicious, you can really tell they use quality ingredients. The owner was very warm and friendly and gave us good recommendations. We will definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always excellent food and service. Friendly and helpful staff, and the owner,chef is a very nice person.

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kbs1
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Did not know this was attached to a Best Western and what we thought would be an intimate Italian Restaurant was what you would expect to be part of Best Western. The staff was wonderful and polite. The food was poor at best. Perhaps we expected too much but the cost would suggest a better experience.

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PaulK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

This was only my second time in the restaurant. There may have been as many as 15 guest including ourselves.
My complaint was with all of the available seating they sat a group of 3 right next to us. The others were a bit loud and I was just surprised with all the vacant space.
Food was great Calanarie was wonderful. I had the lamb chops and our birthday girl has pasta which she said was delicios.

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NooYawker
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the very BEST Italian restaurants I have EVER visited. Let me amend that...one of the best RESTAURANTS I have EVER visited.

We loved it so much that we are taking friends 6 days after our first meal there.

JT
vipJonT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was excellent, staff very friendly, great service, enjoyed talking with the owner! We will return!

MO
MichaelO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Food is phenomenal and the staff/service is exceptional. I have been their a few times before and always had perfect meals with great service. This occasion was a proposal to my now fiance. The staff went out of their way to make the experience magical making special accommodations and of the menu items. Best restaurant in Conejo Valley by far!

CC
CarlaC
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Definitely recommend the escargot. We had them in Paris, France and these were just as good. Noodle dishes are good, but the salmon in the Plank was OK at best. There was no flavor and was way overcooked. But would recommend for the appetizers. The escargot was amazing and the wedge salad was great as well. Great and attentive staff. Wish they had more options of wine by glass.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great real Italian food. Definitely a hidden gem for food.

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vipfrazierfour
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful service and the most wonderful food. Thank you Camboni! We will be back.

ML
vipMeatLover
Orlando
67 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Flavorful dishes, hot off the stove! Attentive service! All you could wish for in a restaurant.

R
Richard
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and great conversation with the owner, makes you feel welcome.

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Patron
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and delightful experience

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and staff was very attentive yet non intrusive. We will go again.

LO
LORID
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was good. Waiter needed a little help though. I asked for bread on 2 occasions and never received it and the restaurant wasn't extremely busy. I'm sure he was just having an off day.

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mitchpfs
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Passed it by many times and decided to try it. We were both disappointed with the food and service. It was very ordinary and nothing whatsoever stood out. The venue reminded me of a coffee shop. Reviews indicated that they were very friendly. We didn't experience that at all.

JG
JohnG
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great Italian food professionally prepared. Waiter very informative and attentive.

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Richard
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu was varied and what would be expected of Italian cuisine. My choice was the Veal Piccata and it was delightful and served with a side order of Cappellini with olive oil and garlic made a perfect entree. The wine choices are limited but moderately priced and the Pinot Noir we had was tasteful.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food. Genial owner. Pleasant atmosphere and close to home. Varied menu with many daily specials. Authentic Italian food.

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daffytaffi
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food here is creative and delicious! One of the evening’s special, Fusilli Calabrese with leeks & shiitakes, was earthy & tasted like Italian comfort food.
The pasta with half lobster & other seafood was an amazing sight but the pink vodka sauce proved a little too rich for my companion.
I love eating here! I wish more people knew about this place. Camboni is a little off the usual path in Thousand Oaks but soooo worth the effort!

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience1

The food was awesome...The service was wonderful and warm.
All that being said, they forgot our Salad. Then my Filet came to the table clearly raw...I ordered it medium rare. They took my entire plate to cook it a bit more. I sat with nothing in front of me while my dinner companion had his (very delicious ) meal in front of him. It would have been nice if they took the Filet to cook properly and left the Vegas for me to munch on.
They did offer us a each a glass of wine.
The ambiance was not warm and inviting.
All in all, it was a great tasting meal.
It was a bit expensive.

ES
ElisaS1
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food! Will definitely be back here again!

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hskappy
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious!! The servers were polite and great! However the place was empty on a Saturday night. And there's a strange smell in the restaurant. It's a shame because the food is amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very congenial host. Food and service were very good, as usual. Will certainly go back.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food we had for dinner was excellent. We hadn't been to Camboni before but have driven past it many times, so decided to try it out to celebrate our anniversary. The owner is very personable and came by to chat with us several times. We were there on a Sunday evening and business was slow - hope it's better at other times during the week.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Great food and service. Excellent Italian food. Service was great by waitress and staff with Owner stopping by checking in as well. Would highly recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In our opinion Camboni's is the best Italian restaurant in Ventura County. The food is amazing!
We've eaten there 3 times over the last few months and every dish has been great. You will not regret visiting Camboni's!

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PattySB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mom took me to Camboni for my birthday celebration. We enjoyed it very much. It was Father's Day so we appreciated a place that took reservations. We had the wedge salad and the Caesar salad. Both very good. Their bread is delish - just the right amount of crunchy on the outside. Entrees were the lobster/shrimp with linguini and veal parm. Again, both very good. Spumoni for dessert. Yum! Nice, quiet restaurant. We'll be back.

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jeanne
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really enjoyed. great food, great service will be back

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vipLenaS
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great authentic Italian food and excellent service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time there. Went for my nephew's belated birthday celebration. It was wonderful food. Good selection, and plenty. Very attentive and friendly service. We were very happy with our choice, and will definitely be back, and highly recommend it.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good, but not fantastic. I liked it best because it was quiet which made conversation enjoyable. Service was attentive but not intrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good variety of food, excellent service, and reasonably priced

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Stargazer
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was excellent. The server will modify the menu for your request. I had chicken Masala.
Wife had angel pasta with morsels of chicken and asparagus.

Superb service, quiet relaxing dinner. No screaming babies or tantrumed toddlers. I love "kid-free" (No Kids!) restaurants. I can have a conservation and think. (I avoid "kid-friendly" restaurants like the plague....)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff was phenomenal. The food was exceptional. The customer service is excellent. I love this place and I plan on returning often. We had a fantastic experience and I have already recommended Camboni's to all of my friends and coworkers.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Service was timely, considerate and hospitable, we had a great time!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I have been at Camboni more than once. The food is very authentic and delicious. Started with crab cakes which we shared. Very good. Had caesar salad, excellent and my eggplant parmigiano was light and very good. Of course had to have the cheesecake.
Would definitely recommend this place.

Owner comes by, introduces himself. Everyone very friendly. Always had a good experience.

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Camboni Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (805) 373-8785.

Permanently Closed - Camboni Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.