Casa Bella Prime Steak & Seafood

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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Located in beautiful Downtown Ventura, Casa Bella features an upscale but casual fine dining experience from start to finish. We offer a unique menu selection boasting incredible flavor & creativity. We are the perfect place for any dining occasion; enjoy our renowned happy hour, exceptional prix fixe dinner special, or reserve our beautiful private dining space for your next event or party!
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RO
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience3

Visiting from Las Vegas I was real impresse in the presentation of food and taste of food

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Now, let me preface this by saying we went in on Valentine’s Day evening around 830, so I was not expecting anything to be easy.
However, from the time we sat down to the time we got our food, it had been 2 HOURS. It took roughly 30 minutes to be able to order our food, 30 minutes from that time for the appetizers, another 40 from that to get our salads, and 20 more minutes after that to finally get our entrees. The food quality is always good so that was not in question. After paying $160 dollars plus tip, I felt like we had completely wasted our night and our money coming here. We would have been much better off just ordering a pizza at home and watching a movie. Heck, we could have gone to see a movie in the time it took for us to get our entrees. My girlfriend and I enjoy coming here and I don’t think this will deter us from trying to dine again in the future, but this was beyond a train wreck.
Moral of the story, if the staff seems even slightly busy, it’s not worth the time or money to dine. You’re better off trying to come back on a Tuesday or Wednesday night when it’s less busy and you won’t have to wait as long for your food.

RC
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a very nice place to take my wife for Valentine's day. Food was very good.

F
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

We wish to try this restaurant again as the food was delicious but given the Valentine's day excess crowd, the service was poor....Guessing the service will improve on non V-day evenings

B
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This was our second visit to Casa Bella...the previous one being in August of 2019 (anniversary)...this time we visited for Valentine's Day. I wish that I had been informed in advance that the restaurant would not allow outside wine for dinner that night as they had allowed it previously...miscommunication on their part. No worries, their wine list is large and VERY good...they were also providing deep discounts that night as well. The food...? AMAZING as it was before. The combinations and flavors...unexpected and wonderful. (I tried Lobster Bisque for the first time in my life and LOVED it!) Service was a bit frazzled...for this I absolutely extend considerable grace because it was Valentine's Day dinner and the place was PACKED to the rafters. Will we return! ABSOLUTELY! This place is GREAT!

S
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

1st visit. Nice meal. Good food. Good drinks.

JS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it. Great food. Excellent service. Great value.

DB
Minneapolis
48 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. I tried the prix fix 4 course meal and was delighted with all 4 courses. I was dining with another couple, I was thanking them, and they both chose the lobster bisque and the mussels. They seemed to enjoy their meals as well.

m
Central Coast
152 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good for a last minute place to eat. Restaurant located on corner of Main Street so there is a lot of outside noise to overcome. Food was good overall, but not great or something that would really make me return. Service was excellent, but the decor was simple.

KB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a wonderful NYE experience! Casa Bella's NYE menu had a good selection with a really good value. The place was beautifully decorated and had a great band on the dance floor. I think we found our NYE tradition. Glad we no longer have to trek to LA or SB.

MR
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was amazing as always!!!

L
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely dinner on Christmas Day. As one of the few restaurants open, it was packed and the service was slow. But it didn’t matter! The staff was great and the food delicious! Well be back!

BW
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated at 7:00 and the restaurant was full. The server was wonderful along with the food being outstanding. All in all a very nice experience.

MR
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yes, it was my wife’s birthday and we decided to dine out at Casa Bella and it was a wonderful evening. THe food and the environment were specular as well as the customer service. Perfect location in downtown Ventura Ca so we could not ask for more. We will be sure to return in the future!!!!

R
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated at the bar, which we prefer, our bartender/server was very attentive and made sure everything was prepared the way we like. I had the tenderloin, rare, which melted in your mouth and my wife had the shrimp scampi, which was perfect. Not overcooked, which is the case at most places. We had a great time and highly reccommend eating here.

BB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Special Thanksgiving menu, several choices. I chose the lowest price Chateau steak and it was tasty but very tough. My husband had the salmon which was delicious. Great salad and sides and great wine list. Love the vibe in downtown Ventura and this place fits right in.

OT
Naples
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall2food3service4ambience4

The corn bread was fantastic, the Ahi Tuna appetizer was dry and not as fresh as it should be. The filet was a bit overcooked and not as tender as expected.
My wife and daughter ordered two specialty cocktails and they were horrible.

MH
Hungary
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a large party (11) for dinner and the service, food, and atmosphere were outstanding! Enjoyed the evening tremendously.

VF
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food was great but we didn’t feel welcomed when we arrived. Service was fine but again not personable and no one acknowledged us as we left. Over all a bit disappointing since we were there to celebrate my birthday.

TW
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I continue to enjoy the service, ambiance, Martinis, fillet and lobster, and the decadent chorizo mussels. Excellent use of Chile, pepper and tequila in the menu. Unique cuisine. Fabulous Halloween decor!

TO
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. The service is amazing as well as the food.

RP
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and the service was great as well. Would definitely go back .

S
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great, food is delicious with a variety of spicy twists.

SC
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Jade, was charming! As she welcomed us so warmly we were off to a great start. Bacon wrapped scallops, followed by “nuts about berries “ salad, then on to the main course- bone in rib eye for me and wild Chilean sea bass for my wife. We were celebrating her birthday- what a great experience all around! 5 stars!!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was very good food quite not crowded staff was amazing

A
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our Food was delicious, the service was wonderful and Danny D was amazing, as always!!!
The owner was very friendly and visited our table more than once to make sure everything was okay!
A perfect evening for everyone!!!

PR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

It’s a very nice place, ambience it’s super cool, perfect for a date. The service good, my only complain about the service it Willis be it took a little long time to bring the food.
Appetizer great, soup delicious but the steak very plain, no much flavor, no the best steak for sure, eatable but not the best, also the sides were ok.
A little over price for the steaks.

OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food & excellent service.

OT
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great food although everything had jalapeño in it. But still good

b
Tahoe
33 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very good. Steak cooked perfectly and the lobster Mac and cheese was very tasty. Service was very friendly and professional. We brought a 2004 Cabernet and there was a possibility of a soft cork so the waitress took care opening without breaking the cork. It was very nice the waitress had the knowledge and experience to open the bottle correctly. If you haven’t been to Casa Bella then definitely try it and if you’ve been before the get yourself back there soon! Also try Prime Steakhouse house it’s equally as good but different, definitely worth trying too.

B
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I were here for our anniversary and we couldn’t have been more surprised...the food...the service...the selection. I found this restaurant via Open Table and booked it thru the app as well. Allow me to begin with the selection. Everything you would expect...yet the preparation, spices used are so very unique, surprising and, ultimately amazing. The service (this was a Thursday night) was fantastic! We sat in a booth...this place is not that big. Do I recommend this place? ABSOLUTELY!

OT
Central Coast
27 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I just moved from Santa Barbara three weeks ago and had always eaten at Lucky’s in Montecito for the past 6 years, and we decided to treat ourselves to Bella Casa steakhouse this past Saturday and it exceeded our expectations!! We had the most juicy succulent tender piece of bone in ribeye steak and filet mignon ever -full of delicious flavor and delicate seasoning —both grilled to perfection ! Their wine list was impressive -we ordered the 2015 Rodney Strong Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon which enhanced the flavors of our steaks and elevated our meal experience. The fresh food is wonderfully prepared with fine ingredients crafted with care. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable as he made amazing suggestions for specials on the menu. We shared the caesar salad and meatball soup which were great additions to our meal. We also enjoyed the button mushrooms which complemented the steaks. The only way to eat bread is warm, toasted,and freshly baked with seasoned butter spread which was served exactly the way we love to enjoy bread! Every bite of food we took was exquisite and appealed to all our five senses!! Worth every penny spent—you will love their food and beverage and warm hospitality!!

b
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and drinks were excellent. The problem was the noise level. We had a hard time hearing each other across a 4 person booth. A sitting and serve drink and eat bar was next to us and a live music singer was behind us making it really loud. We hope to try the restaurant again but we will ask for a table in the back.

OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Casa Bella is our fave place in Ventura for steak and seafood. Jade is amazing - very friendly and personable and recognizes us and greets us like old friends when we come in. The food never disappoints always fresh and delicious and the portions are good sized.y in laws were visiting from out of town last week and we took them here for dinner. They raved about everything also so we will make this a go to every time they are in town.

ED
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great food ... a little pricey... but everything else is fantastic

J
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Lively bar scene in the middle of the restaurant makes for a rather loud overall ambiance. Food was generally OK but not great. They do have lots of side dishes and options, which I liked a lot. You could dial in just what you wanted, without anything you didn't want. They were very accommodating to special requests. However, the Halibut I had was overcooked and dry, and the portion was small considering the price. My guests had the salmon, which was a more generous portion and was cooked perfectly. Makes me wonder if the Halibut was still frozen when cooked...could have been, as this is a less popular dish.

OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first dining experience at Casa Bella! Not the last! It’s so beautiful inside! The ambiance is off the charts.. The server, Chelsea was extremely attentive and knowledgeable of the menu and wine! Jan, the owner is there meeting all her patrons and making sure everyone is happy and satisfied. She is very sweet...I really like that. The food at Casa Bella is phenomenal! The choices are amazing! There is something for everyone’s palate..The flavors and blends that the chef puts together is like a whimsical journey of yumminess!! Flare of Spicy yet so delicious... the fried cauliflower and deviled egg was out of this world. It’s a great place to really enjoy some beautiful wine as Jan has a phenomenal wine list to choose from, it could be a place for the perfect date night, gathering with friends for live music or a place to celebrate a special occasion. It works for everything! Be sure to check out all that this amazing restaurant has to offer! I promise you will be nothing less than blown away! Can’t wait till next time Casa Bella!

SM
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really quite good. We will most likely return.

AK
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We've been here several times and the food never disappoints. Service is also good. Really like the atmosphere—dark steakhouse vibe. A bit expensive, but we expect that and choose to go that route once in a while. BUT...the one drawback is the noise level when there is entertainment. It's a loud place anyway, and when a singer, etc. is added to the mix, it's tough to carry a conversation. I'd recommend getting a table near the rear of the restaurant if you want conversation or are among older friends who might struggle a bit with loud ambient noise. It was really bad on this last visit.

S
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FATHER'S DAY DINNER FOR FOUR :

WE ORDERED THE NEW YORK AND RIB EYE STEAKS ( COOKED TO PERFECTION ) ALONG WITH APPETIZERS, AND DESSERTS.
NOTHING SHORT OF FABULOUS !! GREAT, GREAT STAFF WHO WERE VERY ATTENTIVE AND EXTREMELY PROFESSIONAL. FOOD WAS TREMENDOUS AND PLENTY OF IT ! WE WILL ALL BE RETURNING FOR SURE !! THANKS SO MUCH FOR A WONDERFUL EVENING ...... AND A TERRIFIC EXPERIENCE ! WE REALLY DID HAVE FUN !