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Cafe Fiore Restaurant

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66 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802 (Santa Clara)
+1 805-653-1266
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Today
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Ventura, California
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really love this place! Wonderful ambiance & delicious food. Lots of craft cocktails & unique martinis. Try the avocado martini, you'll be surprised how good it is. Yum!

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Thank Kristy L
Camarillo, California
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Today, my friend and I walked into Cafe Fiori for happy hour which ends at 5pm on Saturdays. I rushed to get there to make it to their happy hour and I was extremely disappointed when we had to wait 17 minutes just for a waitress to take our order (we wanted to get our order in before 5pm happy... More 

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Thank Geralyn C
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is pretty good Italian food, always fresh. The interior has comfy seating. It is a frequented by a younger crowd and sometimes the patio and bar areas and noisy. Reservations accepted though there's sometimes still a wait. Very close to historic Main Street and the Mission.

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Thank Paula M
Tampa, Florida
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325 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is located in downtown Ventura. There is parking on the street and a parking garage. The atmosphere here is very nice. You can dine inside or outside. They have a nice selection on the food and the wine menus. Food was very good. Lots of great shopping in the area.

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Thank Rollingst1
Ventura, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Café Fiore is our 'must' place when we have visitors in from out of town. Whether it's a casual evening for drinks in the bar, a more formal family dinner at the large family table in the dining room, or weekend snack on the patio with our dog, Oreo.

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Thank Judy J
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This Italian restaurant is located in an building that has the cool oakey smell and feel of a wine cellar...huge wooden built-ins and bar shelves make me think the space contains many stories...Like this restaurant is not the first occupant! Service is friendly, and unpretentious. Portions are absolutely huge. Food is decent, (not excellent) Italian. Heavy-handed and big-flavored. The pizzas... More 

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Thank Mary L
BHC
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Ugh. Dirty plates and silverware. :( :( Pannini was not warm and not pressed. Salad was wilty/limp. Only redeeming quality was bread served while we waited. Warm and very tasty. Not enough to bring me back.

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Thank Brandi M
Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Enjoyed an early Happy Hour, with good food and pleasant service on the outdoor patio. Very relaxing!

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Thank Real8or
Rancho Mirage, California, United States
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65 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Busy, charming trattoria right off Main Street. Extensive menu with a multitude of Italian dishes. We had the tagliatelle bolognese and it was spot on. Large portion and delicious. Main entree shared was the salmon. A large piece of fish on a full salad with olives, bulgar wheat and tomatoes. Service was fast. Bread basket appeared as soon as we... More 

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Thank Andrew T
Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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205 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Located just off Main Street in the heart of Ventura, Cafe Fiore is definitely worth a visit. We were just too late to get an inside table as the live music had led to a virtual 'sell out' however the side 'patio', which thankfully is heated, was perfectly pleasant and both food and service certainly lived up to expectation.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Home Style
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
    (Santa Clara)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-653-1266

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?