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Ferraro's Italian Resturant

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2788 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003-2804
(805) 648-7270
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4:00 pm - 8:30 am
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Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 am
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 am
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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good, always busy

get there early because this place is usually busy. good pasta dishes, wine and bread. pretty good service.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 2, 2015
Santa Monica, CA
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Really should be higher on the recommendations in Ventura. We came here with a local business associate. It is a smaller family run restaurant and it seemed most of the patrons were local folks. The garlic bread was good and my work associate and I had the Lasagna. It was individually prepared and cooked in it's own dish. Not cut... More 

Thank Trafcon
Los Angeles, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I went here and expected to enjoy everything as in years past. Sadly Mrs.Ferraro had passed away and greed took over every aspect of the business. The paper placemat menus are gone, the wooden salad bowls are gone, the lunch counter that Mrs. Ferraro sat at (and even smoked at back in the day!) is gone (replaced by ugly wooden... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

get there early because this place is usually busy. good pasta dishes, wine and bread. pretty good service.

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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Ferraro's has always been a good restaurant, but there have been some additions to the menu and improvements in old favorites. The restaurant has also upgraded the restaurant itself. Salads are tastier. Get there early! Lines can be daunting. Great place for families. Takeout is great too!

Thank Elesem57
Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This is a hometown, local favorite. Pure comfort food. This is a casual, family owned restaurant, with family recipes. My family has been eating here for 25 years, and it's my favorite weekend take-out treat. My favorite menu items are baked rigoletti and brocolli, baked rigatoni with tomato sauce, baked mostacciolli with meat sauce, baked spaghetti with meat sauce and... More 

Thank MrsMKU
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The veal is as good now as it was all those years ago. Big servings of piccata and Marsala and a well priced bottle of red made us all very happy campers. Too bad it's three thousand miles away or we'd be back in a couple of weeks. Buon appetito.

Thank David F
Ventura, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

It's been 25 years since I've been to Ferraro's. Usually there is a long wait to get in because it's so popular but I got a gift certificate so we went for dinner. We started with the antipasto salad - it was very fresh and filling and the medium was more than enough for 4 of us. Next came minestrone... More 

Thank MGA57GAL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I'm pretty picky when it comes to Italian food, but I really like their lasagne. My husband does too. My son usually gets their pizza, it is really good too.

Thank jackiekay
Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Before trying Ferraro's we went to Olive Garden and Macarroni Grill for Italian. Since we've been going to Ferraro's, we're disappointed with lasagna anywhere else! Don't expect a high-end restaurant. This is a small, family business with good food and prices. The lasagna actually tastes like garlic and basil not just tomato sauce and noodles, and the portions are generous.... More 

Thank DinoraInVentura
Ventura, Calif
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've been going to Ferraro's for almost 40 years off and on, ut hadn't been thre for about 7 or 8 years until just recently. It amazes me how many Venturans love this place, (had to wait about 20-30 minutes to get seated). Maybe my tastes have changed, but I found it heavy, (had the cheese ravioli), and bland. Salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2788 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003-2804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: (805) 648-7270

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 8:30 am
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 am
4:30 pm - 9:30 am

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