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Ferraro's Italian Resturant

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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A Ventura Institution

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
MGA57GAL
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Ventura, CA
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Ventura, CA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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 

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Ventura
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73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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.

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Ventura, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

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Ventura, Calif
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69 reviews 69 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
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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Camarillo, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been coming to Ferraro's since I was a kid. The food is still the best. Since Sam passed away years ago, Betty was there every night to see that everything was up to her standards. Since Betty's passing not long ago, their daughter Sarah has maintained both Sam and Betty's standards impeccably. The service is always good and... More 

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usa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We stopped here with some friends as they said its been here for years.we went in to this old style not clean restaurant.The waiter was totally trying to sell us on wine and or beer ,we just wanted waters he tried to push again I asked him about the wine as I sold wine for 15 years in the business,He... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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363 reviews 363 reviews
264 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Best spaghetti in the county. Great service, clean. Pasta is fresh, never overcooked. Obvious pride in excellent choice of meals.

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Chicago, Illinois
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105 reviews 105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

A friend said I should try this place if I was in the area. I was not really happy with the menu choices. They seemed heavy and typical for an old family Italian restaurant. I told the waitress that I wanted something lighter than cream or red sauces that were on the menu. She said the chef would cook any... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The food at theis family place is very, very good. It's prepared individually upon ordering and it shows. The salmon with capers on a bed of angel hair pasta was excellent. Now, when you don't have a selective wine list with many wines to choose from, you shouldn't charge a corkage fee. We had just come from wine tasting in... More 

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Ventura
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92 reviews 92 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

Very consistent restaurant. If you want Italian food and don't want to go outside Ventura, Ferraro's is the place to go. I have always enjoyed the food here. Never had a bad meal. My husband is Italian and likes there food 2nd best only to mine. :) Service is a tad bit slow at times, but we enjoy relaxing so... 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
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 8:30 am
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 9:30 am
Saturday
4:30 pm - 9:30 am

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