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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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4:30 pm - 9:30 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, Seating, 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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Port Hueneme, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are so happy to have Ferraro's open for lunch---had their "small" antipasto salad and a medium pizza this noon, both wonderful. I hadn't been there in a long time due to a move out of the area, very glad to find it's even better than before. Can't wait to try the other offerings. My husband hadn't eaten there before,... More 

Thank gmamamjo
Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the passing of the sweet and dedicated owner, her daughter is striving to continue the legacy of her parents restaurant ,and has added some much needed cosmetic repair to the interior, updated the menu, and has added weekly specials. Nothing about these changes has taken away from warmth and charm of this local Italian Staple. I always order the... More 

Thank Lucyd327
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

nice little place for italian food people that work there are very friendly. good wok and good prices

Thank MATTOX23
Hillsboro, Oregon
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199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 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.

Thank ferdferd
Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

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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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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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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