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Ferraro's Italian Resturant

2788 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003-2804
(805) 648-7270
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Ranked #105 of 384 Restaurants in Ventura
Sun 4:00 pm - 8:30 am
Tue - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 4:30 pm - 9:30 am
Cuisines: Italian
Most recent review
- Jul 7, 2014
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English first
Ventura, Calif
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
38 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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293 reviews 293 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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Port Hueneme, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

My Fiance & I decided to try this place out because of the great reviews. BIG Mistake. Although the menu looks great! The food is Not! We arrived on a Friday at 5:00 luckily right before the rush. The place is very small & we were seated immediately. Their seemed to be 1 waitress for the entire place! She was... More

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Ventura, California, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

This classic Ventura restaurant never looses it's appeal. Thank you to Betty and Sara for keeping it yummy for decades!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

The chicken Marcella is the best I have ever had. The portion is so big and the garlic bread is the best. You much try the home made blue cheese.

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