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Ferraro's Italian Resturant

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2788 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93003-2804
(805) 648-7270
Monday
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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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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
For better Italian food, it would have to be home made!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 12, 2014
DinoraInVentura
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

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
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
49 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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348 reviews 348 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?