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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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Hours:
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

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  • 16
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 0
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  • 3
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  • 1
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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
Hometown Favorite

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
MrsMKU
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Ventura, California
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Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

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!

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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 

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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.

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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 

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Ventura
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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.

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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 

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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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Camarillo, California
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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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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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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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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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