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Barrel 33

Pizza, International, Wine Bar
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Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA
8056521810
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Owned by same owner as Barrel 33 in Ojai.

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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful ambience and the wine is good too!

On a chilly night we made our way to Barrel 33. The inside is like a little country cottage restaurant or pub in Europe. It was softly lit and cozy with delicious smells wafting through the dining area. After sampling a flight of three wines, we enjoyed a lovely bottle of red from the Napa Valley... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
onetwochachacha
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a chilly night we made our way to Barrel 33. The inside is like a little country cottage restaurant or pub in Europe. It was softly lit and cozy with delicious smells wafting through the dining area. After sampling a flight of three wines, we enjoyed a lovely bottle of red from the Napa Valley and shared a pasta... More 

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Thank onetwochachacha
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Perfect combination of wine and light dinners. Flights of wine allow for tasting when I can't make up my mind! Amazing salads, creative pizzas, fruit and cheese plates and other menu treats set this restaurant apart from the others. The proprietor is helpful and fun - and really knows his wines. Prices are reasonable and the atmosphere is great (especially... More 

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Thank Maggie B
Ventura, California
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

We love the small, quaint interior setting of the wine bar area. They also have great outdoor seating area which is dog friendly. We enjoy the wine with some of their light food selections such as thin individual pizzas, wine/cheese platters, grape/pear salads, etc.

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Thank vegantraveler64
California
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great date place or just to have a good wine and some well-made small plates. Very cozy and comfortable. Service will be as attentive or as discrete as you want. Great selection of wines, from inexpensive to "how much do you want to splurge?" Norbert, the owner, is very personable, sometime too much so, but he does demand that all... More 

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1 Thank johnny_winter
Orlando, Florida
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195 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Great Little Hole In the Wall. Had a GroupOn for wine and cheese plate, and made a wonderful discovery in this little gem. Delicious wine selection. I have had much better cheese plates, but the pasta was very delicious, as was the pizza! We have moved out of the area, but if we go back for a visit we would... More 

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Thank Travelwithnise
Long Beach
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174 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We heard great things about this place so hunted it down while here for one evening. We walked from the Marriott, the place was empty at 6pm on a Saturday night, I was a bit concerned, but we sat out in their patio and enjoyed some good wine paired with some of the best personal pizzas I've ever had. The... More 

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Thank Kenneth Q
Ventura
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The beers are fun and the sidewalk atmosphere is super social. The food however, is greasy and heavily breaded. Not my kind of food.

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1 Thank Rachel R
Denver
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place is purely awesome - it's small, charming, and really cozy. The indoor seating is great, but go for the outdoor patio if the weather is good - it's tucked away from the road next door and it feels like you're somewhere in France or Italy. The deck is really well maintained and clean and the greenery around adds... More 

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Thank Tanushka16
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

With a euro owner- Can't help but feel like your in a wine bar down a cobblestone street nestled in Italy or France N'est pas? Norbert ,33's charismatic owner, Is full of charm and devilish humor Highly knowledged in the art of good wine, you couldn't ask for a better host. The bar is small and cozy And a perfect... More 

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1 Thank Audacious1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

The wine and food are incredible. Small plates, perfect for a date or night out. Staff make sure your night is well taken care of. Don't pass it up.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 8056521810

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, International, Wine Bar

Description

Owned by same owner as Barrel 33 in Ojai.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?