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Cafe Fiore Restaurant

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66 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802 (Santa Clara)
805-653-1266
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 115
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  • 72
    Very good
  • 26
    Average
  • 9
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  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Social place

The food is very average however, the bar is outstanding. It's really a hang out for locals to meet and greet. Pretty noisy in general.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Rachel R
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Ventura
Good for:
  • Romantic
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231 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ventura
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

The food is very average however, the bar is outstanding. It's really a hang out for locals to meet and greet. Pretty noisy in general.

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Carmichael, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We came on busy graduation week-end, but had a great experience. Food was exquisite, service exceptional and ambience charming. Love the twinkly lights and funky Bohemian atmosphere. Son LOVED his steak and all the pasta dishes were wonderful. Highly recommended.

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Louisville, Colorado
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

After an afternoon of shopping and site seeing on Main Street we stopped by for a rest and a bite. The staff was friendly and helpful. The dining room was very inviting with a comfortable patio as well. They have some wonderful bread for a starter. We enjoyed a huge antipasta platter and a lovely local Cab. Looking forward to... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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317 reviews 317 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Had an amazing dinner here. Atmosphere and food were both great. However, I must rave about the Tiramisu!! This is the first Tiramisu that I have had had in North America that was comparable to what we had in Venice and Rome!! It was AMAZING!!

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Ventura, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

So nice like eating in the country but inside a restaurant upscale but still kids friendly . Enjoyed it very much great wine selection

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Redding, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We stopped in Cafe Fiore after a full day of tennis and shopping. We were a half hour too early for dinner so we decided to join their happy hour and wait. Well, we waited and waited, first for a menu, then for service, the table next to us had not been cleared and stayed that way for an hour.... More 

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Oxnard, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is always my go to restaurant, especially if I want Italian, or want to show someone a good time with an excellent meal. The place is very cosy and comfortable, but can get crowded for dinner, so reservations will save you time. They do have a nice area for those waiting for their table and occasionally have entertainment. They... More 

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Abruzzo
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We booked a table based on reviews! For 8pm! We were kept waiting for the table! We ordered & then sat for nearly an hour for the food to arrive! Yes, we were given some bread as an amuse! But nearly drunk a whole bottle of wine waiting for the food! (This is what we were told was a quiet... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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129 reviews 129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

We were in town for a concert at the nearby Ventura Theater and my husband made an Open Table reservation for an early dinner. When we arrived we realized we had eaten at the bar during a prior visit at happy hour. We were quickly seated at a comfy booth in the back near the kitchen. Warm bread with tapenade... More 

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Ventura County West, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent the best place in Ventura Great for lunch, happy hours ( absolutely unique and a good run for your money ) the martinis are unique my favorite Detox martini and dinner is excellent too. The service is excellent everything in Cafe Fiore is to the maximum detail I am a permanent client of the restaurant, all my business and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 66 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
    (Santa Clara)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-653-1266

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Home Style
  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?