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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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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 128
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 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
Reggae Night on Saturdays

I had fun grooving to the music and people watching. We had a big group so we all found a table inside. There is a live reggae band playing and a small dance floor. The drinks and appetizers were cheap and good. It was definitely a mixed crowd from young to old. Enjoyed it very much. I would come... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Erica P
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Los Angeles, California
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  • Romantic
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Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I had fun grooving to the music and people watching. We had a big group so we all found a table inside. There is a live reggae band playing and a small dance floor. The drinks and appetizers were cheap and good. It was definitely a mixed crowd from young to old. Enjoyed it very much. I would come back... More 

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East Greenbush
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27 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Stopped by Cafe Fiore on a recent business trip with guest. Drinks were made well (Bourbon Manhattan). Started with Fresh bread and a fantastic Tapenade. Started with an appetizer to share (Trio Della Casa). Huge appetizer, a meal in itself. The Pancetta wrapper shrimp were delicious, really perfect, Goat Cheese Potato fritters we very good, Crab cakes were so-so). My... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This California St eatery is on one of the main drags into town ( just off Main Street) and is our favorite go-to spot in Ventura for the ease of street parking ( metered diagonal spots...pay with credit card) and the lovely decor. It is atmosphere-lit and the brick and comfy booth ainterior ( we always sit in the rear... More 

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San Francisco, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Based on only one visit, our advice is to skip the risottos (and very possibly, all pastas) and salads. Wife and I shared a salad and had two different risottos. The salad (fried artichoke hearts over arugula in a Parmesan “cup”) was so over-dressed all other flavors were totally overwhelmed and the dressing soaked through the “cup” leaving a huge... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Cafe Fiore is a staple when visiting my new home town. However, it gets so busy at the bar on weekends that service is compromised. You'll have to flag down a bartender because they don't even look up half the time.

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Ventura, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We received a gift card and celebrated our anniversary at Café Fiore. The staff was attentive, the food delicious and the ambiance lovely. The restaurant is very busy on weekends, so it's wise to make a reservation.

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LaGrange, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I have been to Cafe Fiore several times and it is always wonderful. The service is excellent and the food outstanding!! If you can, try their happy hour. Great choice of food and drinks!! Dinner is wonderful, too. I highly recommend it!!

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Ventura, California
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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

This is a classy place. But not the least bit snobby or pretentious. The decor is beautiful, and the service is great. And most importantly, the food is delicious. My family comes here for special occasions, or whenever we want a nice lunch or dinner. My favorite things on the menu are the gorgonzola and poached pear salad, the butternut... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Definitely my favorite restaurant in my home town, Cafe Fiore is excellent in both selection and preparation of Italian food. My favorite dish, which I have dubbed "road kill" is a de-boned chicken (it' looks like it was run over by an SUV) in a fabulous sauce with sauteed spinach and roasted potatoes served to the table in a sizzling... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Excellent service and food. We had a family reunion with 109 guest and they accommodated us with the whole back room and the wait staff and servers kept everyone happy and taken care. If your having a large or small gathering in the Ventura area We would highly recommend this restaurant

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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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?