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“Italian restaurant with good food and friendly staff” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cafe Fiore Restaurant

Cafe Fiore Restaurant
66 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001-2802
805-653-1266
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Ranked #20 of 392 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Santa Clara
Boulder, Colorado
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259 restaurant reviews
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147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
“Italian restaurant with good food and friendly staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

We come here every time we are in Ventura. We don't go back to a restaurant if it's not on the top of our list. The food has always been very good and the staff has always been friendly. They have a good happy and the prices are reasonable. The restaurant offers both inside and outside seating. The restaurant is worth a visit.

Visited April 2014
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Ventura, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“I liked the dance floor.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This place has pretty good food, but the reason I usually go here is the atmosphere, the drinks and the dancing.

Visited November 2013
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London, ON
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Fabulous Lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Stopped into this spot for a quick lunch. Was my first full day in sunny California after a long cold winter up north so sat in the sun on the outdoor patio. Ordered a light wine (can't remember which one) and the crab cakes. The crab cakes were great. Tasted very fresh and made from scratch with a flavourful inside and slightly crunchy outside that looked like it was quick pan fried. The cakes came with a fresh, light coleslaw with a vinegar dressing (rather than mayo) which I love. So many places give you something deep fried these days it was a treat to have be offered something freshly made. The staff were attentive and friendly. A great experience for my first day in Cali!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ventura, California
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Butternut squash raviolli”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Very posh with excellent butternut squash raviolli paired with a pinot griogio!

This restaurant also participates in the yearly Wine Walk of Ventura the first week of December each year and usually offer a good wine tasting experience.

Also a great place to dance at night with a DJ taking requests in the back.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Houston, Texas
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“Good Food, Cramped Booths”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were here for a business dinner. I like my colleagues, but I don't like sitting in their lap or being held captive because the table is way too large for the booth and you end up squeezed in. The majority of the seating is booth-based and we won't be coming back because of it, which is too bad because the food is terrific, the service is good, and the decor is pleasing.

You can park on the street for a fee or take advantage of the free garage behind the restaurant.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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