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Barrel 33

Wine Bar, Italian, International
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Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

Loved the place...intimate wine bar with patio located in Ventura, CA. Friendly staff & great wine to pair up the food. We will return!

Thank Cooky J
Orange County, California
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I found this restaurant on Yelp and decided to give it a try. I needed my meal to go and that was not a problem at all. I ordered the French Pizza and it was fantastic!!! The staff was very friendly and I loved the ambiance. I can't wait to go back and enjoy a sit down meal.

Thank karfer
Los Barriles, Mexico
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

My wife and I found this place on Yelp and decided to give a a shot since it had such great reviews. It is located on Thompson Blvd. which is a busy street so you do hear traffic noise when you are on the patio. The patio area is done up very nicely with a couple of fireplaces to set... More 

Thank EastCapeEddie
Ventura, CA
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

My husband & I like to visit this old world appointed wine bar often. Norbert, the owner, has offered up a comfy & pleasing atmosphere with his signature pastas (Russian's my favorite), thin crusted pizzas, pleasing salads, and killer chocolate souffle (not a true souffle but delicious just the same). Oh, and don't get me going on the charcuterie plate...It's... More 

Thank PennyJo
Thousand Oaks, California
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The ambiance is a bit like a European small town restaurant. The staff are all very friendly and helpful in making selections, both wine and food. There are several sets of pre-selected wine/food pairings, making ordering easy, or one can select separately. Two of us shared a salad and pasta dish, which was enough food considering that we weren't especially... More 

Thank FreqBusTrvlr
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Visited this restaurant last weekend for an early dinner. We chose this venue on the great reviews. Perhaps we were there on an off day. The place is lovely but when we were there only one server was available for the entire restaurant. That included the wine bar area located in the patio. The waiter, a really nice guy did... More 

Thank damyd
Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016

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 

Thank onetwochachacha
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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 

Thank Maggie B
Ventura, California
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7 reviews
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.

Thank vegantraveler64
Lafayette, California
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96 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wine Bar, Italian, International
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 8056521810
Owned by same owner as Barrel 33 in Ojai.

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?