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“Fabulous Lunch” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Fiore Restaurant

Cafe Fiore Restaurant
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Ranked #10 of 423 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Home Style
Cross street: Santa Clara
London, ON
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78 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Fabulous Lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 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 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ventura, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Butternut squash raviolli”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 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 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Houston, Texas
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93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Good Food, Cramped Booths”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 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 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Encino, CA
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

We were a party of 8 - and although the room was nice and the service was good, the overall "dining experience" was average. I was not so impressed with the Italian selections or the flavor of a few items. The veal ordered medium rare - was well done. We were in the back private room..in which we were grateful to be able to close the door...as the entire restaurant is very, very noisy.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Very good Italian!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2014

We heard about this restaurant from a man we met on the boat to Santa Cruz island. He said this was one of the best Italian restaurant he went recently, and we decided to have dinner after the cruise. We ordered a grilled shrimp for starter, a pizza, pasta, and grilled salmon. Everything was great, and my kids also enjoyed the dinner.

Visited April 2014
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