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Cafe Firenze

563 W. Los Angeles Ave. (Leta Yancy Rd.) Send to Phone
805-532-0048 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Italian cuisine in an attractive space in Moorpark.
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Cafe Firenze Restaurant Review

: Though chef/owner Fabio Viviani charmed his way to the semi-finals of Bravo’s’ “Top Chef," his food outshines his personality at this high-profile restaurant in Moorpark. Viviani may have won America’s heart with his flirtatious smile, but we prefer his tomahawk steak: a 38-ounce, dry-aged rib-eye still on its long rib, seared and drizzled with olive oil. In fact, it’s hard to go wrong with any of the food on his menu, and his partner, mixologist Jacopo Falleni, keeps the cocktails interesting. Try the fluffy gnocchi in a creamy pesto sauce to wake up your taste buds. The luna pizza is half margherita pie and half calzone --- a neat idea. For dessert, go with the cannoli with its just-sweet-enough ricotta filling and toasted pistachios. Sit in the bar area up front, the main dining room, the patio out back or the adjoining wine room. Or consider the chef’s table: a seven-course meal with wine-pairing options, as well as a chance to dine with either Viviani or executive chef John Paolone.

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