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Cafe Fiore

66 S. California St. (E. Santa Clara St.) Send to Phone
805-653-1266 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Ventura locals and tourists frequent this bustling Italian bar and restaurant for its food and ambience.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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Cafe Fiore Restaurant Review

: Nights are fun at Fiore. Cocktails and a lively atmosphere draw a crowd, particularly on weekends. A masculine boxy décor, outdoor patio and live music on weekends gets people in the door. Once inside, pizza with toppings like grilled eggplant, garlic rapini, artichokes, prosciutto and fresh buffalo mozzarella are available. Antipasti options include mussels, fried calamari, carpaccio and bruschetta. Pastas run the gamut from butternut squash-filled ravioli in a sage cream sauce to spaghetti with tiny napoleon meatballs, or go for the hefty lamb shank with gnocchi. Sit in the cozy lounge area, at the dark wood bar or at one of the outdoor tables on the side patio. And make no mistake: a martini with basil-wrapped, blue cheese-stuffed olives, a nice wine list and a convivial vibe are the establishment’s best assets.

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