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Ferraro's Italian Resturant

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2788 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003-2804
+1 805-648-7270
16:00 - 08:30
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Sun 16:00 - 08:30
Tue - Thu 16:30 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 09:30
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Thousand Oaks, California
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189 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good friends who live in the area brought me here, to their favorite locally owned, casual dining Italian restaurant. $88 for three including a $26 bottle of wine, plus tip. Not bad for a very enjoyable meal in this unpretentious (and rather small) storefront Italian restaurant in a nondescript location on Main Street in Ventura (far from the downtown Main... More 

Thank GLennox
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had another great meal at Ferraro's. One of our favorite restaurants in Ventura. Ray one of their chefs always greets us with a fantastic meal.

Thank Ed J
Ventura, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I have been enjoying Ferraro's since I was small, nothing compares to the quality of food you will get. We support small family owned restaurants and the chain Italians spots just don't even compare! You may have to wait to be seated, but believe me it is worth it and you can enjoy a glass of wine, beer or non-alchoal... More 

Thank JesnGer
Oxnard, California
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256 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Family run since the 70's, this is a restaurant many locals go to for wonderful Italian food. Pizza, Pasta, Sandwiches...a whole assortment of culinary delights. You can't go wrong here. Small, intimate, not fancy at all. Go!

Thank jtdanza
Sacramento, California
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Took family & friend there, great food and experience. Everyone enjoyed their meal and visit. We had their chicken dishes & pastas.

Thank Ed J
Ventura, California
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Let's see, my family has enjoyed eating there for over 26 years. Is that good enough? Wish they still were open for lunch. Make sure to let them know if you want thin or regular crust for the pizza. Our family enjoys having the Sam's Special Salad vs. regular garden/dinner salad. Like macaroni & cheese? Try their version. Kids love... More 

Thank DuckyDrake
Sacramento, California
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116 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Ferraro's Italian Restaurant, family owned, is one of the best restaurants in Ventura California. Serving Italian cuisine and Italian hospitality for over 50 years. This restaurant started by Sam & Betty Ferraro and now their daughter Sarah has taken over the helm. Their Chicken Franchise and Broccoli & Rigoletti Pasta has been our family favorites for about 50 years. Try... More 

Thank Ed J
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226 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

The atmosphere is like a typical Italian restaurant. The service is good and the waitresses are very friendly. The food is good and it is cooked well but like many Italian restaurants today the sauce is sweet.

Thank petraso1
Ventura, California
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114 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016

This restaurant in mid town Ventura has no ambience, is surprising popular, loud when full, and the food quite average for a speciality restaurant. On tis evening we had spaghetti and meatballs, (disappointing meatball....a bit of mystery meat tasting) and a fettucini alfredo shrimo and scallops....chewy scallops/shrimp. The garlic bread was good, the salads were good, and the service good.... More 

Thank 1Scooter
Thomasville, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

Rigoletti w/ broccoli was perfect. I don't eat pasta often, (almost never) but this was fantastic. Dining area is extremely small, but we arrived early and were seated right away. Staff was attentive and helpful.

Thank C J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
16:00 - 08:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 20:30
16:30 - 09:30
16:30 - 09:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2788 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003-2804
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-648-7270

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