Cafe Fiore Restaurant and Martini Bar

66 California St.

Cafe Fiore foodOur favorite restaurant in Ventura! Café Fiore is located in the heart of downtown Ventura across the street from the Bella Maggiore Inn. The menu features many mouth-watering dishes. My personal favorite is Agnolotti di Pollo e Spinaci al Marsal (homemade ravioli stuffed with savory roasted chicken and spinach in a marsala wine sauce). There are also many delicious gourmet pizza’s to choose from and vegetarian dishes.

The over-stuffed pillows and the fireplace in the Tree House Lounge cabanas make for a cozy and romantic place to sample one of the fun flavorful martinis on the menu, like the Chocolate Martini, while you wait for your meal. This popular restaurant is always busy on the weekends and there is usually a waiting list for dinner so reservations are highly recommended. The bar gets crowded as well, especially when the lounge is open for music and dancing.

The restaurant is named after Anna and Marie Fiore, 1st generation Italian Americans with a long career in Italian food and service. Chef John Paolone's schooling includes Santa Barbara Culinary School, Cordon Blue in Pasadena and a culinary program in Florence, Italy.

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