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Ferraro's Italian Resturant

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2788 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003-2804
+1 805-648-7270
16:30 - 20:30
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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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Port Hueneme, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016

We are so happy to have Ferraro's open for lunch---had their "small" antipasto salad and a medium pizza this noon, both wonderful. I hadn't been there in a long time due to a move out of the area, very glad to find it's even better than before. Can't wait to try the other offerings. My husband hadn't eaten there before,... More 

Thank gmamamjo
Ventura, California
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

With the passing of the sweet and dedicated owner, her daughter is striving to continue the legacy of her parents restaurant ,and has added some much needed cosmetic repair to the interior, updated the menu, and has added weekly specials. Nothing about these changes has taken away from warmth and charm of this local Italian Staple. I always order the... More 

Thank Lucyd327
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015

nice little place for italian food people that work there are very friendly. good wok and good prices

Thank MATTOX23
Hillsboro, Oregon
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368 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015

Really should be higher on the recommendations in Ventura. We came here with a local business associate. It is a smaller family run restaurant and it seemed most of the patrons were local folks. The garlic bread was good and my work associate and I had the Lasagna. It was individually prepared and cooked in it's own dish. Not cut... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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176 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

I went here and expected to enjoy everything as in years past. Sadly Mrs.Ferraro had passed away and greed took over every aspect of the business. The paper placemat menus are gone, the wooden salad bowls are gone, the lunch counter that Mrs. Ferraro sat at (and even smoked at back in the day!) is gone (replaced by ugly wooden... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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234 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

get there early because this place is usually busy. good pasta dishes, wine and bread. pretty good service.

Thank ferdferd
Ojai, California
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

Ferraro's has always been a good restaurant, but there have been some additions to the menu and improvements in old favorites. The restaurant has also upgraded the restaurant itself. Salads are tastier. Get there early! Lines can be daunting. Great place for families. Takeout is great too!

Thank Elesem57
Ventura, California
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015

This is a hometown, local favorite. Pure comfort food. This is a casual, family owned restaurant, with family recipes. My family has been eating here for 25 years, and it's my favorite weekend take-out treat. My favorite menu items are baked rigoletti and brocolli, baked rigatoni with tomato sauce, baked mostacciolli with meat sauce, baked spaghetti with meat sauce and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

The veal is as good now as it was all those years ago. Big servings of piccata and Marsala and a well priced bottle of red made us all very happy campers. Too bad it's three thousand miles away or we'd be back in a couple of weeks. Buon appetito.

Thank David F
Ventura, CA
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73 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

It's been 25 years since I've been to Ferraro's. Usually there is a long wait to get in because it's so popular but I got a gift certificate so we went for dinner. We started with the antipasto salad - it was very fresh and filling and the medium was more than enough for 4 of us. Next came minestrone... More 

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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
Good for
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?