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Sicily By Gino

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563 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2628
+1 805-641-2220
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12:00 - 20:30
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Fri - Sat 12:00 - 21:00
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Ventura, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went to a movie in downtown Ventura and wanted to get some food after the show. This cute little Italian place is right next store, so we decided to try it out. The owners were in Italy, at their Bed and Breakfast but their daughter and son-in-law were running the place. Good pasta and salad. Staff was great -- friendly... More 

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Riverside, California
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

We've been here twice in the last month or so. Loved it both times. Friendly staff; cozy atmosphere; we enjoy the care that the chef owner puts into each dish.

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CA
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

Amazing, awesome, sooooo good! Wouldn't have changed anything about our evening at Sicily by Gino where we celebrated my momma's 91st birthday! Stephen was awesome, food was out of this world amazing - absolutely everything we ate was soooo good! Highly recommend a stop here if you're near Ventura.

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ReverendMe
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Outstanding food and great service. My wife and I just took a chance and stopped in for dinner. They apologized for "bring slammed" but seated us right away. The whole family was in on the job (or so it seemed) complete with new mother and baby tucked away in a stroller in the corner. I ordered the Gnocchi and my... More 

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Ventura, California
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

We've been here several times and I am always ready to go back. The couple who owns this restaurant is always there and they are lovely people. It is a small cozy restaurant with a unique charm. I love their Lobster Ravioli and Tiramisu. They have a number of reasonably priced wines. You can't go wrong with a dinner here.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Visited as a second choice after finding another restaurant nearby had closed down. Had a very good meal. I would return.

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

So, I'm reviewing this because I only go here when my husband REALLY want to eat here as I can't tolerate gluten and they don't have gluten-free pasta. So I always have soup and salad. I love the insalata di Bietole. That said, my husband loves the food! He will order the Ravioli or the Penne Isabella. It's a small... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

I have been here twice in the last couple of weeks and it was such a great experience. Gino and his wife are great and their stories are even better! And Gino's homemade limoncello is the best I have ever tasted.

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Ventura, CA
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

This is a wonderful, true "mom and pop" Italian restaurant and for my money, the best Italian restaurant in Ventura. The atmosphere is welcoming and comfortable. Connie took our orders and Gino prepared the meal. I had the Spaghettini Alla Carbonara and my wife had the Ravioli Della Casa. Both dishes were fresh, delicious and plentiful. The bread was warm... More 

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Claremont
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217 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015

We found this restaurant to be well below the standard of highly-rated TripAdvisor restaurants. Our family party of 5 adults and 2 children (ages 7 and 9) were squeezed into a table at the very back of the restaurant (next to the bathroom) even though the restaurant was not busy when we arrived -- maybe the restaurant didn't fancy having... More 

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ginomilano2014, Owner at Sicily By Gino, responded to this review

We are always thriving to make our guests feel welcome and at home .we do not use canned food. all is made fresh in the premises we do welcome kids of any age ...ourself have 7 kids of various age ... we are very sorry to hear about your experience with us ..rest assure that steps have been taken to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 22
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 20:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 20:30
Thursday
12:00 - 20:30
Friday
12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 563 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2628
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-641-2220
Description
At Sicily by Gino we offer fresh Italian cuisine in a casual setting. Dine in our beautiful dining room, surrounded by vintage Italian posters or spend the evening on our sidewalk garden patio, where the perfume of our fresh herb garden permeates in the air. Whether you are getting a fresh baked pizza on the way to the movies or plan a more formal get-together our restaurant is the place for you. Straight fromm Sicily, Gino offers the most traditional Italian food, not to mention the best stories you could imagine. We look forward to serving you.

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