Best Restaurants in Ventura

Lure Fish House - Ventura, CA

60 S California St, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
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(805) 567-4400
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Hours

Monday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM – 9:30 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5

I went for my birthday and everything was just Amazing. It started with our hostess. She was just so pleasant and sweet. Then, our waiter came and he knew we were in between choices. So, he had us sample a few things to make our choices easier and u know what it sure did. Everything was just wonderful. Enjoyed it so much I'll be there tomorrow with new faces there and hubby. I just know they will All love it like I do!
One of the best places in the area. Good wine and craft beer selections. Great fresh fish properly prepared. Oysters. Great service and atmosphere. Wonderful fresh bread. Appetizers and desserts were all excellent. On the expensive side but top notch with nothing to disappoint. Worth the wait if they are busy.
I was really in between 3 and 4 stars. The place is definitely on the more expensive end of restaurants but they do deliver on their promise, I received a very fresh fish. However, it wasn't seasoned as well as it should have been for a $16 plate, even though those sweet potato fries were killer. That leaves me kind of in the middle. Maybe if you order something else you'll like it, but I don't see myself coming back here often, unless it's for something fancy.
The food is wonderful AND health conscious. Also, the staff are special in regards to their friendliness, attentiveness and even patience. Highly recommend this restaurant - a little price but worth every penny.
One of the best seafood restaurantd I've ever visited. Their menu goes on and on... oyster bar has excellent selections and the price is not too bad at $2-2.50 for oyster ( minimum 6 per dish). I had pan fried oysters- presentation was gorgeous and it was tasty.

SPASSO Cucina Italiana

1140 S Seaward Ave, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
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(805) 643-2777
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Price range: $31-60

Hours

Monday: 4:30 – 9:30 PM
Tuesday: 4:30 – 9:30 PM
Wednesday: 4:30 – 9:30 PM
Thursday: 4:30 – 9:30 PM
Friday: 4:30 – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 4:30 – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 4:30 – 9:00 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.4
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 7.4

Great food, great service, great staff! We tried this place out for the first time last night and we now have a new favorite Italian place! Order the bruschetta as an appetizer! Our waiter wasn't lying when she said it would melt in our mouths! I ordered the fettuccine gamberi and loved it! Everything was perfect! The highlight was when our waiter surprised us with a free dessert since it was our first time! It was so good! I forget the name but it was like a chocolate custard. I loved this place!
The best Italian food in the county. Friendly and helpful staff. An amazing owner. If your looking for a romantic spot to take your significant others.... This is the place.
Wonderful place, people and food!
Excellent food. Beth, our server, balanced​service and privacy perfectly​. Only problem I find with the place is it's on the other side of the country!
Read about this family owned restaurant and had to give the fish taco's a try. Service was immediate and good. The taco's did not disappoint and the fish and chips were cooked to perfection...crispy batter and flaky fish.

Stephen's Market and Grill

2632 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003, USA
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(805) 648-4200
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Price range: $11-30

Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.4
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 7.7

Delicious food made with quality ingredients and a loving attention to detail. Good wine selection, excellent service, good atmosphere. A little pricey, but absolutely worth every penny. And they do carry out!
I ordered our holiday lunch from Stephen's Market and Grill and our staff was very happy with the food. Everything tasted fresh and the meat was very flavorful. The gentleman I spoke to on the phone was very nice and provided great service and the food arrived right on time. Thank you!
It's been awhile since I've got to visit here. However there hasn't been any major changes, and it's still an absolute good place to eat. Very laid-back , good for groups. Good for both meals and for appetizers if that's what you're looking for. Highly recommended.
Best, most authentic Greek food in Ventura!!! Service is excellent! Wide open dining room makes for a bright, cheery atmosphere. Perfect for business lunch, best friend date, or out of town guests!!
Very clean atmosphere but the food was just ok. Not the best tasting Mediterranean food. The bacon rapped shrimp was horrible. Very expensive.

The Cave

4435 McGrath St #301, Ventura, CA 93003, USA
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(805) 642-9449
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Hours

Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Sunday: Closed

Ratings

Rating: 4.4
Rating: 4.5

Delicious food. Staffed well and it lends to a pleasant time. The head chef makes his way around the restaurant to ensure guest satisfaction. Wine is self served and paid for up front. With your pre-purchased card you can try several types of wine at different price points, pouring as little as an ounce or a full glass. Economic way of turning tasters from waste to profit.
Amazing food! The good and bad is that the menu changes monthly. While some items are consistent others are changed from month to month (1st Tuesday of the month). Each dish has a unique flavor. The scallops, regardless of the dish, are cooked to perfection. They are never sandy and always cooked to a perfect consistency and not too chewy. They also have a great happy hour and wine selection.
Many of the wines tasted like grape juice. Food was ok. Ranch dressing was unique in a good way. Pizza was ok but nothing special. Better wines were overpriced. Gotta like tech wine machines. Also, they charge a high fee to use the weird wine tasting tech system. Kinda dumb
The food is superb although it is expensive for small portions and they have a good selection of wine! It is fun to try the wines yourself than to order a glass of anything. Also there are cheaper menu items during Happy Hour Tues-Friday from 3-6pm.
Service was great. Food was tasty and healthy. Price is Right. I will recommend this place.

Presto Pasta

5722 Telephone Rd #10, Ventura, CA 93003, USA
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(805) 658-2898
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Price range: $11-30

Hours

Monday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Ratings

Rating: 4.2
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 8.0

Awesome Italian! I've had sit down service at highly rated local spots that wasn't as good. Really. You cannot beat this for the price. Fettuccine w/chicken, large salad, small bread and drink for $10??? You can't beat that.
My siblings brought me here for my birthday and I truly had a wonderful time. They made the stuffed eggplant on the appetizer menu to an entrée with my preferred angel hair pasta and my husband likes it too. Despite feeling soon full, four of us shared a creme Bruegel and a assortment of gelatin... of course the "dessert stomach" filled up too. I have to mention our waitress is just so sweet and professional and she made the evening really lovely.
The main entre was brought out at the exact same time as the salad. Request the entre be taken back until I ate my salad. About 10-15 mins later the same dish was brought back & it was cold. Was not impressed this time.
Was very awesome nice staff and food was best. 😁
This place is nothing fancy on the inside. In fact, it's kind of on the plain side. They do have lovely pictures of local landmarks on the wall though, which gives it a relaxing vibe. The customer service is always friendly and the food is good. The salad dressing is nothing special, so the salad is plain. On the flip side, I don't go for the salad. I go for the ravioli with olive oil, garlic and parmesan. It comes with garlic bread and salad. My kids like the spaghetti kids meal, especially because it comes with a cookie and they get to pick their own toy. Price is about $8 for a meal, $2 for a Coke product or tea, and $5 for a kids meal.

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