Best Italian Restaurants in Ventura

Brio Cafe

2404 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93003, USA
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(805) 641-2404


Monday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Thursday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Friday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Sunday: Closed


Rating: 5.0
Rating: 4.5

In my opinion, simply the best sandwich in Ventura. Its like having your grandmother make a delicious lunch for you.
Everything is always yummy fresh and healthy!! The owner is very warm and welcoming we always look forward to our visits here
It's a good classic Italian deli where they bake their own focaccia bread, it's also clean, and affordable (and where you may practice your Italian language while your being hosted).
Love this place! The owners are extremely friendly and make the best healthy sandwiches. My favorites are the caprese and the mozzarella chicken; however, I'm vegetarian so I get it with extra avocado and added tomato. Perfection.
Best Italian food in Ventura!

Barrel 33

1067 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
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(805) 652-1810
Price range: $11-30


Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5:00 – 9:30 PM
Wednesday: 5:00 – 9:30 PM
Thursday: 5:00 – 9:30 PM
Friday: 5:00 – 10:30 PM
Saturday: 5:00 – 10:30 PM
Sunday: 5:00 – 9:00 PM


Rating: 4.5
Rating: 4.5
Rating: 7.9

My boyfriend and I were driving back to LA from Santa Barbara and looking for a place to celebrate our Anniversary and grab a bite. When we first walked in the delicious smell of garlic toast met our senses and immediately our stomachs were growling. We ordered the meat and cheese plates, and the garlic toast, and a glass of Riesling. All I can say is that the food was amazing, the service outstanding, and the ambience cozy and romantic. I was very impressed and we will definitely be back!
I love what the new owner has done with the place. It is very cozy inside....this is a great place for date night or to catch up with friends! I can't wait to go back when it is not raining to enjoy the patio.
Charming, fabulous, delicious, and excellent service. The owner creates a truly French atmosphere (and that is a European speaking). Continue the great work - also has a lovely wine garden for sunny days!
I was in town for my birthday and decided to go here based on reviews. I was able to make a reservation, and while it may have not been necessary for the time I chose to go, there is limited seating and I am glad I was assured a table. My partner and I started off with the garlic bread, which was amazing. I also had a glass of a red blend wine from Washington state that was recommended with my meal. We were in for even more delicious food! I chose the Ventura Pizza, an amazing blend of mozzarella, goat cheese, kalamata olives and tomatoes on top of a house made Pesto. My partner had a pasta dish, made with homemade penne and slamon. He said it was flavorful. We ended our meal with a dense chocolate cake that had just a hint of espresso. Throughout our whole time there, the owner took excellent care of us. I am going to have to come back to town just to eat here!
Super friendly owner and staff. Fantastic wine selection. Great tasting food. Warm cozy attmosfear.

Cafe Zack

1095 E Thompson Blvd, Ventura, CA 93001, USA
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(805) 643-9445
Price range: Under $10


Monday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Thursday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Friday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Saturday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM
Sunday: 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM, 5:30 – 9:00 PM


Rating: 4.6
Rating: 4.5

Absolutely wonderful place to go for a lunch or a dinner or just coffee a cup of tea and dessert or glass of wine. The menu it's extra ordinary! They serve food like nobody around in town. And the service it's very efficient yet non-invasive which it's perfect if you want private time with you friends family or a loved one. I am so looking forward to go back.
urgers, salads, fish best lunch place by the beach. Fast service, friendly staff. They make sure everything is to your liking. Very busy during the weekends.
Great food, great service. One of the best creme brulees in Ventura County as well!
Never been disappointed. I eat there often, always fabulous.
Yet another great trip to Beach House Tacos! I think the $4 salmon tacos have even grown in size! These tacos with a generous portion of grilled salmon, jicama, zucchini and sauce are scrumptious. The service is really friendly, and the food tastes fresh and delicious.

Presto Pasta

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


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


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.

SPASSO Cucina Italiana

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


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


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.

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