805 Living – September 2009 – Finds

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Mangia! The new Café Firenze Cookbook: Mangia & Bevi, Food and Drink Recipes from the Tuscan Sons ($30) by Top Chef fan-favorite Fabio Viviani (and Jacopo Falleni) is full of fabulous recipes from the beloved Moorpark hotspot and beyond. Click image below to read more.

805 Living – November 2008 – P.S. Interview

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As owner and executive chef of Café Firenze in Moorpark, Fabio Viviani knows about high-pressure lifestyles. This native of Florence, Italy, who keeps his grandma’s 500-year-old recipes at the restaurant, also feels pretty comfortable in kitchen combat.  So he’s appearing in the new season of Top Chef (on Bravo; season premiere November 12).  Viviani says he’s got a few pans on the back burner that are also ready to boil. Click the image below to read the full interview.

805 Living – July 2008 – Taste of the Town: Dialed In

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Eternal Dodger Tommy Lasorda has moved from a baseball field to a field of grapevines, metaphorically speaking. He has lent his name and his branding power to some Italian-produced wines—including a chianti and a montepulciano—and now Café Firenze in Moorpark is is serving three Lasorda vintages. Click the image below to read more.

805 Living – May 2008 – Taste of the Town: Celebrate Mom

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This is a good year to be a mom, in terms of celebratory dining, anyway. If you have family members who want to wine and dine you on Sunday, May 11, your options are better than ever. There are fancy buffet brunches in hotels, delicious dinners in elegant restaurants, and great meals in small spots serving up live jazz or pouring unlimited champagne. But since Mother’s Day comes but once a year, reservations are recommended. Click the image below to read more.

805 Living – April 2008 – Taste Food: Restaurant-Worthy Risotto

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Café Firenze in Moopark serves risotto that has been described as “amazing” by 805 Living staffers; the chef says that their risotto is cooked to order, so it takes a little longer, but it is worth the wait. You’ll find a chicken and porcini risotto on the regular menu, and specials ranging from risotto with sliced calamari, clams, and cherry tomatoes to a zucchini and calamari version. Click the image below to read more.

805 Living – February 2008 – Taste of the Town

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Passion at Café Firenze – Prepare to swoon over a fabulous Florentine experience in Moorpark. February celebrates passion in all its glory. Love is rewarded. Obsession is celebrated. Fervor is appreciated. Café Firenze restaurant and deli, which opened in Moorpark in November, is the perfect place for finding and enjoying all of these traits. Click the image below to read the full article.