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Ottavio's Italian Restaurant

1620 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010-7850
805-482-3810
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Ranked #27 of 171 restaurants in Camarillo
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The food here tastes like Olive Garden on steroids. Probably not worth visiting unless you're super hung over or deficient in salt.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Ottavio's is hard to beat for classic Italian fare. The veal picatta is second to none and their sauces are classic. I love that there is no hint of sweetness in their red sauces (if I wanted sweet sauces I would go to Olive Garden or Pizza Hut). My family and I have been going to Ottavio's since they opened... More

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Manila, Philippines
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63 reviews 63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have been here a few times with our relatives, who live in Camarillo. They have frequented Ottavio's for decades and have seen the family 'grow up'. So for them the food comes second and the memories first, which is cool. The food is average, really nothing special and to be honest: overpriced. The bread is really good though. The... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have been to Ottavio's about 8-10 times.The bread and salad are great! I have had a mixed experience with the rest of the menu. Lasagna is great. I have had good spaghetti(meat sauce or balls) one time and not so good the next. Pizza is not so good. Today i got the meatball sandwich.This was a mistake! The meat... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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33 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

When I think about Italian restaurant Olive Garden come to my mind with in flash. So my rating is based on that. Ambience is below than Olive garden. Not enough lights during evening. The price I paid I could have got better value in Olive Garden. Test is not bad but again Olive Garden takes the advantage. Portions are ..k.... More

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San Bernardino, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Our family has been to this restaurant several times in the last two years since my son enrolled at Channel Islands University. My favorite dish is pasta Emiliano which has asparagus hearts, sausage, tomatoes,etc. Their fresh baked bread is to die for, especially the Parmesan garlic rolls. Service is always very good.

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Camarillo, California
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28 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food, fair prices (especially early bird Sun to Thursday ). The owners and staff want you to enjoy yourself . The soups are great, the sauce is slightly sweet and delightful . A great place to eat!

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Camarillo, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went there again after a decade and same result, horrible service with mediocre food. I really don't know how they can stay in business. I guess there's always a new crop of blue hairs to prey on. I guess if you don't want to change, you don't have to.

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Camarillo, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We've been going there for lunch buffet which is undeniably good. We tried their early bird special which worth for the money. Food are really served steaming hot,freshly prepared. Their bread is really, really good. But every time you look around to ask for seconds, nobody is around. You have to wait for sometime before they come around again or... More

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Valencia, California
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30 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My family moved to Camarillo in 1969, Ottavio's opened that same year. We have been enjoying them in their original location, as well as their "new" one on the Avenue. Talk about history! This was my husband's first time... and he enjoyed every bite! Raquel provided excellent service and filled us in on some of the changes the family has... More

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