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Osteria Monte Grappa

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242 E Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023-2642
805-640-6767
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Visitor rating
  • 96
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Average Food, Poor Service in Ojai

Arrived for lunch, sat at an inside table because the patio was full. Inside we waited and waited for service even asking for service as the staff passed our table numerous times. Decided to go to the bathroom, came back and still no service...finally some one came to take our food order. Maybe you... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Travelwithnise
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Orlando, Florida
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Arrived for lunch, sat at an inside table because the patio was full. Inside we waited and waited for service even asking for service as the staff passed our table numerous times. Decided to go to the bathroom, came back and still no service...finally some one came to take our food order. Maybe you need to sit out on the... More 

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Moorpark, California
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

If you like duck, rabbit, arugula on pizza or high-end food you may enjoy this restaurant. I was treated to lunch here for my birthday, but did not like the food. I had pepperoni and olive pizza, which was average in taste, bottom of pizza & crust were slightly burned; drinks sat empty for too long; server was asked to... More 

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Ojai, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Comfortable, but untrained staff. Tasty entree with no presentation. Sloppy unattentive service. Crew is serious, and menu varied, but needs improvement.

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Westhampton, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This restaurant has it all...great food, great vibe and great prices. On a 3 night trip to Ojai, we ate there twice. It has the look of a real Italian osteria, very eclectic. This restaurant is a no-brainer. Eating there will be the best decision you ever made. Tips: eat outdoors on the back patio (weather permitting). Ask for a... More 

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Good advice was to arrive early, place fills up fast and doesn't take reservations for small parties. Wine was delish and offered in several sizes: tasting, hearty full glass, carafe, bottle. Pasta specials were great and options of combos of pasta and toppings were greatly appreciated and very yummy!

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Pasadena, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We had read about this restaurant and saw positive and negative reviews. We also saw that one needs to arrive early to get a table, which is true. The menu is great and the meal wonderful. Try the mushroom brushetta. Delicious and enough to share. The burrata salad was lucious. The sea bass was so tender and tasty and the... More 

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Ventura, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We were shopping Ojai on a recent gloriously rainy day- It was Sunday but the streets were quiet -All the people seemed to be enjoying lunch in the cozy atmosphere of Osteria Monte Grappa- A cheery wood fire blazed in the open pizza oven offsetting dark paneled walls & grey skies on view outside. We were welcomed warmly & settled... More 

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Sheffield
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

The place was packed on a Sunday evening, but the service was quick and friendly. Delicious mushroom crostini. Freshly made pasta with an excellent rabbit ragu. Imaginative menu, well prepared. Thoroughly recommended.

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Irvine, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband and I were recommended this restaurant by our inn as well as he had seen a review online. We got there right as it opened and lucky us because within 15 minutes the place was full! Our meal was delicious and the service outstanding. We can't wait to go back to Ojai and eat here again.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Was so excited to try this place, got there early and got a table, ordered wine and salads and mains. Server was attentive and friendly, and not hover-y, despite the growing hordes outside the door. The bread and olive oil was the star of the show. Why didn't they use some on the salad? So grassy and good!! Salad with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 E Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023-2642
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: 805-640-6767

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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