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All 81 Ojai Restaurants

Osteria Monte Grappa

242 E Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023-2642
805-640-6767
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Ranked #12 of 81 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Garden Grove, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Definitely creative food and good service make this a worthwhile choice in a town with few fine dining options. The eggplant dish was outstanding and the seafood in saffron sauce was filling and plentiful. Must say it was a bit loud for our sensibilities, but decor and service balance that out somewhat. Locals rave about the pizzas BTW.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you go to OMG expecting mile-high lasagna, you'll be surprised and delighted. Their Italian dishes are light, delicate and friendly to waistlines and tastebuds alike. Try the handmade ravioli with sage butter, any of the fish dishes, the trout and sole are both lovely if in season. The wood-fired pizzas are delicious for lunch, too. Can you tell I... More 

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Ojai, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Monte Grappa is a solid choice. Pasta dishes are better than the pizza as they struggle to get the dough right. Nice build-out in the middle of town.

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visitor from southern california
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We tried without luck to get a reservation for the Friday after Thanksgiving, but were told they could take walk-ins. We went early (6:00 p.m.) and were pleased to score a nice table for four. We all ordered very different items: salmon and pasta, sausage/sauce w/ pasta, a vegetarian pasta dish, and their signature beef ravioli. Everyone was happy with... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Lovely decor and warm ambiance, I so enjoyed my appetizers and meal. I had wine, the crosini di campo croce and a salad di amici. The wait staff were remarkably warm and attentive. I want to move to Ojai!

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New York City, New York
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

GREAT people here. Very professional, very friendly, great service. Our starters were creative and exceptional. Liver pate was excellent. The mozzarella cheese with ham and fruit was my friend's favorite. Loved the massive amount of fish in my mixed seafood dish. The tenderloin was not tender, as it had grisly bits that should have been cut out, but the sauce... More 

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Los Angeles/Orange Co. Calif
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This place is a gem. Only problem is they close after lunch and open at 5:30pm. In hearing other people talk i think most restaurants in Ojai close after lunch and open at 5:30. There was a line to get in this place and we were one of the first ones waiting. It was worth the wait. There was four... More 

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Camarillo, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Once a year a group of us drive to Ojai for the annual Holiday Homes Tour. We are always in search of a good restaurant for lunch. We dined st this restaurant last year when they were at their old location. It was a good meal last year. We noticed that they had moved...and we tried them again. What a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was driving thru and needed to eat. I was directed to this restaurant by a local. Not expecting much I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the burratta with beets salad. The burratta was very fresh and creamy - delicious. Great with the toasty warm bread which also came with olive oil and balsamic vinegar for dipping. A simple satisfying... More 

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California
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1,534 reviews 1,534 reviews
470 restaurant reviews
383 helpful votes 383 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Had lunch here a while ago with a friend and it was a delightful if leisurely experience. Service was friendly, ambience was good and our meals delicious.

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Additional Information about Osteria Monte Grappa

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

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