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Osteria Monte Grappa

242 E Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023-2642
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Ranked #9 of 80 restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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81% Recommend
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had high expectations based on other reviews but sadly, the restaurant did not meet our expectations. The staff was quite friendly and the back patio is lovely, the food however was the disappointment. I had to send my spaghetti squash dish back as it was very watery, even the server noticed it. When the replacement meal I was brought... More

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

This like other restaurants in Ojai is overpriced for an out of town getaway. My salad was a mess of vegetables and my husbands pasta was inedible. Thank God they have wine! But really, it's not worth it. Ca Marco down the road is a heck of a lot better!

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Vancouver, BC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Worst EVER Italian food! After reading all the wonderful reviews on TA and Yelp, we were so excited to eat at OMG, but were extremely disappointed with the food. My 6 yr old daughter had a penne with tomato sauce and chicken. It was dry and the chicken tasted old. Usually, i would encourage her to try to finish her... More

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Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We sat outside on the patio and the mood was perfect. The wine list was extensive.I had the Salmon which was cooked perfectly and was just delicious. My husband had ravioli pillow with a delicious beef filling. A wonderful dinner.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The food was very good, especially the scallops. The best part was the outdoor patio in back. Nice little spot for a romantic dinner. Staff was friendly and helpful if not overly attentive.

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Grants Pass, Oregon
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Storefront setting on the main street in Ojai. The daily menu is outstanding with many freshly prepared meals. It is so extensive, it is hard to believe that there is a "regular menu". Many unique appetizers and entrees to choose from. Wine and bar available. The four of us really enjoyed our dinners . The deserts were just "OK".

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal at this little place in Ojai. We arrived in Ojai with no idea of where to eat, and only came across this place after rejecting a few other places. We parked behind the restaurant, and walked through the patio dining area (which, on a less hot day, we would have loved). The... More

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Orange, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Loved our evening on the patio. Such a lovely setting for some local wine and great food. We started with the Italian meats and cheeses, a perfect compliment to our Casa Barranca PinotNoir. We ended up taking most of our entrees home because the portions were big and the food too good to leave behind.

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Covina, California, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The food was phenomenal. The pasta was great, the appetizer was great, the wine was excellent. The service was good; it was busy and the locals who came in got better service than we did as tourists. I get it; tourists come and go, but the locals support the business all of the time. I still think that it is... More

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Freeland, Washington
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130 reviews 130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The bruschetta was fresh, delicious, the flatbread margharita pizza was warm and melty, the wine list had many choices. Enjoyed the evening. The service was not unkind, but a bit underwhelming.

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