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Osteria Monte Grappa

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Italian, Pasta
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242 E Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023-2642
805-640-6767
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 64
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Venice Comes to Ojai

Besides the fresh, organic vegetable dishes, handmade wood-fired pizza and top quality seafood entrees, I love the romantic setting of the outdoor patio. A glass of wine enjoyed in the cool shade of an ancient oak tree...what more could you want?

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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English first
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Besides the fresh, organic vegetable dishes, handmade wood-fired pizza and top quality seafood entrees, I love the romantic setting of the outdoor patio. A glass of wine enjoyed in the cool shade of an ancient oak tree...what more could you want?

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Pleasanton, California
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is a tough place to review because we were treated exceptionally well by the staff but the food was inconsistent…from fabulous to "eh, ok". For openers I wanted the Heirloom Tomato Bruschetta which was indeed fabulous, but they brought out my husband's salad at the same time. Now how do eat an appetizer AND a huge salad at the... More 

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Ventura, California
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279 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I have eaten here several times with friends, and once with my husband alone, and we always sit on the patio, which on a warm evening can not be beat. We always order the bruscetta to start with and enjoy a local wine from the extensive wine list, while perusing the menu. The ingredients are fresh, the pace leisurely, and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Osteria Monte Grappa was a very pleasant and surprising discovery. A friend had told me that the restaurant sources their food as locally as possible - and it showed. Fresh, distinct flavors and some of the best pastas I've ever had. My wife and I happily returned for another great dinner the next night.

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Anaheim Hills, California
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The prices are for good that is better than they serve. The appetizer came in a good amount of time, but the dinner took about 25-30 minutes and then was wrong. They took back both meals even though one was correct. When they redelivered the correct food, the one that was correct to start was now cold, so it had... More 

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glendora, ca
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242 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

this time was not as good as the first we went at lunch this time and last time we went at dinner sometimes the chefs are working different shifts someone also told me that the best chef was leaving when we were there before understand the meal wasn't awful, it just wasn't as perfect as the meal before most places... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This place lives up the the hype. We had six for dinner with wine, appetizers, entrees and dessert and was pleasantly surprised at the bill-would have been double anywhere else. Wish I had another open evening to come back. Only downside is that it is small, so a bit noisy. The staff is great, we loved it!

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Santa Barbara, California
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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Lynda and I go up to Ojai for an overnight from time to time and really enjoy it. This time we picked out Osteria Monte Grappa at 242 E. Ojai Ave to dine. It is a pleasant interior with various places you can be seated. We were lucky to get our favorite table next to the big window out front... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We never miss OMG (Osteria Monte Grappa) when we visit Ojai. Their ever changing menu based on the locally grown produce always offers unlimited options. A friendly wait staff in this family owned business. All members of your family welcome - right down to the little ones. They bring a big paper placemat/tablecloth with crayons for the kiddos. Keep bringing... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Don't go here! You're better off spending your time at other fine restaurants in Ojai! They are busy but on our visit the service was very poor, the food only so-so and management was both uncaring and accommodating. First, absolutely no greeting when we walked in- unless you consider "how many?" a greeting. Next, we waited almost an hour (after... More 

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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, Pasta

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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, Pasta
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?