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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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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 64
    Very good
  • 25
    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
One of Ojai's best!

On our first visit to Ojai, we had dinner at Osteria Monte Grappa. The ingredients were very fresh and reminded us of Sicilian style Italian cuisine. They could improve on their wine list, but the ability to order by the glass, half carafe or bottle gave us some flexibility and the cost was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Christine H
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San Diego, California
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Santa Barbara, California
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 restaurant reviews
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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glendora, ca
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235 reviews 235 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

after the not so great meals in cambria we moved on to ojai surprised by any negative reviews, but then these may be the same people who liked what i disliked in cambria! i was looking forward to eating there after reading reviews and was not disappointed nor was my husband it had a great large menu with alot of... More 

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San Diego, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

On our first visit to Ojai, we had dinner at Osteria Monte Grappa. The ingredients were very fresh and reminded us of Sicilian style Italian cuisine. They could improve on their wine list, but the ability to order by the glass, half carafe or bottle gave us some flexibility and the cost was reasonable.

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Sydney, Australia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were expecting good things after reading some great reviews of this restaurant. The staff were very nice and the ambience was lovely, however the food was lacking. My husband and I both ordered pasta dishes and they were very stodgy and heavy. The pasta was overcooked and not prepared in a traditional Italian way. Unfortunately the sauce was heavy... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is my very favorite restaurant in Ojai - I go everytime I'm in town... I like the one outside of town on the way to Meditation Mount. There's another on the way into town from the 101. I haven't tried that one yet. They serve consistently great food in a family atmosphere. There is seating outside on the patio,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Offers a gluten free pizza with rice dough flour (delicious) and you can get spaghetti squash with any of their Italian dishes instead of pasta. Lots of choices on the menu and pleasant atmosphere.

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Orlando, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

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
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?