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Maravilla

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023 (Country Club Drive)
805-640-2100
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Our style of food is inspired by the abundant natural diversity and rich...
Our style of food is inspired by the abundant natural diversity and rich ingredients of our valley and local California region. We are fortunate to have our own two acre chef's garden. In addition to the bounty that surrounds us, we are also within miles of the finest wineries in Central California. Our Mediterranean climate allows for a year round growing season.
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  • 75
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Now known as Olivella....delicious!

We had a wonderful table at on the outdoor patio that was right on the railing, which allowed for fabulous views. We had a wonderful waiter, in that he was very helpful about offering us selection advice that evening but not very good at checking our water glasses or if we may be in need of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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267 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We had a wonderful table at on the outdoor patio that was right on the railing, which allowed for fabulous views. We had a wonderful waiter, in that he was very helpful about offering us selection advice that evening but not very good at checking our water glasses or if we may be in need of anything else while dining.... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Great new restaurant... Nice design... Good service.... Really great food. Take the 4 course menu for $85 as it's very good value and your food choice is off the main menu. Probably one of the best meals I've had in 3 years of travelling the U.S.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

An lovely setting cannot conceal a horrible meal. Bit into the worst roast chicken I have ever experienced. The maitre'd who came over after I requested the kitchen be notified agreed after I suggested he taste the famous 'Mary' roast chicken....and agreed it had been 'overcooked' though the quality of the poultry was awful as well.. A restaurant that cannot... More 

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The food is incredible and you can trust each dish will be perfection at its best. Great wait staff, of course the food, and the view from the restaurant is wonderful. Note it is now Olivella rather than Marvella....don't know why the name change other than they now have an Italian chef who delights in cooking Italian food with a... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Please note that TripAdvisor has not updated the name, since the restaurant has newly opened at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. We had outstanding, highly creative, and artfully presented food. Kimberly was our waitress who clearly had years of experience and could not have been more gracious, courteous, thoughtful, and a wealth of information. This new restaurant has a... More 

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Ojai, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The seafood here is prepared brilliantly! We had lobster as well as the striped bass. BOTH were outstanding. They helped us pair a beautiful Chenin Blanc with our dinner that was perfect. The service was great. Attentive but not overly so. Answered our questions with knowledge as well as patience opposed to the ambiguous answers we received from Suzanne's cuisine... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Previously Marabella, Olivella is a "valley to table" California restaurant with Italian influences. This restaurant went above and beyond itself to accommodate my daughter's food allergies. They called ahead to discuss her preferences and prepared delectable gourmet meals for her. My meals were equally delicious - the branzino with watercress, fennel sauce and pixie orange sauce was to die for.

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Venice, ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It's pricey but they're making an effort at a fine dining in a rustic environment sort of way. Most items $28 and above. Overpriced drinks. For the money you get a lot more at a similarly ambitious restaurant in a big city; but this is Ojai and you're at a resort, so you pay a premium.

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Excellent waitstaff and service. They make you feel as though you are the only patrons there. The dishes are very beautiful and creative. The ingredients are top notch and delicious. If you reserve a table for about 30 minutes before sunset and sit on the terrace, you will have a fantastic view of the "Pink Moment" when the setting sun... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We had dinner at Maraville to celebrate our 30th anniversary while staying at the Inn. The concierge had noted it was our anniversary with making the reservation, and we had a secluded table with rose petals on the tablecloth when we sat down. Service through the meal was perfect. The attitude, timing, etc. We both had seafood; my wife the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023
    (Country Club Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: 805-640-2100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Our style of food is inspired by the abundant natural diversity and rich ingredients of our valley and local California region. We are fortunate to have our own two acre chef's garden. In addition to the bounty that surrounds us, we are also within miles of the finest wineries in Central California. Our Mediterranean climate allows for a year round growing season.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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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?