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Olivella

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023 (Country Club Drive)
18056402100
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Scenic view
Description: For more than ninety years, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has evolved with the...
For more than ninety years, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has evolved with the times but throughout it all, The Inn has maintained a connection to its locality – especially through its food. Olivella represents the epitome of this sense of place. A restaurant in Ojai Valley with refined simplicity; showcasing the best each season has to offer, suitable for any occasion.

Olivella’s valley-to-table culinary program is supported by the local Ojai valleys, ranches, orchards, farms and ocean waters. We embrace the seasonal whims of the region, focusing on the bounty of year-round produce provided by the California Central Coast. Chef Andrea Rodella is proud to present a dining experience featuring the best ingredients of California with dishes and techniques inspired by his Italian heritage.
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  • 82
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Dinner Perfection

The food and service was superb. It was a group dinner and the wine pairing was exquisite. The service was spot on. I had fish and salad and pasta - everything was divine. I would definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Lisa L
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Beverly Hills, California
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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A soul-less bland, overpriced, half-hearted attempt at Italian food. Only solace is the service is great and the views are beautiful. The food is unimaginative, generic and unhealthy for the most part, not great quality/insanely with very little emphasis at all on the incredible locally grown organic produce, meat, fish. A place like this should have an incredible dining destination... More 

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Beverly Hills, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food and service was superb. It was a group dinner and the wine pairing was exquisite. The service was spot on. I had fish and salad and pasta - everything was divine. I would definitely return.

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Los Angeles
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Chose Olivella for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. I had the most delicious short rib with fondue potato and some roasted root vegetables. Perfect for a chilly evening. My husband chose the filet which was perfectly cooked and delicious. We let our waiter choose a nice red wine for us and it was wonderful.

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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372 reviews
256 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really enjoy coming here. Amazing food. Great wine selection. The staff very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this place.

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Los Angeles, CA
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83 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

At the marvelous Ojai Valley Inn, where the new response* of the well-trained staff to any request is, "Of Course!", Olivella Restaurant opened/re-opened this year. Jackpot! It's a winner. Our party of six enjoyed a perfect evening on New Year's Day. Here's a hint. When I stopped by to check on our reservation the evening before I saw there was... More 

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Ojai, California
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Here's the way to know if it's any good: look it up in the encyclopedia and you will find its picture. That's how we used to describe something exceptional. Now we can "google it". But the old adage still has currency in describing Olivella. The food is exceptional in its taste, its preparation, its presentation, and its uniqueness and creativity.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

We had a fabulous dinner. The prefix menu is a must try. The portions are generous and price reasonable. The carpaccio , Bolognese rigatoni , filet, mignon, charred octopus were unbelievably delicious. Let's not forget the great wine & cocktail selection as well.

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Hawthorne, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

A friend of ours, who represents a chain of high-end hotels around the world, has told us that very few hotels in the world have "destination" restaurants. Well, the Olivella restaurant in tucked-away Ojai is one of those few. Foodies from Central and Southern California: make the trek. Long time visitors to the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa will recognize... More 

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CA
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111 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We went for a relaxing dinner in the slow time in Ojai between Thanksgiving and Christmas so it was not too crowded. The food was excellent. The wine so-so, especially the organic pino noir.

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Los Angeles, California
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

We were very much looking forward to our dinner at Olivella, as we were hoping for a very nice dinner out. Sadly, the service was poor (extremely rude host, and it was impossible to get our waiter all night), and the food left something to be desired. We actually left hungry, after being stuck there for 2 hours. There were... 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: 18056402100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 50

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children, Scenic view

Description

For more than ninety years, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has evolved with the times but throughout it all, The Inn has maintained a connection to its locality – especially through its food. Olivella represents the epitome of this sense of place. A restaurant in Ojai Valley with refined simplicity; showcasing the best each season has to offer, suitable for any occasion.

Olivella’s valley-to-table culinary program is supported by the local Ojai valleys, ranches, orchards, farms and ocean waters. We embrace the seasonal whims of the region, focusing on the bounty of year-round produce provided by the California Central Coast. Chef Andrea Rodella is proud to present a dining experience featuring the best ingredients of California with dishes and techniques inspired by his Italian heritage.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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