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3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-9348
805-646-6116
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Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Recent trip to Ojai

Ate here twice on a recent visit to Ojai, (restaurant is located a little out of town in a very nice country setting). Both times for dinner, excellent meals both times. Once outside on the picnic tables, and once inside in the dining room. I prefer the outside seating as it was a little loud... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
jharleyhammond
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Kenmore, Washington
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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140 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Kenmore, Washington
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Ate here twice on a recent visit to Ojai, (restaurant is located a little out of town in a very nice country setting). Both times for dinner, excellent meals both times. Once outside on the picnic tables, and once inside in the dining room. I prefer the outside seating as it was a little loud inside. Solid salads, great eggplant... More 

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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Homemade comfort Italian food and lots of it. You will not leave hungry! We had the lasagna and eggplant lasagna-both good with a slightly burnt cheesy edge. The strawberry shortcake is awesome!!

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Goleta
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We've been going to Boccali's for years. Excellent pizza, pasta, salads, and other great Italian dishes. In September you must try their homegrown tomatoe salad, and their strawberry shortcake is to die for!! Two locations... We love the one at the far end of Ojai when the citrus orchards are in bloom.

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Wichita, Kansas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We have been coming to Ojai for about 15 years, and Boccalis is one of my top five favorite restaurants in the Ojai. Lots of outside seating, and I love the small homey feel at the indoor area as well. Of course they have great pizza, I love their lasagna, nice fresh salads and some vegetarian options, but last night... More 

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La Crescenta, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The portion was far too large for a normal eater. It was over sauced, and the sauce was not that tasty The plate it was served on was far to small for the portion, creating a stacked pile of spagetti that visually was not appealing. Overall this dish needs help. The meatballs, while not that tasty, were the best portion... More 

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San Jose, CA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Recommended by locals, we checked this place out. It was perfect for a rainy night in Ojai. We were looking for a casual, non-cookie cutter place, and this fit the bill set in a small, house-like building with red-checked table cloths. We had a window-view table where we could watch the rain falling down while we ate. My wife had... More 

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Elgin, Illinois USA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

An excellent little restaurant just outside Ojai. Very cute interior and lovely outdoor seating. The pizza is nicely prepared, not super thin wood-fired but tasty. I understand that the pasta dishes are good too. The strawberry shortcake was truly the highlight. Surprisingly affordable for Ojai considering the quality.

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Rio Vista, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The best lasagna in the world. Everything is good but you gotta try the lasagna. After you're done, drive up the mountain for an amazing sunset

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Mission Viejo, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

My family and I visited Boccali's after a recommendation from a local. It was worth it. Had a long weekend at the Art Show in town, so I was ready to relax. A bit out of the center of town, this sweet little Italian restaurant sits in the middle of a road spit! I had the eggplant parmesan, which was... More 

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Los Angeles
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We enjoyed an old-fashioned Italian meal, where we brought our own wines (modest corkage), and relaxed in the shade of a large umbrella on the outdoor patio, enjoying large portions of good food, and the atmosphere of beautiful Ojai on a warm afternoon.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-9348
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: 805-646-6116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 23
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?