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3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-9348
805-646-6116
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4:00 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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 7
    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
This is as good as "hometown" Italian cafe can get!

This is as good as "hometown" Italian cafe can get! Cute little local Italian cafe serving up yummy homemade recipes. Even comes with the red checked table cloths. We dined on a Sunday early evening. When we got there we were table #2. Within 20 minutes the place was PACKED!! We shared the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is as good as "hometown" Italian cafe can get! Cute little local Italian cafe serving up yummy homemade recipes. Even comes with the red checked table cloths. We dined on a Sunday early evening. When we got there we were table #2. Within 20 minutes the place was PACKED!! We shared the butternut squash ravioli and a green salad.... More 

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Thank GoSeeDoTravelDuo
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A roadside eatery that has amazing food. The grow many of their ingredients and you can taste the difference. Eggplant parmesan, bruschetta, and house salad were excellent. The meat sauce is soooo good. Orange juice is fresh squeezed, you order it and it takes several minutes because they squeeze it right then. The dough is homemade, soft and crunchy. Sit... More 

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Thank Erika W
La Crescenta, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great spot to stop for a relax ambiance and great pizza, been there for four times and will stop there every time I'm feeling like getting out in open road and cruse to Ojai, great place for Bike or car clubs to take a break, and yes it's reasonably priced. Don't miss the Garlic bread and meat sauce :)

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Thank andreg911
California
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25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

We pulled in on a Sunday with 20 people and received great service. All of us were served delicious food within minutes of each other. drinks refilled in a timely manner. There is a beautiful view while you are eating outside.

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Thank TravelerTD85
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

In the summer, delicious tomato salad and strawberry shortcake. Let's not forget the eggplant parmesan year round. Sooooo good!!

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bakersfield, California
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176 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Everything in this warm and casual restaurant is very good but our favorite is the lasagna followed by strawberry shortcake. The servings are very large; two people can easily share one, but our preference is to share one and take one home. Service is excellent; seating is available inside and outside. Weekends can be very crowded. Make a reservation.

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Thank Jon R
Ojai, California
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Hi quality food and location. Housed in a WW II gas station/grocery store, it is in a great outdoor setting with no pretenses-extremely friendly and xlnt predictable food. All the basic items of any casual Italian restaurant. Very family friendly. All food is well prepared and tasty-the Traditional Antipasto Salad is a great dish.

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Thank phred2505
California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I always enjoy this restaurant. It is our "go-to" when I don't feel like cooking. We love the Boccalis Special pizza. It is a heaping serving of outstanding pizza. The crust is crunchy and chewy, the sauce is sweet and savory and the toppings are always fresh and outstanding. We especially like their sausage...it's amazing. We always try to save... More 

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Thank Mary F
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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92 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

A beautiful place at the foot of the Sulphur mountains, Ojai, where we sat outdoors on trestle tables in the bracing evening weather. A perfect place to dine in summer! There were several wines to choose from and its famous mouth-watering Lasagne served and baked in a casserole with the combination of 3 cheeses - Riccotta, Mozzarella & Parmesan was... More 

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Thank firuzakhan
Mojave California
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140 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Have always enjoyed coming here; it' been awhile but was as good as I remember. Beautiful setting outside with the Ojai hills all around. Good basic Italian food; made from ingredients from right there on the ranch. The sauce was so incredible, very intense tomato flavour. Could taste the undertones of the various herbs grown right there; kinda like a... More 

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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 23
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

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?