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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, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
Garden Fresh Pizza and Strawberry Shortcake

Pizzas are made with fresh veggies from their garden whenever possible. Their seasonal strawberry shortcake is the best I have ever had and worth a stop all by itself. It is important to note that unless they have changed recently, they do not accept credit cards. There is a large outdoor eating... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Pam R
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Ojai, California
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  • Families with children
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La Habra, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

What's not to say about Boccali's. the outdoor tables are so refreshing, the food superb (try their bruschetta) and super fresh and delicious. the people come in wave so you always get to experience new people. although we didn't get to try the Strawberry Shortcake, it look so delicious as we watched order by order go by. It's a must... More 

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miami
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Food mediocre Wine terrible Waiter nice. Would not go back tomato sauce bitter. They try hard. Picnic tables outside a couple of tables inside.

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Even our picky teens loved everything here. Quite big portions so don't go wild on starters. The strawberry shortbread dessert lives up to the hype. The sunset made the whole meal very memorable. The kids want to go there for lunch too.

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Ojai, California
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Pizzas are made with fresh veggies from their garden whenever possible. Their seasonal strawberry shortcake is the best I have ever had and worth a stop all by itself. It is important to note that unless they have changed recently, they do not accept credit cards. There is a large outdoor eating area available for large groups and events as... More 

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Toronto
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219 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We tried a few dishes tonight. The Caesar salad was good to start. Loved the meatballs in tomato sauce..very very fresh and tasty sauce. The lasagna was probably the best I e had. We also savoured the Strawberry Cheesecake, which is the featured dessert. We are already planning a return visit. Check out my pix I will attach.

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Long Beach, California
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I love that you can sit outside on patio or on grass area and let kids play. I made reservation for the 8 of us but didn't need to. Food was good. Service was OK. Our waitress was not very personable. Try the fun big strawberry shortcake to end the meal.

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Oak View, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Even though the place gets VERY crowded, it is worth the wait. If your timing is right, you can walk up the highway toward the town of Ojai and see the famous "Pink Moment" (the sun reflects off of Topa Topa Mountain giving the area a beautiful pink glow just before the sun sets). There are multiple choices on the... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Located on the eastern edge of Ojai (northeast of Ventura, California), Bocalli's Italian Restaurant is a family owned place that's been around more than 40 years. The family grows much of their veggies on the property so the tomatoes, etc. are always fresh and delicious. The dishes are standard Italian restaurant fare and potions tend to be on the large... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

We went here expecting simple "red sauce" Italian, and we're not disappointed. Service was very pleasant and prompt, food was plentiful. Ravioli appeared to be freshly made as was the sauce. Wine was ok, reasonably priced. Best thing on the menu was the strawberry shortcake, easily big enough to share.

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Stopped in before heading to the Ojai Wine Festival. The restaurant opens at 11:45. Several tables outside which was very nice. Also can eat inside. Popular place. We noticed many people started to arrive about 11:30 and seated themselves outside. We could see why as by 11:45 they were all full. The servers started taking the orders right at 11:45... 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?