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All 84 Ojai Restaurants

Boccali's

3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-9348
805-646-6116
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Ranked #14 of 84 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $23
Hours:
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Los Angeles
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38 reviews 38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

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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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 NEW

Lunch on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in ojai after a ride to a garden center up there. We wanted to try Boccalis after hearing very good word of mouth about it. The spectacular views and pleasant roadside local were nice. The service was excellent and the menu was limited. We both had spaghetti dishes mine with meatballs and my wife's... More 

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Wake Forest, Nc
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246 reviews 246 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

Boccali's is a favorite with folks from around Ojai and has been going since 1986. It LOOKS like a locals' place: homey, comfortable and a bit "diner" in ambiance. The menu is Italian and features Italian basics such as eggplant parmesan, lasagna, pastas as well as hot and cold sandwiches and salads. Salads were really nice including a Caesar with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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50 reviews 50 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Local eatery which has been here for ages , and has very limited competition. The food is really bad , especially the pizza with the worst dough I have had in ages ( Domino s probably ? ) Service is OK. Frankly, it should not be very complicated to serve good quality fresh Italian food and pizzas when you are... More 

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Water Mill, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Mediocre Italian food,no atmosphere, limited menu. The red sauce tasted like ketchup. The pizza dough was soggy and the pasta overcooked. The best part of the meal were the salads, although they were skimpy with the cheeses and meats in the cold antipasto

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Ojai, California, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

For those of us that grew up in Ojai, we remember when Bocalli's was Papa Tony's and all pizzas were for pick up. Boccali's has grown this restaraunt so much and the receipes and food is still great. Love the backyard eating area for parties and family outings.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The setting is simply beautiful (except for sometimes distracting location where Hwy 150 descends from Santa Paula into Ojai ... but not enough to make me stay away), and a great time to eat is during sunset, when the entire Ojai valley becomes a pink sky. The food is excellent, the family wine is tasty, and the folks who serve... More 

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My family always gets together here when we visit Ojai. It is always good and fun for the children.We went on a busy night , but were seated fairly quickly outside under a big heater. I had the shrimp fettuccini, but wished I had ordered spaghetti and meatballs, as I usually do. The rest of the family loved the pizza... More 

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Dornoch, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This little Italian is a short drive east from Ojai. There is nothing pretentious about the restaurant, so do not go expecting a grand restaurant. However, the menu choices we made led us to believe this is definitely a favourite in the area. My husband's pizza was huge, and generous toppings - the Italian sausage had fennel in it, which... More 

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Ojai, California
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Boccali's is at the far east end of Ojai. It's right at the bottom of the "Dennison Grade" A short ride up this hill will bring you (in about a mile) to a look out point that is actually a "look out" over the entire Ojai Valley. It's pretty impressive and bucolic in the truest sense of the word. Don't... More 

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Additional Information about Boccali's

Address: 3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-9348
Phone Number: 805-646-6116
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
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
Average Prices: USD 0 - 23
Cuisine: Italian

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