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3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-9348
805-646-6116
Today
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Good for:
Families with children

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 49
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    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
Most recent review
Fun Place for Casual Italian

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
jswhitaker
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San Jose, CA
via mobile
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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135 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Jose, CA
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 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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Tustin, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

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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276 reviews 276 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?