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Il Giardino Ristorante

401 East Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023
805-640-1301
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Ranked #32 of 80 restaurants in Ojai
Price range: $1 - $20
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Apr 1, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Battle, United Kingdom
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191 reviews 191 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

We stopped off in Ojai and had lunch at Il Giardino Ristorante. The food was pleasant and tasty but not exceptional. Seafood salad with avocado was tasty and my partner had a wrap which was pronounced ok but a bit plain. Pleasant atmosphere and staff friendly.

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washington state
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137 reviews 137 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We stopped by for lunch and I ordered the salmon lunch special. It was a delightful meal in a nice atmosphere. The food was freshly prepared properly spiced and well presented. The price was quite modest considering it was a dinner like portion. We had a delightful lunch and a surprising experience in a little spot that is fun to... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I was craving Italian food and the restaurant recommended to me was closed for the holiday so I stopped in here. It's a small place and I actually had to ask someone inside if it was even open. It was and I was seated and given a menu. I ordered calamari and penne bolognaise. The calamari tasted like it had... More

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Valley Village, Ca
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This is a very cute and quiet little family owned restaurant in the heart of Ojai. Great tasting food! You will not be disappointed. Great for first time meetings or dates.

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

Cute local place. Food better than other Italian nearby. Value superb. Excellent service. Get coupon in Ojai coupon booklet for 20% off food or a free dessert. Makes it a spectacular deal.

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Ojai, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Il Giardino has a varied Italian menu and most of what I have had there has been consistently delicious (with the exception of the pizza). Service always is excellent, whether for couples or for large groups of 20 or more. Outdoor seating is lovely year-round with the patio heaters for the cooler weather.

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Ventura
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

On the weekends you can enjoy your meal on the outdoor patio while listening to a variety of music. They provide heaters in case the weather gets cool but rarely do you need that in Ojai after April. The bread is amazing and the food is a good value. Not too fancy but clean and enjoyable

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Lakewood, Ca.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The outside does not overwhelm, but the food is outstanding! The staff was great, and super friendly, with good suggestions off the menu with many selections. The seafood surprise was loaded with assorted seafood, lots of shrimp, scallops, mussels and chunks of fish over pasta in a sauce. Had lasagna last time that was a large portion, loaded with meat,... More

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California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Not so easy to find a place where you can share one diner (Chicken Picatta, came with a salad), get a free desert (check for the coupon on the Ojai Valley Directory) and pay less than 15 dollars. The staff has always been nice with us and we have never been disappointed. The food here is similar to what you... More

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012 via mobile

Excellent minestrone soup made w fresh vegetables. Try the pesto pasta or Mediterranean Chicken salad. Yum!

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