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All 83 Ojai Restaurants

Il Giardino Ristorante

401 East Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023
805-640-1301
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Ranked #34 of 83 Restaurants in Ojai
Price range: $1 - $20
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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Ojai, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This is a delicious restaurant with a complicated menu of Italian titles. The Crème Brule is excellent and comes in a large, easily shared by 2 or more portion. The restaurant gets loud when crowded and it is hard to hear across the table. We had multiple servers at our table for water, clearing, taking orders... they were either all... More 

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Banff, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The food was fine, not gourmet, but it was reasonably priced and suited our table of 8. We sat outside and enjoyed the "views of people and comings and goings and all in all it was was expected.

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Bakersfield, California
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

An out of the blue pick on a road trip to Ojai and we were not disappointed. I had the Greek chicken sandwich which had a tomato slice. As usual, I picked it off and set it aside. Much to my surprise it looked fresh and not the usual untomato-like slab found on most sandwiches. I cut it up and... More 

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

My girlfriend & I stumbled across this little restaurant while looking for a place to eat lunch. OK, so the sign for $3 margaritas didn't hurt. I ordered my margarita and we shared a meal. The food was delicious, the prices quite reasonable, and the staff was great. We thoroughly enjoyed the food and experience.

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Irvine, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

We went to dinner there & had a lovely dinner. Service and food were great & they have a very nice outdoor seating area as well! Totally recommend thier Creme Brulle for dessert!!!

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Newport Beach, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

..accepted my arrival @ last minute, great last minute food improvise accomodation, killer staff, even tho they wanted to go home..!!

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Torrance, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

very nice menu and wine list. Food was good and atmosphere was nice. Would go back there

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

We went to this place because of the the quartet playing there. They were great. Food was good (4/5) and the portions were big. Italian style is done well in here. No extra charge from the band, bread or the water. I recommend if your staying here and like European athmosphere.

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The food was rather standard Italian fair - but well done. I asked about the wine, and the suggestion from our waitress was spot on. They didn't have live music on Sat night, but when we walked passed on Sunday, they did. Go figure :-)

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Additional Information about Il Giardino Ristorante

Address: 401 East Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023
Phone Number: 805-640-1301
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20

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