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The Italian Job Cafe

2810 Harbor Blvd. Channel Islands Harbor Oxnard, CA 93035, Oxnard, CA
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Ranked #23 of 263 restaurants in Oxnard
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
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English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant's food was surprisingly better than I expected considering the outside of the restaurant and the decor. Our waitress brought our son's meal very quickly which was much appreciated. My salad was okay and my husband thought his lentil soup was a little bland (and he will eat anything). The pasta dishes were all very good, but were a... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The menu and wine list offer a great variety for a strip mall restaurant. The bread is baked fresh and absolutely delicious. Try the gnocchi - cooked to perfection and sauce not too rich. Service was a bit slow (don't go there too hungry) but food was made with care.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014 via mobile

The Oxnard area is all fast food. The Italian Job is a nice sit down restaurant with great service and good food. The Channel Islands harbor needs more good restaurants it such a great place. I had the there pizza for an appetizer and was impressed on there thin crust. Our meals were all good and loved the atmosphere. It... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Authentic Italian food at theChannel Islands Harbor! Waitress Gina was excellent with explanations of the dishes, agreeable to change and perky attitude even at closing time. Highly recommend the fish with pistachio horse radish crust!

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Oxnard, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is probably above average for Oxnard but we have had good and mediocre experiences. What we like best is the nice warm atmosphere.

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Oxnard, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The Italian Job serves really authentic and creative tasting Italian Food. The pastas are fresh and have great homemade sauces and the pizzas are real-not the chain variety you generally find around here. They have a surprisingly good wine list for a local restaurant and most wines are very reasonably priced-and the have a no corkage fee on Wednesdays if... More

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Leicestershire
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We dined here, without a reservation, and really didn't enjoy either the meal or ambiance. From reading other reviews, perhaps we were just unfortunate. There was a large party dining which dominated the space and couples and smaller parties fitted in. Our waiter lost interested in us when we ordered soft drinks, not his wine suggestion. We didn't feel we... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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59 reviews 59 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Its not often that I am completely happy with a meal but this was one of those rare events. From the Caprese Tricolor Salad to the Pollo Frasce to the Limone Pine Nut Pie it was a wonderful meal fit for a hard to please guy. Our server (who was very attentive) made a fine wine reccomendation that capped off... More

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Belgium
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The menu offers a large choice of dishes, so we tried the pizzas and the pasta. The food was really good and tasted genuinely Italian! The wine list allows for nice discoveries (US and Italian wines).

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Pacifica, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

In a city where there is SO MUCH fast food, it was nice to find a nice, casual Italian restaurant with reasonable prices and tasty food. The service was good, the employees were friendly and the location was convenient.

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