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The Italian Job Cafe

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2810 Harbor Blvd. Channel Islands Harbor Oxnard, CA 93035, Oxnard, CA
Today
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 31
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  • 21
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
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  • 5
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cute and yummy!

Small cute place. Overall good food. Bread service was good. The house salad was different than most and a welcome change. Split pea soup was a special item for around mother's day and was pretty bland. Spinach Ravioli was a step above the average ravioli. The pumpkin tortellini was the star of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Small cute place. Overall good food. Bread service was good. The house salad was different than most and a welcome change. Split pea soup was a special item for around mother's day and was pretty bland. Spinach Ravioli was a step above the average ravioli. The pumpkin tortellini was the star of the evening! Who would've thought pumpkin in tortellini... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We stayed in Oxnard, Ca for only one night at the Embassy Suites Hotel. We drove down the street looking for a place to eat. It was Easter Sunday around 7pm and everything was closed down. We spotted the Italian Job Café. We were a family of four and went inside. We were skeptical because NO ONE was inside but... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I should have know something was up when my family and I walked in at 6pm and we were the only ones there! We ordered a variety of items pizza being the best. Caesar salad had no taste... Was there dressing on it? Pasta bolognaise looked great but had No taste... Chicken cutlet with a beautiful arugula salad on it...... More 

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Oxnard, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

There's a relaxed, unhurried pace here that suits the restaurant's location at Channel Islands Harbor. The food comes out of the kitchen promptly, though; it gets to the table while it's still hot, thanks to the attentive servers. There are lots of choices on the menu, ranging from traditional fare like pizza and lasagna to dishes including fish that was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

We love coming here whenever we are in the neighborhood for the last five years. Now the former employees are running it and are full of youthful energy and excitement. The food is wonderful and the ambiance is great. Not quiet, but then it is Italian! Do give it a try, you won't be disappointed.

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I visited this restaurant with my fiancé when we were looking for an evening dessert. The restaurant was very busy, and there was a little wait. All of the food looked excellent, but we only partook on dessert and coffee. I chose the mixed berry sorbet, and she tried the lemon version. It was fantastic...three scoops, very cold, flavorful and... More 

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Oxnard
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8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Italian Job Cafe is not your usual Italian restaurant. The food is more upscale and the service attentive. Whenever we've been there, we've not been disappointed. We've ordered different dishes and every one has been very good. We definitely recommend this place.

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Sacramento, California
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant shortly before 7:00pm. There was no one waiting ahead of us. No one greeted us once we arrived. A few minutes after we arrived, a group of 20 arrived. The servers (all 3 of them) starting setting up for the group of 20. But before they could, they asked the table of 6 who were... More 

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Runnemede
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I had the salmon, it was good but my wife's white fish was better. The night we went there was hardly anyone there but the place next door was very loud so what should have been a quiet dinner was more like sitting at a noisy bar. They had a large wine selection, I only had water so I can't... More 

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Berkshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This restaurant was the 'real deal'! The food was excellent and the waiting staff were very helpful and attentive. We were there on a Tuesday night out of season so it was nice and quiet. Would strongly recommend to anyone who wants good 'home cooked' Italian food.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2810 Harbor Blvd. Channel Islands Harbor Oxnard, CA 93035, Oxnard, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oxnard

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 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?