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2810 Harbor Blvd. Channel Islands Harbor Oxnard, CA 93035, Oxnard, CA
Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Open now
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Takeout
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 28
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Sorbet

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
Meger07
via mobile
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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61 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 via mobile

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

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
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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california
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

At the end of a struggling strip mall snuggled close to the Channel Islands Harbor, this quaint eatery is the ticket if you're in the mood for some authentic Italian food. Tables for two are close together inside. Opt to sit outside for a bit more privacy where your every word won't be shared with your neighbor. Umbrella tables provide... More 

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Valley Center, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Usually when we visit Mandalay Beach in Oxnard, we stick to seafood. Coincidentally, we had a yen for some Italian food, and lo and behold, virtually stumbled on this little gem. The house salad was tasty greens with a scrumptious house dressing. My wife had ravioli with a pumpkin mixture within, and I had "strangled priests" pasta with sausage. We... More 

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Oxnard, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Italian Job Cafe is a great local restaurant tucked away at the Oxnard harbor. They are one of the best Italian restaurants in the area and our meals have always been delicious, no matter what we order. I think they have one of the best home made dressings for their salad I have ever tasted. If you order a... More 

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Humble, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Had a delicious Italian angel hair spaghetti meal here today. It was a good experience and I would recommend this restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 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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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, 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?