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The Italian Job Cafe

2810 Harbor Blvd. Channel Islands Harbor Oxnard, CA 93035, Oxnard, CA
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Ranked #18 of 265 Restaurants in Oxnard
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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
california
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

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
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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St. Albert, Canada
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
44 reviews 44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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