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“Still thinking of how enjoyable my visit was” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ottavio's Italian Restaurant

Ottavio's Italian Restaurant
1620 Ventura Blvd, Camarillo, CA 93010-7850
805-482-3810
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Ranked #44 of 174 Restaurants in Camarillo
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Phoenix, AZ
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Still thinking of how enjoyable my visit was”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Can't understand some of the negative comments since my visit was most pleasurable. The decor is just so peaceful and beautiful. There are three separate dining areas of modest and manageable size each with a beautiful mural representing three areas of Italy and decorations to match. There is a large bar area separate from the rest of the dining areas with tables for those choosing to dine in there. Pleasant music enhanced the experience.

The staff was friendly and efficient.

I thought the food was excellent. The Minestrone soup was delicious and favorful. It could be a meal in inself. I chose Eggplant Sicilian style breaded with herbs and spices and pan fried in olive oil and topped with wonderful gravy(sauce to those whose names end in a consonant.) Absolutely delicious. It was accompanied with penne macaroni again with the rich tasty gravy.

My companion opted for Chicken Parmigiana and received excellent comments.

A nice half bottle of Chianti wine was served with a modest price.

All in all a most pleasant evening of good food and atmosphere.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Open Ragu out of Jar”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

It's terrible, but favored by seniors that live in a nearby senior community who are not picky. If you want great Italian in Camarillo, go to D'amores.

Visited April 2012
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Camarillo, California
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Family Favorite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

This has been the family favorite for over 20 years. The pasta and the fish (my favorite) are still very enjoyable. The roles are always fresh and just too good. It is hard to ear just one!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Camarillo
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“A Good Standard Italian Restaurant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Ottavios has been a standard in Camarillo for years. Despite its age, it refurbishes itself both in decor and menu, and provides a good consistent Italian dinner each time.

Visited June 2012
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Camarillo, California
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83 restaurant reviews
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“East Coast Italian in California.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This fun Italian restaurant is West of the 101 freeway at Carmen. It has the feel of a real East Coast Italian. There is ample parking. They have a full bar. The traditional dishes like spaghetti and meat balls are great. The eggplant parmesan melts in your mouth. The Pizza is very good. This restaurant is "a deal you can't refuse!"

Visited September 2012
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