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“Pretentious Pasta” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Osteria Monte Grappa

Osteria Monte Grappa
242 E Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023-2642
805-640-6767
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Ranked #12 of 83 Restaurants in Ojai
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Ojai, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Pretentious Pasta”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2012

We went about 6 months ago thinking the outdoor setting would be enjoyable -- and it was nice enough.

There was nothing too special about our dinner, however. My first recollection was that it was over-priced and unimpressive.

Visited June 2011
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Nottingham
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Charming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

We found the restaurant warm and inviting with friendly efficient service. The food was delicious and we enjoyed our evening. Our friends had eaten there the previous evening and couldnt wait for us to try it too. Definitely the best meal we had in Ojai.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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denver, co
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19 restaurant reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“freezing cold on the patio, but they sang "Happy Birthday" in Italian”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

We went to celebrate a birthday. It was freezing cold seated outside on the patio despite the presence of two heaters. They did offer blankets. And, it was so dark that we would not have been able to see our menus if we had not had flashlight apps on our cell phones. Couldn't see our food when it arrived and had to eat fast before the food got cold. Service was reasonable to good. Tiramisu was quite good. The rest of the meal was average or maybe it only seemed average because we had to eat so rapidly. The wine options were limited. I think it might have been lovely on a full-moon night in the middle of summer.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Ojai, California
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“Love this place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Great food and atmosphere!!
We are locals and eat here all of the time, we love the outdoor patio

Visited December 2011
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“I recommend this restaurant over all others in Ojai - and I approve this msg.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2011 via mobile

My wife and I have been going here since Tammi and Stephano opened it. Its a wonderful setting, good food, and unlike the negative review we love the owners and most of the staff. Dont let 1 bad review sway you to not go, Ive always recommended them to friends and family. The food is good, and sometimes great.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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