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“Great location, good limited menu.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Boccali's

Boccali's
3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-9348
805-646-6116
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Ranked #11 of 88 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $23
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
ojai
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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great location, good limited menu.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

You either you like their sauce or you don't, I do. Most expensive beer around - tiny pours. Strawberry shortcake is outstanding, as is the totally casual inside or outside seating and location. Very Ojai.

Visited October 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Ojai, California, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“family style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Great food all fresh from the family garden, such a unique location a true country setting one hour from LA. Service is outstanding, some of the staff has worked there over twenty years. One of a kind.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Best Tomato Sauce Ever!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Made a trip to California last September and landed in Ojai for an afternoon. I did my research on where to eat andthis place came top so we made a visit for lunch. We were surprised that it looked like a very quiet diner so werent honestly expecting amazing food, but what we got, far exceeded my expectations and I give them my own personal congrats on their amazing tomato sauce and their superb meatballs. I loved it so much that I asked them how they made it and tried to recreate it at home without success. The reason is that they use tomatoes from their own garden to make the sauce and there is no competing with that. Everyone should make the small drive to visit this gem to eat the best meatballs and tomato sauce in miles.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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santa barbara
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“This is a family-run restaurant, very Ojai.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

We liked the friendly service and the strawberry shortcake. They also have a tomato salad that is excellent. They have fresh produce from their own farm.

Visited November 2012
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Ojai, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Needs improvement”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

The food at Boccali's is quite good but during my last several visits, their service was terrible.
Now I prefer the Boccali's in Oak View just since the service is so much better.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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