We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great meal!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Italian Job Cafe

The Italian Job Cafe
2810 Harbor Blvd. Channel Islands Harbor Oxnard, CA 93035, Oxnard, CA
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #21 of 265 Restaurants in Oxnard
Cuisines: Italian
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Dessert
Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great meal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I had looked at several reviews for Italian restaurants in Oxnard since we were spending the weekend there soon. We got into town late, so I picked this one as the most hopeful for serving late diners. I laughed when I saw that their hours posted were "...til closing". A little vague, but they took us right in. We both had really great entrees; I had the pork chop and hubby had a creamy fettuccine thing. Shared the limoncello panna cotta and it all was wonderful. Our server was helpful and attentive and really seemed happy to be there. Only thing that bothered me was the acoustics in the restaurants. It got very loud at times. But overall a really enjoyable meal.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

58 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    27
    19
    7
    1
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
malibu
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Hidden jem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Had lunch here with better half last Friday. Each had lentil soup to start -- lunch in itself. I then had the $10 lunch special -- there was pleany of choice and I had the linguine with chicked which was excellent. My spouse had a fabulous prosciutto sandwich which could easily have fed us both. Shared an excellent tiramisu to finish. Even with a latte and two Morettis, we struggled to spend $60.

Very pleasant service. The space is a little sterile, probably better in the evening with less harsh daylight. Would definitely recommend a visit.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Switzerland, Fla.
Top Contributor
157 reviews 157 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 66 cities Reviews in 66 cities
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
“One of the best meals of our trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

My husand and I arrived in Oxnard on a beautiful, cool August afternoon. After checking into our channel view hotel we opened a bottle of wine, took a brisk walk, then watched a gorgeous sunset from our balcony. Around 7:30 PM we decided to find a place to eat dinner. The front desk clerk recommended several nearby places, but we chose "The Italian Job Cafe", 2810 S. Harbor Blvd. The name sounded odd, but it was a wonderful, quaint "neighborhood style" bistro. They had just posted a "closed" sign on the door when we walked up at 8 PM,(Oxnard is not L.A.!) but we stepped in the door anyway, and "pleaded" to be seated, as there were many tables still full of happy customers having their meals delivered.

I guess my "Southern charm" convinced them to let us stay, and boy are we glad they did! The food was superb, the fresh catch delicious, and the service excellent. The chef has worked in many restaurants, some in L.A., and the menu selections had a large variety of choices , including items for all of us who do not eat meat. They have a full bar, large wine selection, and are very friendly. It was a perfect end to a perfect day!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Camarillo, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great Italian Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We have been regulars here for a few years and never tire of it. Food, Service, everything is fantastic. The owner is from Sardinia and has owned restaurants in several other countries. Pastas are home made; everything is prepared fresh; gelato is imported from Italy. Their new $10.00 lunch menu is terrific but, again, the entire menu is a value proposition. To Ryan, Regina, and Gianni.....you're the best! ;~}>

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Braintree, Essex
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 61 cities Reviews in 61 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We ate here on a Saturday night. It was busy and luckily we had booked a table. Initially service was slow but once sorted it was very good. Nice selection of food and wines. Nice bread as a free starter.
Decoration of restaurant could do with becoming a bit more authentic.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed The Italian Job Cafe also viewed

 

Been to The Italian Job Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage The Italian Job Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.