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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023 (Country Club Drive)
+1 805-640-2100
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa on several occasions and it has been a favorite place for us. We had an amazing meal and experience at Olivella. We actually went with our kids (however a great date night spot) and had a great meal all around. The food, dessert and Bourbon were all memorable. This is also... More 

Thank Jerry S
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165 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just go for their four-course dinner, which at $95 a person and with massive choices per course makes a lot of sense. Great for meat lovers, pescatarians, vegetarians and vegans. The wine list is impeccable with great selections from local and leading world producers. Rely on their somm who can make excellent recommendations. They take food, wine, and service seriously... More 

Thank P B
Ojai, California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

I live here in Ojai and gave been to every place in town as well as our neighboring towns and Olivella is hands down the best we have. It's expensive as you would imagine, but if your looking for quality and good service this is the place for you. I had the tasting menu with wine pairing. Thought the quantity... More 

Thank Mocurlylulu
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137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

We were in a private room for a reception dinner and the service, menu choices and wine service were all excellent. Highly recommend.

Thank dibotu
Lafayette, California
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192 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2017

Great menu offering a variety of options for your dining. The food was tasty, service was excellent, and the wine options were exceptional. Afterward we enjoyed a bit of Tequila in the bar area.

Thank markltennis
Los Angeles, California
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

We have stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa many times but had not tried Olivella, mostly because it is so much more expensive than the Inn's other restaurants. Also, we've always enjoyed eating outside at the Oak Grill. It turns out that Olivella is worth it both as a dining and culinary experience. The restaurant's decor is clean,... More 

1 Thank Robbin C
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2017

Excellent food, service and ambiance. We did the four course with wine pairings: Generous pours so well worth the charge.

Thank Jsmith1125
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14 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

The chef has created a unique menu and the specials are to die for. The staff is attentive and informative, professional and attractive. Elegance in a European mode with a lovely large deck for al fresco dining. Reservations a must on weekends. Bring the Amex and feast!

Thank Scott J S
San Luis Obispo, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed February 14, 2017

From the minute you walk in Olivella is special. The friendly staff make you feel comfortable. Its clear from the start they are determined to make your dinning experience special. The dinner options all looked so good it was hard to choose. I chose the Alaskan Halibut and my wife had the Filet Mignon. Exceeded our expectations.

Thank scott123xyz
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2017

We had a fantastic meal here with an excellent wine pairing. The pasta and short ribs were unique and substantive, but not too heavy. A number of people in our party had the price fix menu which provided a decent value as well as many tasty options. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Keith R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023
    (Country Club Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-640-2100
For more than ninety years, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has evolved with the times but throughout it all, The Inn has maintained a connection to its locality – especially through its food. Olivella represents the epitome of this sense of place. A restaurant in Ojai Valley with refined simplicity; showcasing the best each season has to offer, suitable for any occasion.

Olivella’s valley-to-table culinary program is supported by the local Ojai valleys, ranches, orchards, farms and ocean waters. We embrace the seasonal whims of the region, focusing on the bounty of year-round produce provided by the California Central Coast. Chef Andrea Rodella is proud to present a dining experience featuring the best ingredients of California with dishes and techniques inspired by his Italian heritage.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?