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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023 (Country Club Drive)
Wed - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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los angeles, ca
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had my wife's bday dinner here and give them high praise across the board. We sat out on the patio and had a pretty and relaxing view. Our waitress was friendly and helpful. We shared everything, def recommend the scallops. Oxtail pasta was amazing, the parpadelle with mushrooms was cooked well but lacked flavor. Wife had the veal and loved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great service and excellent food and wine pairing dinner menu. Indoor and outdoor patio dining at sunset.

Thank MJ C
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56 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the outdoor seating, but when the sun set it was pitch black and we could hardly see our food. We were taking out our phones to use the flashlights. The food all sounded wonderful, but our meals were actually disappointing. Very expensive. Room for improvement! This is a gem, and should be better!

Thank Roni4451
San Francisco, California
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our 2nd night staying at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, we had dinner at Olivella. We didn't have difficulty getting a reservation. The service was excellent! Our waiter and the wait staff were extremely courteous and professional, and super attentive. The food was all around excellent, from the amuse bouche to the bread and the actual dishes. We... More 

Thank Nicholas T
Orange County, California
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In terms of food quality and service, this restaurant can definitely compete with other famous or trendy restaurants in Los Angeles. Maybe it's the location that makes more of a hidden gem? It's buried in the back of a bar and there's no sign on the outside. The courtyard is shared another restaurant called The Oak, so it can get... More 

Thank moshilarry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had dinner here- not able to get an outside table- but still enjoyed the beautiful view- go for the pink moment. Food was delicious- wait staff very friendly. Would highly recommend for food- service and view. Try for an outside table.

Thank ce781
Los Angeles
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Fabulous meal served by very friendly staff. Not inexpensive, but well worth it for that special occasion. Try the rack of lamp. Be sure to book in advance and note that they are closed on Mondays.

Thank donaldsG2242IG
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Great Italian food and service with a nice wine list. Wines priced a bit high but.... Risotto and eggplant parmigiana highly recommended

Thank Mitch G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Passing by the restaurant we noticed it would be closed on mondays and tuesday and awaring it wasn't monday, we got aware we had one day extra holiday :), so to celebrate this, we booked a table outside at the desk with the nice young lady with cowboy boots :). The dinner, Italian bases was gorgious, the wine tasting with... More 

Thank Werner W
Ojai, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Spectacular service with outstanding food and wine overlooking the mountains. I would encourage patrons to sit on the terrace if possible.

Thank Richard M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
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
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Scenic view
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: 18056402100
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?