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3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-9348
+1 805-646-6116
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Tue 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Camarillo, California
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lasagne was fantastic but the show stopper was the strawberry shortcake! It's a definite shareable dessert you don't want to miss.

Thank connie h
Ojai, California
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186 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

Great family friendly place with in/outdoor seating, space for a family and friends to spread out and even bring your pooch with you. A hearty meal of pasta and sauces and cheese. We had the veggie lasagne and pepperoni pizza - would definitely get it again. Our server was very friendly checking on us often to make sure we were... More 

Thank Lydia G
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

This place is wonderful! We went here on a weekend getaway. Very busy , so be prepared to wait for a table . It is totally worth the wait! My husband And I got a medium pepperoni and mushroom pizza and the chicken carbonara pasta , having in mind that we would bring some back to the room for a... More 

Thank Patricia R
Dallas, TX
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434 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 386 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Boccali's was chosen as the site of my daughters wedding rehearsal dinner and it was a great experience. The large outdoor dinning area with many picnic tables under the trees, romantic lighting, great service, and large helpings of wonderful food made the evening very special. There was a hay bale maze and pumpkin patch for the little ones to play... More 

Thank texasrepublichistory
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This place was recommended by our Cousin as best Italian food in Ojai. This was comforting food and the eggplant parmesan was one of the best we had and the bruchetta was unique as served with a loaf of cheesy bread. We knew we would be taking part of our dinners home and ordered one strawberry shortcake to go as... More 

Thank Georgia D
San Diego, California
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Recommended to us by a 3rd generation local, we had to stop by for dinner. Amazing! Seat yourself and enjoy yummy homemade Italian food. The best dish we had was the spaghetti go and meatballs. Dishes were $15ish and are easily shared family style. I don't know if it is a regular dessert but the homemade strawberry shortcake was amazing!

Thank igirlsd
San Diego, California
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Everyone in Ojai recommended Boccali's for dinner. My two daughters and I were in Ojai for the first time and we wanted a place that the locals would eat. Boccali's is the place for you. Oh yes, the food is great and the Strawberry Shortcake is to die for.

Thank KathiSD
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60 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

During our stay in Ojai, my son and I came here twice (lunch and dinner). Each time we felt warmly welcomed, and the patio is just a wonderful place to be. The food here is good and traditional. Expect fresh ingredients and an ambience that takes you back to a southern California that has all but vanished elsewhere. Here, it... More 

Thank Chuck C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Had my son's wedding rehearsal dinner here and it was a big hit. Everyone was from out of town and loved and casual outdoor setting. The food was excellent with lots of variety and the strawberry shortcake stole the show. The staff was excellent and made our evening memorable. Highly recommend for large or small groups.

Thank Patricia T
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

We live in Ojai and I have been going to Boccali's for EVER ;) It is truly one of my all time favorite restaurants. Everything is just right. Food, fresh home grown veggies,wine, views, atmosphere, staff. LoveLoveLove The tomato salad is a must have!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-9348
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-646-6116

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?