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The Italian Job Cafe

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2810 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035-3954
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Havelock, North Carolina, United States
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was a very nice dinner. They served warm bread with oil and balsamic vinegar as an appetizer and it was delicious! We shared pizzas that were quite tasty and they had a large beer selection. There was also a nice selection of desserts that were tasty as well!

Thank Pam J
Keller, Texas
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318 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us arrived for an early dinner on Monday evening. Parking was free in the lot in front of the restaurant. We were greeted and seated promptly. We ordered beverages and server brought them along with hot bread. Bread was excellent with herb infused olive oil and separate little pitcher of balsamic vinegar to mix with. We ordered 2... More 

Thank Bob S
Oxnard, California
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137 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Sometimes you go to a strip mall area and you take your best shot. The Italian Job was a nice surprise. We had veal, lasagna, fish and pasta. They were all very good. I can't say spectacular because I've had better but this was very good. Also it was reasonably priced for its location. Which, by the way, over looks... More 

Thank Alan S
Oxnard, California
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The owners are trying hard to make this a great place to eat but haven't quite made it to that point yet. The lasagna is not great but several of the other entrees are very good including the pork chop and rack of lamb. Free corkage fee on Wednesdays helps keep business flowing.

Thank Ron J
Camarillo, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been coming to the "Italian Job Cafe" for A number of years. Our appreciation for this fine restaurant keeps growing. We have visited Italy a number of times and find the IJC to be the closest to what we enjoyed while vacationing abroad. Diners looking for the Milyer Italian and Italian American dishes will not... More 

Thank Jhmayer
Oxnard, CA
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168 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We had a party of 7 for a Saturday lunch. Everyone ordered different items. Panni sandwiches, gnocchi, tortellini and ravioli dishes. If my wife was giving this rating she would make it a 5. I gave it a 3 (average) partially because the ownership had changed and with it some of the menu items. The service staff tried to keep... More 

Thank Epags
Palmdale, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

My sister, niece, and I are staying at the Embassy Suites and decided to walk over to the Harbor to find a place to eat. We agreed on Italian and walked into the Italian Job Cafe. What a treat! It was so charming inside and we were immediately served fresh bread with an olive oil based dipping sauce. My sister... More 

Thank CathyQuin
Rome, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We just happened upon this little restaurant with pleasant results. Kalie our server was delightful. Charmingly efficient and very attentive, but not overbearing. The food was excellent and served hot with enough wait to know it was prepared fresh not ahead of time. The manager stopped by just to check on our evening and he was able to help us... More 

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Kinderhook, New York
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138 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

On the suggestion from our hotel staff, we tried this nearby restaurant and we weren't disappointed. The smaller neighborhood like feel with big city like trained server staff combined with the food served made this a big hit. The young owner was also our server which showed us why his restaurant is being recommended. We found excellent wine & speciality... More 

Thank Jay V
Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016

We didn't expect much with a name like this;howerver, we were pleasantly surprised. The lentil soup was very good. Since we had Italian recently, we had the lemon chicken and pork chop. Both were very good and the portion was very large. If you are looking for a very good meal at a very reasonable price,you can't go wrong here.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2810 Harbor Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93035-3954
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Oxnard
  • Phone Number: 8058324945

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?