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“Just average”

Ottavio's Italian Restaurant
Ranked #8 of 203 Restaurants in Camarillo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed August 1, 2014

We have been here a few times with our relatives, who live in Camarillo. They have frequented Ottavio's for decades and have seen the family 'grow up'. So for them the food comes second and the memories first, which is cool.
The food is average, really nothing special and to be honest: overpriced.
The bread is really good though. The salads are absolutely below standard: think salad from a supermarket bag..... but the blue cheese dressing kind of makes up for it.

If you want to see a piece of local history and support locally owned, this is your place. If you want really excellent Italian food, then there are better places!

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Thank Conihor
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

I have been to Ottavio's about 8-10 times.The bread and salad are great! I have had a mixed experience with the rest of the menu. Lasagna is great. I have had good spaghetti(meat sauce or balls) one time and not so good the next. Pizza is not so good.
Today i got the meatball sandwich.This was a mistake! The meat balls delicious as usual.However, i was given 2 meatballs(they are small), very little sauce and a huge roll. The sandwich cost 10 dollars.The meatballs were lost in all the bread.
Service is spotty. The elderly lady who works alot is the best.Avoid a couple younger women.
After today's experience i WILL NEVER eat at Ottavio's again.
I also have spoken with the owner.He does not care about customer service!

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Thank familyincal
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

When I think about Italian restaurant Olive Garden come to my mind with in flash. So my rating is based on that. Ambience is below than Olive garden. Not enough lights during evening. The price I paid I could have got better value in Olive Garden. Test is not bad but again Olive Garden takes the advantage. Portions are ..k. The most disappointment was the service. They do not even smile and show the way out while checking out.

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Thank Bhabani P
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Our family has been to this restaurant several times in the last two years since my son enrolled at Channel Islands University. My favorite dish is pasta Emiliano which has asparagus hearts, sausage, tomatoes,etc. Their fresh baked bread is to die for, especially the Parmesan garlic rolls. Service is always very good.

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1  Thank 1rmcbrl
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Reviewed April 15, 2014

Great food, fair prices (especially early bird Sun to Thursday ). The owners and staff want you to enjoy yourself . The soups are great, the sauce is slightly sweet and delightful . A great place to eat!

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Thank Jack L
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