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“Perfect afternoon or early evening!”
Review of Boccali's

Boccali's
Ranked #5 of 97 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Boccali's is a true gem! If you want "fru-fru and la-di-da" - move along. Boccali's is an endangered specie: an authentic California road house restaurant serving pizza and simple Italian food. The wine is local - think Ojai Vineyards and the beer cold. Don't miss the heirloom tomato salad and save room for dessert as the Strawberry Shortcake is a must! You can sit inside or but the outside tables are delightful and shaded by umbrellas or Oak trees. The waitstaff are enthusiastic and helpful. This is a great place to relax, talk with friends and smell the orange blossoms.

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Reviewed June 16, 2013

Boccali's is a family owned restaurant that offers pizza and pasta. The restaurant is located in between some of the local orchards and some of the items they offer are fresh from the farm. Everything we ordered was mouth-wateringly delicious.The portions are big and we ended up taking what was left over home. Boccali's is one of the places you must visit while in Ojai. Make sure to bring cash because Boccali's is one of the last restaurants in California that does not take a Credit/Debit card.

Thank Heather J
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Reviewed June 16, 2013 via mobile

Recommended by a friend, we went to Boccali's on a Saturday afternoon for lunch and stumbled upon the most eclectic group if people. Car club enthusiasts, families with young children, Harley riders, and someone who looked like he was campaigning for office.

Very casual atmosphere, with tables under garden umbrellas. Ordered some Pasta Carbonara and a Pizza. Pasta was fine, but the pizza rocked. But even better was the signature Strawberry Shortcake.

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Thank AmateurBarbarian
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

Poor, uncaring, inattentive service, lackluster dining room and standard fare, makes this place, one i'll never go back to. I usually leave at least a 20% tip anywhere we dine. Left a 10% tip this time, which was still too much. Looks cute from the road, but overpriced and overrated!

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Thank BetterDavid
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Great authentic Italian food and the very best strawberry shortcake you have EVER tasted. If you visit in the right season, order the best apple cobbler that you have ever tasted! Highly recommend the lasagna! The service is excellent. The staff has been there for decades!

Thank debsgifts
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