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3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd, Ojai, CA 93023-9348
+1 805-646-6116
16:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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Rosemead, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I ordered the yummy lasagna. The service was great and Starlight was very hospitable. Almost missed the Strawberry Shortcake until Starlight explained it is what they are known for... YUM! They also gave me great advice on where to visit during my stay.

Thank keykid2017
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boccali's is always hopping and usually packed--unusual since it's in the rural east end of Ojai and the food is old fashioned Italian. Pasta is rarely al dente, pizza crust is thick--but the wines are good and the events (wine tastings, parties, etc.) keep the crowds coming. Wonderful staff, friendly and down to earth. Strawberry shortcake is popular to share.... More 

Thank Cindy B
Tustin, California
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67 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Want some good home cooked Italian? This is the place. I wanted to eat here everyday I was in Ojai. The store front is really cool too. Reminds me a of an old restaurant you see off of Route 66 back in the day.

Thank Maikolo
Reno, Nevada
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice outdoor wine tasting area with friendly server and surprisingly good wines. Liked everything we tasted. Will visit again when in the area.

Thank David D
Pasadena, California
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115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an interesting place outside of Ojai. It has a very rustic farm house feel. Also a very large patio, the patio would be very sunny in the afternoon. We went early, Saturday around 4 after a hike. When we left a little after 5 most every table was taken, even on the large patio so that speaks to... More 

Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We recently visited Ojai for a mini getaway and stumbled upon this gem! I am a sucker for Italian and this place did not disappoint. I had the eggplant parmesan and it was absolutely delicious. It was tender and popping hot. It is served in a casserole dish with bread, but I upgraded to the garlic bread (for a small... More 

Thank Ruby T
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208 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

This was one of the coolest spots we stopped for dinner at dusk. Eating outside on patio while watching sunset and moonrise. Made it pure magic. Food was just incredible and the prices out of this world. Great vibe and fun staff.

Thank spiderwoman808
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

I've brought a few groups here and everyone leaves happy! The strawberry shortcake is a highlight and doesn't travel that well, so maybe start with that and take your gorgeous tomato salad and pasta dishes for later?

Thank Travelin_Tia_in_CA
Los Angeles, California
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

If your leaving Ojai California you can go two ways. One way goes toward the ocean or you can go "The back way" which heads toward Santa Paula. It's a beautiful curvy road and about a mile from Ojai is a place on the side that looks like a burger joint but it's actually an Italian restaurant and it's a... More 

Thank Banerman
Moore, Oklahoma
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59 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We were visiting the area and on our way to Ojai for the afternoon when we came upon this gem. We weren't really that hungry, but decided to stop anyway. It was a little chilly so we chose to take a table inside. The fresh squeezed lemonade was spectacular. We had a small special pizza to share and it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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  • Value
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Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?