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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023 (Country Club Drive)
+1 805-640-2100
17:30 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
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Los Angeles, California
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Olivella offers a warm, cozy setting accompanied by some of the best food around. I love unexpected flavor combinations (that work) and the culinary team at Olivella is genius. For example, crispy branzino with fennel two ways and grapefruit has all of the savory one could ever want, with an occasional tart and refreshing surprise. The staff is cordial and... More 

Thank Ponydoc1
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited Olivella in Dec 2016. Fantastic meal and services but felt the price was a bit over priced for what you get. I have been to many restaurants around the world and I can say this is no doubt great venue. Would I come back again? I would like to try other places.

Thank Jiro O
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This restaurant is elegant and the food is delicious. The server was knowledgable and attentive. This restaurant saved our stay at Ojai Valley

Thank latraveller412
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32 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The view from the patio outside was incredible, service was 5-star, and the food was excellent. Make a reservation and ask to sit by the railing outside. We would love to come back!

Thank Johnathan M
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The food was farm fresh and the taste was well balanced. The wine list is Wine Spectator caliber. The service over the top. The best Italian food that brought me back to the Amalfi Coast. A must dine experience if in Ojai.

Thank Paulwburkett
Malibu, California
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

I love the new Olivella! Delicious! Amazing service. Food is art. However, I do wonder how the Chef feels about how the lack of lighting on the patio forces one to eat in the dark. I could not actually see the beautiful presentations. The ambient lighting needs a serious upgrade as we were given flashlights to simply see our cutlery!... More 

Thank goodfoodloverz
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went to Ollivella while staying at the Inn. Wonderful meal. Oxtail cappelletti was memorable for me and my husband loved his bolognese. Not heavy as you might think just delicious. Paul the sommelier is very knowledgeable and choose a wonderful wine.

Thank bl8ndie
central NY
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

This was a delicious meal with a hiccup or two. Service is excellent, as it is in this entire resort. Had a ok scallop appetizer and a halibut entree which was delicious.

Thank ycrad
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We had an amazing sunset dinner view with amazing food and service!!!! Not one thing to complain about other then it was PERFECT! The staff goes out of their way to make sure you are 100% satisfied being there! LOVED their vino choices and food quality!

Thank dominikapukay
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The experience my husband and I had at Olivella for our 25th wedding anniversary was superb. We had a phenomenal server named Nicole, she gave honest advice in regards to food and wine parings. We chose a Pinot Noir from Scar of the Sea winery that tasted like liquid velvet...so good! Coincidentally the vintner happened to be on property and... More 

Thank keekster

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$50
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023
    (Country Club Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-640-2100
For more than ninety years, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has evolved with the times but throughout it all, The Inn has maintained a connection to its locality – especially through its food. Olivella represents the epitome of this sense of place. A restaurant in Ojai Valley with refined simplicity; showcasing the best each season has to offer, suitable for any occasion.

Olivella’s valley-to-table culinary program is supported by the local Ojai valleys, ranches, orchards, farms and ocean waters. We embrace the seasonal whims of the region, focusing on the bounty of year-round produce provided by the California Central Coast. Chef Andrea Rodella is proud to present a dining experience featuring the best ingredients of California with dishes and techniques inspired by his Italian heritage.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?