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“Happy Hour and chess”
Review of Olivella

Olivella
Ranked #1 of 99 Restaurants in Ojai
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$50
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Country Club Drive
Description: 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.
Reviewed 11 September 2018

My husband and I enjoyed a game of chess while listening to live music during the weekly Thursday happy hour at Olivella. Half priced drinks and bar menu in the Walter Neff lounge area with complimentary olives and marcona almonds were elegant and tasty. The tuna tartare was huge, and rounded out a wonderful early cocktail.

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Reviewed 17 July 2018

Excellent food and service. The setting is delightful and the balcony area, to die for! The chef uses authentic Italian recipes and local produce. His ragu is superb.

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Thank AngelaM5914
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

If you are into a early evening well-made cocktail, authentic Italian cuisine with local farmer produce, and a wine selection for the enthusiast...this place is for you! Even if you are a local, or visiting Ojai for a day or staying at the Inn - you will want to reap the benefits of a lovely get away while enjoying good food and outstanding service. Get dressed up, share your noodles, it’s awfully romantic by the fireplace or outside overlooking the greens. Homemade pasta. Vegan options too.

Thank crogero
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

We go to the Ojai Music Festival every year. This is the first time we've tried Olivella. The food was very good, but not outstanding. The service was so-so. If you are not staying at the Ojai Valley Inn, where Olivella is situated, either use their valet parking, or pretend you are and see what you can find in the main lot. We said no to valet and were directed to a lot adjacent to the tennis courts and walked a half mile each, to and from the restaurant, on the instructions of the gate attendant.

Thank John_Schunhoff
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Reviewed 25 May 2018

Pros:
Vegetarian and vegan friendly menu
Gorgeous views with outdoor patio dining as an option
Upscale service without being stuffy
Made our anniversary special with an amazing dessert
Best meal of our trip...especially loved the gnocchi!

Cons:
None!

Thank JChaff12
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