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Osteria Monte Grappa

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242 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2737
+1 805-640-6767
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Today
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
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Sun 10:00 - 16:00
Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 16:00
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Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little italian reataurant. The mussels with clams were very good. Pasta dishes we're excellent. Olive oil they served was great. Howvever the bread was lacking for an italian restaurant.

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Thank badgerlaw2000
Ojai, California
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45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a trattoria in Tuscany....this is not for you. But if you need an Italian meal out, this is the bets we have to offer for a middle of the road trip restaurant. The premier place would be at OVIS's Olivella...fantastic. Their menu could do with some updating, and the chefs could put a little more... More 

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Thank Mocurlylulu
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The salads, seafood, and pastas were all excellent. Note that the crostini appetizer is four huge pieces - a good one to share. There is something for everyone on the Osteria's menu. The wine list is limited, but the Italian reds that are on offer are solid choices. The service is not professional, but it is friendly and willing. The... More 

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Thank Peripatetic_P
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Gracious fine dining in an open-kitchen atmosphere defines Osteria Monte Grappa. Every dish from appetizer to dessert is a work of art. The chicken soup with kale is exquisite. The pastas and pizzas each have a different character and squash pasta is also available. The wine list is second to none. Reservations on the weekends are a must. Centrally located... More 

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Thank Scott J S
San Diego, California
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed the food and service at this restaurant. Would have given them five stars but even with a reservation, they put our party of four at a very small table. We asked about a larger table and were told those were saved for parties of 5 or more. We were bumping knees the entire meal. Good food and good... More 

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Thank J H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Monte Grappa is always packed and for good reason. It's service is friendly and efficient, the choices varied and reasonable, the wine choices small but solid. The locals pack in during the week with the tourists and a few locals on weekends. I love the small bar there too--always friendly and attentive service.

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Thank Cindy B
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic! Highly recommend the fish over polenta on the appetizer menu. Staff were very nice, service was quick and friendly and food was very flavorful and perfectly prepared.

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Thank Sheila71469
Santa Barbara, California
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29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This was a great surprise: to find such a good restaurant in Ojai. It'll be worth going back for. I live in Santa Barbara and it's nice to have a reason for a bike ride. I had a salad with the "catch of the day" which -- as the waitress warned me -- was already flaked and mixed together with... More 

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Thank Mary W
Ojai, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Great location in the colonnade with some outdoor seating. Delicious soups, pastas and flatbread pizzas. Family friendly too!

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Vista, California
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142 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

While visiting Ojai, stopped in here for dinner. Restaurant is on main road in town and plenty of parking along street or behind in the parking lot. Walking into the restaurant has a good feel to it. Did not have reservation, but were seated quickly - wait staff friendly. We got started with some wine and looked over the menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
Monday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 242 E Ojai Ave, Ojai, CA 93023-2737
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-640-6767

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