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905 Country Club Rd, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, CA 93023-3734
+1 805-640-2100
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  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“gnocchi” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
905 Country Club Rd, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, CA 93023-3734
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The inside of Olivella is stunning, it really does remind you of Italy. The staff & servers made our experience so lovely with a bottle of champagne to celebrate our anniversary. The food was very good & portions were small which was nice to share....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank karalyn84
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is good. Only thing the should change is some the portions are way toooo small for the price. Otherwise it's a great place to have dinner. Great staff and great drinks.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank janamlevy
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

Had my birthday dinner at Olivella while staying at Ojai Valley Inn. I enjoyed the four course experience. Every bite was heaven. My first course was the Pacific blue prawns, second Lobster Risotto and then the Filet mignon. Finished with a fabulous chocolate sphere. (Oh...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jomofl
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Got seated early, busy, yet tables empty around us. Excellent drinks, several people came to make sure we were taken care of. Then came Nicole and she went out of her way for us. Enjoyed the dinner, wine list plenty to choose.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Isaac S
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...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Alexandra H
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.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank AngelaM5914
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 -...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank crogero
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...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank John_Schunhoff
Reviewed 26 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!

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank JChaff12
Reviewed 11 May 2018

Truly the best food in the valley. The apps are amazing , sitting outside with spot prawns and a delicious lobster risotto sipping a local Pinot , does not get any better.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 459jamesp459
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Response from Cherie P | Reviewed this property |
We don't drink/do happy hours....sorry
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Private Dining, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Valet Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 905 Country Club Rd, Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, Ojai, CA 93023-3734
    (Country Club Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ojai
  • Phone Number: +1 805-640-2100
  • E-mail
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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