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Olivella

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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, 905 Country Club Rd., Ojai, CA 93023 (Country Club Drive)
+1 805-640-2100
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17:30 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent food, service and ambiance. We did the four course with wine pairings: Generous pours so well worth the charge.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The chef has created a unique menu and the specials are to die for. The staff is attentive and informative, professional and attractive. Elegance in a European mode with a lovely large deck for al fresco dining. Reservations a must on weekends. Bring the Amex and feast!

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Thank Scott J S
San Luis Obispo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

From the minute you walk in Olivella is special. The friendly staff make you feel comfortable. Its clear from the start they are determined to make your dinning experience special. The dinner options all looked so good it was hard to choose. I chose the Alaskan Halibut and my wife had the Filet Mignon. Exceeded our expectations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fantastic meal here with an excellent wine pairing. The pasta and short ribs were unique and substantive, but not too heavy. A number of people in our party had the price fix menu which provided a decent value as well as many tasty options. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Thank Keith R
San Jose, California
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I accompanied my husband on his business trip to Ojai and we stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa. With several restaurants on the premises, the staff highly recommended Olivella for good food. They definitely did not disappoint. Olivella is one of the restaurants we've dined at. The scallops were cooked to perfection. The lobster and crab pasta had... More 

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Thank catrinat777
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

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 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 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.

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Thank Jiro O
Los Angeles, California
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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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 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!

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Thank Johnathan M
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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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 50
Cuisine
Italian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
Saturday
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
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.

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