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About Olivella - Ojai Valley Inn & Spa

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. As a complement to our cuisine, the award-winning wine program showcases expertly curated discoveries and classic bottlings from notable producers highlighting the diverse California wine country and food-friendly gems from Italy.

905 Country Club Rd.
Ojai, CA 93023
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm; CLOSED Monday & Tuesday

Cross Street:
Country Club Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(805) 640-2100

Website:
http://www.ojairesort.com/

Parking Details:
Complimentary Valet Parking at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Reception area.

Executive Chef:
Andrea Rodella

Private Party Facilities:
Olivella would love to host your rehearsal dinner, wedding reception, family reunion, anniversary party, business dinner or other special event. Wine and dine in one of our private rooms (up to 40 guests) or private terrace (up to 60 guests) for an unforgettable evening.

Private Party Contact:
Paul Tilson: (805) 646-5511 ext. 6109

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Olivella - Ojai Valley Inn & Spa Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.8

value

4.2

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Quiet

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (12)
Good for Anniversaries (10)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
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Local Ingredients (10)
Scenic View (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Romantic (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Notable Wine List (6)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Seasonal (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Business Meals (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Authentic (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Casual (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fun (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was a little slow. Tasting menu was very good, but way too much food. 3 course option would be nice.

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Without question one of the most incredible dining experiences I've ever experienced. My girlfriend and I had cocktails just outside the restaurant where we watched Ojai's famous "pink moment". The cocktail server was very helpful with suggesting the drinks and was very attentive and personable. She informed us that the type of sunset we were experiencing can only be encountered in two places worldwide. One in Ojai, the other in Nepal. We had showed up a little early but the GM was able to accommodate us right away. John our server knew the menu very well and made sure we were well taken care of throughout the entire experience. Melissa, the wine director, was incredible as well. Her recommendations were flawless and service was world class. We both had the tasting menu and both agreed it was such a great value. Highly recommend Olivella to anyone looking for an extraordinary dining experience!

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Food, ambiance and service was amazing! This is an experience!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The gnocchi was very delicious..
And so we're the red prawns..
Ambiance was lovely..
service was great..
Very expensive though so for us this was a special occasion!

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Organic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Antonio)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Exceptional food and service. We went to Ojai on recommendation -my daughter had been several years ago. Although the grounds and activities were nice, the restaurant was the memorable aspect of our visit. Each of the three courses were prepared and presented in a non rushed fashion. Our server was helpful in describing the ingredients and melding the flavors. The process lasted approximately one and a half hours- what a treat! No hesitation in recommending this five star restaurant.

Tags: Cozy, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great ambience, excellent service, lovely food but EXPENSIVE!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on September 17, 2017

the service in the restaurant is excellent. do not, though, have drinks outside on the patio. the staff is not efficient. Champagne is brought out at "celllar" temperature ... which is good for a red wine, but NOT for Champagne. it took 20 minutes to chill the wine.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service was terrible. We asked at least 4 different things that never came and were charged for 2 of them. My steak was also undercooked and very fatty.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We haven't been so well taken care of in years. It was wonderful to feel so welcomed and well treated. Thank you, all of you.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Gorgeous view and excellent staff! We've eaten at Olivella before and felt the food was a little less stellar on this occasion, but still good.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2017

We stayed on the property and picked Olivella for our last dinner of our stay. It was the perfect end to our trip. Service was great and the food and wine were delicious. Even though the restaurant was full it was still a romantic enveironment. Would love to come back!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My husband and I went on a date to Olivella because I wanted to do an early birthday celebration. We had the most amazing evening and the most delicious food. The service was absolutely impeccable, we highly recommend Chris Yu as a server. He is very knowledgeable, excellent with people and just an overall pleasure to deal with.
We started with a lovely glass of champagne, compliments of the house to help us celebrate my husband's birthday. Then my husband ordered the Pixie beer, which he loved. I had the Neff Nectar with cantaloupe Hangar vodka. It was perfect! What a great start to our date 💜
Everything on the menu looked delicious and we were having a tough time making a decision. We ended up getting the 3 courses with dessert, which has been priced quite reasonably considering what you get. I started off with the California Burratta, then the Fava Bean Ravioli, next was the Vegan Involtini, finishing with the Ricotta Panna Cotta. All of which were absolutely delicious. My husband ordered the Crudo of Pacific Yellowtail, then the Wild Mushroom Black Truffle Risotto, followed by the Snake River Farms Filet Mignon, ending with the Chocolate Dome "Sopressa". We were in heaven! Each and every bite of all of the dishes were delightful.
We had the most amazing sunset to gaze at over the beautiful greens of the golf course. The decor was as well. Very reminiscent of the pink moment itself.
Again, we cannot thank Chris enough for helping to make our dining experience such a special occasion. We will be back again and again 😊

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Organic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Bar Seating, Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Excellent food and exceptional service. Worth every penny.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Everything about our experience at Olivella was exceptional! Would highly recommend!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 17, 2017

The menu is creative and interesting. It is a little pricey, but the service and food were impeccable.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Orange County)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Terrific service at a view table of the mountains. Tasty Alaskan Halibut and Lobster dishes. Extensive wine list and a wine director can help you make a choice to match your mean. Intimate Wedding Anniversary celebration with quiet conversation.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 13, 2017

I would have thought the menu to be fantastic given the resort. There was not a single good part about any course of the meal. Under seasoned, dry, lacking in creativeness. I eventually asked for some olive oil and Parmesan in order to make my pasta edible. Send the chef back to school. Very decent staff and adequate wine list.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 12, 2017

If you are in Ojai or staying at the resort, this place is a must! Beautiful views, amazing food, lovely servers who couldn't do more for you!

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Wonderful dining experience with outstanding service. Wine list is impressive with some rare gems.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Miami)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This restaurant is absolutely beautiful inside and out. The tables on the balcony overlook an amazing view. The service is perfection and all of the dishes we had were so tasty. Make sure you leave room for dessert!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Service poorly executed! Amuse bouche & appetizer cameout before $300 dollar bottle of wine opened & tasted! 3 stars lost! Appetizer of buccatini with lobster great
Branzino catastrophic grey & fish purvyeyor & selector terrible
Shortribs cold

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food and beautiful restaurant. We stayed at the resort for our anniversary and liked that we didn't have to leave for a nice dinner.

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Lovely restaurant with a great menu, lots of options and generous servings. Knowledgeable wait staff too. I would come back to the resort simply for the restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 12, 2017

The chef is amazing!!!! Wonderful dishes with many flavors. It's a must!!'

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Great Italian food in Ojai.
Meet Andrea the Chef.
Nice guy and great Chef.
We will be back.
Fabrizio.

Tags: Scenic View, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 25, 2017

It was very nice but expensive. Quit early on a Sunday night.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

The dining environment, wait staff and service policies were excellent. The meals were very good, though a little pricey by comparison to similar restaurants.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Lovely setting overlooking the valley. Nice selections abd very pleasant staff.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 7, 2017

Beautiful restaurant in the heart of Ojai valley inn resort.
The view from the patio to the golf course was beautiful.
The atmosphere is romantic and the food inventive and sophisticated. Great service!
We will definitely come back.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 26, 2017

Location, location, location!!! What a view and what a setting. We stayed at the Inn two nights and saved the second night for Olivella. It was a bit cool for sitting out on the deck, but a windowside table was the next best thing. I ihink everyone who works there and anywhere on the lovely property is hired for being friendly. Our servers were no exception. The chef is very good. We haven't eaten there before, so I can't really judge, other than to say our food was very good and beautifully plated. House made pasta was a treat. We'll definitely be back, and look forward to sitting on the deck, enjoying other delicious sounding menu items, while being pampered by a friendly and attentive staff.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Fun, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 25, 2017

We were celebrating the 1 year anniversary of a life saving surgery performed on my wife. Our waitress, Nicole helped to make the dinner a complete and joyous success. Plus you can't beat the atmosphere of the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa!

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Our meal was superb and complimented by warm service. The portions are completely sufficient on the tasting menu. We were getting full at the end of our third course and couldn't quite finish dessert. The wine pairings were excellent - a nice balance and all were special.
The ambiance was quiet and cozy with a great selection of acoustic vocals playing in the background. The restaurant wasn't busy but the spacing of the tables and the layout of rooms would keep this location fairly private even on a busy night. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu
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 (Seattle)·Dined on May 5, 2017

This was our first experience at this restaurant since it was known as Mar Via and more French/California cuisine (now Italian/California Cuisine). The food was much better than we anticipated. It is the best restaurant meal I can recall having in Ojai (40 years dining in Ojai). The ingredients were high quality and properly prepared with a subtle hand that let the ingredients shine. We enjoyed cocktails before dinner on the front patio which was another treat. Our waitress was great - knew the dishes, wines and recommended pairings . The wine, cocktails and food are on the expensive side ( main course +/- $40) and portions modest to moderately sized. But two appetizer two pasta dishes and split a dessert was plenty for the two of us. Considering the 5 star rating, special occasion the great foodie experience the mention of expense is just trying to be informative and not a complaint. We will definitely go back for another special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Very small portions. Dinner salad was ok but nothing impressive. Filet was delicious but small. Sides are extra.
Had to wait 45 minutes for main course after eating simple small salad and restaurant was not full. Staff are VERY attentive and all make eye contact and say hi. Over priced when considering you must pay for each side. Nice extensive wine list with usual markup.
Beautiful setting.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Thank you Joel for an excellent dining experience. The tasting menu with wine pairings was definitely the right choice!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on April 23, 2017

We had diner here for six. Extremely poor service. Meal did not arrive for 1.5 hours. Waitress disappeared. Tiny portion of pretty good food. Nothing special. Over priced.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Service was impeccable. A dining experience. Good for a Special night out

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 15, 2017

We had dinner here for my birthday, just my husband and I. We had a gorgeous view from our table on the patio where we enjoyed the sunset. We ordered the tasting menu with wine pairings and everything was divine. Service was incredible, our waiter gave us details on everything we ate and drank and the pacing was perfect.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 19, 2017

First visit to this restaurant. Very good. Exceptional service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The food was amazing, their multi-course prix fixe options are the way to go. I suggest getting the wine pairing for the full experience. Our waiter was amazing, and the food presentation was top notch. I also really enjoyed the interior decor and ambience, a five star dinner experience for sure.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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