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Distinctly Ojai

Treat yourself to dinner at one of these favorite Ojai restaurants, serving locally sourced foods in lovely indoor and outdoor settings.

Olivella is Ojai Valley Inn’s signature restaurant. The dramatic scenery complements the cuisine and award-winning wine program.

The Dutchess is a place to come in the morning for a cappuccino and a croissant, take home a loaf of bread, meet friends for sandwiches, salads and flatbreads at lunch, and come back for great drinks and Burmese-Californian flavors at night

Rory's Place is a collaboration between us—sisters Rory and Meave McAuliffe. We grew up playing in the kitchen of our mom’s bakery in Santa Monica in the 90’s, and have been cooking together ever since.

Dine alfresco under the oaks and enjoy robust Italian entrees and hand-tossed pizzas at Boccali’s Pizza and Pasta – a cozy café set among orange groves in the valley’s east end, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Made with locally grown berries, the strawberry shortcake is a favorite dessert.

At Osteria Monte Grappa the Italian dishes are both authentic and reasonably priced, with dining on a sunny patio or indoors.

Ristorante Italiano Nocciola strives to source local organic produce, humanely raised meat and wild fish. Enjoy homemade pasta while you take in the stunning view from the terrace.

The Oak, at the Ojai Valley Inn, offers a daily breakfast, lunch and dinner experience featuring locally sourced produce, many of which come from the resort’s herb garden. Al fresco dining under the vine-covered pergola offers dramatic views overlooking centuries-old Oak trees, a golf course and sweeping mountain vistas. Nightly specials.

An organic market & bohemian cafe, Farmer & The Cook has an idyllic patio and serves delectable vegetarian Mexican fare.

At Papa Lennon’s, you will enjoy original and traditional Italian cuisine in the family owned pizzeria. Open for lunch and dinner, they offer pizzas, paninis, salads, pastas & special dishes. 

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