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“Quiet and enchanting” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Il Giardino Ristorante - CLOSED

Il Giardino Ristorante
Price range: US$1 - US$20
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Valley Village, Ca
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Quiet and enchanting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

This is a very cute and quiet little family owned restaurant in the heart of Ojai. Great tasting food! You will not be disappointed. Great for first time meetings or dates.



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36 reviews from our community

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English first
Los Angeles, California, United States
Level Contributor
131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Good food, Great value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2013 via mobile

Cute local place. Food better than other Italian nearby. Value superb. Excellent service. Get coupon in Ojai coupon booklet for 20% off food or a free dessert. Makes it a spectacular deal.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Val D
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Ojai, California
Level Contributor
78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Recommend for Lunch or Dinner”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2013

Il Giardino has a varied Italian menu and most of what I have had there has been consistently delicious (with the exception of the pizza). Service always is excellent, whether for couples or for large groups of 20 or more. Outdoor seating is lovely year-round with the patio heaters for the cooler weather.

Visited June 2013
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Thank ojainel
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Ventura
Level Contributor
24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“relaxing outdoor dining place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

On the weekends you can enjoy your meal on the outdoor patio while listening to a variety of music. They provide heaters in case the weather gets cool but rarely do you need that in Ojai after April. The bread is amazing and the food is a good value. Not too fancy but clean and enjoyable

Visited March 2013
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Thank Cynthia S
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Lakewood, Ca.
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great small place meal, stop here every time we are in Ojai.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2013

The outside does not overwhelm, but the food is outstanding! The staff was great, and super friendly, with good suggestions off the menu with many selections. The seafood surprise was loaded with assorted seafood, lots of shrimp, scallops, mussels and chunks of fish over pasta in a sauce. Had lasagna last time that was a large portion, loaded with meat, super sauce. We had a glass of wine, great! Have had a bellydancer going one time we were here, this time just the great food and people. Was busy, and we did not have a reservation, but got seated immediately. Eat here everytime we are in Ojai, and are never disappointed..

  • Visited March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RexLakewood_Ca_
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