Local Restaurants in Ojai, CATweet
Not that you'd need a getaway when you live in Santa Barbara or Ventura, but if you do happen to get tired of the ocean and the beach, you can head east to beautiful Ojai. Ojai is home to tons of great, independent restaurants that feature locally-grown, organic produce, local wines, and locally-caught, sustainable seafood. Ojai is one of the most-relaxing places in all of California, and the local, independent restaurants only add to the blissful retreat that is Ojai.
Independent, Local Restaurants in Ojai, CA
457 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai, California 93023
Lunch: Tue-Sat 12p-4p; Dinner: Daily at 5:30p
Spanish and Mediterannean Cuisine; Tapas
Boccali's Pizza & Pasta
3277 Ojai-santa Paula Rd. Ojai, CA 93023
Mon-Tue: 4p-9p; Wed-Sun: 12p-9p
Pizza, Pasta, Subs
254 East Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023
Tue-Sat: Lunch & Dinner; Sunday Brunch
New American Cuisine
The Garden Terrace Restaurant
1002 East Ojai Ave. Ojai, California 93023
Open Daily for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Traditional, high-end gourmet
Osteria Monte Grappa
205 N. Signal St. Ojai, CA 93023
Open Daily for Lunch & Dinner: 11:30a-9:30p
Traditional Northern Italian Cuisine
The Ranch House
South Lomita PO Box 458 Ojai, CA 93023
Traditional and Vegetarian Gourmet
Sea Fresh Seafood
533 E. Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023
Sun-Thu: 11a-9p; Fri-Sat: 11a-10p
Fresh Seafood; Sushi & Oyster Bar
502 W. Ojai Ave. Ojai, CA 93023
Open Daily for Lunch and Dinner, 11:30a-Close
Gourmet; "Suzanne's Cuisine"
Ojai's Independent Restaurants are the Icing on the Cake of a Great Getaway.
Ojai is tucked away in the northern end of Ventura County, bordering against the Los Padres National Forest. One of the most peaceful places you'll find (especially given its proximity to the greater Los Angeles area), Ojai boasts a wonderful climate, lots of natural surroundings, and a community that pulls together to keep much of their food locally grown, organic and, well, delicious.
Ojai's population is under 8,000 residents, but they probably take on just as many visitors each year, if not more so. Day spas and other relaxing spots are common destinations in Ojai, and their local restaurants are just what the doctor ordered when it comes to great food on a great getaway.
There are a lot of high-end dining options that serve classic French cuisine, local California and wine-country cuisine and, of course, local, organic produce from right there in the Ojai Valley.
Don't get us wrong, though - if you're not the fine-dining type, there are still plenty of options for you, too. Great diners, awesome barbecue, and some more-general fare at a few, local Italian restaurants that will still blow you away.
Ojai is the epitome of showing how great food starts with great ingredients. With the local produce, seafood, meats and wines, you really can't have a bad meal in any of Ojai's independent, local restaurants.
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