Olivella - Ojai Valley Inn
I have been enjoying various restaurants at the Oaji Valley Inn for25 years. I think Olivella has been the best upgrade made to the dining experience at the Inn. Of course it's expensive. And of course I save it for "special occasions". But the chef is developing such an interesting pallet, I find that there are more and more "special occasions" each year. I definitely will be back this June during the Music Festival
Wonderful food and ambience - a little pricey, but worth it....
The food was amazing.
Pros: exceptional food and service; cons: overpriced and bizarre tabling. We arrive at 6 pm and were shown some tables on the outside balcony...one table for two was exceptional; we asked for that table but were told it was reserved. Instead we got a lousy table right under a loud speaker with music. When we finished and left at 7:40pm the original exceptional table we asked for was still empty... very poor form.
My boyfriend and I had a great time here! We ate out on the balcony so we could see the sunset while we ate our 4 course meal. I highly recommended coming here!
We sat outside and the atmosphere was wonderful. The service was timely but not rushed. The food was delicious.
The service and food were outstanding
Dakota provides us with excellent service! He was very knowledgeable
Food excellent, service wonderful, view from patio beautiful. It was perfect dining experience.
Phenomenal! The atmosphere, staff, and food were top notch! We recommend the 4 course option.
Our server, Chris, was outstanding. He talked us through the four courses and provided exceptional wine pairings. One dish came out not to our liking and he quickly exchanged it. It was a truly memorable birthday for my husband and I highly recommend sitting outdoors for the pink moment. Thank you Ojai Valley Inn! You never disappoint!
The amount of food was so small and so overpriced; it was outrageous for what was servedThe waiter was very nice, but we will NEVER go back and have actually told some friends who are going to Ojai Valley Resort to stay away from that restaurant.
Took myself on a vacation and it was fab! Hostess even gave me the best seat!!
Families, couples and groups of couples surrounded me but the wait staff never made me feel different. Great solo vacay!!
Wonderful waitress! Wonderful food! Beautiful night!
Great option for a nice dinner with friends on the property. Food was perfect size/serving size b/c you will eat a lot.
It was delicious!! Everything!!
My favorite restaurant, an exceptional experience. Between the inventive and satisfying food, impeccable service, and beautiful setting, cannot go wrong at Olivella.
Delicious food on the patio. We had the tuna crudo, truffle risotto, scallops, filet mignon and The Miracle Cake (gluten free). The ambiance can't be beat!
Great great food! Very knowledge staff and beautiful view.
Unsurpassed service from beginning to end!
We really enjoyed our time at Olivella. The sweeping views were so nice. Food and service were both very good. We both thought the portions were just right. We will be back.
We dined here for our 20th wedding anniversary. The food is amazing and the service is outstanding as well. Feels like a special atmosphere while still being relatively casual. Loved it.
Amazing service. Great ambiance. Will recommend to friends and look forward to returning.
We sat outside . Beautiful views. Service was excellent as well as the food ! Awesome wine list!
Amazing tasting menu with wine paring. Beautiful view off the back terrace.
The outside seating area is stunning and during sunset. The service and food were great.
We had a special dinner celebrating big birthdays for two of our adult children. Our server was gracious and accommodating. One of our grandsons gave a five star review of his dish, the New York strip, but his really raved about the broccoli. Said it was best he had ever had, and he eats a lot of broccoli! The chicken, however, was dry according to one of our party. Otherwise we enjoyed the environment and the food overall.
Can't wait to go back! Our meal was delicious. We loved everything we ate (and are still talking about the spaghettoni).
Excellent service and delicious food
I brought my family there to celebrate my birthday. Our server Craig was great. The first course came out and one of them was wrong. So we sent it back and it took 25 minutes to get it again. It ruined the experience because we couldn’t eat at the same time. The second course came out and my steak was medium well and not rare as I asked. So I waited until everyone was done eating which ruined the experience for me. When they brought out the dishes they also didn’t know where they were putting them. Auctioning out dishes is not four star status. We sat at 645pm and left around 1030pm. The dinner took way too long for three courses. I was very disappointed.
We had a beautiful view, incredible food, great service! We are locals and will come back!
I hadn't visited the Inn for quite some time and it still as beautiful as ever, and all the improvements are amazing. We had a beautiful table at Olivella, overlooking the golf course and surrounding mountains. Service and food were both outstanding. Will definitely return, hopefully soon.
Great food, though pricey
Absolutely fantastic evening. The food was creative, innovative, and delicious. The service was amazing. Helpful, attentive and very nice servers. The wine was excellent. Very helpful sommelier. We were a party of six and everyone had a terrific evening and a fabulous meal. There was even a 7.1 earthquake and everyone stayed calm. We will absolutely return.
Fabulously romantic sunsets. Great service and attention to details in everything they serve. Meal was delicious in all the right places - light starter to decadent rich deserts! Highly recommend for any occasion!
Allow me to be succinct. Ordered the NY Strip for $66. When it arrived, I asked the waiter, "Where's the rest of my steak?" He laughed. I didn't.
What an amazing experience from the Ambiance to the food to the service everything was great
For a split second we thought we were dining in Tuscany. The views from the terrace were stunning and the food was to die for. Our server made excellent suggestions — we especially loved the tuna with compressed honeydew melon. I will be dreaming about that for a long time.
We sat outside on the patio. It was a beautiful setting, the food was wonderful, service was excellent. Could not have asked for a better evening.