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Ojai Restaurant Recommedations

Headed to Ojai for a girls weekend. Staying at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa. Need two restaurant recommendations for dinner. We are foodies who like it fresh and local. Breakfast is included at the hotel, so would love to eat out in the evenings. Will have car. Would love recommendations. Thanks in advance!

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  1. I would drive 40 miles to Santa Barbara or about 25 miles to Carpenteria for far better selections.

    1. I highly recommend Suzanne's. The food is delicious and it is very pleasant for lunch or dinner. Osteria Monte Grappa is also very good.

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      1. re: flowergirl

        flowergirl, I'm glad you mentioned Suzanne's. I was hesitant to suggest it as it's been sooo long since I've been there.

        1. re: Gail

          I was there about six months ago and it was still good. I know what you mean - you never know...

      2. Osteria Monte Grappa is really really good! We got a ravioli there that I still think is one of the best pasta dishes I've ever had

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        1. re: lrstone

          +1 on Monte Grappa- they are solid, if in a small town type of way. Bring your own wine from the Ojai Vineyard down the street.

          1. re: jdwdeville

            Monte Grappa looks great! Would love thoughts on Azu and the Farmer and the Cook or any other good ideas for Friday night. Thanks!!

            1. re: jcantlin

              Farmer and the Cook is extremely casual. Okay for lunch. It leans toward vege/vegan.

              1. re: bulavinaka

                agreed- I wasn't a fan, though my extremely healthy, kale-loving SO was enamored of the place.