The food at Boccali’s is fine, in a classic Italian red sauce kind of way, but you’re here to sit at a table on the back lawn, drink the wine you bought earlier that day, and then buy string lights on Amazon to replicate the whole setup once you get home. There are, however, two exceptional dishes: the excellent, only-served-in-the-summer tomato salad, and the enormous strawberry shortcake for dessert (swap the ice cream in for whipped cream).
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A little bakery on the main drag of Ojai, Knead has great pastries, bread, and breakfast sandwiches.
Beacon has the best coffee in Ojai, plus an interesting menu that's better than most coffee shop food.
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Craft is a Tom Colicchio restaurant in Century City. Which sounds boring, but really isn’t.
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Tipple & Ramble
Ojai’s Tipple and Ramble is a wine bar with a relaxed patio, ideal for pre-dinner drinks and a charcuterie board.
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