The following is a list of some popular dining establishments close to the Thomas Aquinas College, based on recommendations from members of the College’s faculty and staff:

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Santa Paula (5 miles Southeast of the College)

Ojai (12 miles west of the College)

  • Azu — fresh local menu inspired by Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine
    457 E. Ojai Avenue
    805-640-7987
  • Boccali’s Pizza & Pasta — Italian
    3277 Ojai-Santa Paula Rd.
    805-646-6116
  • The Deer Lodge — “farm to table dining,” lodge experience
    2261 Maricopa Hwy.
    805-646-4256
  • Ojai Cafe Emporium — breakfast and lunch only, bakery and coffee bar
    108 S. Montgomery St.
    805-646-2723
  • Papa Lennon’s — casual Italian and pizza
    515 West El Roblar
    805-640-7388
  • Rainbow Bridge Ojai — All-natural deli and food store
    211 E. Matilija
    805-646-6623
  • The Ranch House — gourmet cuisine, garden setting
    South Lomita Ave.
    805-646-2360
  • Sea Fresh —Seafood, oyster and sushi bar
    533 East Ojai Ave.
    805-646-7747
  • Suzanne’s Cuisine — contemporary European cuisine in a home and garden setting
    502 W. Ojai Ave.
    (805) 640-1961
  • The Village Jester — Pub and restaurant, live music
    139 E Ojai Ave.
    805-640-8001

Ventura (20 miles southwest of the College)

  • Andria’s Seafood
    Ventura Harbor Village
    1449 Spinnaker Dr
    Suite A
    805-654-0546
  • Cafe Fiore — Traditional, rustic Italian cooking
    66 South California St.
    805-653-1266
  • Eric Ericssons —Seafood and tapas, ocean views
    668 Harbor Blvd.
    805-643-4783
  • O Sabi Japanese Restaurant — Sushi and teppan-yaki (cooked tableside on an iron griddle)
    5795 Walker St.
    805-642-6200
  • Peirano’s — Mediterranean cuisine, across the street from San Buenaventura Mission
    204 East Main St.
    805-648-4853
  • 71 Palm — French-American fare
    71 North Palm St.
    805-653-7222
  • Sicily by Gino — Pizza and Italian
    563 E. Main St.
    805-641-2220
  • The Taj Cafe — Indian food
    574 E. Main Street
    805-652-1521