Walking into Papa Lennon’s is like discovering a neighborhood treasure in a small village, where the scent of fresh baked bread and garlic entice both the adventurous traveler and locals alike. The warm, rustic décor and the smiles of a friendly service staff give our customers a chance to relax and enjoy a great meal in the midst of busy lives. Ivy-covered walls and the curious pink blossoms of strawberry trees surround our tranquil garden patio. Let the sound of the fountain drown out the cares of the day in between sips of creamy espresso or nibbles of pizza made in our brick oven.

Having grown up in this unique valley, it’s no wonder that Ojai-native, Jeff Lennon (aka Papa Lennon) wanted to recreate the intimate small town feeling he remembered as a child. Nestled in an area that is reminiscent of Ojai 30 years ago, you’ll find venturing off the beaten path was well worth the journey. A simple yet diverse menu features dishes that combine the traditional & modern cuisines of Italy. You’ll love how Papa Lennon’s homemade dressings, sauces, dough and desserts celebrate the best of fresh ingredients.

The service and kitchen staffs are pleased to contribute to the quality of the restaurant and the happiness of our customers. Whenever possible we use recycled materials and environmentally friendly products that reflect our commitment to conscious living.

Papa Lennon’s is dedicated to enriching the community by supporting local events, schools and organizations. And we’ve hosted everything from concerts and dance parties; to weddings and movie casts on our enchanting patio. We’re excited to provide something unique to the Ojai Valley. Come to Papa Lennon’s and enjoy the good life!