had the most outrageous strawberry shortcake at Boccali's Restaurant in Ojai last week. A huge mound of fresh sweet strawberries piled on a round of shortcake with a crunchy brown sugar crust(?) that held up well to the strawberry juices....all of this topped by a mound of whipped cream. One of the best renditions I've ever encountered - and big enough to share. Five dollars. Boccali's is on 3277 Ojai Santa Paula Rd. - the far Eastern end of the Ojai Valley - Ojai 93023. 805. 646-6116
I think there is a second branch but this is the one among the citrus groves a few miles East of downtown. There is outside seating that is very popular on nice evenings.....saw lots of pizza going by. We tried a side of meatballs - pretty good, the eggplant salad - good, and the antipasto salad - OK - very heavily dressed with an Italian dressing. I hear that in the summer they have a very nice tomato salad made with their home grown beauties.