Oliva Trattoria

4.7
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86 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Tucked away in the heart of Sherman Oak, Oliva Trattoria serves authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, classic Italian setting. Past menus have revolved around familiar Italian fare, including tiramisu, pasta, lobster and other seafood dishes. Oliva Trattoria also offers a diverse range of specialty pizzas, baked in a brick oven and prepared with fresh herbs and ingredients. The menu includes gluten-free meals for diners who prefer this option. In addition to its lunch and dinner menus, Oliva Trattoria offers alternative menus for private parties. Its warm setting makes it an ideal choice for a date or intimate dinner with friends. The restaurant is open seven days a week, with late dining offered until 10:30 PM on Saturdays.
What 86 People Are Saying
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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Decafe coffee was ice cold and lots of grounds. Only negative point.

M
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service. Can’t be beat. The scampi is divine.

MK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Food is consistently good and the setting is fun and can be romantic. Check it out.

S
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. Central location, great food and service.

t
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Once again we relied on Open Table to find a restaurant in an area we don't know currently, and once again Open Table reviews and ratings of restaurants served us well. Oliva Trattoria is right in our sweet spot - a family-owned restaurant, modest dinner for two came in at $60, and we would be comfortable ordering much more fully if we hadn't been there a bit early for dinner (odd day for us). This place could be in Florence or Rome and it would fit right in with the place you had dinner the night before and the place you had dinner the night before that. My only complaint is that it's not closer to our home. If it were, we would be regulars.

R
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Everything was great but one issue was sun is brutal shining in windows and the glare was very uncomfortable in looking at those across from you at the larger circular table near the bar. I suggest in possibly investing in some shades as this has to be a constant daily problem that is easily resolved.

JS
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The food was pretty basic Italian fare. The Caprese salad came with three pieces of mozzarella and a few wedges of unripe Roma tomatoes. The salad greens underneath it was dressed in what tasted like Ken's steakhouse dressing. For nearly $10, not worth the appetizer. The risotto was undercooked and the baked eggplant parmesan was fine but not noteworthy. The tiramisu was a touch sour and seemed light on the espresso and alcohol.

AM
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dine here often and it is always great food and great service.

OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, service was fantastic. Olivia Trattoria is a gem that is somewhat hidden. Great for a night out when you want great food that is reasonably priced.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Whitefish and ravioli were excellent. Waiter was very attentive and personable. Restaurant was quiet. The chef even came to our table asking about our meal. Great dining experience.

PW
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Had linguini with clams, lots of clams and the chef didn’t add tomatoes as that was my request. My entree was excellent. My friend had buratta with tomatoes and she said it was delicious as well. I often go to Oliva and have never been disappointed. It can get noisy on a weekend night during prime service time but I have never left or felt the need to request another table. My mother adores the pasta with cream sauce and truffle essence.

TD
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience for us week in and week out.
Carlo and Matthew took care of us immediately from getting us our favorite table to making sure our order (the branzino) was perfect.
In fact, its the best prepared branzino we have ever had (with the possible exception of Italy).
The entire staff is attentive - your water glasses are refilled without asking and your are offered bread and fresh cut tomatoes multiple times.
Others - David, Robert and Luigi - have also provided the highest level of service consistently to us.
We wish we knew everyone's name since everyone is outstanding.
A great restaurant from top to bottom!

k
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Been many times, always love it. We were catching up with friends and sat for a while before ordering food, our waiter was great. He was very patient and never made us feel rushed.

SS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An inviting restaurant with delicious items. We plan to go back soon.

D
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed atmosphere. Gracious and friendly employees. Valet pricey at 7.00. Food scrumptious. I will return. It was my first visit.

MP
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Went for lunch and was the most empty I have ever seen a restaurant! Just us and one more person. And yet the service was very slow and the food just so so...disappointed...

TD
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing service every week we go. Carlo, Luigi, David, Robert and Matthew are the perfect team. Branzino is the best we have ever had. We just love this place.

WM
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For some reason it was off my radar and I was so glad to return. My ravioli was so obviously homemade, pasta so light and yummy filling....excellent sauce.
Waitstaff was warm and efficient....we will be back!

TM
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love Oliva Trattoria and dine here regularly. They have the best eggplant parmigiana anywhere and we enjoy everything else.

OT
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an amazing meal. I’m from New York originally so I’m picket about Italian food. This is the best of the best.

d
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First at the restaurant and will definitely go back. Food was superb!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and friendly service.

PJ
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful time celebrating our 10th Anniversary!

F
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always spectacular! Server Nikia is a true gem! She’s like a General making sure everything thing is Perfect!

KS
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We made a late night reservation which apparently was after hours. The restaurant gladly welcomed us and provided unbelievably marvelous service and food. Even though it was after hours, they didn’t rush us and treated us wonderfully. Very classy. Well done Oliva!

OT
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food cannot be beat. Penne norma is best in town.

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't frequent this restaurant very often as it not that close, but every time we do we are never disappointed. Food is very good, service is always tops, and it just reminds us we should go there more often.

RJ
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and presentation was excellent.

AH
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This local, Italian restaurant has been here for many years. It is definitely the best and we especially love their chippino and seafood mare. There are always choices with lobster! The service is always very efficient and servers are attentive to any special needs or requests.

JJ
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Good food and service, but overly noisy.

L
Los Angeles
108 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious and service was attentive. However, the food was luke warm. We decided not to send it back but I am sure they would have taken care of us if we had said something.

MG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Made a reservation on Open Table for Mother’s Day — 9 people at 7pm. Arrived early. 20+ people standing and waiting to be seated. The restaurant was packed. They completely over-booked themselves and couldn’t deliver! We finally sat down at 7:30. Dinner was served at 8:45. The food was awful. No flavor. Sloppy. Had to ask for water multiple times. FIRST time here and NEVER AGAIN!!!

g
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We went there on Mother's Day ; it was packed. The wait time to get the food wasn't too bad. The waiter was very friendly and super efficient. I enjoyed very much the Ravioli Zafferon, the best ravioli I've ever had, I had to order more bread to finish the delicious saffron rich sauce. I also got the spaghetti shrimp and lobster with a glass of chilled Italian Pinot Grigio... Mama Mia, heaven!
My friend had the spaghetti Mare which tasted amazing too.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good resturaunt and great quality. Bartender was very attentive and should probably be promoted. Will happily come back again as long as they keep giving great service and keep up the outstanding quality of the food since I had a filet mignon which was cooked medium and perfectly and very tender and tasty.

t
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

wonderful vibe, delicious food! great fr
or families. we’ll be back!

N
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat at Olivia Trattoria in Sherman Oaks. Food is great and service wonderful. Our go to slightly out of the neighborhood restaurant - worth the drive

j
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hearty entree portions. Excellent service. Did not feel rushed.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing time. The service was perfect and the food was outstanding. And the best part was even with a relatively full place we all could still talk to each other at a comfortable level.

R
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and great food!

ML
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is great, very fresh Italian food. We went to celebrate a birthday and even though they brought it up, they did nothing to add to the celebration (a piece of cake or a mention past asking about it). The service this time seemed judgmental that we didn't want more drinks or dessert. I love the food but I don't like being judged for my dining choices. The prices are a bit high but worth it for the food quality.

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