OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery

4.4
383 reviews
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Contemporary Canadian
Situated on scenic Lakeshore Road, OLiV Tasting Room & Restaurant at Strewn Winery offers a wonderful range of tapas, entrees & house-made desserts, paired perfectly with Strewn wines.

Our Chefs combine the rich flavours of OLiV’s Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) and True Balsamic Vinegars with fresh foods to create a tantalizing culinary experience unlike any other!

Let our flavour specialists guide you through a tasting of our EVOO’s and Balsamic’s. Our products will tantalize your taste buds and inspire you to get creative in the kitchen, in a fun and simple way. Learn about the origins of each product and how to use these products everyday to enhance your healthy lifestyle.


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New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Tapas selection was very varied. We ordered 4 different dishes and 3 of them were great. The service was very friendly, and prices were not too high.

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NA
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

This restaurant has great reviews, and came highly recommended. Unfortunately, we had disappointing service however, she forgot to put in our app order, and seemed distracted. My sister also ordered the carnitas (tapas item), and only received one taco. Seems a bit strange to receive one taco for $17.00. I know tapas are small dishes, but based on tapas we’ve ordered at other establishments (including ones in Spain), we were expecting more than one... Was looking forward to trying this restaurant; however, will not return due to the poor service and underwhelming dishes. I would, however, still purchase their olive oil and balsamic products as they are delicious & unique.

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SB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the tapas, delicious food and wine. Our server was excellent, very informative and just attentive enough. Only drawback was that we couldn't sit outside as the umbrellas couldn't be opened due to the wind.

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EI
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lovey ambiance and great service - Steve was so kind and informative and the balsamic vinegar is great

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AR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Paced dining and we modified our reservation from 2 to 4 people and they we very accommodating and truthful about the flies on the patio so we ate in.

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MN
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here during a bike tour and it as the perfect lunch spot.

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SM
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food service was excellent. Menu had great variety and quality was very good.

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JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A can't miss place on your visit to Niagra on the Lake. Outstanding, flavorful options for tapas and lunch with great service and a wonderful patio dining experience. The lamb chops, tomato salad and pork carnitas were outstanding

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RF
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Lovely location right next water. Service and food was good and I would go back. However, there was no music on the patio. This ruined what could have been a lovely atmosphere. Some jazz would have been just perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We ended up being the only customers inside the restaurant for an early dinner at (430 pm) several customers were on the outside patio. Meal and ambiance was nice but pesty flies that swarmed around us significantly took away from the experience! The wait staff acknowledged the problem saying they try to use trap tape at night but unsuccessfull.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for a relaxing dinner with good vegetarian options and good service. Patio was picturesque. Would easily recommend.

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

Excellent place. Had an amazing time, delicious food and great service.

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l
Pittsburgh
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Server was nice but they were understaffed. Took 30 minutes to get a cocktail.

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New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very creative menu. Delicious food. Charming & attentive staff. Beautiful landscape surrounding outside deck. Highly recommend!!! So much nicer than when it was Terroir aux Cachette.

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Naples
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was awesome!

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EG
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we've ever had. Enjoyed perfect weather and ambience on the patio. Almost empty at our 3pm start time, full when we left at 5pm. Fantastic food and cocktails, attentive service. Only complaint - expensive, shared portions not large ($230 for 3 of us, thank goodness for the bread). But the food sure is good!

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was very good, service as well. The external patio is amazing!

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LN
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was good and the restaurant is average for the value. Got our order quite quickly which was great may be our reservation was early, before 6pm. Did not enjoy having a fly flying around my food and table for the evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

The food and menu were 5star last year and we were looking forward to another fine outing and meal. Unfortunately, the change in menu offered nothing appealing to me. After ordering the charcuterie board thinking it was at least similar to the previous one, we were very disappointed in the fact that it was all meat. If you wanted cheese and olives you had to order each separately. The seafood trio wasn’t as expected and 15$ for olives which weren’t fresh was excessive.

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RT
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed the 2 Tapas entrees. My husband's pasta could have been a bit hotter. Otherwise good service and nice selection of items on menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 2

Meal was overpriced and not very appetizing.
The chicken was not tender and the vegetables very ordinary.
Quite disappointing.

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JC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Husband and I had a delightful tapas meal along with soup and salad specials of the night. Seating was our choice: being outside on a secluded, tranquil overlook. We highly recommend and plan to return ourselves when next in the area. Husband had 2 large lollipop lamb chops, nicely flavored and garnished. I had foie gras with risotto- delicious but disappointed in the fact that the foie gras was more of a paste. Of course, the white wines we chose—Sauvignon Blanc and oak flavored Chardonnay were just right for our meals!

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DW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great evening. Great food
Perfect night out
We sat on the patio and it was amazing

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N
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our party of 6 thoroughly enjoyed the meal, the service and the whole evening at OLiV.

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JM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Visited with some family from UK. It was a very sunny hot day and we were the only ones on the terrace. We sat for a while and the sun was beaming down so my husband moved an umbrella to shield our guests from the sun since we had 3 tables together. A male server came out promptly to chastise us about moving the umbrella since the tables would need to be put back! Needless to say this didn't start things on a good note. The menu has lots of great offerings, overall we were all fairly happy with choices and pizza was very good. The desserts- lemon-lime cheesecake and the olive oil cake and ice cream were excellent. the service was slow but pleasant- not the same guy. Had 2 bottles of strewn rose which was ok- I think there are better rose wines in Niagara. Overall would say it was good but not exceptional and would go elsewhere next time to eat on a patio.

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FS
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Outstanding tapas, orange and fennel salad - delicious and the lobster linguini also delicious

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RW
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal with outstanding service.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed our anniversary dinner on the patio. Our appetizers and our meals were excellent. Our waiter, Alejandro, was great!

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JO
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous patio and excellent food. Everything we had was well prepared and beautifully presented. The lamb pops were amazing. Staff were friendly and helpful. Wouldn't hesitate to return.

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LT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

We had reservations the hamburger almost invisible and the bacon was burnt and couldn’t be cut or eaten…definitely not worth the high price tag ($25!!!). My husband’s salmon was overcooked and bland and his accompanying rice was likened to Chinese carryout white rice the day after and taken directly from the frig. After waiting another 25 minutes, we snagged a server to get our check. WILL NOT BE BACK and WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 1

Would come for lunch, food was alright. Definitely would not come again for dinner / date night. The atmosphere was loud, too bright and not romantic at all.

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AC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a delightful dinner with wine. We will be back.

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely time celebrating my friend’s 60th Birthday. Food was great and all the staff were friendly and helpful. I have been before and will visit again. Thank you for a most enjoyable evening!

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great setting, well prepared and presented food, service was quick and informative , good value . All in a very satisfying experience and a spot we will visit again.

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lunch at Oliv Tapas Bar + Restaurant was the perfect way to end a leisurely morning in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The cocktail of the day was a gin smash with local strawberries and a hint of peach balsamic vinegar - it's now a new summer favourite for our household! The wine, food and ambience was superb. We were lucky to be there during a wine launch so there was a live band. The music added to the positive vibe.

Most of all - the service was outstanding. Our wait staff made us feel very special and cared for. Thank you - we'll be back!

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat outside on the patio. They had an event going on with live music on the grass. It was a great vibe! Food was amazing. We split the patatas bravas with gazpacho to start, husband had the wagu burger and I had the Cuban with a side salad. Olive oils and vinegars were amazing. The salad dressing combo- delish! Cocktails were strong. Did not try the wine but would certainly go back!

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C
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our visits to OLiV never disappoint. We love the level of service and the attention to detail as to how the food is presented. Of course, we love the olive oil-infused treatments that add a unique touch of flavour to all of the dishes. If you haven't tried this place, add it to your rotation of great restaurants!

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CA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

While I don't recommend the restaurant the balsamic and oil tasting area was top notch. The food was just okay and didn't justify the price but the kicker was the time it took to get our food. We arrived at 12 and left at 3 pm. 20 minutes of this was checking out the balsamic and oil offerings at the bar after we left the table so let's say it took us 2:30 hours to get lunch in a restaurant that was not busy at all.

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j
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

"I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The potato-leek soup was amazing and the Bibb lettuce salad was refreshing. The table was split on the monkfish – one person thought it was great, but another felt that the tastes didn't quite mesh. Everyone loved the flat iron steak. Service was well-timed and friendly, wines were affordable."

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JD
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was fantastic and we all really enjoyed our meals and bought 4 bottles of the Cab Franc/Cab Sauv. We just bought another 4 bottles from the LCBO. Looking forward to going back.

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