OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery
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!
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Basil, Blood Orange, Butter, Coratina, Garlic, Italian Herb, Italian Herb & Garlic, Lemon, Mushroom, Parmesan, Roasted Garlic, Rosemary, Sundried Tomato Parmesan & Garlic, White Truffle
Lobster Fettuccine with Grilled Asparagus
Butter EVOO Poached Atlantic Lobster, Sautéed with Grilled Asparagus Pieces in a White Wine Cream Sauce and Tossed with our Fresh House Made Fettuccine
Artisan Pizzas 10" 6-Slice Pizza
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Lovely setting. Nice ambiance. Service was friendly and attentive without being overly so.
Food was super! We shared a few tapas plates with friends. Try the stuffed mushrooms (to die for, but be careful, not to burn your mouth, they are very hot) , jumbo shrimp with mango salsa and charcuterie board. Brilliant lunch! Thank you!
Servers busy cleaning for closing it seemed as more important than attending to needs of customers present. Had to wait and/or ask for things that should be checked on such as water refills, ordering drinks, offering dessert, coffee , etc. Background music would be nice to blend noise from other tables’ conversation and the road traffic. Nice atmosphere on patio and food was good.
Simple quiet comfortable outdoor patio coupled with polite attentive service and tastefully prepared mains / a great spot for date night or general get together with good friends
The best restaurant in all of Niagara.The tapas,the quality of food and the wide spread choices are unique
We went as a couple and were looking forward to dining! We arrived, the restaurant and winery looked very nice. We were seated (in less than comfortable patio chairs) - but had a great view and surrounding of trees and river. We took about 15 minutes to decide on dinner, but ordered a bottle of strewn Chardonnay in the meant time. Once we were decided on dinner, we placed our order. We asked for the cheese platter to begin - this “starter” took 45-50 minutes from the time of ordering to come. For our mains, we ordered the lobster fettuccine. This took another 30 minutes from the time of finishing our starter to arrive. The portions were small especially for being a bit more costly ($32.00 each fettuccine). Our main issue was the wait time. During this wait time, another patron at the restaurant decided to FaceTime a friend for 20 minutes straight on the highest volume. We ended up asking our server to see if they could lower the volume or end the call all together- the server seemed very displeased with our inquiry. We had no intention of being “Karen’s” but we came here for our anniversary dinner and were not pleased with having that as a background noise. A few minutes would have been understandable, but for such a duration, we were very displeased. Other than the patron issue, we would still not dine here again. The service can definitely use an upgrade. I’d also like to note that we were one of the last couples there dining and all the other tables that had previously left were still filled with dirty dinnerware.
Horrendously slow kitchen. Takes forever
To get meals and appetizers. Food is very good and so is waiters.
We shared the baked mushrooms with crab and cheese, Delish! We shared the shrimp with mango salsa, amazing! And we shared the lobster fettuccine, fabulous ! I will dream about this meal until next time !
Dinner was fantastic and the outdoor patio is quiet and beautiful
Great food great service
This was my go to restaurant in Niagara area but I was quite disappointed that the food quality and presentation had gone down compared to my pre-pandemic visit.
We were seated in the patio with very nice environment. However, because the tables were still quite close to each other, enough for physical distancing, and you can hear other people's conversation.
Great atmosphere, beautiful scenery, gorgeous presentation of food, and excellent taste!
Lots of menu options to please everyone. Food and service were both great.
Enjoyed an excellent lunch on the patio. Mediterranean Pizza and lobster Fettuccini were delicious and service was impeccable. Also bought some of the tasty oil and vinegar!
The interior was dated and noisy. The food was fine - well executed but not overly flavourful or interesting. Our server seemed to have very little knowledge of the wine.
Food was okay. Service was very good. Nice deck ...
Had a fantastic dinner with our family who were visiting us for the weekend! Everything from the service, food, wine and their incredible balsamic and oils not to forget the bread… oh the bread… so good! The covered patio is where you want to find yourselves overlooking the beautiful property when visiting this Niagara gem 🥰
We sat on the patio and the view and ambiance was lovely. The food was amazing - the tapas and the entrees were excellent. And the highlight was service provided by Justin - he was so kind, fun and just great overall.
Was everything we expected.
We had outdoor seating but were served extremely late that we were eating in the dark aside from light coming from inside. The outdoor solar lights are not enough. Really dampened the mood since I couldn’t see what I was eating. Mosquitoes also all over the place since we ended up eating late due to service. Food was alright. The garlic pizza has a sweet sauce with a hint of garlic. Not what I was expecting. The shrimp and bruschetta and caprese salad were extremely good. The veal nothing to write home about.
While the food and wine were delicious and well-presented, it was not outstanding. The server was polite, friendly and efficient. However, our experience was negatively impacted by a very noisy and downright rude table of 8 (we dined inside and should have obviously switched to the patio) who did a lot of yelling, hooting and used profanity liberally. They were clearly inebriated and enjoying themselves, but it was almost impossible to carry on a conversation between the 4 members of our table. I think it was or should have been the responsibility of the host or hostess of the restaurant (not sure who that was or if they were in attendance that evening) to make sure that diners acted with a certain decorum while at their establishment. Without that negative experience that evening, we would have considered returning to the restaurant, however now I doubt that we will do so.
A very pleasant Tuesday evening dinner in Niagara!
Service was distracted and took far too long for every order. Food was excellent but was far too long in between for a true tapas experience.
Beautiful location. Delicious food. I would recommend! Use bug repellent if you are sitting outside.
Poor service , mediocre food , over priced wine per glass
Our second visit to Oliv in a month. Overall, Oliv did not disappoint. We enjoyed our stay on the patio both times. We were socially distant and contact traced, so we felt safe to dine there. Food, especially the tapas, is a little bit pricey. But the presentation and quality of the food is always top notch. The use of local ingredients, spices, fruit, chutneys etc are very inventive and worth exploring. One thing to note. We were seated at 1:30 pm and our food did not arrive until 2:10 pm. We get that restaurants can be short staffed, especially in the kitchen and that our meal, antipasto board and shrimp tapas, is labor intensive, and there are adjustments to be made with both the indoor and patio facilities now open. We may be back in the fall and hope this issue has been ironed out. Beautiful setting. Like the bread served with signature Oliv products.
The food was delicious. We dined on the patio and it was lovely. We were disappointed that the restaurant did not have any oysters, even though it was on the menu and the wait staff was not aware that it was not available.
Great experience at Oliv at Strewn! Service was exceptional and food was great. Late reservations mean fewer diners but a bit buggy on the patio. Lovely views. Would return in a heartbeat. Thanks!
Romantic, good for anniversaries, you can purchase high quality balsamic vinegar
Lovely patio. Great menu. Loved the Tapas, scallop trio
We had a great time, our server Katie was so friendly and attentive. Our food was delicious! Dessert of Creme Brûlée wasn’t very good, all 3 of us agreed it was subpar. Dinner and appetizers were excellent though.
We visited the restaurant for my birthday. The restaurant grounds are beautiful. The staff were welcoming and food simply delicious. I will definitely be recommending Oliv to friends and family
Patio is pleasant and shaded.
Food was good but nothing special and a bit overpriced for portions. At table service was awesome.
A bit disappointed by lack of service when we went to purchase the balsamics after our lunch.
Wonderful relaxed patio overlooking greenery and vineyards. Service and food was excellent. Definitely a wonderful spot for a summer patio dinner.
I booked this for our 15th Anniversary. Pulling into the parking lot there are no signs indicating where the restaurant even is. When we went in it took some time to get our seats. The patio was very pleasant with the surrounding trees etc, however the iron chairs and tables were very uncomfortable. Our server did come right away with water and then said that she would come back after we looked at the menu but did not offer to take our drink order which is customary and then we waited almost 15 minutes before she returned. The food was very good but nothing fantastic. No mention was made of our anniversary at all. (other places will leave a little card or give you sparkling wine or write on your plate etc.) Service was overall slow (not meaning the pace of the dinner but removing plates etc.) I had to stop her to ask for another glass of wine and with the price of that meal for the two of us I frankly expect better. We likely will not return. I should also mention that I have spend years "secret shopping" fine dining restaurants and hotels so I do have a lot to compare it to.
Beautiful ambiance! Server could have smiled more and been more friendly. It was birthday and I didn't feel comfortable telking the server that.
Great food! Never disappointed. All dishes and their drinks have one of their yummy olive oil flavours incorporated in it.
Great evening of Tapas for a couple or large family group!
Excellent food and service. It was so nice to be in a restaurant again. Reasonably priced. There was no music but other than that, it was a perfect night.
Our waitress was AWESOME!!!!!!! Katie was so enthusiastic about her job and the food - I wish all people in this industry were coached by her. As you can see from our profile, we eat out a lot and have had great experiences but just wow!
OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 468-1222.
OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery is rated 4.4 stars by 910 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.