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Oliva Enoteca

4.7
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53 Reviews
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MXN500 and over
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Italian
Oliva Enoteca se encuentra en una antigua casa del Centro Histórico de Mérida Yucatán. Ofrece un menú de alta cocina Italiana en un ambiente chic industrial. Su lista extensa de más de 180 etiquetas de vinos ha sido seleccionada personalmente por el Chef para complementar el menú, el cual está constantemente reinventándose para ofrecer platillos de cocina italiana tradicional y contemporánea con ingredientes de temporada. El bar es ideal para disfrutar de un cóctel de autor con vista a la cocina abierta.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 53 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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CJDIII
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent cuisine with excellent service

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AlejandroV
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Me aceptaron la reservación a las 430. Cuando llegué lo primero que me dijeron es que en media hora cerraba la cocina por lo que tuve que pedir rápido y no disfruté la comida. Pagué demasiado por este servicio.

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vipRosama
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente comida, muy buen servicio, lindo lugar

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SteveM
Cancun
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there and once again we were very happy with our experience. Gabriel our waiter is just awesome. He's on point with everything from the menu to the wine selections. We will be returning in the near future.

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Jane
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was some confusion as we booked for 4:30 only to arrive and discover that the kitchen was closing for awhile before the evening reservations. Regardless, they served us very graciously and the food was delicious. We felt a bit rushed and sorry to be inconveniencing the kitchen and wait staff.

Nevertheless, a fantastic meal! Gracias!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is incredible and so was Carlos our server. We now dream of when we can return to this amazing restaurant!

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Juliana
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The quality of the food is very good and their wine list is outstanding.

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SusanD
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolute perfection. We went for our wedding anniversary dinner. Everything we ordered was superb. Staff was attentive and professional. Ambiance is quite lovely. Easily my favorite restaurant in Merida.

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vipStephanB
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply the best Italian food in Merida. Above all, the are consistent. They were amazing 5 years ago and are still very much in the game. In the restaurant business, that is quite a feat!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente excelente siempre

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LeeS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oliva is do professional. Servers are on point and make me feel like a gent. If you are a regular they remember you. Food is so thoughtfully composed. Excellent all around

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicioso y buen ambiente!

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JohnC
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Some of the best Italian food I have ever eaten. Each dish a treat for the palate and the eye. Very professional service. I have visited during visits to Merida over 5 years and each time the same high standards. Bravissimo a tutti qua.

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Lili
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Esperamos dos horas para que traigan el primer plato y no los trajeron todos juntos. El mozo era amable pero poco eficiente. La calidad de la comida no era la esperada. Uno de los platos no resulto bueno, lo quisieron cambiar pero con la demora en servir no aceptamos, sin embargo tuvieron el buen gesto de no cobrarlo. Comimos en Oliva Kitchen del mismo dueño y es muy superior la comida y la atención.

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vipBrianB
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very popular restaurant, so make a reservation. Numerous walk-ins were turned away.
Food and service were excellent. In particular the sea bass was delicious. However portions are small.
A little noisy, but that is part of the charm.
We chose this restaurant for our one night in Merida and were not disappointed.

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vipliketogoout
London
63 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Octopus was great! Pastas were excellent as well.
Would definitely return

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vipFlaAmy
Jacksonville
33 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Everything was spot on. Could have been eating in a major city.

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Pess651
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and excellent service

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vipSocialite
London
66 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The upper floor has a poor ventilation. Service is arrogant

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a very good experience,the food is amazing!!!

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vipRobertomex
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Siempre excelente

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vipHeathrrM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. We have been regulars here when in Mérida since it opened. Before the Enoteca opened we went to Oliva kitchen and when we are out of Centro we go to Oliva Patio.
Stefano and his team perform at an exceptional level, turning out delicious, highly consistent, Italian cuisine.
Having tried most everything on the menu, I can say the pulpo is the best I have had outside of Greece. It is prepared to perfection, never tough or rubbery and finished on the grill adding a crisp texture. Over the years the accompaniments have changed, but it is always delivered to the table perfectly.
Burrata pomodore is another favorite with beautifully roasted tomatoes and a light touch of pesto.
Pesce del Dia never disappoints and on this visit it was a sea bass pan sautéed with spinach, lemon and capers.
The pasta is homemade, which makes any selection delicious. The carbonara is a consistent standby as are the dishes with lamb and short rib.
If we lived in Merida, this would be our neighborhood go to restaurant, as we are only visitors each year, we look forward to several dinners during our time in Merida.

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vipAlejandroA
London
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far one of the BEST Italian restaurants in this country. Absolutely amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pasta etc was very good but small portions. Wine typically expensive (as in everywhere in Mexico) for very mediocre quality of wine.

Had a reservation and on arriving the manager tried to put us at the table right beside the door and when I pointed to another table he answered “reserved”. My response “Yes, I’m sure it is, and we have a reservation and we are sitting at that table.” Considering it’s one of the more expensive restaurants with an “amazing” reputation, I don’t expect to have a disagreement with the manager upon arriving.

Food quality good, waiter service good, small portions so a bit overpriced. Dinner for 2 with a very mediocre bottle of wine, and no appetizers or dessert was about $150 Cdn.

Many other restaurants in Merida offer very good Italian food so I won’t rush back......

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Jar1988
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La comida muy agradable, el poste preferido los canollis

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vipWonderfulOlivaEnoteca
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our fifth time dining at Oliva Enoteca. Previous visits were just the two of us or with other friends. On this visit we were sharing this wonderful restaurant with family friends from the Philippines. All eight of us felt this was one of the best Italian meals we have had outside of Italy. The dishes were all outstanding on their preparation, presentation, and wonderful flavors. The waitstaff is always professional yet friendly beyond expectations. We highly recommend Oliva Enoteca when in Merida and desiring a change from foods of the Yucatan.

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wendyk
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good restaurant, cozy ambiance. Food was very good, pasta with shrimp was very salty. Crab was very good and bruschetta excellent. Overall a very nice dining experience.

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vipWonderfulOlivaEnoteca
San Francisco
81 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We once again enjoyed our meal at Oliva Enoteca, Merida, Yucatan. This was our fourth time enjoying this wonderful Italian restaurant. We were quickly seated, our wait person was attentive, guiding, and friendly. The young chef continues to create authentic Italian dishes that go beyond our expectations. We always agree that the food at Oliva Enoteca is the best we have had outside of Italy. This restaurant is very popular with Americans, Canadians, and Europeans but we have seen an increase of locals experiencing this fine dining restaurant. We highly recommend Oliva Enoteca.

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WhitneyHoyt
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing - the burrata with roasted tomatoes is to kill for.

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MarthaM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My only issue is that they keep the air conditioning on far to high especially at this time of the year. We nearly freeze every time we go. Otherwise it is wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bueno como siempre.

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OKCSueandJim
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals we had during our travels throughout the Yucatan. Everything about it was lovely - ambiance, service and of course, the food.

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Andres
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente lugar y excelente comida todo delicioso y el lugar muy acogedor, el mesero Ulises excelente servicio

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente comida Italiana, lo recomiendo mucho! La mejor pasta.

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Steve
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely spot, highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing to dine at Oliva!

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vipRobertB
Atlanta
14 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal! One of the best meals that I’ve had in a long time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect in every way!

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OpenTable Diner
Yucatán
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servicio excelente, platillos exquisitos, el Lechón y el Carbonara deliciosos!

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ManuelG
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Es una verdadera sorpresa encontrar lugares como éste en México, realmente se han preocupado por dar un servicio extraordinario y la calidad de los alimentos y opciones de vino ayudan a tener una experiencia memorable. Muchas felicidades y aunque nosotros los visitamos desde Los Cabos, B.C.S., esperamos tener la oportunidad de volver a pasar una velada tan plena y llena de momentos agradables.

Muchas felicidades y nuestros mejores deseos porque sigan así por mucho tiempo.

Cordialmente,
Manuel Garduño

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FAQs

Oliva Enoteca does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Oliva Enoteca also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01 999 923 3081.

Oliva Enoteca is rated 4.7 stars by 53 OpenTable diners.

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