Oliva Trattoria

4.5
290 Reviews
$30 and under
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.
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vipJulieK
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing homemade pasta and lasagna. Tremendous variety and selection of salads. Phenomenal service. We love the bread and bruschetta at the beginning. All-around awesome experience!

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Andrea
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Although they said they had outdoor seating...that was a stretch. In the parking lot, very sad and neglected looking. There weren't very many in the restaurant, so we took a chance to eat indoors. We had 8PM reservations. Seated, we were casually told that we had 5 minutes to submit our orders as the kitchen closes at 8:45PM. We were celebrating two birthdays and an anniversary. Why did the restaurant take this reservation, at 8PM, if they knew we wouldn't have much time. We were the last ones in the restaurant, and left at about 9:45PM. We had attentive service. The food was just OK. Not terrible, but not note worthy.

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SusanB
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were great. The service very quick and attentive and the waiter made a delicious wine recommendation. Would definitely eat here again.

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vipStan
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are regulars here for years. Food is always good and consistent. Great choices from a big menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We went for New Year’s Eve. The desserts were phenomenal! The dinner was just ok. We were a bit rushed, as we hadn’t finished our appetizers and they were already trying to give us the main course. We literally had to tell them to wait.

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vipMaddmax
Los Angeles
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We were a little disappointed that the regular menu was not also available, as it said on our OpenTable. However, we got over that and enjoyed our meals. I had the lamb chops which were made to perfection. Thank you so much for getting it right. Luigi was very helpful and Robert is always the best server. Our wish is his command. We sat outside with two heaters and totally enjoyed ourselves

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TraceyP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good food. I love the broccoli soup!!
Ambience is lovely and the waiters are attentive and friendly. They accommodated us by opening the French Doors, since we could not sit outside with the rain.
Definitely recommend!

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vipYasir
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a cute Italian place in Sherman Oaks. I'm new to the valley and it was one of my first dining experiences here. Recommend if you're looking for a beautiful and relaxed dining experience.

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DebbieS
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Waiter was quite disengaged and forgetful - manager comped the app as was appropriate and not expected. Some concern with staff masking - worn below nose and lip often when customers are asked for proof of vaccine. Nothing that will keep us from returning once more to give another chance.

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vipRobertS
Phoenix
204 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT FOOD AND EVEN BETTER SERVICE! WE WILL RETURN

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VinceP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Visited Xmas Eve and had an enjoyable meal. Service was excellent as multiple staff members attended each table.

Food was good, not great (B). Will go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bread! Great Pasta!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good for a family dinner.

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KitKat
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My first time at this restaurant. Service was excellent. Very attentive staff. The food was delicious and fresh. I will definitely return.

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SONNY
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We would highly recommend this restaurant! We were totally satisfied!
Everything from a-a was perfect !

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BarbaraF
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good is always good and service is too. Love this restaurant

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JohnK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nothing fancy, simply good food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olivia has a warm atmosphere with spacious and comfortable tables. The owner and staff are friendly and personable . The menu is authentic , delicious and savory. We plan to return this month with other family members .

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TracyR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was incredible and the service was great. We can’t wait to go back. Every aspect of our email was delicious.

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ConnieB
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our table was not ready but we didn’t wait long because it was early. Slow to get our appetizers and one salad was not prepared as requested. They did bring the corrected salad after a short time. Everyone was friendly and attentive. Food was excellent so other things didn’t matter.

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ChristineR
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has excellent Italian food and fabulous service! I highly recommend it and they have great outdoor seating!

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ErvinG
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & wine. Best place ever! Will go back

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Priscilla
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and yummy food! What more do you want? :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Fairly priced! Outstanding service !

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vipJeannehb
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this lovely place. I think the lettuce could be different. Maybe just my taste

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Trish
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent appetizers and dinner. Best calamari in the city. Waiter was very accommodating and helpful in advising us about entrees. Will be going back again soon.

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JoeyM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot is our new favorite local Italian kitchen. We are always excited to try another pasta dish from this menu!

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Aslan
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Carlo and Pablo were exceptional. The manager was even attentive with the tables. There was a lot of seamless teamwork. The space is romantic and the food was amazing. They gave plenty of space and time for a nice dinner. Every bite of the veal chop was succulent, the pizza with artichoke was so different and tasted great. Will be coming back, that’s for sure. Thank you!

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SeeSee
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Only had the seafood pasta. While the price is reasonable, the dish had no flavor whatsoever. Service was attentive and pretty straightforward.

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vipHerbB
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice restaurant

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Sue68
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meh. All around.

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jilly
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the inside decor (very Tuscany) and the food was great. I had chicken piccata which can sometimes be too salty, but this was done just right. We originally planned to sit outside but their seating in the parking lot did not quite have the ambiance we were looking for.

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vipKarenP
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another delicious meal at Oliva ! This place never disappoints. I had the salmon salad for the first time and it was awesome. And of course we had a pizza margarite to start. The best ! We all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner.

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MauricioL
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Overall experience was good. We have been there a few times. Steak was bad, tough. Rest was from ok to very good. We had like 6 different thing for the table

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vipPSD645
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Too many people. Not enough service personnel. My wait person had 5 tables. One of which had 16 people

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Junior
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ordered this:

Rigatoni Gratinati Affumicati
$23.95
Rigatoni "Gratin" with smoked chicken, asparagus, mozzarella, and tomato sauce.

Did have like like 5 mini but really mini slices of chicken so thin that it was almost impossible to taste them. Actually I didn’t, was going to call a waitress but my partner was able to find the “chicken”

Never going back there

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vipAsherooooooo
Los Angeles
182 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Girls night! The menu is huge. Very easy to find lots of things to order.

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PennyE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service was outstanding. Ambiance like a neighborhood restaurant. Only problem is parking.

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vipStan
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good and consistent. 2ND time this week I’ve been there for dinner.

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ChrisD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in the neighborhood for a year but hadn’t been out to eat much because of Covid. We drive by here every day and had been wanting to try it and last night we finally made. It exceeded our expectations, has pleasant upbeat employees with good energy throughout, the food was excellent and the pricing was very reasonable.

FAQs

Oliva Trattoria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Oliva Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 789-4490.

Oliva Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 290 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.