Oliva Trattoria

4.6
228 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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4.6
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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FrancoT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and good food.. we will definitely go back...

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ElwinS
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and terrific service! They were able to accommodate our party of seven with no problem and inside dining. Highly recommended!

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JeffreyL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the waitress was wonderful.

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vipFiona
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! Service is impeccable!! Server Nikita is the Best!

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Laurie
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 44th Wedding Anniversary. We chose this restaurant specifically for my husband’s favorite, Veal Marsala. The food was great, delivered promptly, and arrived piping hot. Luigi was our server. He was pleasant and knowledgeable with a strong attention to detail. We enjoyed conversing with him.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

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snooze
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was good until one of our table mates saw a rat run along the top of the fencing!!!!!!

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vipElleL
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great and so was the service. I’m looking forward to going back again.

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vipUno1
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall all was good except for the dirty menus. In this COVID era, menus should be very clean.

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vipLoverofFood
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great friendly service! Loved the drinks and the food. Will definitely be back.

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DamiandS
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready and in a corner as requested. My Daughter has Celiac and they made sure everything she had was gluten free. Our server was wonderful and my father enjoyed speaking Italian with him thru the course of the evening. Great night and the food was delicious.

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ElizabethO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great wait staff & yummy food. Parking is a bit tricky but the public lot near the restaurant made it easy.

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vipmegafrog
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been eating at Oliva, or doing take out, for several years. Their food is consistently good and indoor ambiance is also good. I particularly like their Pollo al Matonne that is a most delicious chicken dish. I recommend this as a dependable neighborhood place to go.

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Ashley6
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional Italian food and amazing, attentive service. Can’t recommend this place enough. A million stars!

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KFMN
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

The restaurant was busy when we arrived on time with an Open Table reservation. We had to wait about 15 minutes. We were seated and received the bread service without any cutlery or napkins. We had to ask for them after our salads were served. My pasta arrived very hot, but my husband's ossobuco was barely warm. I think it may have been an off night for them.

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WendyB
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone on the Oliva team was very engaging and friendly. Food is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mothers Day

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ScottP
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another return to this wonderful gathering place! They are now open for dining indoors, but we like the little spot they put together outside in back that we sat outside and enjoyed the evening. A slight mixup with one of the dishes, but it was rectified immediately. We look forward to retuning soon.

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vipFiona
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as was server Nikita!!

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FeliciaH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Desserts are not made there and not worth the money

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LouisG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good neighborhood restaurant. I really like their seafood pasta

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BarbaraK
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going here for 15 years. Consistently great experience!
Thank you Oliva for great memories as I will be moving out of the area.

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AlanaB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great night out, very cute, quiet place with decent food.

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RegularCustomer
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We sat down at 8pm. Order taken at 8:10. Salads arrived at 8:30pm. Then nothing, no contact from any staff regarding our main courses. 9:15pm I had to go to the front desk to see about our main courses. Finally arrived at 9:25 with only, "Sorry we are busy". No one ever checked on us from 8:30 to 9:15 or even explained why the delay. They offered dessert and we waited another 10 minutes and no one took dessert order so we gave up and left at 9:50. Food was good but service and wait time were unacceptable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The cuisine never fails but the service was not great in our last visit. Very long wait for our meals

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

My mom ordered branzino, The fish was not debone correctly my mom could hardly eat it. She’s had this fish plenty of times at different restaurants not even sure if it was the correct type of fish. When we address this issue to the waiter they took the fish and brought it back mutilated with still bones in it.

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vipRodgarman
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and always excellent service

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ChadT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oliva is awesome. Great ambiance and they’ve constructed a nice outdoor space in the back parking lot during the pandemic. Luigi the waiter is the best. Very attentive and friendly. He has great suggestions when you’re ordering. Oliva is like a favorite neighborhood restaurant in Italy.

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JPArmijo
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, service was very attentive, they even made something off menu for my daughter who is picky. I would definitely go back again.

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vipfairfightfilms
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Being from Long Island and growing up eating in the Italian restaurants of Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx it's always exciting to find a true, authentic Italian restaurant buried in the storefronts of the Valley. The food was excellent as was the service. This is not a fancy California Italian trendy eatery... for that, go to Il Fornaio. This is a neighborhood gem that could rival the authentic Italian food of the Bronx's Arthur Avenue.

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vipFiona
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is awesome! Sever Nikita is amazing!!

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MelissaC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience, service, food and of course wine!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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vipNotdemanding
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was great - and came hot!! Service is always excellent

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vipJLWTV
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday and Anniversary celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was okay, not anything special. Very fairly priced. Probably wouldn’t come back here, but it was a good experience

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vips2artr
Los Angeles
349 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service. Quite a different experience dining outside on the sidewalk with noise and distractions from traffic on Van Nuys Boulevard. Glad we had a heater. We will return but hopefully the pandemic will abate to allow inside dining again.
The whitefish was delicious as well as the tomato soup.

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vipShelleyC
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent good, great service. Nice outdoor patios. My favorite, veal in LA. It’s worth a visit. Ask for Luigi, he will help you out.

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vipMicheleD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oliva has never disappointed us. They greet you with warmth - as if you've just come home. And the dishes are delicious - pure comfort food. Our favorites are veal marsala, broccoli soup, and lamb shank. I'm so grateful they continue to do business in spite of and during the pandemic.

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NicholasW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We just love this place! Delicious, delicious, delicious!

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 4.6 stars by 228 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.