Oliva Trattoria

4.5
272 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.

Experiences

  • New Year's pre fix menu

    $55.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2021 only

    Thank you for choosing Oliva Trattoria to celebrate New Year with us! Get ready for an amazing night full of surprises to celebrate the new upcoming year!! after 6:00 PM we will have a pre fix menu with the best dishes from your favorite family owned restaurant! It will be 90 min reservation, for midnight seating please make a reservation at 10:30 PM. Restaurant will be open from 11:30 AM till 2:00 AM next day. take a look of the menu here: https://www.olivarestaurant.com/new-years-eve-dinner-menu
What 272 people are saying
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TracyR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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 2 days ago
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
38 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
24 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
109 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
59 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
1 review
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.

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vipRobertM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Second time here and the one word for this restaurant is “inconsistency “. First visit the service was abysmal both from the wait staff and front of house. Last night the service was acceptable but the food varied from mediocre to awful. While I have had Italian food before that was not good, last night my “special” brisket was good quality meat in a sauce that makes Ragu spaghetti sauce seem gourmet. It was absolutely tasteless. Barely warm. Heating it up would be no improvement. Will not try a third time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

There were screaming children everywhere. There was a table with loud screaming kids for a half hour and no one working there seemed to care. Then there was a toddler running around in circles like it was a track for about 30 minutes straight. This toddler almost ran into the wait staff four times. No one bothered to tell the parents to stop the child from doing this. The whole experience was terrible because of it. This restaurant needs new management desperately.

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GreggS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone there - the staff & patrons - greeted us with friendly smiles and comments! We enjoyed the cocktails and the terrific Italian entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely lovely time celebrating our friends birthday and the waiter was outstanding he gave us wonderful recommendations and we had incredibly attentive service. Our pasta was delicate and so tasty!

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vipForroz
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Feels like home!

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vipBrenda
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our second time dining at Oliva Trattoria and we were very disappointed with the food. We will not be going again. The ambiance is nice and the service good but without good food, its not worth what they charge.

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LeslieM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here for over 20 years and it is still as good as ever. The Oso Buco and whole Branzino are my favorites.

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NataliaP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I feel that they like to feed me! ❤️

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AaronS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner! I enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone interested in a nice, quiet Italian meal.

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vipJkr2000
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The outdoor dining was in the Parking lot. It was unappealing.

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vipLene
Los Angeles
131 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Caesar salad. Best pasta fagioli in town. Love Nikita. My go to neighborhood restaurant.

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vipOkmyx
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

One appetizer was poor, the other good. One entree was satisfactory, the other excellent. The biggest failure was providing caffeinated coffee when ordering (and they confirmed) they provided decaf - couldn't sleep until 3am. It had been many years since I last visited, and I have no intention of returning.

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vipLedalu
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are always outstanding! Hoping you'll keep the back patio as a permanent seating option. Love the bruschetta, and pasta! Yum! Drink menu is also great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service is always great here. The food was…fine. $26 for a rigatoni dish with a little asparagus and pieces of chicken…it was just ok. Total for dinner for 3 with one glass of wine, one beer, a salad split 3 ways, 3 entrees and one dessert was $175 w/gratuity.

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vipJakeR
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to eat here on a whim, after we decided we wanted Italian food. This is a hidden gem! Incredible service, good food, and good atmosphere. We had a prosciutto/mushroom/truffle pasta which was so delicious. In addition, we had the Sea Bass filet and spaghetti and meatballs. We ordered two desserts, the Creme brûlée and Chocolate soufflé - we would have passed on desserts the next time we dine. We look forward to coming back though.

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eschwartz1
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date nite with my wife. Great food and service.

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vipJeannehb
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people. And the bar area is beautiful. Best Manhattan I’ve had in a while. We will be back!!

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annab
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the rare experience when everything was perfect!!!All the food was incredibly delicious and our waiter Nicola was kind and polite and super helpful!

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 272 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.