In these days of having to eat outdoors, Oliva Trattoria is doing it right. They have a few tables outside in front and have turned their parking lot in the rear into a cozy little space that reminds me of a European sidewalk cafe. Best place we have found so far for gluten free pasta - cooked perfectly. And the bread basket was a temptation that you didn't want to say 'no' to (as long as you could eat regular bread).
We will return!
All servers and staff are extremely friendly and provide great service. Oliva put alot of effort in their outdoor dining setup!
Food is always good but they could do better with the outdoor seating area. Maybe some artificial grass, better lighting would make it a better dining experience. Service was great.
Excellent food,however outside setup was horrendous.....just tables in a parking lot,no heaters,no attempt whatsoever to add any customer amenities......
We love to come here every time I come in from out of town to visit my daughter. The food is fantastic and service is always impeccable. They have made the outside dining experience very lovely. The menu is extensive and everything I have tried has been prepared perfectly. We will definitely be back next time I’m in town.
Fabulous food, amazing service
They have converted the parking area in to a nice patio with lattice work and Italian lights. There are plants all around, heat lamps and you don’t feel like you are sitting in the street. Great Covid precautions- temperature check when you arrive. Service was outstanding and the food was amazing!
Best calamari I’ve had in a long time! Excellent goat cheese salad as well.
Good wine selection. We were very pleased. Definitely recommend
Great service, food and new outdoor patio.
Food is good and excellent value. Service is always friendly and professional
Great place, best Italian food outside of Italy. Fair prices and good service.
Dinner was good. Outdoor dining in the parking area/alley was different but somewhat expected. I think they are handling Covid well. The tomatoes/bread to start is wonderful. I’ve tried different items each time and so far, I’ve enjoyed the chicken Milanese the best. My friend had a dish with lobster and although good, he said the lobster was tough.
We had an absolutely delightful dinner on the outdoor patio. Our server was perfect! We will be back!
Great food, great service and great wine. Really enjoyed ourselves
So great loved our Italian waiter and food was amazing
Excellent Food and service. We eat there Often with my family and we love it.
Food is good and they did a great job to make it a great experience, e.g. seating in their quiet back parking lot vs sitting at the busy street.
We have been in town for a week eating at a different restaurant ever night. Oliva Trattoria was hands down the best of all of them by a wide margin. Because of COVID we sat outside on their makeshift patio which was fine. One of the best Italian restaurants I have ever experienced. Their food is beyond reproach.
Great service and amazing food. Luigi was an amazing host he was the best host my family has ever had. Also the I forgot the other waiters name but he was also with Luigi. He was also very nice and helpful. Everything about this place is great. People should definitely go eat here. Much love:)
-De Guzman family
Just don’t go there. You’ll thank me
Food always good. They made a nice outdoor setting in back for the Covid virus. Well spaced.
We had a lovely time, and the area they set up outside in the back was just delightful. Unfortunately it was one of the days where there was a heat wave and it was brutally hot even in the evening. Other than that, the service was great the food was delicious and the music was thoroughly enjoyable.
Beautiful outdoor seating, excellent food, and service was impeccable.
The staff was wonderful, they accommodated our group perfectly and we felt very safe with their Covid precautions. The food and wine were out of this world!!
I like this restaurant. The owners are gracious and eager to please. The food is good. The atmosphere pleasant. Prices are in-line with the competition.
The food was delicious and the staff were very welcoming. We are new to the area and have been looking for a go-to Italian spot and this will be it!
An excellent dining experience whether dining in or to go.
Patio seating is comfortable and all covid 19 protocols are observed.
Exceptional staff led by Carlo and Paul.
Great dishes – our favorite is the branzino entree.
Very personal and attentive service.
Great atmosphere and even greater people at Olivas!
Thank you for making life seem somewhat normal during this crisis!
Tammy and Dan
Food was no where near as good as before pandemic -very overpriced also -calamari portion was minuscule for the 15dollars- the salmon was chewy .. the Branzino was dry ..Service was bad also. Couldn’t even get salt and pepper for 20 minutes and my food got cold . Sorry I spent so much for 2 people and didn’t enjoy it.
We had a great experience. Luigi waited on us, and he was superb! Foot is consistently good at this restaurant. We would go back there again.
The food and service both excellent. Due to COVID we dined outdoors and tables were well spaced. The focaccia and tomato’s served while waiting for food was delicious.
Was so happy that the restaurant provided outside seating and the food was as glorious as ever. Oliva will continue to be one of our favorite Italian eateries and the LA basin.
We had such a good time here. Their food is phenomenal! We will definitely be coming back here soon!
Reservation was waiting for us. Wine was good. Good dinner entertainment was for a younger crowd.
Outstanding service and food!!!!
Food is reliably top-notch, and the servers are friendly and attentive. Oliva is a Sherman Oaks institution!
We were greeted by a nice hostess and seated early. Unfortunately, our service was only fair. This is the second time I’ve have had this particular server, and both times, I’ve been disappointed by him. He didn’t check on us enough and had to request help from others. Food was good. My mom loved her pasta Norma.
We were stuck literally in a corner next to an office door that said "private". My husband had his right side smashed when an employee from the other side opened the door forcefully, then closed it when he realized a table was placed there. The food was OK, nothing great. It was our first time here and won't be coming back.
The food was really good! The service was super slow. Not the server per say, but the kitchen. Great atmosphere! Would come back, just be prepared it will take time.
We waited for almost an hour for our table.
In general the whole experience was good, but I felt like they over booked for the Valentine’s Day occasion. The food was amazing and the service was mediocre at best. There were lots of times where other tables were also confused about when their food was coming as well as waiting for someone to take care of them. For the occasion it felt as if they Stuffed extra tables together to garner extra business, which is fine but took away from the experience. I would definitely go back because the food was absolutely delicious but maybe on a day that isn’t so busy.
I will be totally honest. My friends and I ended up staying home whilst we drank white claws and ate pizza hut. It was a great offer to be fancy but at the end of the day sometimes you just accept the person who you truly are. Have a great day and thanks for helping me pretend how classy i am! 😄
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 175 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.