Pasta e Fagioli
Cannellini Bean and Pasta Soup
Whole Branzino (Special)
Fresh, Imported European Sea Bass, Baked Whole with Rosemary and Garlic. Lemon and Olive Oil. De-Boned Table side upon Request. Served With Broccoli, Carrots and Roasted Rosemary Potatoes
Lobster and Shrimp Spaghetti (Special)
Half of a 1.5 Lb Shell on Main Lobster and Jumbo Shrimp In a Light Spicy Tomato Sauce
Food and service was outstanding. Ambiance like a neighborhood restaurant. Only problem is parking.
Always good and consistent. 2ND time this week I’ve been there for dinner.
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.
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.
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.
Everyone there - the staff & patrons - greeted us with friendly smiles and comments! We enjoyed the cocktails and the terrific Italian entrees.
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!
Feels like home!
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.
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.
Every time I feel that they like to feed me! ❤️
Great dinner! I enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone interested in a nice, quiet Italian meal.
The outdoor dining was in the Parking lot. It was unappealing.
Great Caesar salad. Best pasta fagioli in town. Love Nikita. My go to neighborhood restaurant.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Date nite with my wife. Great food and service.
Lovely people. And the bar area is beautiful. Best Manhattan I’ve had in a while. We will be back!!
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!
We had a GREAT fathers day weekend. The whole family enjoyed the food/ambiance.
Highly recommend you make a reservation.
we ended up eating inside instead of outside because there was plenty of room. had a great time with staff and enjoyed a wonderful meal.
Food and service were great ! Great family place !
Excellent service and good food.. we will definitely go back...
They’re still getting up to speed after California’s draconian lockdowns.
Delicious food and terrific service! They were able to accommodate our party of seven with no problem and inside dining. Highly recommended!
Food was very good and the waitress was wonderful.
Food is always great! Service is impeccable!! Server Nikita is the Best!
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.
Fabulous as always
Everything was good until one of our table mates saw a rat run along the top of the fencing!!!!!!
The food was great and so was the service. I’m looking forward to going back again.
Overall all was good except for the dirty menus. In this COVID era, menus should be very clean.
Such great friendly service! Loved the drinks and the food. Will definitely be back.
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.
Great wait staff & yummy food. Parking is a bit tricky but the public lot near the restaurant made it easy.
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.
Exceptional Italian food and amazing, attentive service. Can’t recommend this place enough. A million stars!
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.
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 253 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.