Olivella Restaurant

3.8
18 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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Olivella Restaurant is the Gem of New Jersey! Join us for brick oven pizza and a full menu of antipasti, pastas and entrees just steps from James J. Braddock Park. Cozy, warm, family style setting with masterpieces for your palette. A combination of traditional Italian meets modern cuisine.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Pizzeria
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Hours of operation
Sunday – Thursday 11:30AM to 10PM
Friday - Sat 11:30 to 11PM
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Phone number
(201) 662-6110
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
76th Street
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Parking details
Plenty of Street Parking. Uber for Convenience.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Delivery, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View
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3.8based on all time ratings
4.2
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
3.8
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1 review
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience! I really liked

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

New owners working very hard to earn your business. I will definitely return when back in the neighborhood. I thought the food was exceptional...quality and presentation was very notable. ...and great value.

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New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service at Olivella was excellent - the food delicious. Olivella is a BYOB so bring your own wine and if you forget, right across the street there's a liquor store. My family and I had a great time and enjoy the delicious Italian food.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We Love Italian food and just moved to the area and came across this restaurant. They have a front dining area with small table and close setting with ambiance. In the back it is family style with bigger tables and open forum in a solarium. The host or manager took care of us served for us. He was friendly, helpful and brought out his favorite appetizer the grilled octopus( even though) we didn't order it. YOU DEFINITLY SHOULD!! We had two salads the olivella and the popeye both big full bowls, delicious, and beautifully presented. The food took about 10 minutes longer then it should have in between courses but was worth the wait. It is BYOB in case you want to bring a bottle to share as you chow down on your dinner. For our entrée we had two specials, the lobster ravioli and the veal. We could not get over the enourmous portion of the veal, that being said, we wish it was ever bigger. Pounded real thin and fried to perfection. It reminded me of my childhood. We actually picked up the shank and bite right off it to get every tender piece. As the hosts recommendation we ordered the cheesecake for dessert. It was homemade with a crumbcake crust. It was creamy and dense where you wanted to savor every bite. We will be returning. We have it mind for our next get together with a bigger group.

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H
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very nice place with very good food. Ordered the chop special, which was as good as any chop house. Side of fries with rosemary, over the top! Pizza was good not the best I ever had, but worth a try.

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a
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first visit/lunch... the menu is the same for lunch or dinner..
Lovely new neighborhood gem. It was very quiet/midday lunch... we shared an
excellent caprese... the mozzarella was deliciously creamy.. then we shared
a pappardella bolognese... perfectly prepared, plentiful/delicious.. took some of
it home ... They are just starting out... and I hope more people will discover them.
Prices are moderate/pricy, but the portions are plentiful for sharing. Will definitely return.

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I
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Olivella's pizza is fantastic. I especially like the Tartufata (tomato, cheese, mushroom and truffle oil.) The sizes are good; the round is 6 pieces and the square I believe is 9. And the prices are great for each. There is a nice list of pastas and starters. Each day there is a meat and fish/seafood special. I am hoping they expand and have some of these dishes as regulars. I love the backroom (indoor garden) It is a pleasant cheerful place.
Right now Olivella is a BYOB but the manager says that soon they will be getting a liquor license. I hope that the wine list will be good and not too pricey.
I am rooting for Olivella. It's nice to have a good restaurant within walking distance of your home.

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing pizza, friendly staff, byob, kid friendly...will go again!!!

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m
Tampa
58 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

It's good to know of a place tucked away in the neighborhood that has superb food.

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N
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Horrible service! Please save your money and go elsewhere.

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b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

To start off, NOT EVERYONE LIKES TO LISTEN TO ELECTRICONIC MUSIC, if I want that I would go to a club. We had to ask them to turn down the music. Appetizers had ZERO taste, we ordered salad and tartare. The only saving grace was the pizza- really how can you go wrong with brick oven pizza.UGGGG

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Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

As always the food was outstanding and fresh. Not sure what happened this time but service was really slow, took fifteen minutes to even take our initial order and the restaurant was not even busy yet.

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w
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I attempted to go twice, both with reservations, both times the restaurant cancelled on me and in the same week. The first time they came to the door of the restaurant and told me the chef had a family emergency. Later that same week, on Sunday, I made a reservation, called them to make sure they were open, which they said they were and a half hour later, they called to tell me they had a flood. Really!!! Must be drama there, don't know if they will make it.

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S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was fresh and prepared beautifully. The gluten free pizza was the best

Portions were very large. My group shared a lot of dishes. Clams and mussels outstanding.

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A
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I had the mussels for appetizer & the broth was so delicious that I took a container of it home. My boyfriend was disappointed in the zucchini flowers. I had the clams over pasta which Included wonderful vegetables, while my boyfriend had the veal chop Milanese which was tasty. The restaurant is small, reservations are a must, & it seemed as tho our server was overwhelmed.

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f
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food.. casual atmosphere.. noisy.... attentive and friendly server.. a great find

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 1

This was my 2nd experience within 30 days. I must say the food is top notch and simply amazing. Though you do have to wait an unreasonable amount of time to receive all courses. Each time was just under 3 hours with a group of 4. The service is mediocre at best. Lastly cocktail napkins are provided. Likely went through 10+ napkins on each occasion.

This is a rather new business and I'm sure things will fall into place sooner then later. Due to the ambiance and the great tasting food I do plan on returning sometime in the near future.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun place, Great food, energetic atmosphere and friendly service ! Highly recommend!

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