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Oliver's Osteria, Laguna Beach, CA

Oliver's Osteria

4.7
4.7
1670 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Oliver's Osteria is currently offering an indoor and outdoor dining experience as well as takeout, curbside pick up and 3rd party app delivery. Please call us if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to serving you our traditional cuisine from the Emilia-Romagna region right here in Laguna Beach!
*SPECIAL NOTE FOR PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS CUSTOMERS PLEASE PLAN FOR A 2+ HOUR DINING EXPERIENCE WHEN PLACING YOUR RESERVATION*

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (949) 715-0261

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Erik De Marchi

  • Catering

    For more information please email us at info@oliversosteria.com.

  • Private party facilities

    For more information please email us at info@oliversosteria.com.

  • Neighborhood

    Laguna Beach

  • Cross street

    Laguna Canyon Frontage Rd

  • Parking details

    Free parking available

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,670 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • South Orange County

    Italian

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  1. tharmonson

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Other than waiting around 40 minutes past our reservation time to be seated, we had another wonderful meal at Oliver's. We've dined there many times but took some friends from out of state for their first visit. Everyone loved everything they tried. Our server was terrific and had strong suggestions. Ultimately, it was worth the long wait.
  2. justina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food, great service, good wine selection. Eric’s Old Fashion is a tasty twist on this classic. Lasagna is my favorite food group, this is the best I’ve had. Highly recommend this place.
  3. karyn77

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    our entrees were stupendous as was our server Giovanni
  4. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place is authentic and perfect. Wonderful staff, prompt service and delicious food and presentation.
  5. PattiW

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food outstanding!
  6. local

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Giovanni was a fabulous waiter !!
  7. PaulM

    London

    12 reviews

    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    We had been so looking to trying this restaurant . We ate in the outside tent area which was warm but had no ambience at all. The waiter and and server did their job but with no finesse or elegance that I would expect at a Michelin bib restaurant. It really was more of an Olive Garden experience which was extremely overpriced . All of us were underwhelmed by their meals soit wasn’t just me. Perhaps the presentation was off that night but so was the service. I would not suggest anyone to go there. Try another restaurant without any Michelin recommendation.
  8. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful cozy Italian atmosphere. The service was outstanding! The food is exceptional.
  9. victoriah

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    I was very disappointed in the overall meal. Bread was dry. Pasta was excellent. Veal was boring. No flavor. The sauces were excellent. Good if you just feel like pasta. Pass on everything else.
  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love Oliver’s. It’s the closest to being in Italy, right in our home town Laguna CA.
  11. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite Italian places in OC. Authentic and delicious dishes. Went here with a friend for dinner and had a great experience as always.
  12. PatrickS

    St. Louis

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience2
    Noisy and drafty whenever the door opened. Noisy by the open kitchen. But the food was excellent.
  13. Fazu

    Orange County

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is so amazing! They just had made the pasta that day and it was phenomenal. Service is great.
  14. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I wanted to take my wife to a restaurant for Valentine’s Day that reminded us of our honeymoon in Italy and this was the perfect place! Our server was kind and funny. Our food was cooked perfectly and tasted amazinnggg. The wine was great! Such a wonderful experience. 10/10 recommend.
  15. Lisa

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience3
    This was a disappointing dinner. The food was bland and mediocre at best. Will not be returning.
  16. DimitriC

    London

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went on a recommendation of a good friend of mine, who is a foodie himself. From the second we walked in, it did not disappoint. Staff was friendly atmosphere, and setting was very comfortable and the food was phenomenal. They spaced our apps, salad, and entrée perfectly, we never felt rushed, and look very much forward to going back again.
  17. VickyN

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Don’t order Strozzapreti, the dish doesn’t taste good & over price for $50. This place is over rated.
  18. Bella

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2023

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    Overpriced for pre-cooked salty food. I have had some great meals here but the inconsistency is a real issue. I am a salt lover and my food is usually over-salted there. A friend asked for no salt and the waiter didn't respond... if the food is pre-cooked there is no way to adjust. 60 bucks for Branzino and 30 for a plate of rice it needs to be spectacular... and most of the time it's not. No prices on their website so you are stuck when you arrive,
  19. NBFoodLover

    Orange County

    31 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We have always LOVED Oliver’s in the past. I don’t know what has happened but we had a very disappointing experience this time. The restaurant itself seemed shabby, our waiter was a bit pompous and the food, especially the salads were uninspired We were embarrassed as we brought friends who we raved about this restaurant to and we were all completely underwhelmed. 😩
  20. Truthbeknown

    Orange County

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Excellent Italian food! Everyone in our party ordered something different and we very pleased with each dish. The menu was extensive enough to make us all want to come back to explore further. Pasta with shrimp, lasagna and risotto were very good. This will be a strong contender for our go to restaurant in Laguna
  21. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great as always. Gracious host. Best Italian in Orange County.
  22. OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is amazing - ambience is even better. True treat In the canyon!
  23. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food and service!
  24. sanenes

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always! Octopus appetizer is a must have. One of my favorite restaurants in Laguna :)
  25. ChrisH

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oliver’s is reliably delicious. Service is great, food is tasty but also lite.
  26. PaulaV

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    2nd time here. Just as good as the first time. Waiters are charming and thorough. Great great food
  27. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We recently had a group of six ladies at Oliver’s and everyone was blown away by both the food and service . Sergio, our waiter was outstanding as always. One of the best Italian restaurants in California!
  28. SaharPugh

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most authentic Italian food. Best service. Best quality. Pure perfection.
  29. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Possibly the best Italian food in California! Coming from New York, my expectations for Italian are high and Oliver’s surpassed them. My new favorite place 🇮🇹
  30. Debbie

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was perfection - from the appetizer to dessert! A must next time we are in Labuan Beach!
  31. OpenTable Diner

    Greece

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic - spinach salad was amazing - as were the pappardelle and the tagliolini with shrimp. Delicioso!
  32. JohnS

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Outstanding food, but expensive.
  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, waiter and staff were great. Nice to have the option of eating inside or out. Will certainly go back.
  34. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food is outstanding! The only downside was it was raining hard and water was on the ground in the covered outside dining tent. Still it was a great meal with friends.
  35. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Server was very jumpy. Although I could tell he was experienced, It almost seemed like we were an inconvenience to him. Not a very personal connection. Kind of rushed
  36. StacyS

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything for perfect for my husband’s family birthday dinner! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding!
  37. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Felt ignored by waiting staff. I had no idea who our waiter was by the end of the night. For having a Michelin bib, I was expecting higher quality service. Food was fine.

    Oliver's OsteriaResponded on January 17, 2023Ciao, Thank you for your feedback and we apologize that you felt this way. We will be sure to review with our team and do hope you return in the near future. Grazie, Oliver's Osteria Management

  38. JesseV

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food was delicious but took a long time to come out. Other tables were getting their orders before us.
  39. Cradleofc

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Subpar. Overcooked protein. Poorly seasoned pasta. Gummy potatoes. Left more than half the meal on the plate.
  40. SteveB

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Eric delivers!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Oliver's Osteria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Oliver's Osteria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 715-0261.

Oliver's Osteria is rated 4.7 stars by 1670 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for Oliver's Osteria

853 Laguna Canyon Rd, Laguna Beach, CA 92651-1839

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Laguna Canyon Frontage Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Laguna Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat, Sun 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Mediterranean, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Free parking available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Erik De Marchi

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (949) 715-0261

  • Catering

    For more information please email us at info@oliversosteria.com.

  • Private party facilities

    For more information please email us at info@oliversosteria.com.

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