Enjoyed the food and the service. Big crowd, especially for a Monday night. Success brings customers and a little noise. Great experience.
Excellent job by Sam. Truly felt like I was in Italy!
This is a gem of a restaurant! One of the best in Orange County! True tastes of Italy without flying to Italy...
This was our first visit - amazing! The best pasta we’ve had in a very long time. The Cacio e Pepe was outstanding as well as the Gingrich Gorgonzola. Can’t wait to go back!
really great food ,I told a lot people ,the staff was very polite,
Very nice restaurant the food was good I thought it was a little expensive for the portion I wish them all the best.
Great food, unique combinations. Outstanding!
Wonderful staff and food. A little noisy but great energy.
Great little restaurant with authentic, fabulous Italian food. As the dining room fills up, it can be noisy. Waiters are attentive. A new favorite for Us!
Excellent - we love Oliver’s. Everything is exceptional and we will keep coming back for more.
We have enjoyed 10 meals at Oliver’s and recommend the restaurant to all our friends. The menu and the specials are excellent and different than any Italian restaurant I have been to in this area. Well done!
Nice place with great food. Chef seems to really care and make the effort to meet and greet patrons.
So enjoyed dinner that the four of us had trouble deciding what dishes we could all decide to share. We'll have to come back for the rest. Only disappointment-more than most must have ordered dessert that night, the choices were pretty thin when it came to our turn. And a bit uninspiring.
Best food in the OC, wine list is outstanding and prices are more than reasonable.
Love the food and the service here. Truly authentic Italian food, craft cocktails and a well curated wine list. Such a gem.
Never disappointed! Love this place.
It’s like Sunday’s at your Italian grandmas house
At this time I would not recommend.
The service was very poor. It started out nicely but one of the dishes of our main course was wrong. My husband ordered the Sea Bass. Our server never checked on us to see if we needed anything or give a time frame on the remaining course. I finally went to look for him. When he came back to our table I asked for our check. He apologized and said he made a mistake. That was fine and would have been enough but he was not attentive enough to really care. THEN, he asked me if I would take the Sea Bass to go ? Are you kidding me? I was going to take a $44 Sea Bass to go? I don't think so.
We have been hearing very good things about Oliver's Osteria from friends. I live in Laguna and was happy to finally have a good restaurant close by without going downtown. Sorry it didn't work out.
We came for my mother’s birthday dinner. We had never been, but recently read only wonderful reviews. It did not disappoint. Unpretentious with a nice ambiance. I love that the space is rather small, it makes for a much more intimate meal. Noise level was perfect - not too loud, but not quiet and stuffy. Food was so delicious - closest we’ve had that reminds us of food we ate during our trip to Italy. I will definitely be back. Highly recommend!
My favorite restaurant in LAGUNA BEACH !!!! Its a hidden gem.
Delicious flavors for all starters and main courses, exceptional service by Marco. Owner was gracious and visited us as well as other customers - a nice touch. Real northern Italy find in OC.
You won’t find better Italian food in Orange County.
We had reservations at 7:30 but they did t seat us till about 8:30!!!!!!! Gave us a glass of champagne for being patient and waiting!!! Some people left in frustration. The food was delicious and we will go back again. But I hope they improve the seating situation!!
The food was excellent, and the service was good from the waiters. They miss calculated the wait time on our reservation though. We had a 7 PM reservation and were not seated until close to 830. We were not served food until 915 because the kitchen was slow. They gave us free glasses of Prosecco while we were waiting and also a free dessert because our entrées were so slow. I would recommend this restaurant but go on weekdays or earlier in the evening. Very noisy in side but pleasant outside. The pastas were excellent.
I have now been here 3 times and every time I’ve had nothing but the best experience. From the bartender to the staff and of course the food is excellent. Will be back!
Authentic delicious Italian food with wonderful service in a great environment!
Oliver’s is my favorite! but
we went for lunch which is usually very good, but the focaccio wasn’t made yet so we got kind of funny, ordinary bread, the chopped tomatoes were absolutely flavorless and I ordered the ravioli with spinach and ricotta and although they were tasty they were very undercooked so I brought it home to recook!-my friends Ragu was delicious & the tiramisu as good as ever. The busboys were rather sullen & seemed eager to get rid of us! -our waiter was apologetic & nice. I have sent many people to Oliver’s & I know it is better than last Thurs. our meal was barely mediocre for $ $130+
This is meant to be constructive criticism, because I want Eric to succeed. Mario, his father was charming. My friends were disappointed as I have raved about how good the food is at Oliver’s.
I hope this is helpful & an alert to excellence! We will return hoping to for the quality we have had previously.
Server was wonderful! The risotto was done to perfection!
The food was very well presented, creative and delicious. Food items were fresh, cooked and served at perfect temperature and the service was very good. Went there on recommendation of foodie friends and our experience lived up to the expectation.
This location, off Laguna Canyon Rd., has been difficult in the past, but Olover's is a step way up from its predecessors. Chef Erik
Hands down best Italian (at this price point) in Orange County. Everything is cooked at an extremely high-level, top notch ingredients, and family-like service (not a substitute for family friendly, seriously, don't punish everyone by bringing your kids here when most are trying to have a romantic evening). While it's not inexpensive, it also isn't pretentious.
A neighborhood gem. Some of the best Italian Food in Orange County.
Amazing authentic Italian restaurant. Food is made from scratch and wine list has extensive Italian wines. Best Italian restaurant we have been to in California.
Fish was over cooked for both of us
We felt like we were eating in Italy. Oliver’s is our favorite Italian restaurant and always look forward to going back and experiencing great food and great people.
Always enjoy our meal at Oliver's and the fresh pasta's
Sat at bar for dinner, which turned out to be comfortable and allowed us to interact with the waitress/bartender Stephanie, who was an absolute delight.
Food was great.
This restaurant is exceptional - the closest thing to authentic Italian dining outside of Italy. Food and service were perfect!
excellent pasta, friendly staff, feels like being in Italy
Was there for lunch. The menu had several items that were interesting and we settled on some caccio e pepe and a ravioli dish with sage butter. Both were quite good. Service friendly and efficient. Relaxed casual atmosphere. Cocktails, negronis, were well prepared.