Olivia Restaurant and Rooftop

4.7
359 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Olivia, Downtown Hollywood’s finest, sits at the corner of authentic and chic boutique hotel.
In true Italian fashion, you come for the Capellini Primavera, but get lost for hours in the company and the impeccably curated wine list. Olivia’s menu reigns “supremo,” boasting generation old recipes for a beautifully Italian taste with a modern American twist.
Olivia sets the mood for every occasion from power business meetings to lasting date nights.
We have also the option of outdoor dinning at our rooftop " The Muse"
Live Music on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
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vipArlingtonian
Washington DC
87 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service5ambience1

Olivia serves very well executed versions of classic Italian dishes. The plating is quite elegant, and the execution is first rate. A starter of mussels came in a delicious broth and were plump and succulent. Pasta Faggioli soup was flavorful and properly seasoned. Main dishes of veal saltimbocca and snapper with capers also were first rate and the portions are large. Server was attentive and professional (and easy on the eyes). However (with a 3-star rating, you know there was going to be a "however"), the place was insanely loud. Not only is the noise from patrons in the large-ceiling hard-surfaced room quite intense but there was over amplified music. Really, really, over-amplified. With a wandering saxophone player added to the mix, just to bring the noise even closer to your table. And at one point a guy who took to a microphone and did a few minutes of jokes! We felt like we had been parachuted into a Bar Mitzvah. Apparently the music is usually confined to the rooftop, but that was closed when we were there because it was chilly and windy. Also, there are some nights when there is no music at all. If you actually want to talk to your companions during you meal, call ahead and check on whether and where the music will be playing. For us, at least, the noise really detracted from what was otherwise a well-done meal.

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LisaW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Best veal chop and classic mojito ever! Very Miamiesque. We loved the roving sax player. We went on a Tuesday night and it felt more like a Saturday night - packed and vibrant. Great experience!

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vipDonnaA
Washington DC
89 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and service with a smile!! Great saxophone player, too!!! 😍

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Rick
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

I have been to Olivia numerous times in the past and we have loved it. This time around was a bit different. The appetizer we received was not the one that we ordered. In addition our server(s) disappeared for the rest of the night so we were out of water and drinks until i asked another employees where our server was. Our entree did not get to our table for about 30 minutes after we received our wrong appetizer. I did not expect this from Olivia.

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vipChristinaN
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Parking was outrageous but food was good. Service great 👍

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience, delicious food and love the staff!

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ValentinaG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance.

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JasonM
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Great ambiance!!! Food was solid but, not top level. I will definitely return for the amazing atmosphere and live music.

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notafoodiebut
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Made a reservation for the rooftop but was told that day too windy. When we got there they had reopened the roof so went up to check it out. Had a drink at the bar and decided to stay on the roof for dinner. Service, food and ambiance were a very nice surprise.

Definitely worth the visit and will go back

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Jade
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a very nice time, staff is really nice. Food taste great and good entertainment.

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viphunter
Baltimore
17 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must when visiting Hollywood . The staff was very accommodating . The owner is amazing and the food fantastic . Can not say enough about this restaurant .

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Monicasgrace
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the veal Marsala and it was incredible. Richard served me and was a delight.

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MichaelB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience4

Good food and service were great. But disappointed that they tried to change our reservation when we got there. They should have let us know earlier in the day if they needed to change. After getting mangers involved it worked out. But put a damper on the evening

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AllieD
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Olivia is my favorite restaurant but there were a few problems while dining there for my sister and her husband's anniversary. For starters, we all ordered a veal dish, but when each couple decided to share it since the portions were tremendous, the waiter told us that there was a $3.00 sharing charge for each order. Never before has the restaurant done this, so when we complained, we were told that the charge was for the chef dividing the portions on separate plates in the kitchen. We were then told that if the waiter came out and he cut and portioned the entrees there would not be any charge. Of course we opted for the waiter taking care of this.

The veal was delicious and served with a very large side of angel pasta. We all had beverages and shared a couple of desserts which were wonderful. However, when the check was handed to us, the price of of both of our desserts was higher than what was on the menu. After pointing this out to the waiter, he said that there had been a price increase and the new dessert menu had not been printed yet. All of us laughed and said that this was not a good business practice and that it wasn't right to charge customers the new price. The waiter was very nice and removed the extra charge for the desserts.

There was one more thing that bothered us. Throughout our meal a few other tables were celebrating birthdays, anniversaries, etc. We observed the wait staff bring a dessert over to their tables and sing to the honored guest(s). Even though I had told the hostess that it was my sister and her husband's anniversary, no one offered them a free dessert (my husband and I have always been offered a free dessert for our birthdays and anniversary). The hostess did approach us during our meal and congratulate my sister and her husband during our meal, but that was it.

I do have to say that all of us had a good time and enjoyed our dinner.
Unfortunately, the few things that happened put somewhat of a damper on our dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time! Our waiter Antonio was the best. Super attentive and caring. The food was absolutely delicious. After eating the dj was out and we got the party started! All the waiter and waitresses are amazing. I’m super happy i found this place for my birthday dinner. If you want to drink, eat and dance THIS is the place. I’ll definitely will be returning for a date night!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. Huge portions that we could not even finish. Had to take it home for a second meal. There was music playing and had an amazing view of The Hard Rock Hotel from our seats and could watch the light show.

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vipAlanD
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Restaurant experience was very good in all respects. Valet parking is expensive, $15 for up to two hours.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Ambience was very nice. Service was quite good. The veal parmigiana was outstanding. However, our veal piccata was tough and below average. We love the sac player and the view. Good should improve overall.

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vipCbird
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very upscale dining , with awesome service and food !!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

absolutely amazing
fabulous service with Katherina!
food on point
nice live music

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FahF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waiters were excellent! Very attentive and friendly. Upscale restaurant but I brought my younger siblings here (no kid menu however) and we had a wonderful time. Live saxaphonist played happy birthday to me!

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DonnaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was FABULOUS! The ambiance is beautiful. The food was incredible from the bread, appetizer, main course, to the lava cake dessert. The service was top notch and friendly. HIGHLY recommend.

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samAi
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Rooftop restaurant is a great place to have a romantic dinner especially when live music is present.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service.

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vipartoffood
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed this restaurant. We ate inside. The waiter was efficient, knowledgeable and helpful. Two of us had clams and loved it. Medallions of Filet Mignon were excellent. I had Cappelini Primavera in oil and garlic sauce – couldn’t have asked for a better dish. We’ll be returning soon.

A nice place to take your friends and business contacts. Nice atmosphere and design.

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Christina
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a romantic affordable dinner. Food was great. And the location is really chic.

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vipPearl
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food all the time

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texasgirl
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great authentic Italian food. Good atmosphere overlooking the city with attentive wait service.

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SergioF
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Any guesses as to my favorite kind of food?

I met a friend who lives in the 954 for a dinner date this past Saturday. Having heard good things about Olivia, this was my choice. For one, the views alone are five star! From our table on the rooftop we were able to see the stadium, the guitar tower and all the beautiful skyline of our town. The live music, the sax by Vad, was perfection as well.

Since views and music don’t fill the belly, let’s talk about our dinner. Their meatball appetizer was very tender and very flavorful in their marinara sauce. I added black pepper on mine of course, and we shared prosciutto and mozzarella as well. Mozzarella was nice and creamy, and well presented. Between a full bodied bottle of Rufino Chianti and cocktails from the downstairs bar, most of our main course ended up to go. My chicken Parm was huge. This was a deliciously generous piece of chicken coated with a thin layer of cheese and more of their hearty marinara sauce. Perfectly past al dente spaghetti accompanied the dish. My friend’s gnocchi was just as tasty with cheese and hints of truffle.

A fluffy tiramisu, with notes of a coffee liquer and chocolate, sweetened our taste buds.

This restaurant is split between the lobby and the rooftop. While our dinner was in the rooftop, I got there a little earlier and started off with a classic mojito - really well blended! We came back after dinner, for a couple of Hennessy old fashioneds for me and framgelico for her. Allen our bartender was awesome, also letting us sample a few other cocktails. All around a great restaurant!

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KatrinaM
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Chilean Sea Bass was amazing. Owner stopped by and spoke with us which was really nice.

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vipRonnieC
Fort Lauderdale
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night with my fiancé.

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TresaH
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing authentic Italian food-
The taste was unreal. Can’t wait to go back.

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JaySent41
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good we ate there twice in four days! Brought friends. Awsome!

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vipMarjorieW
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are staying at The Circ Sonder in Hollywood, FL. Olivia is on the roof of the hotel. On Saturday night the bar was lively with a DJ and a strolling sax player. The drinks were well crafted and refreshing. The view from the roof is beautiful.

We returned for dinner on Sunday night. Julio our server and the rest of the staff were incredibly professional and so warm and welcoming. The food was remarkable, not what I would expect from a "hotel restaurant".

We had beef carpaccio, but buratta with prosciutto. I had the tortellini stuffed with beef and pork in a cream sauce with ham and English peas. My husband had risotto fruite de marre. The potions were generous and the food was beautifully prepared and served. Just delicious. Hubby had the chocolate lava cake, served with fresh whipped cream and vanilla Gelato.

The food and service were New York City fine dining quality. Next time we are in Hollywood we will be back!

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AlexandraI
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The music was a bit too loud and it would have been great to sit by the railing instead of the front doors.

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Enrique
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service were very good. The ambience and the back ground music made the evening more enjoyable. Will definitely visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ivan, Allen and Leah are out favorites! We love this place and come at least once a month. Great place for every occasion. Love the rooftop.

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PinaG
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The electric violinist was fantastic!

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MsVEE
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Richard was wonderful. Which it was very attentive. He made my husband’s birthday celebration very special.

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JuanS
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place for a date, good food, good music, good view

FAQs

Olivia Restaurant and Rooftop offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (954) 541-9964.

Olivia Restaurant and Rooftop is rated 4.7 stars by 359 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.