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“Very good for a price !”
Review of Oliva Trattoria

Oliva Trattoria
Ranked #783 of 10,308 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: US$15 - US$45
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
Description: OlivA is definatley an Italian Restaurant that YOU MUST TRY located in Sherman Oaks, California neighboring other towns that are close enough for easy drive from including... Studio City, Van Nuys, Encino, Toluca Lake, Burbank, Tarzana and North Hollywood. THE FOOD IS DELICIOUS and the atmosphere is entertaining and perfect for any special occasion or for simply a great meal, upscale but reasonable. Be sure to book your next catering event or special event with OlivA and you will be very very happy!!!Oliva also have a divided area to accommodate special event or private party. Whether it is a graduation party, birthday party, retirement party or just a special event to get intimate with good friends or family, Oliva IS THE PLACE TO BE and certainly to dine at. Oliva is OPEN ALL DAY from lunch thru dinner no stop daily (Sunday lunch reserved for large groups). Oliva's friendly staff always look forward to seeing you offering all the best from their family to yours!OLIVA IS THE PLACE, GREAT GREAT GREAT!!!
Reviewed 23 July 2014

We were staying in Sherman Oaks and picked this restaurant based on a personal recommendation. Our grandkids were with us and wanted Italian for this night. We had
proscuitto with figs salad, linguini, spaghetti, fettuccini funghi and a dessert. There was really nothing to fault. The service and food was excellent even though our server was a bit stuffy. It was a bit pricey, but we all really enjoyed our meal. I am not sure we would go back, but this one meal was a good one.

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Thank IverJohnson
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

Quite similar to real Italian food. The pizza is thin crust, I like it like that, I had a chicken Milanese and I asked to have it extra thin, and they did it, and it was good. The vegetables I had to go with it were just steamed, but fresh, they serve a nice bread basket with a cup of tomato, garlic and basil, bruschetta style. The only thing that was really not noticeable, and expensive, was the grilled shrimp. They were not grilled, but sauté, and they were very plain and not the classic large shrimp you expect. Also the Cesar salsa was nothing to remember, too dry as well. Nice service. Totall bill was $90, including tip, for 2 people, only one drink, no dessert. Too expensive for what we got.

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

This has been a favorite for 8 years running. Great staff and good Italian chef. Reasonable process and lively atmosphere--especially Thursday thru Sunday make me go back time and again.

Thank TakeTheHighRoad
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

A group of 9 of us were in the L.A. area on business. Booked a reservation at the last minute based upon TA reviews. Even though we were 30 minutes late arriving due to traffic it was not a problem. We were greeted warmly and the service was excellent throughout our dinner. Our food was very fresh, pasta was light and tender, and the sauces were quite tasty. We also enjoyed several appetizers and all were quite good. Overall an excellent experience and would definitely recommend Oliva Trattoria. Thank you again TA reviewers!

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Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I don't think anything about this restaurant would make me want to go back. Flavors were OK but not nuanced and complex; everything was on the slightly oily side.

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Thank SunshineCheyenne
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