Olivia Restaurant and Bar

4.5
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52 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Olivia, Downtown Hollywood’s finest in Stile Italiano fare, sits at the corner of authentic and chic. 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 lunches to lasting date nights.
What 52 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.5
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4.2
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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From start to finish the whole experience was impeccable. We were greeted instantly and seated within seconds. The food was amazing. Definitely try the mozzarella bar, it was unlike anything else! Every employee was polite and very attentive. Loved this classy place and will definitely be recommending to anyone and everyone in the Hollywood/Fort Lauderdale area.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always amazing 😉

JH
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently great food and service. Love it and will be back.

b
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good selection great food reasonable prices

EF
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went here on a Friday night, was not too busy. Staff was very pleasant and attentive. Food was outstanding.

NM
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The eggplant appetizer was “WOW”, thin slices of eggplant in a light but flavorful marinara sauce which was divine! We also tried the homemade mozzarella with tomato, pesto and basil appetizer from the “Mozzarella Bar”which was superb!
My husband had the veal shank and the smell of true authentic Italian spices filled the air, he claims the dish was delicious! I had the grilled swordfish which lacked flavor, not my favorite. However , the spinach , broccoli and sliced potato side dish was cooked perfectly and tasted very fresh. I also tried my husbands risotto which came with the veal shank dinner and, Oh my goodness, the risotto was amazing, so flavorful. Overall the meal was very good. We will definitely be back!

M
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

- très bon accueil malgré la foule bruyante autour du bar
- service parfait (notre serveur Juan) attentif et drôle
- choix du menu bien . Plat copieux
- Bon rapport qualité/prix
- une experience a recommander

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w
Miami
42 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We were charged for their Birthday offering even though they were out of what we wanted and out of what they offered us as an alternative.

V
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was excellent and service started out very good but after the restaurant got busy, our waitress worked two larger tables and we got very little attention. It then took a while to get refills on drinks or to get our check.

j
Miami
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

I had the veal parmigiana, which was good but too much sauce frowns out the taste

MS
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best resturants in Hollywood. If you like italian food you must try Olivias.

OT
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Food was delicious. Service fair. No one was in the restaurant for lunch except us and two other people. Waiter when he finally came over actually said I forgot you were here. Besides the service the restaurant doesn’t validate valet so if you are there 2 hrs it’s $10.00 which is a bit pricey for a lunch. Would think twice about coming back . At least they should validate half and it would cost $5.00 which is reasonable. Service needs to improve. Can’t imagine what they do if busy.

f
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, try the mozzarella bar....

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been to the restaurant a few times. It was exceptional, as always.
We really enjoy dining there and will return

OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Très bien c’est ma deuxième fois

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r
Miami
50 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

fresh well prepared food. nice size portions. Service was a up and down as the restaurant got busier. also, can get very loud.

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All good’!!!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and experience was amazing! Went with a group of ten ladies and we were so impressed

OT
Miami
32 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. Great service. Beautiful atmosphere.

P
Miami
21 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was good, price reasonable, nice ambiance! service was terribly, took long for order to be taken, long for bringing the food, worst to pick up plates and ask if we wanted desert!

G
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Each of our meals were outstanding.
Cooked to perfection, extremely flavorful.
The service above par...
Modern decor and open space makes it a very inviting place to gather.

RB
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience1

Unfortunately this was a poor experience. The food was terrible and tasteless and the bread was so hard you could not eat it. We have been there many times for large family celebrations and quiet dinners with delicious entrees but not this past Saturday night. The prices went way up and definitely not worth the cost anymore. The only bright spot was Esteban our waiter, he was very good and attentive. We will not be going back to Olivia's sorry to say.

SZ
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my new go to spots in Hollywood. Finally an Italian restaurant close to NY cooking.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a really nice time there. The food was very good.

RK
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food from start to finish. Large portions. The veal parmigiana was a huge portion enough for two plus. The gnocchi was amazing as an appetizer. There were 6 in our party. The wine selection is outstanding. I wish I could remember our waitress name. She was amazing! A little older, dark hair and not tall. She was “on it”. We will definitely be back.

KH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

The food was excellent! My only negative is that it took 4 hours for a group of nine.

J
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by the dinner, my wife and I both had the Chilean Sea Bass and it was exceptional. Our waitress Alex was also great.

FL
Miami
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Nice atmosphere, food & service was ok once they got to our table after seating us... waited at least 10 min. before anyone stopped at our table... not even a “be with you in a minute type thing” as we saw 3-4 other waitresses (??) standing by a divider wall. We were there before the Valentine crowds, too (early 6pm seating not 7 or 8pm). We do like the food though & vibe & have followed the owner/ managers for years from one restaurant to another. Ask to sit in main room to feel like your part of the crowd & by a window to look out if you want to look out at traffic or sidewalk walkers.

DI
Miami
220 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience5

As a local resident I probably should have been here sooner,but there are many great choices in the South Broward dining scene. I expected a little more than I received this first visit. As part of a group of excellent Italian restaurants headed up by Carpaccio's in Bal Harbour, the menu selection was very similiar. Many choices ,large portions, great wine list, and very attractive venue. A few negatives that you tend to remember were a cracked water glass and $ 10.00 plus tip to park your car. Many, if not most, fine restaurants offer complimentary valet parking .
Never the less ,the experience was enjoyable, the food was presented well and was good and you didn't max out your credit card to pay the bill.
We will return for another visit but probably walk.

S
Miami
41 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience5

Food was very good. Restaurant is beautiful. Service very bad. Order was wrong and waitress took forever for everything!
Managers were very attentive and gave us a wonderful desert

OT
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Love this place . Food is outstanding.

AD
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service but could do without the loud music coming from the bar.

a
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

No soda! Missing service. Never seen it happening before but was not a good experience

OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

Food: The food is good. The mozzarella bar is amazing. To be fair I always order meat or fish not pasta. What I don’t like is that the sides are all the same on every plate, which gives me an assembly line feeling. This time I had the lamb. It was ok. My socks weren’t knocked off. The sauce they serve on the side of it was not worth it. It lacked flavor and was watery. My husband had the veal montebianco which was good. He liked it and I tasted it. On other occasions we’ve had the salmon (ok) and the steaks (good).

Ambience: Very nice which is probably why we keep coming. It’s a nice date night place.

Service: Good.

C
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enthusiastic waiter, delicious food, great wine, bread

We were disappointed in the mozzarella with prosciutto appetizer because the cheese was chewy. The waiter gave us a big build up about how the cheese was made and how tender it was.

The dinners were excellent!

U
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Well prepared food with generous portions. High noise level on busy nights so plan accordingly. Friendly hard working staff aims to please. Management attentive.

DB
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

This new restaurant has everything. The ambiance is nice, the food is very good and the service is with a smile. We will be returning often.

TP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great service the Manager was on top of it

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent on every level! The customer service was stellar! Make sure to make room for the fresh mozzarella bar... it’s amazing!

SI
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

2 of our meals came cold. I meal.....shrimps were not edible.....very hard.