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Oliva Trattoria

$$ - $$$
South San Fernando Valley
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4449 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, Los Angeles, CA 91403-2911
+1 818-789-4490
16:30 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This place has been a favorite for years. The original building is painted inside to look like an Italian village and then they expanded to the building next door which is more contemporary but has it's own charm. Friendly staff. Great food.

Thank KoziakProductions
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Had lunch with family....food was excellent...service was great. Had linguini and clam sauce...absolutely mouth watering.

Thank Mary K
Scottsdale, Arizona
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163 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This was our first visit to OT. Overall our server was personable and the food was hot, had good portion size and overall was average to good. Prices were reasonable. Not sure if we would visit again, but may.

1 Thank Gary B
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Our meals were delicious but the waiter didn't really understand some things we were trying to ask , not because we were tourists just lots of misunderstandings. Also told us that our 2 bottles of wine were $10 corkage (he said 2 for $10) and third bottle was $20. Bill came they charged us $10 each we tried to say... More 

Thank SydneyStringer
Covington, Kentucky
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231 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Six for dinner and we all had great Italian. Orders: spaghetti with meat sauce; salmon with sautéed spinach; mussels and clams with pasta; osso bucco in Ragu with mashed potatoes and broccoli; rigatoni with chicken and asparagus. All excellent, nice size entrees. Fresh salads and great bread. The olive oil here is some of the best. Menu + daily specials... More 

Thank Paula L
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is a charming place with wonderful food and service! This is one of my new favorite dinner spots and they are open late!

Madeira Beach, Florida
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

Walking into this place reminded us of walking into a place in southern Italy. It's warm and inviting. The menu is very extensive and includes many items cooked exactly the way we remember them from Italy. We ordered the eggplant Parmesan which is prepared without any breading and bake and was absolutely delicious. The spaghetti with meat sauce was equally... More 

Thank lvmikesue
Los Angeles, California
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160 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

This little gem is tucked in off the corner of Van Nuys and Moorpark. If you were not looking, you would miss it. The food is very good and the staff is just great. The have a nice wine selection and a good ambiance. Not to loud, not like a museum, just right. Its a good place for family and... More 

Thank dbartoletti
North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

I just returned home from this restaurant. I love it! The food was delicious, the server, Cheyenne, was so cool and attentive but not intrusive. In fact, we all thought that he looks like he should be in the movies instead of here. Ha, ha, ha, ha! I digress. But anyway, the atmosphere and personnel were first-class and we all... More 

Thank rtext2
Los Angeles, California
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269 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016

The food is always fresh and the service generally good. Parking is convenient, with a valet in front in case street parking is not available. The restaurant is always very noisy, so not for an intimate dinner.

Thank ExperiencedTravelers

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4449 Van Nuys Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403, Los Angeles, CA 91403-2911
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-789-4490
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!!!

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