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Olivera's Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Mexican, Pub
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390 S Dexter St, Ionia, MI 48846-2004
+1 616-522-3000
11:00 - 12:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 12:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Holland, Michigan
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211 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On a cold March evening our stop at Olivera"s was just what the doctor ordered. Piping hot and delicious Lasagna with some good hot chocolate for me and a great salad for my wife were great. The waitress was very pleasant and helpful including getting me extra and delicious garlic bread. We will stop here again when we make a... More 

Thank Brent M
Portland, Oregon
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253 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

We had dinner here and ordered the deep dish pizza. It was good, but not the kind we were hoping for with that Chicago style crust and toppings. We did move to another booth as lots of televisions are on and on different channels, so it is noisy.

Thank 5nn
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My husband and I stopped here for lunch after reading reviews on TA. Glad we did. The service was wonderful, the food was tasty and everything looked clean and inviting. There were not many there this dreary day and my only possible complaint would be that we both felt a cold draft where we were seated. We did not ask... More 

Thank meghansmom
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Very basic bar style. Good service. Food arrived at a decent time. Prices are decent.

Thank Deborah L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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240 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I had lunch with two co-workers at Olivera's in Ionia and really enjoyed the food and experience. Three people with soft drinks came in around $25 (plus a well-deserved tip to our great server, Alexa). I had an Italian sandwich with fries, another had salmon, and the third had a calzone. The other two are pretty picky, and I didn't... More 

Thank Dave B
Lansing, Michigan
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We have been here about 5 or 6 times, and I generally try something different each time. The salads are great and the Stromboli's are good too. The only time I didn't have a good meal was when I ordered a chicken wet burrito and they gave me a beef one. I didn't send it back because I didn't want... More 

Thank Qzsue2016
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Decided to try out this place during a resent visit to Ionia for a rabbit show. We ended up eating here a couple of times because it was so good. Saturday night was crazy busy so service was a little on the slow side.

Thank Colliesnbunnies
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8 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

We were in town working and stayed at the hotel next door, visited olivera's frequently. Never had a bad dish, the staff is nice, and the drinks were cold, what more can I ask for.

Thank smallsvill
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Deep dish pizza was huge and tasted great. Cheesy breadsticks were also great. Calamari was so-so, edible but not fried enough for my tastes. Service was fast and very friendly. Ordered a large deep dish supreme, one kids pizza, one entree, two appetizers, pop and one dessert and bill was $68. I thought this was a pretty good price for... More 

Thank CrazyAtheist
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We stayed in the area for 4 days and I ate both lunch and dinners here. One night there were so many flies in the restaurant it was ridiculous. The Caesar salad I had for lunch was fresh and good. The shrimp basket for dinner was mediocre. The chicken wings were pretty good. They have a great beer selection for... More 

Thank Kimberly C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Mexican, Pub
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 12:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 S Dexter St, Ionia, MI 48846-2004
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ionia County  >  Ionia
  • Phone Number: +1 616-522-3000
Olivera’s Restaurant has proudly serviced Ionia and surrounding communities for over 13 years. In April of 2014, Olivera’s moved into their new location at 390 South Dexter Street across from the fairgrounds.
The newly renovated and greatly expanded establishment offers a seating capacity of 288, boasting three spacious, cozy dining areas to accommodate the unique needs of all their guests. The casual dining area is ideal for family gatherings, business meetings or anyone opting for a quiet, more subdued dining experience. They added a large, open dining addition to the south side of the building that has become known as “The Pit”; with large overhead glass doors offering al fresco dining during the warmer weather and guarantees a view year round. Their uniquely designed island bar was built to be the centerpiece of all the action; with 35 seats around the large concrete bar-top and a number of pub tables and booths surrounding. The concrete olive in the center of the bar is symbolic of their appreciation of Michigan Beer. Olivera’s features 20 Michigan Craft Beers in their line up at all times, boasting 28 drafts in all. They’ve also made many additions to their wine list from our great state and abroad giving Olivera’s the most extensive beer and wine selection offered anywhere between Grand Rapids and Lansing!
Olivera’s has also fine-tuned their already broad list of menu offerings that you’ve enjoyed in the past. No worries, you’ll still find your favorite Pizza, Pasta, Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, and more, not to mention additional weekly chef features as well. They have also added a new express lunch menu that offers fresh prepared meals with many options to choose from under $7.95. This makes Olivera’s menu the most extensive in the surrounding area.
Throughout Olivera’s you will find over 50 HD tv’s featuring a large array of sporting events to suit every fan. The entire facility is enhanced with a new state of the art sound system that has four different zones made for everyday listening and theater quality surround sound.
Also added to the building is a new take out area that offers quick access through a separate entrance on the north side of the building for their customers.
Olivera’s has been voted the best in Ionia County repeatedly for Italian Restaurant, Pizza, Sports Pub and More. They offer dine in and delivery plus catering in house or off site for all occasions.
Their more than 75 employees are friendly and professional and ready to serve you the moment you walk in our door or call in a delivery. They are there to ensure you have an exceptional experience each and every time.
Olivera’s goal is to be the most distinctive restaurant in Ionia. They have always strived to be the best at what they do by delivering top notch product & service with an added personal touch. We invite you in to see what’s new at Olivera’s & “experience the flavor of originality”!

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