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751 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717-2237
+1 608-831-7776
11:00 - 21:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Madison, WI
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been to Oliva twice now and been very pleased both times. The staff is fantastic and the food is excellent. I've picked up calzones both times and they've been great both times. Next time I think I'll try the dine in experience.

Thank Nochmar5
Level Contributor
29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I read the whole menu and usually order the Vegetable Stew. It tastes so good every time! The red lentil soup with crusty bread would stand alone as a meal. They are knowledgeable about ingredients and suggested I change my dessert choice because of my nut allergy. Their salmon dinner entree is my son's favorite and it is also cooked... More 

Thank Pat F
Madison, WI
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

First, as you know, service can make or break a meal. Our server (Megan) was fabulous. Attentive, knowledgeable, and gracious. We enjoyed the food. We both liked the red lentil soup which had just a hint of spice and was not overly thick. The Turkish bread is fresh and tasty. My husband ordered the grilled salmon, a special. He said... More 

Thank Ithacalan
Black River Falls, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Very good food with many menu options. Friendly service. Clean. Not too expensive being an Italian restaurant. We were just dissapointed that they did not have Cannolis:(

Thank amandae149
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161 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

A very good selection of Turkish and Italian dishes which are well prepared. My wife's favorite is the Imam Fainted a vegetarian eggplant dish. Tonight I had the lamb special which we both thought was excellent. I always have the lentil soup which seemed particularly good tonight.

Thank VanVlietTraveler
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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80 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

This is my second visit at Oliva and it is the BEST Mediterranean Restaurant for sure! The freshly baked bread, the pastas, the hummus, the baba ghanoush, the rice the falafels, the salads, the Phirni! Great staff. Inspiring Chefs. Amazing ambience. Don't take my word for it! Visit it and you will surely come back for more like I did!

Thank SeemaTiwari
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Had a varied takeout order with some Mediterranean and some Italian items. Nothing was spectacular, nothing was terrible. It all fell into the gray area of "decent." For the items we had that were Mediterranean, I prefer The Nile. For the items that were Italian, it kind of fit in with that Villa Dolce tier of pasta, well below local... More 

Thank Stephen V
Madison, Wisconsin
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Very simple. It is west side, so we didn't need to endure all the traffic and parking hassles which come with those restaurants. Our waiter, Tanner, was amazing! He was so pleasant, we were actually happy when he came to check on us, rather than irritated that it was too often, or too little. Then, the food, The day's special... More 

Thank JoshRock1
Madison, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

My husband and I visited Oliva last night around 6 pm. The place was very busy but we were seated right away. Our server was excellent as were the staff who removed plates and brought the food. A visit from the owner was pleasant. The lamb shish was great. My husband had the Gyro dinner which was good but not... More 

Thank Gourme0505
Candler, North Carolina
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66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

It was my mother's 87th birthday so the family took her out. The service was outstanding. Our server was attentive without being overly intrusive. Our food was very good and best of all the noise level was great. Mom does not hear well in most restaurants but this one was just the right amount of noise even though there were... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Greek, Middle Eastern, Italian, Mediterranean, European
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 751 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717-2237
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-831-7776

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?