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2043 S. Lamar, Austin, TX (South Austin)
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Ranked #92 of 3,177 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Neighborhood: South Austin
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Oltorf
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English first
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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117 reviews 117 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Wow! We stopped,by for Sunday brunch at Olivia and it was outstanding. Friendly and prompt,service. We started with blood orange mimosas made with good Champagne and followed with eggs Benedict and an omelette. The eggs Benedict were made with beef and were very tasty. Definitely call for reservations. Request a booth.

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Austin, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Olivia was such a great choice for my brother's birthday dinner. We started with: Bowl of Frites - good fries but I'd skip this next time. Fries are fries.... Raviolo lobster - a delightful lobster crepe swimming in a bacon broth (which was great for dipping the yummy bread in afterwards) Scallop/lamb sausage - this was divine and my favorite... More 

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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Olivia looks cool, is busy but the food is not really any better than any other breakfast or brunch restaurant. I wanted to like my meal and it was fine but it lacked any pizazz. I had a spinach omelet. It arrived with 1 piece of toast and the omelet itself was pretty small. All for $12. No potatoes, no... More 

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I was expecting a spectacular meal after reading reviews but I was not very impressed with my meal. I ordered the The MacDaddy, which is "crispy mustard-glazed pork belly, scrambled eggs, english muffin, frites." The pork belly was not crispy and it was all fat and no meat. The eggs on the sandwich were supposed to be scrambled but they... More 

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Plano, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The food was very good. It was good quality, but if you are a foodie you won't have an experience there, just a good meal.

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Austin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Both the food and the service at Oliva are outstanding.. I especially appreciate their seasonally changing menu,,and the fact that the majority of the ingredients are locally sourced (some even coming from tthe garden on the premises). This is a relatively new restaurant, with a sleek, modern interior. It is conveniently located a short distance from the downtown a, not... More 

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Sirnach, Switzerland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Yummy brunch menu. Lots of things you won't find somewhere else. I had the macdaddy and it was really good. The pork belly was glaced to perfection. Food is 5 but the place is to loud that's why it just gets 4 out of 5.

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This was our 2nd time here for breakfast and I felt I had to share a review. We are from Houston and come to Austin frequently for weekend visits. Olivia has a great assortment of delicious breakfast dishes! Large cinnamon rolls, chicken fried steak with eggs (to die for), shrimp and grits are amazing, homemade chorizo .....everything you can imagine... More 

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Jemez Springs, New Mexico
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Six course tasting with wine pairing. Locally sourced food. My wife loved it!!! The setting is outside of downtown so you need to take a cab, but totally worth it. Clean and open seating area, great service. We were there about 2 hrs enjoying each course.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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67 reviews 67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Great place, fun atmosphere and terrific food. Just had brunch this time but we were seated immediately. The sangria was tasty but the fried chicken was great. Everyone enjoyed their entree from eggs to shrimp and grits. Will try it for dinner my next time in Austin

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Additional Information about Olivia

Address: 2043 S. Lamar, Austin, TX
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

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