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Olivia

#119 of 3,231 Restaurants in Austin
Certificate of Excellence
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South Austin
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2043 S. Lamar, Austin, TX (Oltorf)
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Brunch

I went here for brunch this past Sunday while I was visiting from out of town. If I lived in Austin, I would be a regular. All of the food looked and tasted amazing, especially the pancakes. The original mimosas were yummy. I didn't care for the berry. It was more like a blush wine.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
TravelingFool88005
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

I've been a regular at Olivia for years. I keep coming back because of the ever changing menus and the consistent high quality of the food. In 4 years I think I've had 2 meals that were over cooked or otherwise not up to standards. And of course they have one of the best brunches in the city. When people... More 

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

I went here for brunch this past Sunday while I was visiting from out of town. If I lived in Austin, I would be a regular. All of the food looked and tasted amazing, especially the pancakes. The original mimosas were yummy. I didn't care for the berry. It was more like a blush wine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by a friend and it didn't disappoint. Many great things on the menu and found it hard to choose from so many choices.

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Austin, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Olivia is a great go-to restaurant. They are happy to have children around and encourage them to try new things. Don't miss out on brunch. Chef can do some great things with grits!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I was curious to try this place, it was very disappointed, I ordered the salmon and tested like something you can cook at home, my friends ordered the pork belly and was really bad, definitely I don't recommend this restaurant.

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San Ramon, California
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11 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It doesn't matter who you are, when you go or what you order, you will always experience not only five star customer service, but absolutely delicious, fresh, organic food. And, they will always treat you like you are their favorite customer.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Austin is such a foodie town, so when a local recommended Oliva we knew it just had to be great...boy were we wrong! The atmosphere was nice and we enjoyed our cozy booth, and that's where the compliments stop. We were sat in full view of the kitchen, which included a cook who kept pulling up his sagging boxers and... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I had expected this restaurant to be the "same" standard place for brunch. I was mistaken...food was terrific. Everything....the Lox, the french toast (half order was plenty), the gouda grits, the shrimp grits...everything was terrific. Service (Lindy was the server) was great! We'll be back whenever we come to Austin

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Connecticut
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165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

On a cold rainy night we couldn't enjoy a dinner on the patio, but the inside was very nice with very friendly staff. The menu is limited but the kitchen & servers are very good about adapting for special diets, in our case gluten free. We had 2 nice salads and salmon & lamb mains.They also had excellent house-made sorbets.

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Sayville NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great fun here - our server was remarkably skilled combining charm and grace. The food is interesting and satisfying. All in a coolly charming room.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2043 S. Lamar, Austin, TX
    (Oltorf)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > South Austin
  • Neighborhood: South Austin

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

Questions & Answers

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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?