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Oliva Kitchen & Bar

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Calle 49-a 56, Merida 97000, Mexico
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is limited to mostly pasta. Reasonable prices. The restaurant is very small and does not take reservations. The service and meal was really quite good. We also ate at the sister restaurant Olivia Enoteca which was very good as well. That one is larger and has a more varied menu.

Thank lisahouston2017
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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100 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent dinner in this very small, clean and efficiently designed kitchen. We sat opposite a counter where two chefs prepare the food. Definitely will return this trip for more. It was a bit more costly than some other local restaurants but well worth it! They only open at seven p.m. for dinner only, no lunch.

Thank Penny Z
Toronto, Canada
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159 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a tiny restaurant with limited seating. Since they don't take reservations, we made sure we were there when they opened on Valentine's Day. Food was excellent. We shared a tuna tartare for an appetizer and I ordered a delicious pasta amatriciana with a poached egg on top. I am always a sucker for an egg. My husband had... More 

Thank SBJEinToronto
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not sure what all the positive reviews are for this place are all about. The food was just so average. Any local Italian dive no matter where in the world has the same quality. Also I ordered a bottle of cetto wine 2011 vintage which is divine but it was substituted with a 2013 again average. Ya gotta be honest.... More 

Thank cisco d
Ho Chi Minh City, null, Vietnam
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, it was excellent. Needing a break from food Mexican we risked an Italian outing, it opens only for dinner and arrived then; soon after this small spot with open kitchen was full. Glasses of a nice Montepulciano, a board of prosciutto w cheese, olives and warm bread. Followed by a huge shared spinach fettuccine with shrimp and a parm... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Small, classy 6 table restaurant. Had pasta Carbonara, and La Marchesa - both excellent. Great bottle of wine as well - Mexican blend I believe. We did arrive right at 7 PM when they opened on a Monday night - right when they opened. We were seated immediately but I can see where it could get busy - no reservations.... More 

Thank Tim D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Just go and you will see why. Delicious, intimate, chilled, reasonable price, great service. Absolute wonderful experience.

Thank Sandra P
Denver, Colorado
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

Small, intimate setting. Great salad, pasta. Come early to get a table. Very generous portions. I recommend the lasagna!

Thank lancemc61
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112 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

Oliva Kitchen belongs to the same owner as Oliva Enoteca. The food is just as good though the menu selection is more limited. Enoteca has more imported ingredients, is more upscale, more expensive. Great authentic italian food at a reasonable price. If you want and can splurge I suggest going to Oliva Enoteca it is worth it.

Thank Sergio R
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63 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2017

This is a small and unpretentious Italian restaurant which is fabulous. I was treated to dinner there to celebrate my birthday and the whole dining experience was excellent.

Thank CanadaShirlery

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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
Italian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle 49-a 56, Merida 97000, Mexico
  • Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Yucatan  >  Merida
  • Phone Number: 529999232248

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