My wife and I visited Venice for a week and tried the restaurants, pubs, beach etc. all week long. Had a very nice time. It was our second to last nite there when we stumbled across The Olive Grove. We were reading the sign out...front and looked up and the people inside were waving us in. It felt awkward but we peeked in and said we were looking for music? "What kind you want?" they asked, and they proceeded to put springsteen on for us (quick choice?) Anyway, then i asked for Guinness, my wife for Coors Light - Nope and Nope. We had to laugh - "What have you got?" So i drank some Reisling, which i enjoyed and my wife drank Stella. Sounds pretty imperfect, yes? Yes. But then the owners, Mitch and Silvia, proceeded to introduce us to everyone in the bar, chatted with us about our lives, told us about theirs, other patrons chimed in. I'm not kidding - i'm not very outgoing, but this place felt instantly comfortable. I don't know what it is, but they just know how to welcome you.
Seriously - stop in, you won't be sorry.
Oh, as for food, pretty much if you order in advance i think... like i think they do private parties. (We didn't try olive oils, but did discuss.) But if they happen to be cooking something, they give you some. Silvia shared some chicken cutlets with us that were delicious. I also saw a customer come in who had been in Argentina, and Mitch kept special wine on hand for him. Not sure of all the other connections, but seems like they make friends with all their customers. And if you're going to be there for a week and want something special to drink, tell Mitch and if it's available and reasonable, i bet he gets it for you. We came back the next night too, and again, had a wonderful time. Good place, good people. We hope to go back.More