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“Great place” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oliviera

Oliviera
Ranked #14 of 1,815 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $43
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Old Town / Vieux Nice
Description: French olive oils served with the food
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

Perfect place in old town Nice. Owner is great, true to the prior reviews. Really memorable experience. Make your reservation early. Arrive early so you can get a seat outside. You won't be disappointed.

Visited July 2013
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Nadim B, Propriétaire at Oliviera, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Olive oil experience are always memorable:
Hand-Picked Oil leaves a lasting memory, both on your palate and on your brain!
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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
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141 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Great food, terrific education”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013

This small restaurant in the Old Town of Nice specializes in all manner of olive oil in the preparation of outstanding meals. The owners/managers are a delightful couple. He, in fact, is like a professor of olive oil - his enthusiasm for olive oil is honest and appealing and his knowledge of the industry/art is exceptional. The meals are wonderful, special delicacies - and some standard dishes - created to work well with any of a few dozen types of olive oil. Get a table outside, watch endless shoppers parade buy and relax in one of the unique areas of the French Riviera.

Visited July 2013
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Nadim B, Propriétaire at Oliviera, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Many have called Oliviera "olive oil 101".
I first thought that it was a software version; until I learned that it is a class # !!!
Bugs!
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Morristown, New Jersey, United States
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“A joy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

Girlfriend and I had dinner here two nights ago - it was a treat. Delicious dipping olive oil (bought it when we left) and unbelievable appetizers - tomato mozzarella and basil and the goat cheese with roasted red peppers. Of course, Nadim added to these dishes with his olive oil. Entrees were good as well - ravioli and the pesto pasta, though I'll admit the entrees are not overly large, however the right size in combination with the appetizers. A very enjoyable experience with a great, gracious, knowledgable host, great wine, and great food.

Visited July 2013
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Nadim B, Propriétaire at Oliviera, responded to this review, August 22, 2013
Thank you...
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Melbourne, Australia
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Food served with passion!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

It's so rare to find a restaurant where you feel that it is being run for the pleasure of providing high quality and delicious food, rather than churn through customers to maximise the bottom line. The Proprietor has a deep passion for Olive Oil (selling a variety of oils is the other side of the business) and will spend time with each customer explaining how the oil complements the food. Don't go to Oliviera because you want a quick bite- go there to get simple but beautifully prepared food and to learn about the virtues and differences of olive oils of the region.

Visited July 2013
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Nadim B, Propriétaire at Oliviera, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
Olive oil without passion is a supermarket olive oil.
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Kent, England
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food & Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

My bf booked this restaurant for my 30th birthday (which you need to do in advance). I have to say this was the best meal of the holiday, the food was amazing, I have wanted to try rabbit for ages and they had this on the menu - delicious! The restaurant specialises in olive oils and each dish is accompanied with a different oil. Nadim was a wonderful gentleman, very informative and passionate about the oils and foods they go with. I was very curious about the oil that went with the Tiramisu (I am not a fan of this dessert as I hate coffee). I first tried it without the oil, which I did not like, but as soon as the oil went on - very tasty, you must have it if you go here even if you do not like coffee!

Thank you so much for a wondeful food experience!!

The restaurant does the one sitting at 7.30pm, we were here a good 2.5 hours, if you like to rush do not come here, but if you like to sit back, relax and enjoy your food it is a must!

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Nadim B, Propriétaire at Oliviera, responded to this review, July 31, 2013
the dessert oil is the product of the fermentation of very ripe olives in controled conditions.
I get a very small quantity each year, with a promise to get more the next. Not yet here!
we'll see in November...
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