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“Passion for food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Oliviera

Oliviera
Ranked #9 of 1,878 Restaurants in Nice
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $13 - $33
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
Neighborhood: Old Town / Vieux Nice
Description: Home made cuisine, with sampling and a shop of French olive oils
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“Passion for food.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we visited we knew here was a restaurant with passion for food.It was a wonderful experience .The ravioli was best I had in years .its an experience worth having with owners who love food and cooking it.

  • Visited August 2013
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Nadim B, Propriétaire at Oliviera, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Food is either shared and enjoyed, or it is not an experience you'd remember!
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“Good restaurant for olive oil fans”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2013

If you love olive olis, this is the restaurant for you. Eating here is an experience because it feels almost like eating at the owners home and the owner is a nice gentleman who really knows and loves his oils. He presented all the courses before ordering. His wife is the head chef and it was fun to watch her choose every tomato separately to our Feuilleté Crétois. They served olive oil even with the dessert tiramisu (which was was excellent).

We bought one of their olive oils and it tasted very good even at home. We might order the oils later through their website.

Best to book a table in advance.

  • Visited August 2013
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Nadim B, Propriétaire at Oliviera, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Unlike rosé wine, which needs the southern sun to be enjoyed, oil travels very well!
And soon in November our 2014 crop on oliviera.com, will add more sun on your table!
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“We really enjoyed it...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant is small and genuine. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Fresh vegetables with great taste, excellent olive oil, very good food made out of quality ingredients. We loved the wine. The area were the restaurant is situated is also very nice. Would recommend it!!! Remember to bring cash - they do not take credit card.

  • Visited August 2013
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Nadim B, Propriétaire at Oliviera, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Those "excellent olive" oils are available online.
But wait for the new crop on November 15th!
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“Can't go wrong with Oliviera”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

I can't add anything to the positive comments - it really is as good as they say. And I see why it's ranked #1 in Nice. Our party of four got lucky and was able to be seated at lunch without reservations 3 weeks ago. We each enjoyed our apps and entrees - everything was fantastic (even the beef tartare) - and the dessert we shared was the best ever! We had the Tiramisu with olive oil (fermented, I think) and were blown away. I've eaten tiramisu in many restaurants, and make my favorite myself, but this topped them all. We left completely satisfied.

Just remember, it's a tiny place and Nadim, the owner, takes care of each table himself. Prepare for a relaxed and enjoyable time. Get a bottle of local wine or two. Taste the olive oils with each course, and take some home with you. People watch. Even trek upstairs to the bathroom; you'll feel like you've gone back in time (in a good way).

  • Visited July 2013
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Nadim B, Propriétaire at Oliviera, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
I call my Water Closet: "The Attic" (in a good way)!!
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“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Food was good but the best part is the owner explaining with love his experience and offering you to taste olives oils. Plan your evening for the experience, don't be hurry, just relax.

Visited July 2013
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Nadim B, Propriétaire at Oliviera, responded to this review, August 12, 2013
Relaxation?
It is called the yogi's olive oil karma
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