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“Olive Oils”

We Olive & Wine Bar
Ranked #35 of 1,241 Restaurants in La Jolla
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Wine Bar
Description: We Olive is a culinary and wine destination that features olive oil tasting and education, artisan foods for sampling, gourmet gifts, wine tasting, and a delicious menu designed to pair with our small-production wines and featuring our extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. We Olive is a unique combination of upscale retail, wine bar, and tasting experience. Our retail store features a gorgeous olive oil tasting bar where guests are treated daily to complimentary olive oil tasting and education. Our highly-knowledgeable staff will recommend favorite pairings of olive oil and artisan vinegars and help guests discern tasting attributes of our certified California extra virgin olive oil. Our wine bar features artisan California wines that guests can order by the taste, half glass, glass and bottle. Monthly wine tasting events are held with a featured winery where guests can learn and taste wine with the winemaker. Throughout the week, We Olive offers featured specials in the wine bar, food samples and product demos to encourage guests to taste. We Olive’s retail store features certified California extra virgin olive oil and vinegars sourced directly from the producer that guests can purchase in bulk. Our fustino system allows guest to choose a bottle size they like and fill with their favorite olive oil or balsamic vinegar. We also offer a variety of gourmet foods including small-batch pestos, tapenades, mustards and jams. The rustic modern décor carries through to the collection of artisan olive wood pieces we offer along with beautiful gifts for the kitchen and home. In addition to our food retail, all of the wines from our wine bar are available for retail purchase.
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Description: We Olive is a culinary and wine destination that features olive oil tasting and education, artisan foods for sampling, gourmet gifts, wine tasting, and a delicious menu designed to pair with our small-production wines and featuring our extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. We Olive is a unique combination of upscale retail, wine bar, and tasting experience. Our retail store features a gorgeous olive oil tasting bar where guests are treated daily to complimentary olive oil tasting and education. Our highly-knowledgeable staff will recommend favorite pairings of olive oil and artisan vinegars and help guests discern tasting attributes of our certified California extra virgin olive oil. Our wine bar features artisan California wines that guests can order by the taste, half glass, glass and bottle. Monthly wine tasting events are held with a featured winery where guests can learn and taste wine with the winemaker. Throughout the week, We Olive offers featured specials in the wine bar, food samples and product demos to encourage guests to taste. We Olive’s retail store features certified California extra virgin olive oil and vinegars sourced directly from the producer that guests can purchase in bulk. Our fustino system allows guest to choose a bottle size they like and fill with their favorite olive oil or balsamic vinegar. We also offer a variety of gourmet foods including small-batch pestos, tapenades, mustards and jams. The rustic modern décor carries through to the collection of artisan olive wood pieces we offer along with beautiful gifts for the kitchen and home. In addition to our food retail, all of the wines from our wine bar are available for retail purchase.
Los Angeles, California, United States
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90 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Olive Oils”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

I didn't realize it was also a wine bar. I went in to find a good olive oil for my pasta sauce I was making for our family reunion. What is great is that you can taste the variety of olive oils and different condiments like onion jam or the balsamic vinaigrettes. The olive oils they were showcasing were all local olives. I tried their basil infused olive oil. I was very disappointed. The basil infused extra virgin olive oil I buy at wholefoods had much more flavor and basil infusion then this one. The sales girl was so soft spoken that I didn't realize she was speaking to me. Not sure if she was trying to be less invasive but she was knowledgeable and tried to help me find a good olive oil. I ended up buying a basic EVOO that had a nice subtle flavor. Their wine bar in the back of the store was busy with people.

  • Visited December 2013
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English first
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Beautiful view for afternoon wine tasting”
Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the wine recommendation for our wine tastings. Lovely atmosphere for a relaxing glass of wine with a beautiful view

Visited November 2013
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Bandon
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A gem in La Jolla”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stopped in here after starting at Georges for drinks and an apetizer and this was so much more our style...cozy, warm, a great waitress who took the right amount of time to tell us about the menu and olive oils (I wish I would have noted her name but she was blond and and very informative and friendly) We enjoyed the wine selections and the berry salad and sampling of humus and veggies. She brought us a sample of the different olive oils and balsamic vinegars to try and we would have bought many of them up on the spot if we were not flying home with the airline restrictions. It was a perfect spot and so much better than Georges with their $13 cocktails and cold metal seats and tables and without the stench too. It was a great find for us and we will definitely stop again and recommend to any friends who visit this area.
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  • Visited October 2013
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Jacksonville, Florida
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430 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Afternoon Delight”
Reviewed October 17, 2013

2 steps away from our hotel and wonderful to sit on deck and enjoy ocean view, sip wine and enjoy some nice cheese, etc. Wonderful gifts/shopping--just the perfect time out from a day exploring La Jolla

Visited October 2013
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San Diego
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35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“So Good”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

I love the lemon olive oil and the balsamic. It goes on everything and the flavor it authentic. Won't buy my oil anywhere else. They have so many other treats it is hard to describe them all. It is so nice to take a taste before you buy.

Visited July 2013
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