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“Never ever again!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olivera's Restaurant

Olivera's Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 28 Restaurants in Ionia
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $14
Cuisines: Italian, American, Bar, Pizza, Mexican, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Olivera’s Restaurant has proudly serviced Ionia and surrounding communities for over 13 years. In April of 2014, Olivera’s moved into their new location at 390 South Dexter Street across from the fairgrounds. The newly renovated and greatly expanded establishment offers a seating capacity of 288, boasting three spacious, cozy dining areas to accommodate the unique needs of all their guests. The casual dining area is ideal for family gatherings, business meetings or anyone opting for a quiet, more subdued dining experience. They added a large, open dining addition to the south side of the building that has become known as “The Pit”; with large overhead glass doors offering al fresco dining during the warmer weather and guarantees a view year round. Their uniquely designed island bar was built to be the centerpiece of all the action; with 35 seats around the large concrete bar-top and a number of pub tables and booths surrounding. The concrete olive in the center of the bar is symbolic of their appreciation of Michigan Beer. Olivera’s features 20 Michigan Craft Beers in their line up at all times, boasting 28 drafts in all. They’ve also made many additions to their wine list from our great state and abroad giving Olivera’s the most extensive beer and wine selection offered anywhere between Grand Rapids and Lansing! Olivera’s has also fine-tuned their already broad list of menu offerings that you’ve enjoyed in the past. No worries, you’ll still find your favorite Pizza, Pasta, Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, and more, not to mention additional weekly chef features as well. They have also added a new express lunch menu that offers fresh prepared meals with many options to choose from under $7.95. This makes Olivera’s menu the most extensive in the surrounding area. Throughout Olivera’s you will find over 50 HD tv’s featuring a large array of sporting events to suit every fan. The entire facility is enhanced with a new state of the art sound system that has four different zones made for everyday listening and theater quality surround sound. Also added to the building is a new take out area that offers quick access through a separate entrance on the north side of the building for their customers. Olivera’s has been voted the best in Ionia County repeatedly for Italian Restaurant, Pizza, Sports Pub and More. They offer dine in and delivery plus catering in house or off site for all occasions. Their more than 75 employees are friendly and professional and ready to serve you the moment you walk in our door or call in a delivery. They are there to ensure you have an exceptional experience each and every time. Olivera’s goal is to be the most distinctive restaurant in Ionia. They have always strived to be the best at what they do by delivering top notch product & service with an added personal touch. We invite you in to see what’s new at Olivera’s & “experience the flavor of originality”!
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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“Never ever again!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2013

First thing was bad parking spots..seriously stop spending money on beer and get a bigger parking lot. We walk in and it's crowded busy people didn't look like they were comfortable where they were sitting. I never go to a bar cause there full of drunks and demons literally. Loud people yelling the staff didn't tell them to quiet down the loud people that had a table of 10 empty beer bottles. They actually made a baby cry and people were stairing. We asked for a diffefent table and the staff just stood there with there mouth open and said uh they'll be done soon they paid for there food they'll be leaving soon.. What a terrible excuse! Wow! They refused to help us or make are visit comfortable..they never did! Waitress was rude she brought out my water and spilled some water in my purse she didn't say sorry and so everytime she walked behind my to get a plate or anythjng I moved my purse and phone.the food was small portions for such a high price. I got chicken tenders with fries I got it and I had to wait 15mins for the food to cool down seriously! Know your grill temp. ! I was uncomfortable the whole time we were there..I'll never ever go there again..! If your a drinker and have no respect for others but yourself and you bring your sport mouth with you you'll fit right in..Terrible service!

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Michigan, United States
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46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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“Always excellent!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

We eat in Ionia occasionally but live in Grand Rapids. Olivera's is just as good, if not better than many of the Italian restaurants in Grand Rapids. The food appeals to kids and adults! The wait staff is friendly, and the atmosphere, too. My only caution is that the sports bar side is very loud, it's not really a great place for kids later in the evening. (But shouldn't they be in bed, anyway?)

I recommend this restaurant to all my friends!

  • Visited December 2012
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Wyandotte, Michigan
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“Was there late in the evening.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

Nice restaurant. Wish I had been hungry enough for a full meal. I was there late in the evening on a business trip. I opted for an appetizer only. The waitress offered me a single trip to the salad bar for a small additional fee, which I took advantage of. Waitress brought me a refill on my pop prior to just finishing the old one. Nice!

Visited January 2013
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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“Love this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

We love Olivera's and frequent it often. We have yet to find anything on the menu that isn't great. The Vodka Penne is my favorite and you can't go wrong with the pizza either. The pizza sauce really makes the pizza too!

  • Visited September 2012
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Ionia, Michigan, United States
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“loves menu”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

like they will deliver mealls not just sandwiches, burittos weree great, salmon dinner, and steak meals were very good, always courteous aand try to accomodate customers requests, prices aaverage!!

Visited December 2012
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