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“Oliva” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Oliva Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

Oliva Restaurant & Bar
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Albany
1 review
“Oliva”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2013

My husband and I stopped by this brand new Italian restaurant just 1 block from Bay Street for a light lunch. Since the calamari fries with marinara sauce were so delicious, the owners so welcoming and the staff so efficient and freindly, we retuned for dinner. Lovely menu with homemade pasta, a wonderful side salad and just two desserts that evening ~ coffee gelato and ricotta cheese cake ~ both homemade and delicious!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank Mona M
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Miami, Florida
Level Contributor
378 reviews
226 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 209 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

We choose this restaurant because it was very close to the hotel and we wanted to eat lightly.
The place looks nice but the food was dull
We asked for very simply food (pasta and chicken), so if they can't handle that I think they can't handle anything.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank BlueBsAs
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Level Contributor
12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Awesome food and service, lovely staff and atmosphere.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Oliva has become our Neighborhood Italian Restaurant! Chef Roy and the staff take great pride in each dish served.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank richardsturgess
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Ontario
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good Italian!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2013

This place just recently opened and they need to tweak the service a bit - but the food was really very, very good!

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
Thank ShannoninON
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1 review
“Disappointing”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

The atmosphere is boxy, metallic, and you can see debris on the vents where there usually is a ceiling. The place was pretty empty for a Saturday night. I wish it wasn't an open kitchen because I could see a woman chef pick her nose and sweat dripping off her face into what appeared to be my dinner. After visiting Spain and Italy this food doesn't compare. They claim to have Basque, Spain and Italian food but they should have just stuck to one. I ordered their signature lasagna with a salad but thank god I otdered the salad because the lasagna took half an hour. There are better Italian and Mediterranean places down the street for a better value.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank gafoodcritic
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