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“A secret gem on the westside!”
Review of Oliva

Ranked #105 of 1,023 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 16, 2011

I've been going to this place since they opened, and I've never been disappointed. It's family owned and run. Food is made from scratch, and tastes like it's made from a handed down recipe. You could make a meal from just a few appetizers, the humus is the best I've ever had, and the lentil soup is flavorful and very filling. I cannot say enough about how great this place is. Worth it, worth it, worth it!!!!

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Reviewed December 14, 2010

Oliva has moved from a smaller location in this upscale suburban mini-mall. It now has a large 2-sided fireplace that was glowing during a recent visit. Hostess and waitstaff are pleasant. Menu contains many Turkish appetizers (the carrot/walnut/yogurt salad is yummy), along with Turkish entrees including the famous eggplant dish Imam Bayeldi ("The Imam fainted"). But there are also various pasta choices and pizza. The dense homemade bread is served with excellent olive oil dip.Nice congenial atmosphere and satisfying food. Has rapidly become a favorite among Madisonians.

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