Oliva Trattoria

4.5
255 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Tucked away in the heart of Sherman Oak, Oliva Trattoria serves authentic Italian cuisine in a warm, classic Italian setting. Past menus have revolved around familiar Italian fare, including tiramisu, pasta, lobster and other seafood dishes. Oliva Trattoria also offers a diverse range of specialty pizzas, baked in a brick oven and prepared with fresh herbs and ingredients. The menu includes gluten-free meals for diners who prefer this option. In addition to its lunch and dinner menus, Oliva Trattoria offers alternative menus for private parties. Its warm setting makes it an ideal choice for a date or intimate dinner with friends. The restaurant is open seven days a week, with late dining offered until 10:30 PM on Saturdays.
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Junior
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ordered this:

Rigatoni Gratinati Affumicati
$23.95
Rigatoni "Gratin" with smoked chicken, asparagus, mozzarella, and tomato sauce.

Did have like like 5 mini but really mini slices of chicken so thin that it was almost impossible to taste them. Actually I didn’t, was going to call a waitress but my partner was able to find the “chicken”

Never going back there

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vipAsherooooooo
Los Angeles
181 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Girls night! The menu is huge. Very easy to find lots of things to order.

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PennyE
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food and service was outstanding. Ambiance like a neighborhood restaurant. Only problem is parking.

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vipStan
Los Angeles
56 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always good and consistent. 2ND time this week I’ve been there for dinner.

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ChrisD
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have lived in the neighborhood for a year but hadn’t been out to eat much because of Covid. We drive by here every day and had been wanting to try it and last night we finally made. It exceeded our expectations, has pleasant upbeat employees with good energy throughout, the food was excellent and the pricing was very reasonable.

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RobertM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Second time here and the one word for this restaurant is “inconsistency “. First visit the service was abysmal both from the wait staff and front of house. Last night the service was acceptable but the food varied from mediocre to awful. While I have had Italian food before that was not good, last night my “special” brisket was good quality meat in a sauce that makes Ragu spaghetti sauce seem gourmet. It was absolutely tasteless. Barely warm. Heating it up would be no improvement. Will not try a third time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

There were screaming children everywhere. There was a table with loud screaming kids for a half hour and no one working there seemed to care. Then there was a toddler running around in circles like it was a track for about 30 minutes straight. This toddler almost ran into the wait staff four times. No one bothered to tell the parents to stop the child from doing this. The whole experience was terrible because of it. This restaurant needs new management desperately.

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GreggS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone there - the staff & patrons - greeted us with friendly smiles and comments! We enjoyed the cocktails and the terrific Italian entrees.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely lovely time celebrating our friends birthday and the waiter was outstanding he gave us wonderful recommendations and we had incredibly attentive service. Our pasta was delicate and so tasty!

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vipForroz
Los Angeles
118 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Feels like home!

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vipBrenda
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Our second time dining at Oliva Trattoria and we were very disappointed with the food. We will not be going again. The ambiance is nice and the service good but without good food, its not worth what they charge.

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LeslieM
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been coming here for over 20 years and it is still as good as ever. The Oso Buco and whole Branzino are my favorites.

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NataliaP
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I feel that they like to feed me! ❤️

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AaronS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great dinner! I enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone interested in a nice, quiet Italian meal.

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vipJkr2000
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience1

The outdoor dining was in the Parking lot. It was unappealing.

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vipLene
Los Angeles
131 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Caesar salad. Best pasta fagioli in town. Love Nikita. My go to neighborhood restaurant.

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vipOkmyx
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

One appetizer was poor, the other good. One entree was satisfactory, the other excellent. The biggest failure was providing caffeinated coffee when ordering (and they confirmed) they provided decaf - couldn't sleep until 3am. It had been many years since I last visited, and I have no intention of returning.

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vipLedalu
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service are always outstanding! Hoping you'll keep the back patio as a permanent seating option. Love the bruschetta, and pasta! Yum! Drink menu is also great.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service is always great here. The food was…fine. $26 for a rigatoni dish with a little asparagus and pieces of chicken…it was just ok. Total for dinner for 3 with one glass of wine, one beer, a salad split 3 ways, 3 entrees and one dessert was $175 w/gratuity.

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vipJakeR
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We decided to eat here on a whim, after we decided we wanted Italian food. This is a hidden gem! Incredible service, good food, and good atmosphere. We had a prosciutto/mushroom/truffle pasta which was so delicious. In addition, we had the Sea Bass filet and spaghetti and meatballs. We ordered two desserts, the Creme brûlée and Chocolate soufflé - we would have passed on desserts the next time we dine. We look forward to coming back though.

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eschwartz1
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Date nite with my wife. Great food and service.

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vipJeannehb
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely people. And the bar area is beautiful. Best Manhattan I’ve had in a while. We will be back!!

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annab
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the rare experience when everything was perfect!!!All the food was incredibly delicious and our waiter Nicola was kind and polite and super helpful!

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JulieC
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a GREAT fathers day weekend. The whole family enjoyed the food/ambiance.
Highly recommend you make a reservation.

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vipjoyceg
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we ended up eating inside instead of outside because there was plenty of room. had a great time with staff and enjoyed a wonderful meal.

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Jamien
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food and service were great ! Great family place !

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FrancoT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and good food.. we will definitely go back...

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

They’re still getting up to speed after California’s draconian lockdowns.

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ElwinS
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and terrific service! They were able to accommodate our party of seven with no problem and inside dining. Highly recommended!

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JeffreyL
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and the waitress was wonderful.

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vipFiona
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is always great! Service is impeccable!! Server Nikita is the Best!

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Laurie
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 44th Wedding Anniversary. We chose this restaurant specifically for my husband’s favorite, Veal Marsala. The food was great, delivered promptly, and arrived piping hot. Luigi was our server. He was pleasant and knowledgeable with a strong attention to detail. We enjoyed conversing with him.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always

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snooze
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everything was good until one of our table mates saw a rat run along the top of the fencing!!!!!!

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vipElleL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was great and so was the service. I’m looking forward to going back again.

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vipUno1
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Overall all was good except for the dirty menus. In this COVID era, menus should be very clean.

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vipLoverofFood
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such great friendly service! Loved the drinks and the food. Will definitely be back.

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DamiandS
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was ready and in a corner as requested. My Daughter has Celiac and they made sure everything she had was gluten free. Our server was wonderful and my father enjoyed speaking Italian with him thru the course of the evening. Great night and the food was delicious.

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ElizabethO
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great wait staff & yummy food. Parking is a bit tricky but the public lot near the restaurant made it easy.

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vipmegafrog
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been eating at Oliva, or doing take out, for several years. Their food is consistently good and indoor ambiance is also good. I particularly like their Pollo al Matonne that is a most delicious chicken dish. I recommend this as a dependable neighborhood place to go.

FAQs

Oliva Trattoria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Oliva Trattoria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (818) 789-4490.

Oliva Trattoria is rated 4.5 stars by 255 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.