O'liva

4.1
23 reviews
€30 and under
Italian
We aim to share with you our passion for the Italian Culinary traditions, bringing to you an authentic italian Food & Wine experience with a warm welcome and a smile. Our menus are seasonal as privileges the use of fresh and local products (our meat and fish are 100% IRISH) selected with care to offer you a unique tasting experience.
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4.0
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4.1
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4.2
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Berniefoodie1
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really great food. Well cooked and quality ingredients. Staff are attentive & friendly. The only complaint I would have is that it’s a little chilly every time the door opens. Maybe a heavy curtain across the door would help to make it cosier.

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Briand
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have eaten there in the past and will be there in the future

AM
AoifeM
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the service was brilliant as always. A new member of staff was in training and a manager assisted her in taking orders which kept her at ease. Food was served quickly, overall great experience.

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DoireannQ
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening in O’liva. Food was delicious and so authentic. Staff so friendly and early bird great value. Will be back and highly recommend to friends and family.

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LauraA
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good value, nice atmosphere, good service. I would come back!

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ElaineF
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and ambience. Very very nice helpful staff, nothing was too much trouble for them. Will definitely be back.

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MarinelS
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very nice , quiet place for any occassion! Delicious food ! Love it

JD
JohnnyD164
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Italian food in Dublin and very comparable with excellent food restaurants in Italy

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Gina
Dublin
7 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Love this little place. Generally great service and value for money.
Only gripe was that I had to ask for my change from the bill when I was there last Saturday evening. The waitress assumed that was the tip!

JN
JeanN
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We were seated at the door. A cold breeze would sweep in each time the door opened. It's a shame they don't get a curtain and dolce this issue.

There were six in our group. We all got served our main course at a different time. I had to walk to the waitress to ask where my dinner was and also order wine. I believe they stayed away to avoid the situation. The waitress admitted they had a new pizza chef. So after 90 mins after I arrived, I got the pizza.

The restaurant wasn't that busy, so it's hard to understand why it took so long to Correct the situation. Service was charged too !!

We enjoyed our food it's just a shame we didn't get to eat together !

SM
SeanMonahan
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serial return customer. Will continue eating here until I die. Even if i died while I'm there I'd be happy. Love it.

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kaiviti
Dublin
3 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience4

I live close by but this was my first visit since the restaurant was re-modelled (and maybe changed owner?) My wife and I really enjoyed our meal the food was tasty, well presented and excellently cooked. The portions were generous and the prices very reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little Italian restaurant with authentic meals and great value!

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EWBD8
Dublin
4 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was really good-with decent wine-making it good value for money. Only downside was that the booking I had made through Open table had not been noted by the owners. When I arrived they said they had no booking for me but because I was there early in the evening I got a table. A large group arrived shortly after me and there was no booking made for them either despite it being made through Open Table. Next time I will definitely call the restaurant in advance just to confirm my booking.

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jamesb
Dublin
2 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Excellent food we got the early bird excellent value €20 each including a glass of red wine which Was lovely, nice portion size too
Good service
We went at 6 so it was quite there was only 3 other tables with people there at the time
Child friendly family friendly place
The staff are nice too
Only thing was no body came over to ask how our meal was pity cos during my main meal I fancied another glass of wine and would have ordered another if a member of staff had come over
Would definitely recommend the place and would definitely go back for an early bird as it’s well worth the price

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Aarong
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2018
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Food was great apart from only having one portion of prawns at half 8 on a Saturday night we ordered 2 and where told "we only have 1 portion left" as for the service it was dismal to say the least.

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RaeoniD
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for a going away lunch with work colleagues and it was lovely. Food was delicious and excellent customer service from the staff

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Disappointed was expecting a better experience as my last 2 visits were great will give it another try sometime because i like to support local

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Joshuagrant
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience2

Service was poor long wait for service and also charged for drinks when shouldn't have been and waiter wouldn't listen when told them. Usually very good when we go here but very disappointing this time unfortunately.

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ValerieP
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent neighborhood restaurant with lovely food and superb staff

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FionaM
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! The mussels starter is to die for!! The pizzas and pastas are wonderful too, and the cheesecake is one of the nicest I've ever tasted

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AndrewF
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, superb service and great value. A little gem, would highly recommend.

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RSRM
Dublin
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was pretty decent, although the prawns in the starter were a touch overcooked.

Service was slow and to be honest, a bit weird. My wife added anchovies to her pizza and the waiter looked at her like she had insulted his mother. It might not have been a classical choice for her pizza, but the customer is king. Also, the menu list tasting platters to start for 2 or 4 people, we were only 3, so asked for one for 3 and were told it wasn't possible. Unless they buy them in ready made, how in the name of god, was it not possible.

I was offered to taste the wine, which I did and approved. The waiter filled the other two glasses on the table, but left me with only the "taster" before walking away.

Dinner here took three hours, for what was basically pizza and an antipasti starter. Way too long.

Under previous management, this place was quick, value for money and fun; now it's up itself. Unlikely to go back any time soon.

FAQs

O'liva does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. O'liva also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (01) 453 7791.

O'liva is rated 4.1 stars by 23 OpenTable diners.