OlivA Restaurant is a casual dining Italian restaurant specializing in Northern Italian food. It bills itself as a traditional family restaurant with Old World-inspired dishes. Founded in 2001 in Sherman Oaks, California. In the San Fernando Valley.
The Atmosphere is authentic Italian, utilizing wine bottles, bright colors, and murals depicting the quaint towns of Italy in their decor and background music consisting of Italian songs and American music by Italian composers and singers.
OlivA restaurant is especially noted for their herb seasoned focaccia bread, soups, and salads.
Oliva serves a mixture of traditional Italian food and dishes, including lasagna, ravioli, artichoke and hearts of palm salad with fresh walnuts and shaved Parmesan cheese tossed with a lemon vinaigrette. Linguine with crab meat, spices tomato sauce and a half-grilled lobster is a standout entrée. There are several other menu options, including Specialty Pizzas and various seasonal specials.
OlivA also has an elaborate wine collection, from vineyards in California and from various regions throughout Europe.