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Black Olive

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2418 Lomita Blvd, Ste A, Lomita, CA 90717-1460
+1 310-326-8585
Sun 16:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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torrance, United States
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We loved the food we ate there and very sad that they are closed now. Wish we could find out if they are opening somewhere else or cooking in another restaurant

Thank cassiej97
Torrance, California
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Black olive underwent a couple incarnations. From the original owner to a new owner that wasn't able to keep it going. : ( I was friends with the original owner and met and befriended the second. However, the ownership change lost a lot of clientele and now the place is a Japanese eatery. I hear it's very good.

1 Thank Mark H
TheBlackOlive2418, Owner at Black Olive, responded to this review

It is unfortunate The Black Olive had to go. Robert have driven away much of the clients that Tony have eatablished, and so did the one after him with poor quality of food and services. Though I was able to win some of them back, their rate of return was just not rapid enough to save the business. Especially, the... More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015

My wife and I went to the Black Olive recently, a small Italian-based restaurant in Lomita. It was the third time for us, but each time was under a different owner and the ambiance of the restaurant was different. This most recent experience was wonderful because the service was great. Our waiter was so friendly and that made a huge... More 

Thank CW0001
Lomita, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2015

The food is very good authentic Italian, and the service is pretty good, too. This is a small place but well-known in the local area. It has been open for many years.

Thank Paul F
Los Angeles, California
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186 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Excellent chicken marsala, delicious warm foccacia bread straight out of the oven. Reasonable prices. Pleasant service. Nice atmosphere. This will be our new go-to neighborhood Italian restaurant. Note they do not serve alcohol but that's not a big deal for us. Have drinks before or after dinner somewhere else.

Thank squirrelmama
Lomita, California
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163 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2014

The Black Olive is a very nice high-end Italian restaurant. The place is small but intimate, white table cloths and flowers on the tables. The decor is nicely done. The service is usually very good, they sometimes have new hires that should have more training before they put them to work. The food is very good and they have a... More 

Thank 707clayg
Torrance, California, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2013

Love the freshly made ravioli ....the butternut squash ones are fabulous! Get there early, and take advantage of the sunset special....such a deal!

1 Thank Susan A
Harbor City
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2011

I went with my family on a Monday evening and would suggest the restaurant to friends/family. A very pleasant atmosphere, great service, and good food.

Thank vnbuckmaster_8
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2008

Intimate dining, close to our house, nice for a date night.

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Lomita, California
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2008

Haven't been here in a while. Heard there was a new owner. The food was very good. A little pricey for the amount served but not too bad. Service was good but we felt a little rushed. My wife loved the rolled eggplant & my scampi was good. Four glasses of wine & dinner came to $65.00 excluding tip. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Italian, Greek
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2418 Lomita Blvd, Ste A, Lomita, CA 90717-1460
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lomita
  • Phone Number: +1 310-326-8585
An intimate setting for your special occasions.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?