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Milo & Olive

2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4705
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“garlic knot” (23 reviews)
“pizza” (59 reviews)
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Italian, Pizza, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4705
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose M&O based on good reviews and it was worth the 20 min walk from our hotel. We were sat on the end of the bar, right in front of what we believe was the head chef and it was a great spot. We...More

Thank sarahharrison86
Graham A, Owner at Milo & Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Sarah, we can't thank you enough for choosing our restaurant during your visit to Santa Monica, and it's fantastic that you enjoyed sitting at our bar to watch the action in the kitchen. From our wine to the vanilla pound cake to the handmade...More

Reviewed 16 May 2018

We had pizza and the market salad. Both delicious. The pizza has a perfect crust, sauce and it is so yummy. The salad was fresh, bright and superb. We sat in the bar and had a great view of the open kitchen. The place has...More

Thank Flavia_travel
Graham A, Guest Relations Manager at Milo & Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Having you name our pizza the best is a true honor! We use our signature 48-hour pizza dough for the crust, so we're thrilled that you think it's perfect, and our sauce is made in-house as well. It's excellent that you appreciated our fun, smart,...More

Reviewed 13 April 2018

I love the open kitchen, cool vibe, amazing olive oil on crusty bread! Their gnocchi is amazing, with a hint of lemon - I would lunch here every week if I lived close by. If you are looking for the best of fresh prepared in...More

Thank Lorraine B
Graham A, Guest Relations Manager at Milo & Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

We appreciate you taking a moment to share some of the things you love most about visiting us here at Milo & Olive, Lorraine! Whenever you're in the area, we're happy to serve you a fresh, unique lunch, and we're grateful for you encouraging others...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

This place has high quality food, there is no doubt about it. The high price is justified because of the fresh ingredients and the final product, which is very satisfying. We got gnocchi (home-made, super fresh and melting in your mouth) and the pizza with...More

Thank Penguin1982
Graham A, Guest Relations Manager at Milo & Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Your high praise means the world to us! Hearing that you thought your meal was very satisfying makes our day, and we're glad you noticed the pride we have in our restaurant and the food and service we offer. All of our dishes are freshly...More

Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

Nice and cosy restaurant. But came inside and had to wait 35/40 min for a table, while waiting we wantend to drink something so asked the waiter then he came to us and said there was a table availeble but we had to share it...More

Thank lohes
Graham A, Guest Relations Manager at Milo & Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2018

Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your feedback with us. We're pleased that you thought our restaurant was nice and cozy, but we're sorry we didn't achieve your full satisfaction. While the waits can be a little long during busy times, offering attentive...More

Reviewed 7 March 2018

Oh my! Milo & Olive!!! My company had sent me to Santa Monica on a training assignment. Two agenda's 1. learn computer program. 2. learn All new training material for every position in the company. In 3 weeks. I was bogged down with study in...More

Thank Denise Y
Graham A, Owner at Milo & Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Hi Denise, we appreciate you sharing such positive feedback, and so glad to hear about your experience with us. We are so happy that you and your taste buds enjoyed our food, and we hope if you are ever in the area again, we hope...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This place has excellent Pizza! Great specials & wonderful service. The breakfast is excellent & they are really friendly & they make you feel very comfortable. Just a great atmosphereMore

Thank Mark H
Graham A, Owner at Milo & Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Hi Mark, thank you for your compliment about our pizza; if you don't know already, all of our pizzas are made with our signature 48-hour pizza dough and an array of rustic Italian wood-fired vegetables! Providing delicious food and great service is important to us,...More

Reviewed 15 January 2018

Milo & Olive is a delicious gem on the cusp of West L.A. and Santa Monica. On the menu: bakery goods, lunch and dinner meals, and a short but diverse selection of drinks. The expanded venue is still a bit clunky ("where do we check...More

Thank SharineCalifornia
Graham A, Owner at Milo & Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

It is through feedback such as yours that let's us know we are on the right track, so thank you for the positive review, Sharine! Our team works hard to offer the best food in the best possible environment, and we're happy to see we...More

Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

We searched for a good breakfast pizza long and hard and this one is so far our favorite. Try also the garlic knot, although perhaps not with the pizza (dough with dough anyone?). Good service, ok vibe.

Thank Vitamin_Sea2008
Jeff O, Owner at Milo & Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

We are happy to hear that our restaurant is your favorite place to come for pizza! We cannot wait to welcome you back soon! Thanks for the positive review!

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Stopped by for breakfast. Good Coffee - well my wife likes their lattes, I like my coffee more corrosive but it was good by most standards.. Good pastries. Lunch I had meatballs (odd there was just a tiny salad with it) no pasta. Very nicely...More

Thank Brackstead
Jeff O, Owner at Milo & Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for stopping by our restaurant, and we're glad to hear you enjoyed our food so much! We are always exploring the options of updating our menu, so we truly appreciate your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon to try some of...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2723 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90403-4705
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: 310-453-6776
Milo & Olive is the neighborhood bakery and pizzeria project from Josh Loeb and Zoe Nathan, the husband-and-wife team behind the RC Family restaurants. Opened in winter 2011, Milo & Olive serves as a community dining destination, offering a variety of Zoe's acclaimed morning breads and pastries, local artisan coffee, wood-fired pizzas, handmade pastas and an ever-evolving menu of small plates and seasonally inspired dishes by Executive Chef Erin Eastland (also behind Huckleberry Bakery & Cafe). Milo & Olive also serves as the bread baking hub for the RC Family. The restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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