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751 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717-2237
+1 608-831-7776
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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93 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by on a recent visit to the Madison area and was pleasantly surprised to stumble onto Olivas. The menu choices were expansive, the quality of food superb, and the portions generous. The restaurant has a very pleasant ambiance and attractive interior, but you can also order take-out if you prefer. A great choice.

Thank araxas
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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211 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Our family visited Oliva on a Friday evening and, although the restaurant was quite busy, a table to accomodate all of us was available. Oliva has a pleasant atmosphere and was very family friendly. Our server was excellent. She was professional, efficient, and out-going. Most of us ordered Italian food and none of us was disappointed. One of us, who... More 

Thank Joelyn O
Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, United States
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86 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Not a bad choice on the menu. Very nice wine selection and a wonderful Peach/Green Tea for the driver. Very polite staff and cozy setting. Busy on weekends...for a reason.

Thank Ed A
Madison, Wisconsin
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41 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This restaurant has a very warm and lovely interior with a varied menu of vegetarian, seafood, and meat dishes. Have eaten lunch and dinner here and all meals have been good. Red Lentil soup is great. Have tried every eggplant dish on menu at different times, loved them all. Service also good.

Thank bltraveleurope
Madison, Wisconsin
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129 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

I can't believe that I haven't been here before! The food and service were outstanding. Everyone loved their dishes (kabobs, calzones, pasta, the nightly special, Turkish wine...) - and the prices were very reasonable. Our waitress was very knowledgeable about the food and wine and was very attentive. Oliva will be a new regular spot for us!

Thank egersten
Middleton, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I appreciate when a restaurant is consistently good like Oliva. I know when I order delicious dishes like The Imam Fainted, Chicken Parmesan or a Calzone that it will be awesome every time at Oliva. Oh, and the lentil soup is so yummy!

Thank KCCabc
madison, United States
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51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have now been here 4 times at different times of day with different people all with varying tastes! I've never had to wait too long for a table. The menu is diverse representing Mediterranean and Italian cultures. Food is wonderful and the service is great. The ambiance is warm and welcoming. Highly recommend. Prices very good.

Thank Tracy S
Madison, WI
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been to Oliva twice now and been very pleased both times. The staff is fantastic and the food is excellent. I've picked up calzones both times and they've been great both times. Next time I think I'll try the dine in experience.

Thank Nochmar5
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I read the whole menu and usually order the Vegetable Stew. It tastes so good every time! The red lentil soup with crusty bread would stand alone as a meal. They are knowledgeable about ingredients and suggested I change my dessert choice because of my nut allergy. Their salmon dinner entree is my son's favorite and it is also cooked... More 

Thank Pat F
Madison, WI
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 October 2016

First, as you know, service can make or break a meal. Our server (Megan) was fabulous. Attentive, knowledgeable, and gracious. We enjoyed the food. We both liked the red lentil soup which had just a hint of spice and was not overly thick. The Turkish bread is fresh and tasty. My husband ordered the grilled salmon, a special. He said... More 

Thank Ithacalan

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Turkish, Middle Eastern, Italian, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 751 N High Point Rd, Madison, WI 53717-2237
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-831-7776

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