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La Oliva

#134 of 3,110 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Certificate of Excellence
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Egelantiersstraat 122-124, 1015PR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 20 320 4316
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 12:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I went to La Oliva on a Tuesday night - the place was full - lucky we had a reservation. The manager greeted us at the door but could not find our reservation and said that they were booked for the night. Uh-oh, sounds like a bad TA review coming. I showed him the reservation on my... More 

Thank Katsandcards_8
Chobham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked a table for 13 And on arrival was told that we can't choose our food because we was a large group and that our food was already chosen and in the oven being warmed up and because it's in the oven Would not be able to send anything back if we didn't like it and would still have to... More 

Thank Thomas P
London, United Kingdom
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158 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you fancy a genuine pinxtos restaurant with an excellent variety of small dishes delicately assembled on cocktail sticks or slices of bread, you cannot fail to enjoy a trip to L'Oliva, a small Spanish-run restaurant in a back street off one of Amsterdam's concentric canals. As others have noted, it is within very easy reach of the Anne Frank... More 

Thank Gareth596
Singapore, Singapore
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled across La Oliva on our visit to Amsterdam. What a great find! Wonderful food and good wine, coupled with flawless service. Would definitely visit again.

Thank geeerte
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are a family of 5 who stopped off here for Sunday lunch after a trip to the Anne Frank museum. The menu is varied but has a strong Spanish influence . My girls had a ham and cheese toastie on nice bread, my son had a fab scrambled egg and shrimp dish. My husband had a delicious hamburger and... More 

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Eilat, Israel
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66 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very lovely atmosphere, the place is decorated with taste and feels very warm and welcoming. It was a pleasure to sit near the window and watch rainy amsterdam and people pass by... Music was fine too. Waitress couldn't be more friendly and helpful. The tapas menu is amazing, everything is on the display so you can actually point out whatever... More 

Thank Nastya P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

My favorite place in Amsterdam!! The team is really nice with the guest specially oscar and luccia. Warm atmosphere and the food is perfect.

Thank Alicia M
Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Stumbled on this while looking for something a little different and had a table for two by the window - very nice. The staff were attentive and explained the pintxos options available at the bar. We started with three and went back for two more, they were delicious and great value. If you are looking for Spanish influence either large... More 

Thank GalaxyInvader
Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

First visit was in 2014 for dinner and returned for lunch this time . Great service and excellent tapas although the selection was much smaller during lunch - it was still good .

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Heemstede, The Netherlands
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492 reviews
300 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 174 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

La Oliva is for sure one of the best poncho restaurants in Amsterdam. Last night we had dinner there again as we do many times. The service is good and the food is great. Only last night we were booked for 21.00 and then most poncho's are finished. Normally for Spanish places we start late but this is Holland, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 31
Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Egelantiersstraat 122-124, 1015PR Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  North Holland Province  >  Amsterdam>  > Jordaan
  • Neighbourhood: Jordaan
  • Phone Number: +31 20 320 4316

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Jordaan

Neighbourhood Profile
One of Amsterdam’s most preferred outdoor markets and some of the city’s favorite watering holes are but two of the many reasons to save ample time for a stroll through this especially convivial warren of narrow streets with its unfair share of quirky shops and quality galleries. Historically a haven for the working class and emigrants, these days the Jordaan is better known as an enclave for artists and designers. As popular as the Jordaan is as a destination for locals and out-of-towners alike, the area never feels particularly touristy or overrun with outsiders. A highlight even for long-time Jordaan residents, be sure to accept any invitation to step within one of the area’s beloved courtyards or to have a sneak peek inside one of its many working studios.
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