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Olive a cena

Via Sant'Andrea 252, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
+39 0584 583502
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“quinoa” (2 reviews)
“scallops” (3 reviews)
“taste buds” (2 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Via Sant'Andrea 252, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Stopped for lunch on a sunny day and we were able to eat outside. Didn’t really know what to expect but it was 2pm and lots of restaurants either stop at 2 or 2.30. A very warm welcome by the fluently English spoken owner who...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ydrewnicki
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this as were were walking away from the front promenade and I'm so glad we did. Really tasty food and the chef was trying really hard to be a bit different (e.g. 'Whisky and Tobacco' for pudding-which was not whiskey and tobacco...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank laurencampion2b
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

This place has outstanding service and a great wine list. The menu is excellent and the food is world-class. We have dined all round the world in some of the best restaurants and the scallops here were some of the best we have ever had....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ktravel93
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

I went here as a treat because the meals are priced slightly higher than others in the area and I had heard good things. Unfortunately it was very average! I got a chickpea burger with ‘seasoned vegetables’ and the whole thing tasted of absolutely nothing....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank aeshascott
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

The food is good and they have a small outside area on the sidewalk. The staff are very friendly. No problem to go to with a baby.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank johanthorner
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely dinner here at Olive e Cena. Very friendly and competent staff and most important, very good food! One of the best so far in this area. Would definitely recommend it.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank BertrandPrinsen
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Delicious tuna tartar and raw fish plate, interesting scallops, good food and atmosphere. Great cold tomato soup as a compliment from the restaurant. Meat is not the best, but also very nice. highly recommend this place

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Daria P
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Amazed at the taste of what I had expected to be a “healthy” starter. It was healthy - quinoa, tzatsiki, cinnamon and aubergine - smoked. Fantastic taste! Then salmone and some rice- Ab Fab - and healthy. Good value too got high level of cuisine...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank MDeanGlasgow
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food!!! Good service and very good vite! Supricing experiece!!! We will definitive come back to Olive and ....

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank GTNilsen
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Great wine choices, food presented beautifully, as well as being very tasty. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lilypop86
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$34 - US$57
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
12:15 - 14:30
19:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Via Sant'Andrea 252, 55049 Viareggio, Italy
  • Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Lucca  >  Viareggio
  • Phone Number: +39 0584 583502
  • E-mail
“Olive a Cena” is created through the collaboration of Daniel Oliva (Olive) and Carlos Arocena (cena = dinner), who became friends when they organised social nighlife events together in Versilia. Here they will concentrate their energy into a restaurant and wine bar which is created from the continuous search for food, drinks and products that combine traditional cuisine with new contemporary methods and techniques. You will be offered food and wine in perfect union in a dynamic, youthful and modern taste, but smothered with traditional hospitality. The restaurant is located in the city center just a few steps away from the entrance of the pine-wood and near an architectural icon of Art Nouveau, Villa Argentina. On days when the southwest wind blows a strong smell of salt can be felt in the air given the close proximity to the sea and consequently the Margherita boulevard. To be in the proximity of the Market Town area, it makes a great place for a refreshment or for a quick lunch, but at the same time being treated with excellent quality before and after shopping.
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