Heading across the Plaza de Vila you will be greeted by Calle Santa Creu, the cobbled street on which the venue is set. The interior of La Olivia very much reflects its surroundings; typically Spanish with tiled flooring and high wooded beamed ceilings. There are two separate dining rooms, each with their own unique character, both displaying Mediterranean artefacts whilst maintaining many of their original features. An intimate yet atmospheric terrace makes dining a fun and enjoyable experience, where one can sit back and absorb the passing sights of the ‘high town’.
La Oliva prides itself on producing high quality yet reasonable Mediterranean cuisine met with a slight influence from Provincial France. It fails to disappoint! Characteristic to this region, the menu is dominated by a number of diverse fresh fish and meat dishes, individually boasting their own unique flavour of the island. Highlighting two in particular, one cannot be anything but impressed by the sea bass, baked in encrusted sea-salt or the rack of lamb accompanied with a creamy garlic sauce. Head chef René Salle also specialises in freshly made pasta dishes that are consistently of a very high standard.
La Oliva is typified by its staff; friendly, fun, welcoming and most importantly consistently impressive. The restaurant is open every day from 19:30 to 01:00, however due to its popularity booking in advance is advisable, especially if you are wanting to dine alfresco throughout the peak season.
Calle de Santa Cruz 2, Dalt Vila, Ibiza-Town, 07800View Larger Map
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