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Olivera's Restaurant

390 S Dexter St, Ionia, MI 48846-2004
+1 616-522-3000
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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390 S Dexter St, Ionia, MI 48846-2004
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

First thing was bad parking spots..seriously stop spending money on beer and get a bigger parking lot. We walk in and it's crowded busy people didn't look like they were comfortable where they were sitting. I never go to a bar cause there full of...More

Thank Purelifetravelers
Reviewed 20 February 2013

We eat in Ionia occasionally but live in Grand Rapids. Olivera's is just as good, if not better than many of the Italian restaurants in Grand Rapids. The food appeals to kids and adults! The wait staff is friendly, and the atmosphere, too. My only...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2013

Nice restaurant. Wish I had been hungry enough for a full meal. I was there late in the evening on a business trip. I opted for an appetizer only. The waitress offered me a single trip to the salad bar for a small additional fee,...More

Thank Denise_D07
Reviewed 25 January 2013

We love Olivera's and frequent it often. We have yet to find anything on the menu that isn't great. The Vodka Penne is my favorite and you can't go wrong with the pizza either. The pizza sauce really makes the pizza too!

Thank acwest23
Reviewed 15 January 2013

like they will deliver mealls not just sandwiches, burittos weree great, salmon dinner, and steak meals were very good, always courteous aand try to accomodate customers requests, prices aaverage!!

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 9 January 2013 via mobile

We eat at Olivera's regularly and it is a wonderful restaurant. They have all types of food, not just italian. The pizza is wonderful as are all of the Italian dishes, but the ribs are excellent too. They have all of the typical bar wood,...More

Thank bbruns
Reviewed 6 November 2012

Olivera's should be ranked #1 in the city of Ionia. Its Italian dishes and pizza are excellent. The atmosphere is pleasant and the service is above average. We ate at Olivera's on 3 different occasions when we were in town and enjoyed all of our...More

Thank Traveler0303
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Ionia is a small town but this restaurant has a big city feel. The staff is very well trained in customer service. We love bringing friends here. The food is amazing. All in all, it is a place where everyone that works there seems to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 14
After-hours, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 S Dexter St, Ionia, MI 48846-2004
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Ionia County  >  Ionia
  • Phone Number: +1 616-522-3000
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Olivera’s Restaurant has proudly serviced Ionia and surrounding communities for over 13 years. In April of 2014, Olivera’s moved into their new location at 390 South Dexter Street across from the fairgrounds. The newly renovated and greatly expanded establishment offers a seating capacity of 288, boasting three spacious, cozy dining areas to accommodate the unique needs of all their guests. The casual dining area is ideal for family gatherings, business meetings or anyone opting for a quiet, more subdued dining experience. They added a large, open dining addition to the south side of the building that has become known as “The Pit”; with large overhead glass doors offering al fresco dining during the warmer weather and guarantees a view year round. Their uniquely designed island bar was built to be the centerpiece of all the action; with 35 seats around the large concrete bar-top and a number of pub tables and booths surrounding. The concrete olive in the center of the bar is symbolic of their appreciation of Michigan Beer. Olivera’s features 20 Michigan Craft Beers in their line up at all times, boasting 28 drafts in all. They’ve also made many additions to their wine list from our great state and abroad giving Olivera’s the most extensive beer and wine selection offered anywhere between Grand Rapids and Lansing! Olivera’s has also fine-tuned their already broad list of menu offerings that you’ve enjoyed in the past. No worries, you’ll still find your favorite Pizza, Pasta, Burgers, Sandwiches, Salads, and more, not to mention additional weekly chef features as well. They have also added a new express lunch menu that offers fresh prepared meals with many options to choose from under $7.95. This makes Olivera’s menu the most extensive in the surrounding area. Throughout Olivera’s you will find over 50 HD tv’s featuring a large array of sporting events to suit every fan. The entire facility is enhanced with a new state of the art sound system that has four different zones made for everyday listening and theater quality surround sound. Also added to the building is a new take out area that offers quick access through a separate entrance on the north side of the building for their customers. Olivera’s has been voted the best in Ionia County repeatedly for Italian Restaurant, Pizza, Sports Pub and More. They offer dine in and delivery plus catering in house or off site for all occasions. Their more than 75 employees are friendly and professional and ready to serve you the moment you walk in our door or call in a delivery. They are there to ensure you have an exceptional experience each and every time. Olivera’s goal is to be the most distinctive restaurant in Ionia. They have always strived to be the best at what they do by delivering top notch product & service with an added personal touch. We invite you in to see what’s new at Olivera’s & “experience the flavor of originality”!
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