OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery

4.3
1094 reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
Situated on scenic Lakeshore Road, OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery offers a wonderful range of tapas, entrees & desserts, paired perfectly with Strewn wines.

Our Chefs combine the rich flavours of OLiV’s Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) and True Balsamic Vinegars with fresh foods to create a tantalizing culinary experience unlike any other!

Let our flavour specialists guide you through a tasting of our EVOO’s and Balsamic’s. Our products will tantalize your taste buds and inspire you to get creative in the kitchen, in a fun and simple way. Learn about the origins of each product and how to use these products everyday to enhance your healthy lifestyle.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1094 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.2
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always a favourite place for us, close to home, excellent food and friendly, attentive service. It was noisy last night as they had a couple of larger groups in addition to regular tables of diners. Also, they were understaffed so the waitpersons had to get the drink orders as well, but they handled it with professionalism. I highly recommend this restaurant.

DM
DebbieM
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Mediterranean chicken was delicious. The jerk shrimp lamb pops and pork and braised cabbage were great choices.

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OliviaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience3

We had a lovely time! Our server Justin was awesome. Only criticism is that the lamp chops were a bit closer to medium and I had ordered medium rare, but they were still delicious.

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KateH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Went for lunch - enjoyed the winter salad (recommended!), then some tapas plates and split the gnocchi. All good, tasty and overall a nice experience. Strewn winery is attached, as well as the OLIV store, so it’s easy to do a bit of shopping afterwards too.

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TraceyL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience3

My husband's flatbread turned out to be a pizza - Not what he was expecting - He was expecting Flatbread. He said the sauce was bad - like someone just threw crushed tomatoes without cooking them on the dough then covered with pizza toppings. His comment was he could have gone to Pizza Pizza and would have had a more satisfactory meal at half the price. The filet minion tapas tasted more like a stew with poor choices of meat than premium steak pieces with a gravy sauce, and I ordered a second drink which was forgotten about so we canceled it after flagging down the waiter as he never came back to check on us and asked for the bill so we could quickly exit.

They also updated the interior. I was there about 3 years ago and it felt warm and inviting and luxurious and the food was excellent. This time it now felt whitewashed - both the interior and the food.

Wanted to try something new, let's just say we were underwhelmed.

KB
KironB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Attentive service, tasty apps and entrees. Wines were heavily surcharged (over 250%) even though they were from Strewn itself.

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JenniferG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our server Justin is the best server we have ever had. We base our subsequent visits on whether or not he will be working on the day we are contemplating our next visit to OLIV.

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Cherie
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is always fresh and delicious. Service excellent. It's one of our "go to" places when we want to treat ourselves to a special meal.

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Travelhobbit
Ottawa
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The small plates were excellent, the ambiance & service was perfect . The mushroom & scallop plates were really interesting & delicious. We will be going back & Strewn premium cab franc was amazing . I am a sommelier & found their premium cab franc was exactly how a cab franc should taste - pure taste of the wine .Loved it !

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SKIPPERAL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Haven't been for a few years and it was just as we remembered it. A perfect spot on a cold rainy night. Good food wine service. Will be back sooner than later.

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FotoulaD
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I decided to bring my mom to Niagara-on-the-Lake and we ate lunch at Strewn's restaurant, OLiv. We had the Lobster Grilled Cheese sandwich and it was fantastic. So much flavour. This is my second time coming here and will come back again.

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vipGroup8
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service & delicious food

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Simplicityheath
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

The food and drinks (cocktails) were outstanding in presentation and flavour. The value for the quantities and quality was perfect for sharing with two. The service was prompt, friendly, and attentive. Highly recommended.

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Paul
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great place to eat. The wines are good too. And oh, the olive oils/vinegar selection is really good as well. We bought a whole lot to take home. Place is a little confusing to find because the signage says Strewn Winery first and Oliv below.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Highly recommend. The food was amazing and so fresh. Our server was awesome and very helpful. The wine was amazing.

JH
JaniceH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WE enjoyed this lunch immensely! The Oysters were particularly good. We would return when back in Niagara

SH
SusanH
Naples
14 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great leisurely lunch with girl friends. Not rushed but service attentive. Great choices on the menu. Scallops delicious as was the soup.

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DebT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

A low-key place to have dinner with a very wide, varied and interesting menu. This is our first time going to this restaurant and we were pleased with the service, the food and the value. At the end of the dinner the chef\owner came out to greet the people who were there. Very nice, personal touch! We will definitely return the next time we are in Niagara on the lake.

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RaeS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and must-try selection of balsamic and EVOO.

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trublu
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service!

DB
vipDonB
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Everything was great about this restaurant!!!! We especially love the food and the service!!!

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vipbobm
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is great, and we love the Tapa's and the options, ranging from Oysters, to Scallops, to eggs. As well, the Staff are really friendly, and fun.

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vipFrankP
Toronto
28 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My 75th Birthday

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OpenTable Diner
London
5 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was hard to choose what to eat on the menu! We went and picked up the Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar we had to dip our bread in along Main Street. Wine and beer prices were fantastic!

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vipCowboy777
Toronto
82 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Went for lunch and shared four or five tapas plates. Delicious food.
Will go back!

MM
MarisM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience food was delicious and not expensive, server let us taste wines before ordering.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

The food was fantastic!!! We always love the food. The service was great too. But they were really not equipped for cold weather on the patio. There were no space heaters, and the furniture is all metal. We dressed warmly but even still it was quite cold.

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Cristina
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and service us always excellent! Would recommend it especially for special occasions.

SR
vipShaneR
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Overall a great place for good food and service. We’ve been there several times and always had a good time and experience. I would recommend the rack of lamb (if available) but everything I’ve had is good.

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Jeff
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

We have eaten here before and it was much better last time. Service was excellent everything else was just ok.

CP
CherryP
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

OLIV is a wonderful restaurant and I recommend it without hesitation. The only reluctance to give an 'outstanding' review is that food could have been served a bit quicker. Waited a little longer than expected.

Also, a guest at a nearby table insisted on talking so loud, we found it irritating and unpleasant. Nothing the restaurant could do other than ask the man to cool it, nevertheless, it got in the way of an otherwise thoroughly enjoyable time.

LR
LauraR
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal and service, a really nice way to celebrate a birthday

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Denny
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely patio lunch. Our server Cindy was fantastic! Hubby had the lobster linguine and I had the gnocchi, both were great.

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Lucillemallory
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Delicious food, thanksgiving special was superb. Loved the house olive oil and vinegar too.

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Neesy
Detroit
24 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Would definitely recommend! Menu has something for everyone, price point & portion size very nice! We had: turkey soup & capers salad as appetizers 👍👍, truffle gnocchi / tender chicken slices/ mushrooms in a light cream sauce- amazing! Salmon topped with grilled shrimp over basmati- also amazing. Too full for dessert😆!

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BennyS
Las Vegas
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was an experience to have a dinner there, food was great, the service was excellent and helpful with their menu. I purchased a couple of their balsamic vinegar too to take home.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great menu!

ST
SylvainT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambiance was fine. Food was outstanding and the wine was also excellent. Very good diner

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Katieb
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

We enjoyed our lunch . Service was great in the restaurant.
We would have purchased aged balsamic vinegar from their shop however the shop wasn't staffed and the winery wouldn't sell it to us, so we had to leave without it.

MT
MaryT
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

OLiV is a hidden gem in NOTL -- the food is always delicious and service competent. Be sure to try their specialty vinegars -- the white balsamic and Cask 18 are my favourites.

FAQs

OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (905) 468-1222.

OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant at Strewn Winery is rated 4.3 stars by 1094 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.