Olivetta draws from the whimsical and theatrical elegance of the western Mediterranean mixed with a healthy dose West Hollywood vibrancy and exuberance. The color green is prevalent throughout the space and creates a feeling of abundance and wealth.
The white rendered, ivy covered walls of the courtyard, create an airy background for the feature fireplace and bougainvillea growing up and over the trellis roof are reminiscent of the public gardens of coastal northern Italy. The interior of the space is richer, bolder and altogether more theatrical with mohair walls, and a striking French Riviera inspired fabric ceiling throughout the two main dining spaces.
The feature that summarizes the concept most clearly is the European mural style wallpaper in the main dining room in rich golds and yellows composed of imagery of Californian fauna and even the occasional racoon which was designed specifically for the restaurant by London based artist Adam Ellis. The stylistic variety between the main spaces of the courtyard, the lounge, the bar and the dining room allow the space to evolve seamlessly throughout the day.
Starting as a fantastic, light airy weekend brunch spot Olivetta becomes a great location for early evening drinks, followed by a superb dinner from the kitchen of renowned L.A Chef Michael Fiorelli, through to a post dinner bar and finally cabaret, live music and mischievous Hollywood night spot.
ABOUT THE CHEF
MICHAEL FIORELLI – EXECUTIVE CHEF
Michael Fiorelli is an LA-based Italian-American chef, most recently recognized for helming the kitchen at Love & Salt in Manhattan Beach. During his four year tenure, Fiorelli received critical acclaim for his California-centric interpretations of Italian flavors and dishes. He opened Love & Salt in November 2014, receiving three star reviews from Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly. Love & Salt was named one of Angeleno Magazine’s top ten openings of the year, one of New York Observer’s top twelve LA openings and one Los Angeles Magazine’s top ten openings of the year. A seasoned chef with extensive experience in some of the country’s top kitchens, Fiorelli’s culinary resume also includes stints at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, The three star Michelin Inn at Little Washington in Virginia, Mark’s City Place in West Palm Beach, Simon LA in Los Angeles, and mar’sel at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
WHAT MAKES OLIVETTA DIFFERENT FROM OTHER RESTAURANTS IN WEST HOLLYWOOD
Olivetta is different than other restaurants in West Hollywood because it evokes the spirit of a European holiday through both cuisine, cocktails and design, giving Angelenos a chic new dining staple. Taking inspiration from Italy, Greece, France and Spain, Chef Fiorelli’s culinary approach celebrates old-world ingredients and preparations of the region while reimagining the classics.
Chef Fiorelli has drawn inspiration from the coastal classics of Italy, Greece, France and Spain to create a menu of contemporary dishes with a Californian sensibility. The menu captures the spirit of being on holiday while fully celebrating the exquisite locally sourced ingredients found in California.
INSPIRATION FOR COCKTAIL LIST
The bar program is curated by award winning mixologist Melina Meza and pairs familiar favorites with unique ingredients. The elevated and complex flavors used are designed to perfectly complement Chef Fiorelli’s menu.
OVERALL CONCEPT OF RESTAURANT
Olivetta is a stylish 150 seat bungalow that boasts an atmosphere of carefree sophistication by combining the whimsical elegance of the western Mediterranean with the theatrical exuberance of West Hollywood.
Restauranteurs Matt and Marissa Hermer wanted to create a glamorous comfortable home themselves and friends, for early evening cocktails, dinners with friends, and late night secrets and shenanigans.
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