Fodor's Expert Review Olivia

$$ Penn Quarter Mediterranean Fodor's Choice

Editor's Note: This location is no longer in operation.

This inviting Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Penn Quarter is just a stone's throw from the Capital One Center. Greenery abounds on the walls and ceiling in the bright, naturally lit bar. You can start with standard spreadables like tzatziki and hummus, then navigate on to some whipped feta. Olivia has large plates, like Moroccan chicken or osso bucco, but after those spreads a couple small plates will satisfy most. Spanakopita meatballs are a favorite, as is the octopus carpaccio. Save room after the delicious pita so you can feast on the mezze.
Mediterranean New Casual Lunch Dinner $$ Fodor's Choice Family

Quick Facts

800 F St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia  20004, USA

202 -3460–4667

Known For:
  • Eclectic plants
  • Inventive mezze plates
  • Fun, lively bar

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