"The eldest member of Mauro Sanna’s small family of Sardinian restaurants remains a popular destination for office workers & locals who appreciate its friendly charm… regulars still pack the place for the decent-value lunch menu... White bean soup & Sardinian ham with char-grilled fennel look good on the starter list, ahead of plates of spaghetti bottarga (with dried mullet roe) & roasted rabbit wrapped in Parma ham, with Sardinian cheeses or chilled ‘torroncino’ (nougat cream) to round things off."
- SQUARE MEAL
"All of Olivo restaurants are worth talking about but Olivo with it's chargrilled Calves liver and Black Tagliatelle with cuttlefish is the one we're talking about most."
- ABSOLUTELY CHELSEA, APRIL 2014 BEST OF EUROPE LOCAL AWARDS
"With a clever blue and yellow painted interior that is above fashion trends, Olivo exudes confidence".
"They should clone the chef at this unpretentious, elbow-to-elbow, colourful Sardinian with paper tablecloths, where the food is superior, the bill smaller, and the class of customer higher than on the Costa Smeralda".
"An original menu of delicious, simple dishes and a wonderful Sardinian wine-list draws some reporters back time and again to this cramped and energetic Belgravia fixture".
- HARDEN'S LONDON RESTAURANTS 2006