In a great location for Torgova and the downtown area, L’Oliva is a very good, casual, alternative Italian to the more upscale and pricier Mosaico around the corner. The recently renovated restaurant is all Tuscan burnt pinks and umbers, with olive green wood-work and a pitch perfect selection of framed prints, potted olive plants and other Italophile decorative touches you’d expect in any restaurant of its ilk. The menu features the usual classic staples from all over Italy, done well and accompanied by an impres-
sive and well-priced (for Baku) wine list. Ever-popular with a loyal crowd of foreigners and locals alike, after a delicious dinner you can pop downstairs to the Red Olive Lounge (see Drink) and sink into a deep leather armchair for a brandy or two.
- Taghiyev St, 14 Torgova,
- +994 12 493 0954
- Opening Times
- daily, noon-midnight