I was surprised when I got an invitation from Zomatoph for a Foodie Meet-up along Marcos Hiway. A road I actually frequent going home. I hardly ever see any interesting dining areas along Marcos Hiway other than those inside the malls. Oliva Bistro and Cafe located in front of Slimmers World Marcos Hiway is virtually hidden from the road. Although they have that sign at the front I felt, it doesn`t really encourage people to turn right towards this area.
The decor of this venue is similar to that of their counterpart in Visayas Avenue. The colors are simple and clean, the place is family friendly. According to Executive Chef Kannan, he is Indian by birth but Pinoy in heart, he decided to stay in the country and marry his wife Eden. They like to think of Oliva Bistro Cafe not a “fusion” restaurant but a place that serves hotel style food without the steep price tag. Their menu is a great mix of American, Italian, Singaporean, Indian, and of course, Filipino.
Are you excited to learn about the dishes Oliva they served? Read on!