As someone who is half Italian (and who loves wine) I was very excited to come across Olja&Oliv, a delicatessen, kitchen, and wine bar. Located in Södermalm, this unique shop brings delicious Mediterranean flavours to Stockholm, focusing on the Italian regions.
From pastas, fresh meats, and cheeses to quality oils and balsamic vinegars, snacks, drinks, and even a pizza making kit, the range of delicacies offered at Olja&Oliv is impressive. If you’re looking to purchase authentic Italian foods in Stockholm, this is the place to be.
What’s even better is that this unique store also doubles as a cozy spot for an afterwork. Just beyond the delicatessen is a small kitchen and wine bar with seating for up to 20 people. Complete with candlelight, delicious wines, and an Italian-inspired menu, it’s no wonder this is a popular place for locals.
During my visit to Olja&Oliv, my boyfriend and I decided to stay for an afterwork. I ordered a glass of Chianti red and he went for an Italian beer. The menu offered a good assortment of antipastos, pastas, and desserts inspired by Italy. The charcuterie boards looked tempting and were a popular item amongst fellow diners but we had a fairly large appetite so we decided to go with a garden salad, fresh bread, some cheesy cannelloni, a salmon and spinach delizie and some tiramisu. Go big or go home, am I right? The best part of the meal would have to be that delicious homemade tiramisu. That alone would keep me coming back for more.
What I really admire about Olja&Oliv is that you can really feel the passion for Mediterranean flavours from owners Henrik and Åsa. Their expertise, combined with the assortment of fine foods and inviting ambience, makes you feel like you’re being transported to Italy.
Hosting a wine and cheese night with friends? Pay a visit to Olja&Oliv for fresh meats, cheeses, and delicacies imported straight from Italy. Don’t feel like hosting? Have Olja&Oliv host it for you in their cozy restaurant or private V.I.P. room. Try one of their oil and balsamic vinegar tastings while you’re at it for a truly unique experience. It doesn’t get much better than a glass of red, Italian flavours, and good company in a cozy environment.
For more information, visit Olja&Oliv’s website at http://www.olja-oliv.se