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Milo and Olive

Bakery$$$$
West Los Angeles, Santa Monica
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  • Shane P.
    "Go for the chicken meatballs each and every time - we always do."(5 Tips)
    Josh F.
    "Love the polenta and breakfast pizza for brunch."(3 Tips)
    Ameen A.
    "very good and the pizza was probably the best mushroom pizza"(3 Tips)
    K P.
    "Housemade pork belly pizza"(6 Tips)
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  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsAugust 13, 2013
    Upscale no frills bakery and pizzeria using local and organic produce and meats. They don't take reservations and seats purely on first come basis so if you want to bring a larger group come early.
  • Eater
    EaterMarch 18, 2014
    Retaining some of the best aspects of Mozza's crust-centric vision, Milo & Olive prepares some of the best pizzas on the Westside, thanks to fantastic toppings and a steady wood-fired crust. Read more
  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 28, 2013
    A tiny, always packed bakery and cafe from the Rustic Canyon team. Expect seasonal small plates, impeccable baked goods, and some of the best pizza pies in the city. [Eater 38 Member]
  • Eater
    EaterAugust 4, 2016
    This bright, airy spot does a fantastic breakfast with wood-fired asparagus with sunny-side up eggs, breakfast pizza with house sausage and potatoes, or a baked eggs skillet with pepperonata. Read more
  • Buttercup D.
    Buttercup DJune 2, 2014
    Been here 50+ times
    The garlic knot is a must! If you're a garlic lover--especially roasted garlic--you'll love it! Garlic and olive oil baked in bread that's tied in a knot at the top. Delicious!!
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyJanuary 30, 2015
    Zoe Nathan has a way with dough, be it bread dough or laminated dough, and her croissants are glorious examples of the genre, either plain, ham-and-cheese or Valrhona. Read more
  • LAist
    LAistOctober 31, 2014
    You can swap in egg whites without getting scowls from your server if you're trying to keep it light. If you're feeling the hurt of the night's past, opt for one of their Vietnamese iced coffees. Read more
  • Alastair
    AlastairSeptember 26, 2012
    The mocha tart made with Valrhona is to die for, as are the heirloom tomato panzanella with burrata and the garlic knot. Lovely, efficient and enthusiastic staff. Super place for dinner!
  • SavoredSpoon
    SavoredSpoonNovember 29, 2014
    Must go! So freaking delicious. Got the wood-fired roasted potato pizza which just melted in my mouth. Also got the daily brussels sprouts special which too was amazing.
  • Larry V.
    Larry VincentMarch 31, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    I keep thinking there's nothing better than ___ dish, then come back to discover a new favorite. The roasted potatoes with sunny side eggs is my latest pick. Get it with the optional sausage.
  • Ameen A.
    Ameen AqeelDecember 28, 2015
    Menu has an enticing variety and good looking specials, tried the butternut squash soup which was very good and the pizza was probably the best mushroom pizza I ever ate.
  • Megan S.
    Megan StlukaAugust 30, 2015
    The garlic knot is a must for sure, also the margarita pizza is excellent. Also the desserts are delicious, specifically the pound cake and cinnamon bread pudding (special).
  • Charmi V.
    Charmi VijapuraSeptember 4, 2016
    Awesome dinner but not craving to go back at the end of it! The waiter was great but I think overall their service is not very inviting... And that can change a lot about a meal
  • Syndicate Media Group
    Syndicate Media GroupJanuary 31, 2012
    WeHo [Eat] Founded by the same kids who did Westside favorites Rustic Canyon and Huckleberry, this farm-to-table restaurant features communal tables with different breakfast, lunch and dinner menus.
  • Tina H.
    Tina H.April 21
    Love the bolognese with fresh pasta. The meat sauce is refined and the now overpowering or tangy. It's worth every bite! Their pastries are also delicious.
  • Alara S.
    Alara SaygiOctober 18, 2015
    The meals are just as good as the pastries. Start off with melon and parmaham salad and have the wood oven shrimp 👌🏽👌🏽
  • LA Weekly
    LA WeeklyAugust 4, 2014
    Not strictly necessary to order pizza at all. But you probably should get a "garlic knot," which here is a hollow sphere of pizza dough, tied at the top with string and stuffed with garlic cloves. Read more
  • LAist
    LAistOctober 25, 2016
    Milo and Olive are offering a butternut squash pizza that comes with caramelized onion, fontina cream, thyme, and aged balsamic. Read more
  • Larry V.
    Larry VincentAugust 25, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Do yourself a favor. Start with the off-menu selections on the chalk board. I come here at least once a week and I have yet to be disappointed. The chef rocks here.
  • Dan S.
    Dan SteinbergOctober 13, 2013
    This is the one pizza spot where you don't want to leave the crust on your plate. Get the house cured olives and dip the crust in the olive oil.
  • Shane P.
    Shane PlossuOctober 5, 2012
    Go for the chicken meatballs each and every time - we always do. Great flavor, especially when the remaining sauce is scooped up with the house bread.
  • Larry V.
    Larry VincentApril 21, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Lots of people talk about how great the food is here. What they don't say is that the coffee is great and staff friendly. So order a cup and strike up a conversation!
  • Epicurious
    EpicuriousAugust 3, 2014
    I am especially keen on the straight-up Margherita and the mixed-mushroom, which involves a bed of melted Fontina, lemon zest, Parmesan, and thyme. Read more
  • Los Angeles magazine
    Los Angeles magazineFebruary 17, 2012
    crunchy artisanal bread-inspired pizzas offered margherita style or with toppings such as pork belly sausage and braised greens. Branzino ceviche with fennel is a surprise... Read more
  • Julia P.
    Julia ParkAugust 5, 2016
    Decent. Went on a Wednesday for around 6pm, no wait. By 7, there line was piling up, and they were rushing us out (while I understand the rush, we were still mid-meal & finishing our bottle of wine).
  • jennifer h.
    jennifer hanOctober 17, 2015
    the pizzas are perfect. crusty and firm on the outside, doughy on the inside. the pork belly sausage and kale pizza...full body quiver of joy.
  • K P.
    K PMay 1, 2013
    Housemade pork belly pizza, pastas, milo chopped salad, sangria, prosecco cocktails, strawberry corn meal cake, strawberry vanilla tart, verve coffee!!
  • Christina C.
    Christina ChaFebruary 22, 2014
    Fantastic for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Love the seasonal crostini, butternut squash, chicken meatballs and arugula salad.
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXApril 7, 2012
    Ohhhhhhhhh, the pies are SO GOOD here. But, the garlic knot is a necessity... just make sure that you have breath mints at the ready! ;)
  • Ken S.
    Ken SFebruary 18
    Been here 5+ times
    Pretty much everything here is great. Keep an eye for the daily special board since those choices are often amazing!!
  • Cherith Z.
    Cherith Zanghi6 days ago
    Poor layout, good service. Decor is halfass industrial/preschool? Anyway, food is pretty good, it is homey. Pasta is fresh handmade 👍🏼 Can't get over how awkward the seating is. I'm facing a wall
  • Max
    MaxDecember 1, 2016
    Stick with the simple pizzas and homemade pastas and check the pastry counter for desserts. The passion fruit meringue tart was great.
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KimiabakhshSeptember 30, 2014
    Order a side of mariners with the garlic knot and white sauce pizzas. Takes an amazing dish and makes it even better
  • Mario L.
    Get a sit @ the bar and try the sautéed kale, Brussels sprouts, beet salad, garlic bun, and ANY pizza.
  • Puno D.
    Puno DostresOctober 9, 2013
    We always try at least one special and they have always been fantastic. Seasonal is the way to go!
  • Sam D.
    Sam DuffyJuly 4, 2014
    Amusingly the thing they had run out of, after waiting an hour for a table, was olives. Nice place, good pizza, friendly service, but go early or late to avoid a long wait (avoid arriving 8.30-9.00pm)
  • Navin
    NavinNovember 7, 2012
    Do the garlic knot and the pork belly sausage pizza. Skip the chocolate cake - looks good but not moist.
  • Patricia R.
    Patricia RealiniMay 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The Bianca pizza is a thing of luxury. And the Chicken Meatball Panini, when available, is phenomenal as well.
  • Abigail K.
    Abigail KofflerJune 6, 2016
    The Parmesan rind minestrone is one the best vegetarian soups I've ever had. Don't miss it!
  • Benjamin P.
    Benjamin PalmerFebruary 3, 2016
    meatballs, cauliflower bisque, pork belly sausage pizza. this place is so good
  • Chris K.
    Chris KApril 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Large array of dessert. Nice place for some wine/coffee. Mushroom pizza/prosciutto is a must have!
  • eeena d.
    eeena d.March 2, 2013
    We didn't mind small seating area. Pizza was great. Garlic knot was worth the wait and heavenly.
  • Sarah F.
    Sarah FleishmanMay 23, 2013
    Asparagus. Pizza. If you're lucky enough to be there when they have it on special, it's all you need. Amazing!
  • frank s.
    frank strieflerSeptember 6, 2012
    Loved the marinated eggplant. Also loved the brandade stuffed piquillo peppers off the chalk board
  • B
    BDecember 29, 2013
    Best dishes: fresh pasta with bolognese, sautéed kale, and any pizza with an egg.
  • Caroline O.
    Caroline On CrackMarch 26, 2015
    This is a garlic knot. With an actual not and lots of lovely garlic inside
  • Tony E.
    Tony EmmentAugust 18, 2014
    The warm farro was a brilliant breakfast dish, a spicy stir fry with poached eggs
  • Sean B.
    Sean BesserFebruary 4, 2013
    Zoe Nathan is the queen of dessert in West LA. Her new(ish) bakery & pizzaria rocks. The garlic knots are addictive!
  • Winnie K.
    Winnie KhooNovember 15, 2014
    Faves: garlic knot, wood fired pear & kale salad; Skip: Chai latte
  • Sheba F.
    Sheba FamilyOctober 28, 2012
    Latte is amazing. Love the cozy shared table style. Go and be sociable :-)
  • Josh F.
    Josh FurieAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the polenta and breakfast pizza for brunch. Mmmm salivating thinking about it
  • Jamieson A.
    Jamieson AfricaJanuary 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    The quiche is to die for! Butternut squash pizza is chock full of flavor #cracked egg
  • David D.
    David DerusDecember 29, 2014
    Call ahead. It only has two tables. I think one table is named after Milo, the other Olive.
  • Chloe
    ChloeJune 18
    The mocha here is the best in LA! Mind blowing
  • Orlando C.
    Orlando CarafaSeptember 2, 2015
    Never put garlic in the tomato sauce when you do pizza as an Italian tomato goes plain on pizzas that crust is for bread not for pizza
  • Paige A.
    Paige AlbiniakMay 21, 2013
    The garlic knot has ruined me for all other garlic knots. It has also broken mt heart, because we are doomed to a long distance relationship. So worth the carbs.
  • Nicole M.
    Nicole MunizJanuary 3, 2015
    Shrimp + polenta is out of this world. Then again so is everything.
  • Lauren K.
    Lauren KarasekMay 3, 2015
    The pizzas are fantastic, but don't miss the wonderful small pates.
  • Ricky S.
    Ricky SherrillSeptember 3, 2016
    A first rate bakery thang is also good for breakfast & lunch.
  • Joshua S.
    Joshua SwansonMarch 30, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Sit at the bar. The Chefs are delightful and great servers too!
  • Lilit
    LilitFebruary 20, 2014
    Instead of ordering the burrata, order the brussels sprouts - they come with burrata but are less pricey.
  • albert o.
    albert ocampoMarch 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    lunch is insanely busy but if you get there a bit early, you can sit.
  • James M.
    James MyersDecember 20, 2011
    Garlic knot is like a giant dumpling with garlic and olive oil inside. Super good!
  • china
    chinaAugust 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    The breakfast pizza is the greatest thing I've ever had in my life.
  • Kelly B.
    Kelly BoneFebruary 5, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The garlic knot is whole roasted cloves bundled in a purse of crisp dough. It's the greatest garlic knot I've ever eaten!
  • Buttercup D.
    Buttercup DOctober 18, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Mushroom pizza!!! Oh, and their walnut sticky bun is deeeelish!!
  • Brian N.
    Brian NunneryMarch 2, 2015
    Try the whole bran vanilla bean cake! It's outrageously good. :-)
  • Lina A.
    Lina A.April 27, 2015
    Wood fired garlic knot and burrata pizza. Delicious.
  • John B.
    John BruckmanDecember 17, 2015
    Excellent - but they need to change out the menu once in a while....
  • Larry V.
    Larry VincentFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Get the mushroom grits for breakfast. Unbelievable savory goodness!
  • Mohammed T.
    Mohammed TantoushSeptember 9, 2013
    Garlic knot for the win!!! Soo good and sooo worth it
  • Liz W.
    Liz WheadonFebruary 13, 2015
    Best muesli and brilliant poached eggs - we loved it
  • Hilary
    HilaryFebruary 12, 2012
    The cheesy eggs on super cheesy bread is delicious!
  • Klara L.
    Klara LichtJuly 12, 2015
    Awesome food. Some sections are super loud though.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CalacanisDecember 30, 2011
    Mushroom pizza is awesome. Two pizzas and a salad for two means leftovers tomorrow!
  • Ross S.
    Ross SheingoldNovember 16, 2014
    Get the garlic knot. You will not regret it!
  • Claudia C.
    Claudia CampbellOctober 19, 2013
    Gluten free Chocolate Carrot Cake...allI can say is YUM!
  • James W.
    James WaldeckDecember 6, 2016
    Pizza is pretty solid but service was terrible and the restaurant will not allow any modifications to menu items, making the restaurant incredibly pretentious.
  • Kara D.
    Kara DawsonAugust 22, 2015
    The nectarine bacon pizza is a must try!
  • khalid t.
    khalid taryamJuly 31, 2016
    It's busy the food is soo good
  • Clark L.
    Clark LandryNovember 4, 2012
    Doesn't take reservations. Why wait 45 minutes when there are plenty of other great places in town?
  • Andrew V.
    Andrew VogelOctober 20, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Milo spaghetti & meatballs were delicious!!
  • Jess
    JessApril 15, 2015
    Delicious brunch as well as pizza
  • Larisa G.
    Don't miss the giant garlic knot!
  • Tisa H.
    Tisa HuguesJuly 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    SAUSAGE & GRITS... and any fruit tart, of course
  • Sam A.
    Sam AlonOctober 16, 2013
    Garlic knot wasn't bad. It wasn't as garlicky as I wanted it to be. It was mostly drenched in oil/butter. Have me heartburn.
  • DAN C.
    DAN COXApril 17, 2014
    Best Mushroom pies. Ever. Yes, Ever!
  • Andrea T.
    Andrea TKFebruary 23, 2016
    great cocktails and salads
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RileyMay 5, 2014
    Chicken meatball panini rocks!
  • Tim D.
    Tim DanielewskiJuly 13, 2015
    Garlic knot is ridiculously good
  • Jonathan W.
    Jonathan WellsSeptember 21, 2014
    One of the best pizzas in LA
  • Stacey P.
    Stacey PressmanJuly 26, 2012
    Nice atmosphere needs more tables.
  • Mohammed T.
    Mohammed TantoushFebruary 27, 2014
    Garlic knot is delicious!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Ashraf R.
    Ashraf RJanuary 24, 2015
    Best meatball sandwich I have EVER had!
  • My Lists
    My ListsFebruary 14
    Pizza and chicken meatballs👍🏼
  • Alfredo A.
    Alfredo AponteJanuary 10, 2015
    The Garlic Knot is orgasmic!
  • Darren W.
    Darren WhiteNovember 12, 2012
    Go for the garlic knot!
  • Emily R.
    Emily RunkJuly 12, 2012
    Get the sweet cream brioche. I'm a better person for it
  • Max E.
    Max EpsteinAugust 27, 2012
    Pork belly breakfast sandwich=la bomba
  • dianuhh
    dianuhhJune 14, 2013
    never come with anything larger than a party of 2. party of four over an 1.5 hour wait
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