First Look: Oliva, an Italian-Themed Steakhouse, Opening 'Any Day' in the Warehouse District

May 03, 2024 917

BY: Douglas Trattner

Lola Jacaj, formerly Sema, is days away from opening her third restaurant, Oliva. The new Warehouse District eatery joins its immediate neighbor Acqua di Dea (formerly Acqua di Luca) and Casa La Luna (formerly Luca Italian Cuisine). Following a split with chef-partner Luca Sema, the names of the restaurants were changed.

Oliva (408 W. St. Clair Ave.), an Italian-themed steakhouse, is tucked into the subterranean space that was long home to Osteria. It’s a return, of sorts, for Jacaj, who worked at this very address. A year-long renovation project has transformed the room from a close-quartered trattoria to an elegant Tuscan-style ristorante. 

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