The Rixos President Hotel re-launched in September 2011 its primary restaurant as the new L’Olivo Ristorante.
The idea behind L’Olivo was to add a unique dining experience with an Italian and Mediterranean feel to Astana’s restaurant scene. The restaurant’s interior reflects a classic Italian style with light but rustic colours and welcoming deep walnut- and vanilla-coloured furniture in front of the restaurant’s large front window.
The menu offers modern Italian dishes without forgetting the cuisine’s traditional roots. The Milano, Italy-born chef prepares house made pastas daily with specials rooted in Italian basics such as Parma ham. The restaurant’s Minestrone soup and beef Carpaccio on rocket leaves are also highly recommended.
The restaurant strives for authenticity in everything it does from the Italian music playing in the background to its Italian beverages to its monthly specials.