Olio Pizzeria hit 3rd Street in October promising Angelenos expertly executed pizzas (it's all in the crust) piled with seasonal farmers market toppings fired in an oven powered by olive wood. Yesterday Eater spotted the above signage posted in Olio's window announcing a temporary shutter due to a mandate from Olio's landlord. Owner Bradford Kent explains that his restaurant has been closed since Saturday because a tenant in the same building in which Olio resides has complained to their landlord for three and a half months about smoke in his/her apartment.
Therefore, the landlord demanded that Olio stop emitting smoke, which means Kent had to power down the restaurant's oven. However, that oven is the establishment's only source to cook food, hence why Olio had to halt service. The landlord was supposed to make a decision today on how to handle the matter. So far, no word from the landlord. Developing...
·The Baking Commences Today at Olio Pizzeria [~ELA~]
·What to Expect From Olio Pizzeria Opening Mid-October [~ELA~]