Spacious Patio Dining

Covering this RestoBar’s outdoor space just prior to the unforeseen pandemic turned out to be one of the best decisions the owners could have made.

Project Name: The Olive

Location: Downey, California

Dealer: Smart Patio +

Product: Bronze, Pergola X – Pivot 6 XL 

Southern California is known for its pleasant weather, but even in a seemingly perfect climate it can become too hot, too chilly, or too wet to dine outside unprotected. In order to keep patrons comfortable when seated outdoors, any time of year, owners of The Olive—known for high-quality Mediterranean cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, and a diverse spirit selection—chose the Pergola X. They were looking for a solution that would mirror their stylish image, as well as a product that wouldn’t make the space feel too boxed in, and the Pergola X delivered. At the time, visitors were choosing outdoor dining for the cool ambiance. However, once the pandemic began, the covered patio was also a means of continuing operations. The pivoting louvers not only protect the patio, but also keep the restaurant cooler in the summer heat. The play of shadow and light from the Pergola X has been a bonus for discerning patrons interested in dining al fresco in style.

The patio is busier than ever, it looks better than ever…my summer-times are busier, and in winter I’m able to flip my tables another one-and-a-half times just by being able to set the patio  [for outdoor dining]. 

– Rami N., General Manager, The Olive