Choose Between Two Options
- $85 for cooking class for two on February 22 ($170 value)
- $85 for cooking class for two on March 29 ($170 value)
Cooking classes run 2–4:30 p.m. and teach students how to whip up homemade pasta and pesto.
Ilija and Esada Pecanac not only moved to the United States to escape civil war in the former Yugoslavia, but also to give their daughter, Olga, the chance at a better life. Before leaving Yugoslavia in 1994 with her daughter in tow, Esada attended culinary school, laying the groundwork for a passion that would follow her to Valparaiso, where the family eventually settled. Here, Esada saw the opportunity to give the community of Westville a taste of something different, as well as a way to give their daughter a good, comfortable life. She persuaded Ilija to help her open a family restaurant in 2007 and the rest was history.
Instead of naming the place after their mailman like most restaurateurs, the Pecanacs decided their beloved daughter Olga was a much better fit. At Olga's, the family puts a European twist on a menu anchored by their signature pizzas, which all get crafted with homemade dough, cooked in a brick oven, and named after a historic European city. Olga's Restaurant also has plenty of popular European creations, including a Pacific crab and avocado salad loaded with spinach and punctuated with a balsamic dressing, and polish sausage with potatoes.