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4496 W. Saanich Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z3E9, Canada
250-479-9361
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Authentic Greek food prepared with love and dedication to '"serve everyone...
Authentic Greek food prepared with love and dedication to '"serve everyone the best" to mesmerise all with our food , wine & cocktails. Come to olive to feel the home.
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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Valentines Day Dinner

Hubby loved the lamb, I liked my pizza, ceaser salad needs some work too much dressing.Service was great. Their menu has a great selection of Celiac/ gluten free food!

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 6, 2015
MARY C
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VICTORIA
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My Hubby and i came in for dinner on a Saturday night, though the overwhelming number of people in the restaurant, they gave us excellent service. The food that came with it exceeded expectations, the lamb was tender and flavourful, as for my husband, he greatly enjoyed his mousaka. The portions were large, yet perfect. We are definitely coming back... More 

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VICTORIA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Hubby loved the lamb, I liked my pizza, ceaser salad needs some work too much dressing.Service was great. Their menu has a great selection of Celiac/ gluten free food!

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Qualicum Beach, B C
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We had lunch recently with another couple. Service was good and food was fine. A very extensive gluten free menu which was excellent. My panini sandwich aws good but the ceaser salad was very average. A little too much dressing so a little soggy. The small pizza our friends had was good and looked delicious. A great choice for a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

We found out about The Olive Grove online as it was recommended by the local Celiac Society. We now need to find restaurants which offer gluten free/Celiac menu options and this restaurant has an impressive array of options for those requiring specific dietary choices. My partner ordered a GF "pasta" which featured sun-dried tomatoes, pesto cream, chicken and spinach. It... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I have to say that, generally, I do not enjoy staff parties. Venues in the past have been noisy and catering generic. However, The Olive Grove has changed my views somewhat with the provision of enjoyable meals and subdued atmosphere. Thanks to the lack of loud canned Muzak we were able to communicate - kinda essential with a staff party.... More 

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Vancouver Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

A new broom sweeps clean. John and his team have managed to do just that! Excellent menu, warm atmosphere, good food. And a celiac-friendly menu! We'll be back!

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

A friend told me about this restaurant and that they had an extensive gluten free selection so we decided to take our son there and try it out on Wednesday night. It was about 5:30 and there was a function going on in the main part of the restaurant so they were pressed to seat us in the smaller section... More 

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Central Saanich, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Lots of Vegetarian and gluten free options, food was quite good. The Spanakopita was a little on the dry side but everything else was very good. Service was very attentive but not very friendly.

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Victoria, Canada
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Friendly greeter made us welcome and the waitress took our orders promptly. The food hot and delicious. The restaurant was doing a good business at 8pm, that is a sign of quality. The ambience was nice, not too noisy, we could actually have a conversation without yelling at each other. The washrooms are centrally located at the front entrance which... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been to this restart several times, and the last three times, since April, have been disastrous. Rude service and horrible (some virtually inedible) food. We understand it has changed ownership even though the new owners try to conceal this. Never again....we have given it too many chances to ever go back again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4496 W. Saanich Rd, Victoria, British Columbia V8Z3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: 250-479-9361

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek

Description

Authentic Greek food prepared with love and dedication to '"serve everyone the best" to mesmerise all with our food , wine & cocktails. Come to olive to feel the home.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?