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Oliveto

9-12 Haddington Terrace | Kingston Hotel, Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
01 280 0011
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Ranked #15 of 55 restaurants in Dun Laoghaire
Price range: $16 - $32
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Cork, Ireland
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We ate there twice in a week. Once on our own and a second time with a large group (we were in Dun Laoghaire for a sailing event). I really liked that the choices were fairly limited - 6 starters, 5 types of Pizza, 5 Pastas and 6 mains. It gives me confidence that they will cook what the have... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Eaten at this restaurant twice most recently at a company event. The food they provided was excellent and I have never come across such happy and helpful staff. If the weather is good you can sit outside in a garden area with great views of the harbour.

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Just stopped for a quick bite to eat and delighted we did. I expected dark pub type fare and ended up in a bright and welcoming restaurant with a lovely atmosphere. I had a love pasta ragu. The sauce was delicious, clearly cooked from scratch with a lovely fresh tomato taste. My husband had a brilliant pizza, thin base cooked... More

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Flalarkin, Owner at Oliveto, responded to this review

Hi Thanks for your review which is great to read. Just to clarify on the pasta, the ragu is served with our house pappardelle pasta, which is a wide ribbon pasta that we make daily in-house. Some of our other pasta dishes (bucatini, linguini) use dried pasta as they go better with the respective ingredients/sauces but a ragu is always... More

Dublin, Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We have dined in Oliveto couple of times and keep coming back - the food is really lovely. The view to the pier is very nice so if it is dinner in the evening with your loved one or few beers in the garden with friends - the atmosphere is always nice. Food: we have had a different things from... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Oliveto is a hidden gem on the sea front in Dun Laoghaire. Great views, excellent food with open pizza oven. Locely setting with bar and old world seating area. HIghlt recommended.

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Paris, France
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149 reviews 149 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Restaurant is located in the Kingston Hotel, right across from the East Pier, with fabulous sea views and a great garden for those unfortunately too rare sunny days! Pizzas are large, with a great thin crust and nice choice of toppings. Very good pasta sauces, but pasta itself could have used another minute or so cooking, and I always eat... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Recommended by some colleagues who had recently stayed in the area, we visited Oliveto the evening we landed in Dublin from the US. The staff welcomed us on a Monday night even though we didn't have a reservation and we enjoyed a table with a view of the sea. The restaurant is being remodeled but still has a cozy, intimate... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Food well-prepared and quite tasty. Visited twice during our short stay in DL. Many locals also eat there. quite busy on weekends; best to have reservations. Prices in-line with other restaurants in DL. Would eat there again. Prompt and professional service at the table. The desserts are quite good.

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Totnes, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Had a fantastic meal in this restaurant- we didn't have a booking but they fitted us in. The service was very good staff were attentive and pleasant without being overbearing. The choice was very good and the food was excellent quality and substantial portions. Had a starter and a main absolutely no room for a pudding! Prices were not too... More

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

We were staying at the Royal Marine Hotel and asked at the desk for an Italian restaurant recomendation. The young lady at the desk suggested we try Orvieto or Toscana. Both within walking distance. It was early evening and we had just returned from a tour. We walked into Orvieto. It was very noisy. Gave the impression of an Irish... More

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Flalarkin, Owner at Oliveto, responded to this review

This is not a review and is why Trip Advisor is receiving increasing negative criticism from owners. How can a review be posted if the person didn't experience the restaurant? Tables are held for bookings and, in between sittings, there would be tables on hold for the next sitting. If we could fill the tables with walk in customers, we... More

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