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Olio

Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 563 939
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Ranked #102 of 463 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Not our first visit, but definitely a big disappointment comparatively speaking. Olio does not have a great menu, but previously the quality and nice service made up for that. But this time the service was really poor. The food came in the wrong order: first my wife's main course, then my pasta, then our friend's main course and finally mine,... More

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Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Nice place to eat if your looking for good italian food in lebanon... Good service... English speaking... Not to expensive... Would go back...

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Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Every time I visit Olio with my husband and children in Hamra, we have the same experience - a fantastic family meal! Each one of us has a favorite dish and the great thing about this place is that the food tastes exactly the same, each time, so we are always satisfied and happy. Whether it's the Insalata di camino... More

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London
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Olio is great for a simple lunch. Simple, good service, well located and fairly priced. I will definitely return when back in Beirut!!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This is my favourite italian pizzas restaurant. The pizza is very healthy there and the toppings are extermly delicious! Once you step in it you are directly teleported to italy. It's amazing how perfect the food is and I would like to add that the service is very fast and they offer you a free appetizer while waiting for the... More

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Beirut, Lebanon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Tried the Olio in Kaslik and the food was great: Bruscheta was just delicious - best I had Buffala pizza and bianca pizza were very good. Service between courses was very slow although the restaurant was not busy for a late lunch.

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Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Good pizza / pasta. But it has nothing special about it. Prices are not cheap. Service is normal. U can try, but not a must.

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Batroun, Lebanon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We are used to eat Italian at Olio, but one thing is to be highlighted, they are getting better & better each time we are eating in. The Pizza variety is lovely. You should eat it with their pepper oil.... mmmm In their Jounieh branch (kaslik) they have Moules frites.... it is a Must try.

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London, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

For a long time Beirut lacked a proper authentic Italian vibe inspired restaurant that wasn't overtly costly or in 5 star hotels. Olio captures that spirit but in a more affordable context (yet still quite pricey by Beirut standards). The food is very well served and presentation is quite the selling point of this place. The staff in the Hamra... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I visited the Hamra location. The ambiance is nice, food was OK. I found their meat dishes tastier than their pastas which were too dry and overcooked. Service was good although it seemed that many staff members were simply hanging out chatting to each other.

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