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Olio

#110 of 540 Restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence
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Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 563 939
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 43
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Top Quality Pizza

During a week long stay in Beirut I ate here for dinner twice. The pizza is outstanding and the restaurant also offers a good selection of beers and wines. Staff was friendly and the service was quick. For top quality pizza in Beirut I definitely recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 13, 2015
Bill A
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Riverdale, New York
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English first
Riverdale, New York
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

During a week long stay in Beirut I ate here for dinner twice. The pizza is outstanding and the restaurant also offers a good selection of beers and wines. Staff was friendly and the service was quick. For top quality pizza in Beirut I definitely recommend.

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185 reviews 185 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have been to Olio between gemmayze and Faqra branches. for the Gemmayze branch everything always goes smoothly with tasty Italian platters and adequate service. Faqra branch has lots of weird moments in regards of their staff; sometimes they are extremely pros and sometimes really really bad BUT the food was always very good. I do enjoy Olio's pizza with... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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195 reviews 195 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The good thing about this restaurant is that it is always located along with its sister restaurant soto ( serves sushi). Service is warm, quick and they allow you to order sushi from the next foo restaurants, hence it is a good variety for diners. The chilled Italian wine is always a good choice there, bresaola and pizzas are a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I always order food from this restaurant, mostly deliveries, I love the spinach ravioli with pink sauce. The restaurant is dark so this is why I prefer deliveries but food is good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I have been to Olio between gemmayze and Faqra branches. for the Gemmayze branch everything always goes smoothly with tasty Italian platters and adequate service. Faqra branch has lots of weird moments in regards of their staff; sometimes they are extremely pros and sometimes really really bad BUT the food was always very good. I do enjoy Olio's pizza with... More 

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Beirut
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

I am a big fan of Italian food and been to many places; this one is a unique restaurant. I've been to the Hamra and Gemmayzeh branches and loved them both. Service, decoration and food are amazing, everyone should try it. I actually had one of my best meals there. I hope these high quality standards will remain for a... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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39 reviews 39 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I like the salade de chevre with its walnuts and honey dressing, pizzas and truffle pasta. Don't expect gourmet food but good Italian in all its basics and some extras

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New York City, New York
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97 reviews 97 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very few places maintain their quality and this is definitely one of them. Their pizzas are as fresh as they've always been and their service is still great. Kudos.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Olio offers a decent Italian cuisine, not the best in town however some dishes are better than others. Personally his pizza is a disappointment for my taste, other pasta dishes are way better. Nice wine selection and prices range from mid to higher, you can expect to pay around 30$-40$ per person if you order a salad and main dish... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Location: Middle East  >  Lebanon  >  Beirut
  • Phone Number: +961 1 563 939

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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