We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
TRAVEL ALERT: SAFETY AND SECURITY CONCERNS More info

Olio

Gouraud Street, Beirut, Lebanon
+961 1 563 939
Improve this listing
Ranked #97 of 461 restaurants in Beirut
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
12 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Write a Review

78 reviews from our community

71% Recommend
    23
    33
    15
    4
    3
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
London
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beirut, Lebanon
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Batroun, Lebanon
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
47 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

I am frequent visitor of Gemmayze . Recently I started to have business lunch at Hamra branch as well with friends. The service is NIL, the waiters are dragging themselves between tables without efficiency , the paper is thinker than the pizza (not related to any picture published) and major time are burned . The fast service is the check... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Olio is one of the restaurants I frequent, it has amazing pizza, risotto and steak. (I'm not a pasta fan, so my opinion in this sector would be biased) If you like oven baked thin pizza then this is the place to go. The Olio pizza is one of the yummiest pizzas. Their other selection if pizzas are also amazing,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

i came to olio hoping to have a delicious pizza to make up for all the bad pizzas i've eaten in cairo... but i thought their pizza was just average. and the prices are definitely above average-- like nyc prices. so i dunno that i would really recommend this.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Olio also viewed

 
Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon
 
Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon
 
Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon
 
Beirut, Lebanon

Been to Olio? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Olio, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing