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Wild Olive

2867 Maybank Highway, Johns Island, SC 29455
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Ranked #1 of 55 Restaurants in Johns Island
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $0 - $40
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Maybank Hwy & River Road
Description: Bringing a hint of rustic Italy to Johns Island, Wild Olive focuses on simple and comforting Italian fare with ingredients sourced from the Lowcountry’s choice farmers and growers.
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Stuart, Florida
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were very lucky to have been referred to this retaurant. What a phenomenal meal. We all started with a Caesar Salad whoch fat surpassed the ones we have eaten before. My husband had the braised short ribs with fontina stuffed risotto cake. I opted for a pasta dish as my main dish, agnolotti stuffed with veal in lemon basil... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We were visiting Kiawah for a special occasion, and after reading a few reviews, were off to the Wild Olive on a rainy mid-September night. We were greeted immediately by 2 pleasant people, one of who seated us immediately. Christine was to be our server, after a gal filled our glasses with water. Wild Olive did not disappoint. After reading... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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78 reviews 78 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Perhaps my favorite thing about this restaurant is that the pasta comes in small and large sizes. By ordering several of the smaller plates, you can really try a variety - and trust me: you'll want to! We got a couple of appetizers - the beef carpaccio was delicious. We tried four different pastas - and I can't decide which... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

We went to Wild Olive upon recommendation. It was terrific from start to finish. We will certainly go back and recommend to others!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

I have eaten here many time and always have an excellent meal and great service. We had the risotto ball appetizer. As usual everyone loved it. The steak and smashed potatoes were incredible as usual and cooked perfectly. Brussels sprouts side was delicious. Pasta was great and comes in two sizes. Skipped dessert this time. great meal!

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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Always great service and great food! Their sausage/cheese balls are a must along with the chicken parm! One of the two best restaurants in the Charleston area and they are both on Johns Island! Will always go back again and again!

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West Islip, New York
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119 reviews 119 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

It seems that once you get out of the NY area, Italian food just isn't the same. This place is very good and comes close but just misses when it comes to pastas. The sauces are good but the pastas could be a little more al dente. Their short ribs were very good and the gnocchi appetizer was a good... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We eat at this restaurant every 4 weeks or so for the last few years. It is outstanding every time. The standard menu items are perfect each time, specials are Great. Jason is always there and taking care of the customers, always remembers our names... Nice touch. Who needs downtown and the parking hassles when you can have the best... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I am already looking forward to returning to the Wild Olive! The food is more than amazing, you must experience this gem for yourself. Our server Melaine was awesome, she was part of the experience, with her wonderful suggestions and incredible personality, we just loved her. My son has autism, the kindness she showed him was just beautiful. We didn't... More

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21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This was our favorite restaurant on our visit to Kiawah island. I highly recommend it. Cozy atmosphere, good bread. The bruschetta was amazing. The tomatoes were so fresh. We had the chicken parm and it was great. Our server was very attentive. All good. Will definitely return next time

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