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The Olive Tree

19 Park Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
0399699152
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Ranked #17 of 103 restaurants in South Melbourne
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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- Jul 23, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Adelaide, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I first discovered this place in the 1980s sometime when work had me in Melbourne for short periods. Fond memories of a beautiful, stylish, and most welcoming location. Great food that leaves you satisfied. Glad to report that after so many years, its just as good today as it was back then. Thank you for the excellent steak, and great... More

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Shepparton, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Tania , thank you very much for accommodating us , as we were going to Michael Bublé , she expressed our meal to us and then even rang us a taxi for our concert . the meal in no way suffered from the rush and we wish we would of had longer to savour the meal . the green lip'd... More

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Melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. The steaks are fantastic and portion sizes are excellent. Staff are very friendly and knowledgable. Good on-street parking available. BYO which is always terrific.

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Paris, France
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I would not recommend this resturant to my worst enemy, it was just so so bad. Food was poor and the service was just plain terrible I do not understand how they remain in business

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I had dinner at this restaurant on two occasions in the last month or so. The food was good, with large portions, and there was plenty of variety on the menu. The service was very friendly however it can be a bit slow and hard to get their attention when the restaurant is busy. The prices were very reasonable. Would... More

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Perth, Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

a friend of mine who works nearby recommended this restaurant for a catch up meal. Easy for me to find from Spencer St end of city where I was staying, single tram down Kingsway. Friendly service, huge servings for entree and main course, couldn't fit in any more to try desserts. For entree I had duck risotto with sundried tomatoes... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have eaten at this restaurant a number of times over the last 15-20 years and it is ALWAYS good. The restaurant is not huge. The ambiance is vibrant though it can be a bit noisy as it is usually fully subscribed. It is situated within a few km of the CBD as well as the casino precinct making it... More

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Melbourne Australia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I don't know why I have never reviewed this restaurant as we live in an Apartment in South Melbourne adjacent to it and have dined there frequently for some years and can attest to its quality. Rare not to see someone from the Apartments dining there and it is often referred to by residents as "the dining room" !!! Traditional... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Located at 19 Park Street in South Melbourne, this small restaurant is big on service, food and ambiance! Specials are on display on several blackboards around the restaurant and the menu is interesting with some variety in choices away from the run of the mill menus. Service was pleasant and welcoming! We waited nearly 30 minutes for our meals but... More

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Sydney
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50 reviews 50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

We had a very enjoyable dinner here recently. The food was well presented and delicious. The staff were friendly, without being "over the top". They could learn a bit though. The wine was good and reasonably priced. Our only gripe was that they brought our main course dishes before we had finished our entree and just put them on the... More

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