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The Olive Tree

Italian, Steakhouse, Greek, Australian
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19 Park Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
0399699152
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Olive tree

Fantastic food, great specials. The waiters are very friendly and helpful with your food order. Try their red - The Olive Tree Shiraz, a great wine to drink and reasonably priced.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Mt Martha, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

We were invited to dine at the Olive Tree South Melbourne last weekend and this venue will now be on our list of must returns. Staff were friendly and knowledgable. The food was delicious and serves plentiful . Old fashioned favourite dishes of the seventies are still on the menu and delighted our taste memories. Prices are very reasonable as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I've been going to the olive tree since I got out of nappies and some things never change. The steaks are huge and cooked to perfection. The seafood is the freshest of the freshest available and the service is old school too. Best of all you can bring your great wines and enjoy them with some of the best steaks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

What a wonderful restaurant. We came last night friday 7 august on a hoilday from brisbane From start to finish was amazing, service was impeccable. My now fiancé at the time only boyfriend were running extremely late due to 2 accidents right outside our hotel room. We ended up having to wall from sealife to the Olive Tree, we called... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Fantastic food, great specials. The waiters are very friendly and helpful with your food order. Try their red - The Olive Tree Shiraz, a great wine to drink and reasonably priced.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

3rd time I've eaten here and the service and food is always fresh and quality. Decor and seats a little dated but ambience ok

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Very good food and friendly service. Relaxed ambience, attentive waiting staff. Had not visited in many years but will definitely return.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Olde world. Very dated - needs some TLC. Food is fine. Competitively priced. Service good. Staff friendly. No need to come back - so many good Italian restaurants around with a much nicer environment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been coming here off and on for years! Decor is a little dated but food is amazing, service is always warm and genuine...... Good old fashioned menu, great quality and always just right......

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Dinner with friends at The Olive Tree was an absolute pleasure. It was delightful to eat delicious food in a restaurant and get the same old feeling that you got many years ago when going out for dinner was a treat in itself and your value for money was divided into good food, great service and hospitality. When staff shared... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Remember going to an Italian restaurant when you were a kid. Remember the exposed dark brick walls, the brick arches? Picture the old dine in Pizza Huts. This place took me back there - which isn't nostalgia I really wanted! On the positive, the prices were okay and the service pretty good. On the downside, the food was bland and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Park Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Greater Melbourne  >  Port Phillip  >  South Melbourne
  • Phone Number: 0399699152

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Steakhouse, Greek, Australian

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