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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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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • 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
plmpgm63
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adelaide
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adelaide
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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192 restaurant reviews
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Australia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
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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Adelaide, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I ate here with my Family last weekend and really enjoyed the experience. We ate oysters for entree which were a little small but really delicious. I had a T-Bone steak for main which was fantastic. The staff made the evening even more enjoyable by being friendly and helpful. All in all a great meal. Fairly expensive but definitely worth... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We were very fortunate after a long travel day to walk into The Olive Tree without a booking and were seated immediately - even though they were very busy. Our bruschetta and pasta were excellent. The service team working this Saturday evening all worked very well together and made our experience great. Would definitely dine here again!

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

I haven't been here for at least 5 years. Nothing has changed in that time; the decor is the same, the menu just as appealing, and the food just as good. I started with an entree size pasta dish which was so big, I only planned to eat half of it to leave room for main course. That plan went... 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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