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The Olive Tree

Italian, Steakhouse, Australian
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19 Park Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
0399699152
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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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
Great service and food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2014
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Melbourne, Australia
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576 reviews 576 reviews
172 restaurant reviews
416 helpful votes 416 helpful votes
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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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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110 reviews 110 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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36 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Adelaide, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

The Olive Tree in South Melbourne is a restaurant where =great steak, perfectly cooked, reign supreme. The restaurant is always busy but if you book early enough you might grab a table at the beautiful bay window. The choice of steak is unlimited and can be selected in their internal 'Butcher' Shop' Its an amazing concept for a restaurant and... More 

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Adelaide
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69 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I was a little apprehensive about going to a steakhouse I had heard nothing of before and that was not helped by finding the place almost empty when we got there. But I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the meal at The Olive Tree, and I must say my T-Bone was cooked perfectly. The quality of the meat... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I come to Melbourne for work quite regularly and found this place after a change of hotels. I now visit each time I am here. A lot of places treat single business travellers like they have the Plague, I dont understand why, but I never feel that way when I come here. Groups and couples seem to be enjoying themselves... 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, Australian

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