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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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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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
David G
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Grand Junction, Colorado
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
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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131 reviews 131 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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Melbourne Vic
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93 reviews 93 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Friends from SAdelaide were in town and they had previously eaten here so we decided to go again. We were met at the door by a very helpful lady who found our seats and soon had our menus in front of us. The best thing was we were not pestered by the staff. They let us relax, have a wine... More 

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?