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The Olive Tree

19 Park Street, South Melbourne, Port Phillip, Victoria 3205, Australia
0399699152
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Ranked #13 of 104 Restaurants in South Melbourne
Cuisines: Italian, Steakhouse, Australian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Aug 20, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Melbourne Vic
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Olive Tree never disappoints. Great service, extremely reasonable prices and hearty food. The decor is a little dated but that adds to the charm.

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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
53 helpful votes 53 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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