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“Busy place let down by the food” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Olivetta

Olivetta
10 Princess Street, Halifax, England
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Ranked #26 of 240 Restaurants in Halifax
Cuisines: Turkish
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Sowerby Bridge
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133 reviews 133 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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“Busy place let down by the food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Ate here at lunchtime with a group of friends. We were only offered the lunchtime menu and had to ask for the a la carte as we wanted starters. Starters were ok- very large portions and served with warm Turkish flatbread. 4 of the group ordered meat moussaka and when it came, we had to ask if it was meat or if we had been given vegetable moussaka by mistake. We were assured it was meat but we all struggled to find a tiny bit of mince. The rest was mushrooms, aubergine and peppers in a very runny sauce. It was more like soup than moussaka, hardly any cheese, no spiciness at all and not over warm. I expected Turkish food to be spicy but this was sooo bland

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Halifax, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Stunning food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I've eaten here twice now, and both times have not been disappointed. Absolutely gorgeous food, and a very reasonable price too. Friendly and efficient staff. Can not wait for my next meal here!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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N Aycliffe
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Turkish Surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I am on business in Halifax and have eaten in several restaurants over the last few weeks. The Olivetta is a small unassuming restaurant (don't be put off). The service is friendly and very efficient. The food is excellent, the Mixed Meze was fresh and contains a variety of tastes and textures. The Ezme with Turkish Bread is so simple yet totally delicious. Two colleagues had Chicken Fajitas which they thought were excellent.
The value for money is outstanding. Just 50 yards along the road is a McDonalds where you can buy tasteless processed fat filled excuse for food which would cost more than this lovely fresh food. No contest!
If your in Halifax don't miss this Turkish Delight.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Lunchtime treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I have been here a few times at lunchtimes and its the nicest food for the money 4.95 (it used to include a drink but now soft drink one pound) it is a set menu but there is lots of choice, It takes a little while to come as its cooked fresh so comes pipping hot. The staff there are the absolute best, they make you feel that you are a valued customer or even friend, they are chatty but not intrusive. Its easy to get to as its in the town centre. Highly recommended

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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“There is nothing I dislike about this restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This restaurant has a lovely relaxed feel about it. The service is excellent. The food is excellent. I am a regular visitor and would highly recommend other to be so.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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