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“Not helpful” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Pit

Olive Pit
2156 Solano St, Corning, CA 96021-2713
530-824-4667
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Ranked #2 of 24 restaurants in Corning
Cuisines: American
Description: Since 1967 the Olive Pit gourmet retail store features over 120 different kinds of olives, many Balsamic vinegars, wine, craft beer, gifts, nuts, candy and so much more. We also have a Café that features burgers and sandwiches where you can pile on the toppings to suit your taste. We offer free tasting of over 150 products and also offer a wine and craft beer tasting room, current tasting room fee 5 tastes for $5.
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Description: Since 1967 the Olive Pit gourmet retail store features over 120 different kinds of olives, many Balsamic vinegars, wine, craft beer, gifts, nuts, candy and so much more. We also have a Café that features burgers and sandwiches where you can pile on the toppings to suit your taste. We offer free tasting of over 150 products and also offer a wine and craft beer tasting room, current tasting room fee 5 tastes for $5.
Redmond, Oregon
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Not helpful”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

First time going to the Olive Pit, wanted to check it out and grab some olive oil and other goodies.. asked a couple of the guys working for some help on the olive oils and he was completely clueless..
I walked up to the counter and asked the next guy for help...he was the same clueless....are you kidding me people? I will never be back nor will I tell anyone traveling to the area to go o the olive pit
..there are other olive places to go..

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Monte Rio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Excellent all around”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This place has it all- very helpful, nice employees, great products and good food. Their prices are fair also.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Washington State
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37 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 41 cities Reviews in 41 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“This place is the "pits"....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

Sorry about the title - I could not help myself. The Olive Pit has many many varieties of delicious olives and many other food related souveniors. Yes, we bought 4 jars of olives. I am enjoying the pimentoed olives right now in fact.

Visited October 2012
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California
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87 restaurant reviews
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“GREAT OLIVES AND OTHER TREATS”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012

OK, so it is a tourist trap. But trap might not be a good description. No one is trapping you there...you make an educated guess to go based on the gazillion billboard signs you see along the boring 5...and need a stop before you go stark raving mad.
But I digress.
Inside there are many olives stuffed with all kinds of ordinary and not so ordinary things ...almonds, bleu cheese, garlic, sun dried tomatoes, jalapenos...for tasting and for buying.
Then there are breads and crackers with different spreads to try.
And then the dried fruit, the chocolate covered fruit, the seasonings, the balsamic vinegars, the olive oils etc. etc. etc.
We stopped in for a 10 minute potty break...40 minutes and $50 later we emerged...happy.
The only down side is the dog potty. It needs grass.
We were glad we stopped.

Visited October 2012
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Modesto, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Gourmet olives and olive oil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2012

I definitely agree with the previous reviews about the esquisite olives (which may be sampled at the tasting bar before purchasing). They have a fine selection of award winning olive oils including an assortment of gift baskets. We purchased several items from the shop but did not eat at the restaurant. The staff was friendly and helpful. Bathrooms were very clean.





Visited June 2012
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