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“OK” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Olive Tree Italian Restaurant

Olive Tree Italian Restaurant
3 Beach Terrace, Calne, England
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Ranked #26 of 30 restaurants in Calne
Cuisines: Italian
Description: Newish restaurant in Calne Wiltshire
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Description: Newish restaurant in Calne Wiltshire
Calne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

I ate here with my husband last year and I have to admit we haven't returned.

The food was very average and did not seem 'made from scratch'. The sauces were watery and pretty tasteless and staff didn't really seem to know much about Italian cuisine. Maybe it was just the person we spoke to.

Overpriced and it seems effort to provide good quality is lacking. Very disappointing as we love Italian food and it's very close to where we live so could have been perfect. We may return for coffee and try the pizza, we'll see!

Visited May 2011
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English first
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“Well worth a visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2012 via mobile

Went on a Saturday evening and didn't book. On arrival we were greated by pleasant staff who showed us to a table and took our drinks order. We were impressed with the choice of food on the menu. There was a good atmosphere with music playing at just the right volume. We had a pasta and a lasagne dish and a side order of polenta 'chips ' which were amazing. Only downside was that the Peronie beer was out of stock.
Will definitely visit again.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calne, United Kingdom
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Very poor customer service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

We sent back a lasagne that was overcooked and did not look palatable. Then one of our guests received the offending item back. When pointing this out we were told that there was no more lasagne.

Steak was more like a minute steak - too thin and overcooked. The white wine should be avoided at all costs.

There is no garnish with the food at all, not even a piece of parsley!

This is the second time I have visited and on both occasions the food has been appalling, I will not give this another try.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Good Food and Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

We ate at this restaurant as a party of some 20 or more people the night before our son's wedding. The food was good, honest, freshly cooked and tasty. The service was friendly and excellent, with attention to detail to make us feel really well looked after.
To get so many meals out and satisfy so many people was a feat in itself and it was all good !

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Calne, England, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“One of the few proper restaurants in Calne”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

A good restaurant for a coffee or lunch/dinner, with an Italian feel. Food can be excellent but depends which chef is on duty. Superb New Year's Eve menu at a bargain price. Lovely ambiance especially in summer where you can eat al fresco on the patio with the stream below. Opening hours vary so always phone first to confirm times.

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