Olive

Olive, Syracuse: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Olive Reviews: 5/5

Speciality & Gift Shops
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
About
A selection of the best food and organic wine from Sicily. You will discover and taste our wonderful land's flavours and traditions: extra virgin olive oil from the Hyblaean Mountains, Mount Etna's artisanal winemakers, aromatized salt from western Sicily, Bonajuto chocolate from Modica. Olive brings you stories of people who love their land, not only brands.
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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William P
London, UK351 contributions
Excellent Bottega
Dec 2019
A superior shopping experience with a wide range of Sicilian food and wine. Informed and welcoming staff, reasonable prices. Take time to browse the shelves. As the name of the store would indicate, the selection of olive oils is outstanding.
Written December 18, 2019
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HealdGreenForever
Slovakia292 contributions
Wonderful way to shop! I wish all shops were like this
Oct 2018 • Couples
It was the second time I went to Olive and on both occasions I got to try all sorts of delicious Sicilian liqueurs, They have it all - salt, oils, chocolates, honey, wine, herbs... anything they have open (or can open) they will, and you can try it with no real push to actually buy anything.. but really, you should.

I left both times armed with a great selection of goods. Hopefully they'll last me until my next trip to Sicily, but I doubt it.
Written October 6, 2018
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BusyBee
Edinburgh, UK928 contributions
Foodie Heaven..
Jul 2018 • Couples
Syracuse/Ortigia in general is a food lovers paradise and if you want to try to recreate some of the delicious dishes you have or will eat there, then Olive is the shop for you! Fabulous, just wish I'd bought more!
Written July 23, 2018
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Mpmav1
New York City, NY110 contributions
Definitely go.
Feb 2018
They’ve curated all the best things from Sicily into one welcoming shop. We had a wonderful time exploring the wine, chocolate, oils, etc. do yourself a favor and go!
Written February 10, 2018
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Gwen V
Hewitt, NJ426 contributions
Pistachio Pesto!!!
Apr 2017 • Couples
We purchased one jar of pistachio pesto to take home after sampling it the night before. I was sure that I could find it in the New York area so didn't need to buy any more. Well, it turns out that I was wrong and am now wishing that I'd purchased more. The oils here were lovely and the service attentive, so make sure to stop by. We even got to speak a bit of French!
Written October 3, 2017
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Sk00tch
Geneva, Switzerland104 contributions
Beautiful, local products, gorgeous shop, great service
Aug 2017 • Couples
I've read that products are expensive in this shop. For some it might be true, chocolate from Modica is more expensive here, but this is no ordinary souvenir shop. The owner takes its time and would rather talk about the local, crafted products he promotes rather than making a quick sale.

Products can be tested before purchase, so you really know what you're taking home.

The shop looks beautiful, welcoming, unusual, cosy and spacious.
Written August 29, 2017
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Jimvin
Caterham, UK850 contributions
Olive Oil plus other goodies
May 2017 • Solo
Raffaele was very helpful on this visit. I popped in for some Olive Oil tasting and purchasing. Being the centre of town and in a tourist area you should expect it to be a little more expensive but the service and the helpfulness makes up for it. Have a visit, a non obligatory tasting and enjoy.
Written May 31, 2017
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symagry
San Francisco74 contributions
Don't be afraid to peek in
May 2017 • Couples
The gentleman at the shop was quite friendly and we did not feel pressured to buy anything. We started with tasting olive oil, and he said he we would try four different types. We expressed interest in buying only a very small container, because of the limitations of our luggage and he remain very friendly, and we tried even a few more tastings. We also tried Arancello because we had had Limoncello before. He advised us on any of the other products for which we had a question. It was a good experience. We were most surprised by how different the EVOs here were from the ones we are used to buying--"smoother", less fruity, less oily.
Written May 14, 2017
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Sally P
Flaunden, UK69 contributions
Great advice on Sicilian wine
Apr 2017 • Couples
The guy here was very helpful in recommending a wine to take home that was in our budget, also there are free samples of chocolate- yummy!
Written April 9, 2017
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VinoGal7
Fort Lauderdale, FL63 contributions
A wonderful experience.
Aug 2016
I had been in Sicily for a month, traveling from west to east - and then south eventually ending my trip in Malta. I had been looking for a particular wine the entire month. I did some research and discovered that Marsala was in Sicily. Who knew?! The best was hard to find. Syracuse was my last stop before Malta and I knew I wouldn't find it there. I went to Olive. The man there opened early for me. The store was VERY nice - and it was nice and cool - a break from the hot sun. I explained what I was looking for and he had a few bottles. I couldn't believe it. He was also nice enough to give me some samples of olive oils from different regions around Sicily and explained the difference (BIG difference!). I bought lots of gifts, some for myself and some other bottles of wine. I had other errands to run and he held the box for me for a while. Very nice place. I wish I discovered it sooner.
Written August 23, 2016
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Olive is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Sun - Sat 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM