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The Olive Pit

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Address: 2156 Solano St, Corning, CA 96021-2713
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+1 530-824-4667
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Since 1967 the Olive Pit gourmet retail store features over 120 different...

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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Some of our new favorite things include quality balsamic vinegars...we cook with them, drizzle them over ice cream (sounds weird, but it is amazing!) This place offers free... read more

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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Some of our new favorite things include quality balsamic vinegars...we cook with them, drizzle them over ice cream (sounds weird, but it is amazing!) This place offers free sampling, and the little cafe will make you shakes with your favorite balsamic vinegar flavor! This is a must when driving through...

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Thank aceanddara
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

We are so glad to hear you love the balsamic vinegar as much as we do! & We definitely agree, they are amazing drizzled over ice cream. Thank you so much for the review, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Cheers, The Olive Pit Team! More 

Gladstone, Oregon
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207 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our favorite stop on our way down to Napa. You can sample tastings of so many different kinds of olives, oils, vinegar's and wines. There is a restaurant/cafe, eaten there once or twice and it was good. The restrooms are always clean. Perfect place for a gift for that foodie person or hard to shop for person, walls... More 

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Thank Oceantoes
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

Thank you so much! That was a great review. We are glad to hear you enjoy so many aspects of our store. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip down to Napa. Cheers, The Olive Pit Team! More 

Carpinteria, California
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Olive Pit was the perfect place to stretch our road weary selves! They have a really great selection of everything related to olives...spoons, wonderful choices of many kinds of olive oils, beautiful utensils created from olive wood, fun, useful dishtowels. We found perfect house-warming & thank-you gifts. It was a very special, fun 'pit stop'! Thanks so very much!

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Thank NanarooGrampyFred
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

We just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to leave us that awesome review! We always strive to be a great "pit stop" for all of our customers & we are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, The Olive Pit Team! More 

Corning, California
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55 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed February 16, 2017

Awesome food and delightful samplings! There are so many items to experience and sample from olives, olive oil, vinegar and even wine! The restaurant serves great food!

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Thank belovedpetra
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are happy you enjoyed sampling at the tasting bar - we hope you'll be back to find more items to love. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, The Olive Pit! More 

Eugene, Oregon
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017 via mobile

This is one of our favorite stops while traveling down I5. Great sandwiches with a wonderful condiment bar. Plus when you are finished with lunch you can choose from hundreds of olives and olive oil flavors to take home with you.

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Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great lunch stop with us! We are glad you enjoyed our tasting bar as well. We hope to see you again soon & thanks for the review! Cheers, The Olive Pit Team More 

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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 6, 2017

Just a fun place to get olives and related products. We stopped on the way south and got gifts and on the way north and picked up goodies for ourselves. Prices are a little higher than what you'd pay in a grocery store but the variety made it worth while. Amazing selection of all sorts of olives and a tasting... More 

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Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review Harold! We are thrilled to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your stop with us. We love to hear about amazing customers like you who stop on the way to and back from their destination! We can't wait to see you again soon and hope you had safe travels. Cheers, The Olive Pit Team More 

Elk Grove, California
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92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

This is the main attraction to Corning. Wonderful tasting of green olives, flavored with every imaginable taste. Staff will even let you taste olives that aren't on the sampling table.

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Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad you enjoyed the olives & the tasting bar. We look forward to seeing you again! Cheers, The Olive Pit Team More 

Bothell, Washington
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34 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

We travel a lot and every time we are coming through Corning we stop for a few jars of olives. Great place and friendly people with amazing olives. We love the garlic stuffed or the jalapeño stuffed.

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Thank twotwistedlimes
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

We appreciate you stopping in! We love the garlic & jalapeno stuffed as well; they're delicious! Thanks for the review. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, The Olive Pit Team More 

Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews
Reviewed October 24, 2016

The Olive Pit is a must stop if you are an olive lover as I am. Some of their other products are olive oils, vinegars, wines, gifts and a deli. However their huge variety of olives is the main attraction. We arrived at 7:03am and they were open and ready to help if needed. Unfortunately we were early for lunch... More 

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Thank mmathern50
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are happy to hear that you visited us & that you enjoyed your time in our store. Aren't the Muffuletta sandwiches awesome?! Hopefully you guys enjoyed them on the road! Also if you want to take advantage of shipping since the Olive Pit is a long way... More 

Truckee, California
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79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

I love flavored vinegars and this was shop was a real treat. I bought 9 different varieties of vinegar plus jams and mustards and I will certainly return. The espresso, fig, strawberry and traditional aged balsamic are amazing! My only disappointment was that all of their literature says they offer discounts if you buy in volume and I was not... More 

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Thank amovablefeast
Olive_Pit_1967, Guest Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming into the store and having a fun time. The discounts we offer are for whole cases of product usually 12 of the same jars. It sounds like you got quite a few bottles to try so maybe if you narrow down your favorite one, a case would be worth it for you. They make... More 

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