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The Olive Tree

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137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sydney, Canada
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hubby & I had a weekend lunch here recently - great food & portions @ VERY reasonable prices! Very pleased.

Thank chronicbon
Madison, Wi
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68 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is off the beaten track, not all that far from downtown but in a strange location. Paul, our great wait staff, told us why that location. The ambiance and food were stellar! This place has earned it's standing as the best in Sydney! What a surprise to find such a great place here.

Thank lovethebayarea
Collingwood, Canada
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't have high expectations based on the outside however, that changed the moment we stepped in the door where the decor was warm and inviting. The staff were so friendly and truly interested in ensuring we had a good evening. We noticed quite a few regulars were there which always is a good sign and we can see why.... More 

Thank Margse2
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did not have reservations, but we were accommodated in a short time, and the service and food was excellent! We were so lucky to have found this little gem!

Thank educator532
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to eat lunch here's since our car needed emergency repairs at the nearby Hyundai dealer. Good was quickly prepared and well priced. It's in a very strange location so I'm glad we stumbled in here.

Thank Steve T
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our dinners. Excellent pasta and sauce. Large serving sizes and good quality ingredients. When in Sydney I would definitely pick this restaurant again.

Thank 123tillie
Halifax, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry to say this was our first time visiting the Olive Tree and will not be our last. The atmosphere was great and quiet. We both totally enjoyed the dining experience. So many choices on the menu, our waiter Paul was great, recommending the stir fry and I picked chicken stir fry. It was the most delicious stir fry I... More 

Thank shaw189
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here based on other TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The appetizer (Mediterranean cheese dip) was delicious and our mains were presented very well on the plate with the salad being fresh (I love the fact they used yellow, orange, red and green peppers). My only meh moment was the basmati rice was overdone - but that didn't... More 

Thank Ed N
Oak Park, Illinois
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164 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at the Olive tree. We both ordered the Santorini linguine -- shrimp, scallops haddock in a lemon honey sauce. The bread with balsamic, oil and seasonings dipping sauce was a nice accompaniment. They were out of several items on the menu and some of the wines which was odd. We would go,back.

Thank SuAnne L
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

The waiter was very good, he was very attentive without being over bearing and had a good sense of humour.The food is delish and has generous portions and a nice variety.The atmosphere was warm and friendly.

Thank Judy M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $15
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: 19025391553
The Olive Tree - mediterranean style restaurant with pasta, entrees, sandwiches, salads, desserts, some diner fare.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?