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The Olive Tree

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mediterranean, Canadian
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137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
+1 902-539-1553
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we travel to Sydney this is the only place to eat. The atmosphere is so relaxing the time seems to fly by. The food is second to none and portions are well worth the cost. This is a quient little spot. I do recommend you make a reservation it is very popular spot.

Thank Bunna2010
lincoln ri, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just by chance (trip advisor) we found this great little restaurant .Great food had meatballs &pasta Nice people

Thank John S
Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

I lived in Sydney for two years for work and found this gem after year and a half. And then I went there every week until I left Sydney. They have the best Greek food, I would say in whole Nova Scotia. Lamb is great but the highlight is the roasted potatoes - order extra, and you won't regret it.... More 

Thank Mohsin K
Glace Bay, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

The is Sydney's best kept secret! This little restaurant is tucked away in Whitney Pier. When you walk in, the embience & set up & music & the romance of this establishment makes you feel you truly are sitting in a bistro outside on a street in Greece. We had the special - which was chicken caesar wrap with apples... More 

Thank April M
North Sydney, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Olive Tree. My daughter had the lunch special which was a pasta dish. I had a chicken shawarma pita. Both dishes were awesome! I love the atmosphere and staff were so friendly and accommodating! I'll be back! Thoroughly enjoyed Gerard's friendliness and humour!!

Thank CaperKs
Picton, Canada
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175 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We found this place thanks to TripAdvisor. It was just delightful. The decor is funky and inviting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. Our waiter had a great sense of humour and was quick and professional. The food was delicious and plentiful. We were there for lunch on a Tuesday in November, long after tourist season and what would normally... More 

Thank Ian M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

It was my first time at Olive tree and it won't be my last. I was debating between the Tagine and the stir-fry and the server recommended the stir-fry. I had it with the chicken. I was afraid it was going to be rich, but the sauce was perfect. The atmosphere is very nice and quiet, it was full which... More 

Thank Nadine L
Sydney, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Atmosphere is so unique, quaint with a delightful Mediterranean flair. Which I'm sure they were going for.... Staff there can't do enough to be helpful , funny and knowledgable about the menu. Food....incredible!!! So many choices and reasonably priced. And where can you get delicious Irish coffee for $4. ?????? Is it any wonder it rates #1

Thank Danette71
Sydney, Canada
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76 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 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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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

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

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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 - $14
Mediterranean, Canadian
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
Special occasions, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
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: +1 902-539-1553
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?