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The Olive Tree

Certificate of Excellence
Mediterranean, Canadian
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137 Victoria Road, 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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Puyallup, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Probably the most authentic Mediterranean cuisine we've had in a long time. Lunch was excellent. We had the muhumarrah dip and falafel. The service was also very nice.

Thank Nancybell580
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The menu items are tasty and surprising. I had a paella, which was not very traditional (in fact including pineapple!), but had great flavor. My husband had the basil pesto chicken quesadilla which we thought was brilliant!

Thank Allison B
Canberra, Australia
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here. Decor is quirky and funky, food choices for all tastes and challenges, staff lovely and friendly and good value for money. It was a very pleasurable and relaxing evening all around.

Thank Mallygal
Sydney, Canada
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food at this restaurant is always beyond expectation as everything is unbelievably good! The portions are so large that it was difficult to finish my main: chicken cesar salad. My sister ordered the donair and had the same problem lol! We are so lucky to have this dining option in a small city and the prices are very reasonable.... More 

Thank HappyGuest191
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

The food is good just not what I was expecting like a creme sauce is still tomato. But still very good. The restaurant has poor parking and is off the beaten path a bit

Thank Chelssie M
New York City, New York
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

We were looking for something a little different than the usual pub fare around here, and we found it! If you like tasty Mediterranean food at a reasonable price, be sure to find your way to Olive Tree (not to be mistaken for that manky chain restaurant in the US, Olive Garden). Great service, nice wait stafff, adorable atmosphere, cozy... More 

Thank Lori S
Halifax, Canada
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This little restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. Small and cozy with the decor reminiscent of a Greek taverna, there is a constant and pleasant hum of conversation. Billed as a Mediterranean restaurant it is more of a blend with something to satisfy everyone. The waiters were friendly and more than helpful. We were four and had fish and chips,... More 

Thank MarieLeloup001
Dartmouth, Canada
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Our meal was excellent. Haddock was perfectly cooked .Chicken quesadilla was very tasty, spinach salad was very good. Nice atmosphere, prompt service. Will definitely return. Prices are very reasonable considering quality of the food. Decent wine selection.

Thank Gaye S
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

You'll get a glimpse of exotic countries just by listening to the musical ambiance and by ordering dishes with a twist of excentricity. A little gem just a few blocks away.

Thank Sebomatik B
Cape Breton Island, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

Although fairly busy, staff was friendly and attentive. Meal was delicious, dessert was divine, and although we stayed quite a while to chat, we were never rushed.

Thank MaryAnn C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $14
Mediterranean, Canadian
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
Romantic, Families with children, Special occasions
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 Road, 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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?