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European, Greek, Wine Bar, Slovenian
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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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Reservations, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed March 16, 2020

Sylvia and Mitch are very engaging and a ton of fun. It's a small place but people keep rotating in and out so there is always a place to sit or stand. The U shaped bar makes for lively conversation in a casual setting. There's...usually a variety of people in the place, mostly locals, but everyone is welcomed warmly. My favorite place on the Island.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

Wandering around Venice with lots of road construction and retail stores closed early for a Friday evening- but we were so lucky to find this place! The place is very small but accommodated about 15 around the bar with a few other high top tables...too. The owners were a delight to meet and speak with. Lots of really terrific reasonably priced wines by the glass, and if you prefer, by the bottle. We got a tasting of each wine we were thinking about trying. One of the best parts about this place is the relaxed, conversational atmosphere. We were new in the area and met folks who had relocated to the Venice area. They shared all sorts of great info with us and included us in their conversations. Lovely place, great wine- We'll go back!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

Looking for a local spot to hang out, drink some great wine and beer, make new friends? This spot is cozy and quaint with wonderful owners.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Reviewed May 18, 2017

My wife and I visited Venice for a week and tried the restaurants, pubs, beach etc. all week long. Had a very nice time. It was our second to last nite there when we stumbled across The Olive Grove. We were reading the sign out...front and looked up and the people inside were waving us in. It felt awkward but we peeked in and said we were looking for music? "What kind you want?" they asked, and they proceeded to put springsteen on for us (quick choice?) Anyway, then i asked for Guinness, my wife for Coors Light - Nope and Nope. We had to laugh - "What have you got?" So i drank some Reisling, which i enjoyed and my wife drank Stella. Sounds pretty imperfect, yes? Yes. But then the owners, Mitch and Silvia, proceeded to introduce us to everyone in the bar, chatted with us about our lives, told us about theirs, other patrons chimed in. I'm not kidding - i'm not very outgoing, but this place felt instantly comfortable. I don't know what it is, but they just know how to welcome you. Seriously - stop in, you won't be sorry. Oh, as for food, pretty much if you order in advance i think... like i think they do private parties. (We didn't try olive oils, but did discuss.) But if they happen to be cooking something, they give you some. Silvia shared some chicken cutlets with us that were delicious. I also saw a customer come in who had been in Argentina, and Mitch kept special wine on hand for him. Not sure of all the other connections, but seems like they make friends with all their customers. And if you're going to be there for a week and want something special to drink, tell Mitch and if it's available and reasonable, i bet he gets it for you. We came back the next night too, and again, had a wonderful time. Good place, good people. We hope to go back.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed April 28, 2017 via mobile

My name is Chuck!!! And my wife and I ventured into The Olive grove because the town of Venice had rolled up the sidewalk at 9pm on a Friday Night, As we walked across a non-descript parking lot we saw a strange sign that said..."the diamond lounge". We decided to be adventurous, a choice we had no idea would effect our lives in such a cataclysmic way. When we walked in the door we first thought we were interrupting a private party but before we had an opportunity to leave the entire bar was yelling hely and welcome and sit here, sit at the bar, we had no idea what was going on. Then a handsome and charming gent walked up and asked us our name, he then introduced us to the entire bar one patron at a time. From that point on we were Engaged in an uproarious series of interesting conversation, music reviews, movie discussion and lots and lots of wine drinking. Somehow during the course of the night my name had changed from chuck to Chad, the one name Floridians are ashamed of... we really enjoyed our time at the olive grove, seriously we think we may have found a place to be regulars! Finally...More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

Has great food and a very nice setting and enjoy it here. Came here many times and its always great for entertaining

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed November 12, 2016

Sylvia and Mitch are the best hosts in town! Have you seen it since they renovated this past summer? It's awesome! Homey, like the bar in Cheers! We always enjoy going there for a pre-theater glass of wine!

Date of visit: November 2016
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Reviewed October 7, 2016

We ate there last week and it was absolutely excellent. We went with our friend and she loved it. I have been going there for over 15 years and it I still wonderful. Keep up the good work.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed March 3, 2016

We set up a private meal at the Olive Grove and it was fantastic. We learned how to make risotto gnocchi and it was our main dish. Sylvia is very attention to detail oriented and made sure we were comfortable and left stuffed after a...3 course meal paired with wine. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: February 2016
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Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We recently visited the Olive Grove to celebrate a birthday and had an amazing time. Sylvia and Mitch made the evening very special from the first glass of wine to ending the evening with some bubbly and a fabulous dessert. It felt like we were...being entertained in their own home. I can’t say enough about the homemade food that was prepared for us except that it was amazing. The meatballs and polenta were spot on. Every course was also perfectly paired with an excellent wine choice. In addition to the meal Sylvia and Mitch were so informative about the origin of the olive oils and wines they served our group. It was a truly a very unique experience and so The Olive Grove will definitely be a must do every time we visit Venice. If you are looking for a relaxed evening to spend with friends drinking good wine and enjoying a good meal then visit Mitch and Sylvia. They take great pride in their business and making their customers feel like friends.More

Date of visit: May 2015
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