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The Black Olive

$$ - $$$
New Zealand
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308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a wonderful meal with my family during school holidays had a delicious pizza service was quick and efficient, lovely lady on counter friendly and helpful also. Dessert was amazing chocolate cake and toffee pudding great presentation would easily recommend to others

Thank 13ninjas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at the restaurant early evening (5pm as with our young son). The restaurant had one large group in it only. We were shown an option of 2 free "unreserved" tables. Whilst deciding someone in the back decided they did not want us in the restaurant - not clear if it was because we had our 3 year old... More 

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emz1921, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

I am so sorry this happened it should never have occurred in the first place. We definitely do not have any issue with children and am so embarrassed you were treated this way. I can only again apologize again and ensure you that this would never happen again. More 

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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

Recently visited this previously very good restaurant to find that it had changed ownership. Unfortunately, after a long wait, our meals arrived: very tasteless pasta and a very indifferent pizza. The best part of the meal was the wine. Hopefully things will improve as the new staff gain experience.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

We ordered a takeaway pizza - Black Olive Special. It was ready on time, hot and very tasty. I would highly recommend.

Thank dickiebird2014
emz1921, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Happy to hear you are a happy customer hope to see you again More 

Napier, New Zealand
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Had a Black Olive Special medium for $22. Pretty good pizza although base not crispy like I prefer. Flavoursome and good value. Friendly staff and a nice dimmed restaurant with a funky relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff.

Thank Shane D
emz1921, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely comments hope to see you again More 

Hanmer Springs, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Over the years the place never ceased to impress. Once again we had an amazing family reunion. The people the people the people. They make the place. Great service with smiles on faces. The food is second to none and of course Pizza and pasta dishes are just amazing. I would recommend the place to everyone getting through Kerikeri or... More 

Thank Serge B
emz1921, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your night with us look forward to seeing you again in the future More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

So glad we decided to come here! Great pizza and calamari, delicious 👍. The carnivore pizza was perfect, great base and perfect amount of toppings.

Thank Daisy_Chain_xx
emz1921, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Carnivore pizza yes is so popular and delicious happy to hear you thought so too. More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice place with nice food. We were there for a birthday celebration. Pricing was average. There was a good amount of parking out the back of the building. They also do takeaway which unfortunately had people coming into the area we were in and getting in our way.

Thank Kim G
emz1921, Manager at The Black Olive, responded to this review

Sorry about the takeaway customers getting in your way, thanks for your comments and glad you found the place to be a good option to dine in. See you again More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

Went with some friends for dinner last night. The atmosphere was lovely and warm, the service was outstanding, but unfortunately the food let them down. Did not enjoy my lamb rack which was very unevenly cooked, and the jus was just odd. None of our group suffered any meal envy either.

Thank feistykiwichick
Kerikeri, New Zealand
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you are looking for a gourmet pizza this is the place to go, either dine in or takeaway. Many other meal options available but to me the pizza's stand out, great selection and service is always delivered with a smile.

Thank Ross B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$13 - $26
New Zealand
Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available
Good for
Special occasions, Kids
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 308 Kerikeri Road, Kerikeri, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Northland Region  >  Bay of Islands  >  Kerikeri
  • Phone Number: 6494079693
Family friendly funky atmosphere relaxed and friendly, great food and great prices. Takeaway and dine in

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?