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The Olive Tree Taverna

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$14 - $30
Mediterranean, European, Greek
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed September 26, 2020 via mobile

Had a fabulous meal in the Olive tree twice this year. We went with friends and were made very welcome, the meals are really very nice and good value. I love Greek food and this place did not let us down. Its also in a...great setting and just down the road from our hotel. If you visit Tsilivi it's a must.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 22, 2020

All the staff were very attentive and gave excellent service. There were 15 in our party and everybody had a good meal.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 22, 2020

Managed to get to Tsilivi in Sep and visited three times, the best Taverna in town. Great welcome from the team and good to catch up with Lakis and Diana. First visit we enjoyed chicken wings and the special fishcakes followed by Paprika Chicken and...Sofrito, all dishes were excellent. Saturday meant kalamari to begin with and curried goat, a warmly spiced dish full of flavour and wholeheatedly recommended. Our last visit we both decided on the specials for the day: cheese pie, made with herbs and a hint of mint covered in honey and sesame seeds, delightful. The souvlaki of beef was extraodinary, made from shin of beef, it ate like prime steak and was beautifully flavoured, Lakis is the master of meat! The waiters and staff are great, good choice of wine, the house red is very good, and prices mean it is great value. Will definitely return, still got some menu items to try.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 16, 2020

My wife and I visited in September 2020 great little restaurant with lovely staff Made to feel very welcome food was excellent and the lemon tart was delicious will definitely visit again

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 14, 2020 via mobile

We visited about five tavernas in Kalamaki. This by far the best For taste and good value and traditional Greek

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 14, 2020

Each time we visit Tsilivi, we always make sure to eat at the Olive Tree Restaurant. Never been let down by the quality of the food, ambience or the lovely staff. This September, we visited twice, and once again, fantastic meals, service and friendly faces....We'll be back again next September and I am sure nothing will have changed. Brilliant place to eat.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020

This is our favourite restaurant in resort by far. I think we visited 4x on our 2 week holiday. The menu is more traditional and authentic than most other restaurants in the area. The owners and staff are great and are always on hand to...make sure you are having a great time. We can recommend the spicy goat, the new chicken dish, the beef sofrito, beef shin, meatballs - anything will be great! Just go, you won't be disappointed. While you are there, pick up a copy of the recipe book so you can re-create some the the dishes at home. Also, I must suggest you try the local drink 'Mastika'. Its really great on ice! M, P, C & A.More

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

We visited here twice in a 7 night stay, the food is outstanding home cooked with love. Everything we ordered we loved. It’s not just the food here it’s the people, Diana and Lakis are so welcoming and friendly, their love for their taverna and...each other is hard to miss. We purchased the recipe book and Lakis signed it for us and came out to meet us. We went in as customers and came out as friends. Thanks so much to all the team for making our holiday I am looking forward to making and eating your amazing food. Jo and Ste.More

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 12, 2020 via mobile

Romantic taverna, best meal so far, friendly family run, great service. Perfect for couples.Very pretty. Would highly recommend.

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

This could well be my millionth trip to the Olive Tree, in a 4 night holiday I have eaten here 3 nights. Everything about the Olive Tree for me is perfect, traditional Greek cuisine with Lakis unique twist. The lovely outdoor garden you dine in,...the fabulous waiters, the lovely Diana who is always happy to provide the details of all the dishes. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: May 2019
585lakisb, Chef at The Olive Tree Taverna, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2020

Thank you for your lovely comment, happy you have enjoyed your evenings @ The Olive Tree.

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August 10, 2020|
Response from Diana B | Property representative |
Yes we have delicious dishes based on local vegetables.
paul c
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Diana B | Property representative |
Hi Paul, The Olive Tree is the oldest taverna in town and you will find it in the old part of the village, do not confuse it with the Olive Garden.
Garry F
January 25, 2017|
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Response from fredtheredManchester | Reviewed this property |
Yes I confirm that Dianna and Lakis are still running the excellent Olive Tree wonderful people .... enjoy your time with them and give them our regards we ate there many times and loved it ...
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