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“Great Place”
Review of Olive Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

Olive Restaurant & Bar
Price range: $22 - $56
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Olive Restaurant & Bar in Manchester is a few steps off Deansgate, was voted best working lunch venue in town, but it’s great for pre-theatre and family meals too. The dining room blends rustic Italian with modern style. Think exposed brick, farmhouse furniture, cool lighting and sleek bar. Only the freshest ingredients go into the classic and innovative Italian dishes; such as handmade artisan pastas, stone-baked pizzas, lighter salads and a selection of meat and fish. We are child friendly and feature a dedicated healthy menu, make-your-own pizzas and miniature versions of any dish on the menu. Our exemplerary service is renowned throughout Manchester and we strive to ensure everyone will return time and time again.
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Great Place”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Visited today and what a great place. Good food,good service and a nice atmosphere. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Brilliant”
Reviewed October 3, 2012

Whilst there was a slight delay in getting to our table (930pm on Saturday so understandable) the service whilst we waited was very apologetic. The food, atmosphere and service then certainly made up for our wait. All in all a great experience certainly one of the best Italians in Manchester.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great, simple food, really nice surroundings & a great atmosphere...”
Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Visited The Olive Press with a couple of friends as a belated birthday celebration, and it was fab! I had received a voucher for a complimentary main course (as it was my birthday) and I chose the 6oz chargrilled fillet steak, which was delicious, really yummy. I did ask for the steak medium-rare and it did appear rather rare if im being honest, but was delicious, nonetheless, and as a complimentary course I couldn't really complain- although having said that, I would've paid the £18.95 for the steak, had I have been paying, and I have to say it was much nicer than the steak I had a week prior to this at The Italian Orchard in Preston, (which was exactly the same price). The standard of food here is very good, the restaurant is modern, contemporary & stylish, and it has a warm, cosy & inviting atmosphere to it, it felt like a very relaxed and laid back experience, which was nice- especially when catching up with some old uni friends I hadn't seen in quite a while. It does, however, get very busy here, but that didn't seem to have a knock on effect on the service we received at all- all of the staff were attentive & very friendly. Food is of a very good standard, as aforementioned, as well as being well priced. A nice atmosphere and a great casual dining experience.

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Thank RFox1
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Probably the best Italian in Manchester”
Reviewed September 27, 2012

After several trips to San Carlos we opted for a change of scenery. The food here is fantastic and very reasonably priced. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming and even when busy, the service is great.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank rachround28
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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Just a real nice, easy place.... Not overly busy and some great pasta... And the Nutella Calzone is great!!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Timothy T
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