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“Good but sells itself short”
Review of Olive Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

Olive Restaurant & Bar
Price range: $22 - $56
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Reviewed July 7, 2013

Came as part of a large group for my 30th. On arrival there was no-one to greet us and we were left standing in the bar until someone came. Despite arriving on time, our table wasn't ready and we had to wait for around 15 minutes until we could be seated.

Things improved from there though, the waitresses for our table were excellent and kept things moving along. The atmosphere was good as was the food, although it didn't stand out in any way there was plenty of choice. Very reasonably priced too.

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Thank discobadgers
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Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

Great place very busy on Saturday night our pre-booked table wasn't ready for 8 and the wait at the small bar was a tad uncomfortable as no seats or room for us. Meal good but unsure on whether the Italian title has been lost ??

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Thank CatieCFulwood
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Olive has already had good reviews so we expected it to be good. What we did not expect is such a vibrant atmosphere. It was Friday evening and the place was 80% full even at 7.30 so good news travels fast. The food and service were excellent. After some bread with olive oil & balsamic vinegar and some large green olives, I had Sea Bass baked in salt. Absolutely delicious. My wife a Lasagne which she said was superb and tasted home-made. A superb evening. We will be back.

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Thank Lewis S
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Visited the Olive Press on Saturday 15th June as part of a large group hen party, we arrived to find our table had been double booked but this was sorted out for us and as we waited we were given complimentary drinks at the bar, that we all were more thank happy to take as we waited for our table to be made up. The service was great and the food was gorgeous, there wasn't one person on the table unhappy with their choice. You can pretty much choose anything from the menu and you know it will be really really good!

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Thank GR F
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Went here with customers on Monday night. Table of 12 was no problem as pre booked. Friendly service & good lively atmosphere.
The Italian meat & cheese platters were great for sharing. Pizzas & pasta's were tasty, well cooked & good value for money. Good wine list, also at a reasonable price.

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