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“Our new favourite Italian!”
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 March 7, 2014

We came here for my Birthday with friends and everything was just perfect from the layout, decor, service and food! The cocktails are amazing and everything is so much better here than other overpriced or stuffy Italian restaurants in Manchester.
We had garlic pizza bread to start and then flattened steaks, which were beautiful and filled a plate - the courgette fries are also great and the pizzas were proper homemade thin pizzas.

Worth a visit and in a great location if you want to go to Spinningfields or Deansgate for drinks afterwards - highly recommended!

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1  Thank Northernlass1981
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Matthew L, Manager at Olive Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Thank you for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your meal. See you soon The Olive team.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Visited this restaurant midweek, late afternoon, therefore the place was pretty quiet. Ordered £16 bottle of chardonnay which tasted like a £3 bottle I once had a Uni!!! Bloody awful. Our starters arrived, and the garlic gread was sent back as very raw, when it was 'cooked' and returned to the table, it was still very pale and doughy looking. If you can't get garlic bread right...?
My chicken dish was average, overcooked, but edible. My partner's pizza was again undercooked, but we were past the point of complaining.
Would not recommend this restaurant.

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1  Thank kittenmitten
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Matthew L, Manager at Olive Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Dear Guest

Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent visit to Olive restaurant. We aim to ensure all food and service is of the highest standard and it is clear on this occasion we have let you down.

If you wish to discuss your visit with ourselves then please contact myself on 0161 832 9090.

Kindest regards
James Rafferty
General Manager

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Late entry - visited her with friends in December and had a wonderful meal. Great service and attentive knowledgeable staff, just a short walk from Deansgate and very close to Spinningfields.

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Matthew L, Manager at Olive Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2014

Thank you for your positive review. The Olive team

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

Unsure where to eat early evening following a visit to the Opera House. Great choice the Olive Restaurant. We have eaten at another well known Italian restaurant close by which is more expensive and in our opinion not as good.

The service was very impressive, a lady and man were overseeing the wait staff and did a great job. To the management, keep the staff employed on Saturday 22nd Feb they certainly work hard.

The chefs are visible and the precision in the kitchen is as impressive as front of house.

Thanks for a great meal see you soon.

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Thank jan3105
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Matthew L, Manager at Olive Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Thank you for you review and positive feedback.
The Olive team

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Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Early evening Saturday visit. Busy but controlled.
Attentive waitress.
Good food.
Emough said.
Will definately go again.

Thank amanda j
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Matthew L, Manager at Olive Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 24, 2014

Thank you for your review Amanda. We look forward to your future visits.

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