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“just sort of OK, but could be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Olive Restaurant & Bar - CLOSED

Olive Restaurant & Bar
Price range: $22 - $56
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“just sort of OK, but could be better”
Reviewed September 19, 2010

we had acouple of Lasagnes which were pretty ordinary (Croma ones are far better) and we had to wait ages to get them. It was OK last time we went, but you know unless they keep the standard up, they will lose customers quickly.Paul Heathcote should be right onto this before they lose it...

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Doncaster
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly service...”
Reviewed September 5, 2010

Had a nice spot of lunch (shared starter / 2 main pasta dishes) swilled down with a bottle of white. Hit the spot. Reasonably priced at circa £40.
Staff were friendly and helpfull.

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Wirral, England
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“V Tasty Food”
Reviewed July 14, 2010

There is a great atmosphere here and the food is gorgeous. The staff are all very friendly. I was, however, slightly disappointed when I didn't get the expresso I asked for. They didn't put in on the bill fortuntately. I guess the waiter must have forgotten as soon as he walked away, but he did look busy. I won't let it put me off going back, but I was looking forward to it. :-)

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Thank Emer78
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Sydney, Australia
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155 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
“great service, great food”
Reviewed July 9, 2010

had a great night - loved the new menu - great atmosphere too

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Thank yellowboxfish10
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Manchester
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“One of the best meals i've had in Manchester”
Reviewed March 30, 2010

We visited on Saturday night and whilst is was busy, the service was very friendly and attentive. We shared a selection of appetizers for starters which were all delicious, I definately recommend the chicken wings. For mains we had pizza's and pasta's as we were in a rush to get to the theatre however the whole menu looked appetising. Overall a great evening was had by all and we will definately be back soon to try more of the menu.

I did also notice that they do a 50% off Pizza/Pasta promotion on a Monday night which would make it excellent value for money.

Definately recommend!!!

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Thank traveller2122
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