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“Delicious Duck” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olives Italian Restaurant - CLOSED

Olives Italian Restaurant
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: OLIVES is open Tuesday to Saturday from 6pm for DINNER. Take Away between 5&6pm only Tuesday TO Thursday. A short 10 minute drive south from the Port Macquarie CBD. OLIVES caters for people with special dietary needs with prior notice. Bookings ADVISED BYO alcohol.
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
140 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Delicious Duck”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Three excellent decisions. 1) eat at Olives Italian Restaurant. 2) Garlic prawns to start 3) their duck is amazing. A little disappointed by the limited choice of desert. - but it looked delicious. BYO btw.

Helpful?
Thank Julian009
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English first
Macksville, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Dining”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2014

We brought friends here for dinner after not having been for about three years (we are not Port Macquarie locals). We really enjoyed the experience then & once again we were not disappointed. When we arrived we were told that there was a full house but that there would not be any delay with meal delivery. What a fantastic plus that was - and it was right. The delicious meals were delivered in good time by very friendly, but not intrusive, wait staff! Our friends said that the garlic prawns were the best that they had eaten & the mushroom bruschetta was wonderful! Between us we had osso bucco, chicken breast & veal involtini & all were excellent
After the meal the chef, Carol, came out for a chat. To us, that was a really nice addition to the evening. it's great to meet the person who was responsible for such a good evening. The atmosphere was bright & happy.
It was a bit noisy because of all the hard surfaces, but it was happy noise of people chatting, not anyone being overly loud.
All in all it was a great night. I hope we can return before another 3 years!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jenny S
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Gold Coast, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Macquarie's best kept secret”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

We were travelling from the Gold Coast to Sydney & stayed at Port Macquarie. We asked several locals where is a good restaurant they could recommend. Two different sources suggested to go to Olive's Italian Restaurant. Wow! what great ambience & friendly atmosphere. We love kids ( we have 10 grandchildren), & it was a pleasant experience not to be subjected to unruly children, which we've experienced in restaurants throughout our travels in Aust. I had the duck dish, my CEO opted to choose the rabbit. I have eaten duck all over the world & this is certainly up there, possibly due to the fact the owner sources the fresh duck, rather than opt out for the frozen variety. The rabbit was excellent also. Upon speaking to the owners Carol & Graham you can sense their passion to provide gourmet food in the best surroundings, at a more than reasonable price. To quote The Terminator "we'll be back!"

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank demercman
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Port Macquarie, Australia
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Late booking”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

Thanks very much for taking our late booking for 4 people. It was a delight to dine in your restaurant for the first time. The duck as well as the filed mushroom dish was delicious. It is a friendly warm and welcoming place to dine. We will return…….

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RedRobyn2014
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Port Macquarie, Australia
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

Carol and Graham have again surpassed themselves with the yummy rabbit and osso bucco. Will be coming back regularly now we are both retired

Visited July 2014
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1 Thank Judyoldgirl
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OlivesPortMacQuarie, Owner at Olives Italian Restaurant, responded to this review, July 9, 2014
Dear Judy,
Great to see you again and thank you for your review.
As you are aware we pride ourselves on service and good food; so thank you for taking the time to review and we look forward in seeing you soon.
Carol
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