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“nothing special”
Review of Oliveto

Oliveto
Ranked #58 of 530 Restaurants in Manama
Price range: $40 - $85
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Once upon a time in the district of Adliya, there was an Italian restaurant named Titus Arch. One day, somebody came along from across the bridge and decided to tear down some walls, recreate the look, bring in a much-loved chef from Sardinia and voila!
Antwerp, Belgium
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31 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“nothing special”
Reviewed January 14, 2012

the design of the restaurant is OK. Staff was not friendly. food is not consistent. its pricy especialy the wines.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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92 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Not the place to take kids, however well behaved they are.,,.”
Reviewed December 22, 2011

We dined here the other night with our two young children to celebrate my husband's birthday. We were the only one's dining in the whole of Oliveto that night and yet the waiters still looked very uncomfortable to have the children there, despite the fact they were impeccably behaved. The service was extremely efficient but not at all warm. The food was great - bruscetta to start, lasagne for the kids, hammour baked in salt for us with delicious creamy spinach. Despite it being very obvious it was my husband's birthday (cards and us singing to him!) they didn't wish him a happy birthday or bring a little slice of cake with a candle on it or anything. In fact, when we tried to order chocolate cake they only had tiramisu, delicious but surprising for an Italian restaurant to have so few desserts. I thought the place totally lacked atmosphere and warmth, especially for a family visit. We'd choose 'Block 338' (a restaurant almost next door) next time which is a favourite but we just thought we'd have a change - back to what works next time!

  • Visited December 2011
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Manama, Al Manamah, Bahrain
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Italian Food and serve at its best in Bahrain”
Reviewed December 2, 2011

Great food, wine, service and atmosphere. A very nice warm friendly feel to this place. I always enjoy my vists to this excellent restaurant

  • Visited February 2011
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Lecco, Italy
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fantastic”
Reviewed August 1, 2011

Oliveto restaurant is a tipical italian restaurant. Tha personel are very friendly and professional, the atmosphere is quite. The only thing is light at dinner for me a little bit less. The food are fantastic and the wine is Italian (so fantastic).
Also if you don't have a reservation, no problem.
For me is fantastic.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank MENE86
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Bologna, Italy
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262 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Probably the best Italian restaurant is in Bahrain.....”
Reviewed April 28, 2011

I'm Italian and I'v been almost all over the world. Oliveto is probably one of the best restaurant ever.
Go the the Web www.oliveto.net and start dreaming !! We had a fantastic seefood dinner.
Paolo the Chef will lead you in this culinary Wonderland!
Lunch or dinner at Oliveto will be an experience.
Not easy to find but worthy to search.

  • Visited April 2011
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