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“New Restaurant Needs Improvement” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Olives Bistro

The Olives Bistro
Ranked #19 of 50 Restaurants in Green Valley
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Green Valley, Arizona
Level Contributor
135 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“New Restaurant Needs Improvement”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2012

We had lunch at this new Mediterranean style restaurant. It's a small, cute place with lots of tables. We sat down & were immediately asked if we wanted some wine. We sensed some disappointment when we said no, just water & tea. The water comes in a tiny, bathroom-sized styrofoam cup. The tea came in a regular sized plastic cup. Not sure why water can't be served in the same sized cup. If you are thirsty you will ask for a refill many times! Lunch was tasty but comes on plastic plates with plastic cutlery. There is no side that comes with the sandwich other than 2 bland strawberries. If you order wine or beer you do get it served in a real glass. Half the menu is tapas but they are not available at lunch; only from 3PM to 6PM, when they close. Not sure if you're eating a late lunch or early dinner during that time! Be prepared to take a key and walk around the outside of the building if you need to use the restroom which is a minor inconvenience. The wait staff needs to be more friendly & cordial to their dining customers! I hope this new place can make it in a town that needs some good restaurants but they need to make some improvements to make it a pleasant dining experience.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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