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“Great food, noisy interior, pretty location.”
Review of Olive & Ivy

Olive & Ivy
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Ranked #22 of 1,250 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $50
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Good for: Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Cross street: Marshall Way
Description: Dining under the shady trees on Olive and Ivy's massive patio feels more like Southern France than southern Scottsdale. If you are looking for pomp and circumstance of quiet elegance, try the signature private-dining venue, the Stamp Room. If it's night-life, we have you covered twice with the outdoor lounge and bar. You'll enter your own little Mediterranean world the first moment you set foot in Olive & Ivy.
Sun City West, Arizona
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303 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“Great food, noisy interior, pretty location.”
Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

Our group of five visited this restaurant on a Thursday night for dinner. We started with a table in the interior. The room has poor sound proofing so we were having trouble hearing each other, even though the restaurant was not yet crowded. We then moved to a lovely table outside, next to the canal. It was quiet and peaceful. Dinner was delicious. The waitstaff were friendly and competent.

Visited May 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Went there two nights in a row”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

Very nice restaurant. Good food. Lots of options to please everyone. We took a bunch of dishes and shared. Good wine list.

  • Visited August 2013
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Reston, Virginia
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89 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Ecletic Food and Ambinance”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Great atmosphere, tasteful food, fantastic service and overall ambiance is great. Its true Market Place with perfect selections and great wine list. Its perfect setting for business dinner or special occasions..

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank SKU1970
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Norwich, UK
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215 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Would I go back? Yes but.....”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Obviously one of the places to go and be seen, very trendy, good atmosphere lots of seating types and we went Sat night and would have to wait 30 mins for a table so opted to sit at bar. Great bearded bartender served us and was excellent. Had pro secco then cactus blossom and a Chenin blank wine to drink. Red wines overpriced compared to whites, cocktails reasonable. Had 3 bruschetta to start for $11 which were small by American standards but just right for us and very tasty. We chose the English pea tortellini and spicy shrimp risotto for mains. Tortellini excellent, exquisite, exceptional well worth the price. So here is the down side risotto was indifferent, not spicy and overpriced. To be fair when I told the bartender he did say he would have changed it but we were doing 50/50 so couldn't really. The rice was just like overlooked boiled rice with little flavour, the shrimp were tasty but not sure where the spicy bit was. $100 including tip to bad for what we had and the setting etc but a little disappointed.

  • Visited June 2014
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Sublimity, Oregon
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141 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Large Portions in a Traditionally, yet Trendy, Atmosphere”
Reviewed June 14, 2014

Five of us stopped at Olive and Ivy for lunch and we enjoyed the atmosphere which felt traditional yet had a trendy flair. Though we were inside, we felt like we were outside; the seating was comfortable and it was easy to talk and share.

The bread and dipping sauce were delicious and it was fun to see the staff cutting the gigantic portions of bread in the kitchen. The portions of food were generous enough to share and delicious.

Our waiter was a little loopy, but he was fun, and he did alter his temperament when he noticed that we weren't responding to his goofiness favorably. He was friendly and informative overall.

We would have eaten here again but opted to try the many other amazing places to eat. We loved this place, though, and talked about it after quite a bit. We would highly recommend trying it out.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank just1beth
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