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“Great choice for anything-olive gifts.”
Review of Olive Pit

Olive Pit
Ranked #1 of 32 Restaurants in Corning
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Description: Since 1967 the Olive Pit gourmet retail store features over 120 different kinds of olives, many Balsamic vinegars, wine, craft beer, gifts, nuts, candy and so much more. We also have a Café that features burgers and sandwiches where you can pile on the toppings to suit your taste. We offer free tasting of over 150 products and also offer a wine and craft beer tasting room, current tasting room fee 5 tastes for $5.
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Description: Since 1967 the Olive Pit gourmet retail store features over 120 different kinds of olives, many Balsamic vinegars, wine, craft beer, gifts, nuts, candy and so much more. We also have a Café that features burgers and sandwiches where you can pile on the toppings to suit your taste. We offer free tasting of over 150 products and also offer a wine and craft beer tasting room, current tasting room fee 5 tastes for $5.
Reviewed August 1, 2017

We were traveling from Sacramento to Ashland and decided to have a break in Corning and try the olive oil tastings. There are two well-reviewed sites within a few minutes of I-5 so we visited both. The first (Olive Pit) turned out to be a store with everything olive plus soaps, jellies, aprons etc. There was a display of tasting olives and some oils at the counter with an employee to help if you were interested in going beyond the bread dipping into communal olive oil bowls. The store was very busy and the tasting assistant was overwhelmed. The second stop was Lucero Olive Oil which turned out to include both the oil processing plant as well as a tasting room. This is the place to go if you want to actually taste and learn about olive oils. We were the only people there so received a lot of attention from the two tasting assistants. We sipped oil from cups, learning how to do it correctly and what to look for (much like wine tasting). When we identified what we liked, we were offered additional versions with the same flavor profile. When we were finished in the tasting room, we stepped into the processing building to look at the pictures on the wall (it was off-season for processing) and by chance met the manager who kindly gave as a short lecture on the process and answered our questions. (They offer reserve tours on their website, but we had not signed up for one). Both sites are worth visiting as they are so close together and offer different experiences.

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Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at Olive Pit, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stop in the Olive City! Thank you so much for coming in. Sorry our tasting bar was hectic and crowded with so many other Olive Pit fans -peak hours, especially in the summer can be intense! We hope to see you again in the future.
Cheers, The Olive Pit!

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Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

Great rest stop. I always stop here when skiing the I5 trek to or from CA. True their balsamic vinegar milk shakes for the first time; loved it. A grown up milkshake is how I describe it. Their stuff isn't cheap, but the selection of nuts, candies, oils, and of course olives is almost overwhelming. Been there many times, will never try it all no matter how long I live! Much preferred to the standard rest stops on that trip.

Thank 8UKvisitor2015
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Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at Olive Pit, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2017

Sounds like you are a true Olive Pit fan! We love it. Thank you so much for the review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the balsamic vinegar shake, as well as the wide selection our store has to offer. We look forward to seeing you on your next I5 trek.
Cheers,
The Olive Pit!

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Reviewed July 19, 2017 via mobile

We were running late and stopped in. Easy access from the freeway. Surprised to find a few nice vegetarian items and I liked the Natural Brew drinks of things like Ginger ale and root beer. The gift shop was nice, but we were there for food. Overall, I'd eat there again.

Thank Tory F
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Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at Olive Pit, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thanks for stopping in and visiting us! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our menu options, as well as our drink options as well. We definitely agree with you, the Natural Brew drinks are one of our favorites!
We appreciate the review and we look forward to seeing you again.
Cheers,
The Olive Pit Team!

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Reviewed July 19, 2017

Go here for the olive tasting only! Our family of five decided on our way home from Lake Shasta to try this spot out for lunch as their advertisement indicated this was a good spot for lunch also. However, it was one of the worst lunches we have ever had.

Thank femborg
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Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at Olive Pit, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2017

Thank you for stopping in. We’re glad you enjoyed our store. We are sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy our café. We’ve worked hard over the years to make our café a place that our customers enjoy eating. Our Muffuletta sandwich and 1/3 pound all beef burgers always seem to be big hits along with our huge milkshake selection. Our fresh condiment bar also gives customers the opportunity to build or top off their food item however they like. We offer a variety of menu items in our café in an attempt to please everyone. If you’d like to private message us the items you ordered and the estimated time/day, we’d love the opportunity to make sure that they are being prepared properly by our staff.

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Reviewed July 14, 2017

this for 2016 but on 7-26 2017 we will be there again can hardly wait lunch an olives! I Have orders the lots of things will do review again then

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Thank lokosplus
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Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at Olive Pit, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2017

Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear that you're highly anticipating the lunch and olives ahead of you. We look forward to your stop.
Cheers,
The Olive Pit Team!

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