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“Good Place for a break on your way down I-5”
Review of The Olive Pit

The Olive Pit
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Corning
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner 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 April 8, 2013

If you need to stop for a few minutes as you are traveling up and down I-5, check out the Olive Pit. You can taste about every kind of pickled olive imaginable. They have a variety of the products produced in the Central valley including, olives, nuts,garlic,seeds and olive oils.

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a review of the shop, not the restaurant. The shop is a lot of fun, full of olives, olive oils, wines, and other fun stuff. Obviously the emphasis is on the olives. There is tasting of olives, olive oils, and wines and they are very generous with all of these. The only fee is $5 for the wine tasting. The prices are average for the area. Even though it is a tourist stop, it does not feel lake a tourist trap. It is definitely a worthwhile stop.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

Ok, we get it, there are all kinds of ways to stuff olives. But really, did we miss something? We spent a good amount of time there, sampled plenty of stuff, had some average sandwiches, and bought some unique items (not olives, however).

Thank DrCindy87
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Very informative and lots of fun. Love the many kinds of olives and oils, vinegars and other kitchen condiments!

Thank kathiann
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

See the other reviews about the olives. They are all true. But...
There are three reasons we always stop here when on Interstate 5:
1. Fantastic olive oil. Grown from Spainish lines, the Sevilliana and Arbequinna are amazing. This last stop, we "discovered" the pomegrante balsamic vinegar.
2. From December through February, don't miss the 25 lb. bags of the sweetest, juiciest, Navel oranges.
3. Don't be put off by the appearance of the "restaurant." They serve the best mufaletta sandwich on a fresh cianbatta roll that we have tasted since New Orleans.

This is a great stop: tasting, buying, eating, and clean restrooms.

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