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“BUSY, BUSTLING AND NOISY”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Rustic Olive

The Rustic Olive
Ranked #1 of 85 Restaurants in Redcliffe
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Scenic view, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are an authentic Italian restaurant serving traditional and modern cuisine. Pastas, Pizzas, Steak, Seafood, Risottos, Salads and more...with so much to choose from, its hard to have room for delicious coffees & desserts. BYO on the waterfront, come and see for yourself!
Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“BUSY, BUSTLING AND NOISY”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

As it was a few nights before Christmas Eve, we were expecting the Rustic Olive to be busy. And it was, the place was packed creating a most uncomfortable noise level. Concrete floors, block walls, laminate and chrome tables and chairs, and a cavernous interior didn't help at all. The overall noise led to our our order being misheard and the wrong dishes being presented.
However, having said all that, we were impressed enough with the pleasant, smiling staff, the speed of our orders, and the quality of the food, to want to return on a quieter night, or lunch perhaps, and sit out on the terrace overlooking the Bay. Then we would be able to truly appreciate what is being offered at the Rustic Olive.

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“Busy and average but meals that good value for money”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012 via mobile

This place is busy! Nice indoor and outdoor seating choices located on Redcliffe Parade waterfront views.

For the price the meals are good value and hearty but the meal service is quite slow. You can wait over 30 minutes so be prepared to chillax.

Not bad for the price and for a filling meal.

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Very popular for pizza”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2012

I feel I have to say it's great because they have become so popular that they moved up the street to a larger venue and that is always booked out. I didn't taste what everyone was impressed with basic pizza to me but the crowds that go there tells me I missed something or people go there because the word by mouth really works.

Visited December 2012
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Fantastic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012 via mobile

Went with uni friends to celebrate graduation! Meals where priced well, huge selection of delicious Italian food with gluten free options and service was friendly and prompt! I look forward to dning here again!

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Brisbane, Australia
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“Don't waste your time...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2012

We came here tonight and waited more than an hour & half just to get out meals. It's pretty poor when the staff start packing up the restaurant tables around you and preparing for closure & several tables are still waiting for their meal!

Our reservation was for 7.30pm and at 9.00pm we were served our meal... Food was nice but the whole experienced was ruined by stressed out surly staff and long waits!

So.. If you have plenty of time it may be worth the wait, otherwise try somewhere else!

Bon appetite!

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