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“Too good to be true”
Review of The Rustic Olive

The Rustic Olive
Ranked #1 of 94 Restaurants in Redcliffe
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Italian
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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!
Reviewed November 20, 2013

We rocked up here and it was busy which is a good sign so chose it on things and other good reviews we had read. However, there is no alcohol served at this restaurant....but you can byo ANYTHING including spirits. So we went up the road to a wholesaler at the advice of staff and took back beers and wines along with our own ice buckets etc and had a long leisurely Italian lunch without the expense of paying bar prices for alcohol. Corkage fee is very reasonable at $2 per head. The staff were very patient with us and did not pressure us to leave. The food was yummy with heaps of variety and we were each happy with our choices. Would gladly return .... It obviously has a good reputation as it was lively and busy. Thankyou for a lovely place to celebrate a very special friends birthday.

1  Thank JayJayRotorua
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Reviewed November 20, 2013

loved the food and the pricing is fair, a little bit noisy, as the place was full. But overall a great place to eat, make sure you book very busy

Thank Fiona K
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Reviewed November 4, 2013

The food here is lush celebrated my cousins birthday here and on the down side-they let us take our own cake and it was byo on the drink so bought 2 bottles of screw top wine for which we were charged for decorking! Also for the plates for the cake but hey ho the food is 1st class so little grumble there! Faces the sea so lovely and cool.

1  Thank Kath C
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Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

I love rustic olive!!! Best servings and always taste good. The restaurant is busy and I recommend booking in advanced. The seafood marinara delicious and pesto pasta. Good family environment.

1  Thank Desiree C
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went to the Rustic Olive after family and friends raved about it. We were lucky to get a table on the Tuesday night we rocked up without a reservation, so it is clearly a popular place. Tables were extended down the street which meant that the "atmosphere" for those of us relegated to this area was fairly non existent. The service was pleasant and fairly attentive, but again our position "down the street" meant that we had to do a bit of waving to get service. To be honest, after eating there I am not sure what all the fuss is about. The food was well portioned and quickly served, but decidedly average tasting. The seafood pasta dish I had was so heavy and creamy, the delicate taste of the seafood was all but lost. The risotto was very basic, and something we could have done. it wasn't that the food was bad, it just wasn't any thing special.We left the restaurant full, but not really impressed.

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Thank leebri
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