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“Great Resturant”
Review of Olivo Restaurant

Olivo Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 66 Restaurants in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $32
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Set in Newport's beautiful historic and charming St Thomas's Square, Olivo is a small cosy restaurant ideally situated for alfresco dining. Sit and watch the world go by whilst enjoying delicious Mediterranean cuisine. Olivo has been opened since 2004 serving fantastic food to both the island residents and visitors. We are open daily from 8am offering coffees, teas, pastries, cakes, sandwiches and Panini's. From midday we serve the full menu including pizzas, pastas, salads, mains, daily specials and the children's menu. Evenings at Olivo can be a cosy and snug romantic occasion, or an informal get together with friends or family. All of our dishes are cooked with authentic Mediterranean products complimented with some of the best ingredients the Isle of Wight. We have an extensive wine list with handpicked wines which complement our food beautifully.
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Resturant”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

You won't be disappointed. Great Italian food and excellent wine by the glass. Friendly efficient service.

Visited October 2013
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Cowes, England, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Perfect Night”
Reviewed September 24, 2013 via mobile

My night started quickly and I had not booked a table. Lucky for me they had a spare, I started with a cocktail a strawberry Bellini, it was lovely. Service was pleasant and friendly. Really enjoyed it. Would highly recommend this place.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Tasha D
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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A thoroughly enjoyable Italian meal that serves some original and different dishes from the norm.”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

We needed to eat fairly early evening and went in without booking. This restaurant has a very nice ambience with a good range of prices and a wide assortment of dishes, in fact, some really different and interesting ones; there are, however, the usual pastas and pizzas as well. The staff were all also extremely helpful and friendly. I ordered gnocchi with roast vegetables with goat's cheese and a beetroot salad with hazelnuts and my partner had seafood lasagne, all delicious and the bill came to less than £25 which was amazing in this day and age. We would definitely go back there if/when we go to the Island again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Jaxaway46
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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Our best isle of Wight food experience”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Ok, I am going to say that this was our best dining experience on the Isle of Wight, just shading it. We did arrive for 6:00pm when the restaurant was half busy but the staff were professional, amicable and quick and eager to help. Food was nice, kids enjoyed it too and overall would gladly go back if on the Isle of Wight.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Jump32
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good food, shame about the service”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We have tried to get into Olivo before ( without a reservation) and have always been turned away.

This time we remember to book over the bank holiday weekend.

We arrived and were greeted warmly and shown to our tables, our drinks order was taken and menus were given to us. Unfortunately that's was the last bit of 'service' that we received. We had to ask for our starters, chase up our drinks, query when our food would be arriving ( table next to us were given free drinks to compensate for the wait). My daughter went and got the menu herself to look at deserts.

It's not that the staff three front of house staff were lazy as they were actually run off their feet. I would suggest its either poorly organised or very understaffed.

We heard lots of people being turned away as they were full whereas in reality the restaurant was only half full ( only one table taken upstairs) - huge missed opportunity for them to make a lot of money over the holiday weekend.

All in all, the food was nice, but we won't go again simply because of the lack of service !

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Wilkinsrl
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