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“Every meal I've had at Fat Olive's has been wonderful”

Fat Olive's Restaurant
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Ranked #12 of 171 Restaurants in Richland
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Wine Bar
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Fat Olives is your quintessential neighborhood bistro. Located in downtown Richland, we are open Monday - Saturday for lunch and dinner. We are also a Full Service Catering Company. A small BBQ for 20 or a Formal Dinner for 2,000. We will work with you to custom tailor a catering experience that fits your vision, tastes and budget. We are committed to exceeding the expectations of our customers!
Richland, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Every meal I've had at Fat Olive's has been wonderful”
Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been going to Fat Olive's for lunch or dinner several times a month since it opened a few years ago. The food is wonderful. The salads are fresh, the sandwiches are so delicious. The pizzas are terrific...you can order a whole pizza or just have a slice with a salad for a lighter meal. This week we ordered a Killer Tomato pizza to take home--what a fabulous pizza. The dinners are works of art. The desserts are all home made. They have a nice wine list. The staff is very well trained. We always look forward to a meal at Fat Olive's.

  • Visited February 2014
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English first
West Richland, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding!”
Reviewed January 27, 2014

Fat Olives does it right. They have a fantastic young chef who really knows his food. His flavors are exceptional, preparation divine and plating is exquisite. Being gluten free it's always a challenge to find place to eat let alone place that are actually good. Fat Olives has one of the largest gluten free menus I've seen anywhere and everything is outstanding!

  • Visited January 2014
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Richland, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Outstanding food (quality/quantity) = A, but BRING YOUR PARKA (cold = F)!”
Reviewed January 17, 2014

Our first time dining at Fat Olive's (the location itself has been various places over the last several years). The menu is quite extensive and the food quality and the serving portions are outstanding (we had two more meals at home from our "doggie boxes").

However, BEWARE IF YOU GO IN THE WINTER: we went in December, and the outside temp was 30, and I'm really sure the inside temp was also 30. I complained about the cold not once, but THREE times, but to no avail. Of the 6 or 8 occupied tables, 3 had people wearing winter coats while dining and one lady put on a knit ski-type cap half way through her meal. I had to put my heavy coat on within 5 minutes of being there just to almost stay warm. (My wife was already wearing thermal underthings, so she was marginally warm.) Then... the "heater" came on and the freezing cold air it was blowing sucked all the remaining warmth out of my meal. (Server just said that the heating "had a mind of its own". --- Gimme a break!!)

Would recommend this place highly for the food, but you might want to bring your own space heater in the winter. (Don't know if the summer time will have it too warm or overkill on the A/C?? -- We'll try it ... once.) But for the disingenuous comments, and no action, on the heating, the service was actually extremely good.

  • Visited December 2013
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Richland, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good Gourmet Italian”
Reviewed December 1, 2013 via mobile

This is a small place but huge on flavor and portions. Mostly an Italian menu, great for lunches with a variety of sandwiches and fresh baked pizzas. The portion sizes are extremely generous and very good. The bruschetta is very good, salads are fresh and the sandwiches are amazing. The four cheese sandwich with green apples is delicious. The slice and salad combo for lunch is a New York style slice and can be a meal in its own right. The service is very friendly. Great selection of wines.

  • Visited November 2013
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Longview, Washington
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great service”
Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Awesome pizza for a great price! Love the funky atmosphere too and any place that puts "no whiners" in the menu is great in my book. Great customer service, our waitress made sure we had everything we needed and our glasses stayed full.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank SamandNickT
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