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Olive, Adelaide, AU-SA

Olive

4.5
4.5
160 Reviews
$40 and under
Mediterranean
A Mediterranean fusion from Morrocco to the Middle East.
A place where flavour, fun, family and friends come first.

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2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian, Middle Eastern
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (08) 7008 0299
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Area
    Adelaide City Center
  • Cross Street
    Pirie street + Chesser street, Adelaide
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Olive is close to a number of Public Transport options including the Pirie Street Tram Stop running from Royal Adelaide Hospital to Glenelg. Bus stops along Pirie Street and a short 5-minute walk to Adelaide Train Station.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • A La Carte

    Multiple dates available
    Welcome to Olive, where it is all about fresh food shared among friends and family, showcasing a vast array of Mediterranean Cuisine. Our a la carte menu is available all day from 11:30am - late. If you have any dietary requirements or allergies, please let us know when making the reservation.
  • Feed Me

    $69.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Let us take care of you with our delicious Feed Me Menu. This menu highlights the best of Olive, taking you on a journey through the influences of the Mediterranean that is sure to satisfy you and your guests. This is a shared menu curated by our kitchen team, with a balance of small plates, larger shared mains, sides and something sweet to finish off. At Olive we are happy to cater for any dietary requirements. Please let us know when booking. Tables of seven or more guests are required to enjoy our feed me menu.

What 160 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Adelaide

    Good for business meals

  • Adelaide

    Good for business meals

  • Adelaide

    Innovative

  • Adelaide

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Adelaide

    Good for groups

  • Adelaide

    Hot spot

  • Adelaide

    Lively

  • Adelaide

    Most Booked

  • Central

    Best Ambience

  • Central

    Good for business meals

  • Central

    Good for business meals

  • Central

    Innovative

  • Central

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Central

    Good for groups

  • Central

    Great for creative cocktails

  • Central

    Healthy

  • Central

    Hot spot

  • Central

    Great for fine wines

  • Central

    Good for special occasions

  • Central

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Central

    Lively

  • Central

    Most Booked

160 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the dinner. The food was good but not particularly innovative

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  2. Teresa

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the “feed me” menu for 4 people and were surprised by how much delicious food was presented. We did not really need the lamb as the extra, but that too was delicious! Gnocchi was awesome! Will definitely go back!

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  3. Pabs

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, attentive wait staff, outstanding food, nice tunes and atmosphere.

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  4. DeniseL

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was excellent. We did the fixed price menu, which in retrospect was too much food for us, but, the food was very very good, the service was great (thank you, Luca!) and the cocktails were awesome. There was a fun energy to the restaurant, which we appreciated as out-of-towners.

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  5. WaWa

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    As first time diners at Olive we were impressed by some interesting and tasty food. Service was good. We'll certainly be back.

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  6. HayleyR

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Personable staff, vibrant atmosphere and great food and wine. Perfect for a business lunch or group gathering.

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  7. Stacey

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The feed me menu was delicious and the team catered for dietary requirements which was wonderful.

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  8. AnnaF

    Adelaide

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Poor service, mixed up our food order, 2 meals we ordered were sold out after accepting our order, were served our mains before entrees

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  9. MitchB

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very glad we came here overall, our server Jesse (I didnt ask the spelling sorry mate) was awesome, took his recommendation on food and was a great night out 👍👍

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  10. SueH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, warm and friendly staff. We really enjoyed it.

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  11. PatG

    Adelaide

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A thoroughly enjoyable evening with excellent food, bursting with flavours and attentive and knowledgeable staff.

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  12. StephenH

    Brisbane

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waiter showed excellent knowledge of the menu and guided us well The food was quite amazing and different especially the fried feta dish The gnocchi was as good as we have grown and the innovation in the baklava as and ice cream dessert was very good Only minor criticism was that a couple of the medium size dishes were salads that were perhaps better suited to be described as a side especially the cucumber dish Also BYO rule is one per table meaning that a table of 2 can bring 1 bottle and a table of six can only bring one bottle perhaps 1 per 2 guests is more logical Definitely a go back to

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  13. Adelaidefoodie

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    with a group of 9 the Feed Me menu was perfect - the service was a little hit & miss as it was a busy thursday nite - we had to regularly ask for more sparkling water - we did also order 3 additional serves of the lamb but it never arrived - it did appear on the bill but this was quickly rectified.

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  14. ChrisL

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delightful food and service. Two couples so we ordered the ‘feed me’ option. Tangy and refreshing, good balance of lighter salads and heavier gnocchi and peri peri chicken. Luca provided the right mix of attentive, knowledgeable but relaxed service. A good special occasion restaurant.

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  15. Michelle

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit to Olive which had been recommended to us. We loved it. Our waitress Ruby was delightful.

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  16. Monica

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First visit but we had a great time ! Absolutely wonderful staff so friendly, professional m service feel so welcoming. The food was fantastic reasonable price and good wine. We will definitely recommend to our frined and we will revisit.

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  17. Martin

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This hits in all the right ways - easy to understand menu with complex flavours that still seemed related. Special mention - an extensive wine-by-the-glass list! We had the feed me menu and it was really well balanced - not starving, not over full and best of all, absolutely ready to come back again :-)

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  18. ChrisM

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Strong recommendation. Could not fault the wonderful flavorsome food, Jessie our waiter and the clever ceiling detailing.

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  19. WenL

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The charred broccolini gotta be our favourite of the night, followed by the focaccia and the eggplant. The chilli sauce was mildly spiced which worked very well for us. We did the ala carte rather than the Feed Me menu and tried the grilled octopus and kingfish as well. All good but broccolini was something that was truly outstanding.

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  20. JoshP

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for our team once again. Thank you.

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  21. KymD

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous evening. Issue with chicken however staff fixed the issue and provided replacement. It was outstanding. I will definitely come back.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    South Australia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, food (even better) and atmosphere. Would recommend any day of the week.

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  23. BecP

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice restaurant, food was good and great wine list.

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  24. pammc

    South Australia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We needed quick meal for pre theatre, this was delivered. Very tasty food, excellent service, noise was quiet, but 5.30 not a busy time. Will happily return.

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  25. Seedling

    Adelaide

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. The attention to detail and the combination of flavours and texture is so exciting! We shared almost all the dishes and 3 out of four desserts. All amazing. And a really lovely space with excellent service. 10 out of 10 all round.

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  26. Trish

    South Australia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fried feta and carpaccio were delicious!! Fantastic friendly knowledgeable service. Lovely ambience. Perfect Espresso Martini’s. Thanks Team.

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  27. AngelaD

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Olive was a lovely place to dine, the waitress was amazing, knowledgeable, attentive and could not have given better service! Restaurant is quite bright and well lit! Food was very good but we were disappointed as our mains were not very hot and the lamb we were all waiting for was cold! Was very tasty but unfortunately cold! Very apologetic and gave us some cheesecake to apologise. I will go back again as if the food comes out hot it will be sensational!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and imaginative menu of fresh, healthy fare presented exceptionally well.

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  29. SandraF

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time celebrating a Birthday with a group at Olive and again we were highly impressed, Food and service was outstanding. All courses were perfectly timed. Olive is certainly one of the top places in Adelaide...thank you!!

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  30. ProgB

    Adelaide

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Good and interesting menu and food was good. Service was efficent and friendly. Very Very Noisy. Wine expensive.

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  31. EmmaS

    South Australia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it!!! The best service, drinks and vibes. Would come again!

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  32. Merridyb

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    food was delicious, fresh and varied on a feed me menu. staff were attentive but not all that easy service friendly you might expect. quite loud - not the music but the talking at tables (not great accoustics?).

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  33. Maek

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Quite overpriced for what you get. Nice flavours though but cheap cuts of meats like chicken thighs and lamb shoulder sold at high prices. Wine prices are over the moon for the quality of wines. Good effort but won't return as there are better options in the city.

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  34. Jewels

    Adelaide

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic restaurant with lovely decor. Food was amazing and service was excellent! Highly recommend.

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  35. CVictor

    Adelaide

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our experience at Olive was an okay one. When we arrived our table was not ready despite already being five minutes late for our reservation, but it was only a short wait while we decided what we would like to drink. We ordered a bottle of Rockford Rod and Spur that took awhile to come out as there was confusion between the table we had to wait outside at and our table inside. We had the feed me menu, which we wanted to add the additional course onto as we said we were all very hungry. Our waitstaff told us to refrain as the feed me menu was already substantial and we would be leaving the restaurant full. The starter and entrees were delicious and well portioned, I particularly loved the kingfish. I was underwhelmed with the main courses however, as we had a significantly large waiting period before we were served the first main (they were waiting for more chicken) so we were really hungry when it arrived. It was not as filling as we expecting after being told it was substantial, which was disappointing. The olive oil icecream was absolutely sublime, I loved it and wished it was a little bit bigger. The dessert was the highlight of all the dishes. Our table service was slow but very friendly, which made up for it. We left feeling hungry in our Uber on the way home. I would highly recommend adding on the additional course (lamb shoulder) as standard to the set menu even if it means increasing the price slightly because sharing a bowl of gnocchi, a chicken thigh each and vegetables is not a substantial main if you are dining with grown men. Restaurant and ambience is charming, warm and the noise level is very busy and fun. I would not visit again unless they change the feed me menu, or if I were to return, I would opt for a single dish off the menu.

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  36. StuartJ

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second visit and food was as good as the first. Great value for money. Will be back again. Service from Jesse was excellent.

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  37. LauraW

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took Mum to Olive for her birthday and safe to say, she was well celebrated! Food, drinks & service were all fabulous. Stand out dish would have to be the gnocchi with pork and fennel ragu - little delicious clouds! Oh and the limonata mocktail… so tasty and refreshing 🍋

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  38. DavidG

    Adelaide

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We did the feed me menu, which was great value wonderful food and excellent service. The staff were friendly and informative.

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  39. DarrenD

    Adelaide

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A sensational dinner! Great service from the team, who were doing an excellent job of coaching some new team members while ensuring great service. Delicious! We will be back!!

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  40. JaneC

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambience, food and staff were exceptional. We loved the taste test of desert. Will recommend and be back.

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FAQs

Olive is rated 4.5 stars by 160 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:30 pm


Booked 22 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Olive

4/86 Pirie Street, Adelaide, AU-SA 5000

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Pirie street + Chesser street, Adelaide
  • Area
    Adelaide City Center
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Contemporary Italian, Middle Eastern
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Olive is close to a number of Public Transport options including the Pirie Street Tram Stop running from Royal Adelaide Hospital to Glenelg. Bus stops along Pirie Street and a short 5-minute walk to Adelaide Train Station.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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