Olivo Restaurant

Average price $45
99 reviews

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Average price $45 Special request

Scores & Reviews

Very good
based on 99 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :7.8/10
Service :8.4/10
Setting :8.9/10
  1. Grace D.
    Grace D.
    • 7 reviews

    Friendly staff. Efficiently shown to our reserved table straight away. Very good cuisine. However, there was this one male staff who probably needs a bit more coaching in customer service. Before ordering, we wanted to confirm how the NZ line caught snapper was cooked — grilled? Fried? Battered? He didn’t know (he was probably new on the job & has poor menu knowledge) and said he will ask and get back to us. But he NEVER GOT BACK TO US !!! Now that is a waste of time and a waste of staff salary if that is how he treats customers. Either that, or let management check their standards: make sure that your wait staff have a good working knowledge of how to explain the menu items when asked., before they are deployed on the floor. We did see the “briefing” by a lady in black shorts, no apron - she was briefing the wait staff, before they were deployed on the floor to start taking orders. We had to wait for the proper wait staff “assigned” to our table, to get our answers. Kudos to her. Didn’t get her name, but she was petite & Asian looking & wearing glasses. Now SHE WAS VERY GOOD, friendly & patient. Overall you can just consider this a minor link in their customer service. Food was great.

  2. Via Margarita B.
    Via Margarita B.
    • 12 reviews

    Great Food and ambient

  3. Olwyn F.
    Olwyn F.
    • one review

    It was great! Food was lovely Service was excellent

  4. Sophia  S.
    Sophia S.
    • 69 reviews

    Had a gr8 night, lovely view of Harbour by the warm heater. A few staff such as Assos was outstanding, while a pretty “backpacker lady” was not helpful ( she assumed what we JUST ordered 1 minute ago already cooked & could not be changed rather than checking w kitchen the way most trained staff wld do). Overall, food was lovely, especially stuffed battered zucchini flowers.

  5. Jenny M.
    Jenny M.
    • one review

    Fabulous food which was brought out quickly & wonderful views.

  6. Victoria S.
    Victoria S.
    • 13 reviews

    Great food in a fantastic location

  7. Anastasiya O.
    Anastasiya O.
    • 14 reviews

    Nice place and food, will be back again.

  8. Marianne P.
    Marianne P.
    • one review

    We actually had breakfast on both mornings & a dinner. We absolutely loved it. The meal times were excellent. The staff were lovely. The couldn’t fault anything. We will definitely be going back.

  9. A A.
    A A.
    • 253 reviews

    Great location and views, we both had salads and they were nice, service was good and prompt. Happy to come back here again.

  10. A A.
    A A.
    • 276 reviews

    A nice restaurant with views. Staff are friendly.

  11. Ian M.
    Ian M.
    • one review

    Booking with Dimmi excellent and good table reserved on busy Saturday evening. Service and attendance was good. Unfortunately, the food was a let-down on a special occasion - salmon was bland, snapper tasteless, daughter's linguini was dry and left half and worst was son's fish n chips which we tasted after he ate some to find fish partly uncooked and left stale horrible taste in mouth - truly dead. Olivos refunded the meal but seriously the chefs should not be serving this.

  12. A A.
    A A.
    • 256 reviews

    Great location and service. Lovely food. We sat outside on a Saturday night and enjoyed the fireworks

  13. Sahar j.
    Sahar j.
    • one review

    foods where terrible. uncooked pasta ,tasteless risotto and smelly Fish and chips.

  14. A A.
    A A.
    • 250 reviews

    Great food, great service and fantastic view of fireworks.

  15. Kylie A.
    Kylie A.
    • one review

    Over priced below average food, terrible service. Very loud and rushed experience. Not recommended

  16. A A.
    A A.
    • 294 reviews

    I dined here on a Saturday night with my family. Upon arrival, I explained that I had a booking and the staff member seemed confused and went to check. A different person came over and asked us "how many people" and I explained that I already had a booking. We got a seated at a table that was already reserved so I assumed that they found my booking. For starters, we had the garlic and herb bread which was a generous serving and flavourful. The pieces were cut quite thick but a sharp knife was provided if you wanted to cut it smaller. For the main, I had the osso bucco ravioli which was handmade pasta in a creamy jus sauce. I found the pasta well cooked and with ample filling. The serving size was quite large with about five pieces of ravioli. We also had the zucchini flavours which were well received as well as the chicken milanese. I enjoyed the food here however the service was a bit off. We didn't receive any table water and it seemed that we had multiple staff looking after our table and that there was some miscommunications between the team members. This place is good for a pre show meal if you're looking for something cheap and cheerful.

  17. Sarah  W.
    Sarah W.
    • 2 reviews

    I have dined here previously and had a beautiful meal which is why we came back. Last night i was left really disappointed amd not wanting to come back and we wont. I requested a table inside on my reservation only to arrive and be told no sorry. Pretty much called me a liar and was forced to wait for a table inside when i had already requested one. The food was also just mediocre too. We wo t be back.

  18. A A.
    A A.
    • 279 reviews

    Very good food good wine nice view

  19. Vivien M.
    Vivien M.
    • one review

    I booked it online without seeing the restaurant- I based it on cuisine type (my visitors wanted Italian) and was enticed by special 20% off my bill. However, upon arrival I was slightly disappointed and a little bit embarrassed to be taking my overseas visitors there as it wasn’t the most appealing of the restaurants along that promenade (if walking passed, I would not have chosen this) ... and food was nothing to shout about either unfortunately. Service was pleasant though.

  20. A A.
    A A.
    • 265 reviews

    Food was decent, service was lacklustre at best

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How to get to the restaurant

297 Harbourside Centre, 2000, Sydney, Australia

About the restaurant

An Italian all-rounder. Boasting beautiful waterfront views and an international mix of tourists and local diners, Olivo Harbourside is a great Italian restaurant on the busy boardwalk. Hungry tourists stop to browse the menu, while in-the-know regulars stroll in to grab their favourite harbourside table. Chef Glynn Pedlar aims to please with his extensive menu; there are burgers, handmade pastas, salads, fresh seafood, steaks and even kangaroo (much to travellers’ delight!). The beverage list is even longer, with a huge range of Australian and imported wines, beers, spirits and sparkling, as well as a list of classic and original cocktails. Any night of the week, there are regular specials and deals, as well as a handy early morning breakfast menu. As expected, it’s busy on nights with the Darling Harbour crowd, but it’s a great place to people-watch. A must for any tourist in town. Best dish: Angus rump steak.



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