The Olive Tree

Average price $55
162 reviews

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Scores & Reviews

based on 162 reviews
Only customers who have dined at the restaurant after booking on TheFork can leave a review.
Food :8.9/10
Service :8.7/10
Setting :8.5/10
  1. A A.
    • 280 reviews

    Olive Tree was extremely busy last night but they still provided great food & service. Despite the numbers it was not noisy!

  2. Sheila F.
    • 10 reviews

    Lamb shank on special menu last night was amazing

  3. Sharon Y.
    • 72 reviews

    We. normally have steaks but this time had fish and really enjoyed it! Also enjoyed the quail.

  4. Chris B.
    • one review

    Great place..,,eat there every week.... Staff great , food lovely??????

  5. A A.
    • 259 reviews

    Friendly waitresses. Always good!!

  6. Mike M.
    • one review

    Exceptional food, service and atmosphere Will definitely be back soon!

  7. A A.
    • 255 reviews

    great food, excellent service, value for money.

  8. Jo G.
    • one review

    Old fashioned...lovely. Roomy

  9. Lorette B.
    • 11 reviews

    Always a good meal!

  10. A A.
    • 265 reviews

    The food was fairly good, but the service was awful. We felt like a bother to the wait staff the whole night. One of us had asked the server the difference in size between an entree meal and a main of one of their specials (gnocchi), and she responded with "One is substantial and one is bigger..I dont sit and count them". So unfortunately we will not return as the staff seem uninterested in their guests.

  11. David W.
    • 2 reviews

    Very large meals

  12. George B.
    • one review

    The food was very good and main course were enormous

  13. Charles G.
    • one review

    Cosy little restaurant with great food and awesome customer service

  14. Elke C.
    • 5 reviews

    Liked the steak

  15. Brendan M.
    • one review

    Very enjoyable

  16. Rod D.
    • one review

    Great food - everyone enjoyed their meals - good service at reasonable prices

  17. A A.
    • 276 reviews

    Always great food & friendly service.

  18. A A.
    • 269 reviews

    Delicious steak meal.

  19. Bob H.
    • one review

    Excellent. Been a regular customer for more than 40 years.

  20. A A.
    • 284 reviews

    The garlic prawns were in a sauce last night it used to come sizzling with butter and garlic. I had to order a roll to be able to soak up the sauce....the bread should come with this dish. The seafood cocktail recipe changed and the sauce was too overpowering....go back to the old recipe. Sticky date pudding was supposed to be on the menu but they posted the wrong month menu on line for the May menu...they posted April! That’s okay! Apart from that steak chicken and the strudel was excellent. We will go back!

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How to get to the restaurant

19 Park St, 3205, South Melbourne, Australia

About the restaurant

All In the Family

There’s a reason The Olive Tree has been around in South Melbourne since 1971. Simple, honest Italian food – that’s what keeps patrons coming back. Tucked away on Park Street not far from Domain Interchange, The Olive Tree has charm in abundance with its brick-lined walls and the light streaming in through the front window. For a romantic date, dinner with friends, or a special occasion, The Olive Tree offers something for everyone. The menu is bursting with classics. Go for the oysters, smoked Tasmanian salmon, fried calamari or barbeque octopus to start. Patrons rave about the pasta dishes, which are simple but full of flavour. Choose from vegetarian penne or fettuccine with shrimps, scallops, mussels, calamari, prawns and fish. Whether you’re in the mood for something from the grill, a traditional veal parmigiana or beef burgundy, there’s a solid selection for mains, too. If you’re looking for a meal that will truly warm you up, head to The Olive Tree. This family-owned restaurant is sure to treat you like you’re part of the family too.

Best dish: Duck risotto

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