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The Olive Tree

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
+1 902-539-1553
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Sydney, Canada
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place has a great menu. The food is to die for. Lots of room for that office party. They have eat in or take out. The deserts at this place are the best. I look forward to going back soon

Thank tarpondboy
Sydney, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We dined here twice and had an excellent meal both times. Can't say anything bad about the dining staff or our meals. The portions are generous, delicious and large variety on the menu.

Thank keithgrosset
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been to this restaurant several times and was never disappointed. Food was awesome.. love the atmosphere and the staff are so friendly and helpful.

Thank 603frankh
A TripAdvisor Member
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My mouth is watering just to think about the meal I enjoyed there! There was a wide variety of choices on the menu and the meal was high quality. Super good!! Will go there again! You will not be disappointed!!!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Cape Breton Island, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we travel to Sydney this is the only place to eat. The atmosphere is so relaxing the time seems to fly by. The food is second to none and portions are well worth the cost. This is a quient little spot. I do recommend you make a reservation it is very popular spot.

Thank Bunna2010
lincoln ri, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Just by chance (trip advisor) we found this great little restaurant .Great food had meatballs &pasta Nice people

Thank John S
Halifax, Canada
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I lived in Sydney for two years for work and found this gem after year and a half. And then I went there every week until I left Sydney. They have the best Greek food, I would say in whole Nova Scotia. Lamb is great but the highlight is the roasted potatoes - order extra, and you won't regret it.... More 

Thank Mohsin K
Glace Bay, Canada
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

The is Sydney's best kept secret! This little restaurant is tucked away in Whitney Pier. When you walk in, the embience & set up & music & the romance of this establishment makes you feel you truly are sitting in a bistro outside on a street in Greece. We had the special - which was chicken caesar wrap with apples... More 

Thank April M
North Sydney, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Olive Tree. My daughter had the lunch special which was a pasta dish. I had a chicken shawarma pita. Both dishes were awesome! I love the atmosphere and staff were so friendly and accommodating! I'll be back! Thoroughly enjoyed Gerard's friendliness and humour!!

Thank CaperKs
Picton, Canada
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178 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

We found this place thanks to TripAdvisor. It was just delightful. The decor is funky and inviting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. Our waiter had a great sense of humour and was quick and professional. The food was delicious and plentiful. We were there for lunch on a Tuesday in November, long after tourist season and what would normally... More 

Thank Ian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Mediterranean, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +1 902-539-1553
The Olive Tree - mediterranean style restaurant with pasta, entrees, sandwiches, salads, desserts, some diner fare.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?