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The Olive Tree

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137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
+1 902-539-1553
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Had to eat lunch here's since our car needed emergency repairs at the nearby Hyundai dealer. Good was quickly prepared and well priced. It's in a very strange location so I'm glad we stumbled in here.

Thank Steve T
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We really enjoyed our dinners. Excellent pasta and sauce. Large serving sizes and good quality ingredients. When in Sydney I would definitely pick this restaurant again.

Thank 123tillie
Halifax, Canada
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Sorry to say this was our first time visiting the Olive Tree and will not be our last. The atmosphere was great and quiet. We both totally enjoyed the dining experience. So many choices on the menu, our waiter Paul was great, recommending the stir fry and I picked chicken stir fry. It was the most delicious stir fry I... More 

Thank shaw189
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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We went here based on other TripAdvisor reviews and were not disappointed. The appetizer (Mediterranean cheese dip) was delicious and our mains were presented very well on the plate with the salad being fresh (I love the fact they used yellow, orange, red and green peppers). My only meh moment was the basmati rice was overdone - but that didn't... More 

Thank Ed N
Oak Park, Illinois
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170 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our dinner at the Olive tree. We both ordered the Santorini linguine -- shrimp, scallops haddock in a lemon honey sauce. The bread with balsamic, oil and seasonings dipping sauce was a nice accompaniment. They were out of several items on the menu and some of the wines which was odd. We would go,back.

Thank SuAnne L
Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The waiter was very good, he was very attentive without being over bearing and had a good sense of humour.The food is delish and has generous portions and a nice variety.The atmosphere was warm and friendly.

Thank Judy M
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Front desk at Holiday Inn recommended this place. I was so happy they did! The food was fantastic! Perfectly cooked and executed, hot and very fresh - and looked lovely too. I had the scallop appetizer, the seafood pasta, and the lemon curd dessert. All were absolutely delicious, but the lemon curd was like crack - I devoured it! I... More 

Thank Squared22
Sydney, Canada
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Coming here is a treat! The decor to the music to the staff is lovely! The many vegetarian and vegan options are wonderful. I have never had the same thing twice as there's so much to try! Always so delicious. Mm mm mm.

Thank greenhair14
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant, truly Mediterranean, with flavours from around the sea - Italy, Morocco, Greek. The Greek salad peppers and tomatoes were so fresh it was if they had been picked from the garden and served. The Tangine Chicken melted in your mouth, with excellent flavours and wonderful green beans and carrots. Although the wine list is limited... More 

Thank ChefandMore
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22 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

This restaurant came highly recommended on trip advisor and though the food was very good, there were problems. First of all, the place is severely understaffed. It was packed and there are only 2 staff on the front lines which does not meet the needs so mistakes are made. We ordered and our appetizer was something that could just be... More 

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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$14
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
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids
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?