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The Olives Bistro

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514 E Whitehouse Canyon Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614-0538
11:00 - 18:00
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Green Valley, Arizona
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went for lunch and we were able to be seated without waiting in line. Arriving later at lunch time helped. It is a small space with some outside seating. Maybe room inside for 20 or 30 people. I was not too impressed with the sandwich that I had, especially considering the price, which I felt was a little high. The... More 

Thank kc4ness
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great food and service. Good selection of wines and desserts. Small cozy place. Make sure you call early for reservations.

Thank yar000
Newport Beach, California
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been to this restaurant 3 times. Twice last year again this week the food and service is perfect. They have great specials that are different than expected. I love the salad with steak. The feel is a close family run place with locals that support each other.

Thank worldview2016
Vermilion, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Small Cafe Bistro atmosphere, with good American and Greek Food. Limited menu with Daily specials on web site. Outdoor dining, weather permitting. Reservations a must. Limited hours. Our table enjoyed tasty appetizers of warm olives, and stuffed artichokes. Greek Spinach Pie and muscles entrees were delicious; the red snapper special was reported to be 'disappointing'. Deserts were fab. Looking forward... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

I felt like I was visiting my consults for dinner except the cooking was way better! Fresh fish fresh vegetables delicious potatoes and fast and friendly service what more could I ask for. I'm the guy who has the pain in the neck special-needs for dinner. Low-sodium, low-fat and very simple. Most places have trouble with this because the chefs... More 

Thank FinnieF
Green Valley, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

My spouse and I invited our neighbor to dine at this little Green Valley restaurant. We have had Thanksgiving dinner here before. But, this time, they served pressed turkey for the meal, and charged $22.00 for it. The salad or soup came with the meal, but appetizer (for 2) was priced at $8.00, and we did not order that. The... More 

Thank RobbieV1
Burnsville, Minnesota
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

When a friend of ours wanted to celebrate his birthday, he selected Olives. We had heard about this charming Bistro but had never eaten here. When reading some of the negative reviews on trip advisor, i can't believe they had eaten at Olives. The service was great, and the server was helpful and very attentive. We found the menu had... More 

Thank Qcdriver1
Green Valley, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lovely scallop dinner. We typically do not eat bread with our meal, however a nice warm bread/olive oil option for extra would be nice. Also think the only weak point of this restaurant is their dessert menu. Sometimes they have a great rum cake but typically the selection comes out of a box. Homemade desserts and sorbets would be welcome.

Thank katknit2016
Green Valley, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Food here is top quality! Jen, the owner, remembers customer's names, and she always makes everyone feel so welcome! The food is excellent!!! Fine dining at its best!

Thank Nancy4209
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Very small but great service and food. They make you feel right at home. They even made a special meal for a friend.

Thank Nancy I

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 E Whitehouse Canyon Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614-0538
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Green Valley
  • Phone Number: 520-393-3431

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