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Olive Cafe

127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
+1 207-772-6200
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We both enjoyed our lunches -- tasty and generous amounts. The waiter, it appeared, wanted to be somewhere else. There was a lack of warmth in attitude and interaction. In fairness, though he did mess up the order, he successfully mitigated the problem. He just...More

1  Thank mgr1652
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A 10 tables intimate restaurant on Commercial St. Arrived around 6 pm on the last Thursday in August. Several tables were taken, at 6:45 pm only a few tables remained occupied maybe another wave of diners would come in after. We tried: Side of Greek...More

Thank RCS3rd
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Short and sweet. Nice little cafe in the heart of Portland's Commercial Street, that serves ok food. Service was good, prices were not outrageous but I looked on their website before coming and the pictures they have on there we a lot different from what...More

Thank BOSOX18
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Unassuming, cozy Mediterranean restaurant in prime location. Tonight ordered the Mediterranean plate and Chicken Kebab. The hummus and falafel were great and the fried cauliflower was excellent. We have been to Olive cafe multiple times over the years and it has never disappointed.

1  Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We've been to Olive Cafe twice, most recently this weekend. We ordered the Mediterranean Plate and Vegetarian Plate (both of which are vegetarian), Fatoush Salad and side of brussel sprouts. We loved everything and it was perfect for my wife, my five year old (picky...More

Thank billy_b73
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I could only give this place 5 stars!!! It deserves more! Our yearly visit on our vacations now, was once again a smashing success!!! The Vegetarian Mediterranean pizza may well be the best pizza on the PLANET!!!!! From the greetings to the goodbye of our...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Great authentic cuisine. Service not rushed. Good price points for portion received. Will visit again.

Thank StopNEat
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Little restaurant where owner does it all. My husband loved the Lamb he got. I'm more picky so a place like this I can't comment. But he was in love with this little gem as he called it

1  Thank Silvastreak1
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We have been to Olive Cafe' at least 3-4 times. We Experience Something New Each Time. My Husband, it is Usually Some Choice of Pizza. I Venture a bit Further into the Culture of Spices, Flavors & Textures. We have Always been Pleased with the...More

Thank LIZnotmyRealName
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing flavors. Fantastic service staff. Huge amount of vegetarian selections on the menu. Best tasting falafel I have ever had in a restaurant. We will be back

Thank Lee G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-6200
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