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The Wild Olive

Croft Foot, Gosforth CA20 1AH, England
+44 19467 25999
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good26%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Croft Foot, Gosforth CA20 1AH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great restaurant with delicious and authentic Italian food in attractive surroundings. Very popular so understandably when you book, you're normally asked to agree to a table vacation time (e.g. 2 hour limit). We have had problems in the past with this where it has...More

Thank mwanafunzi12
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming here for years! Best place around this area! Which is huge by the way. Staff are great, friendly and go above and beyond for their customers. I fully recommend this place whole heartedly!!

Thank Boooff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always busy here so good idea to book. Big portions, great food & atmosphere and the staff are really nice so no complaints at all really.

Thank Sco13
Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

Up in the lakes over the weekend and like the look of this place so thought we'd check it out. Was fully booked but were offered a place overlooking the kitchen and pizza oven. Turned out to be the best seats in the house. The...More

1  Thank martin340
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely restaurant with very nice food, good wine and attentive staff. I would return without hesitation.

Thank Ianlitherland
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Been here a few times and I’ve reviewed it once before. The atmosphere is nice and the smell of the pizza stove as you walk in is lovely. The food was very tasty and filling, the only issue for me was i think the starters...More

Thank Jonny W
Reviewed 18 September 2018

Arrived here at 21:00hrs after a storm lashing on Scafell Pike expecting to be shunted into a secluded part of the restaurant because of bedraggled appearances but the staff could not have been more pleasant and the meal we enjoyed was away beyond our expectations...More

Thank wjfa09
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Friendly staff, good atmosphere, wonderful food (5 in our group and ate here 2 nights so tried various dishes). We booked both nights and only just got a table on the Saturday so be warned - it gets busy. We booked for 8.30 and were...More

Thank Andy H
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This is the first time I have been to this restaurant. There was three of us and we each had a different meal. I had the lemony prawn and asparagus risotto. It was delicious and so were the pizzas that the other two had.

Thank Vicky193
Reviewed 9 September 2018

My meal meal was lovely, everything that I would expect from such a raved about restaurant. My only disappointment was the rude staff, not one of the 3 waitresses that served our table made us feel at all welcome. This is really disappointing and I...More

1  Thank Nicole3sparls
Wolive, Manager at The Wild Olive, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2018

Good Afternoon, Thankyou for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed your meal and I apologise for your bad experience with our staff. Since your review I have addressed the issues and I am actively working with our team to make sure this doesn't happen...More

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Jacqueline S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Croft Foot, Gosforth CA20 1AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Gosforth
  • Phone Number: +44 19467 25999
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Family orientated Italian restaurant with a traditional wood fired pizza oven, friendly service, and fresh food on the edge of the Lake District!
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