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The Wild Olive

Croft Foot, Gosforth CA20 1AH, England
+44 19467 25999
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (28 reviews)
“dough balls” (7 reviews)
“caesar salad” (4 reviews)
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Croft Foot, Gosforth CA20 1AH, England
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Charming little restaurant with a terrific pizza oven that appeased an extreme fussy eating 14 year old boy. Recommend it as a place to grab take-away food if you're staying nearby, say in the Globe Inn.

Thank trig56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening with friends. Staff very nice, helpful & friendly. Friends were impressed! Caesar salad which I had was very tasty.

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pizza and salad was good too. Great little spot if you tire of pies and fish and chips. Friendly service. Dog frendly

Thank hunterniki
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Started off waiting 5 minutes for a table which is not uncommon for a Sunday evening, no problems to start with. We got seated and ordered a cocktail each and some water for the table. The cocktails arrived promptly, however we both wished they had...More

Thank Lewbeard
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

If you like pizza this is the place to go. Proper stone baked pizza with lovely toppings. Takeaway option is great but preordering is essential.

Thank Jonny W
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

Visited this little Italian restaurant on recommendation and glad we did. I had a pizza with mushrooms and it was a proper one! Thin crust and done in the wood fired oven. Hubby had pasta bolognese and again he said was delicious. Very reasonably priced...More

Thank Nadia T
Reviewed 28 May 2018

My wife and I took a thirty minute drive to Gosforth to try lunch at the wild olive,which we had heard about. The service was good and the food was fantastic. I chose the risotto and it was one of if not the best I...More

Thank Keith P
Reviewed 22 May 2018

Not a large range of options on the menu unfortunately so settled for Spaghetti Carbonara for my friends daughter, Spaghetti Pesto for my friend and finally Spaghetti and meatballs for myself. Food arrived shortly after finishing the starters and the food looked nice although there...More

Thank Garvin S
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Turned up just before service finished on Saturday evening half expecting to be told I was too late. Instead I was offered a seat at the bar until a table was available and was served a delicious plate of carbonara within minutes. Dessert was also...More

Thank Simon C
Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

I have visited The Wild Olive frequently and not once have I had a bad meal. The service is always wonderful, the food is consistently delicious and well presented and it is just great hearty Italian food. You can see the pizzas being prepped and...More

Thank Unicorn150296
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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, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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