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The Wild Olive

Croft Foot, Gosforth CA20 1AH, England
+44 19467 25999
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Croft Foot, Gosforth CA20 1AH, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was strained. My Melanzane was inadequate and a very poor version - the aubergines should be sliced and roasted and then layered with cheese and tomato sauce before baking. The aubergine should not be split and barely cooked with tomato sauce and some torn...More

Thank WestLakesMan
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Other places around served mainly large portions of Pub Grub. Here was good menu of Italian food and portion size was perfect. Prosecco wine was also good and nicely chilled. Good friendly service. Will go back there

Thank Robert B
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We'd heard so many people raving about the food and atmosphere at The Wild Olive, so decided to try it out for ourselves! We booked at short notice, relatively late in food service and arrived on time. We were shown to our table after a...More

Thank DizDiz2013
Reviewed 11 September 2017

The Prawn Puttanesca is my absolute favourite, the pizza is great too. Do not go without adding the Salt bread with Roasted Pepper Mayo dip to your starters!

Thank sandysharples
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Had a lovely meal here for both my sons birthday 30th August. The food was fantastic. Plentiful and freshly cooked to order. The waiting on staff very attentive. All in all a perfect night. Well done the wild olive :-)

Thank Kelly I
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Staying locally we decided to try this hidden gem of an Italian restaurant on two nights. Each time we were limited to when we could have a table, (1730 and 2030) but that's what happens with such a popular place. Food was excellent, as was...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

Whilst the food served here is reasonable the service really lets this place down. The unprofessional serving staff need to learn some basic customer service skills and try not to let it show that their customers are an inconvenience. It's not difficult to show your...More

1  Thank pwchan
Reviewed 25 August 2017

We were taken to this italian by friends, the food and service was excellent , Having just moved to the area we feel really pleased can't wait to take the family.

Thank dashers
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

What a gem of a place in a beautiful setting with friendly and helpful staff the food is 1st class. Tasty, innovative and catering for those that are intolerant for some foods I cannot say enough. One of the best Italians I have been to.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Visited The Wild Olive earlier this week and was impressed in more ways than one. Unlike many Italian restaurants, there wasn't cheesy Italian pop music or opera playing, the soundtrack was classic sixties hits, and also the staff all seemed to be English. Yet don't...More

Thank GlennA946
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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 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
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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