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The Olive Pit

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Address: 2156 Solano Street, Corning, CA 96021
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+1 530-824-4667
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07:00 - 19:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 19:00
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Since 1967 the Olive Pit gourmet retail store features over 120 different...

Since 1967 the Olive Pit gourmet retail store features over 120 different kinds of olives, many Balsamic vinegars, wine, craft beer, gifts, nuts, candy and so much more. We also have a Café that features burgers and sandwiches where you can pile on the toppings to suit your taste. We offer free tasting of over 150 products and also offer a wine and craft beer tasting room, current tasting room fee 5 tastes for $5.

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Must stop in Corning!

Awesome food and delightful samplings! There are so many items to experience and sample from olives, olive oil, vinegar and even wine! The restaurant serves great food!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
belovedpetra
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Corning, California

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Corning, California
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53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Awesome food and delightful samplings! There are so many items to experience and sample from olives, olive oil, vinegar and even wine! The restaurant serves great food!

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Thank belovedpetra
Eugene, Oregon
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of our favorite stops while traveling down I5. Great sandwiches with a wonderful condiment bar. Plus when you are finished with lunch you can choose from hundreds of olives and olive oil flavors to take home with you.

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Thank TJThompson4292
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great lunch stop with us! We are glad you enjoyed our tasting bar as well. We hope to see you again soon & thanks for the review! Cheers, The Olive Pit Team More 

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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a fun place to get olives and related products. We stopped on the way south and got gifts and on the way north and picked up goodies for ourselves. Prices are a little higher than what you'd pay in a grocery store but the variety made it worth while. Amazing selection of all sorts of olives and a tasting... More 

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Thank Harold B
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review Harold! We are thrilled to see that you thoroughly enjoyed your stop with us. We love to hear about amazing customers like you who stop on the way to and back from their destination! We can't wait to see you again soon and hope you had safe travels. Cheers, The Olive Pit Team More 

Elk Grove, California
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92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the main attraction to Corning. Wonderful tasting of green olives, flavored with every imaginable taste. Staff will even let you taste olives that aren't on the sampling table.

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Thank Charlotte S
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review! We are glad you enjoyed the olives & the tasting bar. We look forward to seeing you again! Cheers, The Olive Pit Team More 

Bothell, Washington
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

We travel a lot and every time we are coming through Corning we stop for a few jars of olives. Great place and friendly people with amazing olives. We love the garlic stuffed or the jalapeño stuffed.

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Thank twotwistedlimes
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

We appreciate you stopping in! We love the garlic & jalapeno stuffed as well; they're delicious! Thanks for the review. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers, The Olive Pit Team More 

Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

The Olive Pit is a must stop if you are an olive lover as I am. Some of their other products are olive oils, vinegars, wines, gifts and a deli. However their huge variety of olives is the main attraction. We arrived at 7:03am and they were open and ready to help if needed. Unfortunately we were early for lunch... More 

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Thank mmathern50
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We are happy to hear that you visited us & that you enjoyed your time in our store. Aren't the Muffuletta sandwiches awesome?! Hopefully you guys enjoyed them on the road! Also if you want to take advantage of shipping since the Olive Pit is a long way... More 

Truckee, California
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79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I love flavored vinegars and this was shop was a real treat. I bought 9 different varieties of vinegar plus jams and mustards and I will certainly return. The espresso, fig, strawberry and traditional aged balsamic are amazing! My only disappointment was that all of their literature says they offer discounts if you buy in volume and I was not... More 

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Thank amovablefeast
Olive_Pit_1967, Guest Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

Thank you so much for coming into the store and having a fun time. The discounts we offer are for whole cases of product usually 12 of the same jars. It sounds like you got quite a few bottles to try so maybe if you narrow down your favorite one, a case would be worth it for you. They make... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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76 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Olives stuffed with almonds, jalapeños, garlic, cheese - you can taste such a wide variety that you'll have a hard time deciding what to buy. It would help to take a bottle of water to cleanse your palette because you can also sample a variety of vinegars, mustards, jams and tapenades. We loved the pumpkin butter milkshake in the restaurant... More 

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Thank Lyn84321
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

We are thrilled that you enjoyed your recent trip to the Olive Pit! We appreciate you taking the time to review us & we are glad to hear that you enjoyed tasting the vinegars, mustard's, jams, & tapenades. Aren't the shakes yummy?! The Pumpkin Butter is definitely a favorite down here! We hope to see you again very soon. Cheers!... More 

Buena Park, California
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99 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Looking for a quick stop off the freeway and for a break in the car. Turned out to be a wonderful stop. Saw all the road signs up and down the highway and I love olives. They had many many types of stuffed olives, regular olives, olive oils xcetera. They let you try out as many as you want from... More 

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Thank Michael S
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping in & visiting us! We like to think we are the perfect "pit" stop! We are happy you enjoyed the yummy tastings at the tasting bar - we hope you'll be back to find more favorites! Cheers! The Olive Pit Team More 

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18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Stop, relax, and taste some olives! It's a gem of a place to stop on your way up or down the 5. Tons of choices... olives, jams, oils, vinegars and more. They even have a deli next door that serves up delicious one of a kind shakes and burgers. Please take the time and stop here for a break!

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Thank Jennifer L
Olive_Pit_1967, Public Relations Manager at The Olive Pit, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us an awesome review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed the stores wide variety of products as well as the amazing shakes in the cafe! We hope to see you again very soon. Cheers! The Olive Pit Team More 

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