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Olives Restaurant - CLOSED

34 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
+64 7-378 3344
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
25 Oct 2015
“Great food”
15 Sep 2015
“Very accomodating - great service”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, Mediterranean, Pizza, International, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
34 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Went to Taupo as a family of three for a 1 night stay.We found Olives some time ago and decided to try them again this trip.They didn't dissappoint in the food stakes,but did let us down slightly on service.We felt slightly rushed,as if they were...More

Thank caldie2015
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We walked in and couldnt see a table we wanted to sit at - the manager rushed over and made a table re arrangement for us. We could not fault the service all night. We were very happy with our meals and adequate wine list....More

Thank littlemizfab
Reviewed 22 August 2015

Good selection on menu, both my partner and I enjoyed our meal choices and ate way too much but the food to tasty and delicious to stop. I had minestrone as my main and it was very tasty and packed with different vegetables. My partner...More

Thank scootergirl_nz
Reviewed 19 August 2015

The food was excellent. The dinning area where we sat was a little dark. That would be the only criticism about the place

Thank 191pama
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Went tonight on a " bookme" deal which was 3 courses on a rather limited menu which we know when we booked.. We had the bread ( garlic and cheese), my husband had a a pizza which he sad was one of he best he...More

Thank kiwifood2015
Reviewed 3 August 2015

While staying in Taupo we went to this restaurant on suggestion of the concierge. In fairness to the concierge our first choice restaurant was fully booked so he suggested Olives and my thought was who can mess up Italian food so we went along with...More

Thank HampshireRoadrunner
Reviewed 21 June 2015

I bought the deal on Bookme and went there last Monday 15th June 2015. The waiter asked for my booking confirmation and I showed him and he said he didn't have it in the system so I needed to send it to them. The main...More

Thank EmilyChang
Reviewed 15 June 2015

We chose between two Italian places almost next door to each other and were very pleased we chose this one. It was early so few customers but the ambiance of the open fire looked inviting and the waiter also turned on overhead heaters to ensure...More

Thank mere50
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

We had the restaurant to ourselves as it was a little late. I didn't like the sound of the vegetarian options and they changed another dish. The bruschetta was nice and I enjoyed my pasta dish with a nice pomodoro sauce My guest enjoyed his...More

Thank David P
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Squished into a tiny corner with five on one busy table. Not authentic Italian. Same sauces on different meals. Lamb underdone and cheap cut with costly price attached. Waiter didn't know the names of meals he brought to the table. Do not recommend

Thank Lollypop2015
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$10 - US$26
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34 Tuwharetoa Street, Taupo 3351, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Taupo District  >  Taupo
  • Phone Number: +64 7-378 3344
  • E-mail
Olives Restaurant is located in the central city, offering our guests fine Italian and Continental cuisine, while dining in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Olives is fully licensed and also offers a takeaway menu. Come dine by the open fire or outside on warm summer nights. We look forward to welcoming you.
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