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The Olives Bistro

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514 E Whitehouse Canyon Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614-0538
520-393-3431
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11:00 - 18:00
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Green Valley, Arizona
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Olives Bistro is owned by the same people who owned Solaris, and features some of the same favorites, such as Ahi tuna, Greek spaghetti and Spanakopita. It's a small place and reservations are recommended. My favorite is the Ahi tuna, very lightly grilled. The accompanying salad is very fresh. Save room for dessert; they have some winners!

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Thank Peter C
Providence, Rhode Island
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150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did short hike in Madera Canyon and headed back through Green Valley on our way to the Titan Missile Museum. It was lunch time and we did not want fast food. This place was great. Not cheap, but worth the price. Really good service from our waiter. Nice atmosphere. We ate inside, but outside looked appealing as well. My... More 

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Thank Chuck B
Green Valley, Arizona
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55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

The salad I had was good. The place is small, so we had to sit outside. I was put off by the fact that drinks came in plastic cups.

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Thank Lynda C
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have eaten lunch at this restaurant dozens of times. We also have brought guests many times. Tonight my husband wanted to treat me to a nice meal. We sat down and waited fifteen minutes before we even got a glass of water. My husband ordered a bottle of wine and we waited a long length of... More 

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3 Thank Elizabeth B
Green Valley, Arizona
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88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Went for lunch and we were able to be seated without waiting in line. Arriving later at lunch time helped. It is a small space with some outside seating. Maybe room inside for 20 or 30 people. I was not too impressed with the sandwich that I had, especially considering the price, which I felt was a little high. The... More 

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2 Thank kc4ness
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Great food and service. Good selection of wines and desserts. Small cozy place. Make sure you call early for reservations.

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Thank yar000
Newport Beach, California
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77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We have been to this restaurant 3 times. Twice last year again this week the food and service is perfect. They have great specials that are different than expected. I love the salad with steak. The feel is a close family run place with locals that support each other.

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Thank worldview2016
Vermilion, Ohio
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Small Cafe Bistro atmosphere, with good American and Greek Food. Limited menu with Daily specials on web site. Outdoor dining, weather permitting. Reservations a must. Limited hours. Our table enjoyed tasty appetizers of warm olives, and stuffed artichokes. Greek Spinach Pie and muscles entrees were delicious; the red snapper special was reported to be 'disappointing'. Deserts were fab. Looking forward... More 

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1 Thank franchapman
Tucson, Arizona
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128 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

I felt like I was visiting my consults for dinner except the cooking was way better! Fresh fish fresh vegetables delicious potatoes and fast and friendly service what more could I ask for. I'm the guy who has the pain in the neck special-needs for dinner. Low-sodium, low-fat and very simple. Most places have trouble with this because the chefs... More 

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Thank FinnieF
Green Valley, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 November 2016

My spouse and I invited our neighbor to dine at this little Green Valley restaurant. We have had Thanksgiving dinner here before. But, this time, they served pressed turkey for the meal, and charged $22.00 for it. The salad or soup came with the meal, but appetizer (for 2) was priced at $8.00, and we did not order that. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
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  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Mediterranean, Greek
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Parking Available
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 18:00
Thursday
11:00 - 18:00
Friday
11:00 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 514 E Whitehouse Canyon Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614-0538
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Green Valley
  • Phone Number: 520-393-3431

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?