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Olive & Oil

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123 Mc McCarthy Drive | Cascades Shopping Centre, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
+27 33 347 1131
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12:00 - 19:00
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Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Pretoria, South Africa
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a wonderful evening. We had fish and were absolutely thrilled! Excellent food, great service.

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Thank Marianne454
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was average to above average. Lamb chops were a bit dry and chips only just made the grade. The cappuccino was excellent though. The overall service was well meaning but slow and we could have had maybe one or two more checkups. Slightly cramped space allocation but nice atmosphere.

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Thank Mr Kavith H
PMB
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Aur Pair and children (especially my 5 year old, Little Miss fussy eater) simply loved the vegetarian pizza and pasta! Will definitely revisit.

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Thank Shainum M
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you Shainum M, we're really pleased that you've found some favourites at Olive&Oil. We look forward to welcoming you and the family again soon. More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorgeous food and i LOVE the olives that you are given to nibble on. Brilliant service every time I attend this restaurant and will always recommend them

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Thank JadeJames23
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thanks JadeJames23, we're really pleased that you enjoy your time with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon! More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to take someone who you want to feel special. Prices are high, but the food is great. The atmosphere is quiet and cosy and the waiters are not too intrusive.

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Thank Steven D
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback, Steven. We're so pleased that you enjoy your time with us. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As travellers from Cape Town we visited this Restaurant twice in 10 days....we were VERY impressed by the service we received from Khelthelo and Licious! The food is very good and very well priced..the line fish were excellent!

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1 Thank Lynette v
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you Lynette v, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Please do visit again when next in the area. More 

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

great food, great presentation, value for money. but don't sit outside if it rains, and in the winter, food gets cold real fast.

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1 Thank MervinNaidu
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you for the feedback MervinNaidu. We're really pleased that you enjoyed your meals with us. We have blankets for our guests for colder weather, but understandably food can lose some heat when enjoyed outside, so please let us know if you'd like to be placed indoors for meals and we can accommodate you better. We look forward to welcoming... More 

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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurants in shopping centres are normally a franchise and boring. This one is not. From the warm reception with OBS to the very good waitressing service it was very good. The spicy fish cake for starters were good, as well as the Moroccan aubergine stack. The pasta Neptune was very good and the prawns fresh. The ambience and interior decoration... More 

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1 Thank Benvisagie
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

vibrant, great food excellent staff and a really good location even have live music which is a bonus

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1 Thank Paparazzi100s
Olivia_Neft, Owner at Olive & Oil, responded to this review

Thank you Paparazzi100s, we're pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Please visit again soon, and if you follow us on social media then we'll keep you up to date regarding upcoming live music. More 

Umhlanga Rocks
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Good place to eat out with business colleagues or with family. Lunch and dinner menus - good. Not too much of a variety though. Evening dining is great as well.

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1 Thank sham140

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Cuisine
Italian, Mediterranean, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 19:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 Mc McCarthy Drive | Cascades Shopping Centre, Pietermaritzburg 3201, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  KwaZulu-Natal  >  Pietermaritzburg
  • Phone Number: +27 33 347 1131
Description
Whatever the occasion, when dining at Olive & Oil, we aim to imbue our Guests with a sense of well-being and comfort. Our friendly staff will be on hand to indulge you with the finest traditions of the Mediterranean – exceptional food and unrivaled hospitality.

Our motto is simple; comfortable food made exceptionally well!

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