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The Little Olive

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20-09-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-09-04 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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Italian, Mediterranean
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed December 18, 2020 via mobile

We went to this restaurant for the first time yesterday. My only disappointment was that we hadn't been before. Staff were friendly and gave great service. The food was amazing, and the two vegetarians at the table had a huge choice of food. A rare...treat! We'll certainly be back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 7, 2020 via mobile

Went to the little olive with someone special and it was the perfect location. Staff were super polite with great service. There’s loads of choice on the menu, we enjoyed the olive pasta and prawn pasta which were both delicious. Would definitely come back. Only...felt bad that we forgot to bring cash for a tip - sorry!More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed December 7, 2020

Visit with family on Saturday afternoon. Felt very safe in terms of social distancing and staff wearing masks etc. Had the calamari starter and shared with my boyfriend, really wished we got one each because they were very nice. The other members of our party...(we sat on separate tables as we are from 2 households) had whitebait, meatballs, bruschetta and the special which was salmon, prawns and avocado. All were enjoyed very much. Mains were also a hit. I had the pasta with prawns and I’m struggling to think of a time when I’ve had a better pasta dish outside of Italy itself. The others had pizza, chicken, ravioli and a salmon special, which again were all enjoyed very much. Unfortunately we couldn’t have an alcoholic beverage due to the current restrictions but a good range of non-alcoholic drinks were offered such alcohol free beer, cider and Prosecco. We had a bottle of the Prosecco to celebrate a birthday and the restaurant were also kind enough to let us bring a cake too. Highly recommend this lovely little place!More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed December 3, 2020

Came here for the first time this evening with friends.Warm greeting by staff,great service,food was delicious and the presentation was excellent.large menu to choose from and will definitely be returning!well done little olive!

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed October 31, 2020

Collected an order this evening for myself and my family. Food was amazing as always! We all enjoyed it and it is deffinetly the best italian we have had. The staff they are polite and friendly and can't do enough for you. Would recommend to...everyone.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed October 18, 2020 via mobile

My wife and I visited dying the Covid period. The staff are doing a great job under difficult circumstances. Food was lovely, as was the wine. Staff were friendly and helpful. Food was reasonably priced too. We had a lovely evening - Thanks for having...us. Will definitely returnMore

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed September 10, 2020 via mobile

Lovely food very quick service would go again when myself and husband return to Barry island for a visit

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed September 5, 2020

Give this place a try. Food was lovely, service lovely. Couldn't fault it. Good value too. It was priced mid-range so no complaints there!

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 29, 2020 via mobile

We visited The little olive tonight 29/08/2020. From the minute you enter you are made to feel so welcome, at all times I and my family felt safe with all social distancing measures in place. The food was outstanding, I myself had spaghetti bolognaise and...this was the best I have ever tasted, my husband and daughter had the sirloin steak and this to was outstanding ( I have never seen my husband eat a grilled tomato until tonight ), my son in law and grandson had pasta with spicy meatballs which was once again outstanding. And OMG the cheesecake is to die for. I will definitely be visiting again and will be booking for a family meal for my husbands big 50th. I would definitely highly recommend The Little Olive outstanding service and food. If you haven’t been here you need to go there you can not be disappointed. Well done The little Olive xMore

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed August 26, 2020 via mobile

This evening we found our new favourite Italian restaurant!! The little Olive , Broad street, Barry was an absolute delight. The restaurant was well set out interms of Covid-19 regs but still had character. The staff were brilliant, welcoming, friendly & couldn't do enough for...us . The food was truly amazing, full of flavour and well presented & I think it's the best Italian meal We've had and we'll definitely be going back . Lucky to have this little gem right on our doorstep. Thanks little olive , we'll see you again soon !!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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January 18, 2020|
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Response from mamabelle2014 | Reviewed this property |
Cant answer....sorry.
December 28, 2019|
Response from | Property representative |
Hi yes we open at 6 and have accommodated parties who are going to the small space and have fed them in plenty of time. (See reviews on here and FB it’s mentioned somewhere ) The best option would be to pre order your food... More
October 5, 2019|
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Response from | Property representative |
Hi it is advisable , especially at weekends , however we always try our best to accommodate customers .
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  • Yes, The Little Olive is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

  • The Little Olive is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5