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The Olive Tree

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137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
+1 902-539-1553
11:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The menu items are tasty and surprising. I had a paella, which was not very traditional (in fact including pineapple!), but had great flavor. My husband had the basil pesto chicken quesadilla which we thought was brilliant!

Thank Allison B
Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Had a wonderful meal here. Decor is quirky and funky, food choices for all tastes and challenges, staff lovely and friendly and good value for money. It was a very pleasurable and relaxing evening all around.

Thank Mallygal
Sydney, Canada
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107 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The food at this restaurant is always beyond expectation as everything is unbelievably good! The portions are so large that it was difficult to finish my main: chicken cesar salad. My sister ordered the donair and had the same problem lol! We are so lucky to have this dining option in a small city and the prices are very reasonable.... More 

Thank HappyGuest191
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

The food is good just not what I was expecting like a creme sauce is still tomato. But still very good. The restaurant has poor parking and is off the beaten path a bit

1 Thank Chelssie M
Bennington, Vermont
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

We were looking for something a little different than the usual pub fare around here, and we found it! If you like tasty Mediterranean food at a reasonable price, be sure to find your way to Olive Tree (not to be mistaken for that manky chain restaurant in the US, Olive Garden). Great service, nice wait stafff, adorable atmosphere, cozy... More 

1 Thank Lori S
Halifax, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This little restaurant was a very pleasant surprise. Small and cozy with the decor reminiscent of a Greek taverna, there is a constant and pleasant hum of conversation. Billed as a Mediterranean restaurant it is more of a blend with something to satisfy everyone. The waiters were friendly and more than helpful. We were four and had fish and chips,... More 

Thank MarieLeloup001
Dartmouth, Canada
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38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Our meal was excellent. Haddock was perfectly cooked .Chicken quesadilla was very tasty, spinach salad was very good. Nice atmosphere, prompt service. Will definitely return. Prices are very reasonable considering quality of the food. Decent wine selection.

Thank Gaye S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

You'll get a glimpse of exotic countries just by listening to the musical ambiance and by ordering dishes with a twist of excentricity. A little gem just a few blocks away.

Thank Sebomatik B
Cape Breton Island, Canada
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

Although fairly busy, staff was friendly and attentive. Meal was delicious, dessert was divine, and although we stayed quite a while to chat, we were never rushed.

Thank MaryAnn C
Nova Scotia
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I had the lunch special, grilled chicken and pineapple salad with banana and coconut lime dressing...it was amazing...I can't wait to have it again...it should be a regular on their menu....every meal there is a winner..try their coconut cream and raspberry parfait and my favourite lemon basil tart...you will also love the service...Gerard with a G and Paul with a... More 

Thank Helen911

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 14
Mediterranean, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +1 902-539-1553
The Olive Tree - mediterranean style restaurant with pasta, entrees, sandwiches, salads, desserts, some diner fare.

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