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The Olives Bistro

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514 E Whitehouse Canyon Rd, Green Valley, AZ 85614-0538
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
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Vermilion, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank franchapman
Tucson, Arizona
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124 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

Thank FinnieF
Green Valley, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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 

Thank RobbieV1
Burnsville, Minnesota
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

When a friend of ours wanted to celebrate his birthday, he selected Olives. We had heard about this charming Bistro but had never eaten here. When reading some of the negative reviews on trip advisor, i can't believe they had eaten at Olives. The service was great, and the server was helpful and very attentive. We found the menu had... More 

Thank Qcdriver1
Green Valley, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lovely scallop dinner. We typically do not eat bread with our meal, however a nice warm bread/olive oil option for extra would be nice. Also think the only weak point of this restaurant is their dessert menu. Sometimes they have a great rum cake but typically the selection comes out of a box. Homemade desserts and sorbets would be welcome.

Thank katknit2016
Green Valley, Arizona
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Food here is top quality! Jen, the owner, remembers customer's names, and she always makes everyone feel so welcome! The food is excellent!!! Fine dining at its best!

Thank Nancy4209
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Very small but great service and food. They make you feel right at home. They even made a special meal for a friend.

Thank Nancy I
Green Valley, Arizona
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73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Went there for dinner once and lunch twice. This is a small restaurant with surprisingly great food! Their tuna salad sandwich or salad is THE BEST ever! Unbelievable! Fish entrees are very, very good and the wait staff is very attentive. Try it, you'll love it!

Thank Gymshoefly
Green Valley, Arizona
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Ate here after an Opera League performance. Special menu was only fair, over priced. Very small, and noisy.

Thank wes53032
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If you don't mind eating with plastic utensils on a plastic dish, then I guess you can get by the over priced, but creative menu choices. All the lunch items are very tasty and nicely prepared, I'm just not into the eclectic style when I eat out.

Thank Errol A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
11:00 - 18:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?