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Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, European
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a lovely ambience in this place, the staff are helpful and welcoming. We hadn’t booked and because we were a party of 4 we did have to wait 15mins for a table to become vacant. The food was delicious and reasonably priced. We...had a very nice evening and I would definitely go again.More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a fabulous restaurant, the meatballs with pasta dish was amazing, best restaurant food I’ve tasted in a long time. Perfection.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Never disappointed, never left feeling empty. We LOVE this place. Every time we come to Margate this little gem is our first port of call. Food never comes up short. 1st class and simply the beat. From the character of this divine little eatery to...the staff and the exceptional Chef. A great time from start to finish. Always cooks for me and always leave full and happy. Thank you David. Thank you Olivo. You know we will return time and time again. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 11 March 2024

Great food, Great Service and a fair price! We would highly recommend this lovely little restaurant. From my first enquiry to booking everything was sorted fast and efficiently.

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 3 March 2024

Lovely and traditional small Italian restaurant. Forget the outside and you could be anywhere in Italy. There are only about seven or so tables, so you do need to book. On our mid-week night it was almost full, and there was a family group with...a young child - so much like being abroad. From a fairly limited menu (which is a good sign!) everything we had was excellent - mushroom and ham pizza for me, mushroom ravioli for my wife - both meals were very good, with an affogato to finish. Parking is reasonable if you are lucky - we parked right outside in the old Market Place. Be aware that this is a cash-only restaurant... Staff all very pleasant and helpful. Again, one to return to.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 15 February 2024

AMAZING FOOD ! fabulous little place, staff just so friendly and helpful and food just amazing - such a lovelt feel about this place, transports you to somewhere else as soon as you get in the door

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 12 February 2024

We had a great two course dinner before a gig, the food is fresh, homemade and totally delicious, unhurried friendly service, good prices and tasty House wine. Thank you we shall be back soon

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

It was my first time visiting Margate and I would go back just to eat here. The restaurant has a lovely traditional, authentic and independent feel. The menu is fairly small which makes you feel that everything is fresh and made with care, which it...most definitely is. For starters we had Bruschetta Tricolore and Caprino. Both were good portions so we were able to try a bit of everything each. The olive pate bruschetta was my favourite. For main course we went for pasta. I had the Pasta Pesto Genovese. I don't usually go for this as it's available at most places but this was delicious so I was glad I did. This place is great for a couple having a romantic dinner but would also work well for families as a very relaxed atmosphere. All the staff are very attentive.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 18 January 2024

We ate here last night. This place is perfect, the antithesis of chain restaurant drab - a friendly team, simple, home cooked food and an unfussy wine list.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 15 December 2023

We have recently moved to the area and are delighted to have found this place. Great food, service and atmosphere. This will become a regular for us and our visitors.

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 15 November 2023

Very tasty and fresh food ! Very cozy nice atmosphere and friendly service , I did book by text strange but nice and efficient reply, highly recommended

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 14 November 2023 via mobile

We booked the meal based on the reviews. It’s pretty obvious that most people have not eaten authentic Italian food. This was the first pizza with no tomato base, strange. As for my pasta dish well something very differentMore

Date of visit: November 2023
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David Carnevale, Owner at Olivo Margate, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2023

We are very sad and sorry for this review but we can make everyone happy, and we know it, little to harsh the 2 star review for a little family restaurant, and the strange thing is that we have just one pizza on our menu...More

Reviewed 21 October 2023

Our third, or perhaps fourth visit to Olive, and each time the experience has been wonderful. Delicious food, great service from helpful, friendly people and a warm, ambient atmosphere. We had starters, mains and we managed to share a couple of puddings between us, too....The pizzas are always excellent, but this time I had the meatballs, which are scrumptious. It's a small, cosy place, but there's plenty of space so you don't feel crowded. It's a good idea to book, which is done by SMS and they get back to you confirming your booking. Cash only, btw, but cash points nearby if required.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 20 October 2023 via mobile

Fantastic little place great atmosphere and food the spicy meatballs are fantastic I recommend the bread and olives starter

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 19 October 2023 via mobile

My goodness what a perfect Italian restaurant. The food was amazing and the atmosphere was very nice. It felt like a little Italy in England.

Date of visit: October 2023
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It does have a drinks license now, but will still allow BYO with a corkage charge.
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Olivo Margate is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5
  • Atmosphere: 5