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“Fabulous Food”
Review of Milo & Olive

Milo & Olive
Ranked #80 of 688 Restaurants in Santa Monica
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Pizza
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
Palo Alto, California
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food”
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Liked: High quality food (fresh, abundant, delicious), fast and courteous service, house-made almond milk lattes (!)
Disliked: hard to get a seat at lunch rush-hour (go early) and then you have to go to much lower quality nearby places for lunch. After being spoiled by M&O food, other places are not as tasty (nor feel as healthy for you).

Visited July 2014
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  • Japanese first
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English first
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wow!”
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Fresh food, creative menu and friendly staff. We came here for lunch and I had some of the best food I've eaten in a while. Grilled peaches with a burrata, fresh pizza, pesto with fresh noodles, garlic knots and lemon meringue. It's communal tables and not a lot of seating but that didn't bother us (the other patrons at the table were wonderful!) great for a quick take out or for a sit down meal- avoid peak hours if you're a big group!

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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
162 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Garlic Not!”
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We've been to this place several times and almost always enjoyed the food. Their french toast is wonderful and the egg specials are incredible.

We stopped in for dinner one night and unfortunately the experience tarnished our opinion. The famous garlic knot was nice but not something we'd make a trip for. The crust on my pizza was so thin and soggy that it fell apart and I had to eat it with a fork (couldn't even attempt to fold it in half NY style!).

If you go stick to breakfast or brunch. That's when they're at their best.

  • Visited August 2014
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Paris, France
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Best Garlic Knot”
Reviewed 7 August 2014

Garlic lovers must try the garlic knot here. Whole garlic cloves, with olive oil, are wrapped in delicious bread dough, which is tied with a string, then baked to a golden brown. The garlic roasts inside the dough. The garlic knot takes about 20 minutes and is served hot from the oven, drizzled with olive oil. The restaurant is small and does get crowded; but, the wait is not too long. All the menu items are prepared with fresh ingredients and are full of flavor.

  • Visited July 2014
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Tucson
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Yummy food, good energy”
Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

I ate thin crust pizza, arugula salad, garlic knot and delicious desert, everything was great
The place is small and there is sitting at the bar and sharing tables
Informal and fun with great service

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