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Black Olive - CLOSED

739 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
+1 250-384-6060
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible11%
24 Jan 2017
“Great Local Restaurant”
26 Jul 2016
“Terrible experience”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
739 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 25 January 2017

Quaint little restaurant in downtown Victoria with solid food and good wine list. Friendly staff with owner a hands on manager.

Thank TravelOften1968
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The service was strained as the owner hovered over everyone making himself a royal nuisance. Then my chicken arrived and the meat was bad! All that and the owner pointing out his nude painting of his wife or lover to me and my boss! Just...More

Thank infoG2827JN
Reviewed 29 October 2015

We were welcomed by the owner, a character of some repute! What an awesome evening. Food was delicious, many wonderful tales from the owner, great service, excellent wine. Definitely a night to remember. Will be back.

Thank Tessa C
Reviewed 24 October 2015

This restaurant is small and the food is very good. Portions are generous and if not busy, service is good. We had the all inclusive for $28.00 each. There were quite a few selections and everything we had was tasty. The wine list is quite...More

Thank Carmelle N
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We booked a table for four at 6 p.m. so we'd be on time for an 8 p.m. concert. Upon arrival, we were pointed to a table and no menus were provided. After waiting 15 minutes, we got our own menus, called a server over,...More

2  Thank Gary G
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Reserved here for an early dinner before a concert. When I made the reservation I wa advised to make it for 5;45 PM so that we could have a leisurely dinner and still make it to the 8pm concert. We waited for 20 minutes to...More

3  Thank Sueinvictoria
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Came here early one evening. First visit for a few years. Staff excellent. Atmosphere evolved as more clientele arrived. Nice glass of BC white wine to start. Caesar salad ok, seemed like it had been made ahead of time. No bacon bits. Nevertheless tasty. Seafood...More

1  Thank Kenneth W
Reviewed 30 June 2015

After seeing this restaurant featured on our hotel website as a recommended place to try in Victoria, we went for dinner. The fact that just one other table was occupied should have served as a warning - especially as it became evident that the people...More

4  Thank Njamajama
Reviewed 25 May 2015

This is a quiet little restraurant about 1/2 block from City Hall. It is popular for lunch. We went there for dinner. It was quiet the staff is very pleasant. I ordered the prawns and risotto, and a hot large plate with 5 prawns and...More

Thank Ben L
Reviewed 18 April 2015

Dropped in for dinner one evening after volunteering. Greeting from the owner was very friendly and we were seated promptly. Service by the waitress was attentive although she got one of the appetizers wrong which was noted. My potato soup was flavorless but quite hot...More

1  Thank richmennie
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 739 Pandora Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1N9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 250-384-6060
The Black Olive is an exquisite jewel of a restaurant nestled off the beaten tourist track just half a block from Victoria City Hall. It features a casual fine dining experience in an unpretentious environment. Friendly service and an ambient room make it a favorite haunt for locals and tourists alike. One never goes to the Black Olive only once. Internationally known for its Rack of Lamb and Mediterranean West Coast Cuisine, the menu features locally grown, wild and organic fare whenever possible. Everything is made in house and to order, welcoming celiac and people with allergies. The wine list features an extensive collection of BC, West Coast and International wines. Come in and enjoy our lamb, rabbit, pasta or seafood dishes. We serve three course Prix Fixe dinners every day of the week, starting at $25. Our 60 seat restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, seven days/week.
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