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The Olive Tree

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137 Victoria Rd, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 2V5, Canada
+1 902-539-1553
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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North Sydney, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Enjoyed a wonderful lunch at the Olive Tree. My daughter had the lunch special which was a pasta dish. I had a chicken shawarma pita. Both dishes were awesome! I love the atmosphere and staff were so friendly and accommodating! I'll be back! Thoroughly enjoyed Gerard's friendliness and humour!!

Thank CaperKs
Picton, Canada
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189 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

We found this place thanks to TripAdvisor. It was just delightful. The decor is funky and inviting. The atmosphere is relaxed and fun. Our waiter had a great sense of humour and was quick and professional. The food was delicious and plentiful. We were there for lunch on a Tuesday in November, long after tourist season and what would normally... More 

Thank Ian M
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

It was my first time at Olive tree and it won't be my last. I was debating between the Tagine and the stir-fry and the server recommended the stir-fry. I had it with the chicken. I was afraid it was going to be rich, but the sauce was perfect. The atmosphere is very nice and quiet, it was full which... More 

Thank Nadine L
Sydney, Canada
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Atmosphere is so unique, quaint with a delightful Mediterranean flair. Which I'm sure they were going for.... Staff there can't do enough to be helpful , funny and knowledgable about the menu. Food....incredible!!! So many choices and reasonably priced. And where can you get delicious Irish coffee for $4. ?????? Is it any wonder it rates #1

Thank Danette71
Sydney, Canada
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83 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Hubby & I had a weekend lunch here recently - great food & portions @ VERY reasonable prices! Very pleased.

Thank chronicbon
Madison, Wi
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

This restaurant is off the beaten track, not all that far from downtown but in a strange location. Paul, our great wait staff, told us why that location. The ambiance and food were stellar! This place has earned it's standing as the best in Sydney! What a surprise to find such a great place here.

Thank lovethebayarea
Collingwood, Canada
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We didn't have high expectations based on the outside however, that changed the moment we stepped in the door where the decor was warm and inviting. The staff were so friendly and truly interested in ensuring we had a good evening. We noticed quite a few regulars were there which always is a good sign and we can see why.... More 

Thank Margse2
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

We did not have reservations, but we were accommodated in a short time, and the service and food was excellent! We were so lucky to have found this little gem!

Thank educator532
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Had to eat lunch here's since our car needed emergency repairs at the nearby Hyundai dealer. Good was quickly prepared and well priced. It's in a very strange location so I'm glad we stumbled in here.

Thank Steve T
Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We really enjoyed our dinners. Excellent pasta and sauce. Large serving sizes and good quality ingredients. When in Sydney I would definitely pick this restaurant again.

Thank 123tillie

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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
US$4 - US$16
Mediterranean, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts American Express, Delivery
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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?