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Olive and Basil

8008 Girard Ave Ste 220, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4161
+1 858-412-4912
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average21%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“hummus” (5 reviews)
“lamb skewers” (2 reviews)
“soup” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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LOCATION
8008 Girard Ave Ste 220, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4161
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1 - 10 of 31 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to try this restaurant on a whim, the hostess was welcoming everyone in from the sidewalk and offered a free appetizer. The hostess was very friendly and accommodating, and offered us to choose where we’d like to sit. That is where the opportunity...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jenniferf195
Reviewed 6 October 2018

I went with my son on a Thursday evening and the service was awesome. The menu included a 3 course dinner which seemed financially feasible and had some good options so we went with that. He chose the calamari appetizer and steak (which was $10...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank tomiber
Reviewed 13 August 2018

Pretty nice place with good Iranian and Mediterranean food. Not as good as my mom in laws or my wife but pretty good. Usually not too busy and with a nice terrace for nice evenings. You should try it!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 819bernhardw
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I could go on and on about the awful meal we had here but I kinda hate to relive it, this is more of a warning. I almost felt we were being punked the meal was so bad. And management was no help. Be warned!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Kim M
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

What a great friendly atmosphere.Aveena was exceptionally helpful with what to do while in San Diego. Well worth a visit. Levi was a fantastic bartender advising on the best beers to try.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank chrissmith2222
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Beautiful ocean view! Delicious food, reasonable price, drinks were fanomial and impeccable service. Won’t be disappointed. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank s r
Reviewed 9 July 2018

I saw their menu outside while renting snorkel gear at a nearby shop. The food was great. Nice view from outside seating as well. Hummus platter was great and my husband and I shared a pasta dish. Would definitely eat there again!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Momof2lilboys
Reviewed 4 July 2018

My wife and I shared calamari and a tubule salad for lunch. We enjoyed both immensely. The service was efficient an unobtrusive, view of the cove was pleasant, and the price was reasonable. Worth the visit!

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank 294Mike
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped in for the open air second floor patio with views of the water. Good wine menu, small menu but well executed.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank ceceliainDC
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

We had a great sighting of seals and were walking back to to car when ny wife pointed out this restaurant. A great fusion of mediterranean, Italian and Lebanese. Our host Afrian was very helpful and kind. The rosé Fleurs de Prairie was to die...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Maureen A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8008 Girard Ave Ste 220, La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92037-4161
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego  >  La Jolla
  • Phone Number: +1 858-412-4912
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