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Olive Cafe

127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
+1 207-772-6200
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“shawarma” (13 reviews)
“hummus” (10 reviews)
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

We ate here a year ago and liked it better then. The menu is pretty much the same, with many vegetarian options, but the food preparation has gone downhill somewhat. The mediterranean plate (with hummus, falafel, and fried cauliflower) was fairly good, but the "fresh...More

Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Had the chicken pizza. It has wonderful flavors including pickles on it. Just delicious!. Also had the hand cut fries, which were very good!!. Would go back for sure to try something else!!!. Hidden gem!

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I have been here twice now, most recent for lunch and I had to order the same again, the Shrimp Shawarma because it is so delicious! I have had the opportunity to try their falafel and vegetarian pizza, and they are both equally good. I...More

Thank nicks60610
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Located in busy Commercial street in Portland this small (12 tables) cafe has a Mediterranean slant. Wraps, salads and pizza. We tried two wraps that were vegetarian. Taste was good and pita chips very good. Attentive service. A bit noisy because it’s so small. I...More

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We both enjoyed our lunches -- tasty and generous amounts. The waiter, it appeared, wanted to be somewhere else. There was a lack of warmth in attitude and interaction. In fairness, though he did mess up the order, he successfully mitigated the problem. He just...More

1  Thank mgr1652
Reviewed 2 September 2017

A 10 tables intimate restaurant on Commercial St. Arrived around 6 pm on the last Thursday in August. Several tables were taken, at 6:45 pm only a few tables remained occupied maybe another wave of diners would come in after. We tried: Side of Greek...More

Thank RCS3rd
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Short and sweet. Nice little cafe in the heart of Portland's Commercial Street, that serves ok food. Service was good, prices were not outrageous but I looked on their website before coming and the pictures they have on there we a lot different from what...More

Thank BOSOX18
Reviewed 5 August 2017

Unassuming, cozy Mediterranean restaurant in prime location. Tonight ordered the Mediterranean plate and Chicken Kebab. The hummus and falafel were great and the fried cauliflower was excellent. We have been to Olive cafe multiple times over the years and it has never disappointed.

1  Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 11 July 2017

We've been to Olive Cafe twice, most recently this weekend. We ordered the Mediterranean Plate and Vegetarian Plate (both of which are vegetarian), Fatoush Salad and side of brussel sprouts. We loved everything and it was perfect for my wife, my five year old (picky...More

Thank billy_b73
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I could only give this place 5 stars!!! It deserves more! Our yearly visit on our vacations now, was once again a smashing success!!! The Vegetarian Mediterranean pizza may well be the best pizza on the PLANET!!!!! From the greetings to the goodbye of our...More

Thank Brian S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-6200
  • E-mail
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