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The Black Olive

The Black Olive Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.theblackolive.ca
  • Email: theblackolive@shaw.ca
  • Phone: (250) 384-6060
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Northwest, Organic
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from The Black Olive
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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "This was our family's second visit to The Black Olive during a visit from Winnipeg. My in-laws from Ottawa recommended it years ago. This time we took some other visiting relatives. They found the food drlicious and the ambiance delightful. It was not very busy, so it was not too noisy. I made s big mistake when keying in the tip on the Visa machine and thecwsitress very politely brought it to my attention since no one would leave a 30 cent tip. I meant to leave 30 dollars!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Food excellent. Service friendly. Creme brulle to die for."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Black Olive is one of my favorite restaurants - it has everything. I hesitate to speak about their live Jazz evenings because I enjoy being able to arrive from out-of-town and get a last minute table. Quite simply the Black Olive is outstanding."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We had a lovely dinner. Excellent food, the staff was very friendly and acccommodating and the owner was lovely. Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food is not very imaginative,but well prepared,the portions too big and expensive."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great neighborhood restaurant, casual, tasteful decor. Here for lunch today. Nice menu, food well prepared, very tasty, nice portion sizes, beverage list to complement menu selections. Server knew menu well, helpful with our selections, very friendly. Definitely enjoyed our dining experience. Next time in area, will be back to try the dinner offerings. Try this resturant, you will be back."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Simply remarkable Been multiple times on my trips to Victoria Now a regular"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "We would prefer not to report how GREAT it was, so we can be sure we'll be able to find a table in the future. :>)"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Service was mediocre and the chicken was overcooked. The side was listed as basmati and wild rice but I was served white rice. When I was told that they did not have the rice I requested, I asked for a vegetable substitute. When the owner came out, he questioned why I was not going to eat the rice. You do not question a customer's preferences! Steer clear of this restaurant. It is not what it appears."
    Dined on 9/16/2013