All aspects of our diningAll aspects of our dining experience were outstanding.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazingWe came for a belated Mother's Day and this restaurant did not disappoint! Everything was superb, our server well-versed and the meal was unforgettable. Thanks Jacques!5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTop notch food, great service,Top notch food, great service, and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend it.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service.The food and service were outstanding. We had a reservation at 12:15 for Mother's Day. Everything was perfect from start to finish. We will be back.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMTruely AuthenticI took my daughter and grandson for Mother's Day Brunch. The food all sounded so amazing we could not decide what to order, in true Italian form we asked if we could eat family style (some places don't let you share) We were pleased when the waitress replied " sounds like a perfect idea!" We ordered an appetizer, pastries, french toast, fritatta and the gnocchi. Everything was perfect The Tiramisu was awesome. After living in Italy for several years, this was the best Italian food by far in the Low Country. Someone wanting a quiet place to eat may want to consider another place, this place is full of life and laughter! The service was the best I have had! I would be there every week, but it's 45 min away!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent , RestaurantFood was excellent , Restaurant tended to be very loud . very difficult to carry on a conversation with out joining in on the yelling5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dinnerAttended the first wine tasting and then stayed for dinner. It was lovely, food was fantastic and service was great. A very nice dessert and chocolates for the anniversary celebration.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMLove!!!Thank you so much for ALWAYS living up to my bragging suggestions/recommendations! I was so thrilled that you accommodated my request as to where we were seated. The menu is exquisite (we were dining with some very discerning Europeans) and you never missed a mark! Bravo (!!!) and thank you for bringing some laid-back Italian sophistication to this region. We will certainly be back!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMMarvelous Modern ItalianThis isn't your typical Italian restaurant although many of the standards are there with a twist. We shared a very unique, fabulous asparagus salad and when I told the waiter that I loved soft shell crabs but couldn't eat a full entree, he said they could make a small plate and give me just one. It was terrific. We will definitely go back.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit of a drive but worthA bit of a drive but worth every mile. Lovely setting on Johns Island, South Carolina. A must on your to do list. Homemade Lemon Cello is wonderful...a nice after dinner treat.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMalways goodI thoroughly enjoy Wild Olive - and I'm a frequent diner there.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWild oliveThis was the second time at Wild Olive. This time we ordered calamari as we had it before and thought it was a "keeper". It did not disappoint. It was tender, fried lightly And wonderful to the taste buds. The entrees were equally great. I had their version of shrimp and grits. I was just great. A decent sized portion, tender shrimp and two polenta cakes that did not smother the shrimp. My husband had sea bass which was over a bed of shrimp and cape beans. His dish was excellent. I was impressed with the creativity and the preparation. Definitely can't wait to go again. The drinks were not spectacular just wines. Loved it.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian fun for everyone!Great place for family and friends to eat, drink and laugh. Accoustics ramp up the noise, but an Italian restuarant should be lively. Food is excellent which choices for everyone.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMvery nice findVery cute house and friendly service. Server came back to pour wine on many occassions. Food flavors very tasty. I would definetly go back5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMOver the riverWild Olive is always exceptional characterized by warm service and ambience. Other than parking sometimes being a challenge, this restaurant is worth the drive from downtown.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful service and amazing food!When my parents were in town, they took me and my husband to Wild Olive to celebrate my birthday. I had been before and loved it, but this was their first time. We have to put extra thought into where we dine because my mother has Alzheimer's diseases and there are many things to take into consideration before we choose a restaurant. Wild Olive gave us exceptional food & service in an atmosphere that was upscale, but not stuffy. Our server, Derek, was great. Knowledgeable about the food and patient with my mother (and the rest of us too, since we aren't exactly foodies). Their bread is too die for!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for ItalianI enjoy Wild Olive, particularly because it is not a place that a lot of people (used to) know about it. It has since gotten quite popular, which just means that reservations are highly recommended. We had an 8:30 reservation, arrived early to get a drink at the bar and we were seated by 8:00. Our waiter was knowledgeable about the menu and offered several specials. The food, as always, was well-prepared, fresh and tasted great. If you are a fan of beets and goat cheese, I highly recommended the beet ravioli. Delicious! Just a few down-sides: our entrees came out before we were finished with our appetizers and the tables were very close together. Other than that, definitely a place to go that is not Downtown for good food.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMBest food & service in CharlestonBest pasta we've had since moving from Sicily! Ambience, quality of food, service - can't say enough about Wild Olive - You just have to experience it for yourself. Affordable - don't wait for a special ocassion!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Charleston Area RestaurantWe dined at "Wild Olive" on 5/2/13 and had a wonderful experience. The food and service were exceptional. All at a fair price.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMLoved it again!My new favorite on the island. Great food, wine and wonderful , caring staff ,5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Olive Never Disappoints!Delicious Northern Italian inspired cuisine served by well-trained, friendly staff in a modern rustic dining atmosphere. The menu changes frequently, and I always find it difficult to choose what to eat--everything on the menu is appealing. House made pastas, rich, flavorful sauces, local fish and meat--Chef Jacques certainly is talented and clearly passes his love of food preparation into the food itself. On my most recent sojourn, I had the chicken agnolotti in a rich chicken stock/butter/chive sauce. The pasta was as light as air, and the chicken filling moist and flavorful. My husband's pappardelle with guanciale and arugula was also fantastic. Can't wait to return!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMdate nightWe had a great time, great food and excellent service.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!They do Italian food right! My girlfriend and I went there for our 6th month anniversary and had the best time! They always have good bottles of wine for $19 and their food is very reasonably priced for such a nice establishment. I don't think they hire bad servers either! This was my second time there and both times the service staff was great. Hooray for Wild Olive!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMy friend was visiting fromMy friend was visiting from New York and I wanted to take her someplace special. I had been to Wild Olive once before, and remembered it was very good. The experience I had with my friend tonight was wonderful. The food was an exceptional pasta dish (a special)that was so delicious we were barely speaking because we wanted to concentrate on the richness and flavor of the dish. Thank you Wild Olive, and we'll be back!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very nice experienceWe had a very nice experience with excellent food and a fantastic server! We will go again, soon.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfulReally enjoyed Wild Olive! The food was excellent, service was top notch, and the atmosphere was very lively. It's somewhat loud, but we could easily talk to each other nonetheless. Highly recommend the strawberry almond bowl for dessert!4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMDelightful placeThe Wild Olive never disappoints us. The service was great and the food was thoroughly enjoyed by all in the party. The $19 wine list is a gem and there are some very good wines on it. it is a wonderful place for dinner with friends and family.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the most creative ItalianOne of the most creative Italian Restaurant menus in Charleston. Definitely Northern Italian.
Food very well prepared and presented Efficient kitchen and service staff. Very good value for the quality and care taken of the meals.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy Birthday DinnerMy husband and I went to the Wild Olive on recommendation from a friend. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. We had a wonderful experience and will return again.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were outstanding.Food and service were outstanding. Enthusiasm is diminished by the fact that the noise level was unbearable.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat mushroom soup and theGreat mushroom soup and the triggerfish was awesome!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMVisited Wild Olive for theVisited Wild Olive for the first time on Saturday to celebrate my sister's birthday. There were 7 of us and we all had a fabulous experience. Service was prompt, the food was amazing, and the restaurant is so beautiful. The risotto fritters and the scallops over sweet potato farro were fantastic. I will keep those at the top of my list for the next visit.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMMy group of 6 ladies on aMy group of 6 ladies on a golf trip wanted a great dining experience and The Wild Olive was fantastic! The service was friendly and professional. The food was very good and everyone loved every bite! I would highly recommend it for the creative cuisine at a reasonable price in a festive atmosphere and most of all everything tasted so good we hardly talked during each course that was served...we just wanted to savor the moment! We will certainly return when we come back this way.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfectPerfect as always!!
In our top three for restaurants in Charleston for special occasions4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA celebration for my birthdayA celebration for my birthday with a dear friend. The wait person, Stacy, made excellent suggestions. Our food was delish -- the wine complemented nicely. The Tiramisu ended the happy event with style! My first visit and I will return.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Find on John's IslandWe had a quiet table on the porch and enjoyed a lovely meal. We had the "Spelli Telefono" for an appetizer (risotto balls with sausage, spinach and mozzarella cheese, fried). We ate there on a Tuesday, when they have the special $19/bottle wine list, which was great. Our main course was tasty, unique and really filling (scallops). We loved the whole experience!4/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've been on vacation inWe've been on vacation in the area twice in the last 9 months and have been here both times. As good as any meal we've had in Boston's North End. Wonderful, real Italian cuisine. Reasonably priced, too.
Always packed, even during the week, so locals must know.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI just love the Wild OliveI just love the Wild Olive and we've been there many time! This time we had the calamari and an appetizer special. Both were outstanding. I ordered the squid ink pasta with shrimp. It was the only dish I've ever had there that wasn't perfect- it was very oily. My husband ordered the lamb sausage and goat cheese lasagna which is the best lasagna we've ever had (sorry, mom). All the other dishes were great- just watch out for the oily pasta- and you must have the almond cake dessert. YUM! Our server was very knowledgeable about menu details and paid close attention to our needs. Overall, a top choice in Charleston dining.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMCookbook LadyWhat a unique place to dine, away from the hustle and traffic of the historic district. driving to Johns Island you can feel your body unwinding. wild Olive and their staff set the tone for a magical evening. there's a great vibe and the staff is so professional, ready with helpful suggestions for tasty dishes and good wines. the halibut was cooked to perfection, atop a mixture of fresh vegetables. The swordfish was outstanding, the best I've ever had. at our waiters suggestion for dessert, we ended with a lemony treat that was as light as clouds. Absolutely outstanding food!!4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWild Olive has the best ItalianWild Olive has the best Italian food I've experienced outside of Italy. Their farm to table approach results in the freshest, high quality food any one will appreciate. Definitely in the top 5 "I must eat there" restaurants in the Charleston area.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe menu at wild olive isThe menu at wild olive is extremely good something for everyone! Daily specials ,outstanding wine, and desserts!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMoutstanding F&B....visit everyoutstanding F&B....visit every time when in chas...consistent quality4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMBrussels sprouts are heavenly.Brussels sprouts are heavenly. We enjoyed it to the point we're returning tomorrow evening.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOff the beaten pathWild Olive never disappoints. It's greatest advantage is that it is not on the tourist circuit. The food is superb, lovingly prepared. The service is outstanding. I cannot recommend this restaurant highly enough.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have beenMy husband and I have been to wild olive numerous times and could not ask for anything more in an experience. The food is incredible, and the service is always on point. All family that we've shared this little gem with have felt the same way. We have nothing but love for this amazing little Italian hideaway on johns island and will always keep coming back for more!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe loved Wild Olive so much.We loved Wild Olive so much. We actually went there Thursday night as well! That's how much we like it. On Saturday, we felt a little rushed, at first, but it was not the fault of our waitperson and honestly, it only lasted through half the dinner. It was more probably just a timing thing and they were very kind to hold our entrees as requested until we could finish our salads. Just the most professional and polite people work here and seem to enjoy what they do. The manager was delightful. And, the food was outstanding, both nights.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was quite excellent fromFood was quite excellent from the appetitizer calamari to the main Entrees. Our server was very knowledgeable and shared his opinion. He did an excellent job with recommendations. The quail and barley was very moist and tender. I would have it again for sure. The lasagne was super tasty. Large portion and just downright delicious flavor. The shrimp and linguine was beautiful in presentation and delicious. The show stopper was the famous smashed potatoes fries. They were out of this world. Gooooood. We will definitely be returning to Wild Olive. A five for sure.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing smashed potatoes!Amazing smashed potatoes! Love this restaurant and I have eaten there 3 to 4 times now...beautiful locals place..4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFun Friday Date NightFriday night was a little noisy and crowded probably due to a lot of things going on around Charleston that weekend. Regardless, the service was outstanding and we sat down right on time and had once we ordered our food came quickly. We all enjoyed our entrees, especially the squid ink linguine with shrimp - outstanding! Wild Olive is one of our very favorite restaurants in Charleston.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMMy wife and I had an overallMy wife and I had an overall excellent experience at Wild Olive. It was our first time visiting the restaurant after being highly recommended by persons in our church. We actually believe we have found a new "spot" for us to enjoy each other's company as well as a superb menu. Hats off to the chef(s) and staff of Wild Olive. Oh, and those Italian Mojito so refreshing!!!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM