Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace

4.7
3864 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Olive & Ivy brings a bustling Mediterranean neighborhood market to the Scottsdale Waterfront. You’ll find fresh baked bread, handmade pasta, rich espresso, and an array of sandwiches and salads. That’s not all – guests can choose from over 45 wines by the glass. When you dine under the shady trees on the massive patio you’ll feel like you’re in southern France, not southern Scottsdale.
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JG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time and we LOVED it. Booked table online. Food was absolutely amazing and our waiter Jesse was GREAT! Super informative and had excellent personality. Definitely recommend!!

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d
Phoenix
86 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Invited a friend for dinner at Olive and Ivy. Food, service, ambiance were excellent

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MB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food & solid service, but it’s simply overpriced.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Wonderful food! Everything from the Fritto Misto to the flatbreads to the sea bass was amazing. The pesto sauce for the bread was so good! Everyone including the kids enjoyed our dinner. The hostess’s were so nice and very welcoming and the waiter was kind and patient with us while we took our time deciding on our meal.

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P
Phoenix
74 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great watermelon salad with grilled shrimp!!! Excellent Sea Bass!
Awesome Paloma drinks!!

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BG
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Just awful service and food was cold. Disappointing

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JK
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Had a 25%off food and drink. Jacob our server was very attentive and our entrees were not so huge that we left food on our plates.

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R
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent, and the ambience was nice. As with most restaurants today, the noise level was a bit much for comfortable conversation, but overall, this is a very nice restaurant that I look forward to visiting again.

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GF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I think Chefs in America could learn to use more spices, small portion for alot of money, but no taste

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DN
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff very helpful and made us feel at home - very attentive. Food amazing! Definitely a next time in the future.

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PD
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Sangria was not prepared properly, we were thanked for pointing this out and returning the drink. The Lasagna had way too many red pepper flakes and was returned and the chicken scallopini was almost tasteless. Other than that it was a goog dinner. Find a good restaurant to go to instead of Olive & Ivy.

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H
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Linch: Sweet potato canelloni and bruschetta were delicious. But the kale salad that we ordered without the bacon was a little thin and uninteresting. Increasing at least one of the salad's other ingredients, e.g., the apple, would have helped. Overall, good food and very good service in an attractive casual atmosphere.

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J
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. I decided to bring my best friend for her birthday and boy was the food amazing! Highly recommend Seasonal Chefs board appetizer, Natural Chicken dinner plate and Bloody Mary drink!!!

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LB
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food...Beautiful restaurant...Excellent service...a MUST TRY restaurant!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always love having get togethers here. It’s a must stop when we are in Scottsdale. I always get the mushroom pasta which is FANTASTIC.

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K
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was great except our service was a bit delayed. It wasn’t that busy so not sure. But I had to ask for water 3x. But other than that our server was great N food was great! Wil

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b
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love olive and ivy. Excellent brunch!

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will DEFINITELY be coming back!

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We sat outside & it was extremely hot. They had misters but on

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RD
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great, as were the cocktails. Good service.

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AZ
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Had lunch with a friend and we both enjoyed our meals. She had sweet potato cannelloni and I had the tuna salad sandwich. Our server was pleasant and offered suggestions of menu items that were popular. We were in a booth so the noise level was muted a bit. One of my favorite places to eat in Scottsdale.

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RN
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Despite the inviting outdoor/vaulted indoor dining areas and attentive staff, Olive this is because the one bartender on duty has his hands full with drink orders.

The menu is well-rounded with selections to please most diners. I like the bruschetta as an appetizer, although I wish a better quality baguette could be found for the generous toppings. On a recent visit I sampled the fritto misto: dry, and more batter than necessary. They have a Domaine Ott Cotes de Provence rose, very good at $15/glass; the lesser rose at $10 is thin and unappealing. Ditto the New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc at $10, a mouthful of grass and compatible with few food selections (except the asparagus).

My experiences with service have been very good; staff are friendly and eager to accommodate your wishes (No ice in your water? Of course sir.) On most evenings reservations are recommended given the popularity of the restaurant and appeal of the outdoor seating, along the walking path and Scottsdale Waterfront canal.

Summing it up, you'll enjoy the experience if you maintain your expectations at a reasonable level. A very large space, food selections well-presented and in some instances creative, very busy during most dinner hours. If I could shrink this restaurant space to half the size, it would perform much more 'on point'.

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LD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Met a friend here for brunch. Too hot to sit outside so sat inside, very dark and gloomy. Better ambiance for a dinner than a brunch. Ordered a cappuccino, delicious, and french toast, sad. A thin slices of bread covered in cinnamon sugar. I don't even think there was egg on it! My friend said the cheese on her egg sandwich was off. I have great dinners here but I would not recommend it for brunch.

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P
Phoenix
43 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was awesome! And the service was excellent! They pay somewhat loud music to help to quite the noise from everyone talking... Which does help take the edge off of the noise.

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JL
Columbus
16 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was outstanding! This was our first trip to Olive & Ivy and it was worth every penny. Th bread and housemade pesto was to die for, the lamb meatballs were unlike any I've ever tasted, the steak and salmon were excellent choices for entrees, and ten we topped it off with dessert. You can't go wrong with the peanut butter mousse or the lemon curd cake. Service was great and we would definitely recommend coming here for a date.

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PT
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sitting outside even on a hot night was delightful. The menu had some high points including the shrimp scampi. The filet was not a great texture. The meal was acceptable to pretty good but when the check came I realized value was lacking. My wife and I agreed the with all the sensational restaurants in the Valley this one was not worth revisiting.

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SS
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for dates....if you can get a reservation. Awesome food with great service.

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SB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

One meal came out less than warm and had to be sent back.

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VD
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great for a birthday brunch

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TT
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in Phoenix! Olive and Ivy brings not only a great atmosphere, but delicious food and wonderful service. The location is perfect with a beautiful patio and parking readily available. The food is unique, with many menu options to fit anyones appetite. I personally always have the bacon wrapped tenderloins which is always cooked perfect, juicy, and full of unique sweet and salty flavors. The sangria is a perfect combination with it's fruity, sweet flavor. The service is always outstanding. We request a booth each time book and always get it. Our server (Jill) was attentive, but not over bearing, kind, and able to answer any menu questions we had. Overall, Olive and Ivy is a must whenever you visit Phoenix.

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L
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped in for happy hour, food service and drinks were very good. Nice and relaxing setting !

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CB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I go to O&I often for lunch and sometimes for drinks. The service is always top notch and the delicious food is prepared with care.

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KC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a business lunch. Great food and atmosphere.

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TD
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The food was really great which most of us had fish (sea bass and salmon) and the service was very good. It has a dark ambiance which I thought was a little dark, but would be great for date night.

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RA
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is beyond excellent, fresh and well prepared. Portion size is huge. I’m not crazy about the split ambiance, is it a nice fashionable dinner place or a bar ?

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J
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place!! Always great food and service. Best location in Old Town.

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JK
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I made a reservation for 3:00 on line. I got a call 45 minutes before we arrived saying they weren't serving any fish, meat or pasta dishes between 3:00 - 5:00. I wish we would have known that when we made the reservations. We were limited to appetizers and drinks. Was a little disappointed.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day

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HS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been here three times, twice for lunch and once for an anniversary dinner. All three times have been exceptional. The service is always good and food creative but tasteful. The seating options is also a big plus as sometimes we like to sit a bit more upscale inside while others on the patio. Looking forward to going back and trying the pastries but did have coffee and it was delicious. Kudos!
- Heather Smith

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KV
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I gave an excellent score because I would return and I would recommend Olive and Ivy. I cannot say my dish was the best and that is a matter of opinion. The price was a tad high for the main courses but not so much that I would shy away from a return visit. Overall my experience was excellent.

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