Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace

4.7
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4092 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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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I came here for our one year anniversary and the restaurant made it an absolutely amazing time. I highly recommend anyone wanting to dine at a nice establishment come here.

N
Los Angeles
149 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We come every year and this time seemed a little less fun. I can’t quite say why, but maybe because the outside was not as exciting, however our hummus was delicious, short rib flat bread was good , but the calamari seemed “out of a box” fried.

NC
San Antonio
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal with a friend who was in town. Food was delicious along with appetizers and desserts!

OT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service was good. Should drop the DJ volume just a bit. It’s too loud if you’re trying to have a conversation.

MT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Beautiful ambiance. Food was great. Interesting selection. Love this place

S
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service and food! A great place for lunch and shopping nearby!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The sweet potato dish was worth to try. Hostest was a bit rude bust was compensated by the good service from the server.

OT
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Usually a great experience. Unfortunately this time the waiter was spread way too thin so the service was lacking. Food came out cold.

D
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and friendly staff. Good atmosphere. Outstanding menu offerings with delicious food and incredible preparations.

KH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the food and cocktails were amazing! I always visit Olive and Ivy when I visit AZ from out of state.

f
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding night of great food and wine. We enjoyed a nice seat overlooking the patio and love the chicken dish. We’ll be back soon!!!

MG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sit at the bar for the ultimate experience.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We enjoyed our meal overall. The scallops, however, were the weakest part of the dinner. The balsamic reduction was too acidic for the tender scallops, and overwhelmed their sweetness and briny flavor. We did not care for it. Perhaps try a sauce with more subtle, rich substance than the thin acid of the vinegar. The service was nice.
Please teach your servers the proper pronunciation: broo-SKET-tah, not broo-SHET-tah. This is basic correct Italian pronunciation. A restaurant of this caliber and expense should at least pronounce the dishes on their menu correctly.

Thank you. We will return for more of the delicious food (especially the bruschette -- plural for bruschetta).

f
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch on the patio here. A great place to start or end a visit to Old Scottsdale or Fashion Square.

ST
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was good but nothing exceptional. Lasagna was unfortunately very forgettable. Nice location and vibe just nothing to write home about. Would go again but wouldn't go out of way to get there.

BC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good. Service was great and enjoyed the ambience. Overall, an enjoyable dining experience except for the noise. It was very noisy! Need to install some noise absorbing panels to dampen the background noise.

BB
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a friend’s birthday and had a great time. The food was delicious and came very quickly. The server was very attentive and brought us 2 desserts on the house. We are already planning a return visit

R
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Despite my ratings for this visit we love Olive & Ivy. On this visit we were disappointed in the main course, the Sea Bass, which we have had before and loved it. Both my wife and I had it along with one of our guests. We were disappointed this time. The rest of the food was great! The bread and pesto that they serve before the meal are amazing! We had hoped to sit outside as we love being on the canal but the weather (unusual for Arizona) chased us indoors.

L
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joel is an awesome server. Will ask for him going forward when coming to dine.

TN
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat! Best filet I’ve had. Very nice atmosphere and good service.

TE
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance and food was excellent. The menu items were plentiful and the servers were very friendly and attentive to our needs. Location is also great.

CT
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere ... amazing food !!

RG
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Seating was prompt and service was excellent. Four persons were dining. Food was well prepared and well presented. My only objection is that the entire dining area was dark.

ML
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great good, good times

J
Phoenix
90 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I’ll start off stating that we enjoyed our meal. We eat here periodically, but not frequently, often as a matter of its convenient location and reasonably good food. For some reason though, they fall short of a great dining experience. The menu is creative, but somehow, the execution leaves me with the sense that the food doesn’t quite reach the potential of the recipe, or that the flavors come completely together. That leaves the restaurant one step short of being a top notch restaurant. Good, not great, leaving me wishing for just a little more. Lastly, the noise level is quite high, do not expect quiet conversation.

MM
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lots of fun for my birthday but service was lacking due to how busy it was. The server did her very best. As a industry working human, lack of attention was due to how busy it was.

R
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance, especially with Convergence going on in the background!
Food was quite good, served in an appealing way, and done very well.
The noise level - especially with the background music - was a bit over powering at times.
Our server was helpful, very responsive and knowledgeable.
Overall, a delightful dining experience.

o
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

All the items we chose were delicious
We have been many times and we will return again

DA
Boise
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Olive and Ivy was a pleasure on all counts!

MC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and location! Staff is very nice and the food is delicious.

s
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Olive and Ivy is the perfect spot to enjoy the canal and all the activities in "old town"

DA
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We showed up early for our reservation and were seated in a reasonable amount of time. Server was attentive and check back frequently, as we were taking our time ordering. House wines were pretty good for the price. Food was good, but not outstanding. Wish we'd had a few more low-carb options to choose from, besides salads.

SS
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love the patio area and the food selection is excellent. Had the Pork recently and it was fantastic....combined with their nice selection of wine (highly recommend their Malbec) it made my night.

DY
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent evening on the patio. Perfect beginning to the annual Scottsdale Art Convergence.

I
Phoenix
54 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Olive & Ivy has been consistently good. The food never disappoints and the service is about as good as you can get. Our waiter was spot on refilling water glasses, iced tea and even my iced coffee. He was never in your face but always not far when you needed something.

My Kale salad was so delicious I hope it never comes off the menu, so good.

KS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, drinks, and service.

JC
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You know when you find one of those places where you know (A) the food is always good, (B) the service is also consistent, (C) there is something on the menu for everyone and (D) the price is definitely fair for what you get?

Well, this is the place!!! I really love it here and I've never had a bad meal or bad experience. It's definitely my go to place for any meal whether I'm going with my family or taking a client out to lunch or dinner.

Whatever you do, make a reservation!!! I can promise you, you will always have to wait unless you make a reservation.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Bruschetta was amazing as was the lasagna and mushroom pasta. Rib eye was enormous and an great price for the size. Pork tenderloin was a bit under cooked and underwhelming but the pasta made up for it. We will return!

L
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Server awesome...beautiful restaurant and open kitchen...food excellent...comfy booth...music too loud