EVOO in the Courtyard

4.2
231 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Mediterranean

About

Evoo offers a variety of vegetable forward and locally driven pizzas, pastas and small plates with Mediterranean influences. We aim to provide an intimate and attentive dining experience with a creative craft cocktail program and local craft beers. We experience regular change in our menus as a vehicle for our evolution. Our menu is meant to be a reflection of our creativity and ambition showcasing the potential of plant-based alternatives to our local terroir while maintaining the restaurant's roots of Mediterranean cuisine.
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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JaredL
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Appetizers and food was great. Server was courteous and friendly. Will be back

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ErinM
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great visit as usual, however wasn’t told about the feature burger for Burgerfest which I would’ve liked to try. I overheard another server telling a table about it, which is how I came to find out about it.
Ordered a pizza to go for when we left as well, only to find out when it was time for the bill that it wasn’t started yet - we had to ask if it needed to be cooked still, as I think the server would have attempted to swiftly go back to get the order in. We were charged for it but had it taken off which was fine.
Ordered a side salad instead of fries for my burger, but I got fries. Then they brought out a full salad which we ended up being charged for. We didn’t draw attention to the fact that we were charged for a salad I had ordered as a side, and just paid for it. To be clear, I ate the fries that were sent out instead of drawing attention to the fact that it was not a salad out of niceness to not bother the server. I figured it was just a mix up. So when the salad was brought out after, I half figured they realized the mistake and were sending it out as a comp.
I want to be clear that other than the food and bill mix up, the server and overall experience was great! It’s not a deterrent for me since I come here a lot, but it was a little frustrating, so I figured I’d mention it.

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DanR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a good meal at EVOO. Enjoyable food, great atmosphere, and prompt and informative service. Our server was very knowledgeable of the menu and the selections of wine and beer. Would recommend.

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GeorgeF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

While we did get a complimentary meal, the room service we had ordered from EVOO was horrible. I will contact the restaurant for my money back on that as well.

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AndrewP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Food was cold and not good. Carbonara was different from next table over - seemed like fried ham instead of Prosciutto and very watery. Waiter did not know what stage of the evening we were in and then forgot to take our payment for 30 minutes after saying she would prepare our bill. Seemed like there were too many customers for the staff to handle.

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RyanB
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Booked for Valentine’s Day dinner. We were called the day prior to confirm and inform us that we’d have approximately an hour fifteen to get in, eat, and then clear out for the next reservation. Charcuterie board was good, but the two pizzas we had as entrees left a lot to be desired in terms of flavour and preparation. Brownie desert was dried out and bland as well. Our server was good, though!

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ErinM
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Once again a beautiful meal at your restaurant. My husband and I often go here for our date nights and it never disappoints.
My only very minor complaint is that the fries that accompanied the burger had no salt or seasoning and were a bit too think cut- my husband noticed the same thing.
Otherwise fantastic meal and fantastic service and ambience. Will be returning, of course.

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JamieP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service was excellent, ambiance was perfect, plant based burger was nice and we shared an appolo pizza which was nothing but a pizza crust drowned in kraft bbq sauce. No flavour only this sauce. Terrible. But Chalk it up to lesson learned fir next time. We will try a new pizza selection.

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Kelp
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date night spot. Just perfect noise-level ambience and excellent service. Food was spectacular and the cocktails were exquisite. Would definitely recommend coming to see for yourself.

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CharlesM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, friendly, and prompt service. Beautiful place, delicious food, fairly priced. Looking forward to returning!

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Kiana
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The service and atmosphere was amazing but the food was disappointing and bland for the price.

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JeffreyP
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambience are wonderful. The flatbread (delicious) and hummus made for a tasty and filling app. I had a pizza and my companion had gnocchi - both were outstanding. Service is very efficient.

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JaniceC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Birthday celebration

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PrestonF
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service with nice surroundings. We had the brussal sprouts as an appetizer with salad and chicken Parmesan as the entrées. The brownie dessert capped off a wonderful evening. I would highly recommend.

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KatieH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and staff. Food was great especially the veg options

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Naners
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

EVOO is a favourite of ours as they always have interesting and quality vegan options, but the last 3 visits have been very subpar. Our mains been either luke-warm or bland. We were also served a dessert with missing components without any warning from our server when we ordered or as the dish arrived from the kitchen. It was only once we made a comment that we were told the kitchen had ran out of a key ingredient in this 4 component dish. It felt very dishonest and removing a coffee from the bill really didn't help. Not sure if the kitchen staff has changed recently, but we certainly won't be rushing back anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Nice intimate setting, able to speak freely above music. Food was good, could improve on beyond meat burger!

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for this feedback, we will surely take it into consideration! We look forward to serving you delicious vegan food again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food... we both loved our apps (jalapeño arancini, scallops) and mains (lamb shank, pork Milanese). The pork Milanese remains one of the best reasonably priced dinner plates in the city, just killer. Great, professional yet attentive service from Sydney.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on January 9, 2020

We are delighted that you enjoyed your night with us and we do look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon!

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ErinM
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about our visit was perfect!! I have nothing but nice things to say. We always order the Brussels Sprouts and as usual they were delicious. Food was hot, prompt and tasty. Service was impeccable. As usual we will be returning.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you Erin for your kind words and your continued patronage!! Your enthusiasm brings smiles to our faces. We can't wait to serve you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Great evening at EVOO. Appetizers were absolutely delicious, main means were quite good. Our server was excellent but the bartenders were quite slow. We had to ask multiple times about our drinks.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on January 9, 2020

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. Since we have a craft cocktail program (where the drinks have 5-9 ingredients each), sometimes we become overextended in rush times. We hope that this is not a deterrent for your next visit as we do look forward to serving you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional, wood fired pizzas were delicious. Fried Brussels are a must try.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on December 14, 2019

Yay for fried brussels!! They are a must have and one of our top selling dishes!! Thanks for your patronage!

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DebbieA
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Service was terrible and food lacked flavor. They make a big deal about offering gluten free but it was very poorly executed and undercooked

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on December 14, 2019

Hi Debbie, we're sorry that you had an unenjoyable experience with us. As many of our opentable reviewers have reaffirmed, we try to show attention to good food and service, always. We wish that had been the case for you, too. Our team had a trying service the night of your visit where they were highly overextended and sometimes that type of challenge does come at a cost to customer experience. We hope that you will give us another try sometime and we hope to WOW you the next time around.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was great. Food came quickly and was delicious. Very nice cocktails and great atmosphere.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on December 14, 2019

We are delighted you had a good experience with us and look forward to serving you again soon!

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JanetM
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful fresh and flavourful food and deft, discerning service. Going back as soon as I can. Bravo!

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on December 14, 2019

Thank you for this profound compliment. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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ChrisN
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This was not me first visit to EVOO. The food is amazing. However, this time, it took a very long time for the food to come out. The wait staff was good, the food was good it just seemed like the kitchen was slow. And it was not busy. We were not a big group - only 7.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on December 14, 2019

Hi Chris, we apologize that you experienced a delay in service on this visit. In the last month or so we have been transitioning into a new chef and many new staff in our kitchen. Transitions like these often come at a cost to speed for a little while and i believe that is what happened during this visit. We are continuously working to improve our customer experience and hope that this does not deter you from visiting us again soon.

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CheriH
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening out with my hubby

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Wayne
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The SQUASH GNOCCHI was cold & somewhat bland. Seemed like they didn't even use a heat lamp. The
PUTTANESCA spaghetti however was very good, hot and I would order that again. Overall service was friendly & prompt, but the waitress was keen to remove the appetizer plates before we were finished! Beverage selection was good and the atmosphere was very nice. EVOO has many vegetarian options, so I would return to try these other menu items.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hi Wayne, thank you for your feedback. We aim to provide perfect service (that isn't over eager) with food to match. We assure you that food temperature is of the upmost importance to us and your particular experience will be addressed with our staff. We are glad that our menu entices you enough to return for another meal - we have grown our menu this week to include more options for everyone. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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Stephe
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a 'date night' with my husband. Had the non-vegan tasting menu and requested a wine pairing. Very flavourful and fresh dishes. Service was attentive and quick without being overbedringbor feeling rushed. Loved the ambiance of the back room. Will definitely be back!

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on November 19, 2019

We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us. We try our best to provide the type of experience that you witnessed while dinning with us. We hope that your next visit is as enjoyable as the last and we look forward to serving you soon!

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NatachaF
Qatar
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great restaurant with wonderful food selections for both vegetarians/vegans and non-alike. Incredible service from arrival to departure. Food was simply delicious! Temperature was really cold in restaurant and must bring attention to this. We would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant and would return for sure.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on November 19, 2019

Hi Natacha, we are delighted that all things food and service were enjoyed. We recognize that restaurant temperature is something we struggle with. Where our restaurant is located in one of the oldest buildings in the city (with exposed brick, at that), there is often little that can be done on the really cold days. This is not to say that we are doing everything we can to mitigate this issue. We aim to provide comfort foods (pizza and pasta) to help keep your soul warm!!

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PhilipC
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I decided to go for the 4 course blind chef's special - and every part was amazing! My wife is a picky eater and even she ate most everything, even the things she does not usually like.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on November 19, 2019

And that, Philip, is exactly what we are going for with our Chef's choice menu!!!! Thank you for putting your trust in us - we look forward to serving you again soon!

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were under a time constraint which our server was aware of and she made certain that we were out in good time. pleasant atmosphere and very good food

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on November 19, 2019

We are glad that we were able to meet your needs and look forward to serving you again soon!

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StephenP
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Beautiful room and excellent service. We enjoyed our meals very much.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on October 21, 2019

Hey Stephen, we are overjoyed that you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to serve you again soon!

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CatherineP
Montreal
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect pizza crust and excellent service. Beautiful location.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on October 21, 2019

Hi Catherine, thank you for the kind compliments! We pride ourselves on our Neapolitan style wood-fired pizzas. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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ToddG
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was decent, server was really good, very friendly, just disappointed that the menu had no beef, other than a burger, and no chicken options.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on October 5, 2019

Hi Todd, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. We try our best to have a balance of vegan options and non-vegan options. Sometimes this does mean more lamb than beef but only in an attempt to offer a better product when we can! We hope you'll try us again soon. Cheers!

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JanetM
Atlantic Canada
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delectable Meditteranean fare, wonderful warm service in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi Janet, Thank you for your kind words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your evening with us and look forward to having you with us again soon. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Have always loved EVOO. Felt the portions on the pizza, a wee to scant and took the server quite some time to place order. love the atmosphere, but where not many people in the restaurant the music was a bit loud. This is not typical of our meals at EVOO so i know it is done better.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. We hope that this uncharacteristic evening does not deter you from visiting us again soon. We always aim to provide timely service to compliment our attention-driven food. Cheers!

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vipCarolT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The menu posted on OpenTable has been changed to an integrated menu. Very disappointing as I did not see the dishes that I expected.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi Carol, We apologize for not providing the style of menu that you hoped for. Admittedly, we are having technical difficulties with our OpenTable page in that we cannot seem to change what is showing on this menu (something to do with them using SinglePlatform to generate menus). Sometimes the perils of technology fool even a young team like us! We hope you'll try out our ever-changing menu options sometime - you may just find yourself enjoying something that you didn't expect. Cheers!

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vipAndyontherock
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Evoo used to be a nice place to go to please the whole family including the vegan in the family. They have recently changed the menu and it’s almost impossible to feed the meat eater in you family. 2 out of 6 in our party was satisfied with the meal. It would have been nice if they had kept a couple of the staples on the menu. Very disappointed, will not go back until they change the menu.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for your feedback. Evoo has recently undergone a shift in our philosophy in an attempt to encourage people to step outside their comfort zone to see the potential of plant-based alternatives. That being said, we are actually putting more work into the meat we are still serving through an in house curing program. We are prioritizing conscious consumption through local ingredients over all else in order to minimize our footprint and we want that for our customers, too!

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Luvgr8food
Ottawa
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, server was courteous and attentive.

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on September 25, 2019

Thank you for your kind words, we appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you again soon!

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EmmaV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food far exceeded our expectations! We will definitely be back and will tell all our friends!

EVOO in the Courtyard
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi Emma, we are so. glad you enjoyed your dinner with us and we look forward to serving you and all your friends, soon!

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EVOO in the Courtyard offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (709) 738-1011.

EVOO in the Courtyard is rated 4.2 stars by 231 OpenTable diners.