Oliv Pit

3.4
212 Reviews
$31 to $50
Greek

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A TASTE OF ATHENS

OLIV PIT HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, PROVIDING THE FRESHEST MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE THAT EMBRACES THE TRUE GREEK CULTURE. ONE BITE AND ALL IS FORGIVEN!

Oliv Pit Athenian Grille is purely authentic Greek. Our vision is to show the rest of the world how innovative, tasty and refined Greek food can be. We derive our inspiration from the traditional Greek table and reinterpret old time classic recipes with a modern twist. OLIV PIT, revives the sharing culinary tradition of Greece and is at the very core of our restaurant’s concept.
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vipJoshF
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the two platters as usual, and they continue to evolve and improve with new items. Relatively quiet, especially if you sit outside.

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RichardC
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very disappointed. Oliv Pit is by no means a 'fine dining' experience, in ambiance, food or otherwise. Tables are very close together, with other patrons banging into your chair every time they shift. We were placed at a table near the refrigerator where the wines are kept, so every time a server needed to pour a glass of wine, they came very close to our table. Food was not prepared well (salmon was undercooked and needed to be sent back, potatoes were 1/2 cooked). Although some meals come with 2 'sides,' their version of a side greek salad was literally 3 pieces of lettuce, 1 tomato, and nothing else. When we asked if that was the 'side' greek salad, they brought a different small bowl of a traditional greek salad, but only for one of us, even though we both ordered one. We wanted to try this restaurant, but definitely would not go back. Extremely disappointed that we made the mistake of trying this spot for our anniversary......oh, and no acknowledgement of our anniversary either, even though we noted it on our Open Table reservation. Why ask us if we're celebrating anything special if you're not at least going to acknowledge it.

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Dinnerout
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot to experience some delicious Greek food. Great menu choices from light fare to full dinner.

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Stephen
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They did not honor our reservation for 7 pm after we waited 30 minutes.
They were not that busy but nobody was in charge. The service is the worst since they opened and I heard the food is still good but i couldn't tell you because we never got seated after waiting 40 minutes past our reservation.

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vipLuvstodine
Miami
31 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

This was our 3rd time back. In the past we overlooked the service because we enjoyed the food. Saturday we arrived on time for our reservation and was told to take any table we wanted. Service was all downhill from there. Wine took 20 minutes to arrive after asking for it several times. When I ordered I specifically asked for the salad first followed by the entree. Not an unusual request but I knew from past experience. Salad arrived and then 2 minutes later mains arrived which I refused to accept despite some nonsense back talk from the older male waiter. The service staff is awful. I don’t want to be served by a 16 year old that doesn’t know what he is doing or a waiter that doesn’t care. My tip to ownership is replace and train your service staff before they put you out of business. Not rushing to return.

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DeborahB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Such bright lights no ambiance. Food was completely overpriced for mediocre quality.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are vegan and were blown away by the authentic and delicious flavors of their fare!! The lovely mom & papa in the kitchen make you feel like you’re eating in their home. May gave us fab service & we left so very very satisfied. What a gem!! This food is top draws even gluten free pita!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Waited over an hour for our food to be served. Seafood for 2 was terrible.

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LauraZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Took parents for Valentines Day. Used to be one of our favorite places. Evidently new ownership and chef since Christmas. Awful service- 2 servers working the place, took over an hour to get food which was cold, and platters didn’t have all the food. Had to speak to chef/ owner who didn’t believe me and had to come out to Tavel to show her how she threw the food on the plate and how she didn’t provide what was on the menu. Server took $48 off bill. Now simply THE PIT

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Honestly, my husband and I were so disappointed with our dinner last night. It took forever to get our food but once it arrived it wasn’t even delicious. We came here about a year ago and we loved our dinner.
I am not sure what went wrong. It wasn’t even crowded so I’m not sure why our food took so long.
At this point, I hope that they can get this restaurant back on track. Really disappointed:(

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vipBruceB
Miami
18 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Failed to honor a 20% discount on Mondays and Tues that are listed as VIP restaurant .
Food lousy
Service terrible
They didn't even know how to use the menu or receipt technology in the restaurant.

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vipBestAround
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Waiter was rude and pushed us to order both apps and entrees at same time and then served them at same time. Lied about it getting crowded soon because only one other person came in after us. Never showed us breakdown of final bill. Food was delicious: falafel, fava, grilled chicken and lamb.

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AbeB
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

Our mains arrived with our starters! The food was cold and the chicken was dry.....

The decor is great but beyond that don't bother, not worth the money.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Key West
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Too expensive for portion sizes

Oliv Pit
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank You for your feedback. We will use this to improve our portion sizes.

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Mom6
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Whenever we are in Boca we come here. The food is always very tasty and plentiful!

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Nancdov
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall1food2service4ambience5

Portions small. Hummus (fava beans) was gelatin like and tasteless. We had octopus as an appetizer and small portion but delicious. We also had the smoky eggplant, quite good...the whole wheat pita was the best I’ve had ever. The Greek salad was also delicious but small.
For Mains, My husband had the prawn dinner 32.00. It was two small prawns and the plate was full with the shell of the two prawns. He was most unhappy. It’s rare that my husband says never again.
Seafood platter for 59.00 for two :contained a small very small piece of salmon, some cut up octopus, Maybe three inches in total. And lots of fried calamari, lots and lots of cut up triangles of pita to make platter look full and two fish patties which were awful and mostly bread crumbs.
We asked for our discount from our community as It’s listed as one of the restaurants in our monthly booklet that gives a discount when u show ur membership card.. they said sorry only off season...
I must say that the little piece of salmon and the small quantity of octopus was delicious.
Now I know why the three other restaurants in the plaza were full and they were empty.
Sorry to give a poor review but the restaurant should know

Oliv Pit
Responded on January 15, 2020

I apologize for the underwhelming portions. I'm glad you enjoyed the appetizers. We will use this feedback to improve on our platters. Apologies for the confusion with the discounting for your community. I will look into that and correct it. Thanks again for your visit and I do hope you try us again.

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vipSharri
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sam the owner took care of us. Food and wine kept coming out. Everything was delicious and fresh! We will be back.

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liveforfood
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I thought the food was pretty good although I just got a greek salad with a chicken skewer and spinach pie. I really went for the shrimp in garlic-oil... and they were out! So quite disappointed that I would have to call next time if I went.
Also, the lady young waitress was not very pleasant. It was like it was the last place she wanted to be. the food took a VERY long time to get and other tables were annoyed too. It was NOT busy either.
I may try it again, but they do need to step up those issues!

Oliv Pit
Responded on January 15, 2020

Thank You for your feedback. We will use this for further training.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Salmon was super delicious

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vipNancyC
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The food was not at all acceptable. The Greek salad had no taste. We asked for more dressing but the dressing had no taste. The chicken was way overcooked. The cooked shrimp was not peeled and was served with the legs, etc. Totally not acceptable and just a lazy chef. The table next to us complained about the same thing with the shrimp and actually sent theirs back. The shrimp was like rubber and had no taste. Apparently we learned that there are new owners and they really don't care about the customers. Also they now charge for pita bread. Ridiculous at a Greek restaurant. Will not go back.

Oliv Pit
Responded on January 15, 2020

We appreciate all feedback. Apologies for your overcooked food We will use this for further training in the kitchen. We strive to serve the best quality dishes and your experience should have been better. I do hope you give us another try.

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vipSirbobby
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Table reserved for 7.45pm. We arrived on time. Initially told 10 minutes then it became apparent this was not going to occur. At 8.15 we left. Staff were arguing. Not good.

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FrancieS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a great time . Tommy was so much fun. Food was very good

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vipBooklady
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This was one of the worst restaurant experiences I have ever had! I wish I could give it 0 stars. Horrible service, food that never came or arrived in dribs and drabs. What a nightmare! We would have left, but we had an elderly guest with us, so it wasn’t feasible. Suffice it to say, we will never return to the Oliv Pit.

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vipCrossgroves
Miami
74 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Despite our reservation we were not welcomed by the hostess and were treated like uninvited guests at a party. There seems to be a regular clientele at this establishment. After 30 minutes sitting at a “ side table “ a passing waiter asked if we’d ordered and I pointed out that were not yet given a menu. This established the pattern for the whole meal. The food quality was authentic Greek but the service painfully deficient. I’m told this is the third new management in two years. I’ m afraid to say there are many other Greek restaurants in the area.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience4

The food was great and the server was

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I can live with mediocre food and service. This place was the worst dining experience I have had in a long time. First, what kind of Greek restaurant rubs out of hummus on a Saturday night by 7 pm? Four other mainstay dishes were also 86. The waiter was rude and kept touching our shoulder. The lamb chops tough and overcooked. We had to send back prawns because they were not fresh. Worst dining out I’ve had in boca in years.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food for both of us was awful. Worst meal i have had out in a long time.

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vipTqg4ply
Miami
24 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

We’ve been going to this restaurant for a long time. Never had any problems before. Food and service was always good. We were just there a week ago and had a great meal.

Big change last night !!! Service was terrible, we asked for some Pita, several times. Finally on the 3rd or 4th request
The server said they no longer serve free Pita Bread, which they always had provided free. She also had a bad attitude.

We asked for Bronzino without head or tail. Server said they
No longer do this. Finally she agreed- and the fish came whole, without head or tail. We asked for kitchen to filet
The fish as they had always done. Server said they don’t
Do this anymore !!!

Apparently the manager had just recently left and they didn’t know what to do. They had made changes without
Telling their servers !!!! There was apparently a new chef.

Finally the Bronzino arrived, tasted terrible !!! One diner
Ordered moussaka which came cold and tasteless.

Dad to say, a nice restaurant gone downhill, fast. We certainly will not be returning.

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ArmandoR
Miami
26 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. The return is already planned.

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vipThedrake
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Maybe the best a Greek Food in South Florida
Everything was perfect Food, Service, waiter staff and ambience. Food was prepared to perfection

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vipAlly
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was delicious. We sat outside for our noise level to be low. Appreciated the awning as it drizzled for about 3 minutes. The seafood platter for two was loaded and enough for two. The branzino, greek salad, and beet salads were ample sizes and delicious. The inside is decorated very nicely and inside or outside will be a treat for dining.

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Stephen
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Only thing we did not to ask for twice was a check.
Order was wrong.
Coffee machine was not working. It was easy to understand why only 4 tables were taken. Doubt they will make it.

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vipNJTed
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

During the month of October, when the Oliv Pit changed chefs and management, I would not have recommended the Oliv Pit. Now, it's a different story! Our salad was awesome, the grilled Octopus was served hot off the grill and the lamb chops were "like butter". Mike was our server and he did a great job. We're so glad that they got there act together!

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vipElise
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lovely staff, delicious food, charming atmosphere

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vipBillyWisdom
Miami
23 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food has been quite good since opening.
Friendly Service but need proper training.

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vipLisa
Miami
37 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food at Olive Pit is always great. We have eaten here several times. Try the fried feta cheese with honey so good. Also the grilled Prawns are a favorite of ours.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible experience. We have been to this restaurant many times in the past and it was great. This time it was a disaster. First off no gluten free pita available. We ordered the octopus and it came out over cooked with some gross capers that were shriveled up. To top it off the bring us our check before we even get our dinners.
Come to find out they were sold and this was the first night for the new owners. Will never go back. Heard the “manager” arguing with a customer about her lamb chops being cooked incorrectly.

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HungryDoc
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

We have been to dinner here several times and strong management led to impeccable service and dining. We did not see the owner manager tonight . We entered from the rear entrance and missed the sign out front looking for help. Everyone was new. The management has changed hands. They had no wines from the wine list. Anything they had was a leftover and tasted like one. We were not offered a taste of the bottle before it was poured. The bread never came. Two main entrees came so late the other diners had finishedThe tables had no condiments, salt or pepper. The dishes we once savored were unattractive in presentation. The waitress did comp the late last served dish. The new manager never came over. Everyone deserves an off night without a brutal on line review, This establishment had to many blemishes to receive that mulligan.
.open table should let us all know if management and the staff have changed. Go elsewhere until the new owners figure out how a restaurant should be run

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vipNJTed
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonight we experienced the lamb chops at the Oliv Pit with a traditional Greek Salad and a side order of Greek Lemon Potatoes. The tomatoes were so fresh that they tasted as though they were picked as we entered the restaurant. The lamb chops were expertly grilled to our liking (medium rare) and seasoned to perfection.

On a busy Saturday night, the mood was energetic as the servers raced through the restaurant delivering piping-hot food to each table. With every grilled entree made to order, we were amazed at how fast the main entrees were delivered to our table. To top off a terrific meal, we had freshly made Baklava dripping with honey.

We can't wait to return!!!

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vipBonzai
Miami
33 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, clean restaurant, good service. It’s always a good spot for a meal.

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Oliv Pit does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Oliv Pit also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (561) 409-2049.

Oliv Pit is rated 3.4 stars by 212 OpenTable diners.