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About The Olive & Grape
Turkish, Italian and Greek with a Twist.
The Olive and Grape opened in September 2010. The owner, Paola Corsini, is third-generation Italian Levantine, born and raised in Izmir, Turkey. Paola's distinct culture is represented in the menu at The Olive and Grape. Each and every meal served is infused with the traditions of Turkish and Italian cuisine.
Seattle, WA 98103
Mediterranean, Italian, Turkish
Hours of Operation:
Sat 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Tue–Fri, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
Sat 4:00 pm–9:30 pm
$31 to $50
Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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The Tarantellas are a musical duo that specializes in playing the "Legendary Favorite Songs of Italy."
Join The Tarantellas every first Saturday night at The Olive and Grape
90 Minute free PARKING AVAILABLE IN BACK.
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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The Olive & Grape Ratings and Reviews
The food was wonderful and the staff were friendly. Great for pre-theatre dining. When I filled out the on-line reservation, I mentioned it was for a birthday but nothing special was mentioned or offered, which was a surprise. What was the purpose of asking on the reservation request?
This was the second time that I visited this restaurant. And, I couldn't wait to return! I remembered the charming ambiance, the friendly, efficient service, and the tasty food and wanted to experience it all again. Needless to say, I was not disappointed! I have tickets to another Taproot experience soon. You can bet that The Olive and the Grape will be included in my evening's experience!
My husband and I discovered The Olive and Grape when we started attending shows at the Taproot Theater; it is very close. Now we are huge fans. The Mediterranean menu has Turkish, Greek and Italian so great variety. Lots of vegetarian choices. Service is attentive and friendly but not overbearing. Very good wine list. And everything we've had has been delicious. This is a neighborhood bistro sort of place and I wish we lived closer!!
We went to O&G for our New Year's Dinner, and as always, they did not disappoint! The food was delicious. We both got the Greek Salad with Feta, but I thought things were just a tad over seasoned, but nothing to the point of "crazy" - just a little less would make it perfection!
Our server was great. He helped us select a bottle of wine fitting for our meals, and even suggested some things because I was on the fence about two dishes.
We closed our meal out with two glasses of grappa. Absolutely fantastic!
I ordered a Polenta sausage dish that also came in a vegetarian version. The waitress brought me the latter. She never returned to the table to inquire if the food was ok, so I did not have opportunity to inform her. I ate what I was given. Our water glasses were not tended throughout the meal. There has to be more than good food and nice ambiance to earn a return visit. I can't recommend.
Olive & Grape was phenomenally authentic Mediterranean cuisine, exceptionally executed. Perfectly tender octopus, well-seasoned calamari, brilliantly balanced and prepared risotto, tender grilled meats, and amazing baklava. I can’t stress enough that the chef can cook as well or better than the best of Seattle. However, the atmosphere is not great for a date. If the ambiance were more romantic Olive & Grape would be one of my go-to spots.
My husband and I landed here because of its proximity to Taproot Theater. We absolutely loved it - cozy, small, hand painted murals on the wall, great ambience. They have a great variety of Mediterranean dishes, not just Italian and Greek but also Turkish - which we tried and liked very much. My only disappointment was that for my vodka martini, they only serve Smirnoff's - if they are going to have just one, I wish they would go for a higher quality. Unlike many restaurants, we could actually have a good conversation and hear each other. This was a delightful finid.
The food was very good. I think the only criticism I have was the speed of service, although it did not matter. Drinks were slow to arrive (and on the small side) and the taking of our dinner order was a bit on the slower side, but all the plates arrived at the same time and all were suitably hot... so no problem at all. This was our second visit to this restaurant prior to a play at the nearby theatre. I knew the service was not the fastest, so I gave myself enough time to fully enjoy the meal. I would go here again. The staff was very, very nice and accommodating.
Paola treats all her guests as if we are family. From the warm greeting upon entering the restaurant to the special attention on the person celebrating a birthday, the atmosphere is that of an extended family gathering. The food is absolutely wonderful, unlike any other in the city. Recipes passed down generations in Turkey and Italy are shared in Greenwood WA! Vegetarian and vegan friendly, with lots of meat and seafood to choose from too.
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