The Twisted Olive

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$30 and under
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American
AN ITALIAN AMERICAN KITCHEN

The Twisted Olive Italian American Kitchen is a 16,000-square-foot property set on 10 acres of land and encompassed by the the lovely Southgate Park and federally protected land. It will be part of a family-oriented getaway with multiple dining areas, including spaces for events and private dining. A sister property to Gervasi Vineyard.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.7
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4.7
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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Only disappointment was with making reservation which was later than hoped for. When seated, we were in a room with many empty seats.

TT
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Twisted Olive has always been the best experience for us as a couple.

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were outstanding. Probably the best service (Janet was our server) that I have had in a long time. My girlfriend is a vegetarian, and Janet was able to get an entree modified that my girlfriend loved. Janet also answered the numerous questions that we had about the menu.

LH
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night great views great wine. Food cooked to order and not a long wait

GH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The only thing I have to complain about was the room they put us in. It was in the basement, no windows with nothing to look at, just a horrible room. Service, Hostess and food were phenomenal!

J
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service on Valentine’s Day! The crispy shrimp appetizer we had was to die for and came out minuets after we ordered it.

LP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The location of the restaurant is beautiful. The restaurant is beautiful inside and overall decorated very nice. We ate dinner for Valentines day here. The ambiance was excellent and the staff treated us very well. The waiter was experienced with the menu and gave recommendations for all courses of the meal. Appetizers were delicious and large portioned. The wine was outstanding. My main course was the short rib. It was perfectly cooked and a good portion. It was a very good experience all around. My spouse is gluten free and they provided a separate menu. The items from the gluten free menu were excellent. Gluten free seafood pasta was delicious. They even provided the table with bread and also gluten free bread to accommodate all of us. The prices for the food were, in my opinion, matched well with what we received. I would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for some finer dining and wine selections. We will be going back for sure since the experience was so good and there were several items on the menu that looked worth ordering.

T
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great atmosphere. Unique menu caters heavily to gluten free diet.

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic meal! Great place for a Valentine's Day dinner!

OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food; quick service

RR
Cleveland
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful space, great food and great service. Can't wait to visit again in summer to walk the property!

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual

GN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. The food and atmosphere is great. It reminds me of a dinning area in a lodge.
My wife and I had the lunch menu as we didn't get reservations on time for the dinner menu being it was Valentines Day. We both ordered a pasta dish which was very tasting and plentiful. Our waitress was great and checked back on us often. We both enjoyed the hospitality from the time we were greeted when we arrived until the time that we left.

ST
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was priced well, service was above par, meal was excellent and atmosphere was inviting and peaceful. Overall it was a good experience and would recommend to others. I do feel that their wine is largely overpriced and and underwhelming. For it being a sister to Gervasi vineyard sharing the same recipe I’m disappointed. They both could use some more experience in that department.

OT
Cleveland
81 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Twisted Olive for lunch to kick off our Valentine’s weekend activities. We had dined here for dinner many times before, but this was our first lunch experience. Our service and food was excellent. The slower pace of this restaurant at lunch warrants another visit where the simplified menu represents many of the great offerings on the dinner menu.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, very friendly and professional. Food was delicious and timely

DJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is pricey but really amazingly good, the service was amazing. My husband wanted his steak (that was HUGE) a little more cooked, no problem, quickly fixed and we got a dessert extra. My daughter is 6 and had the choice of about 6 kid's dishes, her cheese pizza was great and also very big for "kids' size. We'll be back!

NM
Cleveland
13 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. A gem

KB
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My food was not good and I’ve been here numerous times. I had the vegetarian meatballs which just fell completely apart and didn’t taste like anything. I also ordered the side of macaroni and cheese which was very dry and not good at all. I was disappointed, but brought my food home. My husband ate it the next day and said it was awful. I will skip coming to the Twisted Olive again.

JP
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Love this place we will be back.

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you JohnP for the great review! We value your patronage and look forward to serving you for years to come.

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S
Cleveland
15 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The space is very beautiful, and very unique. Upon our initial seating, we were taken to an absolutely terrible table sandwiched between two other tables. Thankfully the hostessed noticed right away, and chose not to even sit us there, taking us to another table. Truly appreciated this however the new table was in one of the side rooms and being winter time it was very chilly.
Service was impeccable, I truly wish I could remember our waitresses name, because she was awesome. As this was my first time, I don’t feel like I have an accurate representation of the food as a whole, but on this particular experience it was just okay. The bread served was just okay, although it was nice and warm; just not very good. I ordered the risotto stuffed peppers as a meal, and unfortunately wasn’t very impressed at all. They were supposed to be spicy, and stuffed with risotto and sausage. Not only were they not spicy at all, I literally found one piece of sausage in my entire meal. The one bright spot was the French onion soup. It was absolutely amazing. I do plan to go back I will just choose something different on the menu this time.

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback from your most recent visit. I am happy to hear that the service was amazing! I am sorry to read that you did not care for your entrée and table location. By any chance did you let your server know? We would have love to have corrected it in the moment making sure you were comfortable and had something you enjoyed! I will be sure to share your feedback with our culinary team.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter and food are amazing!

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for the great review! We value your patronage and look forward to serving you for years to come.

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RE
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was seated at a booth (table #75? ) near a fireplace. It was wonderful to see and feel the warmth on a cold, rainy winter evening. The strip steak was perfectly done, and the Barbera

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit.

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OT
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! Our server was very attentive, coming around to check on refills. Food was well prepared and tasted delicious! Will continue to come back and enjoy great food and service!

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit.

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SC
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The twisted olive is an amazing place to dine, we have taken friends and that love it. Food is always top notch! Service was quick and ready everytime we needed something! We will visit again soon.

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you SCOTTS! We look forward to your next visit.

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D
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here and we will definitely be back. It is a beautiful setting and our servicer was very professional. I plan on returning in the summer when we can sit outside on the patio and enjoy looking out over the water.

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you Debjoy for the great review! We value your patronage and look forward to serving you for years to come.

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OT
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris did a great job as always.

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit.

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BJ
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife really enjoyed the scallops and the filet was excellent!

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you BillJ! We look forward to your next visit.

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LW
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Our food was excellent and we love the beauty and ambiance of the whole experience, however our male server in our opinion has no business being in the customer service, serving profession he was rude to us and we didn’t get that good of an experience with him. I am not one to complain but felt this should not go unnoticed it was a bad experience for us

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you LisaW for your feedback. I am sorry to read that you didn't have a good experience with your waiter. Our goal is to provide each guest with world class hospitality and that clearly did not happen on your visit. I have used this review as a coaching tool so that we may improve. I was wondering if you had made the manager aware of this during your most recent visit? We appreciate your patronage and look forward to serving you for years to come! I look forward to hearing back from you!

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GB
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual, we love it there. It was a perfect end to a hectic day.

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you GeorgeB! We look forward to your next visit.

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LO
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was extremely friendly and attentive. A little sad that the special had run out by the time I ordered, but a great experience still!

The Twisted Olive
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you LydiaO for the great review! We value your patronage and look forward to serving you for years to come.

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LC
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we went for our 40th anniversary. Our server, Loren, mentioned it when she first approached our table. She was awesome and always checked in to make sure everything was ok.

The Twisted Olive
Responded on February 7, 2020

Thank you for choosing to celebrate at The Twisted Olive, we love celebrating with our guests! We appreciate the great review and look forward to your next visit.

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d
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter Justin was excellent

The Twisted Olive
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you disappointed for the great review! We value your patronage and look forward to serving you for years to come.

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CS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Great food and service - thanks!

The Twisted Olive
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you CherylS for the great review! We value your patronage and look forward to serving you for years to come.

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D
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thoroughly enjoyed Twisted Olive, wine was excellent, food was excellent, we were seated close to a fireplace in a quiet corner which made it very enjoyable. Our waitress did a great job as well. Can’t wait to go back !!

The Twisted Olive
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you Ditties for the great review! We value your patronage and look forward to serving you for years to come.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, food was excellent and service was amazing!

VM
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always impeccable service and food is always great. The best gluten free menu that I've ever seen. One of our fav places .

The Twisted Olive
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you VondaM for the great review! We value your patronage and look forward to serving you for years to come.

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OT
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience3

The food was very good however we waited quite a while for our dinners. Our server did a very good of checking in with us and apologizing for the wait. This is the first time I dined in the room downstairs off of the bar. I will request a specific room next time - a room that feels less closed in. We were celebrating a birthday as noted on the reservation but it wasn’t acknowledged until I reminded the server.

The Twisted Olive
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you for choosing to celebrate at The Twisted Olive, we love celebrating with our guests! I'm sorry you had the long wait for your food and I was wondering if you had made the manager aware when you were in? We strive to recover in the moment and go to great lengths to correct any errors. We appreciate the review and I look forward to hearing back from you soon. Thank you, Christina Simons Operations Manager

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BT
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place to go for a special occasion. Food is of the highest quality and service is professional and friendly. If you like bourbon, try the walnut old fashioned. Mic drop good!

The Twisted Olive
Responded on January 27, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit.

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