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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful and friendly service. Waitress was on top of everything and very helpful. Food was absolutely amazing and well presented.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Anniversary. They did an amazing job with all the COVID requirements and we felt very safe. Our server Chandler was awesome. All the staff was great.

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JillK
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had reservations, and even early reservations on a Thursday means its a packed house at this lovely Italian American restaurant. Yet the ladies in charge of the reservations and seating were confused and sloppy in getting guests waiting to areas to either sit or stand, then seemed to not even know if folks had reservations. Enough ofvthat.

Our waitor was fantastic. Gave him a 50% tip. I had the lasagna, definitely homemade, could have fed three people with the serving size, was the best I've had in 8 years. The homemade bread was MUCH too spicy for me; I hated it. The lemon brulee cheesecake was delicious and again the piece could have fed three. Coffee was well prepared. Two different glasses of wine, to each their own of course, but The Twisted Olive has the sister winery so I recommend you try glasses of their award winners then buy bottles on the way out.

My dining partner was my 87y.o. Mother for her birthday 🎂. She had a prosciutto wrapped chicken stuffed with I believe herbs, I'm not certain, mashed potatoes, and green beans. The green beans were criminally undercooked but she wouldn't send them back and when she told the waitor he didn't quite know what to do. Maybe noone has ever complained? But I tried one and it was darn near raw! The chicken and potatoes were again near divine and my Mother loved her birthday meal so raw beans are forgiven. Wine again and coffee, perfect. Dessert was Tiramisu that had a smokey taste and cut with the fork like tender cake should, big enough to take home and enjoy a second helping the next day.

All in all a lovely experience.

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LindaO
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was wonderful and the atmosphere was delightful. We ate on the dek and the weather was perfect with the Goodyear blimp making an appearance.

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JanetK
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great lunch on the lower level patio. Food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual food was great as well as the service.

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vipHomer
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful scenery with lake and trees. Excellent menu and food quality along with superb service and strong safety measures.What could be better than that during the pandemic?

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TimS
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of four ordered a variety of items and they all were excellent. The brussel sprouts and the meat ball appetizers were outstanding. Our pasta dishes were excellent, and the steak was done perfectly.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have an attention to detail in the way the food is prepared, the service they provide and most importantly the cleanliness. Every waiter, staff member wears appropriate PPE, tables are clean and spaced according. There is a large outdoor eating area with a beautiful view. The menu is well thought out and offers something for everyone

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StanleyY
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zeke was a great server. Had a wonderful night.

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PaulK
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been here and Gervasi many times, and I have never been disappointed with the service! Great food and drinks!

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DianeB
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although it was a quiet evening at The Twisted Olive, the staff greeted and welcomed us with smiles.

We were seated in a small, private dining area which was the perfect setting for our party of four. All four of us agreed that our meals were delicious and our server was attentive and pleasant.

Definitely one of our favorite eating establishments.

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RichardP
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service etc fine. (see stars) Food problematic, the Brussels Sprouts appetizer was too tough to eat, replaced with same result. Crab Cakes Sliders. The cakes were fine the bun detracted from the Crab cakes themselves. Salad with Grilled Salmon, salad was OK the Salmon was excellent.

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vipfoodie4u
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Staff was very helpful in relocating our outside table when it began to rain heavily. The ambiance of the Twisted Olive is always spot on. It is very aesthetically pleasing. My only problem with this particular visit was that the meatball appetizer my table ordered arrived lukewarm at best.

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AudreyD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Twisted Olive is a great place for all occasions. If you go once, you will become a regular guest. We always love the food, atmosphere, and service.

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AnthonyN
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My only complaint is upon arriving the hostess said I did not have a reservation when I clearly did through open table. They did eventually "find" my reservation, but it was a bit embarrassing in front of my guest and the others waiting without reservations for tables.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent! The room our table was located the was too noisy, hard to have a conversation in our group because the large party behind us even with appropriate social distancing.

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DLerius
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most places you will go out to eat for either the ambiance or the food. You get both at The Twisted Olive. Whether it's drinks and apps after work, a meal with your sweetie, or entertaining for work you will not be disappointed. Great asset to the area.

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MelissaB
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation for 5, checked in with the hostess who was outside, checked in, our reservations were for 4:30, we were seated at 4:45 or so. Had to wear a mask upon entering until we were seated.

Atmosphere was great, food and drinks served promptly and our waitress was AWSOME!!

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JoelS
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

The food is quite average...the setting is beautiful...staff is good

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KentW
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!! Food was great. Service perfect....attentive but not hovering. COVID preparation was subtle but clearly being executed fully. Will go again!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating!!

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CarolM
Cleveland
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places to eat. A nice variety to choose from, fresh and always very good. We enjoy sitting out on the patio, weather permitting.

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Kris
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Matt our server was amazing

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LindseyM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing time celebrating my husband's birthday! It was our first time and we drove an hour because we had heard great things. Already planning our next trip back!

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SaraD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Anniversary Lunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would like more options on Happy Hour

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner. It was an excellent experience. We love it!

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DaveW
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Celebrated our wedding anniversary here. Nice quiet location, beautiful facility, good wine selection, Celeste was an outstanding waitress, food quality I give 3 out of 5 for the $ spent; scallops were undercooked. Overall good experience. We'll be back.

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CarolynK
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

TW was very organized & all workers were wearing masks. We wanted to sit outside but most tables were in the sun. They were very accommodating in allowing us to chose the table we wanted. Our waitress was friendly & attentive. Loved the chicken meatballs!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Sat outside. It was so nice! Food was wonderful!

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vipJoanne
Cincinnati
17 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable place for social distancing

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SherrieZ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful first visit. We will return. Beautiful setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
6 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a bad experience at the T.O.
Excellent food and service as always.

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BridgettI
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Looking forward to going back soon!

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Lisa
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a beautiful space, wonderful meal and amazing service!

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KayK
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate outside in lovely surroundings. Enjoyed the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

46th wedding anniversary.

The only negative. We had a reservation at 7:30 and arrived a little early because we wanted to be assured an outside table. We were told we would be seated close to our reservation. We were fine with that. A couple came in after us with no reservation and asked to be seated at an outside table. They were immediately escorted to an outside table while we were still waiting for ours. We scratched our head trying to figure out why we were asked to wait. In all fairness, we were seated shortly after them.

It was a very nice, beautiful evening.

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fiestalover
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We took friends from out of state and they loved it! Because of COVID they wanted to eat outside with space. Tables on the outside deck were spaced apart, and it was easily marked which way to walk. The view is always amazing and they couldn't believe how peaceful it was. Our waitress was very friendly and offered great suggestions for drinks and food. The roasted brussel sprouts and walleye were our favorites. Another great evening out at Twisted Olive!

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RalphH
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have dined here several times, since the virus has hit. We always eat on the patio which is a dinning experience in its self because of the beautiful setting. The owner is taking all the necessary precautions to protect their patrons and staff.

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The Twisted Olive offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (330) 899-0550.

The Twisted Olive is rated 4.7 stars by 3157 OpenTable diners.

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