The Twisted Olive

4.7
3765 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 3765 people are saying
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Criticatlarge
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the best service I have had in a long time. Our server made helpful suggestive, was attentive without being intrusive and was just a delight. The four of us had wonderful dinners. I had the shrimp carbonara which was very flavorful and had plenty of shrimp. My wife had the seafood primavara which she thoroughly enjoyed. Our friends had the meatloaf in a pastry shell which they said was great. I highly recommend the crispy brussel sprouts as a starter. One was enough for the four of us. I hope to return there soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the burgers are fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I just love this place. You cannot beat the ambiance from any seat in the house. Our server, Nick, was fantastic! Beer was cold (no cocktails this time- but have had previous, very good!), appetizers were killer (you guys- the Brussels sprouts- I can’t go without getting them) entrees were 4/5 on taste but the portions were extremely generous. Love it and I will totally go back time and time again!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday dinner with family. We arrived early so we could walk the grounds. Very relaxing way to start the evening. We sat on the outdoor deck overlooking the property. Our waitress Leslie was fabulous. She set a perfect pace for our service throughout the evening. It was attentive but not rushed. We ordered appetizers, pizzas and dessert. All were delicious. Can’t wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lynn, our server, was a professional! Meal was excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We celebrated my mom’s 61st birthday dinner. We requested to sit outside and they kindly gave us the option of sitting inside or outside. Great experience & very good food. Thank you so much!

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RogerM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As an anniversary dinner, very nice. Probably won’t go there every week, but nice for special occasions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was beautiful sitting on the patio. Our server was so attentive , polite and pleasant even though he was servicing many tables!the food was excellent! Will be back!

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CocoSmoothj
New England
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Sat outside which was super nice but the mosquitos were abundant. The great drinks and food makes up but maybe consider some type of bug repellent device. I imagine its hard since there's quite a bit of greenery and huge ponds out there but beware and put the bug repellent on before you go. But definitely go

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend the Twisted Olive. We had a fabulous meal, and the service was exceptional. Our server, Ricardo, took the time to explain specialty menu items, signature cocktails, and wine selections from the Gervasi vineyard. We sat outside on the deck with a beautiful view overlooking the lake.

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Phil
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice evening at the Twisted Olive. We did miss the pasta and meatballs that were on the previous menu. We will return soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating my new job. The server, Danielle was wonderful with drink and food options, very friendly and personable. This was my first trip here so it was help she had tried many things or knew what was popular to help making amazing and tasty decisions. I like that it’s all made to order so if you don’t like something or want to add something it’s not so difficult or seems like and inconvenience to them!

LH
lLisaH
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the ambiance and food quality at Twisted Olive restaurant! The patio is amazing and service is great. My only request would be to add a few more vegetarian options.

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DeeAnnK
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The physical setting of the Twisted Olive adds to the wonderful dining experience. The menu provides so many delicious options. Over the years we have tried from starters to desserts and never been disappointed. Also service is very good.

We nevber hesitate to take out of town guests to the Twisted Olive or celebrate a special occasion at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a small family bridal shower. We were in the back room by ourselves with windows and a great view

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vipsuzeeq
Cleveland
25 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant lunch on patio. Lovely waitress. Good food as always.

KM
KathyM
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and ambiance. We always leave satisfied. It is a great place to take out-of-town guests.

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SueZQ
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service as always.

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Allabouttheexperience
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was very nice!

LB
LarryB
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a drink in the bar while waiting for our table. The bartender was pleasant and attentive. We dined outside which was perfect. Food was very good.

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katief
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outside patio under the canopy on a warm July early evening

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vipLoveopentable
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ricardo was a great server!

CM
ChuckM
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Was very pleased with my overall experience at Twisted Olive.
It was our first time there and we will come back.

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AAAA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Came in reservations off the bat we’re wrong, the service time took awhile. Sat for drink order over 10 minutes and food was awful. Got the lobster ravioli and they were hard and gummy, husband got the fried walleye came out soggy. Just an absolute horrible experience.

JA
vipJoAnn
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great table, food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, timely service! The brussel sprouts were amazing!!

AK
AimeeK
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kudos to our server. She was excellent. The calamari, French onion soup, cowboy steak, Delmonico steak and wine was delicious! We will be back soon.

VH
VanessaH
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Leslie our waitress was awesome food was good.

JW
JamesW
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was spectacular. Sitting on the lower level provided a better ambience for our date night.

JS
vipJeanS
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was outstanding. Very personable and friendly. Made excellent suggestions. Food was great. We had drinks, appetizers, our meal, coffee and dessert. Will definitely be back.

SY
StanleyY
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great meal with a great server Emily. Can’t wait to return.

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31anniversary
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the restaurant and the food. Drinks were watered down, but tasty. Our waitress was friendly and told us the history of the house and was super attentive. However, upon arrival when we asked to sit outside on the patio, we were told that there was no room even though there were several tables that remained empty throughout our dinner that we could see from our seats. Overall we had a good time, but just a few differences could have made the difference between very good and great!

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TerryH
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and moderately priced. Awsome atmosphere.

GA
GemmaA
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, food, location, and a really exceptional gluten free menu! We come here often.

ME
MadelyneE
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and wait time was minimal. The waiter and kitchen were accommodating to my pregnancy food aversions which made it an even better experience. Our waiter was awesome!

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AndreaB
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a beautiful restaurant in a beautiful setting. The food is always delicious and the service is top notch. I highly recommend Twisted Olive.

RK
RKH2
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience5

good food and great atmosphere but service was average - need more training for host stand and more attentive servers

KB
KaeB
Cleveland
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

This is not my first time visiting here, and it’s always great, however this visit was spectacular! My husband and I were seated in the bar area for my birthday and loved the vibes, it felt more laid back. Our server was newer but was great at answering questions and always willing to find out what we’re asking if she didn’t know. I had a steak and it was cooked to perfection, as was my husbands pork chop. Truly just a great meal and overall experience!!!

JR
JasonR
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brussel Sprout app was sooo good. I had the cobia fish special and it was very tasty.

RM
RebeccaM
1 review