Twisted Olive

4.7
1068 Reviews
$30 and under
Fusion / Eclectic
A casual bistro style restaurant with a world twist serving creative casual cuisine along with house-made infused cocktails.

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
What 1068 people are saying
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ToniB
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome menu. Such a variety of dishes with all sorts of flavors. Generous portions. Excellent customer service.

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vipMaryAMer
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about this restaurant. The food was delicious. I say a 5 star. Will definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service and very good food. Fish and steak was cooked perfectly. Highly recommend

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AmonW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Positive experience, will visit again in the future

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FoodLuvr
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have never been to Bethlehem and were only in town overnight. Based on reviews, Twisted Olive was our 2nd choice. However, we are so glad we ended up here! The food and selections were top notch. This is definitely a foodies haven. Lots of diversity and eclectic choices while still accommodating those more familiar with comfort food choices. We had reservations were quickly seated. Our server, Parina, was very helpful with her menu knowledge. We highly recommend visiting Twisted Olive.

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Mookster
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the Baramudi. Awesome, best mashed potatoes and fresh vegetables from the owner's garden. The French Onion Soup dumpling appetizer was amazing. The fish was full of favor and delish.

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KaitlinB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful everything. Our table wasn’t ready but they shifted things around and make it work! Would highly recommend.

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Sophie
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Skirt steak and fries was so delicious!

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avides
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very unique menu items including dessert and cocktails. Would definitely go back. A little pricey. Very friendly staff. You have to try the twisted olive appetizer.

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DeniseYG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server (Nate? Matt?--I am so sorry I don't remember his name...) was courteous and very efficient and not "overly"-solicitous, which I appreciated!
Food never disappoints here. We had calamari apps (rings could have been a little thinner but that's just my preference). Caesar salad was just fine. The crab cakes were excellent! I had the "appetizer" size and I could not finish it. I took half of it home and my husband said it was the best crab cake he ever had. So our server Nate-Matt was right!!I appreciuated the acrylic screens between tables - it actually created a little sound barrier which was an added benefit. Not that I am actually out dining again, I can't wait to go back!

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MariaD
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with fresh and delicious ingredients!

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JohnF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fresh food. Friendly staff. One of our favorite local restaurants!

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StephM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my son on a little date night, we loved the whole steak on a stone experience. We just made reservations for my husbands birthday next month. Looking forward to coming back with the whole family to celebrate.

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vipSean
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great place for a business dinner.

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PatriciaF
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we've eaten there the food has been excellent. Always enjoy going back.

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drokie
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Creative menu, wide selection, delicious and good portions. Amiable servers.

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vipJudithE
Philadelphia
150 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. I had the tuna tartare and my husband the grilled octopus for appetizers. So delicious! The octopus was perfect. I had the marinated skirt steak and my husband had the Ahi tuna, both done perfectly. Try one of their creative cocktails. Jackie our waitress was great.

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Foodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

2nd time dining here and the food was just as great as it was during my first visit. I was a little disappointed in my drink though. It was pretty weak. First time I had it, it was strong. However, I ordered a different drink which was much better. My dessert was also good but could've been better if they served the cake warm instead of ice cold. We had the best server! She was friendly, personable and very engaging. Overall, I highly recommend if you're in the area!

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TommyK
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A truly fantastic experience. One of the best meals we’ve had out in some time.

We started with a couple of appetizers - octopus and whole artichoke hearts. Both were delicious and favorable.

To accompany the appetizers we tried two of their featured cocktails - a spiced rum mule and a dirty vodka martini with cheese stuffed olives.

We had the fish special which was amazing - served with sea beans and rice, along with a nice Pinot Noir.

To finish, we had a goat cheese, basil and blueberry pie. Another over the top experience - it was similar to a cheesecake with a nice crust.

They saved a nice table for us by the window.

All in all a delightful experience which was made even better by great service.

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kamilak
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

They won’t bring appetizers till you order main course however sometimes you chat with long time no see friends and forget to order food. Martinis taste cheap and very blend.
No music in background only chatting from ppl. Main course however was delicious but it took very long time to be served.
Overall I would not go back there again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleasant

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ElizabethS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fantastic! The grilled artichokes and short rib ravioli are outstanding! I have to order them every time, and great drinks! Talented bartender Becka

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vipOhhmyfoody
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and not super expensive. This place is also in a great spot for indoor and outdoor dining.

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Roccogallo
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a wonderful meal and experience at Twisted Olive. our hostess was very patient and moved us inside at the last minute when our guest wanted to make the change.

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scooper
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice and quiet on a Tuesday night. Great food. Masks should be required both on customers and staff.

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Damon
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Twisted Penne Primavera was sooo good. I’m still thinking about the meal 24 hrs later! The flavors just came together perfectly. My boyfriend enjoyed the Pan Roasted Barramundi AND my Primavera, there was so much that I couldn’t finish it by myself. The Edamame Hummus was a great starter & not too filling. Our server, Jacqelin, was very nice & helpful with describing the dishes & making recommendations.
I’m already thinking of an excuse to go back to Bethlehem so that I can have dinner at the Twisted Olive again!!
Nancy

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Bobby
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dessert ever. Cocoanut and lemon ice cream sandwich with cherries by the dessert Chef!!!

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DebbieL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and experience at Twisted Olive. We’ve never been disappointed there.

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SandyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Short rib ravioli were delicious!! Sad that they run out of the chocolate Desert

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viptonyc
Philadelphia
43 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Gets even better every time. Try the french onion dumplings

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JoanB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Bethlehem- and there are many good restaurants there! Excellent food and service! Good Covid precautions and an overall great place for outstanding food at a reasonable price- good place for business meal or nice dinner out/ special occasion too!!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great food and specialty drinks. Will likely be back at future parent weekends.

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vipFoodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor music!

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vipBarbaraM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dirty martini great! Steak on the stone delicious! Mashed potatoes and veggies tasty and entertainment outside awesome👍

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ValerieR
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and staff were great! My husband’s steak and my grilled octopus were delicious! They accommodated our request to switch from indoor to outdoor seatin so we could listen to the band, Third Hand Acoustic. Service was at a leisurely pace, so we definitely did not feel rushed. Can’t wait to go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great sevice

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MikeR
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great menu with good and unique options. The twisted olive appetizer was way too salty but other than that, all 7 of us enjoyed our choices. Good drinks as well!

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ERICHJ
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious AS ALWAYS...French Onion Soup Dumplings are the best!!

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vipPJ1034
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food.

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RobertO
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

good food and drinks the service was also very good

FAQs

Twisted Olive offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 419-1200.

Twisted Olive is rated 4.7 stars by 1068 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.