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Wild Olive

4.6
3066 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (4163)
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Enjoy sophisticated but rustic Italian cuisine in a romantic setting at the Wild Olive Restaurant in Johns Island from noted chef, Jacques Larson.

At Wild Olive, starters include olives, calamari, clams and charred octopus. The pasta course selection is lasagna with lamb sausage, pappardelle with guanciale and gnocchi. Main courses offerings are pork, chicken parmesan, meatballs, crepes with duck confit, veal scallopine with marsala and seared sea scallops. There is also a well-chosen wine list. For desert at Wild Olive, you can have tiramisu, affogato, mascarpone cheesecake and daily gelato selections. Cocktail specials include the Italian mojito among many others.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian
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Hours of operation
Dinner Nightly: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jacques Larson
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Maybank Hwy & River Road
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.6  based on all time ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.3
ambience
4.5
value
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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on October 5, 2016

We were in Charleston for a 4 day celebration of birthdays and an anniversary. Ate at several highly rated restaurants in town and found Wild Olive to be the BEST by far! We had several pastas (love the small portion option, perfect for sharing/tasting), the octopus w/fingerling potatoes, duck foie gras app...ALL DELICIOUS!!! Our waitress, Mel, was attentive, knowledgeable, and FUN...when you go ask for her, you won't be disappointed!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on October 3, 2016

Wild Olive is a changing and yet constant presence on Johns Island. WE are lucky to have such a gourmet Italian restaurant so close to James Island and Kiawah etc. The special soup on October 3 a mushroom mix was unique. We are always to come back as we are locals.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
4.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

Fish special (grouper) was outstanding. Be sure to try the chocolate cake. The only downside is the noise level.

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OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

Not traditional Italian but good. For a neighborhood restaurant a step above the norm.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

Great experience and everyone was great! Food was awesome!

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

Always enjoy Wild Olive. They have excellent food and equally awesome service.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 30, 2016

Wild Olive was recommended by a co-worker as a great Italian restaurant. Always looking for a good Italian food source, we had dinner their. Calamari is the base test for all of our new finds and it was excellent; some of the best we have had. Dinner selections of pasta and fish were very good. The honey flavored dessert pudding was one of the best restaurant desserts I've tasted. Service(Mel) was quick and excellent. Well worth the trip and is on our go to places list.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 29, 2016

Food was great!! Ice cream was even better!!!

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2016

Just an amazing place all together!!! My aunt recommended this place, and was blown away. Our service was impeccable along with everything else. It was our anniversary and they had champagne waiting for us. I recommend this to EVERYONE!!

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OpenTable Diner (E. Tennessee)
5.0  Dined on September 27, 2016

One of our very favorite places to eat. We enjoy going with friends and family.

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vipTJCJ (Charlotte)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

Always a great choice for dinner. Creative specials and a wonderful standard menu.

Definitely one of the best in the greater Charleston area.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

Food was very good - Lots of homemade pasta! Waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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OpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

Excellent food and service. Staff very friendly.

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Halls (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 24, 2016

Exceptional food and service. Can't wait to go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Charleston)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2016

The food was magnificent and so was our waitress. They have a very good menu with lots of selections from appetizers to desserts. The entrees were amazing.you should make a reservation its awsome!

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