Oliveto Restaurant

The Kingston Hotel, 9-12 Haddington Terrace, Co. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire

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Mon12:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 9:00pm

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1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:0%

Reviewed 16th November 2014 (visited 15 November 2014 )

Very noisy on Saturday evening

14 reviews


Credibility Score:70%

Reviewed 08th October 2014 (visited 4 October 2014 )

Two of us went here for an evening meal on Saturday. While the food was excellent in terms of taste and presentation, the other highs and lows were not so good i.e. High prices and Low Lighting !! €22 for a half litre carafe of house red ! €16 for a shared starter board ! Mains about €5 above what you would expect to pay elsewhere. Table next to us had four people trying to read the menus with the torch light from their mobile devices and still had to use them when ordering from the floor staff ! I did the same when reading the bill and the waitress said that 'that's just the way it is here!'. This place seems more geared up for large parties than smaller ones. Excellent food (5 stars) but not enough to get us to return.

24 reviews


Credibility Score:57%

Reviewed 25th July 2014 (visited 3 July 2014 )

Came here for an excellent value lunch with 2 friends, seated right at the window looking out over the pier on a beautiful day. We had the homemade soup, bruschetta and the prawn linguine all of which were dinner size portions and well prepared,presnted and enjoyed. Quiet as it was lunch time but there is an excellent garden to the front also looking out of the pier and sea. Would recommend this spot on a nice day especially.

3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:42%

Reviewed 30th May 2014 (visited 28 May 2014 )

Our server spilled a half carafe of red wine all over the table but the accident was dealt with extremely well by her and her manager, cost items being taken off the bill without being asked. Good job by them but not for the first time, I found the atmosphere and food in Oliveto quite ordinary

26 reviews


Credibility Score:45%

Reviewed 16th December 2013 (visited 14 December 2013 )

It was buzzing on Saturday night - we went after the Leinster match (don't mention the war) The move to the Kingston Hotel seems to have given this restaurant a shot in the arm. It has lost some of it's authentic Italian feel. The service was friendly, and quick. There 6 of us and we all enjoyed our meals. It's not classic Italian but it does exactly what is says on the menu. I had the special starter of Game bruschetta, not bad. My wife had the deep fried vegs, she liked them. Most of us had pizzas from mains and again we were not dissapointed. Nothing spectacular but good all the same. House wine started at €25 which I feel is a bit too expensive. (it's a bit of a bug bear of mine)

83 reviews


Credibility Score:32%

Reviewed 03rd October 2013 (visited 14 September 2013 )

This place is a bit on an enigma. It's not heavily promoted and is now resident in the once dumpy Kingston Hotel. The food is excellent and seasonal - it is a cut above other Italian restaurants in the area and the setting (& dining room) is lovely - especially in the summer months. Try pizza and pasta (& burger for lunch). Stay away from the Fritto Misto - soggy both times we ordered it. Give it a go all the same.

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:20%

Reviewed 06th September 2013 (visited 5 September 2013 )

Excellent! Great view over the harbour.

57 reviews


Credibility Score:25%

Reviewed 07th August 2013 (visited 4 August 2013 )

We dropped in here on Bank Holiday Sunday and the restaurant was quite busy, it is in a lovely location looking out onto the sea and there is a lovely seating area outside where you can bring your drink. We choose an Oliveto Board for two which consisted of Italian cured meats, bean salad, olives, pesto, Italian cheese salad and bread. This was lovely and tasty and was washed down with a glass of cider. The staff were very pleasant and efficient and the restaurant is spacious and welcoming. The only black mark is that they are unable to make a good Irish coffee, a shame because apart from that I liked Oliveto and would return. Prices are also in keeping with todays standards.

35 reviews


Credibility Score:47%

Reviewed 11th March 2013 (visited 6 March 2013 )

I went here with my boyfriend as it recently became his local. We had drinks at the bar while waiting for a table because there was a play on in the hotel. The staff were brilliant and sorted a table out. Really lovely warm atmosphere. Best Bruschetta I think I have ever had. We both opted for pizzas, lovely thin crust from their visible pizza oven. I had the Oliveto which was mozzarella, olives, rocket, plum tomatoes and parmesan. I polished the whole thing off. Highly recommended.

53 reviews


Credibility Score:32%

Reviewed 30th July 2012 (visited 21 July 2012 )

I've visited this restaurant a number of times for lunch and have always found the staff extremely professional and pleasant. The view of the sea from Olivetos is lovely, so the restaurant's location in Dun Laoghaire is ideal. My favourite dish here is the vegetarian anti pasto, which includes a selection of cheeses, salads, beans and roast marinated vegetables - all served with rustic bread. Fellow diners have also reported that the pizzas from their wood-fired ovens are delicious. The rich, luscious white chocolate cheese cake has also got rave reviews.

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