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The Olive Tree Mediterranean Cafe

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3185 Hilliard Rome Rd
Hilliard, OH 43026
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(614) 527-8812
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I visited the restaurant last night and it was amazing. I was a little uncomfortable picking my own table (not used to it) but it was wonderful food with amazing flavors. If you...

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Wonderful Mediterranean Food 2/17/2011

I visited the restaurant last night and it was amazing. I was a little uncomfortable picking my own table (not used to it) but it was wonderful food with amazing flavors. If you are wanting to try something new, this would be the place to try. more

OUTSTANDING - 9/22/2010

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YUMMY 8/12/2010

I love The Olive Tree and it has become one of my favorite places to eat or to order takeout. The service is wonderful and the food... OMG. So good. I haven't ordered anything that I wasn't completely happy with. My favorites are anything they have that is spicy, including the recent addition of the fire fries. I get cravings for them. Overall you just can't miss at this place. The food is terrific, the service is friendly and the prices are really good for the portions that you get. more

Fabulous Food! 4/5/2010

Terrific food, including the best hummus and baba ghanoush ever! I went with a large group, and everyone kept saying, ""This is so good!"" Finally, I said, ""Is there anyone whose food is not fabulous?"" and no one responded. Friendly service, light-filled space, delicious food, low prices. What a deal! Pros: Best hummus and baba ghanoush ever! more

Hidden Treasure Found in Columbus Ohio 2/21/2010

This is a small restaurant with only a few tables and a very intimate atmosphere, especially after the sun goes down, and this place has it all. The owners (David and Tammy) are wonderfully nice and really make an effort to stop at every table, especially if they see a new face. The staff are friendly and helpful and all seem happy to work in this great place. The food smells great as soon as you walk in the door. All this is great, but what about the food? This little gem of an establishment has a large menu selection with a lot of variety. Some of the items are completely original creations of the owners and some are traditional dishes with personal flair. With such a small staff and such a large menu, it would be easy to assume that there might be only a few gems among a sea of mediocrity, but this is not so. Each and every dish that David and his staff prepares is amazing. We have had the opportunity to try more than half of the vegetarian (which are mostly vegan) dishes (of which there are a large variety) and David NEVER misses. And the non-vegetarian dishes are equally as amazing according to our friends. Simply put this place has AMAZING FOOD! We even order some to take home for the next day and it is still great then. We have taken our kids and they loved everything from the pita to the mushroom barley soup, the machmusa to the mujadara, the falafel to the hummus, the baba ganouj to the Veggiterranean pizza. And if you love baklava, this is the place to get it. Did I mention the Pita? PITA! My personal favorite is the matmucha:sweet, tangy and spicy on the warm pita: it is a mouthful of awesome (our son put it this way). If you are looking for something new, try this place, you will be in love immediately. If you love Mediterranean food, you must try this place, you will not be disappointed. This is our new favorite restaurant and we are taking our friends this weekend. Pros: The Food, Owners, Experience, Value, and Atmosphere more

Yum! 2/7/2010

Wanted something different, found this place on citysearch, discovered a treasure. Pros: Tasty, not spice-laden more

A wonderful restaurant! 1/10/2010

This restaurant is such a great find. The delicious menu offers a variety of foods for all types of patrons. The gyro sandwiches are by far the best I have ever had, and the gyro sauce is absolutely wonderful, For a real treat, I definitely recommend the Moussaka because the wonderful blend of spices and ingredients make it such a delightful dish. I have also tried the chicken shawarma, and it is such a flavorful dish that compliments well with the hummus and warm pita bread. For dessert, the rice pudding is a must have. I always order an extra one to go! In addition, the warm and inviting atmosphere make this restaurant a great place for a cozy dinner for two or a family gathering. The friendly and attentive staff really enhance the overall dining experience with their warm and courteous service. I cannot wait until my next trip. Pros: delicious food and friendly staff more

Awesome food and friendly staff 1/10/2010

I've been to The Olive Tree now 5 or 6 time and have really enjoyed the food. The hummus and tzatziki are a must have. The gyro and kafta sandwiches are both delicious! And the seasoned fries are to die for, especially when dipped in a side of the gyro sauce. Looking forward to my next visit. If you haven't been then you need to go!!! Pros: best gyro and best hummus more

Excellent food, inconsistent service 1/8/2010

I was fast becoming a regular at The Olive Tree. Their food is delicious, fresh and a fantastic value for your money. The lunch staff is ever so friendly. And most of the times, especially when the owners are present, the evening service is great. However, you can always tell when they are not there because the service drops a few (considerable) notches. On our last (and it will be our last) visit, we were told to sit anywhere to then be told coarsely that our seating choice had been reserved (unmarked) by the people on the adjacent booth and that we weren't allowed to sit there. We were then told we would have to wait for them to clean some tables (the place was not full) and put them together (we were a party of 5). Their attitude was awful (rolled eyes, smarmy comments among the servers) and it was a no-brainer that we were not going to stay. It is a pity because the food is really great. Pros: Food, prices, wine Cons: Attitude more

Loved the Gyro!!! 11/26/2009

I love gyros and have had them in many places, but this was the best one I have ever had--the gyro sauce was outstanding. It looks to me that this has become a very popular place. Can't wait to go back and get the greek salad. Pros: Outstanding gyro, friendly service more

My new favorite restaurant! 11/6/2009

Finally had dinner at the Olive Tree and can't wait to go back. We enjoyed everything from the fresh made food to the warm atmosphere. The owners were so friendly and the staff so accommodating. Loved the variety and flavor of the appetizers (great eggplant dip) and the Lebanese wine with our delicious dinners (chicken shish kabob, beef shawarma). Going back soon to try some of the other things on the menu. Pros: Great food, wine and neighborhood atmosphere more

good food vs. sanitary standards 11/6/2009

The food is really great and fresh! The customer service by the owner is wonderful! It became my top restaurant for the west side of town upon my first visit. I looked so forward to going back again. My next visit was met with some concern. As we waited to sit down (large group), some of the baskets they use to put the pita bread in, fell to the floor. Instead of taking them to the kitchen, they were stacked and placed back with the rest on the counter. When I mentioned it to an employee, she was displeased with me. I love their food. I want them to stay in business, so I spoke up. She begrudgedly took the baskets back to the kitchen. As a result, I lost my appetite and my interest in this restaurant. Sanitation is just as important to me as great food. If you love great food and don't mind the sanitation concern, go! Pros: great food & customer service Cons: sanitary standards & attitude more

Vegetrian-friendly entrees and wine win a repeat customer! 11/4/2009

The Olive Tree was fantastic! It had a great selection of entrees for vegetarians. The spicy feta and the wine selection alone were worth going back for. Pros: wine, vegetarian-friendly entrees more

Delicious hommus and greek salad! 10/27/2009

Very tasty food, excellent Greek salad dressing and the hommus is the best we've had anywhere. Especially love the Olive-Treo, a sampling of three dips and pita. Great value and friendly owners, nice for dining in or carryout. Pros: everything is delious. more

Great food and wine! 10/26/2009

The food is amazing here! Had delicious hummus as an appetizer, then a chicken gyro that was mouthwatering-best I've had in Columbus. Nice selection of wines as well, there's something for everyone. Planning on taking my husband there ASAP-I'm craving a gyro! Pros: Excellent gyros, great atmosphere more

fantastic place for ethnic food 10/23/2009

this a great family place. The food was outstanding and the atmosphere friendly and inviting with great service. Excellent mediterranean food that our family is working through the menu. I am a veggie and they have great choices for me. My husband says they have the best gyros he has ever had. Pros: best gyros and mediterranean food we have had more

Outstanding Authentic Middle Eastern Food 10/20/2009

Take a large group of people like we did and order family style so can try a different dishes-because the flavors are indeed varied! Pros: Yummy, Fresh & friendly more

Most Delish Mediteranean Food in Columbus 10/6/2009

Everything tasted so fresh. I loved the spicy chicken w/ rice & lentils & the owners were so helpful in describing the different dishes to narrow down our choices. Pros: Items for picky eaters & those more adventurous. more

most authentic mediterranean food in Columbus 10/4/2009

you'll love the food and the atmosphere. Great middle eastern music makes a wonderful backdrop for good conversation and great food. Pros: Machmusa - amazing dish! more

Amazing food! 10/3/2009

Best mediterranean I have had in columbus, there was so much flavor in my chicken! On top of the food being so good the owner was so nice. My friends and I will be back and this time I'm taking how two chocolate baklavas! Pros: Flavor!!!!! more
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  • The Olive Tree Mediterranean Cafe hosts a variety of fresh and authentic Mediterranean menu items, some unique to the Columbus area. Guests love our homemade dips like hummus topped with warm fava beans, cool tzatziki or spicy feta. Or start your meal...

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  • Hours:

    Fri-Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 10am-8pm, Tue-Thu: 11am-9pm
  • Neighborhoods:

    Cross Creek, Northwest Columbus

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