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Olive at Mawson

Southlands shopping centre Mawson Dr, Canberra 2607, Australia
+61 2 6286 3753
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Southlands shopping centre Mawson Dr, Canberra 2607, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was fantastic, good selection of wines, and the very friendly staff made us feel like family. Thank you! We will be back!

Thank Louise A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return visit because we knew it would be a great experience. We had searched for a place to celebrate a birthday. There are plenty of high-end restaurants in Canberra. Many charge high prices but do not deliver the service expected. Having been...More

Thank 306Jess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was great and quite an extensive menu - very generous sized servings and lots of Italian favourites. The service was friendly and prompt and there is plenty of parking nearby.

Thank BevSimpson
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shoulder of lamb, beef strog., stuffed calamari, all were delicious and so well prepared. Service was faultless despite being 100 per cent booked. Wine list extensive catering for all tastes and budgets. Somewhat noisy, but then it's a Greek restaurant. Definitely will be back, and...More

Thank Johnv69
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food, excellent service and reasonable corkage. Mid-week was surprisingly busy (to me). Obviously very popular.

Thank Peter849
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking at the reviews we decided to try this restaurant. Our table for two was lovely, the staff were great, but the food was terrible. White bait for entree was nearly inedible and for main we ordered fish of the day. The dish came out...More

Thank Lynne D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing food - this restaurant is now in my top 3 for Canberra. We had the seafood risotto and lamb. The staff were helpful. I can understand why this restaurant was packed on a cold Friday night.

1  Thank 2343amn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Olive at Mawson has become a favourite of ours and last Saturday again showed why. Great food and service and little wonder that the place was packed with happy diners. It's a gem!

Thank Philip C
Reviewed 25 May 2018

Large selection of dishes on the menu, the food was excellent and service perfect, staff very friendly and obliging.

1  Thank Cheryl A
Reviewed 24 May 2018

We have been visiting Olive at Mawson for a while now, Our kids LOVE this place. The hostess is like a mother and absolutely loves kids. We always get the Pizza Bianca, as a starter something we enjoyed even at their past restaurant Hellenic Trattoria....More

2  Thank Cristian M
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Questions & Answers
19 May 2018|
Response from OliveTeam | Property representative |
Unfortunately we are closed Mondays.
Sarah B
29 September 2017|
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Response from OliveTeam | Property representative |
We make our desserts on site daily so our menu does change. From Crème Brulee to the yummy Ekmek we have it all. We offer a menu at the end of dinner and we're sure you wont be disappointed.
10 April 2017|
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Response from adamzak75 | Reviewed this property |
yes byo and full bar
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Southlands shopping centre Mawson Dr, Canberra 2607, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Australian Capital Territory  >  Canberra
  • Phone Number: +61 2 6286 3753
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