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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%
Travelers talk about
“moussaka” (17 reviews)
“lamb shoulder” (28 reviews)
“fried olives” (12 reviews)
Italian, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
₱₱ - ₱₱₱
Southlands shopping centre Mawson Dr, Canberra 2607, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Dined here tonight for the first time with family and was so glad I came across the olive. To start we had the Saganaki pan fried cheese , pizza Bianca and the deep fried olives. This kicked our night off to a great start, every...More

Thank foodislife29
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant smells like the interior of a chain smoker’s car. Presumably the food would be tasty without eau de cigarette. I can’t even understand how something could be this poor in 2018.More

1  Thank Greg S
OliveTeam, Owner at Olive at Mawson, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Greg thank you for your recent review and we are sorry we couldn’t meet your expectations. The only thing that’s stale is you at the fact you couldn't get a booking. We are an award winning restaurant and judging by our past reviewers we apprently...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for lunch on a Saturday. Atmosphere great. Service prompt. Food was great and very filling. Worth the money spent.

1  Thank Wendy M
Reviewed April 13, 2018 via mobile

Group of 12 friend out for a birthday dinner on Friday night. It was busy, so booking are a good idea. Service was excellent and wait staff were very good. Food was very good from starters to desserts. The deep fried olives were very good...More

1  Thank Graham L
Reviewed April 8, 2018

The food is great as always. I love the moussaka but Im writing this on behalf of my daughter, who delivered triplets about 10 days ago. The lady who owns this restaurant looked after my daughter and family to an extent that you would not...More

1  Thank peterdpython
Reviewed March 17, 2018 via mobile

Alway high quality and a great wine list. I’m quite regular here, yes it’s a bit crowded on weekends and a bit pricy but it’s still my favourite. Recommend lunch or a week night.

1  Thank Selina M
Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

After reading the positive reviews , we thought we would have a family dinner here . AMAZING!! Especially for groups, many of the entrees and starters are designed to be shared and they worked out perfectly. Staff are very friendly, atmosphere is great and would...More

1  Thank pvuj
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Really no idea what all the rave about this place is. The restaurant is old and dates just like the run down shopping centre. Yes - staff are friendly however food is average for what they charge. I wouldn’t bother driving from Canberra CBD if...More

2  Thank japerez
Reviewed March 5, 2018

Service was great lovely staff and The Boss knows here regulars. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Easy parking. Open for lunch or dinner.

1  Thank Jacky G
Reviewed February 24, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly and welcoming. Food was great. Only suggestion would be to replace cheap sides like fries with something equally cheap but more interesting, such as polenta.

Thank Jesse J
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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, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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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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