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American, Steakhouse, International
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Dinner, Lunch
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Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service
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Reviewed July 25, 2018

We were two European couples who chosed the restaurant for dinner. The food was good and the service very attentive. We ordered four different starters and four main courses. We were disappointed that the Restaurant was not able to serve the starters at the same...time. Finally we ordered an Espresso. The small cups were served with teaspoons instead of small espressospoons. That just didn't fit.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed December 22, 2017 via mobile

The staff was very attentive. The food was legit. I tried the escargo, salmon and lamb meat and for me it was very satisfying.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

I found the service no better or worse than anywhere in the Phillipines. Chardonnay P400 excellent, but stingy in cheap stemware. Goat cheese salad dressing syrupy sweet, @ P600 poor value. The duck was OK. Not piping hot. Skimpy serve of potato, candied apple that...was inedibly sweet, and I have a sweet tooth! The reviewer who said this was good value, must have more money than taste. I like to linger, and spend lavishly in a nice place, I couldn't wait to leave. Very ovverated for the price, and that would be in any city.More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Me and a buddy was looking for a good steak house and we were dropped in olio.. and HOLY. It was un - f@$&ing- believable!!!! I ordered surf and turf beef and it was too die for!!!!!! Staff was awesome gave the best recommendations.... price...is actually fair .. one of the best meals ive ever had in cebuMore

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed July 6, 2017 via mobile

Came to Olio for dinner tonight with 4 buddies and this place is an absolute 10. I shared the tenderloin, scallops, beef carpaccio and fries with a buddy and it was all cooked to perfection. Our server Jonnelle was amazing, he absolutely nailed our service...and was smiling and laughing the whole time with us. It's important to note that this is fine dining at its best and the price does reflect that as we paid nearly $50 per steak, and were impressed with every bite. The location is prime right in the heart of cebu. I would easily place Olio in the top 5 Steak Houses I have tried in the Philippines. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Reviewed May 12, 2017 via mobile

The steak was really nice, service was really good. Only thing is that the steak comes only with some veggies, which looks really poor. They could do a bit more on the presentation. We also felt that the price was a bit high. Again you...pay for quality so fair enough!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed April 11, 2017

delicious, affordable steaks with choices for non-meat eaters. I tried the black pepper lobster which was good although the spaghettini that went with it was a bit oily

Date of visit: April 2017
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Reviewed March 6, 2017 via mobile

Olio has been known in Cebu as one of the restaurant who serve good steak. Their angus beef steak was the top choice for steak lovers, until Acacia Steak House and L Artisan came into the picture. I loved their beef salpicao. I assume they...use angus beef for dish thats why its so good. The main concern I have with Olio is, the place is very old. Since I set foot in Cebu in 2004 until now, they haven't done any major renovation. The place looks dark and some areas of the ceiling look dilapidated. I wish management could spend some money to beautify the place.More

Date of visit: October 2016
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Reviewed February 19, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is fine dining, though you don't really need to be in formal attire. We tried the steak and it was quite good. The service is very attentive. The atmosphere is conducive for long conversations and intimate dinners too.

Date of visit: February 2017
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Reviewed February 4, 2017

We were in Cebu with friends who live there and they mentioned this restaurant as one of the best, so you can imagine our excitement. We even called ahead to make sure they had fresh oysters. We ordered 1 to start and the oysters themselves...tasted ok but the shells looked suspicious, normally you would have the base of the oyster where it attaches to the shell still present but it wasn't there and there was also something yellow/ orange on the shell but we ignored it. We then decided to get a 2nd plate. This time we could see the same shells that they used for baked oysters were being reused for the fresh oysters!!! Can you imagine our horror?? This means the premium we were paying for fresh oysters was not even justified, the waiter tried to make a lame excuse but it didn't cut it. We asked to see the chef, who didn't make the effort to come and see us. We were given another plate of this time freshly shucked oysters, what a difference!!! just because of the chef's laziness our entire experience was ruined. BTW Olio the free dessert did not make up for our spoiled eveningMore

Date of visit: January 2017
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Olio Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4