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Olive Cafe

127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
+1 207-772-6200
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“shawarma” (13 reviews)
“hummus” (12 reviews)
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
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Reviewed 9 September 2018

Went to the Olive cafe on the recommendation of the people who live in Portland,we had the Shawarma which was really good but the fried cauliflower and the hummus were outstanding,also the service was very friendly and excellent.

Thank surfisher53
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Small local place with a very friendly waitress vegetarian food along with the best Marinated Grilled Lamb Kabob that I have had in a long time,the pearl couscous they served with it was by far the best seasoned and DELISHISH. If you are looking for...More

Thank Rose L
Reviewed 30 July 2018

A local recommended this place and we were happy we went. Be prepared for a wait. We ordered the baba Ganesh and bean dip as a starter. The baba was NOT good - avoid this. But the rest of our orders were delicious - chicken...More

Thank actresssq1
Reviewed 21 June 2018

I ordered their Mediterranean Sampler and it was wonderful ! The plate was so beautiful that I took a picture of it. Everything from the fried (not battered) cauliflower to the hummus was Delicious ! The best meal I have had in Portland so far...More

Thank Rebecca8742
Reviewed 14 April 2018

We ate here a year ago and liked it better then. The menu is pretty much the same, with many vegetarian options, but the food preparation has gone downhill somewhat. The mediterranean plate (with hummus, falafel, and fried cauliflower) was fairly good, but the "fresh...More

1  Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Had the chicken pizza. It has wonderful flavors including pickles on it. Just delicious!. Also had the hand cut fries, which were very good!!. Would go back for sure to try something else!!!. Hidden gem!

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 21 December 2017

I have been here twice now, most recent for lunch and I had to order the same again, the Shrimp Shawarma because it is so delicious! I have had the opportunity to try their falafel and vegetarian pizza, and they are both equally good. I...More

Thank nicks60610
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Located in busy Commercial street in Portland this small (12 tables) cafe has a Mediterranean slant. Wraps, salads and pizza. We tried two wraps that were vegetarian. Taste was good and pita chips very good. Attentive service. A bit noisy because it’s so small. I...More

1  Thank Robert K
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We both enjoyed our lunches -- tasty and generous amounts. The waiter, it appeared, wanted to be somewhere else. There was a lack of warmth in attitude and interaction. In fairness, though he did mess up the order, he successfully mitigated the problem. He just...More

2  Thank mgr1652
Reviewed 3 September 2017

A 10 tables intimate restaurant on Commercial St. Arrived around 6 pm on the last Thursday in August. Several tables were taken, at 6:45 pm only a few tables remained occupied maybe another wave of diners would come in after. We tried: Side of Greek...More

Thank RCS3rd
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-6200
  • E-mail
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