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Olive Cafe

127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
+1 207-772-6200
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Olive Cafe twice, most recently this weekend. We ordered the Mediterranean Plate and Vegetarian Plate (both of which are vegetarian), Fatoush Salad and side of brussel sprouts. We loved everything and it was perfect for my wife, my five year old (picky...More

Thank billy_b73
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I could only give this place 5 stars!!! It deserves more! Our yearly visit on our vacations now, was once again a smashing success!!! The Vegetarian Mediterranean pizza may well be the best pizza on the PLANET!!!!! From the greetings to the goodbye of our...More

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Great authentic cuisine. Service not rushed. Good price points for portion received. Will visit again.

Thank StopNEat
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Little restaurant where owner does it all. My husband loved the Lamb he got. I'm more picky so a place like this I can't comment. But he was in love with this little gem as he called it

Thank Silvastreak1
Reviewed 13 April 2017

We have been to Olive Cafe' at least 3-4 times. We Experience Something New Each Time. My Husband, it is Usually Some Choice of Pizza. I Venture a bit Further into the Culture of Spices, Flavors & Textures. We have Always been Pleased with the...More

Thank LIZnotmyRealName
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing flavors. Fantastic service staff. Huge amount of vegetarian selections on the menu. Best tasting falafel I have ever had in a restaurant. We will be back

Thank Lee G
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This small, unassuming Lebanese Mediterranean restaurant is a great place for a nice lunch or quiet dinner. It features fairly authentic dishes, with many vegetarian options. We've had nicely prepared cauliflower-carrot soap, which was vegan, but almost "creamy" (as it was pureed), and some good...More

Thank MaineGuy777
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We had dinner with our family on a Saturday night at the Olive Cafe. I'd made an email reservation and the table for six was waiting for us upon arrival. The cafe is small but we did not feel crowded. Though Portland is a city...More

Thank Linda Z
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

What a delightful find for a late lunch. This Lebanese Mediterranean restaurant was wonderful. I had a shrimp wrap that was absolutely delicious. There was a lime dressing that was delicate and just a perfect compliment to the shrimp. My daughter had a Brussels sprout...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I'm an American who was brought up on this kind of food. It tasted right to my palette. Recommendations: some draft beer options; clean the tables (mine felt gummy, and that was a put-off); and lighten up the serving staff.

Thank MaineRoads
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 127 Commercial St, Portland, ME 04101-4706
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-772-6200
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