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Olivea | Fine Italian Dining in Kingston, Ontario


Olivea | Fine Italian Dining in Kingston, Ontario


Olivea | Fine Italian Dining in Kingston, Ontario

Owners Stev George and Deanna Harrington opened Olivea in 2008 and for the past decade their team of amazing staff have worked together to create a warm and welcoming restaurant serving delicious and authentic Italian food. Each year they take a group of the staff to Italy to learn more about Italian food, wine and culture so that they can enhance your experience when you dine at Olivea.

Olivea is a family-run Italian trattoria serving traditional and contemporary Italian fare. We are known for our fresh pasta, sauces and ragùs which are all made by our talented chefs. In addition to our mouth-watering pastas, we serve fantastic antipasti boards with local and Italian salami, prosciutto and cheeses, grilled squid, arancine, panelle, wonderful salads, steaks from Enright Cattle Co., fresh sustainable seafood and house made desserts.

From May to October our street-side patio on Kingston’s Market Square is a perfect spot for eating, drinking and people-watching. We feature live jazz on Tuesday nights all year, and Pasta Sunday from October to April. We also host events like our popular “Dinner and a Movie” and “New Year’s Day Jazz Brunch”. Check our Events page for more details.

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Olivea | Fine Italian Dining in Kingston, Ontario


Olivea | Fine Italian Dining in Kingston, Ontario


Olivea | Fine Italian Dining in Kingston, Ontario

Lunch Menu

Antipasti

  • Warm roasted olives $6.75
  • East coast oysters half dozen $15, 1 dozen $30
    with mignonette
  • Grilled squid $14
    with spicy red sauce and aïoli
  • Panelle $9
    Sicilian chickpea fritters
  • Truffled frites $9
    with parmesan
  • Arancine al telefono $14
    stuffed with fontina and mushrooms
  • Beef carpaccio $14
    with shaved parmigiano, arugula and truffle aïoli
  • Antipasto board $15
    “mezzo e mezzo” – artisanal cheeses and cured meats
  • Andalusian tomato and bread soup $9
    with parmesan

Pasta

Add a side salad to any pasta: verde $4.50, caesar $5, arugula $5

  • Tagliatelle $18
    with semi-dry cherry tomatoes, bocconcini and basil
  • Penne alla Carbonara $18
    bacon, egg, parmesan and black pepper
  • Orecchiette $20
    with house made Italian sausage, tomato and rapini
  • Half pasta + side salad $15
    (above pastas only)
  • Penne Pomodoro $15
    tomato basil sauce
  • Penne Arrabbiata $16
    spicy tomato sauce
  • Spaghetti aglio olio $16
    (spicy) with arugula and parmesan
  • Linguine $17
    with basil pesto
  • Add bocconcini $3
    grilled chicken breast $7
    Italian sausage $7
    or grilled shrimp $8
  • Tagliatelle Bolognese $19
    traditional pork and veal ragù
  • Garganelli $21
    with crispy chicken leg and roasted garlic cream sauce
  • Gnocchi $22
    with beef cheek ragù, truffle and parmesan
  • Seafood linguine $24
    with spicy tomato, olives, caper sauce

SALADS

  • Insalata verde $8.50
    mixed Italian greens with lemon vinaigrette
  • Caesar salad $9.50
    romaine with Caesar dressing, parmesan and focaccia croutons
  • Arugula salad $9.50
    with lemon, extra virgin olive oil and shaved parmesan
  • Tuna and white bean salad $16
    with cherry tomatoes, olives and arugula
  • Pear and gorgonzola salad $15
    with maple roasted walnuts and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Roast chicken and fig salad $16
    with pine nuts, pecorino cheese and maple vinaigrette
  • Caprese Salad $17
    Forman Farm tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala and basil
  • Add Grilled Chicken Breast $7
    Add Italian Sausage $7
    Add Grilled Shrimp $8

Sandwiches

Sandwiches are served with a side soup, frites or insalata verde

  • Grilled chicken panino $16
    with provolone, basil pesto and roasted red pepper
  • Matt’s porchetta $16
    on a bun, rapini with garlic and chilies and Dijon aioli
  • Sicilian tuna $16
    artichokes, capers, lemon confit, black olive mayo and arugula
  • Roast beef (cold) $16
    gorgonzola mayo, crispy onions and arugula
  • Half sandwich + side soup, salad or frites $14
    (above sandwiches only)
  • Olivea Burger $17
    Enright beef, Wilton cheddar, bacon, tomato chutney

Secondi

  • Steak Frites $26
    Enright flat iron with fresh cut fries and saffron aïoli
  • Steak Aglio $26
    Enright flat iron with spaghetti aglio olio (spicy), arugula and parmesan
  • Ligurian seafood stew $26
    with tomato, fennel, white wine, aïoli and grilled bread

Please inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

We use nuts, shellfish, eggs, dairy and wheat in our kitchen, and while we take care to minimize cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that food has not come in contact with nuts, shellfish or other allergens.

For groups of 8 and more an 18% gratuity will be added to the bill.

Dinner Menu

Antipasti

  • East Coast Oysters $15 for 6 / $30 for 12
    daily selection
  • Antipasti Board sm $15 / lg $30
    daily selection
  • Bruschetta $14
    grilled country bread with toppings (see insert)
  • Beef carpaccio $14
    with parmesan, arugula and truffle aïoli
  • Grilled squid $14
    with spicy red sauce and aïoli
  • Fritto misto di mare $18
    fried shrimp, scallops, calamari with lemon-caper mayo
  • Arancine al telefono $14
    fried risotto balls, stuffed with fontina and mushrooms
  • Meatballs al forno $15
    with tomato sauce, grilled eggplant and pecorino
  • Panelle $9
    Sicilian chickpea fritters with lemon
  • Truffled frites $9
    with parmesan
  • Warm roasted olives $6.50

Insalate

  • Verde $9
  • Caesar $10
  • Arugula $10
  • Pear and gorgonzola salad $16
    with maple roasted walnuts
  • Tuna and white bean salad $17
    with arugula and cherry tomatoes
  • Chicken and fig salad $17
    with pine nuts and pecorino cheese
  • Caprese Salad $17
    Forman Farm tomatoes, mozzarella di bufala and basil
  • Add to any salad:
    Chicken Breast $8
    Sausage $8
    Shrimp $9

Add a side salad: Verde $5, Caesar $6, Arugula $6

Pasta

  • Tagliatelle Bolognese $21
  • Tagliatelle $20
    with cherry tomatoes, bocconcini and basil
  • Penne alla Carbonara $20
  • Linguine $18
    with basil pesto
  • Gnocchi $23
    with beef cheek ragù, truffle and parmesan
  • Orecchiette $22
    with Italian sausage, tomato and rapini
  • Penne Arrabbiata (spicy) or Pomodoro $17
    with sausage or chicken breast $25
  • Garganelli $23
    with crispy chicken leg and roasted garlic rosemary cream sauce
  • Spaghetti aglio olio $18
    spicy with arugula and parmesan
    with grilled shrimp $27
    with grilled steak $29
  • Seafood Linguine $27
    shrimp, mussels, clams, scallops and squid, with spicy tomato, olive and caper sauce
  • Add to any pasta
    Chicken Breast $8
    Sausage $8
    Meatballs $8
    Rapini $3
    bocconcini $3
    Shrimp $9

Secondi & Contorni

  • Chicken al Mattone $27
    chicken breast grilled under a brick, with potato gnocchi, seasonal vegetables and salmoriglio
  • Steak Tagliata $29
    with roasted potatoes, arugula and aïoli
  • Grilled Italian sausage $26
    with peperonata, roasted potatoes and rapini
  • Ligurian fish and shellfish stew $29
    with tomato, fennel and white wine, aïoli and grilled sourdough
  • Rapini with chilies and garlic $7

Please inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.

We use nuts, shellfish, eggs, dairy and wheat in our kitchen and while we take care to minimize cross contamination, we cannot guarantee that food has not come in contact with nuts, shellfish or other allergens.

18% service charge is added to groups of 8 or more.

Take out is available. Bring your own wine corkage $20.

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Events At Olivea

We have a team of over 15 kitchen staff who work behind the scenes to create the wonderful food at Olivea.

 The success of the kitchen at Olivea relies on the skill and leadership of our three main chefs:

Cici Banks | Chef at Olivia in Kingston, Ontario

Cici Banks

Cici worked her way up through the ranks to become our head chef. She is responsible for all the cooks and food that comes out of the kitchen. She is a born leader and excellent chef, able to put out the finest food and direct her staff with ease and a calm presence.

Matt Darch | Chef at Olivia in Kingston, Ontario

Matt Darch

Matt has been with us since we opened in 2008. He is a naturally gifted cook, creating many of our soups, pasta fillings, the famous porchetta, braises and charcuterie. His passion is meat butchery and cookery. You can taste it in our food.

Conner Henson | Chef at Olivia in Kingston, Ontario

Conner Henson

Conner is a powerhouse of energy. She runs the kitchen during the day preparing delicious lunch features as well as all the main building blocks for the whole day – the stocks, sauces, and elements that go into our menu. Her work is vital for the success and smooth functioning of the kitchen.


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39 Brock Street Kingston, ON


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Open 7 Days A Week

Lunch: 11:30am – 4:30pm
Dinner: 5:00pm – Close