We love oysters so we definitely look for restaurants that serve them. So good we had two orders of them. The service was fantastic! We will definitely go back the next time we visit Kingston!

– Trish L.

“My daughter and I were in for dinner on last Friday evening – in Kingston for Queen’s Homecoming and my 60th (!) reunion. We just wanted to say that we had a most wonderful dining experience… just the two of us. Thank you all for making our weekend extra special.”

– Miriam H.

“We really enjoyed our lunch and I was happy that you were able to seat us according to our wishes.

The food and our server were great.  All round a great time.

– Jane D. B.

“I am a regular at Olivea but my 3 dinner guests (from out of town) had never been.

The ambiance and service was excellent and everybody thought their meal was great!

Thanks. This is why I keep returning.”

– Brenda B.

“Excellent meal and excellent service. Staff went the extra mile. So many things were done that other restaurants don’t bother doing- polishing the silver and glasses, providing a carafe for wine, tongs for salad we shared and withe two-sided plates and fresh cutlery after our appetizer.

We were never hurried. The wait staff even provided some ice in a plastic bag for my bee sting swollen hand (not their bees as I am sure they don’t sting).

Thank you so much. We have been there before and will return again.”

– Ann D.

“What a wonderful meal! It’s my second time there and once again I was impressed. We both had the gnocchi and they were the best I’ve ever had. That’s saying a lot because I’ve travelled the globe and eaten a lot of pasta. Congratulations
on a beautiful restaurant!

– Amanda M.

“Thank you for a lovely dinner on Tuesday August 1.
Our servers were wonderful, the food was amazing and atmosphere was lovely.
Thank you again, we will be back.”

– Tina F.

“Thank you for a wonderful experience when we dined at your establishment for lunch on Wednesday July 12.  From the moment we were greeted at the door, to the time we left, we were looked after by a very warm, friendly & knowledgeable staff.

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was relaxing!

It was our first visit, but will not be our last!”

– Jeff & Bev C.

The meal and the service was spectacular! Will definitely be back. Thank you!

– Chris J.

“As always our evening at Olivea was amazing. The service, the food and the atmosphere never disappoint. Our favourite restaurant in Kingston!!”

– Alessandra H.

“We enjoyed our dinner with friends at your excellent restaurant. It’s our favourite in Kingston and we will continue to enjoy your hospitality.”

– Steve P.

“Thank you to you for a lovely evening with great food and excellent service! Always enjoy our time there.”

– Vicki and Kirby R.

“Thank you for a great time, lovely service and dinner. We just said today that we would like to do that meal all over again tonight! Hopefully we will be back soon.”

– Bill and Draha

“Amazing meal for my sister’s birthday! The seafood stew was outstanding as was the wine selection and service that allowed us to linger and enjoy. A wonderful afternoon I can’t wait to repeat!”

– Katherine S.

“I just wanted to let you know your choice of table, server and of course our beautiful lunch was perfect!”

– Diane M.

“Thank you for a wonderful lunch!  The service was EXCELLENT and the food was as expected – delicious.  We love Olivea and will be back again soon.

I didn’t get our server’s name – man, light hair – excellent!”

– Janice H.

“Thank you so much for the delicious food and excellent service and care we received last Friday at our team lunch.

We will certainly be looking at booking again at Olivea.”

– Kathy D.

“It was an amazing meal and amazing service ! I will definitely recommend your restaurant to my friends and family.”

– Pat D.

“Thank you for a wonderful experience – as always! Olivea NEVER disappoints!”

– Elaine P.

“My daughter and I had a fantastic dinner. It was our first time at your restaurant – and we loved it! Our pastas were delicious and our server was fantastic!

We will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful evening.”

– Brenda L.

“We had a wonderful celebration dinner last night at Olivea! Thank you for your hospitality and fabulous food!”

– Abbie H.

“My partner and I had a wonderful dining experience & meal on my Birthday Saturday October 15th. We found your Restaurant online when planning our weekend in Kingston and where very happy with our decision to dine at Olivea. The staff where great, very accommodating and helpful with our meal, drink and desert choices. Everything was delicious and the service was perfect! Thank you so much for the experience we will definitely be back during our next visit to Kingston.”

– Greg and Julie

“I chose Olivea for the first meeting of my new book club, because of the location and the menu.  Everyone was pleased with their meal, the restaurant was busy (which I like), and we pleased with the service.  We had lots to discuss, the waitress didn’t rush us and was unobtrusive when she needed to interrupt.  We were all very pleased with the experience, thank you.”

– Elaine B.

“Thank you, Olivia. Your staff were professional and attentive and the food was just delicious! We were a party of seven and everything went smoothly for us yesterday afternoon.”

– André P.

“Thanks so much to Terrence for booking our family in for Saturday night dinner on Thanksgiving.  Our server was very accommodating, the food and beverages were delicious,  and we had a warm welcome from Olivea. Our family came from Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver for this event.  We were so very proud to take them to such a favourite spot of ours in Kingston to dine “en famille”. Everyone enjoyed themselves!”

– Gord and Carol R.

“Please know that the dining experience enjoyed by our party of four was a complete success. Our table consisted of two couples who had not seen each other in over two decades, and we were all delighted to have chosen Olivea for our get together. The quality of food and service was outstanding. Liam our waiter, couldn’t have been more welcoming and engaging. He displayed patience and understanding around our circumstance, where ordering was impacted by our groups extended conversations after not having seen each other for a prolonged period of time. Thank you for allowing us to have a wonderful evening. We definitely look forward to our next visit in the near future.”

– Dan M.

“The food was delicious and the service exceptional.  It is now a family gathering favourite.  Some family members from Toronto and others from Ottawa meeting half way. Thank you for a wonderful luncheon.”

– Cynthia K.

“We enjoyed a lovely meal – delicious food with excellent service. Thank you.”

– Elaine P.

“Wonderful experience. Superb food and service. Thank you!”

Karla G.

“It was an excellent meal with great service!”

– S. F.

“We had a lovely Valentine’s lunch at Olivea yesterday. Everything was lovely, including our server. Food and wine were delicious. We especially enjoyed the bread with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
After lunch, I immediately went across the street to Kingston Olive Oil Co. and purchased  both.
The bread was so light and airy. I was wondering if there is a name for it. I would like to try and duplicate it at home.
Thank you for making our Valentine’s Day special. We will return to your lovely establishment.”

– Mary M.

“We wish to let you know how satisfied we were with our meal and the friendliness of the staff. My wife and were visiting Kingston for the weekend to celebrate out 36th wedding anniversary… The food was tasty and fresh. The service was friendly and efficient. The menu had a lot of choices making it hard to choose what to have, but at the same time all that combined means we will have to go back the next time we are in Kingston.

Thank you for helping us celebrate our anniversary in an excellent way. We will be back and of course we will let our friends know what a good spot it is to go for a meal.”

– Rob and Mary Ellen D.

“We went to Olivea for the first time in conjunction the Corvette event downtown.  We had been waiting for 3 years for the event due to Covid re-scheduling.  We were not disappointed.  Our dinner and service were excellent.  We would recommend Olivea to anyone who enjoys exceptional Italian cuisine.  Thank you.”

– Richard and Karen S.

“We had lunch with you and thoroughly enjoyed everything. We had a very friendly greeting at the door as we were shown to our table. Our server was very professional and knowledgeable as one of us needed GF choices. 

Our lunches were so delicious and the service was excellent.

High marks for everyone, and everything can’t wait to come back.”

– Pam S.

“We had dinner at Olivea on Friday night, my first time visiting. It was excellent. The food was delicious – all of it. The service was so very good. I’m sorry I can’t remember the name of the woman who served us, but she was a true professional. She cared about our experience, was incredibly attentive and personable. The young man who helped us with Parmesan and pepper was kind and helpful, the staff that greeted us at the door, the people who brought our food, everyone was helpful and kind.

Our dinner felt like how dining out felt before COVID. It was welcoming and relaxed. I’ve missed that.

Thank you for a memorable meal and for letting us be together to catch up and enjoy each other’s company. Such a lovely night.

– Patty K.

“We have been locked out of Canada for the last 2+ years. Last week was our first trip back.
Olivea did not disappoint. Great food and service! Like nothing ever happened.
Outstanding and excellent!!
We’ll be back ASAP”

– A.D.D

“It was our first visit to your restaurant and we enjoyed your beautiful gathering space, pleasant waitstaff and delicious food.  Thank you for making my Beloved’s birthday lunch so enjoyable.”

– Nyla-Jean de B.

“Just wanted to thank you for a delicious lunch.  It was the first time my four siblings (and spouses) and my husband and I were able to meet since before COVID.  Kingston is a central location for us all and I am very glad we chose your restaurant.  The server was excellent, the food great and you even managed to seat us at an out of the way table.  I am sure we will return.  Thanks again.”

– Karen O.

“It was great!

This was a very special meal as my cousin and I haven’t seen each other for over THREE years due to Covid! Our experience at your restaurant was perfect in every way – ambience, interesting food choices plus excellent service – THANK YOU!!”

– Helen L.

“Excellent service and delicious food! Thank you for tolerating our lengthy stay after lunch! So special to dine out again with friends celebrating Eleanor’s 80th birthday 🎂🎉🎈🍹👏🏻🍞🍵☕️”

– Penelope H.

“Had a private function on Oct. 03/2021. The food was delicious. The only thing better than the food was the service. I have to say Outstanding! The whole staff was so accommodating that my wife and I, who held the event, were just so pleased. In particular, I must say that the hostess and waitress at the event were amazing. The people who own the place are real lucky to have them. In fact their espresso machine was not working. They went to the place next door to fetch my father his espresso. Thank you to everyone at Olivea. A must if your in Kingston. Just wonderful!”

– Frank F.

“We’ve been very impressed with your efforts throughout the pandemic … weekly dinners for two, ready-made options, accompanying wine at reasonable prices, etc., etc.  Well done!

Receiving a thank-you message the day after having a lovely indoor lunch is icing on the cake.  You guys are amazing and we wish you every possible success.”

– Nancy D.

“Exceptional dining experience. Excellent food and service. Best Italian we’ve had in a long time.”

– Karie T.

“As an American in New York, not too far away from Kingston, ON, Canada, I always make a stop here. The food is insanely amazing. There is literally something for everyone! I can’t recommend this establishment enough. Kudos on all your exquisite dishes!”

– Jamie R.

“We have been to Olivea’s quite a few times this summer and plan on coming back again soon.  Your wonderful Staff and Servers make the evening outstanding with great service and friendly welcomes.  The menu is always a delight and delicious because of your skilled, creative chefs.  Thank You Everyone!!!”

– Marje & Gary B.

“We made reservations to this restaurant on the spur of the moment and this was the best experience. From the ease of booking a reservation (we did this online… even had to modify the reservations… super easy to use). Locations is fabulous. From the welcome at the door, to the service during our meal. Even the COVID protocols were specific and followed through. The food… OMG… absolutely amazing. I you ever find yourself in Kingston, you have to try this place.”

– Parvati S.

“Our dinner was absolutely delicious, and our server was top notch. She was very accommodating and if she didn’t know if something could be changed on the menu, she quickly found out. On our next visit we will definitely make Olivea a first stop!”
– Darlene W.

“Food and service was fantastic.  Will recommend and be back over the next four years when we are in town visiting our son at Queens.”

– Rob B.

“We had a wonderful dinner on Sunday night August 22 and our service was excellent! Thank you again to Nic for taking such good care of us! We have had lots of Olivea take out but we had not had a dine in dinner at a restaurant since March 2020 :)”

– Karen L.

“We had a GREAT lunch and a service was exceptional! So glad we could help each other out!”

– Lori W.

“Absolutely lovely meal – great service, fun atmosphere. We will definitely be back!!!
Thank you also for being open on a Monday night.”
– Erica W. & TJ K.