Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

“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.

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

Karla G.

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

– Elaine P.

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

– Vicki and Kirby R.

“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. We live near Smiths Falls and we like to visit Kingston. Two years ago when we were there we went to Olivea for the first time. At the time due to Covid only the patio and take out was available. We enjoyed our meal on the patio back then so we chose this time to return and dine inside. The food was tasty and fresh. Thee 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 out 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 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.

“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 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.

“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.

“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.

“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 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.
“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.