Wild Olive 

Dining Description:  The menu goes rustic with dishes as rich as venison osso bucco and roasted pheasant and as comforting as lasagna and spaghetti and meatballs.

User Rating:  ★★★★★ ★★★★★ by 10 Users

Hours:  Dinner

Price:  $$$$, $$$$

Features:  Staff Pick, Menu, Image

Dining Features:  Online Reservations, Dinner, Top 50, Parking

Neighborhood:  Johns Island

Reviews / Comments (10)

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★★★★★ ★★★★★

Lovely atmosphere- great lighting even upon entry to the parking lot. The mussels were awesome, as was the local beet salad with farro. Ricotta gnocchi with boar ragu was an unexpectedly delicious entree. Desserts looked creative and delicious. Definitley worth the drive to John's Island.

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Posted by macmor1234 on February 21, 2011 at 7:59 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

I have been to Wild Olive on multiple occasions and have always had a wonderful experience. The food is amazing. I lived in Florence, Italy for a while and when I came back to the states I was constantly disappointed in the Italian food. However, when I found Wild Olive I was extremely pleased by the authentic Italian cuisine. The ambiance is perfect for a dinner date or a special occasion. I highly recommend dining at Wild Olive and enjoying a night out in John’s Island!

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Posted by vlhutson on December 23, 2013 at 9:56 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Ate there last night for the first time, as I was kinda stuck on AlDiLa for my italian. Completely different vibe; very comfy country feel to the space as well as the menu. Start with the $19 bottle wine special, the Lucas & Lewellen Pinot Noir is a steal and was flying out to the tables. Grab the carpaccio, but split it, it's big. In fact, everything seemed big as I looked around. Certainly the veal scallopine and the Garganelli with braised pork ragu we ordered were big enough for the next day's lunch. I have to mention the staff. From greeting, (they obviously have regulars as shown by the hugs) to the table, (Michael was our waiter and very good at his job, you almost want him to sit down and join you.) But most impressive was the scanning of the room by everyone there. Every one of them look at everything as they go by, and whoever that guy in the kitchen whites was with his hands folded behind his back as he checked plates going out is scary good.
OK, here's the downside, felt a little too far away from my date at the two top. No star loss on that, next time I will try to hit one of those cushioned banquet booths!

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Posted by Sunbums on August 30, 2011 at 4:11 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Great food, great atmosphere, great service, worth every penny.

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Posted by Varied1 on August 27, 2011 at 9:30 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

My wife and I ate dinner at The Wild Olive last night and we were extremely impressed. Tons of busy employees buzzing around, creative specials, nice atmosphere. Jacques is doing a great job.

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Posted by ryanh on May 7, 2011 at 5:12 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Delicious!

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Posted by lowcountry15 on December 5, 2010 at 10:38 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Fantastic! Simple, rustic and great food. Service was first class. Special attention to gnocchi with boar ragu; venison with cherry-stuffed gnocchi (Uau!) and short ribs with fontina-stuffed risotto cake (delicious sugo). As mentioned above, the chocolate pistachio custard is to die for. Also, we got a special deal: certain wine bottles were $19 (Sunday night; not sure if it were a Thanksgiving weekend special or just a Sunday dinner special).

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Posted by CHS-food on November 28, 2010 at 10:04 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

the real deal but not cheap, great service and food

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Posted by coachz on June 13, 2010 at 9:04 AM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Great experience all around; menu, service, quality, ambiance! The Wild Olive has made my "Charleston Favorites" list. Well worth the short drive to Johns Island.

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Posted by MARLEN on December 19, 2009 at 5:54 PM
★★★★★ ★★★★★

Love it! Get a bunch of the smaller sized plates and share. Chocolate pistachio dessert is awesome.

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Posted by charlestonchick on September 16, 2009 at 12:42 PM
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