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The Wild Olive

Croft Foot, Gosforth CA20 1AH, England
+44 19467 25999
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“calzone” (26 reviews)
“dough balls” (7 reviews)
“pavlova” (8 reviews)
Closes in 2 min
11:00 - 21:30All hours
Italian, Pizza, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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Croft Foot, Gosforth CA20 1AH, England
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Reviews (266)
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1 - 10 of 266 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

The Prawn Puttanesca is my absolute favourite, the pizza is great too. Do not go without adding the Salt bread with Roasted Pepper Mayo dip to your starters!

Thank sandysharples
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely meal here for both my sons birthday 30th August. The food was fantastic. Plentiful and freshly cooked to order. The waiting on staff very attentive. All in all a perfect night. Well done the wild olive :-)

Thank Kelly I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying locally we decided to try this hidden gem of an Italian restaurant on two nights. Each time we were limited to when we could have a table, (1730 and 2030) but that's what happens with such a popular place. Food was excellent, as was...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst the food served here is reasonable the service really lets this place down. The unprofessional serving staff need to learn some basic customer service skills and try not to let it show that their customers are an inconvenience. It's not difficult to show your...More

Thank pwchan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were taken to this italian by friends, the food and service was excellent , Having just moved to the area we feel really pleased can't wait to take the family.

Thank dashers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a place in a beautiful setting with friendly and helpful staff the food is 1st class. Tasty, innovative and catering for those that are intolerant for some foods I cannot say enough. One of the best Italians I have been to.

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Visited The Wild Olive earlier this week and was impressed in more ways than one. Unlike many Italian restaurants, there wasn't cheesy Italian pop music or opera playing, the soundtrack was classic sixties hits, and also the staff all seemed to be English. Yet don't...More

Thank GlennA946
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Nice surroundings and excellent Italian food with authentic stone baked pizzas and classic pasta dishes. Handy kids room and playground out back. If had one criticism it would be the staff could be a little more cheerful, but would definitely go again.

Thank Mr_Benevolent
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Good atmosphere with good service. Menu is simple with a good selection of specials to keep thing's fresh for us locals. Parking is around the corner in the village main carpark. You have to be a bit careful of traffic.

Thank 533MikeB
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We ate here twice during our recent stay in the area and had lovely meals and evenings on both occasions. A popular restaurant, good food, lovely pizzas, friendly staff.

Thank Deborah W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Croft Foot, Gosforth CA20 1AH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cumbria  >  Lake District  >  Gosforth
  • Phone Number: +44 19467 25999
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