Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace
Wow! I'm pretty sure I died and went to flavor heaven. First of all, the restaurant is designed and decorated beautifully. The waiters and waitresses were all on top of it making sure everyone was attended to in a timely manner. The open kitchen concept is always a favorite of mine as you can really see what's happening and what goes into the preparation of a dish. I did my research before I came in so I had a really good idea of what I wanted: artichoke hearts and ricotta cavatella with chicken. Holy flavors! It was delicious. I'd like to say I'm a foodie at heart. I pulled both of these dishes apart. Ate each component separately and then together in one bite. All I can say is, not one thing disappointed the palate. You could just taste the fresh, bold ingredients in every bite. And that truffle oil... yum! I got a strawberry ginger margarita. And a scoop of raspberry lime sorbet and vanilla gelato for dessert. I love to go to places that really bring their a-game and produce dishes you'll remember. And I can confidently say I'll remember this meal. I'll be back!
Our server, Kyle Pringle, was wonderful! Ask to sit in his section!
Excellent food and service
Wonderful location, good menu, moderate prices. Able to make reservation so avoided a wait. It is a very crowded popular eating place. The only issue is the noise level inside makes it hard to talk and be heard. I love sitting outside where it is much more quiet
Breakfast and Lunch served until 3:00 PM with a limited menu until 5:00 PM which looked really good The problem is we had reservations for 3:00 PM and could not order anything we would have ordered if it was available. We were disappointed since nothing is mentioned on the restaurant website
This was our second time at Olive and Ivy (from out of town). We appreciate a high energy level, but the noise was intolerable and we could not carry on a conversation. We don’t need to go back.
Service at Olive and Ivy was far an above its best feature. We had Mason serve us and he executed perfectly. De-crumbed the table, folded our napkins if he touched the table and we weren’t there, pushed our dinners through ahead of a large 70 top table and offered great suggestions with the drink menu. We only had a chance to go once but if we could go again we would ask for Mason.
Fabulous patio and great food!!
Noise level extremely loud. Food quality was pretty good. Son ordered the sea bass and the portion was extremely small; maybe the smallest entree portion I’ve ever seen.
First time, and, will definitely return
Great meal !
Patio setting was beautiful - good food, service and ambience!
Service was excellent. Menu is varied enough so there is something for everyone. Birthday celebration was handled very nicely.
Food was good but nothing special. We opted to only do some small plates to try the restaurant out and we weren’t overly impressed. Meatballs were good, but the rest was nothing special. The larger meals looked good. Maybe we’ll try them next time.
Sat on the patio. Beautiful. Met a friend from out of town and we had a leisurely meal, weren’t rushed, great service. Love it!
Waiter service was great but hostess was not. We arrived at 9:10 for our 9:15 reservation. The hostess let us know it would be a few minutes which is understandable, I let her know we would be waiting it the seats outside and pointed where we would be. She said she would let us know when the table was ready. 9:25 came around and I went to check on the status, the hostess told me she texted me but I didn't respond?Would have been nice if she referenced the text messaging process when we initially spoke? She said she can't keep track of everyone, and that I should have been looking for the text? I was on a date, not going to be looking for texts that I wasn't aware of?
We LOVE this restaurant!
Everything was perfect! Server was excellent, food and wine were on point! Can’t wait to come back when I’m in Phoenix again!
Great place. Delicious food and even though we couldn’t order from the dinner menu which was disappointing, everything else was amazing and I’ll be coming back again
Love the food and the service
Wonderful. Was loud but didn’t bother us.
good food, service and atmosphere
Nice menu. Food very good, reasonable value for money. But service was terrible. We waited a full 15 minutes before being offered a drink, water, etc..... 15 more minutes for a glass of wine. And another 25-30 minutes after ordering our entrees. I KNOW they were busy (? Wednesday night ?) - but c’mon guys, this is Scottsdale at the peak of tourist season. Get more wait staff!
Was looking for a nice place to take our great niece and this was the spot. The scallops were amazing! Great service. Would definitely go back our next time in the area!
Wonderful food and great service!!! Definitely recommend
The food is always delicious. However the service on this occasion was terrible. It took 30 minutes to get drinks and 40 more minutes to receive our entrees. Usually service is quick and delightful
Fantastic!...I always enjoy the food!...one of my favorites in Scottsdale! Cheers
Easton our waiter was awesome. The food we had was good too!
For lunch service in particular, waiting nearly 10 minutes for a refill on iced tea and a glass of wine seemed too long. We felt our waiter had too many tables and couldn’t really give us good attention. Our fish entrees tasted bland, but the presentation and the cooking preparation were well executed. Unfortunately this time didn’t have the wow-factor , maybe next time will be better.
Not my first time here. Nor will it be my last. Had my granddaughter for her 10th birthday and she felt very special. The wait staff was exceptional. The food missed a beat, but not by much?
Fantastic weekend brunch, great service, and a comfortable booth!
Always enjoy eating here. Friendly staff, good food and very nice ambience.
Had a great experience at olive and ivy on the Scottsdale waterfront Sunday. Fun, colorful atmosphere and a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. The food and service were very good.
We went to celebrate my mother’s 96th birthday and had just been to O & I the previous Sunday morning and had a great experience sitting on the patio with another couple. I asked for a outside table and didn’t get one which was frustrating but I understand it is first come first serve. Afterwards our server was just inattentive compared to others. One of our orders came with avocados on it that wasn’t mentioned in the menu and my friend is allergic to avocados so we had to return it. It took a good five minutes for our server to ask how are food was and at least another 10 minutes to get the meal replaced! It just spoiled the meal for everyone trying to wait. Finally after this we received a birthday treat with one plate and had to ask for more. After another 5 minutes they finally showed up without even a “sorry” mentioned. Anyway, overall it was a frustrating morning.
Loved the DJ’s music in the background!!!! First time visitors
Great menu and a fun and lively atmosphere. I highly recommend.
Everything excellent on menu
We always like Olive and Ivy for any occasion. Our dinner was after the art show at the Waterfront, so it was an easy place to walk to without having to park twice. Very nice.