Located on Yarm’s High Street, Black Olive - Yarm draws in aficionados of Italian cuisine from all over the Stockton-on-Tees area. Whether its for a casual lunch or a special evening meal, this charming Italian restaurant is the perfect choice, with its stylish decor and cosy ambience creating the perfect setting for any occasion. To guarantee a table at Black Olive - Yarm, making a reservation in advance is recommended.
Run by Italians, you know the cuisine served up at Black Olive - Yarm is going to be the real deal. Start off in true Italian style by sharing some antipasti like the Uovo al Vino Rosso (duck egg poached in a spiced Italian red wine served with toasted brioche, sautéed spinach, parma ham and dressed rocket) or the Pate Di Fegati Di Pollo (chicken liver parfait with red onion marmalade, toasted bread and dressed rocket), before moving on to the main affair.
From classic pastas like penne carbonara, to authentic Italian pizzas with a variety of mouthwatering toppings, as well as an array of meat and seafood dishes, there’s something to suit all tastes and occasions on the menu at Black Olive - Yarm. We recommend the pollo ripieno (chicken breast stuffed with garlic butter and parsley, smothered in a blue cheese and cream sauce and served with pan fried leek and pancetta). Finish off with some homemade tiramisu - bellissimo! For a superlative Italian dining experience in the Stockton-on-Tees area, book a table at Black Olive - Yarm on High Street.
Staff very friendly .lovely stylish decor &'comfortable seats & great food would reccomend a visit somthing on the menue to suite fo al . Will deffinatly visit again
Food was spectacular, service was exemplary got the mixed shellfish starter and the scallops and the half lobster was cooked to perfection!! Fantastic place to eat and drink
So easy to book will be using for all my reservations in future. The restaurant and service also good. Highly recommend Quandoo reservation service. Thank you
Great food great atmosphere. The staff were happy to make any of their cocktails into non alcoholic versions for my pregnant fiancee. We both found the staff friendly and accomodating. Will100% return soon.
Fantastic! Arrived early but we got seated straight away. Service was excellent, as were the drinks. Had the beef cheeks, really really good. Will be back again. Only negative was the service charge was already added to the bill which I found a bit cheeky, if the service hadn’t have been as good as it was then no tip would be left - this option is removed from the diner! I don’t like that!!!
Staff missed the opportunity to explain there would be a long delay to the service and order as they were dealing with a large group (approx 30 people) at the time. We had unacceptable delays as the staff and kitchen struggled to cope. After lengthy delays we were offered a round of complimentary drinks and eventually we weren't charged for our starters due to the ongoing delays (4 in our group). Had we been told up front we could have had the option to go elsewhere. This was a Birthday celebration which ended up being quite disappointing. As for the food the Mussels starter was fantastic, but main courses were a let down, nothing special. Having spent the week eating out in pubs and resteraunts in Cornwall, coming home to Yarm, the food was disappointing, poorer quality and less food for a higher price!
Food was great cocktails were great service wasn't great waited 50 mins for our drinks then as we were in a booth opposite the bar people just kept sitting in our booth whilst we were eating would definitely try it again as it was opening week and the food again was amazing . The staff were doing a great job and did knock the cocktails from the bill for the waiting time can't fault their service it was more the bar service that was the problem instead of making diners drinks they were just serving the people who had just walked in from the street
A few things not on the menu - it was a quiet Sunday so I get why certain produce not in stock. Staff very helpful and the kids pizzas were nice. Pasta had by adults was okay and nothing overly special. Starters were also okay - olives seemed like they were supermarket tinned ones - admittedly olives were not a starter option (they happily gave us as a starter option) so perhaps an ingredient for dishes therefore no need to be posh ones, calamari and bruscheta was again nice. All in all a good standard of food and good service.
A lovely place to eat, we had the teatime special - 3 courses for £12.95 and we thought as it was a deal the portions would be smaller than normal however this was not the case. We loved every part of our meal, service was prompt and attentive without being too overbearing or feeling rushed. We will be going back.
The food was excellent just a couple of small problems stopped us giving a maximum score. On arrival we were seated near a large very noisy party but the staff quickly moved us to a quieter part of the restaurant and when paying the bill the card machine did not work meaning I had to go outside to the local cash machine to get enough cash to pay the bill. Due to the card machine issue we left a smaller tip than we would normally give.