It would be easy to drive past the entrance to Oliveto Restaurant & Bar and not see it, as I had done many times. Being hidden behind the entrance to Brays Bay Reserve on busy Concord Rd in Rhodes, apart from the sign, the actual building is hard to see. It wasn't until we took our son to the beautiful waterfront park to play that we realised, there actually IS a restaurant back there. And a great one at that.
Bespoke weddings, christenings, birthdays, check out their facebook page for the wonderful pictures of functions held there
Family run and owned for about 10 years now, Oliveto Restaurant & Bar has recently undergone a renovation, the walls that divided the room are no longer there and the space now makes the most of the serene waterviews right on its doorstep. Expansive floor to ceiling windows open onto a surrounding deck and a brand spanking new bar sits on the left as you enter. Although the restaurant wasn't bad before, it has definitely gone up a notch in the style stakes.
The menu at Oliveto Restaurant & Bar is a mix of Northern & Southern Italian dishes with a range of specials available as well. The pasta is hand made and the bread is baked daily. In my experience, the food has been consistently good on each visit, as well as on our most recent visit for Father's Day where the set menu offered a lot of great choices including Rock Oysters, Yellow Fin Tuna Carpaccio (which was divine), prosciutto wrapped figs and an eggplant and ricotta risotto (and that's just some of the entrée choices). You can see the full Father's Day menu here and, at $90pp and $35 for kids, we thought it was great value as well. You can also check out their regular menu here
3 of the dishes we enjoyed as part of the Fathers Day menu
Oliveto Restaurant and Bar is open for lunch Monday - Friday & Sundays from 12-3pm and dinner Tuesday - Saturday from 6-10pm. They host some very fine functions here and you can view the sensational photos on their Instagram. For further information please visit their website or facebook page.