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TPRJIMMI Aug 3, 2007 10:55 AM

I'd like to hear opinions on Olive & Lemon (Harbord St.). My young daughter loves(eats nothing else) the Pasta Limone and we've never had anything to complain about-other than the waitresses. The waiters have always been pleasant but the watresses exude a certain coldness-we always hope for a waiter at our table.
P.S.; We are Americans but given the opportunity we would emigrate to Canada in a flash!
Be proud of your country.

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    zengirl18 Aug 3, 2007 01:01 PM

    Your daughter is right - the pasta limone is out of this world as is their salmon! My boyfriend and I went there on our first date and were treated very well by the waitress and by the owner too, actually. He was very friendly and bought us a round of drinks too.... We always recommend Olive and Lemon to others, the food is great, the atmosphere is nice and the prices are excellent.

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      foodieinTO Aug 3, 2007 07:38 PM

      It's interesting that you say that about the waitresses, the owner used to own the College Street Bar, and the waitresses were known for being fairly cool to customers.
      I haven't been to Olive & Lemon yet, but the owner's last restaurant served wonderful food.
      I would say it was one of my favorite places for pasta and risotto. I hear that a place on King St. W called Sugar Cafe has some of the best pasta in T.O.

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      1. re: foodieinTO
        Recyclor Aug 4, 2007 08:34 PM

        I haven't been for dinner, just great brunches, but Sugar is located at 942 QUEEN West at Shaw...check it out...

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        foodieinTO Aug 3, 2007 07:43 PM

        I forgot to add, I'm glad you like it here in Canada, it's nice to hear.

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          markdsgraham Sep 14, 2007 10:08 AM

          I went to Olive and Lemon just once about three years ago - most of our food was cold, tough, flavourless, and overpriced. And I also got cold service. With Messis, 93 (?) Harbord, and the Boulevard Cafe all in the neighbourhood, I haven't been back. By the sounds of it, it was just an off-night. I guess I'll have to try again.

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