Fat Olives

Restaurants in Tsilivi

Danni B (14 December 2008)

James isnt Greek, I worked for him last year.

Val if you read these contact me I tried to get your number and address of James when I went over in the June but he said he didnt have it. Would love to meet up with you!
Hope your ok Mum.

Neil H  (21 July 2008)        10/10

We were recommended thi fine eatery,by the hotel receptionist (Jenny) at the Contessina, and we were not  disappointed. ended up eating there 5 times and the greek owner James is so genuine. will be going back next year without a doubt

Amber M  (03 July 2008)        10/10

The food was amazing when we went we have been there so many times and it has always been lovely. It is a place to defently go to.

Krystle J  (29 June 2008)        10/10

We ate here on one of our last nights..

Very nice atmosphere, friendly staff & great food!!!!!!!
Lamb chops were great!!!

Des L  (22 May 2008)        10/10

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Firstly a great big "hello" to James, Val and the staff of Fat Olives. This place and these people make a dining experience just what it really should be. The food is superb and cooked to perfection, the restaurant itself is always clean and tidy and the atmosphere is a million miles away from the hustle and bustle that awaits a few hundred yards away. We have visited our "friends" in Fat Olives for a few years now and are always welcomed with that big smile and a generous hug. Unfortunately for family reasons we will not make our pilgrimage this year but hope to bounce back next year. Wonderful wonderful people. Try the place and not on the last night because you will want to go back I promise.

Cheers  Des.

Amber M  (14 March 2008)        10/10

Fat olives food is great!

The food is really lovely.
My aunty Mary is a friend of Vals ad when she look us there to eat we enjoyed the food so much that we have gone back there to eat there most year and we have been there 8 times.
Hope to see yo in August
Love Amber Maurice xxx

Dianne F  (28 September 2007)        10/10

As always James, excellent food and service.

Sorry Val was away when we were there, hopefully see her next time we are over.
You will not be dissapointed with the food and service here as it is always fresh and well presented. You are never rushed from your table either which is nice.
Many thanks to you all.

Hazel M  (27 September 2007)        1/10

I tried this Restaurant after seeing good reports about it

sorry I do not rate this place at all , we may have just been unlucky, but hubby enjoyed his meal but he had tasted better, I did not enjoy my meal as my chicken was slightly undercooked which I hate.

It was also the dearest meal we had on holiday.

Bev C  (21 September 2007)        10/10

tongueif you want a fantastic meal in a mediterranean style setting then fat olives is for you. it is up in the planos area of tsilivi which is slightly out of town but if you really want to try it which i think you definately should it will only cost you a couple of euros in a taxi. we have eaten here on quite a few occasions and cannot fault any of the dishes we had tasted. james who owns the restaurant is a lovely man and always makes you feel very welcome. we have been been going to tsilivi twice a year for 8 years and we have sampled the good with the bad and i can assure you this restaurant is top notch. james, if you read this keep up the good work, good luck with the restaurant and and we will see you next year.tongue
best wishes
bev and garry chilton

Helena W (21 August 2007)

Fat Olives is in the planos area of Tsilivi. Having just returned from tsilivi and ate there several times, i would highly reccommend this restaurant to everybody. if you have children, then they can have any meal on the menu as a child size portion.
The owner James and the waitresses Ceira and Danni are very hospitable and can't do enough for you. The food is freshly cooked, very delicious and huge portions.
If you can imagine being at popeyes, walk up the hill at the side of it and keep walking for about 10 minutes past the two brothers and the ark etc. Then you will come to the jupiter hotel. Just past this hotel you will see that the road forks off, keep to the right hand side and fat olives is right there on that corner.
You MUST visit this fantastic restaurant. We have been to Tsilivi 8 times and past this place numerous times each day on each visit. Now we sadly regret not going in before now.

Julie D  (05 July 2007)        10/10



Denise S  (27 June 2007)        10/10

 Hi James, Val and Danni, wonderful place, wonderful food, fantastic friendly service. Lost count of how many times we ate there? Can't wait to visit again. (Off to get my head X-Rayed now-seems I've fractured my skull!) Didn't stop us visiting you most nights though, Martin, Denis + Hannah say "Hello"

Dianne F  (02 June 2007)        10/10

We ate here twice in our weeks stay and we really enjoyed it. Val, James and Danny looked after us very well. So much so when I spoke to Val about our return in September explaining that one of our party is Diabetic. She took no time at all in saying we will be happy to cater for your friend.

So yes we will be back without a doubt.
Chicken a la creme YUMMY, Lamb Kleftico fabulous, pizzas brilliant. As for getting real veg and potatoes...HEAVEN.
PS... Michaels feet are a lot better now and thank you for caring.

Phil A  (28 May 2007)        10/10

On the 20th September 2005 I proposed to my now wife at Fat Olives having been there a number of times before over a period of 2 years. Val and James made our night, they were so attentive and friendly the night was made ever so special. We return in September this year having missed them for 2 years. We are both so pleased that they are still there and are obviously doing so well. Look forward to seeing them in September.

Shirley B  (25 May 2007)        10/10

Just arrived back from Zante - we ate at Fat Olives nearly every night we were there.  Val & James were excellent hosts and made us feel very welcome.  The food was out of this world - I wanted to stay longer to try the whole menu!!  The desserts were fantastic [if you had any room for them].  I would certainly recommend fat olives to anyone who visits tsilivi.  I will be going back there in October and will certainly be eating at Fat Olives.

Lesley G  (06 November 2006)         

Val & James are the best hosts that we have come across in our many visits to Zante. The food is fantastic & fresh!! They kooked after us like family and even organized a birthday cake for our daughter - we will be back!! Love to all xx PS - Wish we had found you three holidays ago!!

Apv B  (21 October 2006)         

Well worth finding; we were lucky, as it was close to our accommodation.

Food was/is excellent, portions are generous to say the least.
Val & James made us feel very welcome.Sorry they closed for the season before the end of our holiday.
They plan to re-open on 1st May next year, so if you are in Zante/Zakynthos pay them a visit and enjoy.
Would rate higher than 10/10.
Check below.

Anne P  (08 October 2006)         

Just returned Back from Zante, ate at Fat Olives 4 times after finding it last year, got the most fantastic welcome! Try the pan fried prawns in tomato and chilli fantastic! Medalions of pork, great, Lamb kleftiko ,brilliant, Mixed fish grill, too much to eat,Steak with tomato, super! and lots more, Bit more expensive than around ,but you get what you pay for and it is so nice to get fresh veg instead of rice and chips all the time, Good luck to Val & James

John M  (01 October 2006)         

Val & James continue to provide excellent food and atmosphere. we call in at least once a year and are always made welcome. As you will see on our other posts we have been visting the Island for 15 years and we rate this this place as a must do

Janine C  (30 August 2006)         

Brilliant food and service really friendly. My husband had swordfish everytime we ate here(it came with roast spuds and veg) which was at least 5 or 6 times during our 2 week stay. I had pasta, pizza and vegetarian lasagne which were all excellent. Our daughter loved the cheese pasta. I really liked the friendly and relaxed atmosphere in this restaurant and we never felt rushed or was made to feel we were taking too long over the meal. (When we have a meal we like to be there about 2 hours.)
Our daughter loved it we called it our favourite restaurant.

Greg H  (13 August 2006)         

  Once again eating at fat olive`s is the best. Only stayed a week this time ate there three nights. Took some friends , who know about food, Very impressed! Choice is great, presentation is great,price is fair and Val & james (not forgetting the girls) make this more like a house party than a visit to a restaraunt. Keep it up gang !! See you soon. Oh., thanks for the T shirt.

Vivien M  (11 August 2006)         

Coming out ot Zante on the 8th September.Had a fantastic meal at Fat Olives last year hope to come again this year 

Amanda B  (08 August 2006)         

Just had to add to the comments - Fat Olives is gorgeous!  Val and James are always so friendly and go out of their way to make you feel welcome.  We celebrated our 10th anniversary recently and there were 16 of us.  We had the most lovely evening - the table was decorated lovely and Val got us a lovely cake and champagne.  The meal was served and everyone raved about it.  The service and standard was second to none.  This is the norm for Fat Olives.  Well done everyone!  We will see you in a few weeks.  Can not recommend it enough.  Many thanks again.

Amanda & Lee Bradley

Sully M  (08 August 2006)         

been here before and went back again , lovely food , nice people excellent service , bit more pricey but well worth it , only surprise was we were the only ones in it , ??????

Moira F  (02 August 2006)         

We had more lovely meals here this year - James & Val are just the best hosts and the girls in the kitchen present their dishes so beautifully. Everything is fresh - Beef Kokinisto is delicious and the salmon steak superb. The kids meals are also delicious. This restaurant really does deserve a higher rating - thanks guys - see you next year!

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