Carlton Mediterranean Restaurant, Italian Restaurant - The Olive Jar

The Olive Jar Cafe 

Welcome to the Olive Jar Cafe where we introduce you to dishes from Italy and the Mediterranean with an antipasto/tapas bar.

Modern Australian Dishes are entwined by our chef, using the finest ingredients so that every dish is prepared with love and flavour.

This casual dining experience, is open with an all day breakfast menu, gourmet homemade pizza and pasta, traditional homemade gelati, great Italian coffee and homemade biscotti and sweets. A great spot to catch up with friends, over a leisurely brunch or lunch.

We offer Gluten Free and Vegetarian dishes, ensuring that everyone can enjoy being transported to the Mediterranean, through the flavours of The Olive Jar.

The Mico Family arrived in Australia in 1967 and since then have gathered a reputation and respect from diners and food critics for over 40 years, formerly owners of the renowned La Contadina Restaurant. Our focus is to provide traditional and authentic cooking with a modern flair. We also like to offer a more relaxed take to what we believe is the European way of life. "A tavola non s'invecchia'".

A hidden gem in Carlton.

Licensed, BYO wine only

Bookings are essential


Mediterranean Restaurant / Italian Restaurant / Gluten Free Restaurant is servicing Carlton, Collingwood, Richmond, Fitzroy.