Carlton Italian Restaurant, Gluten Free Restaurant - The Olive Jar

The Olive Jar Cafe

Authentic Italian Kitchen at its Best 

Our story is simple, fresh authentic Italian food. Enjoy!

The 1st Ever hand cut pasta restaurant in Australia!!!
"Life is a combination of magic and pasta"


Welcome to The Olive Jar where we take you on a journey to the regions of Southern Italy.

We take you back in time when food in Italy was simple, fresh and served in "padella".
See our Italian chef's make fresh pasta in front of you and then cook it up for you....what a treat!!!

This casual dining experience offers light lunch dishes, gourmet homemade pizza, voted the best pizza base in Melbourne. Menu also offers homemade pasta, nonno's homemade wine, traditional homemade gelati, great Italian coffee and homemade biscotti and sweets. This is a great little spot in Carlton to catch up with friends, over a leisurely lunch or dinner.

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

The Family at Olive Jar arrived in Australia in 1967 and since then have gathered a reputation and respect from diners and food critics for over 40 years. Our focus is to provide simple, fresh and traditional cooking. We also like to offer a more relaxed take to what we believe is the European way of life. "A tavola non s'invecchia".

The Olive Jar is the Italy away from Italy. Step into a slice of heaven and escape to what our patrons are describing a trattoria found in an alley way in Rome. 
We trasport you to Italy through our food, rustic decor and Italian waiter singing you tunes. Now that's amore.

Be serenaded by our singing waiter!! True Italian Experience 💙 

A hidden gem in Carlton.

Licensed, BYO wine only

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The Olive Jar famous pizza - best pizza base in Melbourne!

New Gourmet Pizza Takeaway service now available - please call The Olive Jar

Our Gourmet Pizza's - pizza bases are hand made from a recipe handed down from our grandmother. Loved by so many of our patrons 'I have eaten 1000 pizzas in  my life, but this is the best pizza base ever'

Best Italian Pizza in Carlton 


Bookings are essential

MUST TRY! Homemade Spaghetti w/mussels & prawns.. garlic.. chili.. fresh herbs

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