The Black Olive

4.0 stars 4.0 out of 5 8 ratings
$$Pizza, Pasta, Italian, Restaurant

125 East Jackson Boulevard, Jonesborough, TN 37659 Directions

(423) 788-3618
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    5 ratingAugust 24, 2017

    Having celiac disease AND trying to eat Italian food is always difficult. Upon visiting this restaurant, I was very pleased to hear that the waitstaff understood what was gluten-free and what was not. I ordered the gluten-free pasta with chicken and shrimp, in a sun-dried tomato creamy Alfredo sauce. The creamy sauce was perfection. No weird textures, well salted, very flavorful. The sun-dried tomatoes were pleasantly sweet and added an extra level of dimensional flavor. The chicken was still tender and moist, easily cut with my fork. Lastly, the gluten-free pasta was not crunchy but cooked to perfection.It was so delicious that I was almost afraid to eat it. Fast forward 48 hours, I still had no glutening symptoms. I am so happy to find a local restaurant that serves amazing food. Can't wait to go back!!!

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    5 ratingAugust 11, 2017

    Went with our ncgs daughter. We'll definitely be bringing our celiac son. Our waitress, Caliope was very knowledgeable and our daughter enjoyed gf cheese bread, gf pasta and then homemade gf carrot cake!!! We had "regular" food. It was all wonderful.

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    5 ratingAugust 04, 2016

    Delicious gluten free pasta. Salad without croutons with blue cheese dressing was also great!

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    1 ratingMarch 19, 2016

    No. Just no. This place is a joke for gluten free. Its perfect for the fad dieters. When I asked to speak to the manager about how food is prepared and handled, he was completely rude and stand offish. I would feel safer eating at McDonalds!

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    2 ratingSeptember 29, 2015

    We struggled with ordering our meal gluten free as they do not have clear reference on their main menus and they do not have a gf menu. the waiter was obviously uninformed about gluten free eating as he brought us salads with croutons on them and offered us a preview of their dessert tray when they have only one gf dessert. The gf pasta was under cooked and tough to eat. We did not want to make a spectacle out of ourselves so other than a pile of croutons on our napkins, wee said nothing. We won't be going back.

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    5 ratingJuly 19, 2015

    I visited this place on a recommendation from a fellow Celiac friend. It was very good. I really enjoyed it. It is really nice to have options even though I have Celiacs. Also, they have gluten free carrot cake for dessert. I hear it is really good, l personally am not a carrot cake fan so I didn't try it. I didn't have any contamination issues.

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    5 ratingOctober 24, 2014

    The Black Olive offers a 10 inch gluten free pizza and gluten free pasta. I picked the chicken gorgonzola sauce over spaghetti and it was wonderful!

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