The results are in! An overwhelming ;) 66% of O'Live readers love the Kalamata Olive beating out Manzanilla, Gaeta, and Picholine! These dark eggplant-colored wonders are Greek olives, named after the lovely city of Kalamata in Greece. Not used to make olive oil, these olives are found on the table as is or pit-free. If you really want to get sinful, prepare your own Kalamata Tapenade Mmmm!