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Ristorante Olivio

€€ - €€€Italian, Pizza,
201 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8627
+1 781-648-2300
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
201 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8627
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Longtime family restaurant in Arlington with good variety of Italian food and bar. Nothing creative. This time,we had beet salad and pasta. Both dishes were uninspired. The homemade ravioli is thick with too little sauce. The menu descriptions sound better than the food tastes. Spumoni,...More

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We are going there when we want a relaxed evening and a movie later across the street. The place has good service, pleasant atmosphere, comfort food, large portions, fresh. There is nothing pretentious. Good food for the money.

Thank dTrajman
Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

The personal service is very nice at the front end and the waitress we had was super. The converted stores, original brick dividing walls, and general decor are nice. I like that there are pockets of space to sit in; it keeps it intimate and...More

1  Thank Jack B
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The Atmosphere was weird and a strange vibe but the food was great I had squash Ravioli in my husband got bosonic salmon

Thank Lisa F
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Ristorante Olivio has become our favorite place to dine! The staff are so courteous and always willing to make everything as you like it. The cocktails are outstanding and the bartenders are the best. My favorite dish is the Pappardelle Bolognese and the Artichoke Ravioli....More

2  Thank Krissy C
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The service is good, friendly and on time. I'm a slow eater and they don't start removing plates while someone is eating. This is a move to get the table empty for the next group and they don't participate in this move.

Thank Baron1970
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Nothing special. Pasta, red sauce, pizza, some meat and fish. Loud when filled. Slow service. Didn't want to take home leftovers.

Thank badbacktraveler
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Came here recently with a group of friends. We all had enjoyed ourselves and the staff didn't make us feel rushed to leave. I really enjoyed the fusilli, it is made fresh there and was very tasty. The bread was also warm on arrival and...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Olivios looks very nice, but there are many places with much better food. This is a good place for a date or a dinner out if atmosphere is more important than good tasting food. Service is good, and the food is hot, but Mamma does...More

Thank Dick C
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

The ambience is really nice. This place has a lot of history and culture of its own. Employees and very courteous and friendly. The problem is the food, which doesn't match its ambience and hospitality. The ravioli was too cheasy, bread was just 2 regular...More

2  Thank Aditya S
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Response from Mary D | Reviewed this property |
No they have a full bar.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8627
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-648-2300
  • E-mail
From Sicily via the North End, Chef Angelo Bernardo DiGirolamo of Ristorante Olivio brings you the rustic flavors of Italy. Known as "Uncle Ang" to his loyal diners, Chef DiGirolamo is focused on delivering simple food featuring wholesome and fresh ingredients. His scratch kitchen features traditional favorites and weekly specials, the bar offers fresh and lively traditional Italian cocktails, all set against the backdrop of a charming old Italian movie.
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