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Ristorante Olivio

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201 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8627
+1 781-648-2300
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16:00 - 21:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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371 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate dinner here last week and while the menu was comprehensive, the appetizers ruled the day. A group of us dined on 5 selections which included the meatball, eggplant, and other yummy items. I look forward to returning to this spot when in MA next.

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Thank Steve S
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter found this restaurant online. we were staying at the Homewood Suites down the road. We weren't sure where we were going but we kept walking. It was about 8 blocks from our hotel. While we were there we enjoyed the food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere, and the price. Although it is not budget, we had 2... More 

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Boston
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great service, pleasant atmosphere. Food is Ok though my veal picatta was a little short on the veal, while generous on the pasta. Bit too lemony for my taste.My husband's chicken parm was delicious and quite the other way - all chicken and no pasta. We are a repeat customer and Olivio is always consistent on quality.

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Thank Zuzo
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been eating at Ristorante Olivio for over 10 years and I am never disappointed. The food is fantastic, fresh local and seasonal. The service is top notch, knowledgeable and friendly. We eat there at least 3 times a month. The pasta is fresh and the sauces and meat are excellent. Nice now they have outside seating. Excellent wines... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Took my daughter for her birthday as this is one place where we can get veal cutlet or chicken cutlet with eggplant. Nice size portion with a natural tomato sauce and not a lot of cheese with a side of ziti. Nice hot bread out of the oven served only with olive oil no seasoning which I don't like. This... More 

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Thank Mary D
Naples, Florida, USA
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117 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We just had a delicious dinner here. This is a great neighborhood restaurant with a warm welcoming atmosphere. The appetizers are huge, and they have 1/2 portions of pasta that are just enough. The service was AMAZING! We'll be back.

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Thank Lisa F
Portland, Maine
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784 reviews
558 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 482 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

To celebrate the 32nd anniversary of my brother and sister-in-law, they chose Olivio's. I forgot to take photos as we were chatting so intensely, but I will describe our meals. We started with the mixed antipasto platter...easily enough for four diners. Mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano (semi soft), artichoke hearts, mortadella, prosciutto, olive medley, marinated mushrooms, and more. Crusty fresh bread accompanied... More 

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Assonet, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try a different restaurant when we visited family who live on the Cambridge/Arlington line. We love Italian food so gave this place a try. Everyone there was very friendly and the service was super. I liked that they offered two sizes for the entrées because sometimes you don't want a large full portion. Myself and everyone in... More 

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Thank Ev9396
Arlington, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

My husband and I pop into Olivio's on a regular basis and just sit and have dinner at the bar, although it can be chancy getting a seat on a busy night. The staff is fantastic - very friendly, attentive and accommodating. The food is by far the best Italian food I've had in this area, and I'm from Providence... More 

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Thank Mary S
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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53 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

I have been coming to Ristorante Olivio for years, and have had many good experiences with them. This meal started out with their wonderful fresh baked bread, which has a nice crisp crust, and a great flavor. Next, I split a Caesar salad and a fried calamari with my table. The Caesar salad came with the perfect amount of dressing,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$40
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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