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Olivadi Restaurant & Bar

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32 Guild St, Norwood, MA 02062-3492 (Central/Washington)
+1 781-762-9090
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11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Halifax, Canada
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110 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So we decided to look for an Italian restaurant on Saturday night. Olivadi was near the top of the list. Checking other reviews it became obvious that a reservation should be made, checking availability the only slots were 5 pm or 8:45 so we opted for the 5 pm. First impressions were good with an upscale entry and friendly greeting.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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285 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

that's how bad the service was. Went last night to give it a try as we had heard good things and decided to give it a shot. The space is nice, one room closer to the entrance seemed more intimate, a bit darker than the main dining room, but the room was a bit chilly due to proximity to the... More 

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Waltham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Lunch with friends today. It was my first time at Olivadi. Others with me had been there before. The physical space is inviting, open and bright. Good prices. Our service was slow, and the food was good, not great. The vegetable panino was warm and tasty, but the side salad was a little limp. The dinner menu looks interesting so... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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206 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This was our second visit there and it was as amazing this time as it was the first. The Bolognese was so thick and delicious. The appetizer meatballs were just as good. And my wife and our freinds did nothing but rave about the scallops and the salmon. Great foo!

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Hayward, California
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128 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The family had found a better place in the neighborhood, but with relatives in town, decided to try again. Menu hasn't changed much, bar is still great, but a bit of slip on the food. The minestrone veggies were mushy and the soup overall was over salted. The entree portions are still large, but presentation and taste a bit off.... More 

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Knoxville
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237 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

If you are looking for an authentic Italian restaurant, this is the place for you. The food was good, the atmosphere pleasant, and the servers helpful in explaining choices. My portion was too large for me to finish.

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Boston
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a relaxed cozy atmosphere. The service is always efficient and the servers have a great knowledge of the menu. From the bread basket to the desserts there is good variety and everything is flavorful. Many of my friends enjoy going there as well and I've never heard a complaint. Kudos to Olivadi's for a consistently good experience.

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Boston, MA
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225 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Loved the eggplant appetizer so we were looking forward to the rest. Our main courses were okay, good, but not very exciting. I had salmon encrusted with pistachio and horseradish; my companions ordered orrechiette and veal marsala. We all had pretty much the same reaction--food was good but not worth coming back for. We shared a chocolate dessert that like... More 

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San Diego, California
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

Nice ambience, food and service was good. Looked like there was a nice bar if you want to hang out and have a more casual dinner. Wine list had a decent variety and the menu had something for everyone. Portions were good sized, someone at our table ordered the stuffed pork chop and it was pretty big. I had the... More 

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Cape Cod
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156 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a group of 10, so we got to see and taste a lot of the menu. Everyone was very pleased with the service and the food, all was top notch. Very well anointed facility. The salads were big enough to share, as when they arrived the remark heard was, I can not eat all this take some. Fried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Italian, American
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 20:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Guild St, Norwood, MA 02062-3492
    (Central/Washington)
  • Public Transportation: Commuter Rail Franklin line Norwood Center Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Norwood
  • Phone Number: +1 781-762-9090
Description
Located on the edge of Norwood Center, Olivadi Restaurant and Bar is home to the finest combination of classic and modern Italian cuisine in the area. Whether it's classic dining, or a quick bite in our lounge, we await you with open arms and amazing aromas.
Inspired by the small Calabrian mountain village from which we are named, our menu features fresh and local meats, seafood and pastas inspired by the region (as well as traditional Italian favorites). Choose from our extensive wine list, creative cocktail menu or craft brew selections to find the perfect accompaniment to your meal.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?