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Olivadi Restaurant & Bar

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32 Guild St, Norwood, MA 02062-3492 (Central/Washington)
+1 781-762-9090
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Boston, Massachusetts
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76 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I took two groups of colleagues for two different holiday lunches. Each group was approximately 8 people. The atmosphere was nice for a casual group get together and the food was also well done. I recommend this place for a comfortable company type of outings.

1 Thank henry j
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53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I looked at the menus ahead of time. Dinner looked expensive, but lunch reasonable so I went for lunch. It was really good food.

1 Thank Ren P
Las Vegas, Nevada
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102 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very clean and open atmosphere. Bright windows in the bar and side seating area. Service is very good as is the food. Satisfactory parking on the street. I have trained many food options and all were very good. Nice wine list as well.

1 Thank 1004Charlie
Newton, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just returned from a fabulous meal at Olivadi! Warm, friendly (even though they were very busy. ) There new Sous Chef Matt Kotkin is doing a fab job. Can't wait to go back. Check it out!

1 Thank mugsyjudith
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So much improved since our last visit. We were seated in the dining room, as opposed to the bar outside deck. The food was delicious & the service good. Our party of three ordered the chicken parm (always delicious & did not fail to disappoint), the pork chops (a hit) and the chicken piccata (this was okay, but the risotto... More 

Thank Deb S
Norwood, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere and good service. Highly recommend. Also good selection for gluten-free entrees.

Thank fran20152
Milton, Massachusetts
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271 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Nice ambiance but extremely expensive especially for Norwood/suburban restaurant. Limited wine list and the food was just ok.

Thank El C
Boston area
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Biggest win: first class staff and service. Next is the homemade pasta bolognese entree. The San Marco ravioli was outstanding as an app or light entree. Cocktails are superior as well. This is a popular fine dining destination and reservations are definitely recommended. Street parking is not too bad, with a 20-spot municipal parking lot diagonally across from the restaurant,... More 

1 Thank gill052
Halifax, Canada
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112 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 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 

1 Thank Rob H
Boston, Massachusetts
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311 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

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 

1 Thank Northern_Traveler00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
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, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Guild St, Norwood, MA 02062-3492
  • Public Transportation: Commuter Rail Franklin line Norwood Center Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Norwood
  • Phone Number: +1 781-762-9090
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?