Olivadi
Olivadi

Olivadi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.olivadirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 7817629090x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Saturday 5:00pm - 10:00 pm; Sunday 4:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: William Lopez
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Olivadi’s two private dining rooms provide an ideal setting for both intimate dinners and larger sized gatherings. Our Olivadi Room can seat up to 16 comfortably and our Adriana room can hold up to 50 seated and 75 for a more casual cocktail reception.
  • Private Party Contact: Peter McDonough 7817629090x
  • Special Events: please call or contact us at privatedining@olivadirestaurant.com for more information

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Central/Washington
  • Public Transit: Commuter Rail Franklin line Norwood Center Stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Plenty of street parking and empty lots within 1 block
A word from Olivadi
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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Olivadi reviews from OpenTable diners
93 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)fit for foodies (50)special occasion (45)romantic (36)notable wine list (26)good for groups (24)great for outdoor dining (21)vibrant bar scene (20)kid-friendly (11)hot spot (10)great for lunch (10)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • It is a neighborhood gem!!😀
    Luvgoodfood
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Olivadi is an amazing find in Norwood! We have dined here 7 or 8 times & will continue to. Food is by far as good as any "over the top city restaurant." Service goes along with the amazing food & drinks!! If you have never been... Go,you will not be disappointed!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it.
    Humbily
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    They take reservations. Had calamari appetizer - delicious, not greasy. I loved that they allow you to order a 1/2 salad at 1/2 price - nice way to enjoy a gourmet salad without having a large salad. I had the beet and gorgonzola salad with red and golden beets, it was wonderful - perfect size. I had the shrimp pepperonata which I thoroughly enjoyed, it was served over fresh ziti. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday Night with Friends
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We chose Olivadi based on previous reviews. We were not disappointed. Choosing a restaurant to dine at with friends is never easy. Olivadi was perfect because the price point is reasonable, the atmosphere is quiet and reserved and the food is fabulous. We had a nice table with a view of the fireplace but not in a busy area. Our waitress was excellent; she offered opinions when asked and knew the wine list well. The food was very good and the deserts topped the meal off wonderfully. We will definitely return.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Olivadi is a True Neighborhood Gem!
    Barbara
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My 1st time at Olivadi. And it was a much welcomed surprise. The food was delicious ! My pasta was cooked to perfection. The service was on point. North End Italian cuisine offered in the suburbs-Olivadi is a true neighborhood gem. I am a fan and will be back !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent meal!
    Minnie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This was our second visit to Olivadi and this time we brought friends. Once again the food did not disappoint. We had an eggplant appetizer, lamb special, veal parmesan, and chicken picatta. Meals were outstanding as was the service. Will definitely be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not for us
    portogali
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Had been told that this restaurant is a must try. The service was perfect and martinis spot on. We had caesar salad, shrimp scampi, shrimp pesto special, and panna cotta. The salad was excellent, the shrimp scampi was without flavor (no garlic). The shrimp pesto special had so much pesto that we couldn't make out the tiny shrimps from the pasta from the sundried tomatoes as everything was so heavily coated in dark green basil. It was offensive. We ended up sharing the shrimp scampi by adding a few pieces of the pesto pasta in to add some flavor. The panna cotta was delighful, but the raspberry sauce was certainly packaged. Unfortunately, we both ended up with upset stomachs from this meal. Service was great, but not returning!
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    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    JodiM0519
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have been to Olivadi many times, but I will never return after my last meal. The Caprese salad featured tough tomatoes one could barely chew and the butternut squash risotto was so bland it tasted like mush. When we complained to the manager (only about the risotto ... not the salad), she was unapologetic and took off the cost of the salad ($10) instead of the butternut squash risotto because the scallops that accompanied it were eaten (we were starving). Our waitress was also inattentive.
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  • Wonderful birthday
    mpnwd
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Our large group had dinner for a 40th birthday celebration and Olivadi's was terrific. We had our own comfortable space in the back room, and our server, Steve, was excellent. The food was delicious. Thank you to everyone at the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Italian food for everyone!
    Vdiamond
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Everyone should eat here! The menu is complete and un complicated nothing is taken to its abstract extreme but more true to form. Simply rustic and delicious. The kids menu was great. From appetizers to dessert there was no course that wasn't met with, "yum", from both my wife and I. The service was friendly and made us happy to be there. Our server was attentive and just plain awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DiDiTuTuVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Great parking. A little hard to find. Food very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Olivadi
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The atmosphere is pleasant and inviting. Its surroundings look as fresh as when they first opened its doors. The cuisine is consistent. Well priced wine list, friendly and attentive service staff. I have dined at Olivadi Several times since the restaurant opened and have not been disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good experience as always
    LMB25
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We have been a few times and Olivadi's is consistently good in both service and food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful
    Finetodine
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We had a table of six. We had a wonderful experience. The food, the atmosphere, the service were all great. We all had different dinners and everyone raved. We were not rushed at all and noise level was very suitable for whole table join in. A pleasurable dining experience and we would all return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The restaurant was lovely first time there and we really enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Recommended
    crazeejenny
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food is great. Average portions. Bar side seemed busier but fine with us. If you are coming as a couple you are likely to be seated next to other couples but larger parties have bigger, circular table not adjacent to other parties. Over all enjoyed food and atmosphere. Server was nice but not attentive to drinks. Would go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect dinner
    BelgiumVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Nothing to add, everything was not less than perfect. This experience fully confirmed our first visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss this one!
    Keller
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I have been to this restaurant several times over the last few years and it has always been a wonderful dining experience. This time was to catch up with former colleagues from here and out of state. One of our guests had a baby and was not going to join us as she didn't think that Olivardi's could not handle her l needs. But once again the staff was most accommodating and placed us where we would be comfortable catering to the baby while offering the best service one could expect. It was a most pleasurable experience. The food was great as always...I would recommend this establishment to anyone...
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Finest Italian Cuisine Anywhere
    ChenzVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Imaginative Italian cuisine from all of Italy, with a superb wine selection. The executive chef is exceptionally talented, the restaurant's special offerings reflect this. The staff is equally attentive to customers. The entire staff pays attention to details.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • great overall
    spdinner
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Everything - food, service and small details were perfect. Waiter was super nice and unobtrusive, he checked in at all the appropriate times, food and special cocktails were delish and great portions, been here twice before and will continue to go back for sure
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Mezzo315VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Just have to say it...it was fantastic! Great food, as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good times!
    BabyBack2BillVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Brought our Irish firends to dinner. They thoroughly enjoyed the appetizers, entrees, wine, cocktails and desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unremarkable
    Annie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    It appeared that all the tables for two except one were by the kitchen, and the door to it was left open diminishing the ambiance considerably. The server was okay, but interrupted our meal to ask how everything was at least 6 times. We enjoyed the bread basket they bring to all their guests. The bruschetta appetizer was excellent and a very good portion for the price. It was served on top of greenery so I could have bypassed the salad I ordered if I'd known. The salads were fine, but I could have used a little less greenery, percentage-wise. My spouse's appetizer, a dish of mussels, wasn't as ample or tasty. Our entrees were alright, but I wouldn't order mine again if I return.
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  • adventurousdinersVIP
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The food and drinks are very good, and the excellent service will bring us back.
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    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best!
    Sst724
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I dream about the mussels.....all of the food is consistently delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous food
    Delighted
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Olivadi's is decorated beautifully, the food is fabulous, service is excellent, and plently of parking nearby
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fickle Foodie
    FickleFoodie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a great "date night" Friday evening at Olivardi's Restaurant in Norwood. Their specialty drinks were great - we loved their Not So stormy's. The service was amazing. We never felt rushed throughout our meal- extra fresh bread baskets were brought to us, our water glasses were kept full and we never had to look around to find our waiter. My husband enjoyed a pork tenderloin dish and my chicken piccata was delicious!. I would definitely recommend Olivardi's as a great restaurant and will definitely go back!!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A perfect evening out.
    gots2Bgood
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    When asked where I would like to go for my birthday dinner, I chose Olivadi's because I had been hearing about it thru friends. They were so right! The food, the service, the ambience- all were perfect. I can't wait to return as there were many dishes that piqued my interest, but I could only eat so much!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    My husband and I LOVE Olivadi in Norwood. The wait staff is fantastic, the atmosphere is great, and the food is ALWAYS excellent. The Mussels Fra Diablo is the best appetizer and all of the entrees are out of this world. I would highly recommend this spot for special occasions, a girls night out, or date nights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mezzo315VIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Olivadi's is, without a doubt, my favorite restaurant! The food is consistently fantastic! I recommend it all the time. It is a pleasure to go to dinner and know that you won't be disappointed.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Great service and great food!
    Cew203
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    I have to start with the service. It was awesome! Our server was so sweet and accommodating. She has only been there a short time but she was professional and on point. From the appetizers to the desserts, the food is great. The meatball appetizer is a must try. The creme brûlée Cookie dessert was delicious. Everyone enjoyed their meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return visit
    Jomacp
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I'd been here a few years back, and remembered it was ok. It wasn't bad, just ok. Decided to give it another try at the last minute. It was very good - had pasta with mushrooms. They used a number of different types, not just button. The waitress was just the right amount of pleasant.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistent
    Poodledineanddash
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We've been a few times and the food is always consistent - very good, nice menu and interesting specials. The service was excellent in the beginning but as it became more crowded, went downhill fast. We planned to order dessert but after waiting for 15 minutes (after our dinner plates had been cleared) for the server to come back and take our order, we opted to just leave. Will definitely go back but plan to eat on the early side.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Evening!
    Discriminating
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    My husband and I hosted old friends Wednesday evening. As they are from the South Shore and we are from Metrowest, Norwood is a good meeting place. We have taken them to Olivadi before, and we all agreed it was the ideal choice for location, ambiance and great food. We always have the chicken parm which is delicious, and I love the light, fresh tomato sauce--delicate and just yummy! Our guests had the scallop/salmon special for the evening and really liked it. The hostess was pleasant and friendly as was the waitress. All in all, a perfect summer evening! It looks as though it would be fun to have drinks and appetizers on the deck sometime. A small but important note: the rest rooms are spacious and immaculate!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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  • What a nice acquaintance
    BelgiumVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    First time for my wife and me. Delicious food! And unbelievable great wines by the glass (which is not that obvious as we've experienced elsewhere). Congratulations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Great place to go out for dinner always great welcome and friendly attitude from manager and staff. The dinner was very good and served in a timely manner. Keeps us coming back and do recommend this restaurant to others.....
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    neighborhood gem
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  • CheryllVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Another great meal. Love the ambiance and service is good as well. Prices were increased, but overall everything was top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 80th Birthday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We had a relaxing evening dinner for 8 with good service, excellent food & drink and special attention to the 80th birthday celebration without being obvious or embarrassing. I would definitely recommend Olivadis to a friend.
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    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    There were four of us and we all really enjoyed our meals. The home made pasta dishes were excellent!!!!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Marci
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    food was very good, service was fantastic, it was spacious and comfortable and a very pleasant dining experience. Puttanesca was great!
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    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our first anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    My wife and I went here for the first time for our first anniversary and loved it so much went back for lunch the next day. Everything was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.