It's all goodOK - I admit it, I am very tight with my "outstanding" ratings - a place has to be very, very special for me to go to that level. BUT, Olivadi does not miss by much. The food was really quite good. My appetizer of mussels could have been a tad more lively but was still very good, and the pork chop was as good as any I have had anywhere. The atmosphere is quite nice though nothing out of the ordinary - as good as one would expect in a neighborhood setting. I liked the partially open kitchen. I also though the menu was priced quite reasonably for the quality of the restaurant.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMUsing OpenTableWe love Olivadi's.. but my review is using OpenTable
Using OpenTable didn't give me the reservation time that I wanted (5:15pm). When we arrived at the restaurant, there was many seats available for the time that I would have wanted (6 pm). I used the OpenTable because it was a saturday night and the restaurant didn't open until 5, so I couldn't make a reservation directly.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect Italian FoodDelicious food, elegantly presented and a top notch staff.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistent great foodI have been to the restaurant now 4 times and each time enjoyed a great meal at reasonable prices. menu and beverage options are very good.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMwonderful experienceThis was our 3rd time to Olivadi and as usual everything was perfect. Excellent service and excellent selection on the menu.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMSaturday NightAs per usual, this restaurant does an outstanding job with what you hope for on a night out. Food, service, ambiance , all was Wonderful. Thanks again, Olivadi !6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMOlivadi was great!We enjoyed a very nice meal here. We had reservations and were seated right away and service was prompt. My meal was excellent and my husband's was pretty good. Portion sizes were just right and they were great about keeping your water glass filled. There was outdoor seating but Saturday was so hot, we didn't inquire about it. Really nice place for a date night or a night out with friends. We definitely would go back!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMLively and DeliciousThis was my second visit to Olivadi. The food is phenomenal. It has many Italian favorites but not your Southern Italian red sauces although there is a Bolognese that will satisfy. Interesting flavors and very satisfying. There was a vibrant bar scene. We didn't sit outside but noticed an outdoor area off of the bar. We saw lots of couples on dates. The noise level was humming but we never felt that we couldn't hear each other. Nice room. Overall, a really good place.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGets betterWe have been to Olivadi's a number of times. The food has always been excellent (the mussels and salmon as well as the
chicken parmesan especially). The service the first couple of times was not that great and we hesitated before going back.
But they seem to have new wait staff who are professional and friendly but not overbearing.
The bar is a good place to have a casual lunch and in the evenings is very lively. The restaurant has a pleasant ambiance
(we went for our anniversary). They do have outdoor seating which we have not tried yet. It does face the street so don't
know how noisy it would be.
Definitely recommended!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GreatWhen you visit Olivati you can count on a wonderful experience. The food is consistently excellent and the wait staff is both attentive and very knowledgeable about everything on the menu. We have often taken their recommendations and have never been disappointed. Olivati is one of those restaurants where you take guests without any concern that it may not meet your expectations.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat FoodService is normally excellent, but they seemed to be under staffed and everything took much longer than it should have. Once we got the food it was delicious as always and great atmosphere. Highly recommend for a nice night out. One of my favorite places outside of the city for great Italian food.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Birthday DinnerWe were celebrating my sister's birhday so I was hoping for a very good culinary experience. We enjoyed the Olivadi experience from greeting to end. The food was very good; my pork meal was one of the best I have enjoyed in many years of dining out. We split an appetizer among thre of us and we we also alloowe to split a dessert between two of us. All items wre delicious.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMTrue Dining ExperienceAfter several visit to Olivadis, I have never been disappointed. It is a true dining experience. The wait staff is pleasant and knowledgeable about the items on the menu, the food is exceptional and entrees and desserts are delightfully presented. It is one one of my favorite restaurants.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM6As always, excellent dining6As always, excellent dining with great food and service5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood restaurantThis restaurant is one of my current favorites. I have been there several times and always left thinking that the food was excellent. The ambiance and service also contribute to making each visit an excellent experience.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleased with whole experience.Very pleased with whole experience. A guest brought a child which was unexpected and all needs were professionally and smoothly accommodated. One of us left a scarf behind and reservation maker received a call that it was being held. These are good examples of how all went above and beyond to make oue experience a ver good one. Will definitely return5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for special occasion.Great place for special occasion. Food was superb and wait staff extremely helpful and courteous.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is always good! OurThe food is always good! Our waitress, Danielle was very pleasant and helpful.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have eaten at Olivadi manyWe have eaten at Olivadi many times and it has always been an enjoyable experience.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden GemThe experience at Olivadi is wonderful from start to finish. I would recommend this restaurant for it's good food, comfortable atmosphere and interesting food.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA special AnniversaryI had heard good reviews, but when we
stepped inside I was astonished on how
lovely it was...
The bar area was crowded and a bit
noisey, but once we were led to the dining '
area the noise level was better..
We had calamari as an appetiser and it '
was good, chicken piccata was amazing
We will be back, but more for special
occasions as it can be a little pricey...
Would have liked to given it five stars, but
but our server, who I liked from the start, '
never came back to check on how our
meal was...other than that I would give it
5 stars..nice atmosphere!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMManagement and/or Chef Change?Was there shortly after restaurant opened some years back. Not impressed enough to go back until receiving gift certificate recently. Wonder if under new management and/or have gotten a new chef since, because it is absolutely outstanding now. Been twice in past 6 weeks.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is small but a good place.This is small but a good place. Food is pretty good and tasty. Staff is polite and friendly. Really good wine list.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMItalian in NorwoodThe service was first rate. Very attentive. The wine was excellent and all the meals were superb. We usually do not stick around for desert but they have many excellent choices and the coffee was good was well.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Olivadi dining room surroundsThe Olivadi dining room surrounds you with relaxation, along with friendly and personalized service. The food and presentation are both excellent. Although the dining room was full, the noise level did not interfere with conversation and enjoyment. Highly recommended for an evening out with friends.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was fabulous and serviceFood was fabulous and service excellent. Convenient parking.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed wonderful foodWe enjoyed wonderful food and service at Olivadi, and the restaurant itself was lovely. We'll be back to try all the other dishes we want to try, great menu.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our second visitThis was our second visit to this restaurant and we were glad we gave it another chance. The food was excellent and our only complain among the four of us was that the short rib was just a litte tough. The service was very good and the ambience was perfect for entertaining out-of-town guests. We would definitely return again.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely evening. Food andLovely evening. Food and waitree were excellent. Will definitely be back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe ate in the bar. As youWe ate in the bar. As you would expect, it was a bit noisier than the dining area, but not overwhelming. The food was outstanding, as usual.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food. Bar and restaurantExcellent food. Bar and restaurant close very early! We would have liked to stay out another half hour3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMCausal bar dinner at OlivadiWe had a nice Friday night out at Olivadi. We opted to sit at the the bar, so the ratings with this review reflect the atmosphere on the bar side of the restaurant; however the dining room did look warm and romantic.
The bar scene was upbeat without being overbearing -- a great spot to share a couple drinks and appetizers (or entrees) as you wind down after the work week. Our bartender was attentive, but we never felt rushed. We tried the bruschetta, mussels, and orecchiette. All very delicious and nice size portions; although we could have skipped the bruschetta as the house bread and dip is quite good.
All and all a nice dinner at a place we will certainly revisit in the future!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA great Italian restaurant!!I must say that I was highly impressed with most of the food I tried on the menu. I highly recommend the wild mushroom risotto, the tagliatelle bolognese and the meatballs. Ask for the fresh Parmesan cheese. It is really outstanding. The staff was great and always catering to our needs. The food was great. I wasn't thrilled with the pizza dough but the other ingredients were fantastic. All other dishes were superb.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOur group of 10 people hadOur group of 10 people had a wonderful time at Olivadi's. Each person was greeted individually seated. Then each person was given an opportunity to order a drink. The food was great although a bit expensive. We would go back for special occasions.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful neighborhood restaurantThe food was excellent, the service very good and the drinks perfect. I will definitely go back again3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHidden gem in NorwwodOlivadi is one of those "slightly off the beaten path" restaurants you can brag about finding to your friends. Tucked into a side street in Norwood, it serves up rich, tastey Italian style dishes with fresh twists on traditional themes. It's ambience is casual upscale. We were wearing jeans but saw fancier wardrobes. This was our third time there and it hasn't disappointed at all!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMSolidWe have been here a few times now and they are always great. Food always excellent and comes out hot even with large groups which is always impressive.11/9/2012 12:00:00 AM