Olivadi
Olivadi

Olivadi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.olivadirestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (781) 762-9090
  • 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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
Olivadi reviews from OpenTable diners
115 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (80)fit for foodies (55)special occasion (53)romantic (43)good for groups (33)notable wine list (27)vibrant bar scene (23)great for outdoor dining (15)great for lunch (14)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (8)late-night find (4)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Solid suburban spot
    Barney
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food is always very good. Some meals need larger portion. Specials always strong. Long wait for entree on last visit.
    Special Features:
    romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food all the time
    Marc
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    My wife an I have gone to Olivadis for several years and just love the great good and service. They always are offering something different on the menu. You can sit at the bar and have a great meal or also sit in the main dinning area. We can't say enough about our experience at Olivadis.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Joycl
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    first visit and we will be back this week. A little gem in the center of Norwood, Ma. Service was excellent, selection wide ranging, and the price point just what we wanted. Would recommend this resturant, especially for a family dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foursome at Olivade's
    Cassiopia
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Waitress (Helen) was excellent. Food was good but not excellent. Caesar's salad was disappointing- quite bland. Dessert special of then night (yeast cake) was awful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a great experience
    JWoz
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We've eaten here a few times and always have a great experience. Everyone in our party always enjoys their meals. The red and white sangria are both delicious! Service is always great and we feel well taken care of! I look forward to our next trip back to Olivadi!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LEE BOND
    L0007bVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    GREAT SERVER WAS MARVIN AND HE WAS EXCELLENT, CHICKEN PICATTA WAS OUTSTANDING AND WINE LIST WAS VERY GOOD.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Restaurant
    Hollywoodjoe
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Well,what else can be said that already has'nt been said. From the moment we walked in the door and saw the white linen table cloths and the polished glassware,we knew we were in for a treat.Cleaniness is very important to me when choosing a restaurant and Olivadis did'nt disappoint.The Chicken Parm melted in my mouth. It was so tender you could cut with a fork. My wifes Pistachio Crusted Salmon was equally good as well. Desserts were to die for. We had the "Tortino Al Cioccato" which was absolutely delightful and the presentation was outstanding. Hats off to Executive chef as he really knows what he's doing. Would highly recommended this restaurant to all and can't wait to return.!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    kitkat60
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We went for my daughter's birthday. Excellent service. Food was wonderful. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Great Ambiance!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful night out
    Cris33
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Very good food, wait staff was wonderful and the restaurant is very clean and affordable. I would recommend this restaurant for friends going out and couples date night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • nevets
    Nevets
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Exceptional restaurant. Great food great staff very professional. A pleasure to dine .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kate
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was excellent as well as the service. I will definitely be recommending this restaurant to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    elleaimesi
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I had been wanting to try this restaurant for a long time, and I was not disappointed! The server was very helpful with suggestions and very attentive to our table. The food was absolutely delicious. I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Made our 26th even more special
    chickadee98
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We went to Olivadi for our 26th anniversary and we were completely spoiled! We love Olivadi's for always offering great food, and an intimate dining experience. Helen our waiter was outstanding in her attentiveness, and also her knowledge of the menu/food, and just the little touches she offered during the time we were there. We will be back! Maybe for a "just because" occasion next!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great
    McdonowilVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Great food and service, what else is there to say?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Great food, good wine, yummy dessert. More important was a night out with great friends. Much needed time to catch up and this was perfect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicioso!
    CheriVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I have eaten at Olivadi's several times and every time the food has been great! I highly recommend the veal parm, the shrimp scampi and the chicken piccata. The wait staff is very nice and attends to your needs. The atmosphere is wonderful. It is always a pleasure to eat out at Olivadi's.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very nice
    liv2eet
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    this was our second time at the restaurant and we really enjoyed it. The dinners were outstanding and the service from Marvin was attentive and friendly. Great evening
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch.
    LenMan
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Excellent lunch. Quite experience and great service. Wait staff was very attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner and will return Our Server, helen was great and we were not hurried-- a nice 3 hour meal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.