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Olivadi Details

  • 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 (781) 762-9090
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "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....."
    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."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "There were four of us and we all really enjoyed our meals. The home made pasta dishes were excellent!!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "food was very good, service was fantastic, it was spacious and comfortable and a very pleasant dining experience. Puttanesca was great!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Consistently above the average for food, atmosphere and service. Thank you once again!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Every time we visit our relatives here Olivadi is a mandatory stop. They use it for special occasions as well as family night out. Anything they do with mussels or scallops is great. We hit the night of a slightly new menu. I love that the chef updates favorites by changing up the sauces. They will do special orders sometimes to recreate something you liked that may no longer be on the menu. Our family shares everything so we had the fig and gorgonzola appetizer along with mussels and scallops and everyone had some (we were 5 persons that night). For entrees the veal, seafood pasta, pork chop (with new sauce) and the soup were all outstanding. Love this place! Oh and great bar, special cocktails and good wines!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Food is just as good as North End. Wish the portions of gnocchi were bigger for left over, they melt in your mouth. EXcellent service. Great service, accommodating and attentive staff. Dessert is wonderful, creme brûlée sandwich,,,mmmm."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I thoroughly enjoyed everything about Olivadi. The waitress was above average and so was the food. I will definitely be coming back!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant several times & never disappointed. Good food, wine list,& service. Menu has nice selection from casual to complete meals. Easy parking. Nice ambiance. Recommended for a nice meal."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Dined outside on the patio on a lovely evening. The food was great as were the drinks. The service was quite attentive. Amore perfect summer evening could not be had. We will be back soon!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the eggplant and calamari appetizer along with the white sangria before dinner. The main trees were just as good with plenty for doggie bags. Alas, we were not able to sample the dessert menu. Service was fabulous! Hoping to be back soon to sit out on the patio."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Went to Olivadi for the first time the other night for a date with my husband. Service was outstanding, food was incredible! Will certainly be back many times!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We simply find Olivadi's to be a most enjoyable restaurant. The food, staff, cleanliness of pretty surroundings is the best! Lighting is soft and romantic!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We held our Daughter's wedding shower at Olivadi's. Great venue, outstanding food and service. Everyone enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food when it finally arrived was good. However we waited over a half hour just for our salad and close to an hour and a half for dinner. It was a Wednesday night and our reservation was at 6:15 so it was not crowded when we arrived. Customers who arrived after us were getting served before us and there were only two people in our party. Our waitress finally apologized for the wait about 15 minutes before our dinner arrived. Something "happened" in the kitchen and affected our table only. In other words the order must have gotten lost in the shuffle. It was our anniversary and the reviews were great. That is why we chose Olivadi. However, we will not go back there."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We recently celebrated my wife's 60th birthday at Olivadi and the food, service and atmosphere are what we've become accustomed to expect. Everything was superb and the meals were (as my wife would say) 'to die for'. Our server, Marvin, took excellent care of us and recommended an excellent wine with our meals. We try to go to Olivadi for all of our special occasions."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Our server Christa was very attentive to us as well as the others that assisted her. she Explained the specials and the menu clearly and was very pleasant."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We first went here based upon a gift card and recommendation from friends. We just went again and will add it to the small group of restaurants in our "date night" rotation. The food is perfectly prepared. You almost always have some aspect of a meal that isn't right but so far not here. How does a small restaurant in Norwood serve this New England boy the best piece of cod he ever had? dunno. I'd go back just for that creme brûlée sandwich. Great service too."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We enjoy Olivadi's for various occasions - both casual and special. The food has always been excellent and the service is now catching up to the standard. The drinks are delicious and the wine list has a good variety without "breaking the bank"."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Service was very attentive. Appetizers (mussels, caprese salad & house salad) all were tasty. Enjoyed spaghetti & vongloe w/ pancetta with fresh grated parmesan, along with salmon & cod parmesan. Shared homemade gelato for dessert. Prices have crept up since our last visit, but always a dependable, attractive restaurant worth a trip to Norwood."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Great spot for down town dining without going downtown. Mature clientele - not a pub scene. If your looking for a nice dinner out to catch up with friends this is it."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Everything was excellent starting with out table ready for the reservation time, to the friendly and non- hurried service and especially the food. Our second time here and no disappointments."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Very excellent restaurant - have gone twice and will continue ista gem !"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "We have been going to Olivadi's for quite some time. In the beginning there were some service issues, but they keep improving. The food has consistently been excellent, the ambiance is good and the service is much improved. We enjoy going there both for casual dining as well as special occasions and it does not break the bank. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "From the ambiance, to the vibe, to the food, to the service, everything was great from start to finish. We sat on the bar side for a more casual experience. We will definitely go back again and hope we get the same server, Linda, who was top notch. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We decided to give Olivadi's another chance because the last time service was very slow. Sadly, it was slow again. The special--mahi-mahi was over cooked. Though it was a small piece, I chose not to finish it. My husband said his veal was "not that good". "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Delicious food and very well managed. Excellent friendly service. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Accomodated a party of seven nicely. Food and service very good. We consider this one of the better restaurants in the area. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We were a group of two on the Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend. Booked a table at 6:15 thinking it might be noisy later. Our whole experience was very pleasant, from parking, to being seated to being served. The space is very attractive. We were seated in a part of the restaurant with small tables of people quietly enjoying being together and the good food. The menu has lots of interesting offerings. We very much enjoyed our choices and the portions are very generous. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "One of the best restaurants in the area, bar none."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Olivadi is our special occasion restaurant, since we don't live close to it anymore. The food is delicious (the salmon!) and the decor is very nice. It's a great place for a romantic dinner, and we love going back there."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "nice, local restaurant with great food and service!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014