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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Olivadi reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.5
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (70)fit for foodies (55)special occasion (54)romantic (43)great for outdoor dining (28)good for groups (26)vibrant bar scene (26)notable wine list (24)great for lunch (14)kid-friendly (8)great for brunch (7)hot spot (6)late-night find (4)scenic view (4)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vinmad
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    Robin
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Very excellent restaurant - have gone twice and will continue ista gem !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • keeps improving
    BudgetGourmet
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Night!
    love2dine
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed
    CZM1VIP
    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".
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good
    Howie
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Delicious food and very well managed. Excellent friendly service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JD2014
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Accomodated a party of seven nicely. Food and service very good. We consider this one of the better restaurants in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Evening and Dinner
    Dontgetoutmuch
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rich
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    One of the best restaurants in the area, bar none.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 574 reviews are from the Olivadi reviews archive.
  • One of our favorites
    Ladc
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mary
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    nice, local restaurant with great food and service!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • never again
    DARO
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    given the fact that it was a Saturday night (peak time) I expected the restaurant to be busy. However, our waitress, with (3) helpers (1) for water, (1) for bread and another to deliver the food was completely overwhelmed. Our cocktails came after our salad. the beet "salad" consisted of a bowl of beets thrown together with a few walnuts and dressing - NO LETTUCE! we had to ask for bread and then we were asked if we wanted butter. All in all it was not a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    My wife and I went to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The food was good, nothing exceptional. The service was very good and the dining room was well appointed. It was loud. Very loud. A lot of stone and wood - no noise absorption. I had to keep leaning in to my wife to hear her.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best in Town
    McdonowilVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Olivadi's has become the best restaurant in Norwood. Al the food is great and the service is excellent. Always very accommodating of special requests, and they pour a good drink at the bar.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinning
    BeBeVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Great neighborhood gem, good selection of food, Wendy our waitress that evening was wonderful. We stayed passed closing time and they were wonderful and understanding!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    OutoftownersVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Pasta dishes are creative and other entrees like salmon with horseradish and pistachio are fresh and delicious. Pappardelle with funghi rich and tasty. Terrific!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We return to Olivadi every few months and have never been disappointed. This occasion we had a lovely and lively waitress (Leah) who was delightful. My 96 year old father-in-law enjoyed the evening and the service as well. Thanks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Olivadi's was fantastic as always
    CaseyTVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This is a favorite spot whether for a business lunch or a quiet dinner. We enjoyed our anniversary dinner here very much. Everyone in our party had a delicious meal and then shared the fabulous tiramisu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    We have been to Olivadi several times. Each time, it seems to get better. The food is quite good, the atmosphere is nice. The table are a bit close together, but they timed the reservations/seating so that it seem less crowded.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MangaMama
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We've eaten at Olivadi's many times but have to say the food this time was just average. The Caesar salad had very little dressing (although the portion was generous). Two in our party had veal parm and both thought it wasn't up to Olivadi's best. This won't prevent us from returning, but we were a bit disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT MEAL!!
    Speechshari
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    This was our second time at Olivadi's and we continue to be surprised. The food was just as good as the first time, the service was excellent. Great dining for special occassion.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    My son had a conference in Norwood. Found this restaurant on the internet. Was delighted with the food service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • glad we tried this place
    RGB24
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Attracted by website and exterior... Once inside the interior didn't disappoint either. We happened to make reservations during a busy hour so had to wait about 20 min to be seated. The specials were mentioned by the waitress but she forgot to tell us what they were out of and we just happened to select that for our entree. Otherwise able to enjoy a great meal.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and Terrific Dining
    Kris
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Great atmosphere, delicious food, well prepared and friendly waitstaff. Comfortable dining room and a more relaxed bar area. Separate room for large gatherings and parties is terrific. This IS a neighborhood gem!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Recommendation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    I would definitely recommend this restaurant to family and friends. The food was excellent and the wait staff were very accommodating. Our waiter was very pleasant and polite and could not do enough for us.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!!
    Connie
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Been to Olivadi's many time!! My children took us out for anniversary I suggested Olivadi's they never been, they loved it ! had a great time food spectacular!!!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food/Pleasant atmosphere
    Olivadi
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Olivadi offers great food. consistent cuisine, friendly and courteous staff, pleasant ambiance and gluten free choices. Reservation may not be available if you decide to make it on the same day you wish to dine. However the bar has a very large sitting section and is first come first served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good time Ollie's!
    BabyBack2BillVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Had a great relaxing meal which was not rushed despite restaurant being busy. Wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. THe food, as usual, was delicious. Can't wait for the patio to open!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Our second visit to Olivadi
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Our second visit to Olivadi was as pleasing as our first. From the friendly hostess to the attentive lady who pours water, the staff was outstanding, especially our lovely server Leah. Our cosmos were exceptional. My seafood risotto and my husband's hefty pork chop were both delicious. We will be back soon as there are serveral more dishes that we must try. Again, our request for a quiet table was honored which is a real plus.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful night out
    Marc
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I had the Sea Bass it was fantastic,my wife loves the Bolognese. Leah who who waits on us is such a sweetheart and Olivadis is just a wonderful restaurant to dine at.. Thanks
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding veal scallopini
    Toy79
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    If you love veal scallopini, this is the restaurant for you. It's my favorite dish and Olivadi does it so well. The beet salad is a hit too. Excellent food and service in the suberbs. A real gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Norwoord Restaurant
    HarryB
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Lovely space, good energy, fine service, excellent food
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Italian Meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Great food at very reasonable prices. Service was very attentive as well. Pasta dishes are all fresh and handmade. This place is further proof that you don't need to go into boston to an overpriced Italian eatery for an outstanding Italian meal. The 14$ ravioli are an absolute steal!! Great for a date night and very affordable for a young couple on a budget!
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time to Olivadi and
    Diners99
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Second time to Olivadi and our experience was equally as positive as the first. All of the customer facing personnel are genuinely friendly and that speaks volumes about management's priorities. The food was superb. I had the chicken parm and my wife had seared scallops. We both enjoyed our meals and the wine was memorable. This is the kind of place that you keep going back to because you know you'll get the same level of quality, service and ambiance every time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pricy but Good
    CheriVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    This is a neighborhood gem in the town of Norwood, MA. Has a great selection of entrees. Everything we ordered was delic! We tried the veal parm and the veal scallopini. Everything is a la carte so prepared to drop a few green ones.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food-be prepared to wait
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I had a resevation last Sat. for 5 at 7:45pm. We arrive a few minutes early and were told our table was not quite ready. We did not get seated until 8:30!!!!! As a group of Moms with young children we were not expecting to be finished with dinner at 11:00. The food and drinks were excellent but by the time we ordered they were out of specials and some of the desserts. Be prepared to wait even with a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Go there you won't be disappointed.
    luvgoodfood
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Food was fabulous and a very nice selection to choose from. Drinks from bar were perfection and the wine list was also very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, special occasion, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • had a great time
    pauline
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    went with a group of girlfriends after a glassblowing class (luke adams in norwood) and it was the perfect day/night out - service was a bit slow but that may have been intentional so we could enjoy our conversation - not sure? Food was great; everyone enjoyed their meal and ambiance is wonderful....like dining in Boston -but in Norwood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dining in town
    pugsly
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Had a special celebration and the family had a short ride to Olivadi ...fabulous food and service. Nice little gem in the heart of town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.