Olivadi

4.7
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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J
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef is great. Came out and talked to us to explain his specials. Really enjoyable.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our reservation was at 4:45 I feel like they were not ready for business at 4:45. Perhaps the waitstaff wasn’t aware when we sat.

R
New England
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food friendly efficient servers. Noise level is high but much less than most restaurants

CR
New England
24 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great Caesar and House salads. The sun dries tomato dish was great and the Bolognese was good too. Their sorbets and coffees are nice too. It was great for an anniversary dinner.

MH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very impressed that my waitress recognized us from a prior visit.

The food was delicious, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere is intimate.

I have always recommended this restaurant to friends & family.

DF
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, golreat service, food was good--filet mignon and mashed potato could have used a
little more flavor. Very expensive.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal. Best Italian in area

m
New England
58 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Olivadi is our favorite destination for lunch with friends. Service is always good...attentive but we never feel rushed. Great lunch menu...love the Via Corso Panino...both chicken and eggplant. Love it.

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughters 18th birthday. Thank you. It was perfect

B
New England
59 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent & friendly service, great food. Like always. Very consistent. One of our to go to addresses.

R
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

One of our favorite local spots, and the food never disappoints. The service was slow in the beginning, but improved and was great. (We sat for about 20 minutes without seeing our waiter, but he definitely made up for it.)

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely enjoyed our dining experience. It was our 1st time at Olivadi and we look forward to our next visit. The food was excellent. Chef Joe came to our table and we appreciated his personal visit. Our server Jamie was magnificent. We will request her again. Thank you for a great dining experience. We eat out a lot and found that Olivadi is one of our favorites!

T
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect night with great food and fabulous staff. The ambience was magical.

P
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My dinner was outstanding. I had the stuff pork that was really a great meal. Sean the bartender gave us the best service one could ask for. Also Annie the manager came over to check on our dinners which I thought was a nice touch.

NL
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service! They really made my Mom's birthday special. Their eggplant is to die for!

MS
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love the food and quality at Olivadis. The stemware and place settings always look perfect. Specials are varied but sophisticated in tastes. Server Ryan was great personality . He made some great recommendations and was very engaging. highly recommend them. Not for younger families though

G
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very pleasant lunch with friend - excellent service - very relaxed with plenty of time to enjoy our visit

G
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent every time we go. Waitress was prompt and friendly. We had the specials and they were delicious!

m
New England
58 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Favorite restaurant for lunch with friends. Great service, good food, never rushed...love it.

PH
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall the meal was very good, however one of the specials that we were interested in was no longer available (bummer).
I would say to be careful when you walk through the restaurant, as the hard wood floors are quite slippery.
Service was solid, and Seamus at the bar was terrific!!!

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great time and can’t wait to come back! Our service was good but not great since it was the waitresses second night.

BF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was really delicious. Our waitress, Marisol, was very kind & sweet. She knew it was my birthday but that I didn’t want to make it well-known. My lava cake was served with “Happy B-day” written in a strawberry sauce on the large white platter. She & your staff made it just the right kind of special without drawing too much attention. My hubby and I really appreciated that. We were really fortunate, too, that someone had given me a gift certificate for $100 or we would not have been able to afford it on our fixed income.

A
New England
42 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was very good. Did not rush us, but was there in a timely fashion. My wife had the mushroom pappadelle and loved it. I had the cupping which was very good, but a touch too spicy for me. I tasted the veal parm. It was excellent. Would definitely go back.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. It was the first time for eight of us and no one was disappointed! The service was excellent, our waitress was very attentive. Thank you

MB
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best in the area hands down! I would highly recommend!

M
New England
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there after passing the restaurant the past few years. It was a surprise! Everthing was exceptional. The food choices were super and we enjoyed the bread and spreads. The waitress was
very helpful and a bit of fun. We sat near the kitchen-not bad but could have been better. The shared dessert was the perfect ending. We will be back! Coupons??

TG
New England
41 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We booked this restaurant as we were attending a show at the Norwood Theatre. Olivadi did not disappoint. The calamari was outstanding. Everyone's meals was delicious. The restaurant was buzzing during our meal.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and food, they were so accommodating and friendly, even stayed late to let us finish up! We will be back soon!

D
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Considering the overall experience Olivadi is expensive.

The fingerling potatoes certainly weren't gourmet.

LC
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was celebrating my anniversary, the hostess and waitress made sure our experience was special and memorable.

C
New England
58 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We arrived on time and told there was a wait. Looking into the dining room we saw a table ready for four. We had to wait 5-8 minutes for the table. Not sure why. Our friends had never been there and thought the room was lovely. The only complaint would be that the tables were close and conversations were distracting. We had a reasonable wait before our waitress came. She explained the menu thoroughly and took questions. We have been here many times. We ordered salads and main courses. The entree selections were great choices and, in my opinion, there was something for everyone. A flat bread came out with two spreads.. when asked more came out quickly. Salads were great. My beet salad has a pretty presentation and is very tasty. The guys loved the Caesar salad. We had two seafood risotto that were scrumptious with lots of seafood, including lobster. The veal Parmesan was superb as well. My husband had the clams and linguini which he enjoyed. our friends enjoyed the meal and will return.

AA
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always leave so impressed with the food. Great dining experience for our 1year anniversary

Y
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, our server was excellent, and the ambiance was very enjoyable. The only negative was that when we arrived the noise level was pretty loud, making conversation difficult. Later in the evening this improved.

OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were celebrating our 35th anniversary. We had great service from Jen our server. The food was delicious and overall had a great experience.

a
New England
138 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great experience. Friendly service and delicious food and drinks. Can’t go wrong with Olivadi.

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess was great. She greeted us with a smile and quickly sat us. We had Jamie as our waitress who was amazing. She really knows the food and can describe any item with such precision. I wanted to try everything. I had the gnocchi and it was too die for. Jamie did such a good job describing a plum appetizer and said it could be dessert. I got it for dessert and it was terrific. It was my first time but won’t be my last. Amazing food. Really special and knowledgeable staff and really care about their customers.

KW
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent- chicken parm and a cod dish. Friendly service (could have been a bit more attentive), nice ambience, friendly staff. Will go there again.

T
New England
70 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place. They make you feel like family. I hope I don’t jinx myself... I’ve never had a bad meal here.

Walk by the kitchen, it’s skyways clean. That’s important!!!

R
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my Dad to Olivadi for his 91st Birthday. The food and the service exceeded our expectations. What a great dining experience! Our waiter was awesome! Top shelf all of the way!

RL
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was attentive and food excellent. I would recommend this to everyone for no occasion or special occasions.