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About 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.

32 Guild Street
Norwood, MA 02062
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Italian, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Central/Washington

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 762-9090

Website:
http://www.olivadirestaurant.com/

Catering:
Please ask for our Carry Out Catering Menu.

Parking Details:
Plenty of street parking and empty lots within 1 block

Public Transit:
Commuter Rail Franklin line Norwood Center Stop

Executive Chef:
Giulio Fulgenzi

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:
Annmarie Casey: (781) 762-9090

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
please call or contact us at privatedining@olivadirestaurant.com for more information

Olivadi Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (32)
Neighborhood Gem (32)
Special Occasion (32)
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Good for Birthdays (27)
Good for Anniversaries (27)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Bar Seating (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Authentic (17)
Romantic (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Business Meals (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Cozy (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Casual (11)
Great for Lunch (9)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fun (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Healthy (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Definitely recommend. Only small negative was 2 seat-table received drafts when front entrance door was open. had to move our seat.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Healthy
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

I had dinner with 4 friends and everyone had different things and really enjoyed their meals. Mine was very tasty but was served luke warm when it should not have been. This is my second time at this restaurant and the first time we found the hostess was unable to recommend if we should sit near the bar or in the main restaurant. We eventually picked the main restaurant which I would recommend. Not sure why the hostess who works there was not capable of doing this. She seemed so perplexed. Also, our server on our second trip did not seem very interested in our table. I would say the food and ambiance is pretty good but so far the service has not been great.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We all had something different to eat and each dish was delicious. The service was excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

We very much enjoyed yet another evening at Olivadi. The new Jennifer’s Old Fashioned was really good. The mussels were exceptional- fresh, plump and nicely spiced, and the creme brûlée delicious and creamy. Great service.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

Olivadi is always good. Friday night it was great. We have the best waitress (Helen), and the bar guys were very attentive and friendly. I go there often and it never disappoints.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating
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·Dined 4 days ago

First time in the new porch area...lovely, but a little noisy...all in all, a very lunch lunch experience with fruends.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

What an expensive disappointing dinner! I'll start by saying that the best part of the dining experience was our server, Marvin. He was friendly and very efficient. Great guy. Then went downhill from there....to sum it up, minestrone soup tasted like water and so thin, with several beans tossed in..two of us sent that back right away. Mussels fra Diablo appetizer was tasty but anything but " from the devil"! Zero spice factor but mussels fresh. Chicken wing app mostly fried batter and again advertised as spicey with no zip at all. Eggplant rollitini app okay. Beet salad a lot of arugula and a few red beets thrown in. Dressing was good. Main courses were the biggest disappointment for the six of us. All agreed just not worth the money. The sauce on the Marsala was literally black in color!! A color that made dish unappetizing. Flavor just okay and the veal and chicken so thin and rather dry. Never saw that color before on Marsala and I'm a cook. The bolognaise was just okay, bland in flavor and one of us who got that commented the pasta was not aldente but simply undercooked. The very pricey scallops were so small that they should be embarrassed to charge that much for that size scallop. Not your lovely large Sea Scallops as described. Salmon just okay. Bread good. Desert was very grainy tasting gelato like it was freezer burnt and some chocolate desert not memorable. Wine list very nice. Martini very good. Bill very high. End of story! Will not return.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Olivadi is such a hidden gem in Norwood. If you are looking for a special evening out in a great atmosphere, you will be pleasantly suprised. It has an excellent wine list and great menu. They offer seasonal dishes and try and purchase local produce in season to create specials around that produce. If you get there early for dinner it is quiet. As it gets later in the evening it gets a little bit more noisy, but still can have back and forth conversation without an issue. If you are attending a show at Norwood Theater this is a great place to go for dinner and just steps away. On show nights I would recommend making a reservation.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

In the dozen or so times we’ve eaten here I cannot remember any meal less that real good food. Menu changes enough to explore yet stays static to get a favorite choice meal. Well done!

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Olivadi is our favorite spot when visiting friends in Norwood. The stuffed pork chop was delicious...great service...great bar.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We had a pleasant visit at Olivadi, but mostly because is gave us (four friends) a chance to catch up over an extended period of time; no one found the food all that memorable.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Lovely birthday celebration for my 85 year old Father-in-law. Enjoyed by three generations. Terrific service with great recommendations on both wine and food. Will definitely return!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

They have a new chef and it made a difference, Good Job!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Love it here. Local and good food Quiet
Bar staff kind and thoughtful
Crostini is the best ever

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Overall just a nice, local place! Glad we tried it. Will be back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

LOVE having round tables for conversation. Always reliably good. Dining side is quieter than bar side, but both options are good.

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The best Italian food I’ve had in a long time!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I have nothing negative to say about Olivadi. The food was excellent, both the statler chicken and salmon. The wait staff impress with thoughtfulness. For instance, we wanted to take dessert to go, so our waitress suggested she have the chef not heat up the chocolate torte so we could at home and avoid it becoming soggy and whatnot. Even better, each component of the dessert was packed separately to avoid that. Putting it together was easy, and it was like having dessert right at the restaurant. Further, the ambiance is great. You don't even notice the fact that there's no music being played over speakers because the sounds of the restaurant seem to flow together perfectly. You can tell other people are having conversations, but you can't really hear what they're saying unless you try. It just feels right. We will definitely return.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Three of us had dinner at Olivadi on Saturday night. They were incredibly busy and as a result, the service was slow but very friendly. One of the things I like about Olivadi is that the portion sizes are not huge. We all actually finished our entrees despite having shared appetizers. We started with the wings from Sicily and the calamari. The wings were a bit bland but the calamari was perfect. For entrees, my husband had the chicken, my daughter had the gnocchi
and I had the rigatoni alla Norma. Everyone enjoyed their entrees.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

The first time my wife and I dined here it was to try it out as a possible place for our wedding reception. We now live over an hour away in Andover Mass yet we return here once or twice a year, especially to celebrate our anniversary.

Aside from the wonderful ambience, great bartender and great service, this is a place where you get the feeling they enjoy surprising you with wonderful new entrees and appetizers. Great deserts too. Olivia did is an ideal place for a great dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

It is a nice place for a quiet dinner with good food in the suburban setting.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Olivadi is one of my favorite restaurants. Service was attentive, meal was tasty. Just a bit disappointed that the menu changes frequently. Dressing on the beet salad was changed. Side dish of rabe was bitter and too plain served with the filet. Our server Gabriella made sure this special birthday celebration was perfect, complete with a candle on the cannoli!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have been there previously and had a great experience. This is the reason we returned and were excited to dine there, again. My entree was just OK and the pasta and sauce were cold. The chicken Parm was good but also on the like warm side. Our server was nice but things seemed to get busy and we felt this.

We were there early so it cannot be blamed on it being too busy. I did not send it back because this would have taken too long and then I would be sitting there while my wife ate. It was disappointing when you spend as much as we did.

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent dining experience. One entre (of 6) was served room temperature.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

A special thank you to Jay, Gabriella and the excellent meal we were served at Olivadi.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Our meal was delicious - great bottle of wine and tasty meals. I had the pappardelle with funghi and my companion had osso buco. Both were great and arrived very quickly. Extremely attentive service - will go again!

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

There was no hostess there when we arrived-when she finally
Showed up , her greeting consisted of a glare until we explained why we were there. Our waitress was lovely, but bus boy who brought out appt waited , standing there for us to clear table so he could put down food !?
And, new Fall menu...ugh, disappointing! Struggled to find what to order .
Can’t see how this can can be sustained .

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 (New England)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Food and service were excellent. This is a new find for us and we will be back again soon. The veal osso bucco, in particular, was stunningly great.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The staff was amazing and the dining room was warm & very inviting. The food was ok.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great dinner place, go once a month and never been disappointed. Great with friends and family.

Tags: Romantic, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New England)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We always have a great meal here. Service always excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Pleasant atmosphere. Food is average.
Waitress was very attentive.

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We attended a concert, and need a great place to eat at close by the concert and hotel. Everything was great location, food , servers and atmosphere. I loved eating there with my date. Reservations great and honored even after I called to say we were running late, by 30 mins. We were in and out without feeling rushed ready for the remaining of the evening. Great food and service. 10 in our book, and we will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Wonderful neighborhood spot. Traditionally terrific service. This last time they were a bit slow. Everyone had received their drink order but one of us and it took 15 minutes for that to come. We were going to the Norwood Theatre so they were much better with food service. Friendly staff and delicious food. Reccomended.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The main course was a stuffed pork chop which was large enough to split and delicious. The accompanying vegetables were fresh and perfectly prepared. A spinach salad however was dry and lifeless. We were patient with our waitress because we knew her from prvious visits and she was busy. The busboy was slow. Ordering our meal got off to a slow start. An unfortunate misunderstanding over which wine we ordered led to our paying twice as much as we wanted for wine. My husband pointed out the bottle he wanted to the waitress as well as specifying it as a 2013 vintage. She presented a 2010 and he pointed out that it was the wrong year. He asked if they had gotten in a better vintage. She didn't really answer that question but said she had dug deep for a bottle that didn't have a torn lable. Actually, it was a different bottle altogether. It was delicious, but when we saw the bill we realized what had happened. We hope that next time communication will be more clear and that staff will be more attentive to what the customer is actually saying. We have enjoyed Olivadi many times and hope to continue to do so.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We were celebrating our 43 wedding anniversary .Were seated right away original seats were unacceptable and moved to better area with no problem . Service was great very attentive and meals were very well done. Overall we had a good time.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great service
Nice ambiance
Delicious. Food

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As usual excellent service, good food. Very enjoyable.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It has been eight years since we have been back to Olivadi's. This is a good restaurant with good food and decent service. In the interest of full disclosure, however, the prices are a bit on the high side for a mid-level restaurant in Norwood center. Examples: rack of lamb - $38, scallops - $33, pork chop - $32. Again, the food is good (not great) and the ambiance and atmosphere is fine but nothing "special".

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We love Olivadi and usually choose it for celebrations like birthdays. For appetizer everyone loved the lamb 'lollypops'. There were 6 of us so we tried 6 different entrees - everyone enjoyed theirs: salmon, pork chops, rack of lamb, scampi, pasta with meat sauce, scallops.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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