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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:
Ed Coffey

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/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, 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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (33)
Special Occasion (33)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
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Good for Birthdays (29)
Good for a Date (26)
Bar Seating (22)
Quiet Conversation (20)
Business Meals (19)
Good for Groups (19)
Cozy (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Romantic (15)
Authentic (13)
Casual (13)
Worth the Drive (13)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Notable Wine List (12)
Fun (10)
Great for Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Really good food, very comfortable dining and great staff. Would recommend. Private room too for large families for you need it.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

New Year Eve’s dinner. Food was horrible! My sides were ice cold. Server never returned to the table to see if everything was ok. So disappointed, it was one of my favorite restaurants. Hopefully it was an off night!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We enjoyed the entire experience except the seating in the front corner which exposed us to the draft every time he door opened. Had to get my coat out of the cloakroom for a 'blankie'. All around me were experiencing the same discomfort. Perhaps a form of screening would help. JaaspardA

Tags: Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Took the family out for New Year's Eve dinner. There were five of us. The food was very good as usual. The service was a little slower than usual, but the servers were vey friendly, and we were not in any hurry. Also, we were not rushed as can sometimes happen with an early reservation on a holiday evening. Only negative is that my daughter and I were both cold. We were in a little room off the bar, against an outside wall. By the time we realized how cold it was we were well into our meals, or we would have asked to move. My daughter spent half the meal with her coat on. I would definitely ask not to be seated there in the future. I am sure we will be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fantastic find! The food was worth the wait, made us want to eat every morsel. The service, the best!! We will definitely be returning to this resteraunt!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Local Ingredients, Fun, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Romantic, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food and service was great. First the appetizers was a perfect beginning followed by a delicious meal. Finished off with a well made appetizer topped everything off for a great evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Healthy
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

The food was amazing! Attentive and friendly service, quiet atmosphere in dining room, lively on the bar side. Pretty deco inside with a piano player and open kitchen. Apps, drinks, and entrees were all delicious!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Fabulous Friday night dinner for three with a good friend. We sat in the main dining room and Lucas our waiter took very good care of us. We had the Bolognese, eggplant involtini and veal parmesan.
The atmosphere is beautifully lit, tables are elegantly dressed and we always receive a warm and inviting welcome. We love this place!

Tags: Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Fun, Notable Wine List, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of the meals was not hot. They took it back to the kitchen and put it in the oven. It was scallops. Scallops can be easily overcooked and these were. They were horrible. The manager did remove the meal from our bill but offered nothing else. Very disappointing! The waitress paid no attention to the table at all.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We have dined at Olivadi and have never been dissatisfied until this past visit on 12/27/2017. There were 4 of us - we had a reservation and were seated promptly. The waitress came for our drink orders, however, it took quite some time for her to bring 2 cocktails. She apologized, that the bar was busy. Ok, no worries. After a bit, we ordered appetizers and our meals as well as glasses of wine for the other 2 people in our party. Meanwhile, the restaurant was filling up w/diners - always a good sign in my view. We waited 15 - 20 minutes and noticed that diners that had come in after us were being served before us. We remained patient. The appetizers were deliciious - calamari and an eggplant dish. Two dinners finally arrived - both pasta dishes. My husband's veal osso bucco arrived and then my swordfish. My dinner was cold. I couldn't find our waitress but the hostess came by and I asked her what the problem was - that our service had been less than satisfactory and that my meal was cold. She apologized and informed us that 3 people had called in sick so that they were short staffed. She took my plate and let us know that she was sorry and wanted to be sure that we were happy. My dinner finally made it back to the table - everyone in my party was just about done w/their meals. The food was good but I will be honest, I had lost my appetite. The hostess came back to the table and told us that they were giving us a dessert platter to make up for the cold meal and delayed service. I am happy that they made the effort to make amends, however, if they had let us know up front that they were short staffed, I would have been less aggravated. Watching others get served more quickly was annoying and if we had known about the staffing issue, we would have understood. We will go back to Olivadi but not any time soon. So sorry for a negative review.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was delicious and the service was good. Had to wait 20 minutes for our table that we had reservations for but other than that it was a very good experience!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Awful experience. I really want to like this place and I have been many times (my own fault), but I have given Olivadi's it's last chance to win me over! If you are looking for a nice atmosphere with bad service, consistently cold food and very small portions with a very high price tag then this is the place for you!!! We waited 20 minutes for our drinks, 90 minutes for our main course and 20 plus minutes for dessert. The bread basket came with 4 pieces of bread and 4 olives for a party of six... don't embarrass yourselves... don't even offer bread and olives if you can't accommodate the whole table!!! The food is mediocre at best, there is a much better Italian restaurant right down the street. The manager did notice that we were getting agitated as we waited for dessert and gave us a tray of mixed desserts on the house. Too little too late for the amount of money spent.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

I have been to Olivadi previously but this was an off night. Due to the holiday week between Christmas and New Year's the staffing was not adequate for the number of tables seated. No attempts by management or hostess to help the wait staff out in terms of meal delivery/drinks. Food was fair.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2017

I usually love Olivadi, however, tonight was a disaster top to bottom. Theee of five meals had to be sent back to the kitchen because they were ice cold...and the other two were just warm, and their recipients hungry. The waitress, while very nice, was totally lost. Upon hearing that the food was cold, she offered to leave part of the meal and warm up the rest....plate to plate at the table. Olivadi is priced as a higher end restaurant; totally unacceptable in offer and in practice to transfer food from one plate to another on the table. 3 of 5 meals were inedible; the entire table’s food should have been taken back. The three meals sent back were offered to be remade, which we accepted....they did not remake them, they merely warmed them up, which was apparent as there were the same cut marks in the cuts of meat that we’d originally made. The manager came over and when we expressed our disappointment he barely apologized and then walked away. By the time the, I’m assuming microwaved meals were returned to the table, the two who had opted to eat were finished dining. We were barely acknowledged after receiving the complete meal (which was eaten piecemeal and not together as a group) and had to ask twice for our check. We spent nearly $200 on lukewarm, microwaved meals, and were treated like second class citizens. One of the most disappointing dining experiences I’ve ever had. And before anyone assumes that I’m merely difficult customer; I’ve worked as a server, I’ve managed restaurants, and I’ve managed a restaurant group in Boston. The kitchen, service, and most of all the management failed this evening at Olivadi. I hope for their sake it was just an off night.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We have dined here on numerous occasions. We have always found the food to be excellent. The staff is exceedingly efficient, friendly, and courteous. We dine out a great deal and Olivadi's has become one of our favorites. If you want to be treated as special, we recommend you try Olivadi's.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Live Sports, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 2017

We have to Olivadi several and have always enjoyed it. Two people in our party had the chef's tasting menu for $45.00 which included fish and a few shreds of lobster meat and broth. The portions were very small. Not usual for this restaurant. We thought this was not worth the price. Reservations are definitely needed for weekends and holiday season. We will go back because this is a good spot not too far from where we live but we will think twice about the chef's tasting menu.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Been here a few times... GREAT food, never had a bad meal. One of the write ups said it had a piano bar. I've never seen one. It would make it awesome if it did.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent quality food, exactly what I am looking for in a nice Italian restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Olivadi is our go to friends and special occasions menu. Friends commented they wish it were in their town. Fantastic menu! Keep up the great work

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Special Occasion, Casual, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Was at the Norwood theatre and 5 minute walk to this wonderful restaurant if with terrific food and ambiance

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 (New England)·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is a new find for us. I wish I knew it was here years ago. Great Italian food, nice and cozy yet also a lively feel.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Great Beer, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Tapas
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were seated at a table closest to the entrance of the restaurant and therefore were subject to cold drafts. Food came out lukewarm. I would not recommend this restaurant.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Food and service were excellent. However, there was a constant draft in the restaurant from the door opening and closing.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

I have always had a good experience here, but this past Wednesday was a bit disappointing. Food took almost an hour to arrive and it was lukewarm and had to be sent back. Hoping this was one shot experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 9, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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 on December 8, 2017

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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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