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Olivadi

4.4
1194 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American
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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

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Phone number
(781) 762-9090
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Cross street: Central/Washington
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What 1194 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipCriticaldiner (New England)
4.0
Dined 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
1.0
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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
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

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
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.

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CyndiB (New England)
5.0
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!

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vipMadeater (New England)
5.0
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.

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Olivadi 
5.0
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!

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VineyardGirl6088 (New England)
5.0
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!

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Nancy (New England)
2.0
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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LynnJ (New England)
2.0
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.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary American
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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

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Cross street
Central/Washington
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(781) 762-9090
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Catering
Please ask for our Carry Out Catering Menu.
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Parking details
Plenty of street parking and empty lots within 1 block
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Public transit
Commuter Rail Franklin line Norwood Center Stop
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Executive chef
Ed Coffey
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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.
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Private party contact
Annmarie Casey: (781) 762-9090
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
please call or contact us at privatedining@olivadirestaurant.com for more information