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For 2
Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
11:30 PM
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Olivadi

4.4
1253 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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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
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Catering
Please ask for our Carry Out Catering Menu.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Central/Washington
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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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Special events & promotions
please call or contact us at privatedining@olivadirestaurant.com for more information
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1253 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.3
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4.0
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

This was our first time at this restaurant. We were looking for something close to the Norwood Theater and a work associate highly recommended. The food was delicious, the waitress, Kim, was OUTSTANDING, very in-tune to our "vibe" and recommended the perfect entrees. We will be patrons of this restaurant again and look forward to trying the entire menu!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I have been twice each time everything has been top notch

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Very enjoyable evening . Good food , Wait staff was very good as usual .

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent service
and delicious meal We have been there many times and always enjoy it

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

I have been to Olivadi's several times and never been disappointed, until tonight. We were 5 friends celebrating 2 birthdays. Two of us ordered the minestrone soup, it was basically a tomato broth with not much else in it, no beans, vegetables, nothing but scraps of whatever was supposed to be in it, maybe the last of the batch?
It was tasty but not substantial in any way. I ordered a pasta dish that was supposed to have a sauce with eggplant, couldn't see much eggplant but there were many tomatoes (not an ingredient on the menu description). I don't eat tomatoes so would not have ordered it had it been in the description. I asked the waiter to please wrap it for me because I couldn't eat it and would bring it home for my husband.
It was not a bad dish, just not what I thought I was getting. The waitress came right over and offered to bring me something else. I ordered a fettuccini with bolognese sauce 1/2 order and it was good. The manager brought it out and appoligized then came back to check if it was ok. My friend ordered a polenta cake instead of potato and was disappointed in that and my other friend ordered roasted chicken with squash gnocchi and couldn't taste any squash and was disappointed in the chicken as well. The chicken parmigiana and the scallops my other friends got were delicious and they were very happy with their meals. We discovered that they were going to be closed the next week for vacation and I am going to say that possibly they were trying to use up the things that would not keep? I have never given such a bad review but feel I needed to tonight. The waiter and waitress and manager were all excellent and accomadating, therefore, I will go back as this was my favorite place for my husband to take me for my birthday. By the way, they did not charge me for my original meal, just the 1/2 order of my second choice which was fine with me. We always go back to one of our homes for dessert so none was ordered.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Food & Service were just OK, ( not for the price you charge, I would have expected more). My exception is the smaller portions than previously. One of us got Frutte De mare ( very small portion for the money , almost a rip off./ 2 braised scallop dinners were tasty and well done but only 5 scallops. and maybe i teaspoon of butternut squash / 2 shrimp scampi dinners that had no flavor or garlic, very bland.
Pasta was good under the seafood dishes.
We all left to have dessert someplace else, didn't want the same problem/
I have dined here a few times before, quality is good, nice atmosphere but you end up leaving hungry sometimes/ NOT GOOD> I was disappointed that I brought my Sister from California here and although getting together and spending over $450.00 for 6, felt like we did not get any VALUE!.. I was very surprised.
Bob Cioffi

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very satisfied.! I will be back!

They do charge a lot for wine. I paid $46 for a bottle I usually buy in the store for $15-16

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Service was “good”. The food was bland and uninspired. Wine was 3x the street price.

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had reservations and arrived on time. When I told the hostess she did not even look up and just said our table was not ready. There were quite a few people waiting for their tables. The 2 hostesses were more concerned with their hair than the patrons. When we were seated the hostess took 2 separate parties at the same time and pointed out our table and told us to go sit and then sat the other couple. Very unprofessional!!! We were seated in a very pretty room but it was extremely loud. Our waiter told us that they just started using the room. It was like we were in a club with the noise. Our waiter Lucas was very good! We ordered a Caesar salad to split. Another person brought the salad and put it in the middle of the table. They say that the restaurant is casually elegant. I assumed they would put the salad on 2 plates like most restaurants do. The salad was not appetizing. It was lettuce with no cheese or croutons at all.
They have 2 sizes for the entree’s, we ordered large thinking if we didn’t finish we would take The rest home. . The large size dinners were extremely small and expensive.
We filled up in bread. We will not go to this restaurant again.
The only good point I can make is that our waiter was very good.
If they want to categorize themselves as casually elegant they should have friendly hostesses to greet people and seat one party at a time, pay more attention to food prep and portion sizes.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Wonderful food. Had the ossco bucco. It was delicious. Also had the scillian style chicken wings. They we're delicious and very tender. Wait staff is exceptional.
This my favorite restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Jennifer was our lovely server. She was friendly while remaining professional and very knowledgeable. She kept our meal at a perfect pace. We were relaxed and didn’t feel rushed. Her coworkers were friendly and accommodating. The restaurant was full and everyone seemed to be having a nice time.
Our food arrived hot and was delicious. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed a great meal at Olivadi. It was our first visit here and we both had delicious meals. Worth the visit but make reservations!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Fabulous, as always. Luscious and perfectly prepared dishes, expert and friendly service. Perfect for my special birthday dinner!!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

The food and service is always perfect. The restrooms are spotless which is a very good sign of a spotless kitchen. I will continue to highly recommend Olivardi's!

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Service was quite good. Food was pretty average. It’s not an inexpensive restaurant and I would expect better food for the price.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My wife are at the age and in the financial position to eat out several times a week. We dine at Olivadi's restaurant regularly. We have found the food to be excellent, and the kitchen responsive to requests. We have always had excellent service from the wait staff. Going to Olivadi's restaurant is always a pleasant experience. We have complete confidence in recommending Olivadi's.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Olivadi really never disappoints. We tried a few new things and they were excellent- The clams appetizer delicious, and the bucatini special very good.
Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was delicious, the service was excellent (shout-out to Helen) and the atmosphere was perfect for conversation. We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Olivadi's has consistently good food, good service, and a convenient location for us.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Food was good, but you definitely god a lunch portion.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Very accommodating and comfortable. Can be a little pricey but good.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

An amazing restaurant--great food, changes frequently, perfect service, wonderful atmosphere--a total 10!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We (my family, friends, & relatives) keep coming back to this restaurant because besides from the food being delicious, it's one of the only restaurants left that you can actually enjoy a conversation with your other guest and not have to compete with the noise level! (i.e. other diners, or music to loud)!
I would suggest however, a few more GF options.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great food. Great atmosphere. All the staff are warm and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A great surprise! We were looking for an Italian based restaurant and decided to explore some new alternatives. A great find! Great service, solid food preparations and a wonderful cozy atmosphere. We will come again!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Meal was delicious ! Desserts were great! Service was great!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent food and service. The for of us enjoyed our food. The noise was so loud it was hard to enjoy a relaxing dinner. Would not eat in front room again.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Very good other than table was too big. We asked if table dropped down and they said no but after we discovered it did but it was too late. A little cold in this spot even though we reserved well ahead

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Veal parm was burned

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Anniversary dinner. Décor was relaxing . Service was first rate. Dinner was interesting with imaginative choices. Ordered seafood; next visit we will try their Northern Italian offerings.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We sat in the outer room that was extremely noisy...lots of wood...would not recommend sitting in this room. Food was good, not great. I had shrimp scampi that was very bland, seemed like little or no garlic in it at all. Tiramisu for dessert was very good.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Great dinner

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The arancini appetizer was great. We thoroughly enjoyed our carbonara and bolognese dishes. The molten chocolate dessert never disappoints. Our waitress was great and the drinks divine. Overall, a great dinner out in a lovely restaurant.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

not romantic orr good for quiet conversation. Each time we were seated close to the kitchen area in back even after requesting quieter front tables....
Food is excellent
Hopefully next time our request will be granted as we made the reservation a week early....
Will be back

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Our favorite place! Excellent food! The gnosis, veal parmesan, vela marsala, and filet mignon are terrific. Gabriella the server is the best. We are always happy when we arrive and more pleased when we leave.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

everything from the seating to the dinner was perfect for my wife and I's anniversary

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We love this restaurant and take many of our out of town guest to Olivadi. This time we were there for Valentine's Day. The staff and service were great. However the food was extremely disappointing. The steak was dry and my cauliflower salad was charred and dry. It felt like the chef's heart wasn't in cooking. Not sure if I will go back there any time soon. Thanks for asking for my opinion.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine'a Day was made more special with our outing to Olivadi's. The food, the atmosphere, the service were delightful Looking forward to our next meal at this wonderful restaurant!!!!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was fantastic, as usual. The service was not up to the usual standards. The waitress seemed very scattered.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent for special occasion or a dinner out. The food is always perfect and the service is attentive and timely.

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