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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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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Good for a Date (30)
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Good for Anniversaries (30)
Special Occasion (30)
Bar Seating (22)
Cozy (19)
Business Meals (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Romantic (18)
Authentic (17)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Worth the Drive (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Casual (12)
Notable Wine List (9)
Fun (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Live Sports (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Seasonal (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

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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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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!!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife ordered ravioli which were cold, the sauce was of average quality and she was not offered parmesan cheese. I had the salmon which was fine, but not of a quality to justify the price. We don’t intend to return nor recommend to friends.

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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

Located in my town this is a very special place to dine. Food was fantastic. Our waitress was very attentive. She was also well informed about the food on the menu. She made our experience a 5 plus.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Overall very nice evening. I got the salmon as they were out of the swordfish. Usually restaurants don’t run out of menu items. Mashed potatoes were very lumpy. However salmon was delicious. Still miss the outstanding dessert they used to have. Panna cotta between pizzelles with fruit and chocolate. We shared the cheesecake which was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Love the atmosphere , food is great. Service was excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Romantic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our favorite place to go out. Best service. Amazing food. Feels like home

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 (New England)·Dined on February 4, 2018

This was my 5th time at Olivadi's and once again a great experience with great wait staff and excellent food and nice ambiance . I have been on nights when it has been very quiet and very energetic. Will be going back. Great local restaurant.

Tags: Hot Spot, Romantic, Casual, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our reservation was honored, no wait even though it was crowded. Food and service excellent!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Drinks ,bread, dinner and dessert all yummy !
Was pressed for time. Our waiter was helpful in getting our order in, we were able to sit back and enjoy ourselves.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 1, 2018

We’ve only been to Olivadi for lunch...a perfect choice for a friends’ get-together. You can choose a high-top table in the lounge or regular table in the sunroom. Food, service, ambiance...perfect!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Overall food was just fair. Based on price I would expect quality of food to be better. Gnocchi was just OK, spinach salad was over dressed and tasteless, veal parm and special ahi tuna was good. The ravioli was the same as if I bought it frozen and boiled it myself. Desserts were good.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have been impressed with the food at Olivadi since I found it a year ago. Dinners are always excellent but this last time a piece of hockey puck bread, ceaser salad borderline. Very tasteful venue but noisy - maybe a little more crowded than when we last were there. A hostess asked how things were without stopping to hear the answer. Great waitstaff and we still love the food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Food was excellent. For the most part, good value. Gelato at 4.25 a scoop with a hollow scoop was a bit pricey but all in all , we had a great evening and would definitely go back!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Menu had great variety; tried a new roasted cauliflower salad that was terrific! Great ambiance and friendly, professional service in a quite enough spot that members of our party could converse. Everyone enjoyed their food and nice wine list. A popular spot for all the right reasons.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Everything was yummy, mussels and polpette apps, filet, gnocchi, pancetta wrapped shrimp. Lava cake was over baked but great flavor.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Enjoyed a lovely Friday night dinner with family and friends. The four of us started with cocktails and appetizers, each chose different entrees, some had wine with dinner, and all finished with dessert, after dinner drinks and tea. The food was fabulous, great menu choices, including the cocktail and wine list, and the staff was friendly, courteous and efficient. We did make a reservation, were seated immediately, orders were taken promptly, recommendations were made and the timing between courses was perfect. We were able to enjoy our desserts and drinks without being and rushed. The evening was enjoyed by all.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Great food and wine. Service is very friendly and manager is great. However there’s never a hostess so go to bar to be seated. Get the mussels - phenomenal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always love the food and service is great too. I would like to sit in the dining room at lunch time. This is especially important when I’m entertaining or have my elderly parents with me. They are too cold near windows and cannot sit at high tops in bar area.
Please open a section of the dining room for lunch

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Great restaurant overall - we had four ppl for dinner on a very busy Saturday evening. Service was excellent, food was good, had a great time with friends. Will definitely go back next time in town!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Hot Spot, Authentic
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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 December 31, 2017

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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 (New England)·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 29, 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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 (New England)·Dined on December 21, 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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