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About Odeum

At Odeum Restaurant, Chef Calisi combines Roman and Greek cuisine with Spanish influences, and includes his creative and fun flair to traditional dishes. The Chef spares no expense with the best octopus imported from Spain and the salmon imported from Scotland, fresh local organic vegetables, and grass-fed beef from Australia and the Midwest, yet provides his customers with a reasonably priced menu, fit for every budget. Chef Calisi has not only trained with the very best in his field at the finest restaurants in New York and Italy, but also has a Michelin star to tuck in his toque, which he received during his tenure as Executive Chef and Partner at Dio Deka in Los Gatos. At Odeum, Chef Calisi gives each customer a Michelin Star experience, from his personal welcoming at the door, to his phenomenal culinary masterpieces, and exquisite plating and presentation.

17500 Depot Street, Suite 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Greek

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:00pm.

Cross Street:
1st Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 782-5151

Website:
http://www.odeumrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Traditionally, an "Odeum" was a Roman and Greek meeting place for the arts. At Odeum, you will also experience the arts, as the restaurant offers a rotating art exhibit of local artists, as well as live entertainment, and the Chef's culinary masterpieces.

Catering:
Odeum offers off-site catering for all of you private functions and dining needs.

Parking Details:
Odeum boasts a large private parking lot, as well as an adjacent public parking lot and street parking.

Public Transit:
Located next to Morgan Hill Transit Center, Main Avenue & Hale Avenue. Serving bus lines 15, 16, and 68.

Executive Chef:
Salvatore Calisi

Private Party Facilities:
Odeum offers an on-site banquet facility, seating up to 85 people, in our beautiful and historic Granary Building. The facility is perfect for receptions, corporate events, holidays, and all of your special events. We offer both individually plated and family style menus. Enjoy our uniquely crafted cuisine in an equally unique facility, featuring vaulted ceilings, ample natural lighting, and a rustic touch of the past.

Private Party Contact:
Ashley Polston: (408) 782-5151

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Odeum Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (33)
Creative Cuisine (27)
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Fit for Foodies (26)
Good for Anniversaries (26)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Romantic (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Fun (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
Worth the Drive (16)
Authentic (15)
Great for Outdoor Dining (15)
Notable Wine List (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (11)
Local Ingredients (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Casual (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Hot Spot (6)
Healthy (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Seasonal (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Organic (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

A great experience from the friendly staff to the amazing food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Always pretty consistent with the food and service. Good selection of Italisn wines and a few really amazing hidden gems.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined 5 days ago

I moved away from Morgan Hill a little over year ago. I’ve dined at Odeum many times in the past. It usd to be a great place to go. However, upon returning this trip, it’s become tired and very reliant upon its past history. The food was lacking in taste and creativity — extremely over-priced for what I and my friends ordered. Everyone in my party agreed that there are many restaurants in Morgan Hill that now surpass Odeum.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant is one of the few upper end restaurants in the Morgan Hill area. The service was not very good at all. The waiter/bartender forgot to bring us our drinks and had to be reminded after 15 minutes. This was surprising because the restaurant was not very busy. The main courses took a long time to come out and were just average is flavor and plating.

When we ordered dessert it took a very long time and the dessert were bad. When we mentioned this to the server, he said that yes he knew that they were not going to be good because the main chef was off that night and the staff does not pay attention to detail and quality when he is not there.

It was very bad. And very expensive. And the wine selection by the glass is terrible.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Totally awesome!! They will serve drinks not on the menu but had been on before seasonally which we love -- e.g. The Roman, created by Chris Ward, resident mixologist. For the price, the Odeum gyro beats it out of the park!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Everything was perfect. Best of all food is always amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We went for a Tuesday night birthday dinner. The restaurant was romantic and the food imaginative and full of fresh ingredients. The portions were generous and beautifully plated. The staff were attentive and helpful. We will definitely be back and we will bring friends and family.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We dined there for the first time with another couple that wanted to introduce us to the experience. We were delighted! There were excellent dishes available for vegan enthusiasts. Will go again soon!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We sat outside on a wintery cold night, but with the heat lamps it was very pleasant, I actually preferred it. The wait staff is top notch, the wine selection, very good. Price points, pretty expensive. I ordered a filet mignon medium rare, but requested that it be more on the rare side. The waitress assured me that they cook it toward the rare side anyway. When I got it, it was definitely medium. It was an expensive piece of meat. I should have sent it back, but didn't for some reason. A bottle of wine, two dinners and a tip = $200. Not sure it was really worth it.
The last time we went there (2 years before) the experience was similar with the main course. I thought it was just a fluke then. I'm sure they're better than that, but with the high price point, I'm not sure I will take a chance again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on January 6, 2018

This little gem nestled in the heart of Morgan Hill has been one of our favorites for a couple of years. We gave my parents a gift certificate for Christmas which gave us an excuse to tag along. My mother had the surf and turf special, father had chicken and waffles and my wife and I shared the 15 oz steak. EVERYTHING including our appitizer was exceptional. We will will surely return soon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was very spicy. White pepper was overused. Very expensive for poor dinner.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We accidentally found this restaurant and loved it from the first time. The menu is healthy with lots of organic options and the ambiance is great. They have a full bar. Service is wonderful as well. We've been there 3 times now and we're definitely coming back. I wish they were a bit larger.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

My 4th time here - 2nd time in the same month. Early dinner about 5 p.m. and the crowds soon arrived! Love, love, love the ambiance - festive and elegant. Can't beat it. Food was good - would have liked the crab cake warm (it was not - not sure if it was supposed to be? it was between lukewarm and on the cool side). Scallops were divine - salmon very good. Service was just o.k. - server was not very attentive or engaged. That was the one missing piece...would have made the whole experience excellent. Hence the 'fair' rating for service.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

On a spur of the moment, two colleagues and I went there yesterday for lunch...a bit of a holiday lunch thing. The tzatziki which we had as an appetizer was not what I'm used to as it was more solid as opposed to creamy yogurt based and the pita bread that came with it seemed to have been grilled so it was firm, not soft. For our entrees, my gnocchi was excellent and my guests very much enjoyed their cavatelli and pork schnitzel entrees. The wine list was good, with some interesting off the beaten track recommendations. Our server Kelsey was excellent. The ambiance of the place was pleasant and overall things seemed to click and end up with a very pleasant lunch in relaxed friendly surrounds. I will definitely be going back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Loved this place. This was our second visit and neither disappointed. I had the skirt steak which was delicious and my wife had the beet salad which was exceptional (never tasted beets that way). Our daughter and her friend shared a prime bone-in rib eye--also exceptional. I can understand why they received a Michelin star.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Folks - the service here is not the best for what you pay for.
We went in with a a party of 9 and was pretty much ignored for the first 10 min. No water service, no bread, not even a check in from the waiter.
Finally when he came we explained we needed 9 menus, and 1 more wine list. First of all a party of 9 with a reservation for over a week you would expect 9 settings and 9 menus..
Slow service through out. I actually had to think ahead to get more wine and beer for the table.
Food is good.

Tags: Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Tasty food with generous portions and excellent service by our waiter, Jerry, and the rest of the staff made for a lovely evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Wonderful as always!

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 (Austin)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Sicilian margaritas are a gem, so good! Skirt steak is served on a bed of amazing mashed potatoes... the bomb!

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Amazing food. I've been there 3 or 4 times now over the last 2 years or so. Our server JoshM. was fantastic. He Served us
- Wiener Schnitzel
- Pork Chop Saltimbocca
- Perfect Medium Rare! Bone in Rib eye
- (the smash hit of the table) Chicken and Waffles.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our Birthday dinner was spectacular! I'm still thinking about that mouthwatering braised short rib. Yum! We said to ourselves several times, we need to come here more often. And, we will!
Our server was wonderful, made us feel welcome and special. As, we noticed, he did for everyone. Thank you for being in our town - you are a Diamond! We are so lucky to have such a find restaurant in Morgan Hill!

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic
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 (Orange County)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Wife's birthday dinner. Over cooked my steak, but made it right the second time.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

The food is great. I live the gyros for lunch and the pork chop for dinner. Ondrej is super friendly and makes great recommendation on food and drinks. His mix drinks are also really good. I strongly recommended this place for lunch and dinner. I also enjoyed the xmas set up they have. The lights make the place a little more romantic. Loved it

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was fantastic. The open kitchen showed off the female cook eating on the line and rubbing her nose. Not pretty

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fantastic meal. Chris Ward’s expertise and choices for food and wine were outstanding! Chef Sal’s food was creative, beautifully displayed and absolutely delicious! Highly recommend this restaurant! Do not miss!!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Tasting Menu, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Seems the food quality has gone down. Heavy sauces and fish is dry and presentation average. Still would go though.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Odeum is a go to spot for my family and me. Sal, the owner, is an amazing chef and so involved with the community.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Odeum is always a great choice. The food has never disappointed, and we’ve tried most of the items on most of the iterations of the menu. This time we had the ricotta and pita, the crab cakes, lamb gyro burger, and chicken pasta (can’t remember the name). Everything was absolutely delicious. We love how it’s not a really big restaurant because it allows the kitchen team to focus on making amazing food. Definitely a must-go.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Another fantastic meal at Odeum. The grilled octopus, crab bisque, veal chop and lamb chops we are all spectacular. place get a bit noisy and the chairs uncomfortable but the food and service are fantastic.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Overall food was good, but a bit too salty. Dessert was the best. Waitress was great also.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We enjoyed our time at Odeum. My Salmon was fantastic, and my guests also enjoyed their meals. I had asked for a table away from the door, and was very happy to see this was accommodated. From a value perspective I felt it was a little pricey, and would have liked a little more value. Overall nice experience, and will go there again for dinner.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

I went to this restaurant with my girlfriend for her birthday. The Rest is difficult to find; it is located in the old Morgan Hill Granary near the railroad tracks. For me this was a 60 miles drive from San Francisco but I was in the area so I booked the time slot. Entrance is on the back. Parking is relatively plentiful. The Rest is owned by Salvatore Calisi who was chef/partner of Dio Deka in Los Gatos before opening Odeon. Odeon is the name for several ancient Greek and Roman buildings built for music: singing exercises, musical shows, poetry competitions, and the like.

First of all we had great service. Our waiter was Jerry( real name Geroboam). Jerry was super attentive to our needs and very informative. We shared the mediterrenian salad which was very tasty. It was big enough for two. No bread is served; instead they have bread sticks on the table. I had the skirt steak which came with potatoes which were not really mashed as it still had chunks of potato and came on a bed of what tasted like baklava. The skirt steak came with a demi glazed sauce and two asparagus. My girlfriend had the pork satimboca which was huge. For dessert we had the panacotta and coffee which was strong and hot.

Instead of wine we had cocktails prepared by their able bartender James. I find that ordering a whole bottle of wine for two is no longer feasible since my girlfriend and I differ on what we like. But the wine list is full of local and international wines.

I plan to return again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was really good. The coffee, yummy! Portions are a nice size. I would go back.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great spot for date night. Everything on the menu is delicious, the place is cozy, and the service is always great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Quick seating. Friendly, funny and attentive servers. Excellent wine selections by waiter. Appetizers and food were quite wonderful. Desert was tasty just a touch sweet for our palettes.
Sat outside on a cold evening but the heaters and blankets took care of any discomfort and made it quite cozy.
Table behind us was quite loud but that’s a small price to pay.
All in all excellent. Will be visiting again.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Odeum Restaurant left us with a very poor overall first impression. Our group of 4 arrived on time for our reservation. The host did not greet us or have us seated promptly even thought no one was waiting ahead of us. We were made to wait a long while before we were acknowledged or ever seated. During which time, we observed the host socializing, the 4 wait staff standing still by the cash register, and the owner/chef very involved with kitchen staff. Meanwhile the dinning room guests & our group remained neglected. Food: it was not authentic Mediterranean. Unfortunately, in our opinion the chef's attempt at fusion or new taste combinations failed. Of the 4 people in our group, 3 of us did not enjoy the food we chose because of taste (i.e. waffles & chicken) & cold temperature. The one person that ordered the steak enjoyed his meal very much. Overall, Odeum staff appeared to be overwhelmed &/or not well trained enough to respond to a regular or busy evening of restaurant service.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food was spectacular. Drinks were great. Service was bad, especially because the restaurant wasn’t busy at all.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Super evening! Waiter James was very personable! Food exceptional1

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Making a reservation was easy with opentable, unfortunately the restaurant messed up the reservation; after talking to the manager we are able to resolve the situation; but it put a damper on the whole experience.

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