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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food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 2, 2015

I met a friend for Sunday brunch here and we were fortunate to sit outside in the garden, which was lovely. It took over an hour (!!) to get our food, but we were not in a rush and happy to talk. At the same time, we were not rushed to leave the table after we finished our brunch and sat, enjoying our iced tea, for another couple of hours. When it did arrive, the food was delicious. The servers tried to be attentive re: pouring water or refreshing our drinks, but they seemed scattered. Perhaps short-staffed? I would recommend Odeom to others as long as you are not in a rush and can get a table outside. When I did go to indoors, the restaurant was quite dark and a little stuffy (it felt like it needed more A/C).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 1, 2015

The service and great food are why my girlfriend and I come back to this place time and time again. The menu changes and everything is delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2015

Delicious and delightful with an exquisite menu! 3 of us shared the the awesome special: tomahawk steak (3.6 lbs of bone-in meat) and house fries. Delicious!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 18, 2015

Our waiter was very inexperienced & so nervous; it made us uncomfortable. He brought the wrong wine to one of us and a lime instead of a lemon for the cocktail. It was odd that they had the hostess and the bar tender delivering food to the tables. The table next to us (where the bar tender delivered food) had their entree delivered before they were done with the appetizer. She didn't even know what she was delivering and announced it wrong. For the prices they charge, the service should be much more put together. I'm willing to pay these prices, but they need to deliver top notch service to go along with the high prices. I'd go back and hope I don't get the same waiter, or that he has more training by then. The food was good, not fantastic, but I ordred something I don't normally eat . I would try something different next time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 17, 2015

Expensive. Food and service excellent. I expected bread to be served without ordering separately but it was not.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2015

I love going to Odeum before going wine tasting in Morgan Hill. I have been there for brunch and lunch and love the Chicken Gyros is my favorite on the menu for lunch. It's mouth watering!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2015

This is the second time that we have had dinner at Odeum. The first time I had Sea Bass, and this time I had Sole with Risotto. Both times the food was delicious! Our last visit this past weekend, we took two friends because we liked Odeum so much the first time. The service was not as good this time, the bartender only asked two of us if we wanted cocktails, and our husbands had to ask. Somehow only three entrees came out and my husband had to wait for his while we politely waited. They said that they gave his steak to the wrong table, but it threw off the timing. Again, the food was great and I am impressed with the chef, but the waiter and bartender seemed less than enthusiastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2015

It amazes us that a restaurant with this quality food preparation is in our small town of Morgan Hill.
We have eaten here dozens of times over the years, including several New Years' Eves, and have always had delicious meals and memorable experiences. Odeum is a top notch place and though the prices are high, we feel they reflect the excellent cuisine.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2015

Our server Gerry forgot to put in our dinner order. It took over an hour and fifteen minutes before our dinner arrived. He apologized and offered us coffee that I presume was on the house. However since it was still in the high 80's we didn't want coffee. The whole experience is nothing I would like to repeat.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2015

The second visit was not meeting the first visit's expectation. Service was the key component that was lacking. If the restaurant wants to offer an inventive wine list and tells the diner that many of them are not available that's not the best way to mislead. Then take those wines off the list. Management should keep the list up to date or manage around inventory.
Because of this error in service - the wine didn't come until after the appetizer.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2015

We ate on the patio and it was very pleasant. Mediterranean Salad, scallops and prosciutto pizza was beautifully plated and delicious. Waiter was attentive and friendly.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 20, 2015

For the prices. The tables should not shake, the holes in the ceiling should be fixed. And the air conditioning should be fixed with emergency status. Other then that the food was excellent and service was spot on.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2015

Went here on friend's recommendation for anniversary dinner. Food was excellent. Service impeccable. Only complaint was that it was way too hot in the building. The AC had apparently been out for a few days. No idea what it hadn't been repaired. Also, the background music lent nothing to the experience and was too loud. Finally, the two-person tables are too small. There was not enough room on the table for our dinner plates, bread dishes, and wine bucket.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 12, 2015

The fried calamari appetizer is probably the best I have ever had. Steak was cooked and seasoned to perfection and the service was spectacular

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 11, 2015

We enjoyed our first dinner at Odeum. The homeade gnocchi's with filet mignon ragu sauce was out standing as was the fresh parpadelle pasta with seafood sauce. Chef Sal was a pleasure to meet. He was informed we were new to Morgan Hill as well as West Coast and made a special visit to our table and prepared us an awesome dessert as well. Our server, Chris, was effecient, knowledgeable and very personable too. We will definitely be returning to Odeum and will be highly recommending this restaurant to our friends and neighbors! Looking forward to enjoying other gems on Odeum's menu!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on June 11, 2015

We happened upon Odeum while venturing south and could not have been more satisfied. Great food, service, ambiance. Would highly recommend it to anyone!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 5, 2015

Excellent Service... Food is always delicious! My 6 yr old loves the chicken and waffles (served without any sides)... The polipo is our favorite appetizer...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 31, 2015

Sometimes I like the food and service better then other times but overall very good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2015

This was our first dinner here, we had been to lunch a few months back. Lamb sirloin entry (kabobs) "Souvlaki" was overdone; Yogurt with it was good and help balance the spices which were heavy in the eggplant.
"Costoletta di Miale" pork cutlet with potato pasta gnocchi was a delight and too much for one person - glad to carry half home.
Compared to our lunch experience, this Friday night was not fun (for us) because the noise level increased, limiting our conversation.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2015

Extremely noisy country music, not condusive to a special dinner. Maitre de did turn it down. First wine ordered was not available, but still on list. Prepared food sat on counter for quite a while before taken to tables. Food mostly good, but some extreme seasoning made one dish weird tasting, unrecognizable. Probably won't go back. Had even worse experiences first time we went when first opened, but many had raved, so we decided to try again. No more.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2015

The food was spectacular. I will be going back many times.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 24, 2015

This was our third time there and it just doesn't disappoint! The food is just deliscious, we all had something different at my table and each and every one of them was wonderful. The ambiance is charming and it smells so good in there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 24, 2015

Overall the experience was great. My wife and I have visited this restaurant many times and I will have to say that food is always amazing. I had their Wild Alaskan King salmon on vegetables with a sweet potato puree. The Salmon was cooked perfectly and sweet potato puree was a perfect compliment to the richness of the fish. My wife had their Toscana pizza which was a perfect pairing for the bottle of red we had. The pizza by far is the best I have tasted in the south bay.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2015

I knew about the restaurant because my art friends show their work there, and they all said the food was upscale and delicious. Every plate was a work of art loaded with flavor. We started with local grown stuffed mushrooms, split a salad of grated brussel sprouts with applewood bacon, then moved onto our entrees of pasta and a roasted pork chop. Each dish was creative with ingredients, plated with skill and hot. We will be back to try the rest of the menu, again and again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2015

We had eaten lunch at Odeum twice but had never enjoyed dinner until last night. We brought two friends with us to introduce them to the restaurant. All of us were extremely impressed with our meals. The salads were delicious (we tried 3 of the 4), the scallops were cooked perfectly and the waffles with fried chicken were also a hit. The dessert was our least favorite mainly b/c we are not keen about foam toppings. It was a wonderful dinner which began with a well made martini. We wish we didn't have to drive so far but have decided it's worth the trek.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 17, 2015

Justin is an amazing server who always makes us feel welcome. I work as a General Manager at a very busy restaurant so she I get a chance to go out near home this is my go to restaurant. The food is amazing. Its quiet and cozy. We will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 15, 2015

Morgan Hill has a lot of great, upcoming restaurants, but this is the best restaurant in town. The menu changes often and no matter what you order it's going to be a tasty delight. The wine selection is great. Sal, the owner and chef is a wonderful host. If you bring kids, their pizza fits the tide. It's a restaurant that is both romantic for couples and kid friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 10, 2015

We enjoyed our food, but my son's pizza was burnt on the bottom and he would not eat it at all. I'm not one to complain, but it would have been nice if the waiter/waitress noticed that my son didn't even finish one piece and asked if the pizza was okay for him.

Other than that, I would go again just to try the other food on the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on May 8, 2015

Loved the entire experience from soup to nuts. Our server, the food, the attention to detail was fabulous! Can't wait to go again. The portion sizes are huge! The only thing is that's it does tend to get very noisy when it's crowded, but other than that... all was exceptional!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 3, 2015

Would go back for more of the waffles and fried chicken

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 26, 2015

Enjoyed Sunday brunch. Liked mix of lunch and brunch items. Friendly, knowledgeable staff. Enjoyed artwork on walls.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on April 25, 2015

While there was nothing "wrong" with our meal, it certainly didn't measure up to the rave reviews previously written.

The service was attentive and friendly, but one ordered item was left off.

The sauces on both the sole and pasta seemed heavy. I lighter hand with that would be south better.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 20, 2015

I took my fiancee and I's mothers and a father here after checking out a nearby wedding venue. The food was just delicious. I normally don't like eggplant, but their eggplant dip stuff (had a long name that I can't remember or pronounce) was great. Everyone loved their gyros and the catfish special I had was awesome. Definitely recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 12, 2015

I've heard about Odeum and thought I would give them a try. We went on a Sunday evening. We were the only ones there other than a Vietnamese group behind the curtain. After we sat first impression was it was nice and urban. But after a while it was warm and a little noisy with the group behind the curtain and the ambient music. Can't imagine what the noise level would be with more people. The service was first rate. We ordered the shaved Brussels sprouts, it was fabulous; really nice flavors. We also had the pork tenderloin; it was so good I want to visit Greece. Dessert was light and tasty; yum. If it wasn't for the price I would go more often. Honestly if I want to go out to impress this would be a great place for people who love high quality food. For the price I can name a lot of alternatives in SF that are a lot more reasonable with the same level of food quality and better ambiance. Nevertheless I'm impressed and glad we can have a great restaurant in town.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 10, 2015

We were a group of 4 indulging in wine, appetizer, entree & dessert. Everything we ordered was outstanding & our server, Jerry, was enthusiastic & attentive. The unpleasant part of our experience was when a large party was seated during our entree. The noise level made it difficult to converse. The noise became unbearable so we hurried through dessert & left.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 9, 2015

Odeum has become our favorite Morgan Hill restaurant for lunch. The food is excellent, the service is good, and the atmosphere comfortable and toward casual. The prices go up for dinner--not badly but we're retired--so we go elsewhere for dinner. But food quality justifies the dinner prices. Odeum is a reliable restaurant for very good dining experiences.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 6, 2015

Great restaurant, we pop in as often as we can when driving up or down the 101 through Morgan Hill. A great gem of a restaurant in an area you wouldn't expect to find.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 3, 2015

Only drawback was entrance - no clear signage, not handicapped friendly, at least finding the entrance was not and it was a long round about to get to elevator and into restaurant. Bad signage for handicap entrance also.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 27, 2015

We loved everything they brought to the table. The food is extraodinary.
Unfortunately, the service left a lot to be desired. We got there early, and service was ok. As the restaurant became more crowded, we saw less and less of our waiter. At the end we waited 45 minutes just to get our check.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 14, 2015

Appetizer was great, dessert was great, filet of sole was really good, skate special was just ok, way too much fish on the plate, not crispy and mashed potatoes were glooey, lamb chops great but the fillet mignon was unedible..tough and chewy, not the melt in your mouth we expected for $50. and it was med rare.... Very disappoiting........Waiter was great, all evening and took it off the bill but the experience didn't leave us with a good evening..we were celebrating 3 of our birthdays too, was expecting a special evening......we are from out of town but might try it again with our fiends who live there...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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