Oliverio's Ristorante

4.7
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87 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
Known as one of West Virginia's most respected restaurants for fine Italian cuisine and top notch service, Oliverio's on The Wharf, established in 2001, is located in Morgantown's newly renovated Wharf District. The Tuscan inspired eatery, with its big city feel and small town charm is open seven nights a week, featuring nightly specials, homemade pastas and sauces, our famous house Italian dressing and homemade breadsticks, great seafood and steaks, creative appetizers, freshly baked desserts, and an extensive wine list. Three generations of Oliverios participate in the daily operation of the four-location family owned business. The tradition of quality food and service has been passed down for generations from our family roots in SanGiovani in Fiore in the region of Calabira, Italy, to your table. All the love and care that went into these family recipes is still a part of every dish served today. Join us today for Italian cuisine at its very best.
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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location. Fantastic food. Best lasagna. Great value.

MO
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere. We will go back!

M
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Our party of 9 for parents' weekend was served quickly and the food was delicious. Everyone liked what they ordered. Great Italian fare!

P
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great spot down by the river. Upscale experience yet affordable. Highly recommend for special occasion or date night.

m
Atlantic City
31 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply excellent

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

We had reservations and arrived on time to only be told we would have to wait 45 minutes. Excuses were given that made no sense about people walking in before us without reservations. Every person that came in after us had reservations and were told the same thing. One family was told they would have to wait 1 hour with their reservation. What is the point of making a reservation if the restaurant doesn’t bother to either honor or just doesn’t care. The hostess had a terrible attitude and didn’t even seem to be bothered other than making ridiculous excuses. If it weren’t Parents Weekend we would have walked out. We made reservations months in advance to avoid the wait on a busy weekend. We are from the NJ/NY area and have never had this issue not would this kind of service ever happen. To top it off, my husband’s entree never came out. The kitchen forgot about it. The only nice part of our experience is that we had a waiter who was very nice and had to apologize constantly. Felt bad for him. Rest assured we will never be back to this restaurant and will not recommend it.

OT
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really Great!!

OT
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a party of 6 and when we arrived, so did everyone else and this must have over whelmed the kitchen. The food came out slow. Though it was good minus mine being dried out from sitting under a lamp, it took way to long. The waiter was top notch and was clearly frustraited at the timing as well. He saved the night from me walking out.

PL
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Always great food and service and atmosphere

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

JF
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our 2nd time coming here, the first time was great, this time was exquisite. Katie (our waitress) was cordial and highly knowledgeable about the wine list (Abstract is fantastic if you are interested). The ambiance is fantastic and is appropriate for either a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary or a family of four having a nice dinner out. Overall, this is probably the best restaurant in Morgantown. If you like something a little spicy and are not a vegetarian give Diablo a try. We will be return customers for the duration of our time in Morgantown, give it a shot and you will likely return as well.

OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very loud..steak was not cooked properly, would go back to try again

RF
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We ordered the sausage stuffed pepper as an appetizer; it was delicious. It was a bit spicy, so if you don’t like spicy things I’d not recommend it. We ordered three entrees. The first was the, Chicken Diablo, which was delicious. Like the pepper it was a bit spicy. The second entree was the Stuffed Shells, which was also delicious. The third entree was the, Chicken Marsala. First, we were brought Chicken Parmigiana, so it had to go back meaning one of us was left without their meal, or two of us would have to wait and eat our meals cold. The waitress was very apologetic and offered a free desert for the mistake. When the correct meal arrived they brought it in two halves. First came the steamed vegetables and then a few minutes later the Chicken Marsala arrived. Mind you, the two of us who had received our meals were already done eating, so not the nice dinner experience we were expecting. Anyhow, the Marsala was awful. It tasted like no Marsala we’d ever had before. In fact I’d describe it as very salty and tasting more like Asian dish, Vice Italian. We took them up on the offer for the “one” free desert and chose the cannoli, which was very good.

CS
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We chose Oliverios to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The food was great. The waiter was great. Our seating experience was lacking but hey... It was a nice meal, a pleasant experience, and a wonderful day!

PM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Experience there was so-so. With a party of four, two entrees were good but the other two were not good. The shared calamari appetizer was inedible as it tasted like fried rubber bands. There was a large party near us with children which made it hard to talk. The server did give us a discount of half of the meal that one guest could not eat.

MH
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic gem

LS
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner with special friends at Oliverio’s in Morgantown. One of our “go to” dining options in North Central WV.

FL
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m visiting Morgantown from up East, so I had yet to find a good restaurant in the area! Finally I came across Oliverios and was blown away! The best Italian food I had around here! This is now my go to spot down here! Delicious

PL
Columbus
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

t
Pittsburgh
107 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very relaxing at oliverios.. all was perfect

C
Pittsburgh
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

A group of 7 of us went here for Father's Day at a very slow time. It took well over an hour to receive our dinners. Four of the seven had to send their dinners back because the food was cold. One of our group found a piece of plastic in the noodles that they were eating for dinner. Overall, the experience was not very good. This was our first time eating here and it will probably be our last.

S
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great place , my girl was impressed . Great device , waiters are super friendly and fast . Highly recommended

t
Pittsburgh
107 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

first time at this place......food was very tasty.......enjoyable

Oliverio's Ristorante
Responded on May 25, 2019

So glad you enjoyed! Thanks for taking the time to post a review!

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OT
Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Good overall experience. Service could had been a little better but food and atmosphere were great.

SN
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Consistently a great choice! Limited menu because of graduation and Mother’s Day was disappointing. Service was exceptionally slow but that’s somewhat understandable. Overall the better choice for one of the busiest restaurant days of the year.

Oliverio's Ristorante
Responded on May 25, 2019

Thanks so much. We take our service very seriously and are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food! We do apologize for the limited menu and slow service but appreciate you understanding! See you again really soon!

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J
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and our waiter was excellent! I only wish I remembered his name

R
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was exceptional!

Oliverio's Ristorante
Responded on May 25, 2019

That's what we like to hear! Thanks so much!

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome time, Server was excellent, will be going back

A
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Awesome as always!!

OT
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very personable waiter. Always love to go there.

SS
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was incredibly nice and went above and beyond to cater to my wheat allergy. Our waiter Drew was wonderful! The food was good and came out quickly. I’ll definitely return!

J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Our second visit. The food was less inspired than the first just 7 weeks before.

OT
Key West
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oliverio’s always assures my wife and I are taken care of on Valentine’s Day or any other day of the year. They have even helped us out at the last minute on home football weekends. Oliverio’s will always be our top choice in Morgantown.

JH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Took a long time to get our food. They wasn’t that busy. Salad dressing was bland. No taste on the breadsticks. Just tasted like dry bread. Meal was awful We ate very little and I threw it back up in the parking lot. Very disappointed will not be going back. It was Valentine’s Day. To beat all.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great, server was polite, didn't rush us and made great recommendations for us when asked.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience5

The atmosphere was awesome. Food very bland. Red pasta sauce was like all the other reviews. Tasted like out of a can.

DT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice restaurant for a special occasion. Good menu selection. Food was very good. Somewhat expensive.

JS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Arrived slightly after 6pm for our 6pm reservation. Took almost 10 minutes to be seated. Two other groups that arrived after us were seated first. Server was enthusiastic, but somewhat distracted. Was also working a large table. We were sat on the rear deck, which was chilly when we arrived. Food was great. Excellent breadsticks, though it took some time for them to arrive. Good salad. Excellent entrees. I had the Diablo. Sausage was delicious. Sauce amazing. Cappuccino super tasty. Overall a strong experience fueled by the food that could have been sensational, but instead ended up solid-plus.

JD
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

I was really disappointed with my experience here on January 5, 2019. I had heard really good things about this place and was looking forward to dining here.
I made reservations and my party was seated in a timely manner. As we were shown to our table I noticed we were being seated next to a party room which had 25-30 people. Unfortunately, we were sharing a server with the party room.
We were basically an afterthought. Took forever to get our salads. You could tell the salads sat in the back for awhile before they were served.
We then waited a good while to get our entrees because we had to wait for the party room to be served. I noticed the party room dishes were steaming hot. When we got our food it was cold. The pasta had that hardened look to it as if the pasta had sat for a long time.
I did speak with the owner or manager. I did not blame the server. I blame management for not planning for a party that big and having the server try to serve the party and others at the same time.
In response, the manager discounted my plate and gave us free desserts. However, I wasn't the only person affected by this situation. There were six of us in the party and everyone's food was served cold.
I often judge a place by their response to a problem. I was disappointed in the response. I am not picky and I am not hard to please. I rarely write bad reviews.