Ovidio's Italian Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Italian

Ovidio's Italian Restaurant features a relaxed atmosphere for enjoying Italian favorites. The family-owned eatery serves lunch and dinner prepared with authentic ingredients, the same way its been done since 1979. Stop in and discover the flavors of fresh ingredients paired with generous portions that are always satisfying.

Ovidio's Italian Restaurant serves a variety of antipasti options, including bruschetta, mozzarella caprese, calamari fritti, steamed clams and prosciutto con melon. The menu includes insalate and zuppe offerings, along with Franco's specialty pizzas and calzones, which feature homemade dough and meats, vegetables and seafood for toppings and fillings. The signature pastas at Ovidio's Italian Restaurant are always favorites, such as the vermicelli aglio e olio, capellini al basil and bucatini carbonara. There are also traditional favorites like gnocchi, lasagna, cannelloni and eggplant parmigiana.

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HL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ovidio’s is always good! I love the small restaurant type of dining and their food is delicious. I think the only thing I would change is their bread. But then again, I’m not tempted, so maybe that’s good!

JA
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wanted Italian and were in a town we knew nothing about. This seemed to fit the bill. The food was great. I assume noise level is usually fairly low. On this day there was a large party (20+) and it was loud. However I assume that normally they aren’t there. Food was quick and tasty.

NA
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always. Owners always there making sure all is fantastic!

C
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always number 5 Italian restaurant in Fresno, CA. The best !

NO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary with a delicious dinner at Ovidio's. Having honeymooned in Italy for 3 weeks, we know authentic Italian cuisine and Ovidio did not disappoint us! The food was delicious, very generous portions, the wine was from the Tuscany region and they surprised us with a very yummy Italian dessert in honor of our anniversary. We will definitely return to Ovidio and recommend it to friends.
Theresa & Cecilia

w
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best pasta and pizza dishes. The servers are always friendly and the restaurant is inviting and quaint.

K
San Joaquin
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dining experience was marvelous. The food was delicious, the service outstanding, and a must for authentic Italian cuisine!

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always the best Italian food in Fresno! Rocco always makes you feel like you’re coming home for dinner!

OT
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great overall experience. Highly recommend this location.

SS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a very enjoyable Father's Day early dinner at Ovidio's. The food, service and atmosphere were great.
People recommended Ovidio's and it lived up to their recommendations. I will return.

DJ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is an amazing place to eat Italian food! The service is amazing, they really take the time to genuinely ask how you are and how your food is. Everything on the menu is amazing! You can not go wrong here!

MM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our servers were terrific; we always have a great time at Ovidios.

PS
Palm Springs
33 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love going to Ovideos. Rocco, the owner, always makes us feel welcome. The food as always was great. We really enjoyed your two dinners for 30 dollars special. Great meal!

MT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the lamb, lobster ravioli, beef ravioli, cannelloni, margarita pizza and lasagna! Best in town!

VO
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As always, food was good. I had to get the waiters attention to ask for fresh ground pepper on my salad. It's a hit and miss receiving it. Table was small for 3 adults.

RD
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service. Hadn’t been in 7 years. Great choice

FC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Celebrated my son’s Fresno State graduation dinner at Ovidio’s. It was great! Next time I am in Fresno I will definitely go again.

OT
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was very good! The wife love her meal for Mother’s Day! ( Chicken Piccata). The deserts were fabulous

BV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was very good. There were 3 of us and we each had some different. The veal marsala was tender in a nice semi-sweet sauce. The tortelloni with proscuitto was in a white cream sauce and the proscuitto was not salty, very good. The Scampi alla Franco was fresh and tender and flavorful. All around very good meal.

CP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Italian good. Fantastic atmosphere. Best expresso martini in town. Quiet side for Special quiet conversation and additional barside for more energetic experience - and bands

PN
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff, from the hostess to the person supplying us with water, were friendly and attentive. But hands down, this food was amazing! Everything was fantastic!

o
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Always a must go to when in town!

C
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No better Italian Restaurant in Fresno. Family owned. Authentic Italian food with a welcoming service. Great caring staff

C
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Family owned Italian Restaurant in Fresno. 💯 Authentic Italian food.

K
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my second time coming here and I am in love with this place! Food is amazing! Good quality seating and tables. GREAT service. There is nothing that could have made my experience better. This was best! Even their bathroom is high quality, fully stocked with needed essentials and very clean. Anytime I have out of town first come to visit, I will take them here. Thank you Ovidios!

OT
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive servers and delicious food!

KK
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very busy given the weekend right after Valentine's, but the wait staff and kitchen as always were efficient and on their game. Food was spectacular. Had the veal marsala and chicken spezattino (sp?) Both were excellent. Ovidio remains a true gem in Fresno.

S
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They give you a big plate for your money & the waiters are on top of everything :) 10/10 recommended

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a very nice restaurant! Service and food was good! Would definitely go back! Had a very nice selection of foods on the menus! They were also very quick and friendly!

m
San Joaquin
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We always enjoy ourselves here. Such good food, love it! I do wish the wait staff would hold off asking if we are done yet. Got to be a "hold onto your plate game". Overall it was great and the food was outstanding!

A
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you want good authentic italian food with a friendly family atmosphere then go to Ovidios. BEST EVER

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Good. The food was excellent and the service was great

JM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best in town!!

MB
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Ovidios often and always enjoy our time ther very much

G
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoy the food and service.

P
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Being from out of town didn't know where to go. We

RR
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful place, nice environment, very friendly. Loved the Christmas decorations. Food was delicious.

T
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 3

Food was not great. Sauce was acidic and orange, 1st thought that came to mind was spaghetti o's. Lasagna tasteless and mushy. Will not be back.

B
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed our evening. Wish my veal piccata would of had more lemon and capers.

M
Austin
26 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food! Very reasonable, great service and tremendous Italian

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