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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ThomasW
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Italian food at favorable price point in a pleasant atmosphere. I had calamari steak with garlic, caper and lemon sauce. It was killer! My wife had bucatini pasta and it was excellent. The portion was large enough for some to take-home.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous meal with the family. Thank you to Team Ovidio’s

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day birthday for my husband

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this charming restaurant! Food and service is wonderful! Highly recommend the chicken parmigiana!

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vipJefferyM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Fresno!

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vipMangaman
Dallas
27 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The dining room is well decorated. I was greeted with a friendly smile and seated quickly. However, after that it felt like forever until someone waited on me. it was a slow night and not many people so I wasn't sure why this was happening. When my server finally took my order i was now impatient. I ordered the gnocchi with Alfredo sauce. After 45 minutes of waiting I asked to have my dinner to go. When I got home I really enjoyed the gnocchi. you could tell it was made from scratch and it was delicious. Next time I hope my wait time is not so long.

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vipRedSoxFan
San Diego
72 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered from the 40th anniversary menu.
Scampi and minestrone, lasagna, cheese ravioli, three Caesar salads.
All seven of us were pleased.
Everything on the menu is freshly made and authentic.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The place was packed! I mean packed! We got to our table and the staff was very attentive. We ordered quickly, the food arrived quickly and it was a very delicious meal overall! Very pleased and will be back for sure!!

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ChuckK
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They were extremely busy because of their anniversary special. The wait staff worked very hard to serve everyone.

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KathyT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been dining here for 35 years. We love this place. Delicious everytime and great service!!

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Rach
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I think when we were seated, no one told our server so it took a good 15 minutes before we a server came to our table. Other than that the food was great and ambiance was nice

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SandraB
San Joaquin
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Italian restaurant in Fresno, we have been coming to Ovidios for almost 40 years and have so many memories of family, friends and celebrations. A true neighborhood icon that is valued and appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good dining for one-night travelers.

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vipwoohoo
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a winner, love their food!

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vipToddL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

My wife and I were given two disgustingly filthy menus. Not that I don’t often enjoy seeing what people are eating in a restaurant, but I don’t like it on my menu. I brought the menus to the host and he looked at the first and said, yeah...that’s bad. He promptly tore the menu in half and gave me a new one. He then looked at the second menu, handed it back to me and said, this one isn’t so bad.
We should have taken that as a clue and left immediately.
The evening did progress a little better than expected, but that experience left an unsettling feeling in my stomach and a bad taste in my mouth. I’m so glad I didn’t walk into the kitchen.
Haley, our server was great, once we inquired about her moon tattoo. Prior to that, we didn’t know leer name, nor did she really care about the service she provided.
I would not return as the food didn’t mask our first impressions.

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JaniceA
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I enjoy dinner at Ovidio’s...always delicious food and service exceptional! We enjoy visiting their bar first for a Happy Hour drink and appetizer.

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food & service was WONDERFUL. The tables were set with linens and was very nice. Ambiance was a LITTLE cold. Dont know if it was the lighting or what. But overall GREAT experience!

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HeleneL
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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!

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JacobA
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipNANCYB
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cutabove10
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NapaOpenTableFavorite
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipwoohoo
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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Kitty
San Joaquin
20 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great overall experience. Highly recommend this location.

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SueS
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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DavidJ
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MikeM
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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vipPeterS
Palm Springs
35 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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MoriahT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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ValerieO
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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RosD
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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FrancescaC
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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BonnieV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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CathyP
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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PhuongN
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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viponefoodie1
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Cutabove10
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Ovidio's Italian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

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