Ovidio's Italian Restaurant
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.
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!
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.
Great as always. Owners always there making sure all is fantastic!
Always number 5 Italian restaurant in Fresno, CA. The best !
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
Best pasta and pizza dishes. The servers are always friendly and the restaurant is inviting and quaint.
Our dining experience was marvelous. The food was delicious, the service outstanding, and a must for authentic Italian cuisine!
Always the best Italian food in Fresno! Rocco always makes you feel like you’re coming home for dinner!
Always a great overall experience. Highly recommend this location.
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.
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!
Our servers were terrific; we always have a great time at Ovidios.
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!
We love the lamb, lobster ravioli, beef ravioli, cannelloni, margarita pizza and lasagna! Best in town!
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.
Great food great service. Hadn’t been in 7 years. Great choice
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.
The food was very good! The wife love her meal for Mother’s Day! ( Chicken Piccata). The deserts were fabulous
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.
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
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!
Great food! Always a must go to when in town!
No better Italian Restaurant in Fresno. Family owned. Authentic Italian food with a welcoming service. Great caring staff
Best Family owned Italian Restaurant in Fresno. 💯 Authentic Italian food.
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!
Very attentive servers and delicious food!
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.
They give you a big plate for your money & the waiters are on top of everything :) 10/10 recommended
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!
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!
If you want good authentic italian food with a friendly family atmosphere then go to Ovidios. BEST EVER
Very Good. The food was excellent and the service was great
Best in town!!
We visit Ovidios often and always enjoy our time ther very much
Really enjoy the food and service.
Being from out of town didn't know where to go. We
Beautiful place, nice environment, very friendly. Loved the Christmas decorations. Food was delicious.
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.
Enjoyed our evening. Wish my veal piccata would of had more lemon and capers.
Absolutely delicious food! Very reasonable, great service and tremendous Italian