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Olivadi Restaurant & Bar

32 Guild St, Norwood, MA 02062
(781) 762-9090
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Ranked #16 of 99 Restaurants in Norwood
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Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian
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Dining options: Dinner, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Central/Washington
Transit: Commuter Rail Franklin line Norwood Center Stop
Description: Located on the edge of Norwood Center, Olivadi Restaurant and Bar is home to the finest combination of classic and modern Italian cuisine in the area. Whether it’s classic dining, or a quick bite in our lounge, we await you with open arms and amazing aromas. Inspired by the small Calabrian mountain village from which we are named, our menu features fresh and local meats, seafood and pastas inspired by the region (as well as traditional Italian favorites). Choose from our extensive wine list, creative cocktail menu or craft brew selections to find the perfect accompaniment to your meal.
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36 reviews from our community

80% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I had never been to Olivadi's before last evening, even though I live less than 3 miles away. The dining room is tastefully decorated, and the tables are not on top of each other, which I very much liked. Our server, Marvin, was exceptionally attentive. The wine list was extensive. I ordered the spinach salad which was excellent. Really tasty,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

we ate outdoors and were extremely happy with the food and the service. very relaxing evening. I always enjoy the steak sandwich from the pub menu.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Food is outstanding. Would've eaten in but, son wasn't feeling good. They take great care in their take-out presentation and if I wasn't in my living room wouldn't have known any better. Will be back soon to dine in the lounge with the wife.

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Needham Mass
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have been here 3 times twice at the bar and once at a table near the kitchen. Too many pass offs. Water server,bread server, kitchen staff do not follow instructions. It was dodtracying watching all these people to walk around like there heads were cut off. Waitress was annoyed because we gave her 18%. I wish I gave her... More

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Last weekend, we had Saturday dinner at Olivadi. The atmosphere is rather sophisticated, but not overstated. There is limited outdoor seating, and it was a nice evening, but some of us preferred to eat indoors. The food was decent, but there are many equally good if not better restaurants in the area. Given the higher cost for the meal, the... More

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Needham, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We were a group of two on the Saturday night of Memorial Day Weekend. Booked a table at 6:15 thinking it might be noisy later. Our whole experience was very pleasant, from parking, to being seated to being served. The space is very attractive. We were seated in a part of the restaurant with small tables of people (twos and... More

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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Second time eating here. To be honest, I must not have been overly impressed with the first visit, as I never felt the urge to return. Ate here with a party of 8. Mid week, pretty busy for a Wednesday night. Server was very good, but service...eh. VERY slow bringing salads. As for the food....I ordered pork tenderloin. How does... More

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Boston, MA
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

My wife and I have enjoyed many nights out in Norwood, as we have been living in a short-term executive rental while our house is being renovated. This is an elegant looking place with a perfectly adequate menu and tasty if not stupendously prepared food. The prices are reasonable. Our server was excellent -- knowledgeable, accommodating, and not intrusive. My... More

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Raynham, MA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I read the reviews of this restaurant and they seemed to be quite mixed. There was enough positive that we thought we'd give it a try. We were impressed with how good the food was. Having been a chef in the past, I'm cognizant of well-selected ingredients. The chef at Olivadi selects well and the kitchen crew prepares it well.... More

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Providence, Rhode Island
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342 reviews 342 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times for a business lunch. The place has character and the restaurant has great ambiance. Good quality selection of salads, pasta and entrees. They serve excellent breads with a descent olive oil. The salads are crisp, clean and tasty. I had my salad served with salmon, which was cooked to excellence. Service is... More

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