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Othello's Italian Restaurant

434 Buchanan Ave, Norman, OK 73069-5708
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Ranked #153 of 287 restaurants in Norman
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Nov 8, 2013
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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32 reviews from our community

40% Recommend
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English first
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Visited Othellos while in town for a business conference. I had eaten here before and was shocked by the recent reviews. When we walked in we were greeted by a very nice hostess. She showed us to our booth and told us of the celebration going on in the adjoining bar. We opted to stay in the restaurant. We had... More

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Florida and Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

After reading the new owners comment, I wish I had commented the night I was there, but it was so frantic I probably was not alone. We went to their Sunday half price pizza night and to hear the Talk of the Town orchestra. This was the great music part, they always put on a good show. We ordered two... More

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nweiss123, Owner at Othello's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

I want to thank you personally for bringing this to our attention I assure you we strive for quality of food and service. I will discuss this issue with the entire staff ASAP. I would encourage you to try us again and if there is anything I can do please ask or call. Nancy More

Norman, Oklahoma
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

A friend and I visited Othello's of Norman for the first time last night to attend a paint party and were thoroughly impressed. The bartender and wait staff were all very courteous, kind, and customer oriented and the food was delicious and authentic Italian food, which is hard to come by. The atmosphere was fantastic as well, very unique and... More

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Edmond, Oklahoma
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Don't waste your money. Food is bland and tastes like 99 cent tv dinner from your grocer's freezer but they will charge you $14 for it. Service is awful and owner are rude and do not care about your opinion. Don't bother talking to the owner because he will argue with you. Go somewhere else. Heck, get a can on... More

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Blanchard, Oklahoma
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

With any restaurant one needs to know what to order and what to expect. Spaghetti, meat sauce, and meat balls; stuffed mushrooms along with the fresh baked bread are as good as one will get anywhere. Ducale Chianti Reserva is a great bottle of wine. We go often and always enjoy Othello's.

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Edson, Canada
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Good service, average food, decor and atmosphere very dark, unusual, old, and dated. Attached lounge with piano being played when we were there. Musician asked for requests which was different, but not sure if this was normal and couldn't be heard everywhere in the restaurant because floor/wall layout was kind of horseshoe shaped and we were seated near the entrance... More

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Woodward, Oklahoma
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013 via mobile

Went on a Friday night and after ordering was told they were out of ribeyes. Manager decided to go ahead and cut the meat for us since we had ordered before they were aware they were out. Overall the experience was pleasant. Nice little restaurant.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Service and attitude, was brought the wrond food and was charged an additional bottle of wine. Should've reviewed the bill before it was presented to me.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

You feel like your eating in a Mob restuarant. The charm is fun. The food is really good. a bit on the pricey side though. The pasta is amazing!!!

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Norman, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This restaurant has a long history in Norman, OK, the home of the Oklahoma Sooners., In the past, it was perhaps the best Italian restaurant in Oklahoma. The founding owner retired, the next owner went bankrupt and the present owner has successfully killed the restaurant. For example, the Calimari used to be truly out of this world and the shrimp... More

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nweiss123, Owner at Othello's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

To whom it may concern, I apologize that you were unsatisfied with your recent dining experience. We took over this location just over a year ago, and i believe we are on the right track. Unfortunately, there are always learning curves along the way. I am extremely sorry that myself or a manager on duty was not aware of the... More

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