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“Just like Italy, dinner on the sidewalk patio” 5 of 5 stars
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Ovidio's Italian Restaurant
3097 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-1609
559-435-1396
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Ranked #162 of 1,014 Restaurants in Fresno
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Fresno, California, United States
Top Contributor
111 reviews 111 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
“Just like Italy, dinner on the sidewalk patio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

At 6:30 PM, in the shade on the East side of the restaurant, with patio flowers and fountain, it felt just like a piazza in Bergamo. The house cabernet Sauvignon at $24 was superb. We started with bruschetta and garlic cheese bread--delightful. The Veal Marsala did not disappoint. Rocco came by to visit to assure that all was well. It was family dinner night for nine, including kids, parents, grandparents, and great grandma. Service was great, prices moderate, for a little "return to Italy."

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Fresno, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Authenic Italian”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We have never had an ordinary meal at Ovidio's. The preparation and ingredients are all real Italian. The menu is quite extensive - maybe even a little too extensive. We have had many items on the menu, but it's still hard to choose because everything is so good. From appetizers to dessert, all is very good. And the atmosphere is always warm and friendly, especially on the patio in warmer weather. I would agree that the prices are a tad high, but not enough to stay away. And remember, the quality of the food is especially high and that makes up for the extra dollar or two.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Rip Off”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

What a rip off. We we there for the first time ( last time) and the service was terrible and the food was average. We paid by cash and charge card and they charged us the full 20% gratuity, as provided by the gift certificate, on both the cash bill and the charge card bill. I would not have left a dime as a tip for the non existant service.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, CA
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very good Italian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2009

Frank and his family do a great job at this little neighborhood jewel in northwest Fresno. Very good food, good wine list (a little pricey) and a full bar.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Italian food in Fresno”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

Best italian food in Fresno..... Best host Rocco.... Can't say anything bad. Great people and great food.

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