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Ristorante Olivio

$$ - $$$
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
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201 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8627
+1 781-648-2300
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Ayer, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We went at 5:00 on a Sat. night and we were worried we didn't have a reservation but was able to get a table as the place filled up quickly. We ordered an eggplant appetizer which was delicious. We also had a chicken dish as well as a seafood dish. It was one of the best meals we have ever... More 

Thank amyf1963
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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413 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

Ate dinner here last week and while the menu was comprehensive, the appetizers ruled the day. A group of us dined on 5 selections which included the meatball, eggplant, and other yummy items. I look forward to returning to this spot when in MA next.

Thank Steve S
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

My daughter found this restaurant online. we were staying at the Homewood Suites down the road. We weren't sure where we were going but we kept walking. It was about 8 blocks from our hotel. While we were there we enjoyed the food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere, and the price. Although it is not budget, we had 2... More 

Thank mary a
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21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Great service, pleasant atmosphere. Food is Ok though my veal picatta was a little short on the veal, while generous on the pasta. Bit too lemony for my taste.My husband's chicken parm was delicious and quite the other way - all chicken and no pasta. We are a repeat customer and Olivio is always consistent on quality.

Thank Zuzo
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

I have been eating at Ristorante Olivio for over 10 years and I am never disappointed. The food is fantastic, fresh local and seasonal. The service is top notch, knowledgeable and friendly. We eat there at least 3 times a month. The pasta is fresh and the sauces and meat are excellent. Nice now they have outside seating. Excellent wines... More 

Thank joellenmargarita
Somerville, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Took my daughter for her birthday as this is one place where we can get veal cutlet or chicken cutlet with eggplant. Nice size portion with a natural tomato sauce and not a lot of cheese with a side of ziti. Nice hot bread out of the oven served only with olive oil no seasoning which I don't like. This... More 

Thank Mary D
Naples, Florida, USA
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70 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

We just had a delicious dinner here. This is a great neighborhood restaurant with a warm welcoming atmosphere. The appetizers are huge, and they have 1/2 portions of pasta that are just enough. The service was AMAZING! We'll be back.

Thank Lisa F
Portland, Maine
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800 reviews
566 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

To celebrate the 32nd anniversary of my brother and sister-in-law, they chose Olivio's. I forgot to take photos as we were chatting so intensely, but I will describe our meals. We started with the mixed antipasto platter...easily enough for four diners. Mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano (semi soft), artichoke hearts, mortadella, prosciutto, olive medley, marinated mushrooms, and more. Crusty fresh bread accompanied... More 

Thank BeeMelissa
Assonet, Massachusetts
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

We wanted to try a different restaurant when we visited family who live on the Cambridge/Arlington line. We love Italian food so gave this place a try. Everyone there was very friendly and the service was super. I liked that they offered two sizes for the entrées because sometimes you don't want a large full portion. Myself and everyone in... More 

Thank Ev9396
Arlington, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

My husband and I pop into Olivio's on a regular basis and just sit and have dinner at the bar, although it can be chancy getting a seat on a busy night. The staff is fantastic - very friendly, attentive and accommodating. The food is by far the best Italian food I've had in this area, and I'm from Providence... More 

Thank Mary S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
Italian, Pizza, Wine Bar
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8627
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-648-2300
From Sicily via the North End, Chef Angelo Bernardo DiGirolamo of Ristorante Olivio brings you the rustic flavors of Italy. Known as "Uncle Ang" to his loyal diners, Chef DiGirolamo is focused on delivering simple food featuring wholesome and fresh ingredients. His scratch kitchen features traditional favorites and weekly specials, the bar offers fresh and lively traditional Italian cocktails, all set against the backdrop of a charming old Italian movie.

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