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Olivadi Restaurant & Bar

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$$ - $$$
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32 Guild St, Norwood, MA 02062-3492 (Central/Washington)
+1 781-762-9090
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Waltham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lunch with friends today. It was my first time at Olivadi. Others with me had been there before. The physical space is inviting, open and bright. Good prices. Our service was slow, and the food was good, not great. The vegetable panino was warm and tasty, but the side salad was a little limp. The dinner menu looks interesting so... More 

1 Thank 916bettyw
Boynton Beach, Florida
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199 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second visit there and it was as amazing this time as it was the first. The Bolognese was so thick and delicious. The appetizer meatballs were just as good. And my wife and our freinds did nothing but rave about the scallops and the salmon. Great foo!

1 Thank Mark G
Hayward, California
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123 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The family had found a better place in the neighborhood, but with relatives in town, decided to try again. Menu hasn't changed much, bar is still great, but a bit of slip on the food. The minestrone veggies were mushy and the soup overall was over salted. The entree portions are still large, but presentation and taste a bit off.... More 

2 Thank anselandyosemite
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237 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are looking for an authentic Italian restaurant, this is the place for you. The food was good, the atmosphere pleasant, and the servers helpful in explaining choices. My portion was too large for me to finish.

1 Thank Carie501
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has a relaxed cozy atmosphere. The service is always efficient and the servers have a great knowledge of the menu. From the bread basket to the desserts there is good variety and everything is flavorful. Many of my friends enjoy going there as well and I've never heard a complaint. Kudos to Olivadi's for a consistently good experience.

1 Thank cel11
Boston, MA
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221 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Loved the eggplant appetizer so we were looking forward to the rest. Our main courses were okay, good, but not very exciting. I had salmon encrusted with pistachio and horseradish; my companions ordered orrechiette and veal marsala. We all had pretty much the same reaction--food was good but not worth coming back for. We shared a chocolate dessert that like... More 

Thank laviajeraliz
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Nice ambience, food and service was good. Looked like there was a nice bar if you want to hang out and have a more casual dinner. Wine list had a decent variety and the menu had something for everyone. Portions were good sized, someone at our table ordered the stuffed pork chop and it was pretty big. I had the... More 

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Cape Cod
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154 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

We had a group of 10, so we got to see and taste a lot of the menu. Everyone was very pleased with the service and the food, all was top notch. Very well anointed facility. The salads were big enough to share, as when they arrived the remark heard was, I can not eat all this take some. Fried... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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165 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

Recently went here with a large group for a family birthday. Our table reservation was ready upon arrival. All enjoyed their meals. Varied menu - Italian, Steaks, Seafood. Some gluten free items. Children's menu. Recommended for children 8 yrs and older.

Thank sedum37
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

Went there with a party of six. Food and drinks were very good (a little pricey but worth it). The pasta was outstanding as was the Bolognese sauce. Deserts were very good as well. Not a cheap place but a good place.

1 Thank DannyVee2013

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $30
Italian, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings, Bar scene
Open Hours
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 32 Guild St, Norwood, MA 02062-3492
  • Public Transportation: Commuter Rail Franklin line Norwood Center Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Norwood
  • Phone Number: +1 781-762-9090
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?