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Othello's Italian Restaurant

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434 Buchanan Ave, Norman, OK 73069-5708
+1 405-701-4900
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Took my family to Othello's this past weekend, and it was great as always! They got a new large round table in the back room that seated our group of ten perfectly! We could see everyone and no one had to shout across the table! The meals came out hot and delicious! I recommend the daily specials. My favorite is... More 

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Thank Timothy L
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

The food was great..... When it got there anyway. It took exactly 1 hour & 32 minutes till we received our food. And when we did, we had to wait for another coworkers food because it had been dropped... So that was another 10 minutes... But when we did get the food, it was great!

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Thank Annabell P
El Reno
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

The restaurant seemed very busy but we were seated right away: the only bright spot in our visit. After eating pasta dishes here several months and being very disappointed, we decided to try the pizza after a late OU football game. 30 years ago the pizza was delicious. This time it shouldn't even have been called pizza. It was so... More 

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Thank ElRenoMoosewatcher
OthellosNorman, Owner at Othello's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant after your visit on Saturday night. I am sorry that you were disappointed with the food and the time it took for you to receive your pizza. I can assure you that we take a lot of pride in our food. Our pizzas are all homemade and hand tossed. We... More 

Austin, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Lots pf pasta and other Italian foods. Not much to write home about. It has been said that at one time it was the favorite restaurant of former OU head coach Barry Switzer.

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Thank chuckbizbuilder
Yukon, Oklahoma
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Service was "ok".... Ordered cheese bread for an appetizer. Bread was good. I commented I hope this is not the spaghetti sauce. We ordered spaghetti and baked ziti for dinner. Guess what.... Same sauce.... Tasted like they opened a can of tomato sauce, heated it up and served it. Tasted under cooked and unseasoned. Pasta was well cooked.... But bland....... More 

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Thank wcantrell
The Woodlands, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

I love a good Italian meal. And I found it here. The recipes are obviously family heirlooms. If you want lasagne from the freezer, this is not your place. If you want lasagne that is made the way your mama made it, run to this restaurant. The service was relaxed, but very knowledgable. They were happy to make a dish... More 

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Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2016

It's been a classic since Barry Switzer was leading the Sooners to victory. The family that owns it now were personally trained by Patsy, the guy who started it so many years ago and they still use many of his original Italian recipes. Save room for the coconut cream pie or the Italian cream cake!

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Thank russ-in-ok
NORMAN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2016

So glad we went to Othellos with the entire family last night. Last week I took the wifey for a quiet, romantic dinner. It was so good I couldn't wait to bring all the kids and grandkids. There were a few years there when new owners seemed to lose the recipes that made this place a Norman legend. S glad... More 

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Thank ROBERT P
Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Good food at a reasonable price. There is live entertainment on some nights, but you can sit on the other side if you prefer. There is some on-street parking in front of the restaurant, but this can be a problem. Service has always been very friendly.

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Thank Lois A
Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

While visiting the University of Oklahoma we had dinner at Othello's Italian Restaurant after a friends recommendation. Not a place the average college student would dine due to the price of a meal (unless you split one). But locals and alumni were present on our visit. The service was good, friendly & attentive staff members. The food was good as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 Buchanan Ave, Norman, OK 73069-5708
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: +1 405-701-4900

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?