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“1st Time at Olivadi” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Olivadi Restaurant & Bar

Olivadi Restaurant & Bar
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Ranked #4 of 111 Restaurants in Norwood
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Italian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Central/Washington
Transit: Commuter Rail Franklin line Norwood Center Stop
Description: 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.
Raynham, MA
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55 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“1st Time at Olivadi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

I read the reviews of this restaurant and they seemed to be quite mixed. There was enough positive that we thought we'd give it a try. We were impressed with how good the food was. Having been a chef in the past, I'm cognizant of well-selected ingredients. The chef at Olivadi selects well and the kitchen crew prepares it well. We've added this establishment to our "will return" list.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Providence, Rhode Island
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982 reviews
544 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
“Great food, friendly but slow service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

I have been here a couple of times for a business lunch. The place has character and the restaurant has great ambiance. Good quality selection of salads, pasta and entrees. They serve excellent breads with a descent olive oil. The salads are crisp, clean and tasty. I had my salad served with salmon, which was cooked to excellence. Service is friendly and nice, albeit a bit slow.

Visited September 2013
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Delicious”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2013

Olivadi is a hidden gem in the Norwood area. This was our second time at Olivadi and both experiences have been great! They always have great specials and each item is filled with fresh and bold flavors. They offer an excellent drink menu and their desserts are classic Italian. We will mention the seating is a bit tight in the dining room, but it doesn't take away from your experience. This is a great place for a date night or to bring the family. The service is great and we will definitely be returning!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Contemporary Italian Cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

Olivadi Restaurant is a combination of classic and modern Italian cuisine. Fresh, bold flavors make the food enjoyable and sure to please your palate. The menu has a great selection of dishes to choose from. The chef makes accommodations for food allergies and vegetarian dishes. The wine list has a great selection of red and white wines as well as sparkling wines. I have dined here on a few occasions and the food has been consistent every time. The restaurant offers outdoor seating during the warm months. The indoor space has warm colored walls and some exposed brick walls, light wood floors as well as tile floors. The main dinning room is elegantly presented with white table linens, tea light and flowers. The kitchen is partially open given the patrons a peak at the behind the scene process. Reservation is recommended to eat in the main dinning room. A large thriving bar with more casual dinning setting is available and no reservation is necessary. The staff is pleasant and helpful. The restaurant staff works well with groups that include families with children.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“One of my nre favorite places!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2013

I had dinner here with a friend on a Thursday evening. Hostess and waitress were very friendly. We sat in a booth at the end of the bar area, very comfortable. My friend had been here quite a few times and recommended the Chicken Parm - a dish I haven't had in a long time because it is usually too heavy. Olivadi's version is light, fresh and very tasty. I also enjoyed the green salad. Will definitely come here again.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EnglishMary
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