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Olivadi Restaurant & Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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32 Guild St, Norwood, MA 02062-3492 (Central/Washington)
+1 781-762-9090
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:30 - 20:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Norwood, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food, nice atmosphere and good service. Highly recommend. Also good selection for gluten-free entrees.

Thank fran20152
Milton, Massachusetts
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249 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice ambiance but extremely expensive especially for Norwood/suburban restaurant. Limited wine list and the food was just ok.

Thank El C
Boston area
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Biggest win: first class staff and service. Next is the homemade pasta bolognese entree. The San Marco ravioli was outstanding as an app or light entree. Cocktails are superior as well. This is a popular fine dining destination and reservations are definitely recommended. Street parking is not too bad, with a 20-spot municipal parking lot diagonally across from the restaurant,... More 

1 Thank gill052
Halifax, Canada
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111 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

So we decided to look for an Italian restaurant on Saturday night. Olivadi was near the top of the list. Checking other reviews it became obvious that a reservation should be made, checking availability the only slots were 5 pm or 8:45 so we opted for the 5 pm. First impressions were good with an upscale entry and friendly greeting.... More 

1 Thank Rob H
Boston, Massachusetts
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303 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

that's how bad the service was. Went last night to give it a try as we had heard good things and decided to give it a shot. The space is nice, one room closer to the entrance seemed more intimate, a bit darker than the main dining room, but the room was a bit chilly due to proximity to the... More 

1 Thank Northern_Traveler00
Waltham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

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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211 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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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129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 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 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

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 5 September 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
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
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 20:30
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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?