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May 2, 2008 11:46 AM

Olivadi (norwood)

Any news on this new italian restaurant? Thanks.

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    1. re: trufflehound

      It's due to open this summer. It will be on Guild Street, which is at the southern edge of downtown just west of Route 1A (near Byblos). Other than that, I don't know a whole lot about it.

    2. restaurant is now open and the food was fantastic

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      1. re: pastaboy

        I'm looking forward to trying this place, but I'll probably wait for the hype to die down a bit. Thanks for the report on the separate thread, BTW...

        1. re: hiddenboston

          Dined here recently and had "decent" food, nothing extrordinary. To be fair the restaurant just opened and I think the idea of a soft opening was wise particularly with some of their staff. I ordered the Duck which was overcooked.. Sweet potato puree not warm enough and greens underseasoned. Tasted as if it sat for too long in kitchen. Roast Chicken much better and cooked perfectly as were veggies. Brushetta appetizer good and dessert excellent. Very nice Wine list and very nicely done inside. Server didn't seem very experienced though she tried very hard to please which goes a long way. I get the feeling Bruno is not going to tolerate anyting in the front of the house and that some staff will go quickly here.

          I would go here again but wouldn't rush back.

      2. Interesting, they're also renting apartments with a nice benefit:

        "Olivadi will bring up your meal, delivered straight to your door, on a cart. All the food will be served on the restaurant plates, glasses and linens-no eating our of paper or plastic!. "

        1. His pizza was not availible on the night I was there. The open hearth pizza oven was there and his pizza's at Pignoli were some of the best around.

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