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Ristorante Olivio

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201 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8627
+1 781-648-2300
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Tue 17:00 - 21:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed dinner one Saturday night in mid December. We made reservations in advance online which was very convenient. Our server Giuseppe was great- wonderful personality - he had us laughing. The menu is just one page which is nice. We don't like restaurants with pages of menu items- how can you do that much perfect? The homemade bread is... More 

Thank Andrea T
Waltham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This was our third trip to Ristorante Olivio in Arlington, and once again, it did not disappoint. The atmosphere is casual, and the food and service, as usual, were very good. I had one of the night's "specials" chicken and shrimp cacciatore, which was very tasty and even better than I had expected. The sauce was filled with veggies, as... More 

Thank jjnap
Ayer, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

We went at 5:00 on a Sat. night and we were worried we didn't have a reservation but was able to get a table as the place filled up quickly. We ordered an eggplant appetizer which was delicious. We also had a chicken dish as well as a seafood dish. It was one of the best meals we have ever... More 

Thank amyf1963
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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385 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Ate dinner here last week and while the menu was comprehensive, the appetizers ruled the day. A group of us dined on 5 selections which included the meatball, eggplant, and other yummy items. I look forward to returning to this spot when in MA next.

Thank Steve S
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

My daughter found this restaurant online. we were staying at the Homewood Suites down the road. We weren't sure where we were going but we kept walking. It was about 8 blocks from our hotel. While we were there we enjoyed the food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere, and the price. Although it is not budget, we had 2... More 

Thank mary a
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Great service, pleasant atmosphere. Food is Ok though my veal picatta was a little short on the veal, while generous on the pasta. Bit too lemony for my taste.My husband's chicken parm was delicious and quite the other way - all chicken and no pasta. We are a repeat customer and Olivio is always consistent on quality.

Thank Zuzo
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I have been eating at Ristorante Olivio for over 10 years and I am never disappointed. The food is fantastic, fresh local and seasonal. The service is top notch, knowledgeable and friendly. We eat there at least 3 times a month. The pasta is fresh and the sauces and meat are excellent. Nice now they have outside seating. Excellent wines... More 

Thank joellenmargarita
Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

Took my daughter for her birthday as this is one place where we can get veal cutlet or chicken cutlet with eggplant. Nice size portion with a natural tomato sauce and not a lot of cheese with a side of ziti. Nice hot bread out of the oven served only with olive oil no seasoning which I don't like. This... More 

Thank Mary D
Naples, Florida, USA
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We just had a delicious dinner here. This is a great neighborhood restaurant with a warm welcoming atmosphere. The appetizers are huge, and they have 1/2 portions of pasta that are just enough. The service was AMAZING! We'll be back.

Thank Lisa F
Portland, Maine
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562 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 486 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

To celebrate the 32nd anniversary of my brother and sister-in-law, they chose Olivio's. I forgot to take photos as we were chatting so intensely, but I will describe our meals. We started with the mixed antipasto platter...easily enough for four diners. Mozzarella, parmigiano reggiano (semi soft), artichoke hearts, mortadella, prosciutto, olive medley, marinated mushrooms, and more. Crusty fresh bread accompanied... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 40
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474-8627
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 781-648-2300
From Sicily via the North End, Chef Angelo Bernardo DiGirolamo of Ristorante Olivio brings you the rustic flavors of Italy. Known as "Uncle Ang" to his loyal diners, Chef DiGirolamo is focused on delivering simple food featuring wholesome and fresh ingredients. His scratch kitchen features traditional favorites and weekly specials, the bar offers fresh and lively traditional Italian cocktails, all set against the backdrop of a charming old Italian movie.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?