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Ovidio's Italian Restaurant

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3097 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-1609
+1 559-435-1396
Today
11:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon 15:00 - 23:00
Tue - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu 11:00 - 00:00
Fri 11:00 - 01:30
Sat 12:00 - 01:30
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Fresno, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

Living in Fresno since 2012 my husband and I dine at Ovidio's at least every two months. The food is outstanding, service is "just right"-neither cloying nor overly familiar, and prices very reasonable. We routinely bring guests to this restaurant and have gotten nothing but rave reviews. My only cons are: Veal saltimbocca is too salty Bartenders need to get... More 

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Oakdale, California, United States
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363 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed lunch today at Ovidio. I ordered a Salmon salad which was great while my pards had Pasta with a variety of sauces. I liked the bread. Pretty good value here. I'll have to try it for dinner sometime. Lunch was not busy at all. Pretty quiet, though it was a Tuesday. Service was good though we waited a while... More 

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Fresno, California
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116 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2015

We tried this local restaurant 2 nights ago, upon the recommendation of friends who dine here often. We found Ovidio's to be everything they said it would be. We had Spaghetti & Meatballs, delicious sauce and meatballs! Salad with a Red Wine Vinaigrette & Bleu Cheese Crumbles, served very cold and crisp. The bread was a delicious hearty-textured Italian style...also... More 

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Fresno, California
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

Delicious lasagna --a true winner. Loved it and will order it again. The salmon was ok but not to my taste and the creamed pasta was too thick and not to my taste. The service was fine and attentive.

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Thank Patricia F
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257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2014 via mobile

Husband and I returned here after a 6 year hiatus and were pleased that: the service is still warm and friendly; the bruschetta just as we remembered; food scrumptious. We shared the eggplant Parmesan, which was plenty, with a cup of minestrone each. Nice interior decor. A reliable place for a very good dining experience.

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Thank PismoLulu
Fresno, CA
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2013

I have been going to Ovidio [the sign outside says "Ovidio," not "Ovidio's"] since they opened in the late 1980's. I have always considered them to have the best Italian food I have eaten anywhere, other than, perhaps, Italy. What is interesting is that most of the Italian restaurant owners in the Fresno area are all related and serve much... More 

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New York
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332 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

Three of us went to Ovidio's during restaurant week. i was the only one to order from the restaurant week menu, since they changed what they were offering from their website. The other two parties did not any of the choices left on the restaurant week menu, so they ordered from the regular menu. I had chicken medallions in a... More 

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Fresno, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2013

I just had my retirement luncheon for 50 people at Ovidio's. All 3 entrees were tasty and the portions were generous. Rocco gave us a choice of 3 entrees: lasagna, eggplant, and pasta in alfredo sauce with chicken/vegetables. The entree included regular green salad, bread and ice tea. It was nice having our own room with the bar easily accessible.... More 

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Fresno, California, United States
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2013

We were there with a group of 6 at the back of the room. The room was freezing, and we asked if the fans could be turned down, the reply from the waitress was that it would be hot as hades if she turned it off "that's what sucks about being a small place" is what she said. My minestrone... More 

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Fresno, California
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117 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2012

This has be a fine Italian food restaurant for many years. It has be operated by Frank P. and his family since it was opened. They have added a bar and entertainment for everyone's pleasure.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30
Cuisine
Italian, Pizza
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
15:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
12:00 - 01:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3097 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-1609
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: +1 559-435-1396

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