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Othello's Italian Restaurant

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434 Buchanan Ave, Norman, OK 73069-5708
+1 405-701-4900
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great evening at Othello's! I totally forgot to make reservations and since it was Valentine's Day I was a little worried about getting a table. We arrived and spoke with the hosts, and they suggested we have a couple drinks at the bar while they get a table ready for us. We only waited about ten minutes before... More 

Thank tthompsonpilot
Norman, Oklahoma
Level Contributor
221 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We used to go there before it was sold. We went back for the first time.. My wife had the egg plant parmesian and I had a pizza both dishes were outstanding the sauces tasted the way they were supposed to the food was hot portions were good the waitress was good we will definitely go back again👍

Thank revDB
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Took my family to Othello's this past weekend, and it was great as always! They got a new large round table in the back room that seated our group of ten perfectly! We could see everyone and no one had to shout across the table! The meals came out hot and delicious! I recommend the daily specials. My favorite is... More 

Thank Timothy L
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The food was great..... When it got there anyway. It took exactly 1 hour & 32 minutes till we received our food. And when we did, we had to wait for another coworkers food because it had been dropped... So that was another 10 minutes... But when we did get the food, it was great!

Thank Annabell P
El Reno
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

The restaurant seemed very busy but we were seated right away: the only bright spot in our visit. After eating pasta dishes here several months and being very disappointed, we decided to try the pizza after a late OU football game. 30 years ago the pizza was delicious. This time it shouldn't even have been called pizza. It was so... More 

Thank ElRenoMoosewatcher
OthellosNorman, Owner at Othello's Italian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our restaurant after your visit on Saturday night. I am sorry that you were disappointed with the food and the time it took for you to receive your pizza. I can assure you that we take a lot of pride in our food. Our pizzas are all homemade and hand tossed. We... More 

Austin, Texas
Level Contributor
71 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Lots pf pasta and other Italian foods. Not much to write home about. It has been said that at one time it was the favorite restaurant of former OU head coach Barry Switzer.

Thank chuckbizbuilder
Yukon, Oklahoma
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Service was "ok".... Ordered cheese bread for an appetizer. Bread was good. I commented I hope this is not the spaghetti sauce. We ordered spaghetti and baked ziti for dinner. Guess what.... Same sauce.... Tasted like they opened a can of tomato sauce, heated it up and served it. Tasted under cooked and unseasoned. Pasta was well cooked.... But bland....... More 

Thank wcantrell
The Woodlands, TX
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I love a good Italian meal. And I found it here. The recipes are obviously family heirlooms. If you want lasagne from the freezer, this is not your place. If you want lasagne that is made the way your mama made it, run to this restaurant. The service was relaxed, but very knowledgable. They were happy to make a dish... More 

1 Thank TXtrekker87
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

It's been a classic since Barry Switzer was leading the Sooners to victory. The family that owns it now were personally trained by Patsy, the guy who started it so many years ago and they still use many of his original Italian recipes. Save room for the coconut cream pie or the Italian cream cake!

Thank russ-in-ok
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2016

So glad we went to Othellos with the entire family last night. Last week I took the wifey for a quiet, romantic dinner. It was so good I couldn't wait to bring all the kids and grandkids. There were a few years there when new owners seemed to lose the recipes that made this place a Norman legend. S glad... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 434 Buchanan Ave, Norman, OK 73069-5708
  • Location: United States  >  Oklahoma (OK)  >  Norman
  • Phone Number: +1 405-701-4900

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