I love italian food and am always on the hunt for delicious homemade pasta. I found that at Olivadi in Norwood. All of the pasta is made fresh each day and melts in your mouth. The restaurant is located just outside of Norwood center, so parking is convenient (no need for the $25 parking garage in the north end!). The restaurant is upscale, but doesn’t feel stuffy. It is perfect for a date night, celebratory dinner or family gathering. There is an extensive menu which made choosing my dinner option a bit challenging – I wanted to try everything. The waiters were very attentive and gave great recommendations on the entrees.
We started with the mussels and arancini – both were delicious!
I had a seafood pasta dish. It was a cream sauce but not overpowering, so I was able to still enjoy the taste of the fish and the fresh pasta.
As a great vegetarian option they had raviolis. My only suggestion would be to ask the chef to go a bit lighter on the marinara sauce. The raviolis were too heavily sauced for my taste. Even though the appetizers and entrees are delicious the dessert is not to be missed! The molten lava cake oozes with delectable chocolate. Of course a standard are the cannolis which may not be as great as those from Modern Pastry in the North End, but they are a close second!
If you are looking for a great italian meal outside of the city, this is the spot for you.