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Ovidio's Italian Restaurant

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3097 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-1609
+1 559-435-1396
11:00 - 23:00
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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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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located in a small strip mall Shopping Center. Has great atmosphere in dining area and bar as well. Food is very consistent. A bit pricey but portions are ample and well prepared.

Thank craig m
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 

Thank Stephanie Morri... G
Oakdale, California, United States
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394 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 

Thank Robert D
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 

Thank TravelerSophia
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.

Thank Patricia F
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368 reviews
258 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 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.

Thank PismoLulu
Fresno, CA
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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 

1 Thank Brooks W
New York
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337 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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 

Thank luv2travel076
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 

1 Thank Baskin31
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
15:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
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?