201 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474
From its front and center perch right on Mass. Ave., Ristorante Olivio brings rustic flavors of Italy - from the top to the bottom of the boot - to Arlington. Owned and operated by chef Angelo DiGirolamo, who came to Boston from his native Sicily at the age of 8, the restaurant emphasizes simplicity and wholesomeness, using only the best ingredients in their scratch kitchen.
The spacious dining room channels all the warmth of its culinary inspiration, with deep yellow walls and warm wood accents. The bar, which boasts a fun cocktail list and an extensive wine list, fills with winers and diners who've come in for Ladies Night or the weekly prix fixe. The private and semi private dining rooms are ideal for both personal and professional functions for groups as big as fifty.
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Chef Angelo Bernardo DiGirolamo has been in the restaurant business just about all of his life. At the age of nine, he worked at Café Roma in Marsala, Sicily selling pastries and homemade ice cream.
Soon after he came to the United States in 1958 at age of eleven, he started working as a busboy at Stella Restaurant. By the time he was fifteen he was working in the kitchen and cooking. He loved working with chef Anthony ‘Smokey' Cognata at Stella's and stayed there for sixteen years.
DiGirolamo also worked at Armida`s of Boston for two years. By this time he was ready to open his own restaurant and in 1979 he opened Bernardo`s Ristorante, where he was chef-owner for nineteen years. After Bernardo`s closed, he worked at Chianti`s of Beverly and Davide of Boston but he always planned to open another restaurant of his own.
On October 7, 2002 Angelo opened Ristorante Olivio to instant success. Located across from the famous Capitol Theater in Arlington, the restaurant immediately attracted diners who appreciate his way with authentic Italian dishes. Whether he's cooking a simple plate of pasta or a mouth-watering pan-roasted lobster, his passion is unchanged.