Ottavio's Ristorante Italiano

(801) 377-9555

69 E Ctr St, Provo, UT | Directions   84606

40.212033 -111.630301

 
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Neighborhoods: Provo South

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Reviews for Ottavio's Ristorante Italiano

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent – This food is authentic. Their tomato soup is delicious. The enviroment is delightful. Too bad they had to leave. It was my favorite restaurant.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Okay food – This is much like an average Italian restaurant that tastes like the "homemade" sauces are from a bottle. They don't seem very fresh and the flavors don't vary from each dish which isn't good. I had lasagna, my husband had pizza and my father had manicotti. The red sauce on each was okay and tasted the same even though each dish is totally different. I wouldn't go back. Not a bad price, but not good enough food. Cute location. The waiter was very nice and attentive and so was the manager/owner. They are very kind just need to make their food more flavorful and tasty.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

The Real Deal – I enjoy Italian food and have eaten at great Italian restaurants from New York to San Francisco. Ottavio?s is terrific, better than some highly-recommended places in much larger cities. The staff is friendly and helpful and the food has always been great. My wife and I have eaten there 15-20 times and neither of us has ever had anything but an excellent meal.

If you don?t want to hear Happy Birthday in Italian, don?t let it slip that it is your birthday. The restaurant has an accordion player and often has vocal performance majors from BYU singing opera selections on the weekends.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

A Lot Like the Olive Garden – This is a pretty restaurant that makes u think that the food is home made and authentic, but the food and the sauces taste pretty much like the Olive Garden. Not bad, but not great. We had a pizza from the oven and it was the best thing ordered. The servers were nice and the portions were generous. The manager was really attentive and told us about desserts. They were good.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

best restaurant ever – this is my favorite place to eat. the food is excellent, the atmosphere is excellent, the staff is excellent. I love this place

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

My Favorite Italian – I've been eating at Ottavio's since they opened, and can say without reservation that it is one of my all-time favorite places to eat. The environment is comfortable, the decor is charming, the service is friendly and relaxed, portions are very generous, and the food is incredible. It's hard to go wrong on the menu, but if you like things a little spicy, I recommend the Rigatoni fra Diavolo. Wickedly delicious. They've also got a live accordion player/singer on weekend evenings, which for some diners may dramatically enhance the ambience.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Wow – If you are looking for true Italian here it is. Good food, good wine, and good atmosphere. Try the choclate cake! To die for.

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

disapointing – I went to Ottavio's with great expectations. What I recieved was anything but great. I ordered minestrone soup with my chicken florentine. There was a thick layer of grease floating on top and not a whole lot else in the cup of soup. I would have said something to the waiter but he never checked on us until he brought our entre. The Chicken Florentine was good but looked like it was plated in a high school cafeteria. The plate was stained and they did not even wipe up where the sauce had dripped onto the side.

The atmosphere was not that great either. It was very noisy and disney songs on the accordion is not what I want to listen to while out with my husband.

On the good side the bread they served was excellent.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Fantastico! – I absolutely abhore Italian food, but went to Ottavio's at the request of my boyfriend. I'm so glad that I did. Everything was perfect from the moment we walked in. We were seated in less than 5 minutes, the waitstaff was impeccable, the food was amazing, and the atmosphere was the stuff dreams are made of. I've never had a more pleasant dining experience and would gladly go back to Ottavio's whenever I got the chance! I recommend the spaghetti marinara or ravioli pescatora for dinner, the tiramisu for dessert, and the sangria to top it all off....

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

MANGIARE!!! – Ottavio's Ristorante Italina is simply the finest Italina Restaurant in Utah and the surrounding states. The food is delicious, authentic, and mouthwatering! Vic, the owner is so accessable and friendly. His staff is warm and sincere. Being there is like being a guest in their home. Eating there is always a highlight of each of our trips. From Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Boise, Idaho when we assemble in Utah we meet and eat at Ottavio's and are always greeted like old friends from Italy. From appetizers to deserts, from ambiance to charming service, there is nothing better. We highly recommend an Ottavio's experience.

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