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770 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021
515-964-0511
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 7
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Viva Italia

What is not to like about pasta? Love to eat here. Chicken Gnocchi soup is fabulous, salad is crisp, though slight on the dressing.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Jane S
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Ankeny, Iowa
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Ankeny, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

What is not to like about pasta? Love to eat here. Chicken Gnocchi soup is fabulous, salad is crisp, though slight on the dressing.

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Des Moines
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87 reviews 87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

They have the best Gnocchi soup. Often, I get the soup, salad and breadsticks. With free refill, I go home feeling stuffed. Great price.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Great service, great location and good food... Yes it is a chain, but the soup and salad are perfect for a business meeting. One advantage of it being a chain is lower costs for food, and higher likelihood of clean conditions. I had salad with Zupa soup. The Zupa is sort of kale, sausage in a potato soup. It's really... More 

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Never been unhappy at any Olive Garden. This was no different. Waitress very personable and efficient. Food quality was excellent and arrived quickly and was well presented. Place was full of families with lots of kids. We enjoyed watching the kids and rate the overall experience as great. Needless to say, we recommend this Olive Garden without reservation.

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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105 reviews 105 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I am not a huge fan of the Olive Garden, but my wife & daughter love it and wanted to go there this past Friday evening. This place was packed and it was 30 minutes to wait so we went into the bar and ordered our meal. The salad, breadsticks and the cream sauce were fantastic! My favorite part was... More 

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Ankeny
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Service was outstanding. Food was terrific. We stayed a little while to visit until we noticed place was filling up so we freed up the table but felt no pressure to do so.

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West Burlington, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Unlimited breadsticks and salad always a plus! Friendly servers! Food and service was great! No complaints!

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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69 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This Olive Garden is one of the best places to eat in Ankeny for sure. We had a nice dinner there this week, but the appetizers will stuff you before the great meal arrives. No complaints at all but do plan on taking some home with you.

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Houston,TX
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57 reviews 57 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This place was crowded so we grabbed a first come first serve booth in the bar area. I love that option at Olive Garden! Our waitress was very attentive and the food was excellent. Olive Garden is very consistent.

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Slater, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Every time we go here the service is superb. Love the soup and salad option but also the Chicken Marsala is divine. A favorite stop for my family after church on Sundays and the wait staff is just awesome. I don't think our bread basket ever runs completely dry before they are bringing us a new one and don't worry,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 770 SE Oralabor Rd, Ankeny, IA 50021
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Ankeny
  • Phone Number: 515-964-0511

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian, Greek
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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