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Olive Garden

3315 Pleasant Valley Blvd, Altoona, PA 16602-4311
(814) 949-9540
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Ranked #19 of 141 restaurants in Altoona
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
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Good for: Large groups
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58 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Altoona, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

For a chain, it's fine. Endless salads are very good, as are bread sticks. Meals are fine also, but there is nothing exceptional or 'over-the-top' about it. We've not had a bad meal here: it's a place to go for 'chain Italian restaurant-style' food; it is usually crowded at meal times, and there are often groups of people waiting to... More

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Dobson, North Carolina, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

we just arrived in town and of course were starving, so the Olive Garden was 5 mins away... we ordered to pick up...the food was great, I have nothing bad to say...I can say, I am stuffed!!!!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

Late lunch. Seated quickly. After being seated, we waited almost 20 minutes for our waitress to come take our drink order. We were ready to order our meals when she finally came to the table. She returned a short time later with breadsticks, but no salad and no drinks. It was another eight minutes to get salad and still no... More

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

After dining at real Italian restaurants, I cannot be positive in this review. Service was generally fair to good. The manager did take my bill away when I went to pay for it, but that did not really make up for poorly prepared food. They appear to count the veggies that they put into their salad. Three olives! Four cherry... More

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Hollywood, Florida
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

Everything about this visit was perfect. The food,the menu selection, the ingredients, the service, the location and the servers were all excellent.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

Most people have been to OG a time or two. It is what it is. Don't order what they call steak any less than medium or it will be cold. I'm not a bog fan of Italian food anyway. There are definitely better restaurants along the same road. I would recommend Casa Valdez or Jethro's over anything else on plank... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I've found Olive Garden to have consistently good food no matter which one I've patronized, so typically give it a good review for the food itself. It's generally the service and attitude of the staff which varies. I was traveling with an older companion who had some specific food needs to which they gladly catered. Very helpful and friendly service... More

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Wyoming, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We met up with friends on the way to the restaurant and the restaurant was able to accommodate us and honor our coupons (from the company website). The restaurant was busy as it was a Friday evening. The waitresses worked well as a team delivering our food and making sure that we had whatever we needed in a timely fashion.... More

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Richmond, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Had to wait awhile to be seated but it was worth it...the food was excellent. There were menu specials which our party liked. Server was very friendly. Loved the atmosphere. Go there often. Also offer specials online which was nice too.

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Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

I like the Olive Garden menu because it offers something different then the places I'm used to. Their prices are reasonable and their food is good. The waitstaff is friendly and when they accidentally put tomatoes on my dish they made me another one and comped my meal and I didn't even have to say a word. Actually I didn't... More

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