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8386 La Palma, Buena Park, CA 90620
7142203943
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very satisfied

We went there after having fun at knotts soak city. Everything was great at the olive garden. Especially their breadsticks. Food and drinks were great, value for money. The waiter who served us had great service attitude. He was very smiley and polite. We definitely felt welcomed there. Would go... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 7, 2015
Chiew C
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23 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went there after having fun at knotts soak city. Everything was great at the olive garden. Especially their breadsticks. Food and drinks were great, value for money. The waiter who served us had great service attitude. He was very smiley and polite. We definitely felt welcomed there. Would go back there if I'm visiting California again!

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Orange, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

it is the best Italian restaurant . in all areas .very comfortable . and an excellent service . the food is delicious .

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Oundle, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We went to the Olive Garden on a busy evening but our group of 6 were soon seated. Staff in all areas are friendly and helpful, menus and drinks are provided quickly and there were no long waits between courses. The food was really good quality and large portion sizes. This is a restaurant suitable for couples, families and groups... More 

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Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Let me start by saying that our family of 5 did NOT eat together..simply because our meals came in different times...my girls were the first served...5 minutes later my boy...then 3 minutes later myself and 10 yes 10 minutes later my husband! The waiter DID NOT even come and check on us... BAD BAD service!!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

I wasn't going to go to this restaurant with my adult daughter and her friends but my husband and I changed our minds at the last minute. Thank goodness we did, it was the best lasagne I have ever had and the soups were beautiful. The restaurant was very busy as it was around Christmas time. We didn't have to... More 

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Temecula, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Michael provided wonderful service. Very friendly and frequented our table often with prompt service on everytning we needed. Restaurant was located in a new and very nice shopping center just a few blocks from Knott's Theme Park. I had the Zuppa soup and chicken meatballs on the side, my lady had chicken parmesan. And of course we had unlimited salad... More 

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Layton, Utah
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201 reviews 201 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We were staying at a nearby hotel in Buena Park (the Fairfield Inn on Orangethorpe), and we had Olive Garden gift cards. We ended up getting take out here twice and both times it was so good and the service was excellent. We got entrees on the Buy One Take One menu, which was such a good value. For $12.99... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

We came here for dinner it was great the service was good andthe food was excellent. Highly recommended

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We visited this new (open about 1 month) Olive Garden at 3:45 pm on a Sunday afternoon, assuming that it would be relatively un-crowded. We were quite surprised to find a large crowd, with an estimated wait time (party of 2) of 20 minutes. Even the seats at the bar were full, as was every table in the entire restaurant.... More 

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Orange County, CA
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190 reviews 190 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
1,391 helpful votes 1,391 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had lunch at this Olive Garden the other day, and it was what I expected. Our server was very attentive and kept checking with us to make sure we had every thing that we needed. Because this is a brand new restaurant, everything looked great both inside and out. The building is not right up against the mall, so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8386 La Palma, Buena Park, CA 90620
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Buena Park
  • Phone Number: 7142203943

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
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?