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Olive Garden

585 I St, Chula Vista, CA 91910-5317
(619) 498-1717
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Ranked #33 of 394 restaurants in Chula Vista
Cuisines: Italian
Good for: Large groups
Most recent review
- Mar 15, 2014
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Good for: Large groups
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  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I had many visits to the Olive garden restaurants chain and it's always very good, the zuppa Tuscana and the portobello raviolis are my favorite, you can have all the soup or salad you want with your meal. On Sundays they have many families & there is a table waiting time from 30-45 mins so bring patience for a good... More

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Oakville, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This Olive Garden suffers the same irritating issue a lot of them do whereby they'll have a lot of open tables but you still wait for one because they don't have adequate staff available yet to serve you. This poor management annoys me, and we ate here once during our stay but walked out another time when the wait was... More

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Montreal, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Every time I think of Olive Garden restaurants, my mouth waters thinking of all the pasta choices, appetizers, bread sticks, cold beer... even the salad is good. Any Olive Garden you visit will not disappoint you. I go to this one every time I fly to San Diego and head to Tijuana. The service in bilingual, friendly hosting, good attention... More

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Chula Vista, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Horrible experience!!! Terrible waiter!!! We went there right now for my mothers birthday and waiter since the beginning sounded like he wanted to get rid of us and was having a horrible day. We ordered our food and supposedly is all you can eat for pasta and on the 2nd time my husband ordered he brought it in a small... More

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Big Bear Lake, California
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295 reviews 295 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

My wife and I were in the area and needed to grab a bite to eat before a movie. Since it was a busy time of day (lunch hour), we opted to sit at the bar. The bartender/waitress was fairly attentive at first but her attention span seemed to lag before our meal was over. When we needed her, she... More

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San Diego, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

One of my favorite places to eat in Chula Vista. Even though there is waiting time sometimes, is well worth it. The servers are friendly, and the food is great, and with many new dishes on the menu, there is always new ways to enjoy this place.

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Chula Vista, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

mmm how do we start i like he food from olive garden and i love italian fod but it seems that they have it frozen or idk i dnt like it that much

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San Diego
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

What can I say? There's a reson why they always have a line out the door for folks waiting for a table. Their food & wonderful & their specials are great. Only negative is if you get the all-you-can-eat soup & salad, its difficult finding your server to get seconds. Occasionally others in my group are almost done eating before... More

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Yuma
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181 reviews 181 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

(12/23/12) While visiting our son in Chula Vista we took him to the Olive Garden for dinner. Being a holiday weekend there was about a 30 min. wait. The service and food was well worth the wait. The only thing we did not like was sitting next to a family with two uncontrollable kids. Maybe I shouldn’t say the kids... More

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San Diego, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

The food is amazing, although sometimes you do have to wait for a long time to get a table. Service is great, delicious Margaritas and the House salad is the best. We usually celebrate my family's birthdays here.

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