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5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
(619) 460-7221
Today
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
Good for:
Large groups

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  • 2
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food and service but chairs need to be replaced!

We enjoyed our meal at this OG. The side dining room was quiet and the waitress, Heather, was attentive and efficient. All four in our party liked the various menu items we selected. I couldn't help noticing, though, that the upholstery on the chairs is very, very dirty and it certainly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
91914
Good for:
  • Large groups
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15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Top Contributor
106 reviews 106 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We enjoyed our meal at this OG. The side dining room was quiet and the waitress, Heather, was attentive and efficient. All four in our party liked the various menu items we selected. I couldn't help noticing, though, that the upholstery on the chairs is very, very dirty and it certainly detracted from our enjoyment of the experience.

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Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

What can I say, as an Australian visiting the USA, Olive Garden is a must-visit. It may not be fancy and expensive, but it is yummy and good value. The staff were very friendly and helpful on a very busy evening. We had a large group and they managed to get all our meals coming out at the same time.... More 

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San Clemente, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Really enjoyed their Garlic pasta dish. Great beer. Nice salad and bread sticks. In Grossmont Center which is the strangest place to get to and hard to navigate.

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San Diego, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The service is poor the food is great! Pro bad we had that experience we love Olive Garden...till next time

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Santee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We ate at OG last night. I ordered a pasta dish with sausage meatballs and my spouse ordered a chicken with crab sauce dish. When my order arrived they had sausages on top of the pasta and not the meatballs I had ordered. The waiter said they were out of the pork meatballs so they substituted the sausage links without... More 

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Olive Garden S, Guest Relations Manager at Olive Garden, responded to this review

Hi Mary E - Yikes! We are so sorry for all the ordering errors you both encountered and that your attempt to speak with a manager was unsuccessful. This is certainly an opportunity we want to address right away. When you have a moment, please email me at ogsocial@olivegarden.com so we can follow up on this. More 

San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We eat at this Olive Garden often and the food is always great and the service is also. One of our go to places for good Italian food. Always go away full.

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San Diego, California
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I went to the Olive Garden La Mesa for a recent Monday lunch. I had been there on several occasions, but not for awhile and I wanted to try some of the new dishes I had heard about on the TV commercials. I was "greeted" by a not particularly pleasant hostess who seemed harried and flustered and who was whispering... More 

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

If you are looking for average food at average prices with average service, you will not be disappointed.

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Chico, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

We had the chicken scampi and it was very good! Service was nice as well. Clean and not far from hotel.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Olive Gardens everywhere are pretty consistent with their food. Always tasty and affordable. I especially like the "soup and salad" for lunch - fresh, great taste and it's all you can eat. We frequently patronize this location for lunch and discovered that by eating in the bar area we are able to avoid the "crowd noise" in the regular restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5500 Grossmont Ctr Dr, La Mesa, CA 91942-3016
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: (619) 460-7221

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Italian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?